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Retired Senior Volunteer Program Records
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Accruals

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Retired Senior Volunteer Program Records
    Creator: Retired Senior Volunteer Program, San Diego Chapter
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0198
    Physical Description: 5.00 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1999
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The collection documents local economic conditions, education, the environment, public works, recreation, schools, social conditions, and social service agencies. It includes correspondence, memoranda, Board of Directors meeting minutes, financial statements, and grant proposals.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Source of Acquisition

    United Way of America

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Records, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Historical Note

    The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) began in New York City during the mid-1960s as a local program for regular voluntary service by older citizens in hospitals, schools, and businesses. The San Diego Chapter received its first grant in 1971.



    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Organizational Records
    Older volunteers in social service--California--San Diego County--History--20th century
    Older volunteers in social service--United States--History--20th century--Sources
    Retired Senior Volunteer Program (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives
    Retired Senior Volunteer Program (U.S.)--Archives
    Volunteer workers in social service--California--San Diego County--History--20th century
    Volunteer workers in social service--United States--History--20th century--Sources