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Guide to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Retired Senior Volunteer Program Records
    Dates: 1971-1999
    Identification: MS-0198
    Creator: Retired Senior Volunteer Program, San Diego Chapter
    Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    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.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records

    Topical Term:

    Older volunteers in social service -- California -- San Diego County -- History -- 20th century -- S
    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

    Administrative Information

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

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

    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.