Council of Social Agencies of New Orleans records, 1921-1966 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Eira Tansey

Collection Overview

Title: Council of Social Agencies of New Orleans records, 1921-1966

Predominant Dates:1950-1966

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 911

Primary Creator: New Orleans Council of Social Agencies (New Orleans, La.)

Extent: 100.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into five series: 1) Annual reports of the Council of Social Agencies, charter and bylaws, policies in case work agencies; 2) Committees and divisions; 3) Files on area social agencies; 4) Council of Social Agencies subject files; and 5) Pamphlets and printed material. The collection consists of 100 boxes. It is 51 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1966

Subjects: Community Chest of New Orleans., Community welfare councils -- Louisiana--New Orleans -- History -- 20th century., New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century., New Orleans Council of Social Agencies (New Orleans, La.), Public welfare -- Louisiana--New Orleans -- History -- 20th century., Social service -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.

Forms of Material: Annual reports., Correspondence., Membership lists., Minutes., Pamphlets., Reports., Vital statistics records.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of minutes, reports, studies, reference materials, pamphlets, correspondence and other working records of a New Orleans social welfare league. The Council of Social Agencies of New Orleans served as a federated group of diverse area welfare organizations. It neither dealt directly with clients nor regulated member agencies. An umbrella organization, it conducted needs studies and coordinated activities of societies that provided assistance directly to individuals. There are subject files to support the research mission of the organization.

Biographical Note

The Council of Social Agencies of New Orleans was founded in 1921 and prospered through the 1960s. Committees and Divisions specialized in the following topics: health; family and child welfare, legislation, transients, World War II services, housing, character building, group work and recreation, social service exchange, social welfare planning. The Council served as a federated group of diverse area welfare organizations. It neither dealt directly with clients nor regulated member agencies. Instead, it strove to reduce duplication of services and foster long-range planning among area social service providers. In 1924 the Council and other groups founded the Community Chest as a fund-raising organization. By the 1930s the Council had a staff of several professionals and began managing four bureaus: Volunteer Service, Information Service, Social Service Exchange, and the Research Bureau.

Subject/Index Terms

Community Chest of New Orleans.
Community welfare councils -- Louisiana--New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
New Orleans Council of Social Agencies (New Orleans, La.)
Public welfare -- Louisiana--New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
Social service -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 51 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Council of Social Agencies Board of Directors and Connie Griffith.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Council of Social Agencies of New Orleans records, Manuscripts Collection 911, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1997 by Helen Burkes.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised by LAC Group 8/12/11.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 419439106


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Annual reports of the Council of Social Agencies, 1930-1947],
[Series 2: Committees and divisions],
[Series 3: Files on area social agencies],
[Series 4: Council of Social Agencies subject files],
[Series 5: Pamphlets and printed material],
[All]

Series 1: Annual reports of the Council of Social Agencies, 1930-1947
Also charters and bylaws (1956, 1959), policies in case work agencies (1956-1957); see also box 38.
Box 1: Annual reports of the Council of Social Services of New Orleans, 1930-1947
Also charter with by-laws, (1956, 1959) and personal policies in case work agencies (1956-1957).

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Annual reports of the Council of Social Agencies, 1930-1947],
[Series 2: Committees and divisions],
[Series 3: Files on area social agencies],
[Series 4: Council of Social Agencies subject files],
[Series 5: Pamphlets and printed material],
[All]


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