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 4: Council of Social Agencies subject files

The council organized these files with an internal numbering system:

100s: materials relating to Council of Social Agencies

200s: activities of research office

300s: materials relating to Community Chest-United Fund

400s: “Basic Social Data” publications

500s: “Studies, Methodology and Reference Materials”

600s: Social Statistics Project

700s: Expenditure Study

We have preserved the council’s subject arrangement and recorded with each box the relevant number assignments.

Box 38: Subject files 100-120.7

Organizational structure.

Functions of council.

Community Chest and relationship to Council of Social Agencies personnel policies and job description.

Box 39: Subject files 199.1-199.5

Study of functions of Council of Social Agencies.

Self-study.

Public relations program.

Box 40: Subject files 199.6-200.6

“Evaluating the effectiveness of Councils.”

Survey of Community Welfare.

Services of handicapped children.

Box 41: Subject files 201.1-201.2
Correspondence of research office.
Box 42: Subject files 201.3-205.1

Publication orders.

Research office operation/reports to local agencies.

Worker material.

Box 43: Subject files 205.2-205.9

Research office: New Orleans Chapter American Statistical Association.

Research office: Louisiana Conference of Social Welfare.

Box 44: Subject files 225-242

Research offices Community Planning Research Institute.

Service statistics for Chest agencies 1950-1953.

Service statistics for United French agencies 1956-1959.

Service statistics for Chest agencies 1955-1958.

Box 45: Subject files 250.1-252.1
Research department: periodicals reports.
Box 46: Subject files 253-255

Research office daily time log.

Work and activity log.

Student research projects.

Box 47: Subject files 256-299.2

Research office: list of published studies.

Donald Salgman’s personal file.

Classification system for social data.

Statistical methods.

Index to current research.

Box 48: Subject files 299.2- 299.4

Research office: national rehabilitation Association, Public Housing survey.

Research office: research procedures and methods, statistical procedures.

Box 49: Subject files 299.5-303.4

Research office: evaluation of graphic presentations.

Community Chest/United Fund services: nominating committee reports; reporting system for social service statistics; budget committee handbook.

Box 50: 303.4-303.4-3 Community Chest/United Fund Services

Budget committee handbook 1952-1955.

Statistics 1953-1956 and 1954-1957.

Budget committee handbook 1955-1959.

Box 51: 304-340.1 Community Chest/United Fund Services:

Reports of 3 Cs study.

Appropriate to Chest.

Campaign results.

Budgeting.

Box 52: 340.1-399.1 Community Chest/United Fund Services

Budgeting.

Central Budget and policy Committee.

Box 53: 400-410.1 Basic Social Data

Development of guidelines and criteria.

Health Information Foundation.

Population estimates and predictions.

Box 54: 410.2-410.6 Basic Social Data

Population estimates.

Revenues.

Tract concept.

Box 55: 410.6-410.6-5 Basic Social Data

Census tract.

Population handbook.

Vital statistics (New Orleans Health Department).

Box 56: 420.3-420.4 Basic Social Data: vital statistics
Box 57: 420.4-430.1 Basic Social Data

Vital statistics, morbidity reports.

Marriages and divorces.

Public housing and urban renewal.

Box 58: 430.2-430.3 Basic Social Data: housing (construction reports)
Box 59: 430.4-440.2 Basic Social Data

Housing Inventory.

Economic conditions.

Population reports and consumer incomes.

Cost of living (family budgets).

Consumer Price Index.

Box 60: 440.3-440.3 Basic Social Data: economic conditions (labor force) and characteristics of the unemployed
Box 61: 440.3-440.3 Basic Social Data: economic conditions (labor force); hours and earnings
Box 62: 440.5-440.5 Basic Social Data: economic conditions (business conditions)
Box 63: 440.5-440.5 Basic Social Data: economic conditions; census of business
Box 64: 450-450.5 Basic Social Data

City planning:

Land use surveys.

Zoning.

Subdivision survey.

Housing.

Box 65: 450-450.5 Basic Social Data

City planning:

Major street plan.

Parking.

Slum clearance and urban redevelopment.

Schools and recreation.

Population.

Box 66: 501.3-501.3 Studies, Methodology and reference materials

Family and child welfare services.

Care of the aged.

Children’s casework services.

Box 67: 501.3-501.3 Studies, Methodology and reference materials, Family and Child Welfare Services

Children in foster care.

Maladjusted child.

Zucker study of Casework Services.

Legal action against deserting parent.

Evaluation of children services.

Unmarried parenthood.

Unmarried negro women.

Juvenile delinquency.

Box 68: 501.3-501.20 Studies, Methodology and reference materials, Family and Child Welfare Services

Family casework services.

Transients and homeless.

Employment services.

“White House Conference on Children” 1950.

Bibliography on Aging.

Children’s programs.

Box 69: 501.20-501 Studies, Methodology, and reference materials, Family and Child Welfare Services

Social Security in the United States.

Public Assistance.

Old-age and survivors insurance.

Education.

Children’s bureau.

Health services.

Box 70: 502.1-502.2 Studies, Methodology and reference material, Health Services, nursing services

Communicable disease control techniques.

Epidemiological research.

Chronically ill surveys.

Patient care.

Health study.

Health surveys and studies.

Box 71: 502.2-502.2 Studies, Methodology, and reference material, Health Services

School health.

“Money for Medicine.”

Health care for pre-mature infant.

Health care in Louisiana at mid-century.

Health care in Dallas.

Mobilization and health manpower.

Out-patient health needs.

Studies of hospital care.

Box 72: 502.3-502.3 Studies, Methodology and reference material, Health services

Hospital In-Patient Studies.

Clinical services.

Medical Services.

“Health Manpower Source Book.”

Practical Nurse Opinion Survey.

Cost of public health nursing.

Survey of public health nursing services.

Box 73: 502.3-502.3 Studies, Methodology and reference materials, Health Services

Public Health Nursing.

Practical nurses opinion survey.

Convalescent care.

Box 74: 502.3-502.20 Studies, Methodology and reference material, Health Services

Mental Health Services.

Music therapy.

Mentally ill in jail.

Mentally retarded.

Nursing homes in Louisiana.

Services to handicapped children.

Social aspects of hospital planning.

Welfare agencies serving New Orleans 1942.

Health service area.

New Orleans Hospital Council.

Box 75: 502.20-502.20 Studies, Methodology and reference material, Health Services

Reference material on hospitals and health services in Louisiana, 1948.

Health problems of low income families.

Child health.

Chronic illness.

Health insurance in the United States 1951.

Medical costs 1950.

Box 76: 503 Studies, Methodology and reference material, leisure time studies

Recreation.

Day care.

Campers.

Group work.

Informal education.

Children of working mothers.

Box 77: 504-504.20 Studies, Methodology and reference material, Community organizations

Methodology for planning.

Interagency communication.

Community surveys.

Planning processes in community organizations.

Box 78: 505-505.2 Studies, Methodology and reference materials, volunteer services (studies of volunteer in social work), 1992-1953
Box 79: 505.2-505.2 Studies, Methodology and reference materials, volunteer services in social work
Box 80: 505.2-602.2 Studies, Methodology and reference materials, volunteer services in social work; training institution; social statistics project
Box 81: 604-610.21 Social statistics project

Development and evaluation.

Forms in current use (instructions and correspondence).

Specialized groups (home, pre-school blind, legal aid, high school scholarships, dormitory service, special education, sheltered employment, recreation resident camp services).

Box 82: 610.3-610.34 Social statistics project

Forms in current use-instructions.

Hospital in-patient service.

Clinical service.

Casework in hospitals and clinics.

Social casework in hospitals and clinics.

Box 83: 610.34-610.37 Social statistics project

Forms in current use-instructions.

Social work in medical setting.

Casework in hospitals and clinics.

Out-patient psychiatric clinics.

Health nursing services.

Schools hygiene.

Box 84: 610.38-610.86 Social statistics project: forms in current use- instructions (chronically ill, speech and hearing, transportation for the crippled, referral center, aid to dependent children, aid to the needy blind, disability assistance, old-age assistance, transient shelters, home services of Red Cross, family casework services, relief to transients)
Box 85: 613-620.3 Social statistics project: obsolete forms (foster care, public recreation, medical services, volunteer bureau report, family welfare, general and volunteer service); formed proposed for development (house nursing; juvenile court, foster care); summaries to 3 Cs (correspondence and instructions)
Box 86: 620.10-622 Social statistics uses

Comparison of actual and estimated.

Other cities.

National summaries.

New reporting forms and instructions.

Box 87: 700-703 Expenditure study: instructions and evaluation and correspondence
Box 88: 703-704 Expenditure study

Correspondence 1930-1993.

Agency control forms 1940-1952.

Box 89: 705-705.4 Expenditure study: transmittal and worksheets, 1942-1952
Box 90: 706-706.2 Expenditure study

Uses of expenditure study data.

Reports from cities: Houston, Louisiana, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis, St. Paul.

Box 91: 706.3 Expenditure study

Uses of expenditure study data.

Reports from New Orleans (1925-1950).

Health, Welfare and Recreation Services (Community-United Fund).

Social Services in New Orleans.

American Associations of Medical Social Workers.

American Cancer Society.

American Red Cross (New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, and St. Bernard Parish).


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