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 5: Pamphlets and printed material
Box 92: Pamphlets

Aliens 1940-1946

Displaced persons 1947-1949

Immigration and Naturalization Service 1934-1935

Box 93: Pamphlets

Migrants 1940-1962

Migratory labor notes 1959-1962

Refugees, instructional organization

Transient, federal program 1931-1934

Box 94: Pamphlets

Aged, services for 1935-1966

Case workers 1948-1955; also manned 1931

Civil rights 1947-1965

Child labor 1941-1965

Civil Defense 1963

Economic Opportunity Act 1964-1965

Health, Louisiana Department of 1967

Housing, public 1967

Mental health 1944-1967

Mental health, national 1946

Box 95: Pamphlets

Residency law 1956, 1961

Settlement laws 1943-1955

Total Community Action 1966

United Community Funds of America 1960s

Unwed mother-dependent children 1941-1964

Veteran's service 1944-1948

War casualties

Women 1950-1956

Box 96: Pamphlets

Public welfare in Louisiana and New Orleans 1941-1969

Public welfare 1939-1970

Public welfare directory 1966

Social work 1936-1957

Social welfare planning-volunteers 1947-1971

Box 97: Pamphlets

Social welfare, national 1961-1963

Social work and comprehensive health care 1971

Social work, international conference 1954-1961

National Association of Social Work 1968-1969

Transportation Agreement in American social work 1931-1936

Social Security laws 1960s

Box 98: Pamphlets
Referral forms, personnel pamphlets.
Box 99: Pamphlets
American Association of Hospital Social Workers, medical case records and case competition records, 1920s-1930s
Box 100: Pamphlets
Card index: box of shelf list cards of publications kept for research purposes.

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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