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Social Welfare History Archives

Collections currently in the UMedia Archive:

  • American Social Health Association Records, 1905-1990
    The records chronicle the American Social Health (originally "Hygiene") Association's efforts to control and prevent venereal disease, prostitution, and drug addiction through educational, legal, and medical measures. The records reflect considerable interaction with the armed forces, particularly during periods of war or full mobilization. Field reports document conditions in individual cities and the influence of housing, recreation, sanitation, and other factors on vice and public health. Financial sections reflect the development of federated fund-raising and its impact on a national association's program. Activities of longtime executives and staff members William Snow, C. Walter Clarke, Bascom Johnson, and Paul Kinsie are extensively documented. Also included are extensive files of printed materials on social hygiene produced by ASHA.
  • "Addict in the Street" Audio Collection
    The Addict in the Street audio recordings are a series of interviews with drug addicts conducted during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s by Ralph Tefferteller, associate director of the Henry Street Settlement on New York City’s Lower East Side. The recordings form part of the Ralph and Ruth Tefferteller papers in the Social Welfare History Archives.
  • The Job is Never Done: 50 Years of Documenting Social Welfare History
  • Minneapolis YWCA Records
  • Social Work Yearbooks, 1929-1960