Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
|Creator||American Public Welfare Association, Dallas City-County Department of Public Welfare|
|Quantity||2 linear inches|
|Abstract||Reports related to public welfare issues in the City of Dallas, Texas.|
|Language||Records are in English|
Scope and Content
Collection consists of two reports related to public welfare issues in the City of Dallas, Texas. Included in the collection is volume VII, no. 4 of the Public Welfare News (1938-39), published monthly by the American Public Welfare Association.
The Dallas Welfare Survey was undertaken by the American Public Welfare Association of Chicago, Illinois, at the request of the Dallas Citizens Committee and authorities of the City and County of Dallas, Texas. The survey examines the characteristics of groups seeking aid, public assistance standards, as well as community relief organizations, and includes a summary of recommendations based on survey findings. Founded in 1930 as the American Association of Public Welfare Officials, the organization changed its name in 1932 to the American Public Welfare Association (APWA). The Association is an independent professional organization of public welfare officials. The APWA was a strong supporter of the passage of Social Security legislation in 1935, as well as other legislative initiatives such as medical care and aid to dependent children.
The Dallas City-County Department of Public Welfare was a joint effort between the City and County of Dallas to offer a variety of welfare programs to the citizens of Dallas. The department was administered by the City-County Public Welfare Board, which was intended to streamline the programs offered through the county, the city, and private agencies. The intergovernmental arrangement was never clearly defined or funded, and the Dallas City Council dissolved the board in 1960.
The purpose of the annual report by the Dallas City-County Department of Public Welfare was to explain what the social workers job was and how they performed their duties. In addition to statistical data on case loads and expenditures, the report explains the caseworkers responsibilities by examining the details of four cases handled by the department.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Public Welfare, 1938-1946 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Public welfare -- Dallas
Charities -- Dallas
Dallas (Tex.) -- Social Conditions
|1||1||Dallas Welfare Survey, Public Welfare News, 1938, 1939|
| ||2||Annual Report, Dallas City-County Department of Public Welfare, 1946 |