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Houston Social Service Bureau

 Collection
Identifier: RG A 0028

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents that chronicle the activities of the Houston Social Service Bureau (later, the Family Service Bureau), including administrative documents and publications relevant to the Bureau's mission to serve needy families and unemployed individuals in Houston.

Dates

  • 1914-1938

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Houston Social Service Bureau Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Houston Social Service Bureau was a community welfare organization begun in Houston in 1916 through the efforts of The Houston Foundation. The Bureau's purpose was to help needy families and individuals as well as provide training in case work for social service students. It was departmentally organized and included a public health department, a relief department, and a settlement and social center. The Bureau was a city agency until 1935 when it became independent, changing its name to The Family Service Bureau.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 small box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The Houston Social Service Bureau Collection contains 1 box of materials arranged by document type: annual reports, ordinances and bylaws, community council publications, copies of two newsletter publications, and brochures.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Undetermined

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Speck on June 7, 1979.

Finding aid updated by Natalia Kapacinskas in August 2018.
Author
Laura Speck
Date
1979
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

(832) 393-1662

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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