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Summary Information

Title: Children's Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania Records
Collection Number: AIS.2016.04

Collection Dates: 1936-1947
Extent: 0.33 linear feet

Language: English

Founded in 1885, the Children's Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania was the first organization to provide services for underprivledged children in Western Pennsylvania; they starting the area's first foster care program. From 1893-1948 it operated as a coordinating agency for local chapters, helping them fundraise and holding an annual conference. These records consist of ten annual reports from 1936-1947. Digital reproductions of the collection are online.