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Series IX. Community and Overseas Services, 1927-1980

Scope and Content Notes:

Series IX contains materials of the Pittsburgh Section's work with community and overseas projects. From the mid-1940s on the Pittsburgh Section's philanthropic activities changed in accordance with changing conditions. While continuing its services to the foreign born, the section developed new programs of outreach for the aged, hospitalized veterans, mentally ill, and children in need. Files concerning legislation for the aged includes correspondence from U.S. Senator Joseph Clark, State Senator Michael O'Pake, Louis H. Rosenthal Memorial Institute "Our Senior Citizens-The Legislative Road to Dignity," and a tape recording from the institute located in Box 55. Additional correspondence includes letters from local clergymen, agency executives, U.S. Representatives Elmer J. Holland and William S. Moorhead, U.S. Senators Hugh Scott and Joseph S. Clark, and County Commissioner William D. McClelland.

The Pittsburgh Section also participated in NCJW programs overseas, including Ship-A-Box, which sent educational and play materials for kindergartens abroad. They also created fellowships for students abroad and initiated the Hebrew University High School project. Locally, the Council innovated the Share-A-Toy program with hospitals in Israel.

In the Services for the Aged subseries there is information on a number of activities and projects, including Anathan House, Central Bureau on the Care of the Aged (CBCA), and various senior citizen programs. The bulk of the records in the subseries are from 1941-1980, and contain reports, publications, planning and architect records, history and surveys. The subseries on Work with Children and Youth has information on pre-school health programs, the Headstart program, children's enrichment programs, and Delinquent Children and Adoptive and Foster Care Procedures.

Subseries 1. Services for the Aged


Box 24
Folder 1-3 Community Service Bureau Department, 1952-1980
Folder 4-6 Central Bureau on the Care of the Aged (CBCA), 1941-1953
Folder 7 Reports, Social Committee for the Aged in the Community, 1949-1951 (some undated)
Folder 8 Plans for cooperative programs for the aged, 1949-1951 (some undated)
Folder 9-10 City-wide aged recreational project, 1952-1960
Folder 11 Camping for older people, 1951-1953 (some undated)
Folder 12 Statistical surveys of aged, 1941-1961 (intermittent)
Folder 13-16 Legislation for the aged, reports, position papers, and correspondence, 1961-1975
Folder 17 County and State committees on aging, 1953-1975
Folder 18 White House conferences on aging, 1961-1962
Folder 19 Have a Heart for the Aged (legislation for medical care insurance)
Folder 20 Friendly Visitors and Meals on Wheels, 1958-1975
Folder 21 Transportation for elderly (with Pioneer Women), 1973-1975

Box 25
Folder 1 Senior Citizens Service Corps, 1966-1976 (intermittent)
Folder 2 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 1974
Folder 3 Services for elderly, East End, 1974
Folder 4 Senior Citizens Month, 1966-1969 (intermittent)
Folder 5-7 Problems of aged, programs, and publications, 1944-1972 (intermittent)
Folder 8-22 Council Lounge for the elderly, 1949-1963

Box 26
Folder 1-16a Anathan House, 1962-1976

Subseries 2. Work with Children and Youth Files


Box 27
Folder 1 Child Study Committee report, Campaign for a Child Welfare Service reports and correspondence, 1927-1928; 1961-1963
Folder 2-4 Delinquent children reports, correspondence, and publications, 1954-1975
Folder 5 Squirrel Hill Youth Council, 1947
Folder 6 Allegheny County Conference on Family Life, 1949-1952
Folder 7 Essay contest for college seniors, 1952-1953
Folder 8-12 Infant and Pre-School Health Section, Department of Public Health, Arsenal Public Health Center, and Volunteer Project, 1951-1958
Folder 13 White House conferences on children and youth, 1960 and 1970
Folder 14-15 Children's Cultural Enrichment Program reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, 1963-1966
Folder 16-20 Headstart Day Care Committee reports, proposals, volunteer information, and correspondence, 1967-1976
Folder 21-22 Adoptive and foster care procedures, Allegheny County, 1969-1970

Box 28a
Folder 1-2 Tutorial Project, jointly with Bethesda United Presbyterian Church and Community Center of Homewood, UJF, JCC, Brashear Association, 1968-1975
Folder 3-7 Community Committee on School Dropout and Youth Employment and Committee on Employment Impact, 1960-1968

Box 28b
Folder 8-10 Lifestyle Program publications and Learning Disabilities Project, 1961-1975
Folder 11-14 Creative Dramatics/Mental Health Teacher Assistant Program, 1970-1976
Folder 15 Emotionally ill children, with Poale Zedeck School and Technoma Workshop 1961-196(?)
Folder 16-20 Public Schools and Citizen's Commission, correspondence, 1952-1976
Folder 21 Third Annual Louis H. Rosenthal Memorial Institute, "Bills, Budgets and Bonuses for our Schools," March 1, 1963
Folder 22 Project Forward
Folder 23-26 Subject files, abortion, adoption, child abuse, and international child of the year