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Jeannette Elder papers, [1933?]-[196-]

Summary Information
Title: Jeannette Elder papers
Dates: [1933?]-[196-]
Creator: Elder, Jeannette
Extent: 3 linear feet
Language: English
Collection Number: SW 147
Abstract:
The collection comprises papers relating to Jeannette Elder's work for the Community Service Society of New York, the Geromatic Society of Chicago, the Chicago Cooperative Community Project for Newcomers, Chicago Travelers Aid, the National Travelers Aid, and Iowa projects.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History Archives

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Open for use in Social Welfare History Archives reading room.

Copyright:

Please contact the Archivist for copyright information.


Historical Note

Jeannette M. Elder was a social work researcher and statistician. As an administratiave assistant at the Russell Sage Foundation, she developed research skills working with its Social Science Research Council; during the Great Depression, she integrated statistics in planning, implementing and assessing relief programs in Iowa which became a model for other states' welfare administrations. As Director of Statistics for the Naitonal Travelers Aid Association, Elder organized reporting in war time USO agencies and standardized record keeping in 100 locally autonomous Travelers Aid Societies. Elder also designed and consulted on research projects for the Salvation Army, YWCA, Community Service Society of New York City, and for the New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection comprises papers relating to Jeannette Elder's work for the Community Service Society of New York, the Geromatic Society of Chicago, the Chicago Cooperative Community Project for Newcomers, Chicago Travelers Aid, the National Travelers Aid, and Iowa projects. Also included are reference materials Elder accumulated in connection with her various responsibilities.

Related Material

Unpublished inventory available. Please contact Archives for more information.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Elder, Jeannette.
  • Social work with the aged--Research.