Jeannette Elder papers,
Jeannette Elder papers
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.
Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History
Access and Use
Open for use in Social Welfare History Archives reading room.
Please contact the Archivist for copyright information.
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.
Unpublished inventory available. Please contact Archives for more
- 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
- Social work with the