Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County records

Abstract

The Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County records (dated 1945-1961; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) include annual reports, board member correspondence, meeting agendas, and minutes relating to the work of the agency within the Fayette County, Kentucky community.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County records
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Social service.
Public welfare.
Maternal and infant welfare -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
68m65: [identification of item] Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County records, 1945-1961, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County was an affiliate of the Family Service Association of America. The national organization began in 1911 as the American Association for Organizing Charity. It promotes communication among social work agencies. The Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County was devoted to fostering and promoting the development of wholesome family life and citizenship through social services. The agency worked with families in the county who were experiencing financial, relationship, and health hardship. Some families were offered counseling and others were provided with aid for their time of need. The Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County was absorbed by other social service agencies in Fayette County by the mid 1960s.
Scope and Content
The Family Service of Lexington and Fayette County records (dated 1945-1961; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) include annual reports, board member correspondence, meeting agendas, and minutes relating to the work of the agency within the Fayette County, Kentucky community. The correspondence mostly discusses agency projects. The annual reports list some narrative examples of how the agency had affected individual families. The budget reports give some insight into what projects, like food or housing assistance, was important for the social work of the agency. Also the reports suggest how the agency collaborated with other benevolent institutions in Fayette County.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Newsletters, minutes, and pamphlets, 1945-1949

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Annual report, Kentucky Welfare Association report, and newsletters, 1949-1951

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Correspondence and meeting agendas, 1950-1951

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Annual report, correspondence, and minutes, 1952

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Board member correspondence and budget reports, 1953

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Board member correspondence, budget reports, and community chest reports, 1954-1955

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Board member correpondence, committee reports, and convention programs, 1956

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Board member correspondence and budget reports, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Board member correspondence and committee reports, 1958

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Council for social planning report and budget requests, 1959-1961

  • Box 1, folder 10
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