Finding Aid to the Family Service of the East Bay Records, 1887-1997

Finding Aid written by Mary L. Morganti; completed by Teresa Mora
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Family Service of the East Bay Records, 1887-1997

Collection Number: BANC MSS 99/158 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Mary L. Morganti; completed by Teresa Mora
Date Completed:
February 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Family Service of the East Bay records
Date (inclusive): 1887-1997
Collection Number: BANC MSS 99/158 c
Creators : Family Service of the East Bay
Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes, 2 cartons, 7 volumes Linear feet: circa 6.0
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Family Service of the East Bay records, 1887-1997, document the work of the organization, from the founding of its parent organization, Associated Charities in 1888 to its termination in 1997. The collection has been divided into seven series based upon the names of the various organizations associated with Family Service of the East Bay. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative records, including minutes, annual reports, rosters, and committee papers. Also included are public relations material regarding the various agencies, including scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and ephemera.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: No names mentioned in the board minutes are to be used without the written permission of the Executive Director of Family Service of the East Bay.

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. Materials in these collections are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and may not be used without permission of The Bancroft Library. Use may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, licensing terms, and trademarks. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Family Service of the East Bay Records, BANC MSS 99/158 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Separated Material

Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library. Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Family Service of the East Bay (Oakland, Calif.)
Associated Charities of Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Family Service Association of America
Family social work

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Family Service of the East Bay Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Lawrence Agle, Executive Director, on December 23, 1991.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the container level.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary L. Morganti in 2000.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Family Service of the East Bay records, 1887-1997, document the work of the organization, from the founding of its parent organization, Associated Charities, in 1888 to its termination in 1997. The collection has been divided into seven series based upon the names of the various organizations associated with Family Service of the East Bay. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative records, including minutes, annual reports, rosters, and committee papers. Also included are public relations material regarding the various agencies, including scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and ephemera.

Container List

 

Series 1 Commission for Local Charities, City of Oakland 1887-1888

Physical Description: Box 1, folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of minutes of meetings at which Associated Charities were organized.
Box 1, Folder 1

Minutes of meetings 1887-1888

Scope and Content Note

June 2, 1887-April 5, 1888
 

Series 2 Associated Charities of the City of Oakland 1888-1974

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 2-9; Box 2; v. 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically, and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles of incorporation, minutes of Board of Directors meetings, reports, evidence of tax-exempt status, and printed ephemera.
Box 1, Folder 2

Articles of incorporation (amended) 1888-1957

 

Board of Directors

Volume 1

Meeting minutes 1893-1913

Box 1, Folder 3-9

Meeting minutes 1915-1949

Box 2, Folder 1-5

Meeting minutes 1950-1974

Box 2, Folder 6-9

Annual reports 1901/02-1916/17

Box 2, Folder 10

City of Oakland/Junior League reports 1912-1956

Box 2, Folder 11

Tax exempt status 1917-1955

Box 2, Folder 12

Printed ephemera, historical background notes undated

 

Series 3 Family Service Bureau of the East Bay 1888-1993

Physical Description: Box 3; Box 4, folders 1-3; v. 2-4, 6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles of incorporation, board and employee manuals, committee correspondence, minutes, and reports, administrative information, printed ephemera, scrapbooks, and clippings.
Box 3, Folder 1

Articles of incorporation, with revisions 1960-1974

Box 3, Folder 2

Board Members manual circa 1954

Box 3, Folder 3

Personnel manuals 1962-1970

Box 3, Folder 4-5

Central Study Committee 1944

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, minutes, memos, report
Box 3, Folder 6-8

Annual reports to Family Service Agency of America 1945-1973

Box 3, Folder 9

Hayward District Office 1955-1956

Box 3, Folder 10

Merger discussions with Alameda County 1970-1976

Box 3, Folder 11

Tax exempt status 1958-1993

Box 3, Folder 12

Background information, printed ephemera undated

Volume 2-4

Scrapbooks 1902, undated

Volume 6

Scrapbook 1956-1971

Box 3, Folder 13

Clippings 1888; 1958-1975

Box 4, Folder 1

Protestant Welfare Bureau 1954-1960

Box 4, Folder 2

Community Development Grant, City of Oakland 1961-1962

Box 4, Folder 3

Survey regarding the City of Oakland 1971

 

Series 4 Family Service Agency of Central Alameda County 1972-1974

Physical Description: Box 4, folder 4

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Board of Directors meeting minutes prior to the merger with Family Service Bureau.
 

Board of Directors

Box 4, Folder 4

Meeting minutes 1972-1974

 

Series 5 Family Service of the East Bay 1968-1997

Physical Description: Box 4, folders 5-8; Carton 1, folders 1-24; v. 5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically, and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles of incorporation, Board of Directors meeting minutes, rosters, and correspondence, committee and executive director files, reports, property records, employee newsletters, scrapbooks, printed ephemera, and clippings.
Box 4, Folder 5

Articles of incorporation and bylaws, with revisions 1974-1989

 

Board of Directors

Box 4, Folder 6-8

Meeting minutes 1974-1986

Carton 1, Folder 1-9

Meeting minutes 1987-1997

Carton 1, Folder 10

Rosters for Director, staff, and volunteers 1981-1996

Carton 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, memos, miscellaneous 1976-1991, undated

Carton 1, Folder 12

Executive Committee 1987-1991

Carton 1, Folder 13

Personnel Committee 1987, undated

Carton 1, Folder 14

Executive Director 1984-1997, undated

Carton 1, Folder 15

Memos to staff 1981-1982

Carton 1, Folder 16

Agency profiles, study reports 1981-1989, undated

Carton 1, Folder 17

Historical materials 1979-1997, undated

Carton 1, Folder 18

Property records undated

Carton 1, Folder 19

Annual reports to FSAA 1974-1976

Carton 1, Folder 20

Employee newsletters 1986-1994

Scope and Content Note

"Family Footnote," "Between Sessions," and "FSEB Update"
Carton 1, Folder 21

Scrapbook of photos and clippings 1979-1984

Volume 5

Record of memorials and tributes 1968-1991

Carton 1, Folder 22

Family Service Week 1975 May 24-31

Scope and Content Note

Proclamation, Cities of Oakland and Hayward
Carton 1, Folder 23-24

Printed ephemera and clippings 1985-1990s, undated

 

Series 6 Family Service Guilds 1964-1991

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 25-30; Carton 2, folders 1-5; v. 7

Scope and Content Note

Divided into 2 sub-series: Family Service Guild of Oakland and Family Service Guild of San Leandro.
 

Subseries 6.1 Family Service Guild of Oakland, Inc. 1964-1982

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 25-30; Carton 2, folders 1-2; v. 7

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains bylaws, policy statements, roster, secretary's files, including general and board meetings, rosters, and reports, and a scrapbook.
Carton 1, Folder 25

By-laws, policy statements, roster, forms 1977-1978

Carton 1, Folder 26-30

Secretary's files 1964-1979

Carton 2, Folder 1

Secretary's files 1979-1982

 

General and Board Meeting minutes, roll call, rosters, and reports

Carton 2, Folder 2

Board Member's meeting packet undated

Volume 7

Scrapbook 1973-1983

 

Subseries 6.2 Family Service Guild of San Leandro 1974-1991

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 3-5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bylaws, membership rosters, printed materials, and clippings.
Carton 2, Folder 3

Bylaws, miscellaneous printed materials circa 1985-1988, undated

Carton 2, Folder 4

Membership rosters 1974-1991, undated

Carton 2, Folder 5

Clippings circa 1982-1988

 

Series 7 Family Service Association of America 1944-1980

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 6-22

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

A statistical survey for California and agency study report precedes bylaws, organizational summary, committee reports, and publications of the professional organization.
Carton 2, Folder 6

Statistical survey for California 1959

Carton 2, Folder 7-8

Agency Study, Report and Summary 1967 Nov.

Scope and Content Note

Prepared by Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Management Consultants
Carton 2, Folder 9

Bylaws 1959-1962

Carton 2, Folder 10

Organization and services summary 1950-1980

Carton 2, Folder 11

Committee reports 1944-1971

Carton 2, Folder 12

Membership requirements 1952-1969

 

Miscellaneous publications, reports, and memoranda

Carton 2, Folder 13

Board organizations guidelines 1975

Carton 2, Folder 14

Casework methods 1947-1961

Carton 2, Folder 15

Finances 1955-1980

Carton 2, Folder 16

Personnel practices 1945-1961

Carton 2, Folder 17

Other agencies 1948-1961

Carton 2, Folder 18

Program evaluation 1950-1963

Carton 2, Folder 19

Recruitment 1954-1960

Carton 2, Folder 20

Time Studies 1948-1960

Carton 2, Folder 21

"Plays for Living" 1960-1962

Carton 2, Folder 22

Miscellaneous reprints 1950-1970