The California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection consists of article offprints, booklets, unpublished
papers, transcripts of hearings, newspaper clippings, one book, and twenty-two photographs spanning the years 1930-1992. All
items in this collection (in one form or another) concern the rootless in society; especially prominent in these holdings
are materials concerning migrant farm workers principally in California, but also in other parts of the nation. Other areas
of interest are the homeless and transient youths. The "Cotton Survey" (1938) examined the living conditions of migrant farm
workers and contains invaluable black-and-white photographs of farmers' camps in such places as Kern County. Also noteworthy
are transcripts of testimony from Carey McWilliams, the famous editor of The Nation and authority on California ethnic groups,
before state hearings on the migrant worker. The collection also contains an assembly of reports and papers from various private
and public agencies on the homeless problem of the 80s and the 90s.
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Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.The use of archival materials for on-site
research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been
assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or
publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.