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New York, circa 1940-1945

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 197, microdex: 1
New York, circa 1940-1945
New York, circa 1940-1945

Scope and Contents

Reports of studies of the social agencies and population statistics in Rochester, New York. The results of the studies are used for social planning and to assess the needs of the community. The first report, "A Study of the Community Chest and Council of Social Agencies of Rochester, New York; also a Study of Seven Surveys from the Community Organization Standpoint," uses existing and gathered information to assess existing social and health agencies in Rochester. The report includes assessments of financial support and, types of services and makes recommendations based on its findings. Following this report are a series of four reports from the Council of Social Agencies that study the population statistics of Rochester. The first two reports use data from the 1940 United States census to display population statistics by tract. The third report uses original data to explore social problems and their geographic distribution throughout the city and the fourth study compiles information tracking the mobility of residents of Rochester. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1940-1945

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.


359  frames (1 partial reel)