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Records of State and Local Relief and Welfare Agencies




See also: Federal Records - Work Projects Administration (WPA), Relief Agencies and related records
Department of Institutions & Agencies and related agencies - Administrative Records
Department of Institutions & Agencies (Human Services) - Children's and Youth/Family Services
Department of Institutions & Agencies (Human Services) - Administrative/Miscellaneous Records

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Works Progress Administration Records, ca. 1936-ca. 1942
Control #:
CCUCL010
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Contains internal correspondence, blank forms, and other WPA materials.

Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Case Papers, 1745-1937
Control #:
CCUCP001
Format:
30.25 c.f. (61 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Records for post-1800 years are sparse.
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Series:
Essex County
Superintendent of Schools
Correspondence relating to the Emergency Relief Administration, 1933-1936
Control #:
CESSP001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
City of Absecon (Atlantic County)
Clerk's Office
Works Progress Administration Files, 1936-1941
Control #:
MABCL002
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Franklin Township (Bergen County)
Overseer of the Poor
Record Book, 1786-1836
Control #:
MFNPR001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (photocopied vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Millville City (Cumberland County)
Municipal Welfare Department
Emergency Relief Administration Case Files, 1933-1940
Control #:
MMIWE001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical
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Series:
Morristown City (Morris County)
Welfare Department
Relief Case Files, ca. 1934-1950
Control #:
MMRWE001
Format:
1.25 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
New Hanover Township (Burlington County)
Overseer of the Poor
Record Book, 1810-1889
Control #:
MNEPR003
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Governor Arthur Harry Moore (1879-1952), 3rd Term 1938-1941)
New Jersey Conference on Health and Welfare: Records of the Committee at Large on Expansion of Public Health, 1938-1940
Control #:
S4600002
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By subject
Notes:
These were records kept by Dr. Robert P. Fischelis, member of the Committee at Large on Public Health Expansion.

Series:
New Jersey Senate
Institutions and Welfare Committee
Report of the American Psychiatric Association: "Mental Health Needs and Resources of New Jersey", 1970
Control #:
SSEIN001
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 report)
Notes:
Report submitted to Institutions and Welfare Committee.

Series:
New Jersey Defense Council
Records of Dr. Robert P. Fischelis, Member of the Health, Welfare, and Recreation Committee, 1940-1944
Control #:
SZDEF001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Various
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Series:
Emergency Relief Administration (State of New Jersey)
Photograph Album of Service Projects [Women's Division File], 1934-1935
Control #:
SZEME001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Emergency Relief Administration (State of New Jersey)
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1936
Control #:
SZEME002
Format:
0.75 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes material relating to the Public Works Administration; covers 1 May - 29 July 1936.

Series:
Emergency Relief Administration (State of New Jersey)
Administrative Records, 1931-1936
Control #:
SZEME003
Format:
22 c.f. (22 boxes)
Notes:
Also include files of Douglas H. McNeil relating to the Department of Institutions & Agencies and Montgomery Township Defense Council.
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Series:
Emergency Relief Administration (State of New Jersey)
Reports on Unemployment and Relief Conditions in New Jersey, 1932-1936
Control #:
SZEME004
Format:
0.2 c.f. (3 vols.)
Notes:
Includes 1932-1933 & 1936.

Series:
State Financial Assistance Commission
Journal, 1936-1940
Control #:
SZFIA001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Records Depression-era relief payments to municipalities.

Series:
State Financial Assistance Commission
Relief Reports, 1937 & 1939
Control #:
SZFIA002
Format:
0.2 c.f. (2 reports)

Series:
Commission to Study the Department of Institutions and Agencies
Reports: Design for the Future, Social Welfare in New Jersey, 1958-1959
Control #:
SZINT001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (4 vols.)

Series:
Pension Survey Commission
Reports to the Governor, 1931-1932
Control #:
SZPEN001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (4 reports)
Notes:
Includes reports of State, County and Municipal Expenditures for Dependency Relief.

Series:
Unemployment Relief Commission
Reports, 1938-1939
Control #:
SZUNR001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (2 vols.)

Series:
Governor Richard J. Hughes' Task Force on Welfare Management
Records, 1969-1971
Control #:
SZWEL001
Format:
2.75 c.f. (6 boxes)
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Series:
Governor Cahill's Welfare Study Commission/Welfare Advisory Council
Records, 1968-1972
Control #:
SZWES001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
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Series:
State Charities Aid and Prison Reform Association of New Jersey
Annual Reports, 1886-1917
Control #:
PCHAR001
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Notes:
The organization was originally called the New Jersey State Charities Aid Association.

Series:
State Charities Aid and Prison Reform Association of New Jersey
The New Jersey Review of Charities and Corrections [publication], 1902-1918
Control #:
PCHAR002
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Notes:
The organization was originally called the New Jersey State Charities Aid Association.

Series:
New Jersey Conference for Social Welfare
Proceedings, 1902-1921
Control #:
PSOCI001
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Notes:
The conference was previously called the New Jersey Conference of Charities and Corrections. Missing 1903.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 68.81 c.f. of paper records and 1 reel of microfilm ~

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This page last updated 05/17/2006