Council for Human Services in New Jersey Records
Through its annual conferences, the Council for Human Services in New Jersey provided a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among persons from private charities, religious organizations, and government agencies who were involved directly "with the problems of human affliction and distress." Between conferences, the Council's additional work in studying both societal problems and the delivery of social welfare services in New Jersey was largely carried out through its committees. Agricultural laborers, older people, refugees, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, public assistance (welfare), and public health were among the topics addressed by the Council. Separate from its conferences, the organization also disseminated information, study results, and revised standards through its publications. Its advocacy influenced the adoption of state regulations and legislation. Included in the records of the Council are constitutions and bylaws, minutes, resolutions, annual reports, financial records, a chrono file, conference papers and agendas, committee files, subject files, historical files, publications, files of the affiliated Social Welfare Research Foundation of New Jersey, photographs, a membership card file, a publications index, and scrapbooks.