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American Association of Public Welfare Officials: Its Founding – June 12, 1930

Minutes of a Special Meeting of Division IX of the National Conference of Social Work. It was moved and seconded that those present proceed to form a new association to be known as the American Association of Public Welfare Officials and that a president be elected.Continue Reading »

American Association of Public Welfare Officials: Executive Committee Mtg., June 15, 1931

Mr. Croxton stated that with reference to the resolution which had been adopted at the luncheon meeting authorizing a committee to cooperate with the President’s Committee for employment and other organizations, he wished to point out that there were four aspects of the problem which required attention, as follows: (1) Information (2) Organization of local resources (3) Maintaining or developing standards (4) Developing resourcesContinue Reading »

American Association of Public Welfare Officials: Luncheon Meeting, June 15, 1931

Minutes of the American Association of Public Welfare Officials Luncheon Meeting. “That the President of the American Association of Public Welfare Officials appoint a committee to cooperate with the President’s Emergency Committee for Employment and other organizations in promoting public appreciation of the need for public relief during the unemployment emergency and developing plans for more effective public welfare organization are improved administrative standards.” Continue Reading »

American Association of Public Welfare Officials: Program Committee Meeting, February 7, 1931

Minutes of Meeting of Special Committee of Association of Public Welfare Officials to Consider the Program of the Association. “The Chairman explained that the purpose of the meeting was to consider the future program and budget and staff of the Association.”Continue Reading »

American Association of Public Welfare Officials: Executive Committee Meeting-January 1931

Minutes of Joint Meeting of Committee of Division IX National Conference of Social Work and Executive Committee American Association of Public Welfare Officials. “The chairman read a memorandum prepared by him on a proposed survey in the field of public social work. He called attention to the great scope of the field and the other organizations now occupying part of the field.” Continue Reading »

American Association of Public Welfare Officials: Annual Meeting, June 18, 1931

Minutes of Annual Meeting of American Association of Public Welfare Officials. “Your committee hands you herewith its reports, recommending the establishment of a central office with a paid staff. We recommend further that the Executive Committee, with power to act, be authorized to raise the necessary budget, employ a director or executive secretary, and establish the office is such a place as it deems wise.”Continue Reading »

Public Welfare In The Democratic Process

Presentation to the American Public Welfare Association Regional Meeting by Loula Dunn. “Public welfare is one way in which a basic principle of democracy finds practical application.”Continue Reading »

American Public Welfare Association

By John E. Hansan, Ph.D. At the 1929 annual meeting of the National Conference of Social Work in San Francisco a delegation of public agency representatives voted to organize a national membership organization open to all levels of government…Initially, the organization was named the American Association of Public Welfare Officials and its mission was to help and improve the activities of public welfare organizations throughout the nation. The name was changed in May 1932 to the American Public Welfare Association (APWA).Continue Reading »

Hoehler, Fred K.

Fred K. Hoehler (1893-1969) — Executive Director of the American Public Welfare Association, International Social WorkContinue Reading »

Halbert, Leroy Allen

By John E. Hansan, Ph.D. Leroy Allen Halbert (1875-1958) — Pioneer Social Worker, Director of the Nation’s First Department of Public Welfare, Advocate for the Unemployed, Social Reformer, and AuthorContinue Reading »

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