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Alvin Schorr papers

 Collection
Identifier: SW 103
The Alvin Schorr papers reflect his influential career in the field of social work, in both the government and academic sectors, from the 1940's through the 1980s. The collection includes Schorr's books, (some in manuscript form), articles, and speeches, his professional correspondence files, and working files from his government and private-sector positions and activities. The collection documents his interest in public social policy issues, particularly those related to income maintenance. Files from his work in the Office of Economic Opportunity and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare reflect the growth of AFDC, the War on Poverty, and the Poor People's March on Washington in 1968. Also represented are Schorr's association with the New York Community Service Society and the Center for Studies of Income Maintenance Policy and his involvement with the 1972 George McGovern presidential campaign.

Dates

  • 1948-1983

Language of Materials

English

Use of Materials

Open for use in Social Welfare History Archives reading room.

Copyright

Please contact the Archivist for copyright information.

Extent

20 Linear Feet

Overview

The Alvin Schorr papers reflect his influential career in the field of social work, in both the government and academic sectors, from the 1940's through the 1980s. The collection includes Schorr's books, (some in manuscript form), articles, and speeches, his professional correspondence files, and working files from his government and private-sector positions and activities.

Physical Location

This collection is stored off site and requires 3 business days for retrieval

Other Finding Aid

Unpublished inventory available. Please contact Archives for more information.
Title
Alvin Schorr papers, 1948-1983
Date
June 2004
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Social Welfare History Archives Repository

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