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Charles Birt papers

Identifier: SW0066

Scope and Content

The Charles Birt papers includo materials from Birt's involvement in the Greater St. Paul Community Chest and Council copies of social and copies of studies that Birt conducted for community chests in various cities.


  • 1926-1974

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Historical Note

Charles J. Birt (1891-1981) was a social worker, social welfare and foundation administrator, and community consultant. After holding positions in Cleveland, Madison, WI, and Minneapolis and after serving in Italy during World War II, he became director of the Greater St. Paul Community Chest and Council from 1946 to 1963. Birt also organized two projects supported by the Community Chest. The Family Unit Report Study (1948-1952) was a research project to collect and analyze information on families served by St. Paul social service agencies. The St Paul Family Centered Project (1953-1972) attempted to develop new techniques in the delivery of social services for "multi-problem" families.


16.25 Linear Feet


The Charles Birt papers relate to his role as director of the Greater St. Paul Community Chest and Council. They also include copies of social surveys that Birt conducted for community chests in a number of cities.

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  • 4/7/2020: Revised bioghist and scope content notes and identifier. Other minor revisions

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