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Aldred A. Heckman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SW 161
The collection includes Heckman's speeches, professional correspondence, and working files from his agency, foundation, and voluntary activities, reflecting his involvement in national professional associations, and in St. Paul civic affiars. Heckman's interest in social policy issues, such as the delivery and management of health care services, education, corrections, and family relief are well-documented. Also included are surveys Heckman conducted in the 1930s and 1940s of community chests and family service agencies.

Dates

  • 1930-1979

Language of Materials

English

Use of Materials

Open for use in Social Welfare History Archives reading room.

Copyright

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Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

The collection includes Heckman's speeches, professional correspondence, and working files from his agency, foundation, and voluntary activities, reflecting his involvement in national professional associations, and in St. Paul civic affiars. Heckman's interest in social policy issues, such as the delivery and management of health care services, education, corrections, and family relief are well-documented. Also included are surveys Heckman conducted in the 1930s and 1940s of community chests and family service agencies.

Historical Note

Aldred Arthur Heckman (1905-1994) was a family service, public welfare, and foundation administrator. After brief employment at the Cleveland Associated Charities, he became executive director of the St. Paul United Charities (later to become Family Service of St. Paul) from 1931 until 1952. He then became executive director of the Hill Family Foundation, later known as the Northwest Area Foundation, and helped to establish the Jerome and Groot Foundations. Heckman also taught part time at the College of St. Catherine's, 1933-1946, was active in St. Paul community affairs, and served in positions with the American Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Family Service Association of America, for whom he directed numerous studies of family service agencies in cities across the nation.

Other Finding Aid

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Title
Aldred A. Heckman papers, 1930-1979
Date
June 2004
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

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