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Savilla Simons Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SW 50

Scope and Content

The collection consists of speeches, newspaper clippings, publications, and routine correspondence reflecting Savilla Simon's professional career, 1932-1967. The material relating to government service deals mostly with her advisory role in international social welfare and U.S. social policy. Records of the work at the YWCA and the National Travelers Aid Association consists mostly of newspaper clippings and personal correspondence regarding her appointment to and resignation from those positions.

Dates

  • 1926-1972
  • (bulk 1932-1967)

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.

Historical Note

Savilla Simons was a social welfare administrator in both public and private organizations. She worked in the federal government from 1940 to 1953, serving at the U.S. Children's Bureau, the Social Security Board, the Federal Security Agency, the State Department, and the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations. After leaving government, Simons became the national general secretary of the YWCA (1953-1958) and then general director of the National Travelers Aid Association (1958-1967).

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection consists primarily of speeches, newspaper clippings, publications, and routine correspondence reflecting Savilla Simon's professional career from 1932 to 1967. The material relating to government service deals mostly with her advisory role in international social welfare and U.S. social policy. Records of the work at the YWCA and the National Travelers Aid Association consists mostly of newspaper clippings and personal correspondence regarding her appointment to and resignation from those positions.

Other Finding Aid

Unpublished inventory available. Please contact Archives for more information.

Custodial History

The Savilla Simons papers were a gift from Savilla Simons received in February, 1982
Title
Savilla Simons Papers
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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