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|Transcription||July 17, 1962 To: George Wyman From: Mary Stanton Re: History of Social Welfare in Los Angeles Following our chat of last Wednesday, I am submitting in this memorandum some thoughts I expressed then; and am enclosing a copy of the story of the first 50 years of the Los Angeles Children's Bureau, which I pulled together quickly for their cele-bration. If you were not pressed in withdrawing from your place in history in Los Angeles, I would also attach a copy of my history of child care in California from the days of the Missions up to 1925. We have so much rich historical material and so few of our early leaders left, that it is really tragic that we do not collect the stories for a complete and accurate history of social welfare in Los Angeles. The section entitled ""History"" in the 1962 Orientation Booklet is of particular interest to me as I started the treck [sic] which led to a Council report entitled ""Outline of History of Development of Social Welfare and Related Events in Los Angeles until the Organization of the Community Chest, 1850-1925"". This was prepared by Helen Dean of the Council research staff and submitted on July 11, 1939. The ""Outline"" is not entirely accurate and Helen planned to make the corrections when she wrote the history. To my knowledge this was never done so the ""Outline"" is the only compendium available at this time. The section on ""History"" in the Orientation Booklet covering page 1 and the first paragraph of page 2, contains information from the first 12 1/2 pages of the ""Outline"". From the ""Outline"" and my memory, may I submit the following comments:|