Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Social and Rehabilitation Service [SRS]


(Record Group 363)
1967-75

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 363.1 Administrative History
  • 363.2 Records of the Welfare Administration, HEW 1935-68
    • 363.2.1 Records of the Office of the Commissioner
    • 363.2.2 Records of the Bureau of Family Services
    • 363.2.3 Records of the Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development
  • 363.3 Records of the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS) 1938-77
    • 363.3.1 Records of the Office of the Administrator
    • 363.3.2 Records of the Division of Manpower Development and Training
    • 363.3.3 Records of the Administration on Aging
    • 363.3.4 Records of the Assistance Payments Administration
    • 363.3.5 Records of the Emergency Welfare Services
    • 363.3.6 Records of the Rehabilitation Services Administration
    • 363.3.7 Records of the Community Services Administration
    • 363.3.8 Records of the Medical Services Administration
    • 363.3.9 Records of the Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration
    • 363.3.10 Records of the Office of Research
    • 363.3.11 Records of the Division of Social Services, Children's Bureau
    • 363.3.12 Records of the Cuban Refugee Program Staff
  • 363.4 Records of SRS Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE) 1967-74
  • 363.5 Records of SRS Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA) 1972-75
  • 363.6 Motion Pictures (General) 1969

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363.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) by HEW Secretary's reorganization, August 15, 1967, consolidating and realigning functions of the Welfare Administration, the Administration on Aging, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration.

Predecessor Agencies:
  • Children's Bureau, Department of Commerce and Labor (1912-13)
  • Children's Bureau, Department of Labor (1913-46)
  • Children's Bureau, Social Security Administration (SSA), Federal Security Agency (FSA, 1946-53)
  • Children's Bureau, SSA, HEW (1953-63)
  • Children's Bureau, Welfare Administration, HEW (1963-67)
  • Bureau of Public Assistance, Social Security Board (1935-46)
  • Bureau of Public Assistance, SSA, FSA (1946-53)
  • Bureau of Public Assistance, SSA, HEW (1953-62)
  • Bureau of Family Services, SSA, HEW (1962-63)
  • Bureau of Family Services, Welfare Administration, HEW (1963-67)
  • Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development, Welfare Administration, HEW (1963-67)
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, FSA (1943-46)
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Office of Special Services, FSA (1946-50)
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, FSA (1950-53)
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, HEW (1953-62)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, HEW (1962-67)
  • Administration on Aging, HEW (1965-67)

Functions: Administered federal social, medical, welfare, and income maintenance programs providing assistance to families, children and youth, the elderly, and the disabled, through the following constituent units: Administration on Aging, 1967-73 (to Office of the Assistant Secretary for Human Development by Secretary's Order, June 15, 1973); the Assistance Payments Administration, 1967-77; the Children's Bureau, 1967-69 (to the Office of Child Development by HEW reorganization order, September 17, 1969); the Community Services Administration, 1970- 76 (to Office of the Secretary, HEW, as Public Services Administration, by HEW Notice, November 3, 1976); the Medical Services Administration, 1967-77; the Office of Child Support Enforcement, 1975-77; the Rehabilitation Services Administration, 1967-75 (to Office of the Secretary, HEW, 1975); and the Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration, 1970-74 (to Office of the Assistant Secretary for Human Development, 1974).

Abolished: By HEW Secretary's reorganization, March 8, 1977 (42 FR 13262), which created Health Care Financing Administration, elevated Office of Child Support Enforcement to autonomous status, and reassigned SRS and former SRS components.

Successor Agencies: Health Care Financing Administration (Medicare and Medicaid programs, Medical Services Administration); Social Security Administration (Assistance Payments Administration); Office of Child Support Enforcement; Office of Human Development (Public Services Administration, successor to Community Services Administration).

Related Records:
Record copies of publications of the Social and Rehabilitation Service in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
Records of the Welfare Administration in RG 47, Records of the Social Security Administration.
Records of the Children's Bureau, RG 102.

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363.2 Records of the Welfare Administration, HEW
1935-68

Textual Records: Handbook transmittals, 1963-68. Supplemental transmittals, 1965-67. Index to Commissioner's minutes, 1935-63. Miscellaneous submittals to the Commissioner, 1955-65. State numbered letters, 1964-66.

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363.2.1 Records of the Office of the Commissioner

Textual Records: General subject files, 1963-67. Commissioner's name files, 1966-67. Regional files, 1966-67. Commissioner's state files, 1966-67. Speeches of Dr. Ellen Winston, Welfare Commissioner, 1965-67. Minutes, transcripts, and related records of the Advisory Council on Public Welfare, 1964-65. Commissioner's action minutes, 1963-67.

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363.2.2 Records of the Bureau of Family Services

Textual Records: Subject files, 1959-63.

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363.2.3 Records of the Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development

Textual Records: Subject files, 1963-65.

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363.3 Records of the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS)
1938-77

363.3.1 Records of the Office of the Administrator

Textual Records: Subject files, 1970-77. Regional files, 1972-76. Correspondence, 1972-76. Congressional correspondence, 1967-70. State files, 1967-77. Name files, 1970-74. Advisory Council files, 1964-68, of the Assistant Administrator for Federal/State Relations. Correspondence and reports on state programs, 1965-69, of the Deputy Administrator for the Social and Rehabilitation Service.

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363.3.2 Records of the Division of Manpower Development and Training

Textual Records: Public Service Careers Program pilot project reports, 1970-72.

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363.3.3 Records of the Administration on Aging

Textual Records: Administration and program records, 1968-70. Subject files, 1968-70. Research and development subject files, 1966-70.

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363.3.4 Records of the Assistance Payments Administration

Textual Records: Program policy files, 1956-77. Administration review files, 1955-68. Numbered state letters, 1963-68. Expenditure reports, 1965-66.

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363.3.5 Records of the Emergency Welfare Services

Textual Records: Subject files, 1964-70. State numbered letters, 1967-68.

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363.3.6 Records of the Rehabilitation Services Administration

Textual Records: General subject files, 1938-69. Regional subject files, 1943-69. Memoranda, 1951-69. Records of the Division of Budget, including Neighborhood Service Program files, 1967; and statewide planning project and general administration files, 1966-70. National Advisory Council on Vocational Rehabilitation records, including foreign currency files, 1960-68, and foreign rehabilitation team files, 1946-60.

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363.3.7 Records of the Community Services Administration

Textual Records: Subject files, 1969-70. Records of the Child and Family Services Program, including unnumbered state letters, 1954-71; reports on Aid to Families with Dependant Children, 1970-71; records relating to the review of New York City Aid to Families with Dependant Children Program, 1968-69; and records relating to the review of the California program, 1968.

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363.3.8 Records of the Medical Services Administration

Textual Records: Administrative subject files, 1967-73. Records of the Medical Assistance Advisory Council, 1968-73. Speeches, 1967-73. Budget files, 1969-72.

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363.3.9 Records of the Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration

Textual Records: Grant case files, 1962-67.

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363.3.10 Records of the Office of Research

Textual Records: Demonstration Case Files of the Division of Demonstrations and Training, 1963-68.

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363.3.11 Records of the Division of Social Services, Children's Bureau

Textual Records: Subject files, 1936-67. Budget files, 1949-67. State civil rights plans, 1965-69. Cuban Children's Refugee Program general files, 1961-67;. Child Welfare Services Legislation files, 1945-65. Child Welfare Services Summary State Program records, 1964. Child Welfare Services Annual Staff Conference records, 1962-66.

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363.3.12 Records of the Cuban Refugee Program Staff

Textual Records: Decimal files, 1961-65. Name files, 1963-65. Subject files, 1966-68. Subject files of the Assistance Payments Administration, Cuban Refugee Program, 1960-70.

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363.4 Records of SRS Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE)
1967-74

History: SRS established regional offices in each of HEW's nine regions, 1967. Regional office headquartered in Kansas City, MO, initially designated as Region VI, with jurisdiction over IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, and SD. Numerical designation changed to VII, and jurisdiction reduced as part of HEW regional realignment to conform to standard federal regions, 1970.

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Project grant files, Office of the Regional Commissioner, 1967-74.

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363.5 Records of SRS Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA)
1972-75

Textual Records (in Seattle): Project grant files, Office of the Regional Commissioner, 1972-75.

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363.6 Motion Pictures (General)
1969

Not Sick Enough, The Enforcer, and A Desire To Be Heard, concerning the various types of SRS services available, 1969 (5 reels).


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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