Washoe County Community Action Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: 82-34

Scope and Contents

The Washoe County Community Action Association includes minutes, bylaws, annual reports, correspondence, and evaluations; and materials on Head Start, Job Corps, Vista, Rural Counties Community Action Program of Nevada, and the Pat Baker Park in Reno. Of interest is information on welfare in Reno in the 1960s.

Dates

  • 1948-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History

Local agency of the federal anti-poverty program which was organized in 1965; in 1968 the name was changed to the Economic Opportunity Board of Washoe County.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Washoe County Community Action Association was a local agency of the federal anti-poverty program organized in 1965. The collection includes minutes, bylaws, annual reports, correspondence, and evaluations. Other information regarding community programs and issues is also included. Materials between 1948-1976.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Administration; 2) Community Organizations; 3) Clippings and Issues

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Elmer Rusco in August 1977.
Title
Guide to the Washoe County Community Action Association Records
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
November 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)