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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M78- 176
Creator: Florida Health and Welfare Council.
Title, Dates: Records, 1921-1973.
Amount: 1.00 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Health and Welfare Council was a non-profit corporation that began in 1911 as the Florida State Conference of Social Work, a statewide organization created to facilitate discussion among social workers, state agencies and institutions involved in providing social services to clients. It was comprised of state and private social workers whose purpose was to coordinate the work of every social agency in Florida. Its name changed in 1951 to the Florida Conference of Social Welfare, and then to the Florida Health and Welfare Council in 1967. The organization dissolved by proclamation in 1973.

Summary:     The collection contains the records of the Florida Health and Welfare Council and its predecessors, the Florida State Conference of Social Work and the Florida Conference of Social Welfare. It documents the activities of and issues relevant to the association.

    The bulk of the collection are records of the Florida State Conference of Social Work, the organization's earliest iteration. These records include correspondence, minutes, annual programs, bulletins, legislation and miscellaneous materials. There are also minutes and annual programs of the Florida Conference of Social Work. The records of the Florida Health and Welfare Council are few; they include correspondence, a 1973 bulletin, and a 1969 annual program.

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Subject Access Fields: Florida Conference of Social Welfare.
Florida Health and Welfare Council.
Family services Florida
Public welfare Florida
Social service Societies, etc
Minutes. aat
Added Entries Florida Conference of Social Welfare.
Florida State Conference of Social Work.