Kansas Council for Children and Youth records
The Kansas Council for Children and Youth was founded in 1942 in response to recommendations of the 1940 White House Conference on Children in a Democracy. This collection includes administrative materials, extensive subject files, meeting minutes and newsletters.
- 1945 - 1989
- Kansas Council for Children and Youth (Organization)
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No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
History of Kansas Council for Children and Youth
The Kansas Council for Children and Youth (KCCY) was organized on October 23, 1942, to carry out in Kansas the recommendations of the 1940 White House Conference on Children in a Democracy. The defined function of KCCY is to work with other organizations and individuals to promote the well-being of children and youth in Kansas. This is done by increasing the public awareness of the needs and problems of children, expansion of physical and mental health facilities in Kansas for children and youth, monitoring the justice system, updating child labor laws, improvement of Kansas schools, and planning for and implementing the recommendation of the decennial White House Conferences on Children and Youth. KCCY is financed by individual and agency memberships and private organizations. Esther E. Twente was the organizer and first chairman of KCCY. She also served as chairman of the Department of Social Work at the University of Kansas.
20 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection is information and correspondence the council has compiled in areas dealing with children and youth. The collection holds a wealth of information in subject areas such as adoption, child labor laws, mental -health facilities, delinquency, and child care. The collection also includes materials from the National Committee for Children and Youth (NCCY), and the National Council of State Committees for Children and Youth (NCSCCY). There is also rather extensive material from the 1960 and 1970 White House Conferences on Children and Youth in the collection. The papers in this collection dealing with organizational activity cover the years 1949 through 1979, and include annual meeting minutes, financial records, board meetings, reports of committee meetings, history of the organization, and newsletters. The collection is organized in one alphabetical arrangement, and consists of general categories with more specific references following. Papers dealing directly with the KCCY are interfiled into the collection.
An addition to the collection, listed at call number RH MS 790, is inventoried, but not arranged. Researcher should consult both groups of material, as the content may overlap.
RH MS 284
RH MS 790
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Kansas Council for Children and Youth, 1979, 1982-1988
Transfer, University Archives, 1994
- Guide to the Kansas Council for Children and Youth Collection
- Kansas Council for Children and Youth records
- Finding aid prepared by kac, 2006; Finding aid encoded by kac, 2006
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Kansas Council for Children and Youth Collection , Kansas Collection, RH MS 790, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States