Unitarian Service Committee. Director, Child and Youth Projects. Records, 1947-1961.
The first three boxes of this collection also include case work department records. The USC case work department worked with the International Refugee Organization (IRO) and the Displaced Persons Commission, Washington (DPC), in the resettlement of displaced persons. The task of the IRO was to care for the Displaced Persons in the DP camps in Europe, providing shelter and food for them. The DPC was the administrative body of the U.S. Government in executing the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, which allowed 205,000 displaced persons to immigrate to the United States. The Displaced Persons Act of 1948 requested that job, housing, and inland transportation be assured for the displaced persons. The Commission relied upon the cooperation of voluntary agencies for the securing of these assurances. The Unitarian Service Committee was one organization which worked toward providing those assurances concerning individuals interested in immigrating to the United States. Many of these records consist of the correspondence of Erna Pustau, a case worker, and Raymond Bragg, executive director from 1947 to 1952.
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- Unitarian Service Committee. Director, Child and Youth Projects. Records, 1947-1961: A Finding Aid.
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