Skip to main content
SERIES Identifier: HOLLIS 601652

District of Columbia Commissioners' Youth Council: Maximum Benefits Study


  • 1911 - 1972

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.


98 boxes

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

General note

Series Note

The program called the "Maximum Benefits Project" of the District of Columbia's Commissioners' Youth Council was started in September 1954 under the sponsorship of a Council Committee whose members were the heads of the departments serving children. The project sought to determine the amount and the kind of special services required to meet the needs of all elementary school children in the District and to study the effect of such special services on the prevention of juvenile delinquency. The Council Committee made use of the Gluecks' prediction tables and findings in its study.

Material in this Series is arranged in chronological sequence. It includes correspondence, tables, reports, memoranda, and it covers the period 1953 to 1964.

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

1545 Massachusetts Avenue
Langdell Hall
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-4550