Public Welfare, Dept. of
Scope and Contents
This record group contains records created and maintained by the South Dakota Department of Public Welfare and includes annual reports, correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, food price surveys, financial audits and reports, case files, subject files, publications, news releases, commission minutes, and fair hearing files.
- 1935 - 1975
The Department of Public Welfare was created by the State Legislature in 1935 to provide aid to the needy, and was overseen by the Public Welfare Commission. From 1937 to 1949, it was replaced by the Department of Social Security. However, in 1949 the Department of Public Welfare was reinstated and continued to operate until 1973, when its functions were transferred to the newly created Department of Social Services.
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- Guide to the Records of the South Dakota Department of Public Welfare
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- Sara Casper, Government Records Archivist
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- Preparation of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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