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City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950
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TitleCity of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950
AbstractHistory of the city's Welfare Department, starting under the name of the Board of Public Welfare in 1910 and grwoing under the direction of William Volker and later Frank P. Walsh.
NotesIn April 1910, the city organized the first full public department of welfare in the United States. Like virtually all other progressive movements of the times the plan originated as a civic movement. To keep it out of politics the city government gave the responsibility to a citizen board serving without compensation.
AuthorRichard B. Fowler
Date1950
Location977.8411 H34c
Chapter Title9
Page111-113
Local SubjectBoard of Public Welfare
Volker, William
Welfare Department
Charities
Item TypeBook
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Item ID102614
CONTENTdm number2083
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