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Health and Welfare Council of Maryland Records

Identifier: R0054-HWC

Scope and Contents

The collection contains pamphlets, reports and ephemeral items from the organization's library.


  • 1933 - 1992


Historical Note

The Health & Welfare Council was established in 1933 as the Baltimore Council of Social Agencies. It was a planning, coordinating, and research agency concerned with health, recreation, welfare and employment problems and services in the Baltimore metropolitan region. The staff researched and prepared reports on needs and problems associated with human services. The council also provided information to service agencies and to the public. In 1992, the HWC succeeded by the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations.


130.9 Linear Feet

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Custodial History

The original collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by John G. Geist, HWC Executive Director, in two accessions: February 15, 1974 and January 30, 1975. An additional accrual was donated by Peter V. Berns, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, on June 11, 1992.

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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA