Item #4965 California Transient Service: Progress and Methods of Approach August 1933 - April 1935. California, Transient Population.

California Transient Service: Progress and Methods of Approach August 1933 - April 1935

San Francisco: Published by the Nomad Transient Publication Project, 1935. xvii,134pp., with illustrations, maps, and charts. Folio. Original pictorial wrappers, blue cloth backstrip (as issued). Minor toning, edge wear, and dust-soiling to wrappers. Contemporary ink stamp from the Oregon State Emergency Relief Administration on front flyleaf. Very good. Item #4965

A scarce report containing policy discussions, demographics, and strategies for handling California's transient population, including those uprooted by environmental crises and economic hardship during the Great Depression. The work is divided into four parts: emergency relief, individualized service, rehabilitation and work, and future probabilities. It also includes a directory of the California Transient Service's intake bureaus and camps, as well as detailed descriptions of special treatment centers like Camp California, which provided "an opportunity for rehabilitation to women without dependents, who are down and out financially and emotionally and who are in need of a rest, change of climate and encouragement." The production of the work is in keeping with the elegance of the Works Progress Administration (established the same year), with attractive illustrations (some in color) throughout. If they'd only spent the money it took to produce this lavishly-illustrated government report on relief for the transient population.... OCLC records six copies in digital record, at the California State Library, San Francisco Public Library, Sonoma State, Claremont College, UCLA, and Harvard Medical School.

Price: $750.00