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2. Subject Files, 1916-2007 (bulk 1930-1977)



This series includes subject files on topics of interest to TAFS, including homeless services, affordable housing, immigration, teenage runaways, social security and welfare, welfare reform, and newspaper clippings about TAFS. Also included are subject files related to groups and organizations with which TAFS interacted, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Travelers Aid Society/Travelers Aid International Social Services of America. Of particular interest are the subject files related to services provided by TAFS, such as the Airport Homeless Service, Automobile Service (a car service that helped travelers get to their destinations in Boston), Crisis Intervention, In-migrant Domestic Program, Runaway Reunification Program, Youth Residency Program, and services provided to Polish and Vietnamese immigrants. Also included is a file of material regarding the Committee for the Youth Residence Facility, which was a joint project between TAFS and Boston Children's Service Association to create housing for homeless youths. Also of interest is the material regarding the MS Batory, a ship that brought Polish immigrants to Boston in the mid-1960s. The Boston University Course Material file includes documentation of a social work course in which TAFS staff spoke on human services topics and from which students visited the TAFS headquarters.


  • 1916-2007 (bulk 1930-1977)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

Client-specific files, such as case files, are restricted for 75 years from their date of creation.


From the Collection: 12.55 cubic feet (15 containers)


This series is arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

2.0 cubic ft.


Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US