Sawyer County (Wis.). Department of Public Welfare: Aid to Dependent Children Case Files, 1933-1941

Summary Information
Title: Sawyer County (Wis.). Department of Public Welfare: Aid to Dependent Children Case Files
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1941

  • Sawyer County (Wis.). Department of Public Welfare
Call Number: Sawyer Series 11

Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center / Ashland Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Primarily case files of mothers or guardians receiving aid from the Sawyer County Department of Public Welfare for their minor children. Content of the files typically includes an application for aid, face sheets containing factual information about the applicant and the family, and a notice of award. Files may include an account of case worker's home visits and other information. One old age assistance file is included in this series. The cases of Native Americans were filed separately and given the file designation “CW.” The years indicated in the list below are the years in which the cases were opened.


There is a restriction on access to this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

Language: English

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The Archives has a version of this finding aid listing each case file separately; these names are confidential however and are subject to the restriction detailed below.

Administrative/Restriction Information
Access Restrictions

This series contains information which is confidential under S.49.83(1), Wis. Stats. However, access to these records is possible under certain circumstances. Records more than 75 years old are open for research. Access to records less than 75 years old may be granted under the following conditions: 1) Prospective users submit to the Archives a written request describing the project to be undertaken, the records to be used, and the proposed product of their research; requests for information about specific individuals or cases will not be permitted; 2) Prospective users sign a written agreement that there shall be no disclosure, either directly or deductively, of personally identifiable information taken from these files; and 3) Photocopying of material by the researcher is prohibited.

Arrangement of the Materials

By case file number.

Contents List
Box   1
A-57-128 through A-57-164, 1939-1941
Box   2
A-57-165 through A-57-176, 1933-1941
Box   2
O-57-519, 1941
Box   2
CW-247 through CW-251, 1936-1938