Consists of subject files and correspondence related to the activities of the department. Materials include audits, reports, correspondence with legislators and other departments, and files concerning meetings and conventions. Of particular interest are records concerning the affirmative action program in Tennessee, 1984-1985.
Public acts of 1917 required a license from the Secretary of State before a person or institution could operate a child care agency. The prerequisite for the license was a certificate from the Board of State Charities acknowledging that the agency had been inspected and fulfilled the requirements for a suitable and properly managed institution. Information in this collection is limited to the name of the individual or institution requesting the license, the location of the facility, and the one-year period the license was to be effective. No other data or statistical information is found in these records. There is an unexplained gap in this collection from January 1940 to November 1943.
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