H I S T O R Y MSS 798
Ohio Child Conservation
2- 1/ 4 cubic f e e t
Provenance: The Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society acquired the Ohio Child
Conservation League Records as a g i f t of the League, through the
auspices of president Nancy Near, in December 1982. Barbara
Floyd processed the c o l l e c t i o n in February 1983.
Property rights: The Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society owns the property
r i g h t s t o t h i s c o l l e c t i o n .
Copyrights: The Ohio Child Conservation League has dedicated
such copyrights as it possesses in t h i s c o l l e c t i o n t o the public.
Consideration of a l l other copyrights is the r e s p o n s i b i l i t y of
t h e author and publisher.
Access: This c o l l e c t i o n is open under t h e r u l e s and regulations
of the Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society.
C i t a t i o n : Researchers a r e requested t o cite c o l l e c t i o n name,
c o l l e c t i o n number, and t h e Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society i n a l l foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: Audiovisual material was t r a n s f e r r e d to the audiovisual
section i n February 1983.
H i s t o r i c a l sketch: The Child Conservation League of America, a
national organization o f 30,000 members, organized several
regional leagues in Ohio in 1918 and 1919. The following year
fourteen of the t h i r t y regional leagues m e t i n Marion, Ohio, t o
form the Ohio Federation o f Child Conservation Leagues. The
League is based upon the Foundation Stones o f Success reference
books. These books, f i r s t published i n 1917, were written by
child- rearing experts and provide a philosophy and s c i e n t i f i c
method f o r r a i s i n g children.
Organizational sketch: The purpose of the Ohio Child Conservation
League, according t o its 1961 c o n s t i t u t i o n , is t o strerigthen the
r e l a t i o n s h i p of parents and children, unite League members for the
betterment of children, and aid children through education, philan-thropy,
l e g i s l a t i o n , and enforcement of laws. The League is non-p
a r t i s a n , non- sectarian, non- profit, and open t o any Ohioan i n t e r e s t e d
i n f u l f i l l i n g the purpose of the League. The c o n s t i t u t i o n s and by-laws
of regional leagues and federations must conform t o t h e s t a t e
organization. The regional leagues can e i t h e r e x i s t by themselves,
as a member of a federation, or as a patron league. The s t a t e
organization meets annually a t a s t a t e convention with regional
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