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Name of Creator:Massachusetts Human Services Coalition, Inc.
Title:Massachusetts Human Services Coalition records
Date:1969-2004
Reference Code:M193
Location Code:35/2
Extent:7 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the activities of the Massachusetts Human Services Coalition (MHSC) and includes the administrative records of and publications produced by the MHSC. Administrative materials include meeting minutes and agendas, by-laws, a business plan, strategic planning documents, financial information, annual reports, fund raising files, budget advocacy files, and grant funding information. Also included are films of news broadcasts featuring MHSC members.
Historical Abstract:The Massachusetts Human Services Coalition (MHSC) was founded in 1976 and operated as a vehicle for organizing individuals around causes related to human services, focusing on the residents of Massachusetts who most directly benefit from state-funded services, including at-risk children, low-income families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations. The MHSC focused on analyzing and tracking public policy and funding of human services provided by the Commonwealth. The MHSC was in operation until December 31, 2005, at which time the Board of Directors decided to bring the Coalition to a close. At the time of the Coalition's closing, Board members met with other organizations in the community to ensure that the interests and mission of the Coalition would continue.
Language and Scripts:Materials are primarily in English with some promotional materials in Spanish and Polish.
System of Arrangement:Materials are arranged into three series: Series I. Administration, Series II. Publications, and Series III. Audiovisual.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Kerry, John F.
  • Patrick, Deval
  • Romney, Mitt
  • Cahill, Sean
  • Collins, Steve
  • Salerno, Rosaria
  • Stein, Miriam

  • Massachusetts Human Services Coalition, Inc.

  • Budget -- Massachusetts
  • Frail elderly -- Services for -- Massachusetts
  • Human services
  • Low-income parents
  • Public policy (Law)

Conditions Governing Access:This collection is unrestricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Donation from Massachusetts Human Services Coalition President Miriam Stein, August, 2005.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Abigail Cramer, April, 2012.