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Government Documents - Department of Health & Human Services: Children's Bureau

Guide to U.S. Department of Health publications and those of its subsidiary agencies. Topics include diseases and conditions, vital statistics, health statistics, public health, and related matters.

About the Agency and Our Holdings

The Children's Bureau (CB) was established in the Department of Commerce and Labor by an act of April 9, 1912 (37 Stat. 79). Its original mission was to investigate child mortality and living and working conditions of children. It became part of the Department of Labor in 1913. It moved to the Social Security Administration in 1946, then became administratively part of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1967. In 1977, it became part of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families in the Office of Human Development Services (OHDS) of the Department of Health and Human Services. "The Children’s Bureau partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation’s children and families." (CB website)

The Government Documents Collection has a partial collection of CB publications, including the following periodicals:

In addition, we have many books, pamphlets, and other documents about CB, children and youth in general, and Congressional material about children's well-being. 

Poster for Children's Year, 1918-1919