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In 1902 the Oxford Sanitary Aid Association was founded to promote the public health of the city, including the problem of infant mortality. The name was later changed to the Oxford Infant Welfare Association. After the passing of the Maternity and Child Welfare Act of 1918, staff spent more of their time serving mothers and infants. Initially this was a voluntary effort, but in 1937 the welfare centres set up in Oxford were taken over by the City Council. The association was wound up in 1950 and its funds transferred to Save the Children Fund.

The minute book was received via the Centre for Oxfordshire Studies in November 1990, as accession 3181.

Catalogued by Mark Priddey, April 1996.

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