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Beatrice Simcox Reiner papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00200

Scope and Contents

The collection cosists of correspondence; writings; teaching and casework material; typed manuscripts of her book, Character Disorders in Parents of Delinquents; notes and reference material (mostly printed) on adolescence, children, sex, and homosexuality; and a diary spanning the years 1969-72.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1947 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Beatrice Simcox Reiner has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Beatrice Simcox Reiner, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical Note

Beatrice Simcox Reiner graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1927 and went on to earn a M.S.W. in 1937 from the New York School of Social Work (later affiliated with Columbia University). She worked as a caseworker and supervisor at the Community Service Society in New York from 1931-44 and then at the Family Service Association of Greater Boston (Massachusetts) from 1944-58. She went on to work at the Judge Baker Guidance Center in Boston from 1954-58, where she gathered material for her book, Character Disorders in Parents of Delinquents (1959). From 1961-75, she worked for the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, Florida, first as a family counselor and later as a consultant. Reiner's career included teaching as well as social casework. She taught at the Simmons College School for Social Work from 1946-47; the Boston University School for Social Work from 1947-48; and at the Hailie Sellassie I University School of Social Work in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1966-69. Reiner also led many professional workshops and institutes throughout the United States.


0.833 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Beatrice Simcox Reiner was a teacher, writer, and social caseworker. The collection consists of correspondence; writings; teaching and casework material; typed manuscripts of Character Disorders in Parents of Delinquents; notes and reference material; and a diary spanning the years 1969-72.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Beatrice Simcox Reiner on 1985-11-23.



Finding Aid to the Beatrice Simcox Reiner papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-12-20: Updated to conform to DACS
  • 2019-04-11: Added container listing and updated finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063