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Dorothy Brier papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00260

Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Brier papers include professional papers related to her career since 1970 at Lenox Hill Hospital. It includes unpublished papers, radio and tv scripts, and staff and community development program proposals. Also miscellaneous notes, clippings, and correspondence regarding social work in a health care setting.

Dates of Materials

  • 1965 - 1991

Creator

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

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. 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. 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

Dorothy Brier received an A.B. from Radcliffe in 1951 and a MSS from Smith College School for Social Work in 1954. She was a caseworker and group therapist at the Community Service Society, New York City, 1954-1960; a social worker at the League School, Brooklyn, 1960-1961; and a supervisor, caseworker, and therapist at Youth Consultation Service (Dana House), NYC, 1961-1969. She also led numerous community projects, including work as a field instructor at the Community Service Society at Fordham University, NYC, 1969-1971, and as assistant director of education and programming at the Lenox Hill Hospital social work department, NYC, 1971-1991. She taught a continuing education course at the Smith School for Social Work, 1980, and she has published articles on social work in hospitals. Brier retired in 1992.

Extent

0.438 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dorothy Brier was a social worker, teacher and author. This collection includes professional papers related to her career as a social worker at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, from 1971-1992. It includes unpublished papers, radio and tv scripts, and staff and community development program proposals. Also included are miscellaneous notes, clippings, and correspondence regarding social work in a health care setting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Dorothy Brier in 1995 and 2000.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid to the Dorothy Brier papers
Status
Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
Author
Madison White; Ellice Amanna
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-01-02: Updated to conform to DACS

Repository Details

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

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