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Jean Sanville papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00275

Scope and Contents

The Jean Sanville papers contain correspondence; speeches and other writings; teaching materials; conference materials; and organization files. The bulk of the collection consists of material relating to Sanville's professional life, particularly papers developed for presentation at courses, conventions, conferences, seminars and workshops. There are also book reviews and commentaries on other people's work, as well as documents pertaining to Sanville's long-term involvement with the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS).

Dates of Materials

  • 1951 - 2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Confidential materials, such as case histories and student files, are restricted. Researchers may request access to materials; they will be processed for access in response to demand.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Jean Sanville 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 Jean Sanville, 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

Jean Bovard Sanville was one of the country's first social workers to enter full-time private practice. Sanville was born in 1918. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1940. After graduating from the Smith College School for Social Work in 1942 and earning her doctorate from the International College in California, she worked in various mental health agencies. In 1958 she broke new ground in her profession, entering full-time private practice. She was also an innovator in education for clinical practice. Sanville was Visiting Professor at the UCLA School of Social Welfare, and founder and first dean of the Institute for Clinical Social Work. She was co-founder and training analyst at the Los Angeles Society for Psycholanalytic Studies. Sanville served on the faculty of the Smith School for Social Work Program of Continuing Education since 1984. She was editor of the Clinical Social Work Journal and has written many scholarly papers and articles. Sanville often collaborated with her husband, Joel Shor. She died in 2013.

Extent

30.25 linear feet (28 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Jean Bovard Sanville was one of the country's first social workers to establish a full-time private practice. A longtime member of the faculty of the Smith College of Social Work, she was regarded as a groundbreaker in many aspects of her profession, including education. The Jean Sanville papers contain correspondence; speeches and other writings; teaching materials; conference materials; and organization files. The bulk of the collection consists of material relating to Sanville's professional life, particularly papers developed for presentation at courses, conventions, conferences, seminars and workshops. There are also book reviews and commentaries on other people's work

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were donated by Jean Sanville. In addition to those listed in Related Accessions, there were seven accessions between 1991 and 1997: 91S-55 and six others.
Title
Finding aid for Jean Sanville papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Ellice Amanna
Date
2019-01-02
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: Finding aid updated to current standards and published.

Repository Details

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

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