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).
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
30.25 linear feet (28 boxes)
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