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Louise Silbert Bandler papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00384

Scope and Contents

The Louise Silbert Bandler Papers include professional correspondence, lecture and seminar notes from Bandler's department at Smith College and the SCSSW; teaching materials including course outlines, syllabi, reading lists, lectures, student papers, grant applications, and material pertaining to organizing professional conferences; and writings, including her MSW thesis, lectures, typescripts, published books, journal articles, and book reviews. There are also correspondence, plus minutes and reports from the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers and Smith College reunion memorabilia, including photographs. The collection includes material about Bertha Reynolds centennial, 1986, and on the evolution of social work education.

Dates of Materials

  • 1929 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

This collection must be screened by an archivist for case histories identifying third parties before being used by researchers. Please contact the archives a minimum of two weeks in advance of your visit for access.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Louise Silbert Bandler 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 Bandler, 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

Louise Silbert Bandler was a psychiatric social worker and served as director of psychiatric social work at Massachusetts General Hospital, 1932-1944. She received an AB from Smith College in 1932, a MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work (SCSSW) in 1932, and a diploma from a SCSSW post-graduate course for supervisors and students in 1937. She organized, developed, and participated in seminars for psychiatric social workers at Massachusetts General from 1935-1945. Bandler was a professor at Simmons College School for Social Work, 1943-1975 and has been professor emertius there since 1975. She is active in alumnae affairs for SCSSW, including serving on advisory committees, 1936-1978. She was also active in the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers, 1929-1955. Bandler planned and coordinated professional psychiatric social work conferences in Wales and England, 1978-1979, and published numerous books, journal articles, and book reviews throughout her career.

Extent

18.5 linear feet (20 boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Louise Silbert Bandler was a psychiatric social worker and served as director of psychiatric social work at Massachusetts General Hospital, 1932-1944. She received an AB from Smith College in 1932, a MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work (SCSSW) in 1932, and a diploma from a SCSSW post-graduate course for supervisors and students in 1937.The collection include professional correspondence, lecture and seminar notes and teaching materials from Smith College and the SCSSW. Also included are Bandler's writings, including her MSW thesis, lectures, typescripts, published books, journal articles, and book reviews. There are also correspondence, plus minutes and reports from the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers and Smith College reunion memorabilia, including photographs. The collection includes material about Bertha Reynolds centennial, 1986, and on the evolution of social work education.

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

The collection was donated by Louise Silbert Bandler in 1998.
Title
Louise Silbert Bandler papers
Status
Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
Author
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.
  • 2021-08-17: Added inventory to accession 2000-S-0002

Repository Details

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

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