Howard Parad papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials pertaining to Parad's career as a practioner and teacher of clinical social work, including correspondence, syllabi, lecture notes and speeches, essays drafts and published articles, research data, and subject files. Primary areas of interest include crisis intervention and management, particularly the role of social work in emergency medical treatment and short-term care.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1989 - 2002
- Parad, Howard (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This is a process-on-demand collection. It must be screened by an archivist for third parties identified in case histories 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 he owns copyright, Howard Parad has assigned the copyright in his 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 Howard Parad, 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.
Howard Parad was born on March 17, 1923 in Boston, Mass to Harry and Matilda (Salzman) Parad. He earned an A.B. in in social science in 1943 from Harvard University (magna cum laude), a M.S.W in 1947 from the Boston University School of Social Work, and a D.S.W in 1967 from the Columbia University School of Social Work. He married Libbie Greenbaum in 1944; their three children are Harry, Jonathan and Sarah.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Parad's experience includes work in military psychiatric social work and public health, and extensive practice in child, family, couple, and adult psychotherapy. He was a caseworker for the Greater Boston Family Service Association from 1947 to 1954, and assistant program director of the Hecht Neighborhood House in Dorchester, Mass. from 1948 to 1949. He was a member of the Boston University faculty from 1950 to 1956, and served as Dean of the Smith College School for Social Work from 1956 to 1971. He was employed by the University of Southern California School of Social Work (1971-1988). He has served as consultant to many programs, including the California Department of Mental Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veterans Administration, Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai, the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and the National Kidney Foundation.
9.938 linear feet (11 containers)
Language of Materials
Howard Parad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and served as Dean of the Smith College School for Social Work from 1956 to 1971. The collection contains materials pertaining to Parad's career as a practioner and teacher of clinical social work, including correspondence, syllabi, lecture notes and speeches, essays drafts and published articles, research data, and subject files.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Howard J. Parad, 2002-2008.
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
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- 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2019-05-16: Updated legacy finding aid and published.
- 2021-06-29: Content description added from accession inventories
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