Elaine Pinderhughes papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains extensive information about Pinderhughes's career as a professor of social work and as a highly regarded consultant, leader and featured speaker at conferences, workshops, and symposia. Published and unpublished articles and essays, including notes and drafts, are also includes, as are research materials for her book, Understanding Race, Ethnicity and Power: The Key to Efficacy in Clinical Practice (1989).
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1943 - 2012
- Pinderhughes, Elaine (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection must be screened by an archivist for restricted records before being used by researchers. Please contact the archives a minimum of two weeks in advance of your visit for access. Restricted records include training notes pertaining to her book, Understanding Race, Ethnicity and Power: The Key to Efficacy in Clinical Practice; agency notes and private practice notes, all restricted until 1 Jan 2035.
Conditions Governing Use
To the extent that she owns copyright, Pinderhughes 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 Pinderhughes, 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.
Elaine Pinderhughes earned her B.A. from Howard University, summa cum laude, and her M.S.W. from Columbia University (1948). She was married to psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Charles Pinderhughes, with whom she had five children. Pinderhughes was Professor Emerita and former chair of the clinical sequence at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She had an extensive private practice; lectured and conducted diversity training in social agencies, mental health centers, educational institutions, residency training programs in psychiatry and internal medicine, and in corporations in the United States, Canada, Europe and South Africa. Pinderhughes was president of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and holder of numerous awards. She also served as Lydia Rapoport Professor at Smith College of Social Work; Lucille Austin Fellow at Columbia University; and held the Moses Chair at Hunter College School of Social Work. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, she wrote three books published by Free Press: Understanding Race, Ethnicity and Power: The Key to Efficacy in Clinical Practice; The Power to Care: Clinical Practice Effectiveness with Overwhelmed Clients (co-author); and Group Work with Overwhelmed Clients (co-author). [source: http://www.afta.org/bios/pinderhughes.html]
6.5 linear feet (6 containers)
Language of Materials
Elaine Pinderhughes was a professor of social work and highly sought after consultant, as well as a leader and featured speaker at conferences, workshops, and symposia. This collection includes published and unpublished articles and essays, including notes and drafts, as well as research materials for her book, Understanding Race, Ethnicity and Power: The Key to Efficacy in Clinical Practice (1989).
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
Donated by Elaine Pinderhughes, 2006 and 2014.
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. The following changes were made in this collection: Accession 2014-S-0013, Boxes 1-2 renumbered as Boxes 5-6
Genre / Form
- lecture notes
- Finding aid to Elaine Pinderhughes papers
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Ellice Amanna
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- 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2019-06-17: Finding aid updated to include updated restrictions
- 2021-06-18: Content description added from accession inventories
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