Pessa Kandinoff papers
Scope and Contents
Papers include biographical material; correspondence; photographs, printed material relating to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration; and case histories and personal accounts of World War II refugees with whom Kandinoff worked in Italy and Palestine.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1930 - 1994
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1992 - 1993
- Kandinoff, Pessa (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. 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. 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 / Historical
Pessa Polasky Kandinoff was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1909. B.S., 1931 and M.A. in Psychology, 1932 from University of Cincinnati; received additional training at New York School of Social Work. Caseworker for Department of Public Welfare and the Department of Aid to Dependent Children in Cincinnati, 1935-41, and for the Ohio State Department of Public Welfare, 1941-44. Welfare officer for refugee camps in Italy and Palestine, run by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, primarily for Greek and Yugoslav refugees. Psychiatric social worker, Longview State Hospital, Cincinnati, then at Cincinnati General Hospital, 1951-57. Taught psychiatric social work, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1957-71. Retired early 70s and moved to Israel. Died 1994.
0.229 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Social worker; Professor. Papers include biographical material; correspondence; photographs, printed material relating to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration; and case histories and personal accounts of World War II refugees with whom Kandinoff worked in Italy and Palestine.
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 gifted by Gonnie Bass in 1999.
Genre / Form
- Finding aid to the Pessa Kandinoff papers
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
- 2017-07-26T17:48:14-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2018-10-25: Updated to conform to DACS
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