Elmina Rose Lucke papers
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- Lucke, Elmina (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
- Born on December 6 in Carleton, Michigan
- Attended one-room school in Carleton.
- Graduated from high school in Toledo, Ohio.
- Helped establish and taught in Carleton's first high school.
- Graduated from Oberlin College, Phi Beta Kappa.
- Studied at the University of Berlin, returning home because of outbreak of war.
- Taught history at Scott High School in Toledo.
- Worked for the U.S. Children's Bureau in Gary, Indiana, directing social services; studied social service at the University of Chicago.
- Employed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to conduct surveys in Oklahoma and Kansas.
- Founded and directed the International Institute in Detroit, established by the Y.W.C.A. for recent immigrants.
- Taught history and served on committee on curriculum reorganization for Toledo high schools.
- Enrolled in International Law and Relations doctoral program at Columbia University as one of first two women to enter this program; received M.A.
- Taught social studies at Lincoln School, Teacher's College, Columbia University, and was an associate in research.
- Traveled around the world studying social science teaching with a grant from the American Historical Association.
- Served on the National Board of the American Council of Nationalities Service.
- Founded and directed the Delhi School of Social Work under the auspices of the Y.W.C.A. in India.
- Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Cairo, where she served as consultant in social work training to the Cairo School of Social Work and as advisor to the U.S. Point IV program.
- Worked as consultant for the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service.
- Appointed chairman of the United Nations Technical Assistance Program to Pakistan advising on social work education.
- Appointed to Board of Trustees, New Lincoln School.
- Received Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Oberlin College.
- Appointed to Advisory Board, Adelphi School of Social Work.
- Appointed as its representative to the United Nations by the International Federation of University Women.
- Served on Alumni Board of Oberlin College.
- Served as delegate, Tonga Conference, Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA), and U.N. consultant, Australian Council of Women.
- Appointed as its representative to the United Nations by the PPSEAWA; presented proposals relating to women's issues for the PPSEAWA at the U.N. Conference on Women in Teheran.
- Member, Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund for University Women, Inc
- Named, "Citizen of the Day," September 16, in Sarasota, Florida.
- Received Gwendolyn S. Cherry Award from AAUW Miami Branch for contributions in the field of women's rights.
- Publication of Unforgettable Memories, A Collection of Letters in India.
- Nominated for the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
- Died on October 3l in Sarasota, Florida
5 boxes (4.5 linear feet)
- I. Correspondence
- II. Professional Activities
- III. Writings and Speeches
- IV. Biographical Materials and Memorabilia
- V. Photographs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Brooks, Marilyn
- Brooks, Mrs. Richard W.
- Graduate School of Social Work. University of Dehli
- India -- Social conditions -- 20th century
- Lucke, Elmina
- Oral histories
- Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association
- Schwier, P. Priscilla Lamb
- Social sciences -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
- Social service
- Social service -- Developing countries
- Social work education -- Egypt
- Social work education -- India
- Social work education -- United States
- Social workers -- India
- Social workers -- United States
- South Asia -- Social conditions -- 20th century
- Travelers' writings
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A
- Young Women's Christian Associations--India
- Young Women's Christian associations
- photograph albums
- Elmina Rose Lucke papers
- Finding Aid
- Dorothy Green, Susan Boone
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