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Agnes Lauga papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00577

Scope and Contents

The Agnes Lauga Papers include correspondence, writings by Lauga and others, teaching materials, and other documents related to Lauga's teaching and administrative work at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and her involvement in the Alumnae Association of the Smith College School for Social Work. Photographs, awards, and memorabilia are also included.

[NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Dates

  • 1940-1989

Creator

Language of Materials

English, French

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Agnes Louise Cosgrove Thénaud Lauga was born February 6, 1911 to Elizabeth and John Cosgrove in Providence, RI. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Pembroke College, Brown University (1932), her Master's degree from Brown University (1937); and her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work in 1944. From 1944 to 1947, she worked at Family Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, and went on to work at the Central Clinic of the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, from 1947 to 1955. She was recruited as Director of Psychiatric Social Work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she worked from 1955 to 1970, to forge the college's newly-established psychiatric social service program; she then served as Associate Director and Acting Director of Social Work. Lauga also held faculty appointments at the University of Cincinnati and Yeshiva University. As an alumna, she was deeply involved in the Smith College School for Social Work, serving on its Governance Board, on search committees, and in key positions in the Alumnae Association, including President and Chair of the Annual Fund. Lauga wrote extensively, taught at workshops and institutes, and served on panels of major professional associations. In 1985, She received the Smith College School for Social Work's Day- Garrett Award. Agnes married Franc Thénaud in 1937. He died while serving as a translator at the Nuremberg Trials. She later married Henri Lauga and they lived in New York. She died in 2007.

Extent

2 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

Overview

Social worker; Social work administrator and educator. The papers include correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, writings by Lauga and others, teaching materials, and other documents related to Lauga's teaching and administrative work at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and her involvement in the Alumnae Association of the Smith College School for Social Work. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Agnes Lauga Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection Clara Genetos in 2007.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2007

Creator

Title
Agnes Lauga papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

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