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Social work

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Collections documenting clinical social work and its developments in the 20th century and early 21st century. Collections primarily come from the Smith College School for Social Work.

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Agnes Lauga papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00577
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1940-1989

Alice Beal Baker Hyde papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00544
Abstract Psychiatric social worker, Social work educator. The Papers primarily date from 1914 to 1972 and focus on Hyde's life after graduation from the Smith College School of Social Work, her marriage to Mark Hyde, their divorce, her life as a single mother, her early career as a psychiatric social worker, and retirement. Comprised mostly of extensive family correspondence, as well as correspondence dealing with her experiences as a social worker at state hospitals in Boston and Detroit, circa 1919...
Dates of Materials: 1897-1972

Ann Hartman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00289
Abstract Dean, Smith College School for Social Work; Professor, social work; Political activist; Editor. The Ann Hartman Papers consist of professional papers, including activities in professional organizations as editor for the journal Social Work and secretary for the National Association of Social Workers; course material from Smith and the University of Michigan; published writings and miscellaneous research files, including interview tapes for College Settlement House research; correspondence...
Dates of Materials: 1943 - 2012

Beatrice Simcox Reiner papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00200
Abstract

Beatrice Simcox Reiner was a teacher, writer, and social caseworker. The collection consists of correspondence; writings; teaching and casework material; typed manuscripts of Character Disorders in Parents of Delinquents; notes and reference material; and a diary spanning the years 1969-72.

Dates of Materials: 1947 - 1984

Bertha Capen Reynolds papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00128
Abstract

Social worker and professor. Reynolds' professional career is well documented, including her years as associate director of the Smith College School for Social Work; as case supervisor at National Maritime Union; and as a teacher of social work. She also published numerous texts on the practice of social work. Material includes correspondence, published and unpublished writings, lectures, oral histories, and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1907-1994; Majority of material found within 1925-1979

Betty Carter papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00506
Abstract

The Betty Carter Papers consist primarily of Carter's writings, as an authority on the subject of family and marriage therapy, about marriage, divorce and remarriage, and family dynamics.

Dates of Materials: 1968 - 2003

Carel B. Germain papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00301
Abstract Professor of social work. Germain taught graduate courses that focused on the ecological approach to social work theory and practice. Her subject files are voluminous and contain material on a wide range of topics relevant to the teaching and practice of social work. Material includes biographical information, writings, correspondence, and audio tapes of Germain teaching Ego Psychology. Correspondents include Ann Hartman, Joan Laird, Alex Gitterman, and Anita...
Dates of Materials: 1922 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995

Diana Lee Beach papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00619
Abstract

The collection documents the work of Diana Beach, an Episcopal priest, including subject files and publications pertaining to women in religion and women's rights issues she encountered in her ministerial work, notably such family issues as alcoholism, divorce, and domestic violence; sex discrimination; and violence against women.

Dates of Materials: 1972-1985

Dorothea de Schweinitz and Louise de Schweinitz (Darrow) papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00398
Abstract

Papers of Louise de Schweinitz Darrow, physician and birth control advocate include correspondence, diaries, photographs and memorabilia. Papers of Dorothea de Schweinitz, social worker and labor researcher, include correspondence documenting her trip to Germany, 1913, where she first learned of class issues, management and labor issues, and an oral history.

Dates of Materials: 1912-1997; Majority of material found within 1970-1980

Dorothy Brier papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630351491]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00260
Abstract

Dorothy Brier was a social worker, teacher and author. This collection includes professional papers related to her career as a social worker at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, from 1971-1992. It includes unpublished papers, radio and tv scripts, and staff and community development program proposals. Also included are miscellaneous notes, clippings, and correspondence regarding social work in a health care setting.

Dates of Materials: 1965 - 1991

Edith M. Lerrigo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00608
Abstract YWCA executive, YWCA worker, Social welfare worker. The Edith M. Lerrigo Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life, dating from 1922 to 1989. Types of materials include correspondence, sermons, prayers, meditations and worship services, photographs, reports, subject files, and writings. The bulk of the papers date from 1930s to 1981 and consist primarily of notes, outlines, and texts for Lerrigo's many speeches and presentations, the bulk of which were given at YWCA...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1989; Majority of material found within 1930-1981

Elaine Pinderhughes papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00549
Abstract

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).

Dates of Materials: 1943 - 2012

Eleanor Brilliant collection of research materials on women's philanthropy

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00765
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials about women and philanthropy gathered by Eleanor Brilliant, including annual reports, surveys, pamphlets, and press releases for local, state and national women's philanthropic agencies including the Women's Funding Network.

Dates of Materials: 1982-2012

Elizabeth Healy Ross papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00422
Abstract Elizabeth Healy Ross was a psychiatric social worker. Her work with the U.S. government during World War II led to social work services for military personnel becoming an integral part of all branches of the armed services. Her papers include materials related to her work with the armed forces and the District of Columbia, as well as her employment at the Bank Street School of Education and her involvement in professional associations. There are small amounts of material pertaining to Ross's...
Dates of Materials: 1930 - 2000

Ellen Gates Starr papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00151
Abstract Labor organizer; religious writer; settlement house worker; and founder, Hull House, Chicago. Papers represent 4 generations of the Starr family, primarily Ellen Gates Starr. Of particular interest is correspondence with Jane Addams pertaining to the founding of Hull House, as well as photographs and biographical information about Jane Addams. There is also extensive family correspondence and her writings on book binding and religion. Family material includes writings and letters of her aunt...
Dates of Materials: 1659 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1850-1970

Elmina Rose Lucke papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00192
Abstract Professor of social work and social studies, founder and director of the Dehli School of Social Work, consultant for social work education, and YWCA official. The Elmina Lucke papers focus on her work abroad as educator, administrator, and consultant for social work. Materials include correspondence with former students and associates in Egypt, India, and Pakistan; photographs of her travels; speeches; writings, including an unpublished memoir; and a transcript and tapes of an oral...
Dates of Materials: 1897-1987

Florence Cross Kitchelt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00086
Abstract

Florence Cross Kitchelt was a settlement house worker and social worker. Kitchelt's journals describe settlement work in New York and New Haven, CT. Correspondence includes descriptive letters to her parents; letters from settlement friends; letters from Sadie Rubin, an inmate at the New York State Reformatory for Women; and from members of the Laureate Literary Society, which Kitchelt founded and directed. Other materials include autobiographical pieces, articles, verses, and notes.

Dates of Materials: 1900 - 1959

Florence Hollis and Rosemary Ross Reynolds papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00203
Abstract Social worker and professor. The bulk of the papers were created by Hollis, but include the papers of her longtime companion, Rosemary Reynolds. The papers provide information about broad changes in the social work profession and document some of the new trends in the field, particularly from the 1970s onward. Material includes correspondence, student papers, case records, writings and speeches, published articles, audio tapes, recordings, video tapes, agency records and photographs....
Dates of Materials: 1863-1987; Majority of material found within 1930-1986

Francesca Rheannon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00543
Abstract Social worker; Public health specialist; Broadcast journalist; Radio producer. Papers consist of audio CDs, transcriptions, and research materials pertaining to "Voices of HIV", a five-part radio series produced by Francesca Rheannon and Luis Melendez for WFCR 88.5 (Amherst, Mass.), 2006. The bilingual radio project that looks at how HIV and AIDS are affecting the Latino communities of Western New England and includes interviews with Latino/a men and women infected with HIV/AIDS. Audio CDs...
Dates of Materials: 2001-2006 (ongoing)

Froma Walsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00635
Abstract

Froma Walsh is the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita in the School of Social Service Administration and Department of Psychiatry, Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. This collection includes Dr. Walsh's professional papers including her CV, and her books and articles relating to family therapy.

Dates of Materials: 1982 - 2004

Gladys V. Swackhamer papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00268
Abstract

Pacifist; psychiatric social worker; and political activist. The collection documents topics such as conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War; nuclear disarmament; the environment; homelessness; the plight of migrant farm workers; and governmental waste and mismanagement; as well as her work with the WPA and other agencies. Materials include photographs; correspondence; and unpublished autobiographical writings, including recordings and interpretations of her dreams.

Dates of Materials: 1881-1988; Majority of material found within 1900-1988

Grace Hoadley Dodge papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00603
Abstract

Social welfare worker, Philanthropist, Educator. Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and primarily include biographical writings about Grace Dodge and clipping scrapbooks containing articles by Grace Dodge and about her activities and concerns (1882-1914). The scrapbooks focus on Dodge's efforts on behalf of "working girls" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century urban areas.

Dates of Materials: 1882-1995; Majority of material found within 1882-1915

Helen Leland Witmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00199
Abstract Sociologist, teacher, and social worker. The bulk of the Witmer papers pertain to her writings, including notes, typescripts and manuscripts for her unpublished book, Juvenile Delinquents in Court: A Study in Four Countries (Israel, Poland, Puerto Rico and Yugoslavia). There are also photographs, correspondence, lectures, and conference papers. Also documented are her tenure as director of research at Smith College School for Social Work and at the U.S. Children's...
Dates of Materials: 1928-1979; Majority of material found within 1935-1965

Howard Parad papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00473
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1989 - 2002

Jane Addams papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00001
Abstract

Founder, Hull House, Chicago; pacifist; labor organizer; settlement house worker; and women's rights advocate. The Addams papers contain primarily published material and duplicates of materials from the Swarthmore Peace Collection. Included are articles, books, memorials, and memorabilia about Addams, as well as writings and speeches by her. There is a small amount of original correspondence, plus photographs and drawings of Jane Addams and Hull House.

Dates of Materials: 1904 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1904-1936

Jean Leach papers

 Collection — Box SSC Shared 12: [Barcode: 310183631046421]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00198
Abstract

Jean Leach was a social worker and family therapist. The collection contains speeches, articles, and biographical clippings.

Dates of Materials: 1963-1983

Jean Sanville papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00275
Abstract Jean Bovard Sanville was one of the country's first social workers to establish a full-time private practice. A longtime member of the faculty of the Smith College of Social Work, she was regarded as a groundbreaker in many aspects of her profession, including education. The Jean Sanville papers contain correspondence; speeches and other writings; teaching materials; conference materials; and organization files. The bulk of the collection consists of material relating to Sanville's...
Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2005

Joan Laird papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00462
Abstract

Professor of social work; family therapist. Papers consist of published books and journal articles.

Dates of Materials: 1956 - 2011

Katherine Gabel papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00182
Abstract

The collection consists mostly of personal and professional papers of Katherine Gabel, a social worker. It also includes printed material related to the Adobe Mountain School and the Smith College School for Social work.

Dates of Materials: 1950 - 1985

Kathleen O'Shea and Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00578
Abstract Kathleen O'Shea is an author, Lesbian activist, Social reform advocate and was a Catholic nun. Her mother, Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea, grew up in a working-class Catholic family in Kansas. Kathleen's papers include documents and memorabilia from O'Shea's childhood, correspondence, photographs, a small amount of material pertaining to lesbian former nuns, writing research, and video tapes. Sarah's papers include diaries, unpublished memoirs, photographs, memorabilia and genealogical...
Dates of Materials: 1893 - 2013