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Howard J. Parad Papers, 1956-1999
1 box (0.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Howard Parad was Dean and professor of the School for Social Work. The papers contain clippings, biographical information, photographs, notes, and correspondence.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Howard Parad was born in 1923 in Boston Massachusetts. Parad graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B in social science in 1943. In 1947 Parad received a M.S in psychiatric social work from Boston University. He completed a doctorate in social work at Columbia University in 1967. From 1947-1954 Parad was a caseworker and district supervisor at the Family Service Association of Greater Boston. Between the years of 1950 and 1956 Parad was part of the faculty at Boston University School of Social Work, and during his last two years at Boston University Parad was a research associate and instructor in mental health at the Family Guidance Center of the Harvard School of Public Health. In 1956 Parad became the Dean of the Smith College School for Social Work and held this position until 1971. During his time at Smith College Parad did many things including raising enrollment significantly and reevaluating the curriculum. Parad left the School for Social Work to resume teaching, research, and professional practice full time at the University Of Southern California School of Social Work from 1971-1988. During his time as Dean of Smith College Parad also worked as a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 1958-1963 and research project director of Service Association of America and the American Association of Psychiatric Clinics for Children 1965-1968. Parad was very active in his field and was a member of various committees, boards and associations including the National Association of Social Workers and the Franklin-Hampshire Community Mental Health Board. He was also named in the 1968 Who's Who in America. Howard Parad was married to Libbie Parad, who co-wrote many of his writings. Together Howard and Libbie Parad had three children.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection is mostly comprised of materials from Howard Parad's time as Dean of the Smith College School for Social work. The papers include biographical information as well as source material for papers and correspondence, photographs, clippings and writings that were not directly related to his time at Smith College.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Howard J. Parad Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Howard Parad papers were donated to the Smith College Archives from Howard Parad and other sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Biographical information
1956-1971

Box 962
Oral history transcript from the California Social Welfare Archives
1999

Box 962
Curriculum study
1959

Box 962
Curriculum study panel on Social casework
1956-1957

Box 962
Social Research Methodology 671 (course notes)
1963

Box 962
"From Practitioner to Educator" (workshop)
1958

Box 962
Paper on short term casework (background information)
1961

Box 962
Photographs
1956-1971

Box 962
Alumna Key


Box 962

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