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Joan Laird Papers, 1979-2001 (ongoing)
1 box (1.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 462

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

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following restriction:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must request boxes 48 hours in advance.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Joan Laird earned a B.A. from Vassar College and a M.S.W. from Columbia University. She worked as a caseworker on Long Island, NY, 1967-74, then taught in Eastern Michigan University's Social Work Program, 1974-86. She co-founded and worked as a family therapist at the Ann Arbor Center for the Family. Research Advisor in the Smith College School for Social Work (1986-87), then Professor, 1987-97. She taught in the Smith College Psychology Department, 1997-99. Adjunct Professor at College of Community Studies, Auckland, New Zealand, in 2001 and is currently Professor Emerita at the SCSSW. Published books include: Family-Centered Social Work Practice, with Ann Hartman (1983); A Handbook Of Child Welfare : Context, Knowledge, And Practice, with Ann Hartman (1985); Revisioning Social Work Education : A Social Constructionist Approach (1993); Cultural Diversity In Clinical Practice (1995); Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families: A Handbook for Therapists (1996); and Lesbian and Gay Families (1999).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Papers consist of published books, and copies of published chapters and journal articles.

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following restriction:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must request boxes 48 hours in advance.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

Joan Laird Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


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
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Ann Arbor Center for the Family (MI)--History--Sources
  • Child welfare--Study and teaching--History--Sources
  • Family social work--United States--History-Sources
  • Laird, Joan
  • Lesbian mothers -- United States
  • Smith College. School for Social Work--History--Sources
  • Social work education--United States--History--Sources


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