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Social Work Archives Oral History Collection, 1970-2003
12 boxes (3.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 417

Abstract:
Oral history interviews with important figures in the field of social work. Audio tapes and transcriptions available for most interviews.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection includes oral history interviews with important figures in the field of social work, conducted circa 1970-1998. Many were conducted by Vida S. Grayson. Subjects include:

  • Dorothy C. Bailey, transcript (114p)
  • Louise S. Bandler, transcript (448p), 14 audiotapes. [Louise Bandler Papers are closed]
  • Merriall Boselli, transcript (71p)
  • Dorcas Bowles, transcript and audiotape
  • Eleanor Clark, transcript (352p), eleven audiotapes (restricted)
  • Esther Cook, transcript (55p), audiotape
  • Rose Dawson, transcript (71p), audiotape
  • Ann Hartman (in Ann Hartman Papers)
  • Irving Kaufman, transcript (132p)
  • Jean Leach, transcript (320p)
    [See also Jean Leach Papers]
  • Roger Miller, transcript (294 p)
  • Grace Nicholls, transcript (255p)
  • Howard Parad, transcript (249p) and audiotape [closed]
  • Bertha C. Reynolds, transcript (58p) and three audiotapes
    [see also Bertha Capen Reynolds Papers]
  • Nancy Staver, transcript (274p) and ten audiotapes
    [see also Nancy Staver Papers]
  • Fanny Tollennar, transcript (43p)

In addition, see the following oral histories in other collections:

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.

Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Social Work Archives Oral History Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Bailey, Dorothy Cunningham
  • Bandler, Louise Silbert
  • Boselli, Merriall
  • Bowles, Dorcas
  • Clark, Eleanor
  • Cook, Esther
  • Dawson, Rose Hahn
  • Flexner, Eleanor, 1908-
  • Hartman, Ann
  • Hollis, Florence
  • Kaufman, Irving, 1917-
  • Leach, Jean
  • Lucke, Elmina Rose
  • Miller, Roger R.
  • Oral history--Archival resources
  • Parad, Howard J.
  • Reynolds, Bertha Capen, 1885-
  • Smith College School for Social Work--History--Sources
  • Social workers--United States--History--Sources
  • Staver, Nancy
  • Tollenaar, Fanny

Contributors
  • Flexner, Eleanor, 1908-


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