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ORAL HISTORY CATALOG

The CSWA Oral History Collection numbers over one hundred interviews with persons important in the history of social work in Southern California and in the nation. Examples of interviewees include Carmelita White, the first African-American graduate of the USC School of Social Work, in 1932; George Nickel, one of the leaders in the advancement of social welfare in California, from his entrance into the profession during the Great Depression until his death (1990); and Charles Schottland, Social Security Commissioner during the Eisenhower administration and head of the U.S. Children's Bureau.  To search the catalog's contents, arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee, click on the appropriate letter from the following menu.   To consult the collection on-site at the Archival Research Center in Doheny Library, please make an appointment with Claude Zachary, by e-mail, czachary@usc.edu; or by phone, 213-740-2587.

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ABARBANEL, Gail

Gail Abarbanel Interview. Interviewed by Myra Radel Amorosi. Date of interview: 11-9-03. Length of interview: 2 hours and 40 minutes. Transcript of interview: 20 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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ADAMS, Herreld

Herreld Adams Interview. Interviewed by Stephanie Klopfleisch. Date of interview: 6-10-04. Length of interview: 45 minutes. Transcript of interview: 18 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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ALEXANDER, Chauncey (b. 1916). Professor of Social Work. Director of social welfare organizations. Social worker.

Chauncey Alexander Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Dates of interview: 9-27-90; 11-15-91; 6-24-93. 3 cassette tapes (3 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: approximately 3.5 hours. Transcript of 9-27-90 interview: 27 pp. Transcript of 11-15-91 and 6-24-93 interviews: 30 pp. CD containing interview.

Interview topics:
9-27-90 interview: Entrance into field of social work; World War II service with Army psychiatric reconditioning unit; post-war work with Veteran's Service Center; work with various southern California social welfare groups.
11-15-91 interview: Alexander's childhood; influence of times on social work and his view of it; work at Regional Health Program at UCLA.
6-24-93 interview: Work with National Association of Social Workers; current pursuits.

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Additional materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Editorial by Chauncey Alexander in LA Times, Orange County Edition (22 August 1993. B9): "Commentary on Health Care. The County Can't Afford Not To Provide Preventive Services."
  3. Invitations and registration form for National Network of Social Work Managers, Inc., tribute luncheon for Chauncey A. Alexander.
  4. National Association of Social Workers' press release re Chauncey Alexander's election as president of the International Federation of Social Workers.
  5. Chauncey Alexander, "Recollections of Patton State Hospital." Unpublished paper. 7 pp.
  6. 1 diskette of transcript of interviews.

APPLEBAUM, Mareaner (d. 1995). Professional social worker, children's welfare.

Mareaner Applebaum Interview. Interviewed by Maurice Ostomel. Dates of interview: 10-20-88 (also interview on 8-12-88, but considered unsatisfactory, so redone on 10-20-88). 4 cassette tapes. Length of interview: 43 minutes. Transcript of 10-20-88: 18 pp. (1 copy rough draft of transcript). Transcript of 8-12-88 interview: 18 pp. (2 copies). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Entrance and education in social work at Columbia University; early social work in New York City; work with and description of Vista Del Mar Child Care Service; work and leadership of social welfare organizations.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. 1 diskette of transcript of 10-20-88 interview.

ARMI, Emita

Emita Armi Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 5-30-01. Length of interview: 55 minutes. Transcript of interview: 12 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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B

BEERMAN, Leonard, Rabbi.

Rabbi Leonard Beerman Interview. Interviewed by Ed Hummel. Date of interview: 4-3-97. Length of interview: 1 hour and 14 minutes. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Transcript of interview: 21 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Correspondence from Ed Hummel to Rabbi Leonard Beerman re interview.
  2. CSWA Oral History Release Agreement form signed by Rabbi Leonard Beerman.

BENITEZ, Rosalyn

Rosalyn Benitez Interview. Interviewed by Hannah Hamovitch. Date of interview: 8-25-01. Length of interview: 2 hours and 5 minutes. Transcript of interview: 51 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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BERMAN, Sam. Professional social worker, children's welfare.

Sam Berman Interview. Interviewed by Charlotte Langley. Date of interview: 1-17-91. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: approximately 1 hour and 34 minutes. Transcript of interview: 31 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of transcript of interview). 1 page of questions and answers not done at 1-17-91 interview. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Early interest in social work; army career during World War II; social work in New York City; study and work at Menninger Clinic; director of Children's Center in St. Louis; work at Rich Farm, of Chicago area; impressions of Bruno Bettelheim; Child Welfare League work in New York City; move to California and experiences with Vista Del Mar Child Care Services; childhood values; professional values; retirement from Child Welfare League of California; future of profession.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Correspondence from Sam Berman to Charlotte Langley re additional questions.

BLAINE, James. Professional social worker.

James Blaine Interview. Interviewed by Dr. Ben Cohen. Date of interview: November 1992 (date of day of interview not available). Length of interview: 42 minutes. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Transcript of interview: 14 pp. (3 copies of rough draft of transcript of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Entrance into the field of social work; work with All Nations Foundation; subsequent social work positions, including EYOA; work with children's home of Masonic Fraternity; experiences with EYOA; avenues for social workers to have impact on policy; changes in social work practice; volunteer work; personal reflections on life and his experiences.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Handwritten outline of work experience.

BOARDMAN, Helen. Children's services, pioneer in social work related to child abuse.

Helen Boardman Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 7-11-88. Length of interview: 1 hour and 27 minutes. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate). Transcript of interview: 27 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Reasons for interest in social work; education in social welfare with Arlien Johnson and the University of Chicago; positions in social welfare; changes in profession; work at Children's Hospital; relations with Children's Bureau; changes in hospital and community; impact of article on child abuse in Medical Social Work; Protective Services Bill; worker caseloads; Parents Anonymous; competition among social workers; move to Los Angeles; Social Workers Association; licensing of social workers; organization and structure of social work, eg, Welfare Planning Council and Welfare Federation; impressions of profession; interviews in book and publication of Medical Social Work article in book.

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Additional Material:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.

BORDERS, Elizabeth. Medical social worker.

Elizabeth Borders Interview. Interviewed by Robert W. Roberts. Date of interview: 9-3-93. Length of interview: 1 hour and 13 minutes. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate). Transcript of interview: 25 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Entrance into social work; first experiences in profession, at St. Louis; education; work in Boston; teacher of medical social work; work at USC; USC School of Social Work faculty; development of medical social work at USC; research with Dr. Lester Breslow; work with Benjamin Rose Institute; Maury Hamovitch's study of gerontology; Leisure World; impressions of modern social work; health care bills; social work and social policy.

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Additional Material:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Biographical information prepared by Elizabeth Borders (7 pp.).
  3. Personal profile by Elizabeth Borders of herself (4 pp).
     

BRESLOW, Lester (b. 1915). Professor of Public Health.

Lester Breslow Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Dates of interview: 6-20/27-90. 3 cassette tapes (3 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 3 hours and 48 minutes. Transcript of interview: 62 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Development of public health in California; work with California State Dept. of Public Health; personal role in politics of public health in California; work with voluntary health agencies; impact of Reagan's governorship on public health; UCLA School of Public Health; work as dean of School of Public Health; Watts riots and establishment of King Medical Center; long-time interest in cancer control; work in health promotion.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. "Dr. Lester Breslow: Mr. Public Health," Los Angeles Times (13 October 1997), Section S, 1, 6.
  3. 1 diskette of transcript of interviews.

BRICKMAN, Harry, R., M.D., Ph.D.

Harry Brickman Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 7-9-99. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 15 minutes. No Transcript. CD containing interview.

Interview topics:
Studies in psychiatry at NYU and Menninger Clinic; psychiatric training at facilities in San Francisco and Palo Alto; practice in Riverside; navy service in Korean War; work as prison psychiatrist at Navy jail; private practice after war; chief of Outpatient Department at the NPI at UCLA; move to Director of Mental Health at LA County and philosophy of community mental health services; development of community mental health services; work of Alex Rogawski and Irv Berkowitz; failings of Short-Doyle Act to fund community health services; continued work at Harbor General (LA County); problems of voluntary commitment; politics of job with LA County and subsequent resignation; work with UCLA, the Psycho-Analytic Institute, and Department of Psychiatry at USC; leadership of Jack Lomas on Mental Health Board; problems at USC Department of Psychiatry with personnel; development of mental health services in ethnic communities; changes in attitudes towards mental health programs; opposition of John Birch Society to community mental health programs; work as Dean of Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute; family.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Correspondence re interview.
  2. 1 diskette of transcription.
  3. Article by Dr. Harry Brickman.

BRITTON, Ruth

Ruth Britton Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Dates of interview: 1-26-01 and 4-29-01. Length of interview: 1 hour and 12 minutes. Transcript of interview: 26 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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BROWN, June (b. 1927). Social worker, children's welfare. Professor, USC School of Social Work.

June Brown Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 6-29-1993. 1 cassette (1 duplicate cassette). Length of interview: 1 hour and 20 minutes. Transcript of interview: 17 pp. (3 copies). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Early interest in social work; first position, with Bureau of Public Assistance; work in Belvedere district; promotion to supervisor; education at USC's School of Social Work; work with child welfare; position with State Dept. of Social Welfare; Children's Bureau; doctoral studies at USC on Children's Bureau fellowship; study of adoption; changes in children's welfare services; delinquency; institutional care of children; retirement; changes in USC School of Social Work

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Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.

BUBEN, Zdenka (b. 1895). Medical social worker.

Zdenka Buben Interview. Interviewed by Lola Selby. Date of interview: 3-30/31-87. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 28 minutes. Transcript of interview: 25 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Childhood in France and New York; education at UC, Berkeley; work in health services in Alameda; work with LA County health services; establishment of schools of social welfare in California; her education at University of Chicago; return to Los Angeles and work with LA County health services; structure of public health services in southern California in 1920s (?); eligibility requirements for county health care; coordination of county health services; private LA social health agencies; education at University of Chicago; reflections on social work career; work with tuberculosis control; USC School of Social Work; final reflections.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. List of questions for interview.
  3. Letter to Lillian Simpson from Florence Swindell re new medical social worker (11-12-30).
  4. Notes by Lola Selby re Buben interview.
  5. Handwritten list of activities (done by Buben?).
  6. Commemorative program for NASW awards dinner, 28 May 1964, Los Angeles, CA.
  7. Correspondence (2 letters) re awards to Zdenka Buben.
  8. Certificate of Award to Z. Buben from Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Health Division.
  9. 3 photographs of Zdenka Buben, ranging in size from 5 x 7 in. to 8.5 x 11.5 in. 1 photograph 7 ¼ x 5 in of Alameda City Health Center.
  10. 1 offprint of article: Zdenka Buben, "Tuberculosis Case Finding as Viewed by the Social Worker," Hospital Social Service 26 (1932): 286-90.
  11. Pacific Coast Journal of Nursing 28 (1932). Includes article by Zdenka Buben entitled "Case Finding in Tuberculosis."
  12. Acknowledgement of receipt of offprints of articles by Z. Buben from German research institutions.
  13. News article re Z. Buben and her accomplishments.

Zdenka Buben receiving the Koshland Award (1950)

The Alameda City Health Center:
site of Zdenka Buben's first medical social work assignment

BUBIS, Gerald. Social worker, communal service.

Gerald Bubis Interview. Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview: January 1994. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 40 minutes. Transcript of interview: 16 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview topics:
Entrance into field of social work; overview of positions held; work with Jewish social service; relationship between synagogues and social work; different phases of career in social work; establishment of School of Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College; double master's degree program in social work with USC; tension between assimilated and Orthodox Jews; application of values, eg, Jewish, to social work; methodologies of social work; professors; social movements; personal philosophy; influence of social workers on programs and policies; reflections on professional studies and methodologies.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript.


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CARTER, Genevieve (1907-1998). Social worker, researcher.

Genevieve Carter Interview. Interviewed by Maurice Hamovitch. Date of interview: 2-25-87. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: undetermined. Transcript of interview: 27 pp. (4 copies of rough draft of transcript).

Topics of interview:
Development of interest in social work; statistical research at Children's Bureau; work with Welfare Planning Council; Research Department of Welfare Planning Council; evaluation of Community Chest agencies; growing role of state agencies in public welfare; methods of research; general conclusions of social welfare research; director of research at Welfare Planning Council; census data; major studies; pioneering methodology and needs assessment studies; planning; interaction with other groups; persons and their background involved in Research Department; Social Work Research Group; Director of Welfare Planning Council; work with HEW in Washington; research on national level; social gerontology; changes in social welfare; work after retirement.

Genevieve Carter Interview (II). Interviewed by Monika White; participant, Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 9-24-92. No cassette. Length of interview: undetermined. Transcript of interview: 42 pp. (1 copy of 35 pp.).

Topics of interview:
Impressions of Arlien Johnson; Lanham Act; post-war Japanese relocation; Welfare Planning Council; mental health; passage of Doyle-Short Act; changes because of Act; quality improvement; committees of Welfare Planning Council; types of research; case management; research on public welfare mothers and job placement; other research projects; publication re medicaid; work in Australia; social gerontology; work on case management; more on gerontology; Carter's book; HEW; Eskimo research; coordination and integration of public and private social welfare.

Genevieve Carter Interview (III). Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 2-24-87. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Transcript of interview: 28 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Detention of Japanese; other taped interviews re Manzanar; reasons for involvement with Manzanar; other persons' involvement; maintenance of Japanese family unity; educational background; Manzanar camp philosophy; physical plant; food; camp social organization; riot; resolution of problems; medical and dental services; staff composition; general camp meetings; visit of "Happy" Chandler; relationship between Caucasian staff and the Japanese; outside community relations; children's programs; camp library; adult education, religion; recreation; emotions and feelings of staff and the Japanese; concluding remarks.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Personal biographical newsletter (2 copies).
  2. Announcements of memorial tribute to celebrate life of Genevieve Carter.
  3. Brief biographical outline.
  4. 2 photographs of Genevieve Carter: 1 6 x 4 in. of G. Carter with Monika White and Frances Lomas Feldman (4-8-94).
  5. Photocopies of Japanese-American relocation announcements and of maps of internment camps.
  6. "Ansel Adams' Manzanar," Los Angeles Times (7 August 1999), Part VI: 1, 8.
  7. Genevieve Carter, "The Service Side of the FAP Bill: What Does our Research Tell Us?." Paper presented at the Conference on Issues in Social Welfare Policy Curriculum, Center for Continuing Education, Chicago, Illinois, 29-30 November 1970.
  8. Interview with Genevieve Carter re Helen Dean monograph. 9-24/25-94.
  9. Rough draft of Helen Dean monograph.
  10. 1 cassette tape from "Sound Portraits": Memories of Manzanar: Dr. Genevieve W. Carter's Own Words.
  11. 1 diskette of transcript of Hamovitch interview.
  12. 1 diskette of transcript of Feldman/White/Carter interview.
  13. 1 diskette of transcript of Milner interview.
  14. Los Angeles Times editorial (7-10-98): "Keeping Manzanar's Message."

CARVER, Ransom.

Ransom Carver: CSWA Meeting. . Date: n.d. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 21 minutes. Transcript of interview: 23 pp., in form of 2 rough drafts of interview. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Reminiscences of various social workers; incomplete names given.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Ransom Carver, "Why I Went into Social Work." Unpublished paper (photocopy). 5 pp.

CLASS, Norris (1906-1992). Professor,USC School of Social work. Social worker

Norris Class Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Dates of interview: 4-9/11-81. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 39 minutes. Transcript of interview: 28 pp. (1 copy of rough draft). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
4-9-81 interview: Beginning work at USC School of Social Work; early members of School; teaching and fieldwork duties; research for U.S. Children's Bureau on juvenile delinquency; Delinquency Control Institute; studies on juvenile delinquency legal system; social agencies in Los Angeles; staff evaluation projects and advisor's role to Probation Department; Child Welfare League of America; development of doctoral program at USC in social work; events of the 1960s at USC; years on faculty.
4-11-81 interview: Entrance into social work; social work in Cleveland; director of Child Welfare Services for state of Oregon; development of Delinquency Control Institute; work with Probation Department; courses in delinquency; research for U.S. Children's Bureau on juvenile delinquency; interdepartmental committee on courses in police training; directors of DCI; work of DCI police classes in Hawaii; police classes in Arizona; USC faculty; impressions of impact of DCI classes on police.

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Additional Materials:

  1. USC programs for Norris Class memorial service.
  2. Invitation to USC memorial service for Norris Class.
  3. Eulogy delivered for Norris Class at USC memorial service.
  4. Curriculum Vitae.
  5. Plate for award.
  6. Photocopy of Roselle Kurland, "Great Teacher: Norris Class," Journal of Teaching in Social Work 12 (1995): 193-196.
  7. Photocopies of two letters to editor from Norris Class and one column re Class from Topeka Capital-Journal.
  8. Biographical sheet of Norris Class, with curriculum vitae and biographical statement appended. 2 copies.
  9. Social Work Education Reporter, vol.18, no. 1 (March, 1970). Announcement of CSWE Distinguished Educator Award given to Norris Class. (Also photocopy of issue.)
  10. Correspondence and letter of agreement re research endowment given by Norris Class (1989).
  11. 1 cassette tape of eulogy given at Norris Class funeral service, Topeka, Kansas, 21 June 1992.
  12. Norris Class memorial service brochure (Topeka, Kansas).
  13. Correspondence, bibliography, photocopies of Norris' "Compilation of Papers" and "Selected Papers" publications (1990).
  14. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.

COHN, Hans. Director of Rosemary Cottage.

Hans Cohn Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 11-7-90. 1 cassette (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 16 minutes. Transcript of interview: 22 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Beginning of career in social work; beginning of work at Rosemary Cottage; pioneer as man as director of girls' foster home; state of Rosemary Cottage; changes in program philosophy; change in psychiatric consultants; changes in program philosophy; present size of group home care; inadequacies of foster home care; infant care; professional mores of child foster care; role of social workers at Cottage; social policy issues; history of funding for Cottage; present funding; placement of foster children outside the state; state bills re foster care; funding and services; volunteers in foster care; use of medication for Cottage children; social workers vs. volunteers; conversation re personal matters; attitudes about institutional care.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Brochure for Rosemary Cottage Retirement Dinner Dance in Honor of Hans Cohn (9-18-92).
  3. "An Evening with Star Chefs" Menu.
  4. Chronology of program development at Rosemary Cottage.

COMBS, Carmen (1903-1991). Lawyer. Referee in Los Angeles Juvenile Court.

Carmen Combs Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview 8-14-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 12 minutes. Transcript of interview: 24 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Early childhood in Iowa; graduation from Yale School of Law in 1927; early law practice; work at USC in Legal Aid Clinic; work with "Okie" families; referee in juvenile courts in Los Angeles area; House of Good Shepherd and Boys Republic; detention of children at McClaren Hall; appointment from Earl Warren to city's advisory committee; career with League of Women Voters and issues addressed; involvement with grand jury investigations; "Woman of the Year" award; volunteer for Pasadena School District; work with League of Women Voters and its involvement with migrant workers; philosophy as working mother; changes in child welfare and lives of children; effectiveness of social welfare agencies in working with juvenile delinquents; opinion of probation officers.

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Additional Material:

  1. Program and correspondence for "Models for Tomorrow: The Multi-Service Center, the Multi-Purpose Worker."
  2. Carmen Combs, "Juvenile Justice or Do Too Many Rights Make a Wrong?." 9 page manuscript of article published in Glendale Law Review, 1976.
  3. Obituary from League of Women Voters newsletter, October 1991.
  4. Minutes of Advisory Committee on Detention Practices, 5-2-74. (Combs a member.)
  5. Carmen Combs, Short Tales from a Long Life (1988).

CROWELL, Areta

Areta Crowell Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 3-22-99. Length of interview: 2 hours and 12 minutes. Transcript of interview: 51 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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DIPAOLA, Josephine (1908-1995). GREEN, Rose. SELBY, Lola. Professors, University of Southern California School of Social Work.

Josephine DiPaola, Lola Selby, and Rose Green: A Conversation about the School of Social Work, USC. No interviewer: taped discussion. Date of interview: 7-24-77. 1 cassette (1 duplicate). Length of interview: 32 minutes. Transcript of interview: 9 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of "conversation":
Entrance into field of social work, including education at USC; early work experiences; reasons for coming to USC; reflections on social work program.

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Additional Materials:

  1. In memoriam card for Josephine DiPaola.
  2. 2 diskettes of transcript of interview.
  3. Josephine DiPaola, "Helping Field Instructors Retool when a School Changes Its Approach to the Teaching of Methods." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Cleveland, Ohio, January 1969.
  4. Idem, "The Field Work Sequence in the Revised Curriculum in the School of Social Work of the University of Southern California." Paper presented at the Western Regional Conference, Public Health Concepts in Social Work Education, 28 June 1965.

DOCKSON, Robert (b. 1917). Dean of University of Southern California Business School. Chair of the Board of California Federal Savings and Loan Association. Volunteer for social welfare agencies and organizations.

Robert Dockson Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 2-22-89. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 45 minutes. Transcript of interview: 16 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Early interests in social welfare; education and teaching career; work with Community Chest ("Red Feather"); involvement in Welfare Planning Council; attempt to bring social worker into his company; United Way; involvement with organizations after United Way work; conference on housing; Orthopedic Hospital; Haynes Foundation; contributions of lay volunteers to social welfare organizations and agencies; requests for material from Robert Dockson.

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Additional Material:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. 1 5 x 7 in. photograph of Robert Dockson.
  3. Report of the Citizens' Independent Study Committee for United Way, Inc. September 8, 1986.
  4. Biographical information sheet.
  5. Brochure for "The Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair," School of Business Administration, University of Southern California.


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ELKIN, Meyer.

Meyer Elkin Interview. Interviewed by David Kuroda. Date of interview: 2-27-92. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 24 mins. Transcript of interview: 29 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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FELDMAN, Frances Lomas (b. 1912). Professor, USC School of Social Work. Social worker.

Frances Lomas Feldman Interview (I). Interviewed by Maurice Hamovitch. Dates of interview: 10-24/31-89; 11-3-89. 3 cassette tapes (3 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 3 hours and 43 minutes. Transcript of interview: 71 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

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Topics of interview:
Entrance into field of social work; declined medical school; beginning positions and experiences; education at USC; Al Feldman's studies in social work at USC; marriage and social work; work with state; work with Community Chest; work with Los Angeles Housing Authority; Homemaker Service; Family Services; Norris Class; Belvedere; Pat Murphy; benefits for orphans in Belvedere district; study in Chicago; return to USC; Welfare Planning Council; adoption; mental health study; Welfare Planning Council; publication of book; study for public welfare department, "Project 220"; Watts riots; McComb Commission; Alaska Project; impact of Alaska Project; Cancer Society of California; studies re Society; study of TRW and Security Personnel at USC; family financial planning; staff/faculty counseling at USC; reflections on contributions to social welfare in California.

Frances Lomas Feldman Interview (II). Interviewed by Emilie Stoltzfus. Dates of interview: 6-21/28-97. No cassette tapes. Length of interview: undetermined. Transcript of interview: 40 pp. (2 copies).

Topics of interview:
Child care facilities in LA during World War II; entrance into profession of social work; Homemaker Service; work with county (Child Care Coordinating Committee); struggle between social welfare groups and education groups over childcare and supervision; Katherine Oettinger; Catholic opposition to Child Care Coordinating Committee; beginnings at USC; lobbying for child care program; groups in support of childcare centers; development of childcare centers; Feldman's own childcare for her daughter; attitudes towards working women; standard budgets; segregation and integration of child welfare institutions; work with State Relief Administration; work with county; Aid to Dependent Children; controversies over childcare centers; attitudes towards childcare by such agencies as Dept. of Education and social welfare agencies; community mental health; Martha Branscombe of U.S. Children's Bureau; childcare for migrant workers.

Additional Material:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  3. Photocopies of newspaper articles re research of Frances Feldman.
  4. Carol Tucker, "Mending and Tending the Safety Net," University of Southern California Chronicle vol. 15, no. 20 (12 February 1996), 1, 6-7.
  5. 1 photograph of Frances Lomas Feldman.
  6. Program of "Tenth Annual Academic Honors Convocations, University of Southern California," 12 March 1991.
  7. 1 8x 10 in. photograph of staff at Belvedere, including Frances Lomas Feldman.
  8. Statement by Frances Lomas Feldman before Hearing on Welfare, California State Legislature.

FLYNN, Marilyn

Marilyn Flynn Interview. Interviewed by Monika White. Date of interview: 12-15-03. Length of interview: 50 minutes. Transcript of interview: 17 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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FRANKLIN, Carl

Carl Franklin Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 10-31-01. Length of interview: 1 hour and 10 minutes. Transcript of interview: 27 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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GANTVOORT, Dorothy. Board member of Rosemary Cottage and Planned Parenthood.

Dorothy Gantvoort Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 7-21-93. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 42 minutes. Transcript of interview: 19 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Recollections of Rosemary Cottage and Planned Parenthood.

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Additional Material:

  1. Observations typed by Dorothy Gantvoort herself re Rosemary Cottage.
  2. Subjects discussed at Planned Parenthood Board of Directors retreat. Prepared by Dorothy Gantvoort.
  3. Additional facts, gathered by Dorothy Gantvoort, re Rosemary Cottage.
  4. Review of past accomplishments of Planned Parenthood drawn up by Public Relations Committee of Planned Parenthood.

GOLDBERG, Milton. Social worker and administrator.

Milton Goldberg Interview. Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview: 12-12-94. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 16 minutes. Transcript of interview: 30 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; education; first position, with Jewish Family Service; activities with Boy Scouts executive leadership as first Jew and social work professional; hiring of first Hispanic and African-American to work for Boy Scouts; Welfare Planning Council, Special Services for Groups; Governor's Advisory Committee on Children and Youth; executive director of Jewish Big Brothers; goals for Jewish Big Brothers; Dr. Oscar Reiss; casework with Jewish Big Brothers; supervision of "big brothers"; board of directors; fundraising and budget; relationship between private and public funding; big brothers for girls program; personal reflections on social work; volunteer activities with social welfare organizations and agencies; influence of social work profession on policy and programs; changes in field of social work; relationship between Jewish Big Brothers and USC School of Social work; administrator of Camp Max Straus; establishment of Los Angeles Times Camp fund; volunteer work after retirement; present status of children from Jewish Big Brother program; anecdotes about children in program.

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Additional Material:

  1. Camp Max Straus. Milton Goldberg. Oral History. Videotape.
  2. 1 diskette of transcript of interview by Ben Cohen.

GRAVES, Marilyn

Marilyn Graves Interview. Interviewed by Katherine Schlottman. Date of interview: 3-29-01. Length of interview: 45 minutes. Transcript of interview: 29 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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GREENBERG, Marcie. Psychiatrist. Volunteer for social welfare agencies and organizations.

Marcie Greenberg Interview. Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview: 11-8-95. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 46 minutes. Transcript of interview: 19 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (handwritten).

GREENWOOD, Ernest (b. 1910). Professor of Social Work.

Ernest Greenwood Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 4-18-94. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 22 minutes. Transcript of interview: 26 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Immigration from Transylvania and early childhood; teaching; interest in sociology and social work; Federal Employment Relief Act; graduate school; social work in Ohio; dissertation; entrance into university teaching; move to Los Angeles; Pittsburgh University position to teach social welfare; position at UC Berkeley; interest in research methodology; work in Chile after retirement; publications; early life in Austro-Hungarian empire; life in U.S.; father's occupation and death; development of doctoral program at UC Berkeley.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  3. Correspondence between Ernest Greenwood and Frances Lomas Feldman re interview.
  4. Offprints of articles and papers.

GRUENBERG, Helen (b. 1910). Professional social worker. 

Helen Gruenberg Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 8-29-88 (reinterviewed 8-3-98 because of defective tape). 2 cassette tapes (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 43 minutes. Transcript of interview: 19 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Family; education; marriage; first social worker in private practice; resistance to private practice from social work professionals; placement of disturbed youth in foster homes; work with Los Angles Dept. of Water and Power; activities after retirement.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Speech given by Helen Gruenberg.
  3. Letter from Rhea Johnson to Gerda Lawrence, coordinator of the SCSW Awards committee, nominating Helen Gruenberg for society member of the year award (9-14-84).
  4. 1 2.5 x 5 in. color photograph of Helen Gruenberg.


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HALL, Giles (b. 1903). Volunteer with social welfare agencies and organizations.

Giles Hall Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 9-25-89. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 13 minutes. Transcript of interview: 13 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Brochure for "Productivity/Quality Forum" at California Institute of Technology. Giles Hall Assistant Director.
  2. Photocopy of program for the Annual Awards Banquet of the National Vocational Guidance Association, Los Angeles Branch, (1956). Awardees include Giles Hall.
  3. Report on interview, by Frances Lomas Feldman (9-25-89).
  4. Letter dated 9-5-89 from Frances Lomas Feldman to Giles Hall re interview.
  5. Letter dated 11-22-89 from Giles Hall to Frances Lomas Feldman re supplemental material to interview.
  6. Curriculum Vitae. (2 copies)

HAMOVITCH, Maurice (1919-1998). Professor and Dean, USC School of Social Work. 

Maurice Hamovitch Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 8-17-90. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 2 hours and 48 minutes. Transcript of interview: 51 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into field of social work; time in Canadian army; early career at USC; modification of admission forms; creation of Los Amigos de Humanidad; research; community involvement; teaching; opinions of Arlien Johnson and other USC faculty members; role as dean; student unrest of 1960s and 1970s and his mediation as dean; community and university activities; impact of these activities on perceptions of social work and School of Social Work; development of Hamovitch Research Center.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Maurice Hamovitch Commemorative Video Presentation.
  2. "Maurice Hamovitch: 41 Years at USC." Videotape. 25 minutes. 3-28-90.

  3. a. Material related to production of video and dinner held in his honor that served as basis of video. Also see no. 1.
  4. "Interview with Maurice Hamovitch, M.D." Videotape. 4-19-95.
  5. "Memories, Dreams, Reflections, presented to Dr. Maurice Hamovitch, April 17, 1990." Videotape (2 copies).
  6. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  7. Curriculum Vitae.
  8. Thesis Guide for University of Southern California School of Social Work. Revised September 1958. Prepared by Maurice Hamovitch.
  9. Programs and reservations for, invitations to, and eulogies delivered at USC memorial service for Maurice Hamovitch.
  10. 2 photocopies of title page of Maurice Hamovitch's University of Chicago dissertation (1951).
  11. List of important developments in USC School of Social Work during Hamovitch era.
  12. Flyer announcing party in honor of Maurice Hamovitch's promotion to full professor.
  13. Los Angeles Times obituary of Maurice Hamovitch.
  14. Thank you letter ( 4-17-90) for retirement party from Maurice Hamovitch to faculty and students of USC School of Social Work.
  15. Letter soliciting funds for new Hamovitch Social Work Research Center.
  16. Los Amigos de la Humanidad invitation to reception honoring Maurice Hamovitch on his retirement as Dean of School of Social Work.
  17. Newspaper articles re Hamovitch and his accomplishments.

HEWITT, Chris. Social worker, children's welfare.

Chris Hewitt Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 12-1-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 17 minutes. Transcript of interview: 20 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; work with Children's Bureau; work with various agencies for children and mentally disturbed; Child Care Consortium; interests in children's welfare; high point of work with children's welfare agencies; relationship of social agencies with clients; agency adoption; obstacles in agency work, eg, budgets; present problems with careers in social work; interagency cooperation; experience with agency where policy change was effective; manager of thrift shop; volunteer work; work as board member; county adoption committee; change in problems with children.

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HOBBS, Irene.

Irene Hobbs Interview. Interviewed by Lola Selby. Date of interview: 7-21-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 23 minutes. Transcript of interview: 9 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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JOHNSON, Arlien (1894-1988). Social work educator. Dean, USC School of Social Work.

Arlien Johnson Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 7-30-77. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 56 minutes. Transcript of interview: 20 pp. (1 coy of rough draft of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Acceptance of position at USC; experience as woman in position; early faculty in School of Social Work; recruitment of faculty; inter-departmental cooperation; salary as dean; effect of World War II on School of Social Work; development of social welfare work and relationship to School of Social Work; Maurice Hamovitch; Elizabeth McBroom; program for veterans after World War II; influence on School of more men; selection of Dean Malcolm Stinson as successor; loan fund; alumni organizations; reflections on directions of research and teaching in social work at School.

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Additional Material:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Program for Arlien Johnson Memorial Service held at USC, School of Social Work.
  3. Newspaper clippings re life and accomplishments as social worker.
  4. Obituaries of Arlien Johnson.
  5. 1 cassette tape of Arlien Johnson Memorial Service held at USC, School of Social Work.
  6. 1 reel-to-reel tape of oral history interview of Arlien Johnson by John Milner (1972): "Some Thoughts about the School of Social Work, U.S.C."
  7. Vida S. Grayson, interviewer. "An Oral Memoir of Arlien Johnson, 1893-." NASW Oral History Project. 1980.


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KAHN, Elsbeth. Professor, USC School of Medicine. Adjunct professor, USC School of Social Work. Medical social work.

Elsbeth Kahn Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 11-27-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Transcript of interview: 21 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; development of interest in medical social work; Red Cross social worker; medical social work at LA County Hospital; National Association of Medical Workers and National Association of Social Workers; work at Hospital Rancho Los Amigos; decision to earn Ph.D.; course work at Brandeis; dissertation on aging; work at Vanderbilt; move to USC School of Medicine; medical school committee work; reflections on career; Hospital Rancho Los Amigos; development of programs and experiences at Rancho; experiences at USC medical school; Department of Community Medicine; subjects and teaching of medical seminars; approaches to AIDS and cancer; counseling; volunteer work with outside agencies; hospice movement; influence of professional social workers on medical programs and policies; cancer education; changes in field of social work.

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Additional Materials:

     1. Papers and articles written by Elsbeth Kahn.
     2. Invitation to Department of Family Medicine reception on 13 June 1991 honoring Elsbeth Kahn on her retirement.
     3. Curriculum Vitae.
     4. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
 

KAILES, June. Professional social worker. Advocate for disabled.

June Kailes Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 6-4-98. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 15 minutes. Transcript of interview: 27 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Education and interest in social work; experiences in applying to graduate school; placement work during graduate studies at USC School of Social Welfare, eg, Rancho Los Amigos; development of center for independent living and work as Director of Westside Center for Independent Living; work in national training programs for independent living; personal story of disability (cerebral palsy); support from family; handicapped access at USC; changes in attitudes towards disabled; work with legislation for disabled; agencies providing community-based services for disabled; legislative programs, goals, and approaches for needs of disabled; social work and disability; attitudes of disabled towards self; electronic technology and disabled; donation of archival material.

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Additional Materials:

     1. 2 copies of synopsis of interview and June Kailes' background.
     2. 1 California Social Welfare Archives Oral History Release Agreement.
     3. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
 

KAPLAN, Celeste (1915-1998). Social worker.

Celeste Kaplan Memorial Service. 1 videotape. Date: 1-19-99. Length of tape: 1 hour and 46 minutes. No transcript.

Additional Materials:

  1. Resume and biographical sheet.
  2. Flyers re honors ceremonies involving Celeste Kaplan.
  3. In memoriam programs for Celeste Kaplan.
  4. Los Amigos de la Humanidad material: photograph of awards ceremony involving Celeste Kaplan and correspondence re same.
  5. USC Course Materials: syllabi, student evaluations, lecture notes, letters from Dean, USC School of Social Work, re appointment as lecturer, reading lists, and examinations.
  6. Correspondence, forms, letter of certification re human sexuality training.
  7. Student fieldwork materials.

To watch the memorial service click here.

KING, Sandra. Social worker and director social welfare organizations.

Sandra King Interview. Interviewed by Hannah Hamovitch. Date of interview: 8-3/6-99. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 3 minutes. Transcript of interview: 37 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; volunteer for Jewish Family Service and Freda Mohr Center; clientele of Jewish Family Service; education for MSW; becomes director of Freda Mohr Center; beginnings of Freda Mohr Center; growth of Center; budget and govt. grant for Multi-Purposes Senior Services Project; growth of Project and Jewish Family Service; Project programs; problems with growth; description of growth of program; responsibilities and programs as executive director; more on services; influential people in life.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. 2 diskettes of transcript of interview.
  3. 1 CSWA Oral History Release Form.
  4. Materials from Jewish Family Service.
  5. 1 videotape: "Jewish Family Service of L.A."

KIRWIN, Walter

Walter Kirwin Interview. Interviewed by Horace Sheldon. Date of interview: 2-2-01. Length of interview: 51 minutes. Transcript of interview: 24 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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KLOPFLEISCH, Stephanie

Stephanie Klopfleisch Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 7-25-02. Length of interview: 55 minutes. Transcript of interview: 35 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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KOZASA, Betty.

Betty Kozasa Interview. Interviewed by Marjorie Schwarz. No date. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 23 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

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KULLI, John (b. 1919). Social work volunteer and board member.

John Kulli Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman.

John Kulli (left), Frances Feldman (right). Photograph used by permission of Kim Kumpart Photography.
Date of interview: 11-9-98. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour. Length of transcript: 26 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Family background; influence on interest in social welfare; education at UCLA; career with Sears Roebuck & Co.; work with Community Chest and United Way as Sears employee; work with Boy Scouts; work with voluntary youth social agencies; service as board member of Hathaway Home; work with Portals House as chairman of board; work with Los Angeles Men's Program in resource development; work with California Youth Authority after retirement; work with West San Gabriel Valley Mayor's Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped and Foothill Family Service; work with organizations such as Management Council; work with Eastside Free Clinic and AIDS patients; other volunteer work, eg, with disabled; philosophy of volunteer work; family life; financial donations.

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Additional Materials:

     1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
     2. Invitation to party for 80th birthday of John Kulli.


KURODA, Akira, Reverend (b. 1914). Pastor. Social worker. 

Reverend Akira Kuroda Interview. Interviewed by Ed Hummel. Date of interview: 11-7-95. 1 cassette tape (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 20 minutes. 2 copies of transcript of interview: 16 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Early religious experiences; formative years; loss of father; entrance into ministry; move to California; study at Wheaton College; starting a church in Chicago; aspects of his ministry in the OMS Holiness Church of North America, eg, social services for Japanese-Americans' relocation after World War II; experiences in concentration camps for Japanese in World War II; social adjustments of Japanese-Americans and their churches after war.
 
 
 

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 4 x 6 in. color photograph of Reverend Akira Kuroda.
  2. Interview questionnaire form.
  3. Letter dated 29 September 1995 from Ed Hummel to Reverend Akira Kuroda re interview.
  4. Memo from Ed Hummel re interview.
  5. A History of the OMS Holiness Church of North America. 1993.

KURODA, David.

David Kuroda Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 6-13-03. Length of interview: 1 hour and 46 minutes. CD containing interview.

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LANGLEY, Charlotte (b. 1915). Social worker, case worker in children's welfare. Board member of social welfare organizations.

Charlotte Langley Interview. Interviewed by David Kuroda. Dates of interview: 7-8-96; 8-10-96. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 11 minutes. Transcript of combined interviews: 27 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; medical social work studies at the University of Chicago; first positions as social worker; Vista del Mar; work with Foster Home Department at Vista del Mar; reasons for parallel Jewish and LA County foster child programs; professional speaking engagements; Child Welfare League; training programs in southern California; teaching at UCLA and Wilshire Boulevard Temple; volunteer work; relationship between volunteers and professionals; professional accomplishments as social worker; changes needed in field of social work; more on relationship between volunteers and professionals; personal enjoyment of teaching; pedagogical problems in teaching of social work, especially specialized training; present observations on field of social work; United Way; ethics in social work; needed directions in social work; political leadership; final reflections.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Photocopies of biographical information.
  2. Memo from David Kuroda to Ed Hummel re Charlotte Langley interview.
  3. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  4. Corr., minutes, agendas, committee roster re Evening for Foster Parents (1965). In folder labelled "Foster Parent Evening Child Welfare League."
  5. Corr., agenda, memorandum, workshop program re "Use of Volunteers Workshop" (1965). In folder labelled "San Fernando Valley Volunteer Workshop.."
  6. Introductory talk , notes, summary of workshop, critique re workshop on Foster Parents. In folder labelled Kern County, Bakersfield workshop-Foster Parent Education 11/12/65.
  7. Programs, clippings, hosts and hostesses committee lists, correspondence re Foster Families Celebration (1964-1986). In folder labelled "Hollywood Bowl Foster Parent Tribute June 25, 1964-Recognition."
  8. Corr., paper, program re annual meeting of Child Care Executives of Southern Baptists (1964). In folder labelled "Child Care Executives of Southern Baptists.."
  9. Corr., report, paper, references sheet, bibliography, assessment forms re consultation on foster home programs (1963). In folder labelled "San Diego Consultation 'How to Develop a Foster Home Program'."
  10. Presentations, corr., service agreement re workshop for Dept. of Social Welfare (1959). In folder labelled "Santa Barbara Institute 'A Theory of Foster Parent Education' June 10 1959."
  11. Service agreement, program, presentation re workshop for Tri-County Institute on Licensing. In folder labelled "Tri-County Conference . Foster Parent Education."
  12. Presentation, articles, correspondence re Child Placement Institute program. In folder labelled "Jean Charnley Institute State Dept. of Social Welfare. LA. 12/7/60."
  13. Program, project reports, papers, correspondence re "Imperial County Foster Parents Institute." In folder labelled "El Centro Institute Foster Parent Training. 11/12/58 1/15/59."

LOWREY, Millie. Director of social welfare agency.

Millie Lowrey Interview. Interviewed by John Kulli. Date of interview: 9-14-99. No cassette tape. Length of interview: undetermined. Transcript of interview: 19 pp.

Topics of interview:
PART A: Establishment of "LAMP" for mentally ill homeless men and women; LAMP as model for community-based support service; description of LAMP Drop-In-Center; focus on allowing homeless to consider and pursue long-range mental health needs; need for and development of in-house drug recovery program; development of transitional residences and small businesses; construction of LAMP village; overview of development of LAMP; efforts at neighborhood improvement; construction of new permanent housing; different LAMP businesses: Village Linen Service; Village Laundromat, shower facility, Village Market; Lamp Lodge (apartment complex); philosophy of LAMP; LAMP program for participants; policy on medication for program participants; other LAMP beliefs; staff at LAMP.
PART B: Background of Mollie Lowrey, program director; more on history and philosophy of LAMP.
PART C: Interviewer's comments on LAMP and Millie Lowrey.

To view the transcript click here.

Additional Material:

     1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
 

LUDLUM, James. Lawyer. Board member, social welfare and charitable organizations.

James Ludlum Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 7-6-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 59 minutes (approximately). Transcript of interview: 27 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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Additional Materials:

     1. List of James Ludlum's professional, business, and civic assignments.
     2. 1 CSWA interview form.
     3. 1 8 x 10 in. photograph of James Ludlum.
 

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MCBROOM, Elizabeth (d. 1997). Professor, USC School of Social Work.

Elizabeth McBroom Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 8-3-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 33 minutes. Transcript of interview: 35 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of interview, along with list of emendations). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; education; early work experience; travel in Europe; Gray Harbor County Children's Welfare: foster care; work in State Office in Olympia, Washington; King County Division for Children; teaching position at West Virginia University; return to Olympia, Washington; work with Herrick House, Chicago, Ill.; psychoanalytic approach there; Arlien Johnson and invitation at USC; work with state hospital (Norwalk); faculty-student relationships at USC; School of Social Work's facilities; sabbatical on Fulbright in Thailand; Bangkok experiences; Thai social welfare institutions; association with Thai governmental agencies; doctoral program at Cal-Berkeley; dissertation re socialization; sabbatical in Virgin Islands; work with Rancho Los Amigos; sabbatical in Australia; work in Alaska with Frances Feldman; more on teaching in Australia; USC counseling center; editor of Social Work Papers; volunteer work after retirement; cancer studies; anecdote about stay in Thailand; reflections on Henry Maas, dissertation advisor, and Rino Patti, her student.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Material:

  1. 2 diskettes of transcript of interview.
  2. Handwritten outline of interview by John Milner.

MCISAAC, Hugh (b. 1936). Social worker. Director of Family Court Services, Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Hugh McIsaac Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 8-9-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 57 minutes. Transcript of interview: 30 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. "Letter to Editor" re mediation services, written by Hugh McIsaac.

MCNAMARA, Francis (Frank) (b. 1925). General Manager, United Way of Los Angeles. 

Frank McNamara Interview. Interviewed by Ed Hummel. Dates of interview: 1-10/23-97; 2-6-97. 3 cassette tapes. Length of interview: 4 hours and 35 minutes. Transcript of interview: 66 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Education; entrance into social work; first community chest campaigns, in Massachussetts; work with volunteers; work with United Way of Newport News, Virginia; recruitment of volunteers in Newport News; integration of blacks into Newport News United Way; work in Rhode Island; Catholic charities and United Way in Rhode Island; fight against Combined Federal Campaign on the part of the United Way; merger of United Way in 1963; work with United Way of LA; problems with United Way in Los Angeles; AID United Givers; fundraising; creation of structure of United Way of Los Angeles; leadership structure of Los Angeles United Way; 1968 campaign; allocation of money; AID lawsuit; distribution of money to regions; selection of board members; philosophy of leadership; contributions; history of national United Way; national developments in United Way; United Way International; Brotherhood Crusade.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 5 x 7 in. photograph of Frank McNamara, taken by Ed Hummel, 2-6-97.
  2. Correspondence re interview: letter from Ed Hummel to Frank McNamara; note from Ed Hummel to Ruth Britton.
  3. California Social Welfare Archives Oral History Release Agreement form.
  4. Various United Way of Los Angeles publications.
  5. Brochure for tribute dinner for Frank McNamara, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 26 May 1987.
  6. Chronologies of significant events in history of United Way of Los Angeles.
  7. Newspaper clipping re Frank McNamara's achievements as United Way director in Newport News, VA.

MARTIN, Dorothy.

Dorothy Martin Interview. Interviewed by Helen Maxwell and Henry Talbert. Date of interview: 6-17-95. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 56 minutes. Transcript of interview: 27 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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MATTICA, Agnes.

Agnes Mattica Interview. Interviewed by Henry Talbert. Date of interview: 7-14-91. 1 cassette tape (1duplicate tape). Length of interview: 38 minutes. Transcript of interview: 8 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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MATZEN, Clement (b. 1914). Psychiatric social worker.

Clement Matzen Interview. Interviewed by Tony Lufrano. Date of interview: 5-10-93. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 58 minutes. Transcript of interview: 26 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Donation of materials to CSWA; entrance into social work; studies at USC in medical social work; work at Camarillo State Hospital; patient treatment at CSH; work with Veterans Administration and work with mentally ill; doctoral work at USC; preference for psychiatric social work over teaching; training of students from USC School of Social Work; philosophy of psychiatric social work; southern California VA training programs; shock therapy at VA; programs at VA; retirement; volunteer work after retirement, eg Aids hospice work; how social work professionals can affect public policies and programs; changes in social work.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Program for Ph.D. Final Examination of Clement Matzen.

MILNER, John. Professor of Social Work.

John Milner Interviews. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Dates of interview: 2-15-88; also an unspecified day in February 1988. 4 cassette tapes. Length of interview: 5 hours and 42 minutes. Transcripts of interviews: #1, 29 pp.; #2, 30 pp.; #3, 32 pp.; #4, 19 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Interview #1: Ryther Child Care Center and Children's Protective Society.
Interview #2: General state of social work in World War II San Francisco; work with Children's Protective Agency of San Francisco; social work in U.S. Army during World War II; experiences as inductee and soldier; psychiatric social work in Pacific Theater; psychiatric social work in India; establishment of social work in Army; opinion on work of Red Cross in India and Pacific Theater; contact with Arlien Johnson and entrance into USC; outstanding students; philosophy of teacher-student relationships; changes in student-teacher relationship at USC; use of audiovisual aids in teaching and social work; professional influences; philosophy of teaching; evaluation of student performances; student evaluations of professor's teaching; handling of student controversies in early 70s; relationship between art and practice of social work; other university teaching experiences; confrontation with racism while teaching at Tulane.
Interview #3: Experiences in foster care; early experiences in foster care in Idaho; changes in foster care; Head Start; adoption training program for social workers; practices of California Children's Home Society; article on American Indian adoptions and Phoenix meeting re same; juvenile delinquency; training of correctional officials through Delinquency Control program; training of judges in Idaho; use of audiovisual devices in teaching and demonstrations; Native American concept of adoption, as seen at Phoenix meeting; early resistance to taping of social work interviews; film production; reiterates earlier points re foster care and foster care in Idaho, and adoptions; more on Delinquency Control Institute; more on training of judges, Head Start, and use of audiovisual equipment; training films and videos; consultant on commercial films; study of Jewish Big Brothers; consulting work. (Note: Pp. 20-21 repeats material on pp. 8-9).
Interview #4: More on consulting work in Phoenix, House of Good Shepherd; studies for Family Service; volunteer work; pedagogy; consultation work; recruitment programs for adoption; state and national meetings for volunteers; foster parents; Junior League volunteers; Roundtable for Children; Welfare Council; Volunteer Bureau; volunteer work at MacLaren Hall.

Click here for transcript #1, transcript #2, transcript #3, transcript #4 and transcript #5. To hear the interview click here.

Interview with John Milner at Annual Spring Forum of California Social Work Archives. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 4-13-89 (or 87?). 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: undetermined. Transcript of interview: 11 pp.

Topics of interview:
Description of Los Angeles and USC at time of Milner's arrival in 1946; description of adoption and foster care practices; foster care institutions; California Youth Authority; adoption programs throughout state; Delinquency Control Institute; training programs and studies in Hawaii and Phoenix; Head Start; use of audiovisual material; training films; teaching at Tulane.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Manuscript, offprint, correspondence, typewritten introduction to Elizabeth McBroom, "John Milner: A Teacher for All Seasons," Journal of Teaching in Social Work 3 (1989): 139-49.
  3. Program for installation of William Meezan as the "John Milner Professor of Child Welfare," 11-5-97.
  4. Offprint of biographical statement from installation program (see no. 3).
  5. 1 reel-to-reel tape: "Xmas Tape: The Social and Psychological Meaning of Holidays." Recorded for Vista del Mar, Nov. 1975, by John G. Milner, professor, U.S.C.
  6. Curriculum Vitae.

MOHR, Freda.

Freda Mohr Interview. Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview: 11-25-69. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 53 minutes. Transcript of interview: 22 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

MONTELIUS, Marjorie (d. 1996). Social worker.

Marjorie Montelius Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 1-11-91. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 33 minutes. Transcript of interview: 40 pp. (1 copy rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance at USC into social work; public welfare experience with state of Washington; director of Rosemary Cottage, Pasadena, CA; International Institute of San Francisco; Fulbright stay in England; studies at University of Chicago; volunteer work in Oakland, CA; work with Children's Welfare of San Francisco Public Welfare; teaching of group work, UC Berkeley; work with war refugees and ethnic groups at International Institute; Fulbright stay in Hong Kong; Director of Traveler's Aid, San Francisco, CA.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Handwritten outline of interview, by John Milner.

MUDGETT, Margaret. Social worker. Chair, various California social welfare organizations.

Margaret Mudgett Interview. Interviewed by Edna Gerstel. Date of interview: 11-3-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 25 minutes. Transcript of interview: 9 pp. (1 copy rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; Community Chest and Girl Scouts; post-war work with Sorenson Recreation and Youth Services Survey in Los Angeles; work with Neighborhood Youth Association; Community Activity Aid; later volunteer work.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Biographical sheet.
  2. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  3. Handwritten notes re interview.

MUNOZ, Rosalio

Rosalio Munoz Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 1-30-04. Length of interview: 1 hour and 32 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

To hear the interview click here.


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NICKEL, George (1906-1990).  Social worker. Corporate director, Beneficial Corporation. Founder of California Social Welfare Archives.

George Nickel: The gentle giant of California social work

George Nickel Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 5-11-89. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 2 hours and 16 minutes. Transcript of interview: 24 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; work experiences during college education; practice field work cases; director of Kern County Relief Administration during Depression; budget for federal relief program for Kern County; reaction in Kern County to federal relief; involvement with State Relief Administration and other organizations; California Conference of Social Work; work as director of Social Service for the SRA; beginning work with Beneficial Management Corporation; California model small loan law; development of consumer credit counseling; present state of consumer credit counseling; Marshall Field child placement program in World War II; child care for women workers during World War II (Lanham Act); child care in California after war's conclusion; return to Beneficial after war; association with Family Service of LA and National Board of Family Service; proposed merger of children's social welfare agencies; registration of social workers in California; work with state legislators on mental health; lobbying Roman Catholic leaders re child care; activities with National Association of Social Workers.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Typewritten notes by Frances Feldman re interview.

NIELSEN, Katheryn

Katheryn Nielsen Interview. Interviewed by Agnes Trinchero. Dates of interview: 3-11-00 and 4-20-00. Length of interview: 36 minutes. Transcript of interview: 26 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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NORTHEN, Helen. Professor, USC School of Social Work.

Helen Northen Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 6-10-87. 1 cassette tape (no duplicate tape, although notation on envelope states one exists). Length of interview: 33 minutes. Transcript of interview: 13 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; education: group work and case work at U. of Pittsburgh; field instructor at U. of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr; position at University of Hawaii School of Social Work; position at USC in School of Social Work; teaching generic practice at USC; Metropolitan State Hospital Project, Los Angeles NIMH project; leadership in local and national programs, eg, Campfire girls; major changes in social work practice; agency vs. private practice; publications; chair of national conference held in LA in 1967; personal philosophy of social work; future plans.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 videotape: "Helen Northen, Oral History."
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. 2 3.5 x 4 in. photographs of two unidentified women (Helen Northen?).
  4. 2 programs for "Phi Kappa Phi Annual Faculty Recognition Awards and Exhibition" (3-26-82).
  5. Handwritten outline of interview topics, by John Milner.


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OI, Mary

Mary Oi Interview. Interviewed by David Kuroda. Date of interview: 1-16-02. Length of interview: 1 hour and 6 minutes. Transcript of interview: 30 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

OSTOMEL, Maurice (1911-1998). Social worker, gerontology.

Maurice Ostomel Interview. Interviewed by Mareaner Applebaum. Date of interview: 10-30-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 50 minutes. Transcript of interview: 19 pp. (1 copy rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Maurice Ostomel Interview (II). Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 11-31-89. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: undetermined. No transcript.

Topics of interview by Applebaum:
Education; MSW from Columbia; positions held in social work: American Red Cross during World War II, Los Angeles Welfare Planning Council, Jewish Home for the Aged; reasons for entering social work; Committee on Aging of the Welfare Planning Council; Capital Expenditures Committee of the Welfare Planning Council; American Association of Social Workers; consolidation of LA social welfare organizations into LA chapter of NASW; presidency of LA chapter of NASW; Board of Social work Examiners; work with Jewish Home for the Aged; innovative programs developed at Home; anecdotes re Home experiences; auxiliary and support groups for Home; building programs; Orange County Jewish Home for the Aged; American Association of Homes for the Aging; Arlien Johnson Scholarship Fund; Charles Schottland and first White House Conference on Aging; Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview by Applebaum.
  2. LA Times obituary re Maurice Ostomel.
  3. 1 floppy disk, contents unknown.
  4. 2 copies of Curriculum Vitae, and handwritten biographical information sheet.


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PANNOR, Harry.

Harry Pannor Interview. Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview: 12-7-93. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 46 minutes. Transcript of interview: 37 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

PARAD, Howard, Dr. Professor, USC School of Social Work. Social Worker. 

Dr. Howard Parad Interview. Interviewed by Dr. Carl Shafer. Date of interview: 4-5-99. 2 cassette tapes. Length of interview: 1 hour and 21 minutes. Transcript of interview: 20 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Beginnings in social work; education and interest in social work, at Harvard; World War II experience in medical corps; graduate work in social work at Boston University; influences leading to doctoral work at Columbia; nature of social work after World War II; experiences as academic; Dean, Smith School of Social Work; recruitment of students to social work; recruitment of minority students to Smith; failure to implement a clinical social work doctorate at USC; failure of managed care; group therapy; present students' lack of understanding of history of social work.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcription.
  2. CSWA Oral History Agreement Release form and CSWA interview guidelines.
  3. Curriculum Vitae and one 2 ¼ x 2 ¾ in. photograph of Dr. Howard Parad.
  4. Handwritten note dated 9-7-99 from Dr. Carl Shafer to Frances Feldman re interview.
  5. Biographical and career sketches, by Dr. Howard J. Parad.

PATTI, Rino. Professor, USC School of Social Work.

Rino Patti Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 1-5/20-95, 3-31-95, 4-21-95. 4 cassette tapes (4 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 2 hours and 15 minutes (approximately). Transcript of interview: 69 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Family background; BSW education at San Diego State University; MSW education at USC; work with Veteran's Administration in Ohio; approaches to treating mentally ill; return to USC for doctoral program; relationship with Norris Class; position on faculty at University of Washington; development of program at Washington; personalities of UW faculty; internal politics of UW Department of Social Work; personal research and accomplishments, administration and social work education; training of students and management problems in profession; faculty relations at USC; role of dean at USC School of Social Work and direction of School; presidency of National Association of Deans and Directors; Institute for the Advancement for (sic) Social Work and lobbying efforts; professional social welfare organizations and political lobbying; strengths of USC's School of Social Work on arrival as dean; development of Ph.D. program; faculty scholarship; relationship of scholarship and teaching at USC School of Social Work; creation of "new culture" in USC's School of Social Work; Social Work faculty in USC government; community involvement of Social Work faculty; contributions of USC School of Social Work to University, field of social work, and larger community.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview (1-5/20-95).

PAYNE, Grace. Social worker.

Grace Payne Interview. Interviewed by Emita Armi and Henry Talbert. Date of interview: 10-11-94. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 55 minutes. No transcript.

To hear the interview click here.

PERRY, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Perry Interview. Interviewed by Colleen Fliedner. Date of interview: 11-5-85. Length of interview: 1 hour and 19 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

To hear the interview click here.

PETERSON, Marian. Social worker.

Marian Peterson Interview. Interviewed by Edna Gerstel. Dates of interview: 5-13-87; 8-4-87. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 4 minutes. Transcript of interview: 18 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of Interview:
Positions and agencies worked for; work with Los Angeles County; work with Welfare Planning Council: Welfare Information Service; Community Chest; private industry needs during World War II for assistance from social welfare agencies; part-time jobs with social welfare agencies, eg, Children's Bureau of Los Angeles; MSW at USC; creation of Division of Child Welfare Services and Department of Adoptions; Community Protective Services; Department of Public Social Services; reviews thoughts on private industry needs and child care; legislation for protective services for children; frustration of politics in public welfare; reflections on work in Welfare Planning Council: Welfare Information Service; agency studies and practice; commission of Child Welfare League of America; Child Welfare Agency.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.
 

PITTS, Donald.

Donald Pitts Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 4-28-91. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 20 minutes. Transcript of interview: 29 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Discussion of life in the 1930s; McKinley Home for Boys; summer camp experience; Neighborhood Settlement; U.S. State Department; business experiences; National Alliance of Business; USC School of Social Work board member.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.
 

PRITCHARD, Clyde and TIDBALL, Aneita.

Clyde Pritchard and Aneita Tidball Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 1979. 1 cassette tape (1duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 11 minutes. Transcript of interview: 30 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Discussion of their professional social work experiences in Idaho, Chicago, Washington, and California, 1934-1970; pioneering efforts, eg, in Idaho, in public welfare programs during Depression.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Handwritten outline of interview, by John Milner.

PURSUIT, Dan. Social worker. Director of Delinquency Institute.

Dan Pursuit Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 7-26-95. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 56 minutes. Transcript of interview: 24 pp. (3 copies rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Reasons for entering social work; education in social work at Western Reserve University; probation officer; work with segregated training programs in U.S. Navy; first employee of Delinquency Control Institute; creation of DCI; objective of DCI; establishment of DCI teaching program; early leaders and contributions of USC School of Social Work to program; recruitment of police officers to DCI classes; other contributors to program; former directors of DCI; budget roblems; important students of DCI, eg, Ed Davis; major financial donors and contributors; loss of R. J. Reynolds as a sponsor; awards and national recognition received by DCI; DCI extension in Hawaii; backgrounds of students attending DCI; hope for major financial donor; contributions of Ford Foundation; publications; technique for "brainstorming"; retirement; name change; reasons for success of DCI.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Summary of Dan Pursuit tape.
  3. Publications, syllabus and program description, initial planning committee, and informational brochure re DCI.


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RAMIREZ, Helen. Social worker, children's welfare.

Helen Ramírez Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 10-11-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 23 minutes. Transcript of interview: 36 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Early interest in social welfare; education and work at School of Social Work, USC; work with Fresno County Department of Public Welfare; LA County Dept. of Adoptions; establishing ethnic identity of Hispanic children; changes in LA County Dept. of Adoptions, now Dept. of Children's Services; open adoptions; road blocks to adoption of minority children; Public Law 96-272; support for families after adoption; single parent adoptions; changes in family structures and adoption; "developmentally disabled children" and adoption; bilingual/bicultural unit; future needs of adoption services; approaches to working with "drug-impacted" children; relationship between adopted child and adopted family, and birth family; review of changes in adoption; opposition to open adoptions; adoptions of children into families with different ethnicity; adoption of children with AIDS; foster parents and adoption; volume of placement of children; independent adoption; merger of LA County Dept. of Adoptions with Children's Services of Dept. of Public Social Services to create Dept. of Children's Services; development of innovative programs and resources re work with Bureau of Community Resources; service on board of Family Services Association of America; honors; achievements as pioneering woman; service on state task forces; changes in practice of social work; impact of budget cutbacks.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
 

REGAS, George. Episcopalian priest. Social activist.

George Regas Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 9-19-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 9 minutes. Transcript of interview: 32 pp.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Materials by members of or groups commissioned by All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, CA, re social issues.
  2. Writings of George Regas: book and sermons.

REID, Daniel. Social worker.

Daniel Reid Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 5-5-95. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 40 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social welfare; public welfare: A.D.C.; studies at USC; placement of patients out of mental hospitals; Family Services of LA; Alice Overton: casework teacher; first position out of school; Hathaway Home; Rancho project; USC field work instructor; Bureau of Mental Health After Care programs; private practice; teaching for USC extension; volunteer community work; Child Abuse Council; work with judges in court cases; multi-disciplinary investigation program; problems affecting children; work with children re judges and investigation program; courses taught at USC extension; workshops on child abuse; supervised students for San Jose program; hobbies.

To hear the interview click here.

Additional Material:

  1. Handwritten outline of interview , by John Milner.

REISS, Oscar. M.D. F.A.A.P.

Oscar Reiss Interview. Interviewed by Jean Berlfein . Date of interview: 7-13-86. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 31 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

To hear the interview click here.

Milton Goldberg: An Oral History Interview on Dr. Oscar Reiss. Interviewed by Jean Berlfein. Date of interview: 7-13-86. No cassette tapes. Length of interview: undetermined. 2 transcripts of interview: 14 pp. and 10 pp. 1 diskette of transcript of interview on Dr. Reiss.

Topics of interview:
Milton Goldberg's role in Jewish Big Brothers and Dr. Oscar Reiss' assistance; Reiss' status as pediatrician; first meeting with Reiss; Reiss' work on and for board; development of professional staff; need for clinical social workers; creation of Parent-Child Guidance Service; involving fathers in treatment of children; clients' reasons for coming to services of Jewish Big Brothers; relationship between psychiatry and social workers; Reiss' key role in obtaining committee consultants; Camp Max Straus; relationship of Jewish Big Brothers to Reiss Davis Clinic; selling of Reis Davis Clinic; description of Los Angeles' Jewish community ca. 1945; personality of Dr. Oscar Reiss.

RHODES, Kenneth. President of social welfare agencies.

Kenneth Rhodes Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 9-25-89. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 45 minutes. Transcript of interview: 23 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Elizabeth Fleming Rhodes. Call Me Margaret. Margaret Eaton Brown Fleming. (Pasadena, 1984).

RIPLEY, Mary. Social work volunteer.

Mary Ripley Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 5-17-89. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 37 minutes (Side B only; side A accidentally erased). Transcript of interview: 16 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Volunteer efforts to establish mental health services for LA's Asian community; 1988 Women's Rights March on Washington; changing role of women; Palos Verdes organization on family planning; National Organization of Volunteers; Campaign for Heart Association-LA County; role of women; environmental changes; role of volunteers in social work; use of handicapped persons as volunteers; social welfare agencies' need for directors of volunteers.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

1. Typed outline of interview, by John Milner.
 

ROBERTS, Robert W. (b. 1932). Professor and Dean, USC School of Social Work.

Robert W. Roberts Interview. Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Length of interview: 7-25-93. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 2 hours and 42 minutes. Transcript of interview: 48 pp. (1 copy rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; social workers as role models; early life and education; MSW at Cal-Berkeley; first position; work with Jewish Family Services; work as research associate; doctoral studies at Columbia; teaching at University of Chicago; publications; job offer from USC; move to Los Angeles; director of undergraduate education at USC School of Social Work; opinion of MSW program at USC; assistant dean under Maurice Hamovitch; work as Dean of School of Social Work; relationship with Maurice Hamovitch; fiscal problems; renewed emphasis on research; development of programs to help meet university budgeting requirements; developments in social work curriculum during deanship; adjustments during era of shrinking budgets in the 1980s; faculty requirements and commitment to community; experience teaching in foreign universities; activities during retirement; changes in profession of social work; separation between social work agencies and schools of social work.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Galley proofs of biography in "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare."
  3. Retirement notice.
  4. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.

RUDERMAN, Martin (b. 1907). Community planner. State relief official.

Martin Ruderman Interview. Interviewed by Maurice Ostomel. Date of interview: 5-22-89. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 24 minutes. Transcript of interview: 34 pp.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

     1. Curriculum Vitae.
     2. 1 5 x 7 in. photograph of Martin Ruderman.
 

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SACHS, Ralph (b. 1911). M.D. Public health. 

Ralph Sachs Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 4-27-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 18 minutes. Transcript of interview: 26 pp. (1 copy rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Recruitment to LA's Commission on Public Health Care; polio immunization; lack of facilities and money for LA's Commission on Public Health Care; development of health center clinics; clients of clinics; combining of city and county health departments; work as executive officer in City Health Department; views on combining of city and county health departments; work after leaving City Health Dept.: nursing homes, Ford Foundation in India; work with University of Hawaii School of Public Health and Administration; work with world Health Organization; more on work in Hawaii; begins position as deputy of public health activities for Los Angeles County; problems in programs in LA public health programs; investigation into nursing homes; activities with elderly during his retirement; new program for elderly in LA County; work with Visiting Nurses Association and Health Foundation; contributions of a public health official to voluntary social agency; need for coordinating council for social welfare agencies.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Material:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. 1 3x 5 in. photograph and 1 2 x 2 in. photograph of Ralph Sachs.
  3. LA Times article re problem in County health care.
  4. Curriculum Vitae.
  5. Notes re interview.
  6. Flyer advertising talk by Sachs on aging.

SALTZMAN, Arnold (b. 1936). Director, social welfare agencies. 

Arnold Saltzman Interview. Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview: 1-23-94. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 42 minutes. Transcript of interview: 19 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

   1. Letter dated 1-30-95 from Arnold Saltzman to Ben Cohen re interview.
   2. Resume and biographical information.
   3. 1 5 x 7 in. black and white photograph of Arnold Saltzman.
 

SARNAT, Rhoda (b. 1915). Social worker. Field Work Director, USC School of Social Work.

Rhoda Sarnat Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 10-20-98. 1 cassette tape (1duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 3 minutes (approximately). Transcript of interview: 23 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Early life and family background; undergraduate studies at UCLA in psychology; interest in social work stimulated by Helen Gruenberg; graduate school in social work at University of Chicago; work with Jewish social Service Bureau of Chicago; work under supervision of Esther Shouer; marriage to Bernard Sarnat; move to St. Louis with husband; birth of first child and reduced work; relationship with housekeeper; return to California in 1955; private practice with The Psychological Service Center of Los Angeles; role as student advisor at USC School of Social Work, beginning in 1962; Director of Field Work at USC; relationship with Dean Malcolm Stinson and Josephine di Paolo, Director of Field Work; work as Director of Field Work; work with Senior Health and Peer Counseling, after retirement; work with Older Persons in a Carin Atmosphere; docent at LA Zoo; Rhoda Sarnat Prize of the Mental Health Section of the Institute of the National Academy of Sciences; Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat Endowment in USC School of Social Work; Rhoda Sarnat Lectureship at School; work with National Association of Social Workers; lectureship at Los Angeles Home for the Jewish Aged; contributions to student loan fund at the University of Chicago; financial contributions to the Hamovitch Research Center; establishment of Sarnat Center at Brandeis University for the Study of Anti-Jewishness; reflections on career in social work.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  3. Autobiographical essay.
  4. Photocopies of 2 articles on social work by Rhoda Sarnat.
  5. CSWA oral history interview forms.
  6. Brochure for "Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Geriatric Care."
  7. Program for Sarnat Lecture, University of Southern California, School of Social Work. 13 April 2000.

SCHINDLER-RAINMAN, Eva (d. 1996). Professional in social work training. 

Eva Schindler-Rainman Interview. Interviewed by Charlotte Langley. Date of interview: 1-10-92. 2 cassette tape (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 3 minutes. Transcript of interview: 31 pp. (2 copies rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Education and entrance into social work; early social work before professional training; influence of parents on her participation in social work; work with Family Service; work on MSW; work with mentally ill during studies; position with Girl Scouts; work at UCLA and development of programs; doctoral work at USC; work in field of "voluntarism"; work in New York City on "Metropolitan Critical Areas Project"; publications on voluntarism; founder of International Association for Volunteer Education; direction of voluntarism; funding for volunteer programs; opinion on merging of "Points of Light" with National Volunteer Action Program"; connection between social work and volunteer work; main developments in social work; views on diversity; role of volunteers; need for volunteers in schools of social work; other areas where volunteers needed; lesson of voluntarism; contributions of volunteers.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Photocopies of articles by Eva Schindler-Rainman.
  2. Bibliography of works of Dr. Eva Schindler-Rainman (2 copies); other bibliographical information re Eva Schindler-Rainman.
  3. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  4. 1 5 x 7 in. photograph of Eva Schindler-Rainman.
  5. Handwritten notes re interview and length (by Charlotte Langley).
  6. Resume.

SCHOTTLAND, Charles Irwin (d. 1995). Social Security Commissioner. Dean of School of Social Work, Brandeis University. President, National Association of Social Workers.

Portrait of Charles Schottland
at Brandeis University

Charles Irwin Schottland Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 1-6/7/8-87. 3 cassette tapes (3 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 4 hours and 1 minute. Transcript of interview: 71 pp. (1 copy rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Background; California State Relief Administration; elevation to position of Social Security Commissioner; career and developments in California State Dept. of Social Welfare; problems and issues of merit system; social work education, including UC-Berkeley's undergraduate programs in Economics Department and establishment of two year program at USC; categorical public assistance programs; OAS; George McClain; Myrtle Williams; adoptions; role of volunteers in adoption and in licensing of social workers; importance of social policy; social workers' approaches to shaping social policy; contributions of California Social Welfare to rest of nation.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. LA Times and NASW News obituary notices.
  2. Four photographs of Charles Irwin Schottland; two with wife, Edna Schottland.
  3. Papers and publications of Charles Irwin Schottland, including The Social Security Program in the United States (New York: Appleton-Century Crofts, 1963). Also in Doheny Library.
  4. Additional oral histories (1992, 1993) on Jewish Big Brothers, including interview of Charles Irwin Schottland re subject.
  5. Correspondence dated 1-29-87 and 2-12-87 from Frances Lomas Feldman to Charles Irwin Schottland re interview.
  6. Letter dated 9-11-99 from Frances Lomas Feldman to Charles Irwin Schottland re assistance in grant proposal for California Social Welfare Archives.
  7. Memoranda from Frances Lomas Feldman to John Milner, Chair Oral History committee, re Schottland interview.
  8. 1 diskette of first draft of transcript of interview.
  9. CSWA oral history interview forms.

SCHWARZ, Marjorie

Marjorie Schwarz Interview. Interviewed by Kay Bixby. Date of interview: 7-11-89. Length of interview: 51 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

To hear the interview click here.

SCHWARZ, Maurice

Maurice Schwarz Interview. Interviewed by Kay Bixby. Date of interview: 7-11-89. Length of interview: 47 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. Jewish Big Brothers of Los Angeles newsletter (Winter 1997), with article on Lifetime Achievement Award to be given to Maurice Schwarz.

SELBY, Lola. Social worker. Professor of social work.

Lola Selby Interview. Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 9-21-89. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 43 minutes. Transcript of interview: 16 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into social work; first positions as a social worker (during Depression); Teaching positions: University of Iowa, USC; work with field agencies; Chicano program; major university responsibilities; experience in Great Britain; development of program at USC (generic program); opinions of current social work practices.

To view the transcript click here. To hear the interview click here.

Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. 2 4 x 6 in. photographs of Lola Selby.
  3. Articles and papers of Lola Selby.
  4. Handwritten outline of interview , by John Milner.

SHAFER, Carl (d. 2000). Social worker, private practice. Social agency director. Professor of social work.

Carl Shafer Interview. Interviewed by Milton Goldberg. Date of interview: 5-18-94. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 40 minutes. Transcript of interview: 16 pp. (2 copies rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Entrance into field of social work; specialization in studies at USC School of Social Work; early social work positions; Jewish Big Brothers; Foothill Family Service; entrance into private work; doctoral studies at USC School of Social Work; courses taught as faculty member at USC School of Social Work; combination of teaching and private social practice as faculty member; changes in approaches to work with children; social work and changes in families since World War II; depth of social problems in modern society; place of social work and its values in modern society; volunteer work; experiences with public social welfare organizations; other family members in social work; reflections on career in social work and on social work itself; reflections on important persons in field of social work.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Personal statement re career in social work.
  4. Los Angeles Times obituary notice. 14 April 2000.
  5. University of Southern California School of Social Work memorandum re death of Carl Shafer. 18 April 2000.

SHAKELY, Jack. President, California Community Foundation.

Jack Shakely Interview. Interviewed by Kay Bixby. Date of interview: 5-30-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 46 minutes. Transcript of interview: 21 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Creation of California Community Foundation; move from Peace Corps to non-profit mental health (and other) organizations; implications of withdrawal of public funds from non-profit social welfare agencies, especially under Reagan Administration; observations on future of non-profit organizations.

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Additional Material:

  1. Handwritten notes re interview, by Kay Bixby.
  2. LA Times article re work of Jack Shakely.

SHAW, Ann, Doctor. University teacher. Social worker. Board member and president, social welfare and other organizations.

Ann Shaw Interview. Interviewed by Ann Shaw (?). Date of interview: 5-26-93. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 43 minutes. Transcript of interview: 17 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Biographical information sheet.

SHON, Mary Lee. Social worker.

Mary Lee Shon Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Dates of interview: 5-12-99, 8-30-99. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 33 minutes. Transcript of interview: 36 pp.

Topics of interview:
Early life; discrimination against Asian-Americans in Los Angeles; undergraduate studies at USC; beginning social work with County Bureau of Indigent Relief; first Korean-American relief worker in California; death of father; social work with Methodist churches; work with Koreans, eg, interpreting; marriage; growth of Korean population in Los Angeles; family experiences; death of husband; experiences of children; work as teacher after death of husband; development of LA Unified curriculum on Asian-Americans; final anecdote.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Photocopies of articles re career and accomplishments of Mary Lee Shon.
  3. CSWA Oral History Agreement Release form and CSWA interview guidelines.

SHUSHAN, Robert

Robert Shushan Interview. Interviewed by Horace Sheldon. Date of interview: 3-9-01. Length of interview: 1 hour and 44 minutes. Transcript of interview: 21 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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SOLOMON, Barbara. Professor,USC School of Social Work. University administrator.

Barbara Solomon Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Dates of interview: 4-21/26-95, 5-3-95. 4 cassette tapes (4 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 4 hours and 3 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

Topics of interview:
4-21-95 interview: Background and entrance into field of social work; graduate studies in social work at Cal-Berkeley; minority students in program and financial aid; after graduation, work with VA Hospital in Houston; medical social work at M.B. Anderson Cancer Hospital; move to California, work with VA Hospital at Wadsworth; doctoral program at USC School of Social Work; joins faculty at USC School of Social Work; teaching responsibilities; tenure requirements and pressures; faculty relations in promotion process; faculty and curriculum changes; emphasis on well-rounded education in social work studies at USC; Affirmative Action at USC; innovative thinking in social work field on question of diversity.
4-26-95 interview: Research on Black empowerment in the community; methodology of empowerment; research projects; courses in ethnic studies and relationship to diversity in society; creation of mutual points of reference in diverse society;
5-3-95 interview: More on research and teaching; changes in curriculum; experiences in field work during doctoral program and curriculum changes; incorporation of ethnic issues into studies; experiences in England and Kenya; influence of visits on views of diversity and social work in the workplace; influence of background in social work on work as university administrator; direction of USC School of Social Work, eg, research; goals as university administrator re social work research; Social Work Centers of Excellence; place of School of Social Work in "Strategic Plan of University".

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. 2 editions of the Chronicle (USC newspaper) with articles re honors for Barbara Solomon.

SU GI, Tetsu

Tetsu Su Gi Interview. Interviewed by Edna Gerstel. Date of interview: 2-12-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 37 minutes. Transcript of interview: 10 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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TALBERT, Henry.

Henry Talbert Reminiscences. September 1995. Two videotapes. Length of video: 1 hour and 21 minutes. No transcript. CD containing video.
 
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THOR, Richard

Richard Thor Interview. Interviewed by John Kulli. Date undetermined. Length of interview: 40 minutes. No transcript. CD containing interview.

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WEINSTEIN, Marvin. Social worker, mental health services. Director of Portals House.

Marvin Weinstein Interview. Interviewed by Rhoda Sarnat. Date of interview: 11-26-91. 1 microcassette. Length of interview: undetermined. No transcript.

Additional Materials:

  1. Rhoda Sarnat essay on importance of Marvin Weinstein and Portals House.

WHITE, Carmelita (1908-1995). Social worker. First African-American graduate of USC School of Social Work.

Carmelita White Interview. Interviewed by Nancy Jefferson and Marcia Wilson. Date of interview: 6-24-93. 1 videocassette. Length of interview: 59 minutes. CD containing interview.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Introduction to videotape of Carmelita White interview.
  2. USC verification of degree award for Camelita White.
  3. 2 programs for Carmelita White memorial service.
  4. Memorandum from Dean Rino J. Patti to USC School of Social Work faculty re funeral for Carmelita White.

WHITE, Monika

Monika White Interview. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 1-23-00. Length of interview: 1 hour and 8 minutes. Transcript of interview: 23 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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WILSON, Gertrude (1895-1984). Social worker. Professor of Social Work.

Gertrude Wilson Interview. Interviewed by Ruth Middleman. Date of interview: 8-11-82. 1 videocassette. Length of interview: 44 minutes 30 seconds. No transcript.

Additional Materials:

   1. Obituary from NASW California News.   2. NASW-Los Angeles Area Chapter release about Institute on Group Work's Contribution to Family  Work, with Gertrude Wilson.
   3. Newspaper articles re career and accomplishments of Gertrude Wilson in area of group work.
   4. Undated black and white photographs with unidentified persons (other than Gertrude Wilson);  sizes range from 3.5 x 2.5 in. to 10 x 8 in.
 

WILSON, Honora. Medical social worker. Administrator, hospital social work department.

Honora Wilson Interview. Interviewed by Maurice Hamovitch. Date of interview: March 1995. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 38 minutes. Transcript of interview: 21 pp. (2 copies rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:

Development of interest in social work; studies at School of Social Work, USC; comments on Pauline Young; assignment to Welfare Dept.; USC professors; activities at USC; positions in social work during Depression; work with Frieda Mohr and Jewish Family Services; study at Smith's psychiatric school; work with Family Service of Cincinnati; return to LA and decision to return to Cincinnati for work; move back to LA to work for Family Service; work with City of Hope; changes in hospital's admittance policy; relationship with City of Hope's board of directors; Shirley Wilson, assistant director at City of Hope; research project; fundraising; hiring of rabbi at City of Hope; departure from City of Hope and work for Jewish Information Services; work for "Rancho".

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Photocopy of Honora Wilson's handwritten statement for interview.

WU, Frances, Dr. Social worker. Director of retirement home.

Frances Wu Interview. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 6-2-99. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 31 minutes. Transcript of interview: 35 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Topics of interview:
Early childhood in China; education; escape to Taiwan after Communist takeover of mainland China; study at McGill University; social work in New York with disturbed delinquent children; work at home for disturbed children in Michigan; reasoning behind job changes; problems of older Chinese refugees in United States; reasons for move to LA; doctoral studies at USC School of Social Work; organizing of Chinese-American Golden Age Association; loan applications for building for Chinese-American Golden Age Association; racial makeup of home for elderly of Chinese-American Golden Age Association; size of staff; board of directors; development of condominiums; Golden Age Village; prices of condominiums; HUD restrictions on finances; salary and personal finances; donations to education; activities for Golden Age Village residents; age of residents; Home Owner Association; acknowledgement of debt to USC School of Social Work.

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Additional Materials:

  1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  2. Release re Dean's award for Outstanding Community Service to Dr. Frances Wu, from USC.
  3. Resume.
  4. Photocopy of title page of dissertation of Frances Wu.
  5. Invitation to dedication of Dr. Frances Wu Chair in Social Welfare Policy and Services to Chinese Elderly..


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YELDER, Josephine. Professor of Social Work. Consultant, social welfare task forces.

Josephine Yelder Interview. Interviewed by David Kuroda. Dates of interview: 11-1/23-94. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 38 minutes. Transcript of interview: 20 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Memorandum from David Kuroda to Charlotte Langley and Ed Hummel, Oral History Committee Co-chairs, re interview.
  2. Curriculum Vitae and biographical information.


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ZISKIND, Lou. Social worker.

Lou Ziskind Interview. Interviewed by Marjorie Schwarz. Date of interview: 8-11-93. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: undetermined. No transcript.

Topics of interview:
State Relief Agency; Big Brothers; Jewish Center of Personal Service; Gateways; building of new hospital; expansion of services to include mental health services: addiction, teenage problems.

Lou Ziskind Interview (II). Interviewed by Ed Hummel. Date of interview: 5-14-97.

1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 33 minutes. Transcript of interview: 97 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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Additional Materials:

  1. Note from Ed Hummel to Ruth Britton re interview.
  2. California Social Welfare Archives Oral History Interview form, with notes by Marjorie Schwarz on interview.

 

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