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Finding aid for the Alice Overton papers

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 January

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Overton, Alice, 1907-1987
Title
Alice Overton papers
Collection no.
0432
Date
1930-1987 (bulk 1950s-1960s)
Extent
0.42 linear ft., 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The Alice Overton papers consists of reports, publications, clippings, correspondence, printed ephemera, 1930-1987, that documents Alice Overton's career as a social worker and as a social activist. The holdings are especially strong for the 1950s and the 1960s.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Alice Overton papers, Collection no. 0432, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Alice Overton (1907-1987) was a professor of social work at the USC School of Social Work and a social worker whose work in the area of client relationships was significant.

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Scope and Content

The Alice Overton papers consists of reports, publications, clippings, correspondence, printed ephemera, 1930-1987, that documents Alice Overton's career as a social worker. The papers contain Overton's research and professional papers and publications, including information about the St. Paul Family Centered Project; correspondence; clippings and letters regarding her activities as a social activist involved in the 1965 Montgomery, Alabama, freedom march; a paper on Alice Overton's contribution to the profession of social work; and an obituary and letters of condolence to Julianna Schmidt on the occasion of the death of Alice Overton. The holdings are especially strong for the 1950s and the 1960s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 January
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

Processing information

Collection processed by Clay Stalls and Jane Adler, February 2000.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Family Centered Project (Saint Paul, Minn.). -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Reports

Personal Name(s)

  • Overton, Alice, 1907-1987 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery--Archival resources
  • Social group work--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Social group work--United States--20th century--Archival resources
  • Social service--United States--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Publications 1952-1968 

1 1

 St. Paul Family-Centered Project 1955-1959 

1 2

 Bachelors degree diploma 1930 

1 3

 Miscellaneous correspondence 1953-1979 

1 4

 Montgomery, Alabama march 1965 

1 5

 Miscellaneous papers 1960-1969, 1986 

Scope and Content

Certificate, clippings, c.v., USC report on DPSS personnel, memorandums regarding public welfare, miscellaneous reports and letters on aspects of social work.

1 6

 Obituary--testimonials 1987 

1 7

 "Contributions of Alice Overton to Social Casework" by Robert A. Brown 1968 November 1 

Scope and Content

Paper written for Social Work 742.

1 8

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