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California Social Welfare Archives oral histories

Collection no.:
0607

Description:
The CSWA Oral History Collection numbers 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. Many of the interviews have been digitized: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL06FD57D499DC7F5B

Dates:
1969-1999

Extent:
1.0 linear ft.

Language(s):
English

Subject(s):
Social group work--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
Social workers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

Genre(s):
Oral histories (document genres)

Conditions governing access:
Advance notice required for access.

Preferred citation:
[Box/folder# or item name], California Social Welfare Archives oral histories, Collection no. 0607, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Record date:
2012

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