John C. Kidneigh papers,
John C. Kidneigh
Kidneigh, John C.
2 boxes (2.6
Collection contains the
papers of John C. Kidneigh, professor emeritus and director of the School of
Social Work at the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Libraries. University Archives
Access and Use
The collection was deposited in University Archives on July 24, 1972.
An additional deposit was made on June 9, 1975.
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house
Requests for permission to quote from the John C. Kidneigh papers
should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Collection has not been processed.
John C. Kidneigh papers, University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch of John C. Kidneigh (1907-1986)
John Christopher Kidneigh was born on April 28, 1907 in Nyssa, Oregon.
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and his master's in
social work from the University of Denver. He joined the faulty at the
University of Minnesota as associate director of the School of Social Work in
1946. In 1949 he was promoted to director and professor of social work. Before
coming to Minnesota, Kidneigh worked in community service organizations, was a
supervisor in pubic welfare in Utah and Colorado and was a consultant and
director of the Social Security Board in Minneapolis. He retired from the
University of Minnesota as professor emeritus in 1975.
Professor Kidneigh was a leader in the social work movement and freely
gave of his time to national organizations, including serving as president of
the National Association of Social Workers (1959-1961) and of the American
Association of Schools of Social Work (1949-1951). He was involved in various
committees and advisory groups, many of which he served as chair. In Minnesota,
he was president of Group Health Association (1969-1971) and a board member
(1966-1971). In addition, Professor Kidneigh conducted research, taught or
consulted social work programs in Canada, Korea, Mexico and South Africa. John
Kidneigh died on July 5, 1986.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains speeches, book reviews, articles, papers
regarding the School of Social Work and working drafts of papers.
University of Minnesota. Dept. of Sociology papers
University of Minnesota. School of Social Work papers
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