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John C. Kidneigh papers, 1948-1972

Summary Information
Title: John C. Kidneigh papers
Dates: 1948-1972
Creator: Kidneigh, John C.
Extent: 2 boxes Extent: (2.6 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 290
Collection contains the papers of John C. Kidneigh, professor emeritus and director of the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was deposited in University Archives on July 24, 1972. An additional deposit was made on June 9, 1975.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the John C. Kidneigh papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

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.

Related Material

University of Minnesota. Dept. of Sociology papers

University of Minnesota. School of Social Work papers

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Kidneigh, John C. -- Archives
  • University of Minnesota. School of Social Work
  • Social work education