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Alfred O.C. Nier Papers, 1930-1996

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 Location  Title
Record group 1. American Association of Social Workers (AASW), 1918-1955 ([11 linear feet. Folders 1-324 and legal folders 1-26])  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Established in 1917 as the National Social Workers' Exchange and reorganized in 1921 as the American Association of Social Workers, the organization addressed issues of concern, set professional standards, and (in the early years) served as a placement bureau for social workers. It was one of seven organizations that merged in 1955 to form the National Association of Social Workers. The American Association of Social Workers was one of the seven predecessor organizations which formed the National Association of Social Workers in 1955; and its papers were included as a part of the NASW records. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes and agendas of governing bodies and committees, and financial records constitute, in general, the type of papers contained in the collection. The organization's papers comprised thirteen linear feet with the heaviest concentration of material in the 1930's and 1940's. An invaluable aid to this collection is the Association journal, The Compass and its successor, the Social Work Journal, which was employed to reconstruct portions of the development of the American Association of Social Workers not covered fully in the collection.As the senior professional social work organization, the American Association of Social Workers traces its origin to the Intercollegiate Bureau of Occupations. The Bureau was founded in 1911 by a group of New York alumnae of various colleges to provide vocational information to young ladies seeking employment in New York City. The many questions received concerning social work positions led, in 1913, to the formation of a special department within the Bureau -- the Department of Social Workers. Functioning as a clearinghouse for information regarding social workers and social work positions, the department also emphasized better standards in its placement and publications. The decision to become an independent organization war, made in 1917, and the National Social Workers Exchange (NSWE) was established with its own board of directors. The purpose of the Exchange was "to develop a better adjustment between workers and positions in the social field, to discover new opportunities, to encourage adequate preparation and professional training, to facilitate the choice of competent candidates for positions, and to secure equitable standards of employment."The National Social Workers Exchange held its first meeting on May 18, 1918. Meeting concurrently with the National Conference of Social Work in Kansas City, a nominating committee composed of Arthur P. Kellogg, Ida M. Cannon, Alfred Fairbank, Gertrude Vaile and Edith Abbott presented a slate of candidates for board of directors. Edith Shatto King was named manager of the NSWE, while the elected officers were Richard H. Edwards, president; C. C. Carstens, vice president; Margaret Byington, secretary; and James S. Cushman, treasurer. At the third annual meeting in New Orleans, a resolution for incorporation "under Article III of the Membership Corporations Laws of the State of New York, pursuant to Section 5 of said law" was authorized by the national body.In 1920, the board of directors set up a central council, which in turn, appointed committees on placement, job analysis, training, industrial service, recruiting information, publicity and education. The official organ of the Exchange, The Compass was first published in December 1920. An executive committee was formed and its membership roll included C. C. Carstens, J. Bradley Buell, Clare M. Tousley, James S. Cushman, Harriet Anderson, Grace H. Childs, David H. Holbrook, Philip P. Jacobs, and Mary Van Kleeck. Before the annual meeting on June 27, 1921, Graham Romeyn Taylor, son of the settlement leader, Graham Taylor, was appointed national director.The Exchange continued to function as a non-profit employment agency, but the need for a distinctly professional organization of social workers developed. In short, according to discussion in The Compass for that year, the Exchange had to become more than an employment bureau. Thus, at Kilbourn Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the NSWE became the American Association of Social Workers (AASW) -- an organization formed to stimulate professional growth in social work and offering a vocational placement service. The elected officials of the newly named organization were Owen R. Lovejoy, president; Clare M. Tousley, first vice-president; Gertrude Vaile, second vice-president; Rose J. McHugh, third vice-president; Josiah B. Buell, secretary; and W. W. Norton, treasurer.Providence, Rhode Island was selected as the place of the annual meeting in June 1922, and it was here that the central council became the national council. A report of a special committee, headed by Harry Hopkins, was also read. He spelled out a financial policy for the Association. Duly adopted by the assembled membership, this program, hereafter known as the "Providence Resolution," provided that dues and contributions from members would support all Association activities, after January 1, 1923. This undertaking was ideally to be realized by January 1, 1925 and in the interim, financial assistance would come from the above-mentioned sources as well from foundation grants. Financial difficulties forced the deadline to be extended to January 1927. The goal was finally met when the decision was made to separate the Vocational Bureau from the Association, as its operating costs were draining funds the treasury. Structurally the organization experimented with several types of governing bodies. Through the course of the Association's existence governmental responsibility shifted from one group to another. The national council succeeded the original body of authority, the central council, in 1922. An executive committee was appointed to run Association affairs between council meetings. The national council became so unwieldy and its membership so widely distributed that it caused the council to lose its directing capability. In 1926 the executive committee assumed administrative duties. The national council henceforth functioned as a delegate body acting in an intermediary, advisory capacity. To compensate for the loss of' the council, an ad interim committee of the executive committee was created to act on urgent matters subject to final approval by the higher authority. The first members were Neva Deardorff, Dorothy C. Kahn, William Hodson, Linton B. Swift, John A. Fitch, and Katharine Tucker.Since the formation of the Association, the following secretaries have directed the Association’s affairs in the national offices: Graham Re Taylor, 1921-1922; Edith Shatto King (acting executive secretary) 1922-1923; Philip Klein, 1923-1927, with assistance from Elizabeth de Schweinitz (Mrs. Karl de Schweinitz). Walter West assumed the position in November, 1927.With the advent of the "Great Depression" and social work's greater interest and involvement in government programs dealing with relief on state and federal levels, financial problems and overwork plagued the organization. According to Compass reports, the executive committee found itself burdened by administrative detail, and consequently lacked correlation with national committees. In 1934 action was taken to decentralize the governing committee's responsibilities by creating divisions which would be guided internally by steering committees. Certain administrative committees were left out of the divisional scheme, i.e., national membership, publications, and chapter organization. The main concerns of the Association were reflected in the division titles: government and social work, personnel standards, employment practices, and personnel practices.A word of explanation is necessary to describe the complicated evolution of the division on government and social work. At its annual meeting in Minneapolis in June 1931, the assembled membership of AASW authorized the formation of the commission on unemployment, which was to gather information on local situations through AASW chapters, and study and report on proposed programs meant to deal with unemployment, i.e., federal relief fund. A second assignment involved the study of the social and economic effects of unemployment and the possible regularization of employment by unemployment insurance. The first chairman of the commission was Mary Van Kleeck who was supported by a panel of distinguished citizens: Joseph P. Chamberlain, Stanley Be Davies, Helen Hall, David H. Holbrook, Porter R. Lee, Betsey Libbey, Harry Lurie, Linton B. Swift, Frances Taussig, and Walter West. Coincidentally, executives of national agencies called for the Social Work Conference on Federal Action to discuss plans for action on governmental programs. The steering committee of this conference, with Linton B. Swift as its chairman, became the AASW's committee on federal relief under the auspices of the Commission on Unemployment. Not content with this label, the committee was renamed the federal action on unemployment committee. Linton Swift chaired the committee; its membership included Benson Y. Landis, Frank Bane, Allen T. Burns, C. C. Carstens, Joanna C. Colcord, Helen Crosby, David H. Holbrook, Paul U. Kellogg, Harry L. Lurie, the Rev. Dr. John O'Grady, Helen Hall, Ralph G. Hurlin, Walter Went, and Stanley B. Davies. Lack of funds caused the chairman of the commission to ask for the commission's discharge in April, 1933, but as many functions as possible were assumed by the division on government and social work under its first chairman, Linton B. Swift.Dissatisfaction with this divisional structure was brought to the surface in August 1938, by the resignation of Florence Taylor (Mrs. Graham R. Taylor), who had served as an assistant executive secretary. She pointed out that the executive committee left too such decision making to the executive secretary. The ad interim committee could not cope with the responsibilities developing because the executive committee met too infrequently, the committees were too loosely organized, there was too heavy an administrative burden for the national office, and a difference of opinion existed regarding the basic policies and program of the Association. Faced with such explicit criticism, measures were taken the following year to remedy the situation by creating a new governing body, the national board of directors, from whose ranks an executive committee would be selected to exercise the powers of the national board between meetings of the latter group. Due to the reorganizational shuffle, the divisional apparatus gradually faded out, to be replaced by regionalized national committees. By March, 1941, the outstanding committees were executive, national membership, government and social work, personnel practices, chapter, personnel practices for national staff, and nominating. This basic pattern, changed only by addition or deletion of national committees, remained true of the Association's structure till dissolution in 1955.The problem of administrative structure was thus amended. However, matters of procedures continued to plague personnel and employment practices' investigations, i.e., employment practices inquiry, 1940. The division of opinion regarding basic doctrine of the Association remained unresolved. One member commented that the struggle to solve these issues caused a loss of momentum in the Association's forward progress and resulted in the resignations of president, executive secretary, and members of the executive committee and board of directors. This period, 1941-1943, was one of internal dissension within all sections of the organization. After Walter West's resignation in the early part of 1942, Elisabeth Mills served as acting executive secretary until the appointment of Joseph P. Anderson as executive secretary on May 15, 1942. Anderson continued in that capacity until the dissolution of AASW in 1955 at which time he became the executive secretary of National Association of Social Workers.Beset with financial difficulties and a scattered membership involved in defense concerns during the Second World War, national conferences were canceled in 1943 and 1945. However, during the postwar period, the Association grew steadily. Reflecting the growth of professionalism in social work, The Compass became the Social Work Journal in 1948. Simultaneously preliminary discussions were initiated with other professional social work organizations to examine the possibility of merging operations to best further the social work profession as a whole. This inquiry led to the formation of the Temporary Inter Association Council in which the AASW took a leading role. (The records of AASW's participation on the Council have been placed with others to form a more unified TIAC Section.)A chronological statement of organizational highlights and a list of AASW presidents follow:1918National Social Workers Exchange (NSWE) formed. NSWE Board of directors elected.1920Created central council.First publication of The Compass, official organ.Formed first executive committee.1921Graham Romeyn Taylor appointed national director, NSWE.1922American Association of Social Workers created."Providence Resolution" at annual meeting established a financial policy for AASW.Central council became the national council.1923Philip Klein appointed to the position of executive secretary.1926Executive committee assumed administrative duties of national council which became a delegate body with advisory capacities only.Ad interim committee of executive committee appointed.Vocational Bureau separated from AASW.1927Walter West nominated and selected for post of executive secretary.1934Structural change to divisions rather than national committees, exceptions being administrative committees such as national membership, publications and chapter organization.First delegate conference "Governmental Objectives for Social Work.''1939National board of directors created to take over duties of executive committee.Executive committee henceforth to be selected from the ranks of the national board.1940Employment Practices Inquiry.1941Structural changes made within the organization from divisions to national committees.1942Walter West resigned; Elisabeth Mills served as acting executive secretary.Special study of program, policies and operation of AASW by the executive committee.1943Joseph P. Anderson became the last executive secretary for AASW.1948The Compass became the Social Work Journal.1948-1949Preliminary talks led to the formation of the Temporary Inter Association Council.1953"Procedures for Considering Complaints of Unethical Conduct of Members."Delegate Conference became Delegate Assembly.1953AASW dissolved and NASW formed.List of AASW Presidents, 1921-1955: C. C. Carstens 1921-1923Owen R. Lovejoy 1922-1923Harry Hopkins 1922-1924William Hodson 1924-1926Neva R. Deardorff 1926-1928Frank J. Bruno 1928-1930Frances Taussig 1930-1932Stanley P. Davies 1932-1934Dorothy C. Kahn 1934-1936Linton B. Swift 1936-1938Harry Greenstein 1938-1940Wayne McMillan 1940-February 7, 1942Frank J. Bruno February-October, 1942Grace L. Coyle 1942-1944Irene Franham Conrad 1944-1946Paul L. Benjamin 1946-1947Donald S. Howard 1947-1949Ernest Witte 1949-1951Benjamin E. Youngdahl 1951-1953Arthur H. Kruse 1953-1955
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes and agendas of governing bodies and committees, and financial records constitute, in general, the type of papers contained in the collection. Records date from the AASW's origins in 1922 until the 1955 merger, but the bullk of the material is concentrated in the 1930's and 1940's.
AASW's records have been divided into two major sections, the first of which shows chronologically the organizational development of the Association, i.e., constitution, bylaws, policy statements, board and committee minutes, conference proceedings, registration of members, personnel practices, finances, and chapter information (folders 1-154). The second division also includes records of the organization; because of their degree of specialization, they are arranged in an alphabetical, topical order, i.e., armed forces, ethics, government and social work, Donald S. Howard correspondence (AASW president, 1947-1949), migrants, National Recovery Administration, political parties, the practitioners movement, Social Security Act, war activities and the Wartime Committee on Personnel (folders 155-263). A list of publications removed from the AASW section and placed in the Minnesota Center's pamphlet collection is included in the appendix.
Origins and corporate records  
Box 1
Constitution 1918- Box 1, Folder 1
Note Copy of first approved constitution of National Social Workers’ Exchange and a proposed constitution for a new professional organization of social workers .
Annual Meetings 1918-1929 Box 1, Folder 2
Note Historical data on formation of NSWE and transition to AASW in 1921. Minutes of meetings of NSWE and AASW, joint meeting with Association of Training Schools re training problems, round table discussions on terminology, "Providence Resolution," separation of Vocational Bureau from AASW.
Bylaws 1946- Box 1, Folder 3
Association Program 1938-1942 Box 1, Folder 4 to 5
Note Statements on Association program for the years 1938-1940 and excerpts by Walter West, executive secretary, and Wayne McMillen, president, from a special study of the Association, 1941-1942.
Structure and Organization Hearing,, Chicago 1939 Box 1, Folder 6
Note Proceedings of hearing on Association program by national office, questions for discussion, and miscellaneous correspondence.
Employment Practices Inquiry 1940 Box 1, Folder 7 to 8
Note Inquiry report by Walter West, executive secretary, re employment practices of the family Service Society of St. Louis County, Missouri.
Special Study of Program, Policies, and Operation 1942 Box 1, Folder 9 to 10
Note Study by executive committee.
Board and committees  
Board of directors  
Box 2
National Board Meetings 1942-1945 Box 2, Folder 11 to 12
Note Minutes cover investigation of Association, 1941-1942, problems of qualification for membership, and over-view of organizational affairs.
Annuities and Retirement Plans Committee 1932-1936 Box 2, Folder 13
Note Minutes and correspondence re group insurance and retirement benefits. Correspondents include Theodate Soule (American Association of Hospital Social Workers), Walter West, and Sophonisba P. Breckinridge, who requested support for the Child Labor Amendment and suggested an insurance plan.
Evaluate Executive Secretary Committee 1947-1948 Box 2, Folder 14
Note Correspondence re evaluating executive secretary.
Executive Committee Correspondence 1941-1947 Box 2, Folder 15 to 18
Note Correspondence re Association difficulties, 1941-1942; search for a new executive secretary; appointment of Joseph P. Anderson as secretary; and membership qualifications of group workers within AASW.
Executive Committee  
Box 3
Executive Committee, Minutes 1920-1949 Box 3, Folder 19 to 26
Note Historical data on Association progress from NSWE to AASW; minutes of central council; financial difficulties of AASW; Association disagreements, 1942-1943; wartime activities; and formation of Temporary Inter-Association Council.
Box 4
Executive Committee, Appendices to Report to National Board 1942 Box 4, Folder 27
Note Report stating grievances against Walter West, executive secretary, and Wayne McMillen, president.
Executive Committee, Conduct of President Study 1941-1942 Box 4, Folder 28
Note Statements by Wayne McMillen re Association program; accumulation of data for charges re president’s conduct by the executive committee; tentative statement, "The Conduct of the President as a Factor in the Association Problem."
Executive Committee, Management Study Subcommittee 1941-1942 Box 4, Folder 29
Note Report of subcommittee, headed by Lester Granger, NAACP executive secretary, re personnel study of AASW, including budget statement, change of address procedures, membership application processing, job descriptions, dues collection, and accounting systems.
Government and Social Work Committee, Selective Service Subcommittee 1941-1942 Box 4, Folder 30
Note Minutes, memoranda, reports, and correspondence re local draft boards and AASW aid; public social services; report, "Recreation, Education and Welfare of the American Soldier"; summary of activities; and dissolution material of committee reelecting Association financial difficulties.
Grievance Procedures Committee  
Box 4
General correspondence 1926-1939 Box 4, Folder 31
Note Correspondence re grievance procedures from John A. Fitch and the National Association of Legal Aid Organizations re disciplinary action in grievance proceedings; reports from Chicago chapter re development of statement of principles.
Correspondence re Grievance Cases 1927-1934 Box 4, Folder 32
Note Brief correspondence covering a series of cases showing the interest of politicians in relief programs.
Box 5
Cases 1923-1934 Box 5, Folder 33 to 40
Note Correspondence and newspaper clippings- re grievances in Columbus, Ohio, and Denver, Colorado, as well as six individual cases.
International Cooperation for Social Welfare Committee: National Social Welfare Assembly, International Welfare Organization 1941-1947 Box 5, Folder 41
Note Reports, bulletins, memoranda, and minutes re formation of an international social welfare organization, continuation of services during the war, social welfare activities of the League of Nations, and cooperation services in Gary, Indiana.
Box Legal 1
International Cooperation for Social Welfare Committee, National Social Welfare Assembly.  Box Legal 1, Folder 2
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 5
International Cooperation for Social Welfare Committee: Maetzgold Committee Material 1947-1948 Box 5, Folder 42
Note Audrey J. Maetzgold, student at New York School of Social Work and former Red Cross worker, compiled a report for AASW committee on the United Nations*; involvement with international cooperation for social welfare. Contains progress report and summary minutes re the United Nations’ activities in social welfare.
Box Legal 1
International Cooperation for Social Welfare Committee, Maetzgold Committee Material.  Box Legal 1, Folder 3
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 5
Job Analysis Committee, Minutes and Correspondence 1926-1934 Box 5, Folder 43
Note Consists largely of process whereby committee gathered information to be published in a job analysis series, e.g., Louise Odencrantz, The Social Worker in Familyt Medical and Psychiatric Social Work.
Box Legal 1
Job Analysis Committee.  Box Legal 1, Folder 4
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 5
Job Analysis Committee, Salary Data 1931-1934 Box 5, Folder 44
Note Memoranda, reports, and correspondence to gather information from other organizations on salaries. Newspaper clippings have been placed in the backs of folders for better preservation of manuscripts, unless they are an integral part of the material.
Job Analysis Committee: Salary Data.  Box Legal 1, Folder 5
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 5
Annual Membership Count 1953 Box 5, Folder 45
Note Annual Membership Count
Membership Committee  
Box 5
Application Forms, Membership Cards, Bills, Sample Stencils 1919-1945 Box 5, Folder 46
Note AASW: Membership Committee, Application Forms, Membership Cards, Bills, and Sample Stencils, 1919-1945.
Box 6
Minutes 1927-1936 Box 6, Folder 47 to 52
Note Minutes of applications and national membership committee wherein discussions evolve around clarification of classification of elected members, membership qualifications, standards, and members elected under provision of Section 6 qualification.
Training Courses Sub-committee Minutes 1933-1939 Box 6, Folder 53 to 54
Note Study of application of standards to technical courses at colleges and universities offering courses in social work.
Directory of Members, 1923-1936 Box 6, Folder 55 to 56
Regulations and Requirements 1930-1953 Box 6, Folder 57
Note Data on readmission of former members, definition and purpose of membership policy, and membership requirements.
Box 7
Requirements—Handbook for Membership Chairman 1935-1938. Box 7, Folder 58
Publicity Leaflets and Pamphlets 1919-1955 Box 7, Folder 59
Note Brochures from NSWE and AASW.
Special Study of Membership Standards 1943 Box 7, Folder 60
Organization and Planning Committee 1942-1946 Box 7, Folder 61
Note Memoranda and minutes "outlining the general content and plan for study of the problems related to the organization and planning of social services" in wartime and reconstruction.
Organization and Planning Committee, Vocational Rehabilitation Subcommittee 1943-1944 Box 7, Folder 62
Note Correspondence with Michael J. Shortly, director of vocational rehabilitation, Federal Security Agency Compass article, Rehabilitation of Handicapped Persons."
Professional Education Committee 1925-1941 Box 7, Folder 63
Note Reports and memoranda re approved technical courses, professional membership, skills of relief workers, and standards in social work stated by Grace Marcus and Walter West.
Professional Education Committee: Special Committee on Professional Education 1939 Box 7, Folder 64
Note Correspondence between Herschel Alt, chairman of national committee on education, and Grace Marcus, chairman of division on personnel standards, re developing and supporting professional education in cooperation with American Association of Schools of Social Work.
Recruitment: Advisory Committee on Professional Education 1942-1943 Box 7, Folder 65
Note Correspondence, agendas, and memoranda re recruiting personnel for professional education.
Conferences and workshops  
Box 7
Conferences 1934-1937 Box 7, Folder 66 to 67
Note Proceedings and manuals for AASW conferences; first delegate conference: "Governmental Objectives for Social Work," 1934, with Grace Abbott, Fred Hoehler, Porter K. Lee, Wayne McMillen, Gertrude Springer, Kenneth Pray, Harry Hopkins, and Arthur Dunham re tasks of those in social work involved with governmental policies and agencies. Other proceedings included: 1935-1937, 1939-1941, 1947, 1949, and 1953. Delegates manuals for the years 1941, 1948, and 1950 are also included, plus a list of nominating districts for the 1953 delegate assembly.
Box 8
Conferences 1935-1939 Box 8, Folder 68 to 75
Note Continued from previous box
Box 9
Conferences 1940-1949 Box 9, Folder 76 to 82
Note Continued from previous box
Box 10
Conferences 1949-1953 Box 10, Folder 83 to 91
Note Continued from previous box
Box 11
Conferences 1953 Box 11, Folder 92
Note Continued from previous box
Box Legal 1
Conferences.  Box Legal 1, Folder 1
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 11
Regional Workshop Proceedings 1951-1955 Box 11, Folder 93 to 94
Note Proceedings of regional workshops: Southeast States, February, 1952; Chicago, May, 1952; Los Angeles, November, 1952; New England Regional, November, 1952; Fort Worth, Texas, February, 1953; North Mid-Western, October, 1953; St. Louis, February, 1954; District 5 (Ann Arbor, Michigan), April, 1954 North West, April, 1954; Mountain States, May, 1954; District 6, October, 1945, AASW Workshop on Legal Regulation of Social Work Practice, February, 1955-
Members and social work personnel  
Box 11
Nominations and Elections 1953-1955 Box 11, Folder 95
Note Office manual on nomination and election procedure including a time schedule for July 1, 1953 to June 30, 1954; personnel of nominating committee; 1954 ballot; "Proposed Bylaws and Memorandum of Understanding," of TIAC; list of officers and members of the board of directors of NASW, September, 1955.
Central Registry 1945-1958 Box 11, Folder 96
Note Materials on use of punch card tabulating equipment to handle membership records for a central registry of social workers undertaken by David French, Joe R. Hoffer, and Joseph P. Anderson; classification of social work studies; Joe R. Hoffer, "Basic Schedule— Social Workers."
"Classification of Social Welfare Positions" 1948 Box 11, Folder 97
Note Progress report by Joe R. Hoffer, (then director of Social Work Vocational Bureau) re need of classifying workers and positions to aid in placement service for social welfare workers.
Progress Report of Committee on Mid-Century Appraisal of Association Objectives and Programs 1950 Box 11, Folder 98
Note Report sent out to members to stimulate discussion of Association objectives and program at the 1951 delegate conference.
Personnel Practices in Social Work Agencies 1928 Box 11, Folder 99
Note Unofficial report
Facts about Personnel Standards 1937 Box 11, Folder 100
Note Booklet prepared for fourth annual AASW conference.
National Board Procedures for Handling Complaints against Members under Article V, Section 3 of the Bylaws 1941 Box 11, Folder 101
Policy Statement on Regulation of Social Work Practices 1947 Box 11, Folder 102
Note Statement adopted at 1947 delegate conference.
Licensing of Social Workers 1950 Box 11, Folder 103
Note Statement prepared by committee on licensing to encourage discussion among members re licensing social workers.
Personnel Handbook, Draft 1950 Box 11, Folder 104
Note Draft of handbook prepared for Personnel Practices Institute by personnel practices committee.
Box 12
Ohio Welfare Conference, et al., Personnel Practices Institute Proceedings 1950 Box 12, Folder 105
Note Proceedings of institute sponsored by the Ohio Welfare Conference, National Conference of Social Work, National Social Welfare Assembly, and Ohio Citizens Council.
Standards for the Professional Practice of Social Work, Draft and Revision 1951 Box 12, Folder 106
Note Statement re standards for social work personnel, code of ethics, civil rights in social work, and personnel practices in social work adopted by 1961 delegate assembly.
Policies and Procedures for the Consideration of Personnel Practices in Social Work 1951 Box 12, Folder 107
Note Mimeographed statement approved by 1951 delegate assembly.
Procedures for Considering Complaints of Unethical Conduct of Members 1953 Box 12, Folder 108
National Committee on Standards for Professional Practices in Social Work 1955 Box 12, Folder 109
Note Correspondence and reports of procedure in grievance cases using specific cases as examples.
"How to Handle a Grievance, Handbook 1955 Box 12, Folder 110
Note Handbook for AASW chapter committees on violation of personnel practices.
Mimeographed Materials 1951-1952 Box 12, Folder 111 to 113
Note Sample of mimeographed materials circulated by the national office; agendas, memoranda, handbooks, committee reports, chapter communiques, etc. (Folders 111-112 arranged numerically, folder 113 arranged chronologically.)
Violations of Personnel Standards - RESTRICTED  
Box 24
Confidential Records Pertaining to Violations of Personnel Standards.  Box 24, Folder 264 to 291
Note See introduction for instructions on use of these records.
Box 25
Confidential Records Pertaining to Violations of Personnel Standards.  Box 25, Folder 292 to 309
Note See introduction for instructions on use of these records.
Box 26
Confidential Records Pertaining to Violations of Personnel Standards.  Box 26, Folder 310 to 324
Note See introduction for instructions on use of these records.
Financial Records  
Box 12
Insurance, Social Security, Old Age Benefits—Staff Negotiations with State of New York 1935-1945 Box 12, Folder 114 to 115
Note Chiefly correspondence re inclusion of national staff of AASW, a non-profit organization, for social insurance benefits; chronological history of negotiations compiled by Dorothy C. Kahn.
Insurance, Social Security, Unemployment Compensation—Staff, Records 1935-1941 Box 12, Folder 116
Note Memoranda, pamphlets, and printed statements re staff records on social security, etc. Historical data on beginnings of social security and processes involved in securing enrollment under plan, especially in New York State; suggested social workers’ platform on social security.
National and Chapter Dues 1953 Box 12, Folder 117
Sample records 1954-1955 Box 12, Folder 118 to 129
Note Alphabetical arrangement of financial records of AASW from late 1954 till dissolution in September,. 1955
Box 13
Sample records 1954-1955 Box 13, Folder 130 to 146
Note Continued from previous box
Chapter Information  
Box 13
Chapter Activity, General 1929-1945 Box 13, Folder 147
Note Reports from chapters: Cleveland, Toledo, New York city; position papers of AASW; 1945 hand-book for chapter officers.
Chapter Handbook 1937-1945 Box 13, Folder 148
Note Reference manual on chapter administration.
Box 14
Chapter Officers Handbook 1952 Box 14, Folder 149
Final Reports of Chapters 1955-1956 Box 14, Folder 150 to 152
Note Alphabetical listing, by state, of chapters’ final report preceding October, 1955 dissolution,.
Handbook for Chapter Officer, Twin City Chapter 1952-1954 Box 14, Folder 153
Folder of Membership Chairman, Twin City Chapter 1946-1954 Box 14, Folder 154
Officers’ correspondence  
Anderson, Joseph P.  
Box 14
Letters of Recommendation 1943-1947 Box 14, Folder 155
Note Andersen was Executive Secretary, 1943-1955
Box Legal 1
Anderson, Joseph P., Letters of Recommendation.  Box Legal 1, Folder 6
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Howard, Donald S.  
American Association of Social Workers  
Box 21
National Correspondence 1930-1948 Box 21, Folder 233
Note Correspondence with charity organization society division of Russell Sage Foundation, particularly Joanna C. Colcord and Donald S. Howard (AASW President, 1947-1949)• Subjects covered are Joanna C. Colcord’s participation in AASW (until 1940), surplus commodities, AASW statement on foreign relief programs, UNRRA and the AASW draft statement on long range provision for displaced persons.
Chapter Correspondence 1947 Box 21, Folder 234
Note Brief correspondence re National Vocational Service, committee structure, and Southern participation in Association.
Box Legal 1
Howard, Donald S., AASW National Correspondence,  Box Legal 1, Folder 19
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 21
Delegate Conference Folder 1948 Box 21, Folder 235
Note Preparatory material.
International Cooperation for Social Welfare Committee 1947-1948 Box 21, Folder 236
Note Brief folder including agendas, AASW public welfare platform (1947) and minutes.
Organization and Planning of the Social Services in the War and Post War Periods Committee 1942-1945 Box 21, Folder 237
Note Correspondence, memoranda, and minutes. Statements on "New Frontiers in Social Work," AASW public social services, effect of war on social work in local communities, and foreign relief.
Public Social Policies Committee 1946-1947 Box 21, Folder 238
Note Minutes, correspondence, agendas, statement of committee assignment, and drafts for proposed statement by the Association.
International Conference of Social Work  
Box Legal 1
Howard, Donald S., International Conference of Social Work, Correspondence.  Box Legal 1, Folder 20
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Howard, Donald S., International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, General Correspondence .  Box Legal 1, Folder 21
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Howard, Donald S., International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, Speakers’ refusals  Box Legal 1, Folder 22
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Howard, Donald S., International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, Suggestions re Speakers and Meetings*  Box Legal 1, Folder 23
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 21
International Conference of Social Work, Constitution 1947-1948 Box 21, Folder 239
Note Several drafts of constitution with suggestions from Mary Van Kleeck.
International Conference of Social Work, Correspondence 1938-1944 Box 21, Folder 240
Note Historical data on plans for the fourth international convention.
International Conference of Social Work, Hospitality Committee 1947-1948 Box 21, Folder 241
Note Notes on committee meeting and request for funds to support conference.
International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, General Correspondence 1947-1948 Box 21, Folder 242
Note Notice of Howard Knight’s death (executive secretary of the National Conference of Social Work), correspondence from Dr. Rene Sand (president, ICSW), Fred Hoehler, George Haynes (treasurer-general, ICSW), Leonard Mayo (then president of NCSW), Ernest F. Witte, and Melvin Glasser, plus a membership list of the program committee.
Box 22
International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, General Correspondence 1947-1948 Box 22, Folder 243
Note Continued from previous box
International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, Invitations and Thank-Yous to Speakers 1947-1948 Box 22, Folder 244
International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, Speakers’ Refusals 1948 Box 22, Folder 245
International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, Suggestions re Speakers and Meetings 1944-1948 Box 22, Folder 246
Note Correspondence, memoranda, and listing of topics.
International Conference of Social Work, Program Committee, Speeches 1948 Box 22, Folder 247
Note Copies of three of the speeches.
International Conference of Social Work, United States National Committee 1947-1948 Box 22, Folder 248
Note Correspondence, minutes, memoranda, agendas, reports on reorganization of ICSW, tentative ICSW program schedules, material on appointment of Joseph P. Anderson as ICSW acting secretary general, United States Department of State "briefs" for foreign visitors, and committee membership list.
Topical files  
Armed Forces  
Box 14
Executive Correspondence 1940-1945 Box 14, Folder 156 to 159
Note Correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, handbooks, pamphlets, and memoranda from national office. Prominent in the folders are David H. Holbrook, Katharine F. Lenroot, Russell H. Kurtz, Helen R. Jeter (secretary, Family Security Committee), Walter McGuinn (dean, Boston College School of Social Work), Robert Lane (executive director, Welfare Council of New York City), Elizabeth Ross (director, AAPSW War Service Office), and John J. McCloy. Material re selective service, Canadian social workers in Royal Canadian Army, morale of servicemen, placement of social work graduates, cooperation with AAPSW in War Service Office, formation of Wartime Committee on Personnel, military classification of social workers, WACs as psychiatric social workers, and social work standards in the U.S. Army.
Box 15
Executive Correspondence 1940-1945 Box 15, Folder 160
Note Continued from previous box
Allowances and Allotments 1940-1945 Box 15, Folder 161 to 162
Note Correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and report re family allowances and allotments of servicement. Correspondents include William Hodson, Dorothy C. Kahn, Jane Hoey, Paul Webbink, and various chapter members.
Box Legal 1
Armed Forces, Allowances and Allotments.  Box Legal 1, Folder 7
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 15
Chapter Activity; Selective Service 1943-1945 Box 15, Folder 163
Note Correspondence, newsletters, statements, and memoranda re chapter activities and selective service, and position of public welfare departments or agencies re conscription, local public welfare activities, and consultation centers.
Conscientious Objectors 1941-1944 Box 15, Folder 164
Note Correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and bulletins re protection and rights of conscientious objectors; Louisiana laws re objectors.
Consultation Centers 1943 Box 15, Folder 165
Note Correspondence re need for psychiatric social workers in centers and classification needed for Army social workers.
Deferment—Class III 1940-1943 Box 15, Folder 166
Note Correspondence, reports, bulletins, press releases, and newspaper clippings re Class III deferment (deferred because of dependents); drafting social workers; New York chapter statement, "Suggested Position of AASW on Deferment of Social Workers."
Deferment—Students 1939-1941 Box 15, Folder 167
Note Correspondence, press releases, and newspaper clippings re student deferment and deferment of medical students.
Box Legal 1
Armed Forces, Deferment.  Box Legal 1, Folder 8
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 15
Detention Units 1942-1943 Box 15, Folder 168
Note Correspondence with social worker in Armed Forces re detention unit at Camp Pickett, Virginia.
"Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services" 1944-1945 Box 15, Folder 169
Note Information guide published by American Council on Education.
List of Social Workers in Armed Forces Exchanged with AAPSW 1943-1944 Box 15, Folder 170
Note Survey of social caseworkers in Army and number of graduates of schools of social work or with partial training in Armed Forces; military classification; listing of men in service and degree of social work education.
List of AASW Members in Armed Forces 1944 Box 15, Folder 171
Mental Hygiene Units 1941-1945 Box 15, Folder 172
Note Correspondence and memoranda. Correspondence between AASW and a member, 1941-1943? re organization of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, mental hygiene units; Mental Hygiene reprint, "Mental Hygiene Unit"; Transportation Corps school, New Orleans Army Base, Mental Hygiene Aids for the Line Officer (August, 1945).
Military Government 1943 Box 15, Folder 173
Note Correspondence with social worker in service connected to the War Department and national office re pool of specialists available for service; commissions for social workers; Lehman committee; and program of division of military government.
Box 16
Office of War Information, Newsletter 1944 Box 16, Folder 174
Note Correspondence of Joseph P. Anderson re social work material for newsletter.
War Service Office 1942-1945 Box 16, Folder 183 to 184
Note Correspondence with E. H. Ross of AAPSW’s war service office concerning problems of social workers in armed forces; Army hygiene units; classification of social workers; formation of Wartime Committee on Personnel by AASW; standards for military psychiatric social work; statement on Veterans Administration social work personnel and practice, and the Veterans Administration Corps Bill.
Box 17
Women 1944-1945 Box 17, Folder 185
Note Correspondence re enlistment of WACs as psychiatric social workers, American Nurses Association, John J. McCloy, Elizabeth de Schweinitz; definition of military psychiatric social workers; WAG recruiting standards.
Correspondence with Members in the Armed Forces 1941-1946 Box 17, Folder 186 to 191
Note National organization correspondence collecting information on members’ activities, on use made of social work skills and experience in armed services, and, in turn, keeping members informed of Association activities as well as maintaining membership records and continuing dues collection. Arranged chronologically.
Box Legal 1
Armed Forces, Correspondence with Members in the Armed Forces.  Box Legal 1, Folder 11
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Selective Service  
Box 16
Pamphlets 1940-1941 Box 16, Folder 175
Note Bulletins, memoranda, and pamphlets re information on selective service; selective service regulations; explanation of Class III deferments
Classification 1940-1944 Box 16, Folder 176
Note Correspondence, pamphlets, memoranda, and statements re classification problems in Army, particularly securing classification for social workers; an address, "Classification Problems"; Luther E. Woodward, National Committee for Mental Hygiene, "The Value of Social History in Selection for the Armed Forces"; New Jersey chapter, AASW, "Handbook for Guidance of Social and Health Counsellor"; draft of a. platform for wartime welfare services in relation to manpower problems, and chapter activity for induction centers.
Counseling 1942-1943 Box 16, Folder 177
Note Correspondence, news release, interview report re screening process of selective service, data collected for use of Medical Advisory Board, military classification of social workers.
Local Boards 1940-1943 Box 16, Folder 178
Note Materials re medical survey registrants.
Medical Survey 1943-1944 Box 16, Folder 179
Note Correspondence, releases, reports, radio script re medical survey. Reports and memoranda from Luther E. Woodward re survey, financial assistance from Social Security Board for survey (Jane Hoey), instructions to medical field agents, and sample information cards used in the medical survey.
Box Legal 1
Selective Service, Medical Survey.  Box Legal 1, Folder 9
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 16
Medical Survey - Chapter Activity 1943-1943 Box 16, Folder 180
Note Correspondence and memoranda re chapter volunteers for gathering material for medical survey in Chicago, New York City, Washington, B.C.; question of violating civil rights raised by membership.
Social Service Advisory Committee 1943-1944 Box 16, Folder 181
Note Reports of advisory committee re medical survey, evaluation of Negro social workers, WACs used as psychiatric social workers, standards for Red Cross social workers; designation of Elizabeth Ross (AAPSW) to represent Wartime Committee on Personnel on social service advisory committee to selective service headquarters; Luther E. Woodward’s reports re medical survey, summation of meeting with Army, Navy, psychiatric advisory committee and selective service re medical field agent program.
Social Work Service to Selective Service 1939-1940 Box 16, Folder 182
Note Correspondence, memoranda, and statements re social work contributions to selective service, i.e., volunteering aid of social workers to selective service (Donald S. Howard, Grace Marcus, and D. C. Kahn); suggestions by Conrad van Hyning, principal assistant, director of public welfare, Washington, B.C., re activity in national defense; Gordon Hamilton, "Suggested Principles for Social Workers on Selective Service Administration"; and reports from chapters on relations with selective service boards.
Box Legal 1
Armed Forces, Selective Service, Social Work Service to.  Box Legal 1, Folder 10
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 18
Correspondence 1922-1934 Box 18, Folder 193
Note Material re need for code of ethics, copies of chapter and private organization codes, correspondence with John D. Kenderdine (associate editor of the Survey) re ethics, publication of Lula Jean Elliott’s pamphlet, Social Work Ethics.
Codes from Other Organizations 1920-1931 Box 18, Folder 194
Note Pamphlets, reprints, and newspaper clippings related to pharmacists, trade associations, doctors, dentists, lawyers, industrial lenders, teachers.
Suggested Codes for Social Workers 1922-1933 Box 18, Folder 195
Note Suggested codes of ethics from chapters, including notes from AASW committee attempting to summarize the issues.
Government and Social Work Division  
Box 18
Social Work Conference on Federal Action on Unemployment, Steering Committee, Committee on Methods of Administration 1931-1932 Box 18, Folder 196
Note Correspondence, reports, minutes, and conference notes. Correspondents include Joanna C. Colcord, David H. Holbrook (National Social Work Council), Harry L. Lurie, Linton B. Swift, Rt. Rev. John O’Grady, Edward P. Costigan (U.S. Senator, Colorado); conferences with Katharine Lenroot (U.S. Children’s Bureau) and Senator Costigan. Concerns the part social work should have in formulating a program of federal aid for unemployment relief.
Committee on Federal Action on Unemployment 1932-1933 Box 18, Folder 197 to 198
Note (Successor to Steering Committee, Social Work Conference on Federal Action on Unemployment) Minutes, correspondence, and memoranda re Costigan-LaFollette hearing and bill, Federal Relief Administration, Emergency Relief Construction Act (1932), and the Bonus Army (1932); conference with Harry Hopkins, Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (1933)•
Committee on Federal Action in Social Welfare, Steering Committee 1932-1934 Box 18, Folder 199 to 200
Note (Successor to AASW Committee on Federal Action on Unemployment) Correspondence, minutes, questionnaire, and reports re Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Conference on Governmental Objectives for Social Work, unemployment relief funds, subsistence homesteads, and Civil Works Administration.
Box Legal 1
Division on Government and Social Work, Committee on Federal Action on Unemployment.  Box Legal 1, Folder 12
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 19
Department of Welfare (proposed) Subcommittee 1932-1943 Box 19, Folder 201
Note Reports, statements, bulletins, and minutes. Resume of materials includes federal reorganization plans affecting the Children’s Bureau; federal government in field of social service, Harry L. Lurie’s statement, "Administrative . Basis for Social Welfare Programs in the Federal, State, and Local Governments"; program to continue relief after dissolution of FERA; charts of proposed Bureau of Welfare; and formation of subcommittee on federal Department of Welfare.
Box Legal 1
Division on Government and Social Work, Proposed Federal Department of Welfare.  Box Legal 1, Folder 13
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 19
National Social Work Program Outline Subcommittee 1934 Box 19, Folder 202
Note Memoranda and statements of subcommittee assigned to "develop general social principles basic in planning a national social welfare program . . . ."
"Invalidity," and Health Insurance Committee 1937-1938 Box 19, Folder 203
Note Correspondence and minutes re unemployment compensation due to sickness. Correspondents include Grace Abbott, Antoinette Cannon, and Michael M. Davis (Committee on Research in Medical Economics).
Housing Committee, Bulletins 1934-1940 Box 19, Folder 204
Note Includes scrapbook of committee, information on Wagner-Ellenbogen Bill (1936), and bulletins.
Housing Committee, National Activities 1934-1942 Box 19, Folder 205
Note Minutes and correspondence involve discussion of Wagner Bill, rent policies, and summation of housing activity in United States, 1942
Box Legal 1
Division on Government and Social Work, Housing Committee, National Activities.  Box Legal 1, Folder 14
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 19
Housing Committee, National Housing Agency 1942-1943 Box 19, Folder 206
Note Information re formation of NHA and its functions. Series of case reports on solutions of housing management problems.
Housing Committee, Training for Housing Subcommittee 1943-1944 Box 19, Folder 207
Note Minutes, correspondence, and comments on training social workers for housing by Leonard Mayo (Western Reserve) and others.
Box Legal 1
Division on Government and Social Work, Public Assistance.  Box Legal 1, Folder 15
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 19
Public Assistance, Bibliographies on Relief, 1934-1946. Box 19, Folder 208
Public Assistance, National Resources Planning Board Studies 1939-1940 Box 19, Folder 209
Note Memoranda, minutes, and correspondence re formation of a technical advisory committee on national relief policy.
Public Assistance, National Activities 1934-1942 Box 19, Folder 210 to 211
Note Memoranda, reports, questionnaires, bulletins, and reprints re relief problems and the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935-
Box 20
Public Assistance, Chapter Activities 1932-1945 Box 20, Folder 212 to 226
Note Contains information from chapters re relief programs and attempts to solve problems as seen through the chapters. Situations included are in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Washington, B.C., and Washington State.
Box 21
Public Assistance, Chapter Activities 1932-1945 Box 21, Folder 227 to 230
Note Continued from previous box
Box Legal 1
Public Assistance, Colorado.  Box Legal 1, Folder 16
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Public Assistance, Indiana.  Box Legal 1, Folder 17
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Public Assistance, Ohio.  Box Legal 1, Folder 18
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 21
Social Security Act 1935-1937 Box 21, Folder 231
Note Bulletins; clippings re provisions of Economic Security Bill (S. 1130); and material on administering relief and security program, child welfare services under Social Security Act, and unemployment insurance proposals and reports.
Steering Committee, Report for Delegate Conference 1939-1940 Box 21, Folder 232
Note Report stating objectives of division on government and social work.
Box 22
Migrants 1936-1945 Box 22, Folder 249
Note Correspondence and bibliographies concerned with transient and homeless in South Carolina and Illinois; material on migratory labor in California, Dorothy C. Kahn’s participation in Tolan committee hearings (House of Representatives’ committee to investigate interstate migration of destitute citizens), and the platform on interstate migration.
Box Legal 1
Migrants.  Box Legal 1, Folder 24
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 22
National Recovery Administration: Codes for Professions and Industries 1933 Box 22, Folder 250
Note Largely correspondence re information on NRA.
Box Legal 1
National Recovery Administration, Codes for Professions and Industries.  Box Legal 1, Folder 25
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 22
National Recovery Administration: Codes for Social Work 1933-1934 Box 22, Folder 251
Note Correspondence with National Social Work Council, Linton B. Swift, David H. Holbrook, and Paul U. Kellogg re codes; proposed "Code for Social Service Workers" by Chicago’s Social Workers Discussion Group.
Political Parties 1936-1944 Box 22, Folder 252
Note Correspondence with Niles Carpenter of the 1936 Republican National Committee; Walter West’s statement of social work planks to Robert F. Wagner; Walter West’s support of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Box Legal 1
Political Parties.  Box Legal 1, Folder 26
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 22
Practitioners Movement 1933 Box 22, Folder 253
Note Brief folder.
Social Security Act: Inclusion of Non-Profit Organizations, National Committee on 1934-1941 Box 22, Folder 254
Note Correspondence re meetings with national organizations and opposition to the Social Security Act.
Social Work Scholarship and Fellowship Information 1935-1953 Box 22, Folder 255
Note Compilation of listings of social work scholarships and fellowship information.
Box 23
War Activities: Chapter 1940-1944 Box 23, Folder 256 to 257
Note Correspondence and reports on chapter activities in communities near war installations. Material from the North Carolina chapter and the "Eastern Groups." Effects of national defense on rural and farm problems, work relief and social conditions near defense operations in North Carolina, and survey of chapter members’ role in defense activities,
War Activities: National Defense, New York City 1940-1941 Box 23, Folder 258
Note Minutes and memoranda re community problems of national defense, selective service, and confidentiality of records.
Wartime Committee on Personnel  
Box 23
Civil Service Subcommittee 1944-1946 Box 23, Folder 259
Note Correspondence and memoranda re securing well-qualified social work personnel for civil service administration, job descriptions from Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and material on the merit system for civil administration.
Questionnaire, "Post War Educational and Employment Plans" 1944 Box 23, Folder 260
Note Correspondence, memoranda, questionnaire, and reports on questionnaire sent to members of professional organizations re their educational plans, employment, training, employment records, and experience in Armed Forces.
Newsletters from Other Organizations 1942-1944 Box 23, Folder 261
Note Contains newsletters from New York School of Social Work and Louisiana State Department of Public Welfare.
Newsletter to Social Workers in Armed Forces 1944-1945 Box 23, Folder 262
Note Correspondence and newsletter re activities of Wartime Committee on Personnel, membership list of AASSW, and newsletters to answer questions about social work from those leaving the armed forces.
Newsletters to Social Workers in Armed Forces, Orders 1944-1945 Box 23, Folder 263
Record group 2. American Association of Medical Social Workers (AAMSW), 1917-1956 
Administration ([17 linear feet. Folders 325-753 and legal folders 27-43] )  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The American Association of Hospital Social Workers (AAMSW) in formed with the adoption of a constitution and bylaws on May 20, 1918. In 1926 AAHSW was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and in 1934 it became the American Association of Medical Social Workers, a name it retained until its merger, in 1955, with six other social work membership organizations to become the National Association of Social Workers. The formal origin of medical social work in America came in 1905 when Dr. Richard Clarke Cabot, staff member of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, arranged for the employment of a "person of experience in health and social work" to assist is the out-patient department in solving problem of sickness and ill health related to social factors. Though volunteers and hospital auxiliaries had been engaged for many years in friendly visiting, sewing, and other services to hospitals and patients, this marked the beginning of an effort to provide adequate, consistent professional service to clients.Organization of hospital social workers on a national scale came in May, 1917, when approximately thirty workers met in Pittsburgh in connection with the National Conference of Social Work to discuss the question of a national organization. Because of the war, further efforts were delayed until the 1918 National Conference in Kansas City, when a series of meetings were held, culminating in the organization of AAHSW.According to its original constitution, the purpose of AAHSW was "to serve as an organ of intercommunication among hospital social workers, to maintain and improve standards of social work in hospitals and dispensaries, and to stimulate its intensive and extensive development." (The purpose was amended in 194, reflecting changed emphases within the profession, to read: "to promote the quality and effectiveness of social work in relation to health and medical care.") The constitution provided for the offices of president first and second vice-president, secretary, and treasurer, and opened membership to institutions and individuals in the United States and Canada. The bylaws adopted (folders 326-327) set forth duties of the officers and an executive committee, listed qualifications for membership, and provided for an advisory council, annual meetings and procedures for amendment of bylaws.Original membership qualifications established active, associate, and honorary classes. Active members were paid hospital social workers or executives of social service departments. Associate members included individuals who had been active in hospital social work or allied fields but were not eligible at the time, or those who had only recently begun this work, and social service departments or organizations and institutions in fields allied with medical social work. Honorary members were individuals deemed by the Association to have made a significant contribution to medical social work. Subsequent changes in the constitution (which was repealed in 1944), bylaws, membership qualifications, etc., can be found in the bylaws themselves and the records of the bylaws and membership committees (folders 326-327, 352-353, 507-509).An executive secretary (titled executive director after 1953) was employed part-time from 1918 and full-time from 1922. From 1936 to 1955 a business manager, Mrs. Ellen Michaels, directed the national office. Other part-time or full-time professional staff members were the consultant on education, Kate McMahon, 1925-1955; consultant on practice, Addie Thomas, 1953-1955 (this position was established in 1953); and consultant on recruitment (a position also established in 1953), Elma Phillipson and, later, Opal Gooden.In 1920, in an effort to make a national organization less remote and more relevant to individual members scattered across the country, a plan for organization of the Association on a district basis was proposed. At the semi-annual meeting, held in conjunction with the American Hospital Association, the district plan was accepted by the membership with the provision that the executive committee approve district limits and that district constitutions conform to the national constitution. In 1945 specific criteria for districting were adopted. These included, among others, a minimum of 25 potential members, leadership, financial stability, and proposed district limits. During reorganization of the Association, 1940-1942, a plan for establishing five regions for members living in undistricted areas was adopted.At the 1921 annual meeting, a group of psychiatric social workers who were members of AAHSW, petitioned to form a psychiatric section within AAHSW. In 1922 the Section was formed with its own bylaws, officers, etc. In 1926 the Section dissolved its ties with AAHSW and formed the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers. One of the major study projects of the Association rose from the education committee's subcommittee on medical social workers' participation in teaching medical students (folders 393-412). In 1943 this subcommittee formed a joint committee with a subcommittee of the Association of American Medical Colleges. With a grant from the Milbank Foundation the joint committee on teaching of social and environmental factors in medicine studied and evaluated the teaching of information, attitudes, and skills in selected medical colleges and schools (folders 401-404). After publication of the study, Widening Horizons in Medical Education A Study of the Teaching of Social and Environmental Factors in Medicine, in 1947, a small Association subcommittee carried on related projects. In 1953 this subcommittee began cooperation with the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers; this resulted in a joint committee of the two associations which carried on under the National Association of Social Workers as the joint committee on participation in medical education. Mary A. Stites' detailed History of the American Association of Medical Social Workers (1955) gives a complete picture of the Association's structure and program, its committees and projects, and its development from 1918 to 1955. The Association's executive committee minutes, 1918-1941, (folders 339-345) are also useful in understanding the evolution of the Association and of the medical social work profession.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: The AAMSW records comprise 16.5 linear feet of records covering the years 1917 to 1956. The records have been arranged in so far as possible to reflect the working structure of the Association, are divided in sections.
The first series (folders 325-350) consists of papers tracing the formation and incorporation of AAMSW, its constitution and bylaws, papers of the officers and staff, and records of its policy-making committees and councils. The second series (folders 351-593) constitutes Association committee records, including regular, advisory, joint, and special committees (as far as these can be identified). Because the Association carried on projects largely through its committees and because these records are extensive, many major interests and accomplishments of the Association are reflected here. The third series is papers of the Psychiatric Section (folder 594). Records of the Association consultants on education, practice, and recruitment comprise the fourth series (folders 595-643).
The fifth series (folders 644-678) includes papers of Association districts and regions, arranged by date of admission to the Association. These records reflect the implementation of Association policies on a local level and provide information on activities and concerns of groups of members. The sixth series (folders 679-755) consists of the correspondence and papers of the Association in a subject arrangement. Included among these are financial records (folders 679-690), material pertaining to the transition from AAMSW to the National Association of Social Workers (folder 691), and records of the Association's relations with other voluntary associations and governmental agencies (folders 714-747).
It should be noted that certain themes recur in the AAMSW records so frequently that it is misleading to attempt to single out sections of the collection where they are contained. The records trace the problems of an emerging profession with its concern for definition of function, professional education, standards in practice, and relations with other professions. Maintenance of an adequate supply of trained medical social workers was a central concern of the Association long before the establishment of a recruitment committee in 1953. Also reflected in these records is the impact of war and the Depression on the profession and the interest of medical social workers and persons in related health field agencies in rehabilitation of persons handicapped by disease or injury. The collection, of course, documents trends in medical social work, casework method and skills, the generic-specific debate in social work, etc.
The following individuals appear prominently in these papers: Edith M. Baker, Harriett Bartlett, Helen Beckley, Zdenka Buben, Ida M. Cannon, M. Antoinette Cannon, Eleanor Cockerill, Ruth Cooper, Ruth Emerson, Dora Goldstine, Eckka Gordon, Mary L. Hemmy, Ruth E. Lewis, Mary Maxwell, Kate McMahon, Mary Blanche Hose, Mary L. Poole, Elizabeth P. Rice, Marian E. Russell, Pauline Ryman, Agnes H. Schroeder, Addie Thomas, Lenore Gottfried Van Vliet, Ruth Wadman, Margaret Wagner, Lena R. Waters, and Grace White.
A list of publications removed from the AAMSW section and placed in the Center's pamphlet collection is included in the appendix.
Box 27
Formation and Incorporation 1917-1924 Box 27, Folder 325
Note Notes of the May, 1917, meeting to consider formation of a national organization of hospital social workers. Correspondence and papers regarding the incorporation of the American Association of Hospital Social Workers in 1926.
Constitution and Bylaws 1918-1954 Box 27, Folder 326 to 327
Note Correspondence; papers; and copies of constitutions, bylaws, and amendments to these. Includes lists of early members of the Association.
Annual Meetings 1918-1955 Box 27, Folder 328
Note Reports of annual meetings held each year in conjunction with the National Conference of Social Work.
Cleveland Referendum 1954 Box 27, Folder 329
Note Association members voted on the question of whether or not AAMSW should continue to participate in the Temporary Inter-Association Council (TIAC), which resulted in formation of the National Association of Social Workers.
Special Membership Meeting 1955 Box 27, Folder 330
Note Correspondence, minutes, and legal documents. This meeting to formally dissolve the Association was held at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (where Richard C. Cabot established the first hospital social service department in 1905)
Executive Director, Correspondence 1948-1955 Box 27, Folder 331
Note Primarily requests for information addressed to the director (formerly the executive secretary) regarding tuberculosis, blinded veterans, ratio of medical social workers, rehabilitation of handicapped persons, a code of ethics for social workers, etc.
Executive Director, Reports 1921-1955 Box 27, Folder 332
Note Annual and semi-annual reports to the executive committee or to the Association.
Executive Director, Reports on Field Trips 1923-1947 Box 27, Folder 333
Note Reports of visits to hospitals, Association districts and regions, attendance at conferences, etc.
President’s Papers 1922-1954 Box 27, Folder 334
Note Addresses to annual or business meetings of the Association and reports (19^-19^9) to the executive committee.
Treasurer’s Reports 1938-1949 Box 27, Folder 335
Association Officers 1950-1955 Box 27, Folder 336
Note Correspondence of Association officers. Copy of the Association’s resolution criticizing the destruction of Charlotte Towle’s Common Human Needs by Federal Security Administrator, Oscar R. Ewing.
Advisory Council 1920-1947 Box 27, Folder 337
Note Brief correspondence. Primarily lists of members of the council, appointed annually by the President to serve as advisors to officers, staff, and members of the Association.
Box 27
Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers 1921-1955 Box 27, Folder 338
Note Chiefly memoranda to the committee from the executive director. Material on repeal of the Association constitution, conference on problems of Mexican war workers, hiring of a recruitment consultant, Temporary Inter-Association Council (TIAC), Association
Executive Committee, Minutes 1918-1940 Box 27, Folder 339
Box 28
Executive Committee, Minutes 1918-1940 Box 28, Folder 340 to 345
Executive Committee, Relationships with Other Organizations 1929-1942 Box 28, Folder 346
Note Excerpts from executive committee meetings regarding policy toward relationships with other organizations.
Executive Committee, Subcommittee to Recommend an Executive Secretary 1934 Box 28, Folder 347
Note The subcommittee, appointed in July 1934, recommended the retention of the current secretary, Helen Beckley.
Box 29
Administrative Committee 1944-1956 Box 29, Folder 348
Note Correspondence, reports, and memoranda. Includes material on the Association’s application to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for funds, organization of the National Association of Social Workers, hiring of personnel, etc.
Box Legal 1
Administrative Committee Legal-length items separated from previous folder Box Legal 1, Folder 27
Box 29
Study Council 1934-1942 Box 29, Folder 349 to 350
Note Correspondence and reports re the work of the council, whose purpose was to integrate Association study committees and to build a sound program.
Administration Committee 1941-1944 Box 29, Folder 351
Note The committee was established to study the administration of medical social work.
Bylaws Committee 1918-1953 Box 29, Folder 352 to 353
Note Correspondence, reports, and copies of proposed amendments to the constitution and the bylaws.
Box Legal 1
Bylaws Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 28
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 29
Cabot (Richard C.) Memorial Committee 1938-1942 Box 29, Folder 354
Note Correspondence, memorial speeches, and articles about Cabot, who founded the first social service department at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Case Evaluation Committee 1924-1938 Box 29, Folder 355
Note Formerly the case competition committee, which sponsored an annual contest to encourage casework skills. As the case evaluation committee, it evaluated treatment processes in medical social work.
Box 30
Case Evaluation Committee 1924-1938 Box 30, Folder 356
Note Continued from previous box
Case Evaluation Committee, Case Records 1928-1937 Box 30, Folder 357 to 359
Note Individual case records submitted to the committee’s annual contest or submitted for evaluation by the committee.
Committee on Committees 1930 Box 30, Folder 360
Note One report. The committee sought to study the functions and activities of the Association’s standing committees.
Committee to Study (Association) Regions 1950-1952 Box 30, Folder 361
Note Reports.
Community Relations Committee 1923-1933  Box 30, Folder 362
Note Correspondence and reports of the committee, which dealt with relations of hospitals and social service departments to the community, especially to community chests.
Editorial Committee 1921-1955 Box 30, Folder 363 to 364
Note Formerly the publications committee. Correspondence, reports, and memoranda. Material on advertising, editorial policy, editorial consultants, evolution of a professional journal, public relations, and publication of the Association journal, Medical Socia
Box Legal 1
Editorial Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 29
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 31
Editorial Committee, Evaluation and Disposition of Manuscripts 1951-1955 Box 31, Folder 365 to 368
Note Correspondence, reports, and manuscripts submitted for use by the Association or for publication in Medical Social Work.
Box 52
Ways and Means Committee 1918-1941 Box 52, Folder 564 to 565
Note Material on Association budgets and financing. The committee had responsibility for seeking contributions from Association districts and individual members.
Box 53
Advisory Committee on the History of the Association 1950-1955 Box 53, Folder 566
Note The committee was appointed in 1949 to assist Mary Stites in writing her history of medical social work.
Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation Project 1943-1948 Box 53, Folder 567
Note The advisory committee, formerly a subcommittee of the medical social practice committee, advised Caroline H. Elledge in her study, "Rehabilitation and the Patient.’
Advisory Committee on U.S. Children’s Bureau’s Maternal and Child Welfare Services 1942-1946 Box 53, Folder 568
Note Material re child welfare services under the Social Security Act.
Advisory Committee to the American National Red Cross Hospital 1943-1946 Box 53, Folder 569
Note Material on the need for hospital social workers overseas.
Advisory Committee to the Association President 1942-1943 Box 53, Folder 570
Note Minutes and memoranda.
Advisory Committee to U.S. Public Health Service Hospital Division 1920, 1949 Box 53, Folder 571
Note The Association committee advised the Public Health Service in 1920 to establish a social service section in its Hospital Division.
Advisory Committee to U.S. Public Health Service Tuberculosis Control Division 1945-1949 Box 53, Folder 572
Note Correspondence and reports re medical social work in tuberculosis control programs.
Joint Committee with American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers 1930-1935 Box 53, Folder 573
Note Correspondence and reports reflecting concerns for differences between medical and psychiatric social work and the work of psychiatric social workers in hospital settings.
Joint Committee with American Dietetic Association 1923-1934 Box 53, Folder 574
Note Correspondence and reports. Material re use of diet as therapy.
Joint Committee with American Hospital Association 1952-1955 Box 53, Folder 575 to 577
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. The committee, which was established to promote understanding and cooperation between the two associations, surveyed hospital social service departments to provide information on relationships within the hospital.
Box 54
Joint Committee with American Hospital Association, "Study of Social Work in Hospital Facilities’ 1954-1955 Box 54, Folder 578 to 579
Note Correspondence with hospital social service departments participating in the committee study.
Joint Committee with the American Public Health Association 1932-1936 Box 54, Folder 580
Note Material re function of medical social workers in public health organizations.
Joint Committee with the American Society for Control of Cancer 1932-1934 Box 54, Folder 581
Note Correspondence and handbook for medical social workers in cancer clinics.
Joint Committee with the National Organization for Public Health Nursing 1941-1943 Box 54, Folder 582
Note Correspondence and reports reflecting concern with the function of medical social workers and the relations of public health nurses to medical social workers.
Special Committee on Association Policy Relating to Legislation 1949-1950 Box 54, Folder 583
Note Reports. The committee recommended that the Association ask its members to respond to proposed legislation as individuals rather than have it take a position as an association.
Special Committee on Association Program, 1945-1946 Box 54, Folder 584
Note The committee’s study recommended that the administrative committee take greater responsibility for planning the Association program.
Special Committee on Medical Care 1943-1946 Box 54, Folder 585
Note The committee prepared a "Statement of Principles Relating to Medical Social Aspects of a National Health Program."
Special Committee on Organization of Districts and Regions 1944-1946 Box 54, Folder 586
Note Material on criteria for organizing Association districts.
Special Committee on Publications and Public Relations 1949 Box 54, Folder 587
Note The committee was established to clarify policies of communication between districts and national office and to examine the need for more effective publications.
Special Committee on Responsibilities of Association Officers and Staff 1953 Box 54, Folder 588
Note The committee prepared a series of statements of responsibilities of the executive director, president, first vice-president, business manager, and consultants on education and practice.
Special Committee to Consider Creation of the Office of President-Elect 1951 Box 54, Folder 589
Note Report. The committee voted against substituting the office of president-elect for that of first vice-president.
Special Committee to Recommend an Executive Director and Practice Consultant 1952-1954 Box 54, Folder 590
Note Correspondence and report.
Special Committee to Review Association Statement on Medical Care 1952 Box 54, Folder 591
Note The committee considered whether or not the Association should issue a new statement on national health planning to replace the 1948 statement.
Special Committee to Secure an Executive Secretary 1947 Box 54, Folder 592
Note Reports.
Special Committee to Study Relationships of Executive Committee to Membership 1934-1935 Box 54, Folder 593
Note Reports and memorandum.
Psychiatric Section 1922-1927 (l944) Box 54, Folder 594
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports of the Section, which was established within the Association in 1922 and separated from it in 1926 to become the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers. Includes a 1944 letter from an Australian social work
Education Committee  
Box 31
General 1918-1955 Box 31, Folder 369 to 371
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports.
Box 32
General 1918-1955 Box 32, Folder 372 to 376
Note Continued from previous box
Casework in Illness Subcommittee 1945-1947 Box 32, Folder 377
Note Scattered correspondence of the committee, which was concerned with "psychosomatic thinking" in the casework training of the medical social worker.
Concepts Subcommittee 1952-1955 Box 32, Folder 378
Note The subcommittee sought to identify and define medical social work concepts.
Curriculum Content Sub-committee 1930-1955 Box 32, Folder 379
Note Correspondence, reports, bibliographies, and course outlines.
Box 33
Curriculum Content Sub-committee 1930-1955 Box 33, Folder 380 to 381
Note Continued from previous box
Educational and Employment Opportunities in Medical Social Work for Negroes Subcommittee 1945-1949 Box 33, Folder 382
Note Correspondence and papers.
Eye Course Subcommittee 1934-1936 Box 33, Folder 383
Note Correspondence and reports re special training for eye clinic staff. Includes a 1936 "Report Regarding Special Courses in Eye Work."
Field Work Content Sub-committee 1930-1947 Box 33, Folder 384 to 385
Note Correspondence, reports, and memoranda. Includes material on the study of field work, definition of terms, problems of field work supervisors, supervision of students in medical social work placements, and contents of field work instruction.
Field Work Teaching Subcommittee 1951-1956 Box 33, Folder 386 to 387
Note Correspondence and reports re the study of practice in field work training. Includes a final report, "Field Work Teaching in Medical Social Work: A Descriptive Study.’
Box 34
Growth and Development Subcommittee 1950-1956 Box 34, Folder 388
Note Primarily correspondence re establishing the subcommittee and defining the area of study.
Medical Information Courses Subcommittee 1928-1950 Box 34, Folder 389 to 391
Note Correspondence and reports. Material on medical courses for social workers, public health content in the curriculum, medical social work subject matter, and health problems in casework.
Orientation of the Worker on Her First Job Subcommittee 1938-1945 Box 34, Folder 392
Note Correspondence and reports re the "induction" period.
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee 1933-1955  Box 34, Folder 393 to 395
Note Formerly the committee on participation in teaching social and environmental factors in medicine. Correspondence, minutes, and reports.
Box 35
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee 1933-1955  Box 35, Folder 396 to 397
Note Continued from previous box
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee, Social Service Departments Survey 1943-1945 Box 35, Folder 398 to 400
Note Questionnaires regarding hospital social service departments’ participation in teaching medical students. Includes questionnaire forms, replies from 24 departments, and evaluations by Eleanor Cockerill, chairman of the committee.
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee, Medical School Surveys 1945-1946 Box 35, Folder 401 to 404
Note Surveys done of medical school teaching of social and environmental factors in illness.
Box 36
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee, "Widening Horizons in Medical Education’ 1946 Box 36, Folder 405 to 406
Note First draft of the committee’s report.
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee, Widening Horizonsi in. Medical Education; Study 1947 Box 36, Folder 407
Note A Study of the Teaching of Social and Environmental Factors in Medicine,Final report.
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee 1950 Box 36, Folder 408
Note Questionnaires re use of current casework methods in teaching medical students and re inter-department relationships.
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee, Medical Social Workers Participate in Medical Education 1954 Box 36, Folder 409
Note A casebook of illustrative material demonstrating specific contributions by medical social workers in teaching medical students.
Participation in Teaching Medical Students Subcommittee, Casebook Material 1950-1952 Box 36, Folder 410 to 412
Note Material used in compiling Medical Social Workers Participate in Medical Education.
Box 37
Principles of Medical Social Work Subcommittee 1940-1942 Box 37, Folder 413
Note This project to secure information regarding concepts covered in medical social work courses was abandoned in 1942. Correspondence and papers.
Psychiatric Content for Medical Social Workers Subcommittee 1929-1937 Box 37, Folder 414
Note Correspondence, reports, and scattered course outlines. The material reflects problems of relationships between medical social work and psychiatric social work. The subcommittee studied psychiatric course content in the medical social work curriculum.
Recruiting Subcommittee 1940-1941 Box 37, Folder 415
Note The subcommittee did a preliminary survey of recruiting practices and needs in 1940 but declined to undertake an extensive project. It prepared a tentative report in 1941.
Registration Sub-committee 1934-1939 Box 37, Folder 416
Note The subcommittee attempted to secure and interpret data on medical social workers and to formulate a simplified method for reporting all students completing the medical social work sequence.
Teaching of Student Nurses Subcommittee 1925-1954 Box 37, Folder 417 to 419
Note Correspondence and reports re teaching aspects of medical social work to nurses. Includes material on medical social work in the nursing curriculum, and nursing in the medical social work curriculum.
Box Legal 1
Teaching of Student Nurses Subcommittee  Box Legal 1, Folder 30
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 37
Teaching of the Social Component in Hospital Administration 1941-1956 Box 37, Folder 420 to 421
Note Formerly the subcommittee on teaching of students in hospital administration. Correspondence, minutes, and reports re social work content of the hospital administration curriculum. Includes pilot study of the University of California School of Public Heal
Box 38
American Association of Schools of Social Work 1941-1952 Box 38, Folder 422 to 423
Note Correspondence and reports regarding matters of common interest to the education committee and AASSW, especially to its curriculum committee: curriculum content, recruitment, professional education, and accrediting of schools of social work. Contains mate
Civil Service Commission 1941-1943 Box 38, Folder 424
Note Correspondence re medical social work positions in civil service and the Association’s role in determining standards for such positions.
American Public Health Association Merit System Unit 1946-1947 Box 38, Folder 425
Note APHA asked the Association to assist in developing material for civil service merit system examinations in medical social work.
Approval of Medical Social Work Curricula 1941-1956 Box 38, Folder 426
Note Material re procedure for Association approval of medical social work courses initiated by schools of social work.
Ida M. Cannon 1939 Box 38, Folder 427
Note Correspondence re a proposed history of medical social work to be done by Ida Cannon.
Council on Social Work Education, Teaching Cases 1945-1955 Box 38, Folder 428
Note Correspondence and reports re appointment of Association representatives to CSWE’s subcommittee on teaching materials and the importance of the use of medical social work case records for teaching.
Definition of "Full Course" in Medical Social Work 1940-1946 Box 38, Folder 429
Note Material re formulating a definition of "full course" which determined eligibility for active membership in AAMSW. The education committee decided in 1946 to allow individual medical social work faculty to define the term.
Medical Social Consultation with the U.S. Army 1951-1953 Box 38, Folder 430
Note Medical social work consultants were members of the education committee. Chiefly correspondence re concern for adopting the best of medical social work practice to Army needs.
Public Programs Teaching Materials 1937-1947 Box 38, Folder 431
Note The committee compiled materials illustrative of medical social work activities in public programs. Includes sample case records and samples of consultation services to state and county health departments .
Box Legal 1
Public Programs Teaching Materials  Box Legal 1, Folder 31
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 38
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 1944-1950 Box 38, Folder 432
Note In 1944 and 1945 the education committee contacted schools of social work in an attempt to assist OVR in finding medical social workers for state rehabilitation programs. Material re the education committee’s advisory committee to OVR.
Use of Films in Medical Social Sequences in Schools of Social Work 1949 Box 38, Folder 433
Note One report of a survey of sixteen instructors.
Exhibits Committee 1924-1935 Box 38, Folder 434
Note Chiefly reports and memoranda re committee planning for Association exhibits at annual meetings of the American Hospital Association and other organizations.
Box Legal 1
Exhibits Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 32
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 39
Finance Committee 1933-1955 Box 39, Folder 435 to 438
Note Formerly the plans and estimates committee and later the planning and finance committee. Minutes and correspondence of the committee, which had responsibility for long-range financial planning, year-by-year budgeting, and staff administration.
Box Legal 1
Finance Committee, Correspondence  Box Legal 1, Folder 33
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Finance Committee, Minutes and Reports  Box Legal 1, Folder 34
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 39
Foster Home Care Facilities Committee 1935 Box 39, Folder 439
Note Report of a study of eight clinics’ placement of convalescing children in foster homes.’
Functions Committee  
Box 39
Correspondence and reports 1920-1942 Box 39, Folder 440 to 443
Note Correspondence and reports. Includes material on the inter-relationship of disease and social maladjustment, the contribution of the social casework method to institutional practice of medicine, the persisting concern of AAMSW for casework method and skil
Box 40
Correspondence and reports 1920-1942 Box 40, Folder 444
Note Continued from previous box
Box Legal 1
Functions Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 35
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 40
Exhibit 1930 Box 40, Folder 445
Note Exhibit of Steps in the Study and Definition of the Hospital Social Worker’s function. Exhibit manual which traces the history of the committee on functions, 1920-1930.
Three Long Cases 1934- Box 40, Folder 446
Note Case material for use of instructors which was also used as source material for the publication, Medical Social Work; A Study of Current Aims and Methods in Medical Social Case Work.
Functions Study 1930-1934 Box 40, Folder 447
Note Selected Statistics and Study Outlines Includes list of participating social service departments, instructions to participants, plan of publication and plan of presentation of the study, etc.
Functions Study 1936-1940 Box 40, Folder 448
Note Selected Statistics and Study Outlines. Material on study projects, 1936-1941 including sample forms, memoranda, etc.
Case Material, Colorado General Hospital, Denver, Colorado 1936-1939 Box 40, Folder 449
Note Material regarding the cardiac, pediatrics, and eye and ear clinics.
Case Material, University of Chicago Clinics, Chicago, Illinois 1933-1939 Box 40, Folder 450
Note Material illustrating individual referral cases, orthopedic ward cases, pediatrics cases, and a "full demonstration of a brief case."
Case Material, State University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa 1937-1938 Box 40, Folder 451
Note Six cases from the diabetes ward.
Case Material, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1933-1939 Box 40, Folder 452
Note Material illustrating individual referral and "full demonstration of brief cases.
Case Material, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1930-1939 Box 40, Folder 453
Note Mixed (medical) services cases illustrating individual referral and 100 percent contact.
Case Material, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 1936-1939 Box 40, Folder 454
Note Mixed (medical) services cases.
Case Material, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City 1938-1939 Box 40, Folder 455
Note Eighteen cases, "fully recorded," showing the method of 100 percent social review. Cases from dermatology, eye, surgical, and medical services.
Case Material, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio 1936-1939 Box 40, Folder 456
Note Material regarding ear, nose, and throat cases; medical clinic cases; medical ward cases; pediatrics ward cases; and "full demonstration of brief cases."
Case Material, University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1937-1938 Box 40, Folder 457
Note Six cases.
Box 41
Case Material, Children’s Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1936-1939 Box 41, Folder 458
Note Mixed (medical) services cases.
Case Material, Correspondence with the Veterans Administration 1937-1938 Box 41, Folder 459
Note Correspondence re cases sent to AAMSW. Includes evaluation, by Irene Grant, of all cases submitted.
Case Material, Veterans Administration Hospitals 1937-1939 Box 41, Folder 460 to 461
Note Forty-one "brief cases" from VA hospitals in Hines, Illinois; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Case Material, AAMSW Gulf District 1938 Box 41, Folder 462
Note Cases submitted by the District for functions committee projects.
Case Material, Middle Atlantic District 1938 Box 41, Folder 463
Note The District appointed a study committee to analyze case records illustrating trends in casework practice. Includes five cases submitted to the Association and a report of the study committee’s analysis.
Case Material, Minnesota District 1938 Box 41, Folder 464
Note Cases submitted from the University of Minnesota Hospitals, the Wilder Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and Minneapolis General Hospital.
Case Material, New England District 1929-1930 Box 41, Folder 465
Note Case of a diabetic child, illustrating the relationship of disease and social maladjustment.
Case Material, Miscellaneous Hospitals 1937-1938 Box 41, Folder 466
Note Cases submitted for Junctions Project C, "full demonstration of a brief case."
Future Program Committee 1951 Box 41, Folder 467
Note The committee considered the expanding need for professional personnel and the Association’s inability to provide it, and the problem of increasing use of non-medical social workers in medical settings.
Box 42
Joint Vocational Service Committee 1930-1939 Box 42, Folder 468
Note The Joint Vocational Service was an organization offering "vocational" and placement service to nurses, public health nurses, and social workers.
Lay Participation Committee 1935-1942 Box 42, Folder 469
Note Correspondence and reports re volunteers.
Medical Care in Community Health Committee  
Box 42
Correspondence and reports 1933-1942 Box 42, Folder 470 to 472
Note Correspondence and reports. Includes material on the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), public relief clients, venereal disease programs, social aspects of expanding medical care programs, and medical social work in tax-supported health and w
Subcommittee on the "Study of Medical Social Work in Public Programs’ 1938-1940 Box 42, Folder 473 to 474
Note The Study was conducted as a joint project of APWA and AAMSW with APWA providing most of the financial support. Includes preliminary report which was never released for circulation.
Report of the Joint Committee of the American Public Welfare Association and the American Hospital Association 1938-1939 Box 42, Folder 475
Note Contains material re AAMSW’s response to the joint committee’s report, "Hospital Care for the Needy.
Crippled Children’s Program 1936 Box 42, Folder 476
Note Material re formulating a statement submitted by AAMSW to the U.S. Children’s Bureau suggesting qualifications and appropriate activities for medical social workers in state programs for crippled children.
Box 43
Studies 1935 Box 43, Folder 477 to 478
Note The committee did "Two Studies of the Social Aspects of Health Problems of Public Relief Clients." The studies focused on Cook County, Illinois; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Medical Social Practice Committee  
Box 43
Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1942-1955  Box 43, Folder 479 to 481
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. The report of the reorganization committee resulted in placing various Association study committees involved in practice under the practice committee. The committee was concerned with continuous study of medical socia
Subcommittee on Administration 1944-1947 Box 43, Folder 482
Note The subcommittee functioned also as a joint committee with the American Hospital Association1s committee on the administration of social service departments in hospitals. Correspondence; reports; and a statement describing the structure and organization,
Case Records Subcommittee 1945-1955 Box 43, Folder 483
Note Correspondence and reports re the use of case material in classroom teaching.
Chronic Illness Subcommittee 1947-1954 Box 43, Folder 484
Note Correspondence and reports re social and emotional implications of chronic illness for patients, families, and society.
Criteria for Evaluating Social Service Departments in Hospitals and Clinics Subcommittee 1949-1954 Box 43, Folder 485
Note Correspondence and reports re determining of methods of evaluating social service departments.
Definition of a Medical Social Work Position Subcommittee 1953-1955 Box 43, Folder 486
Note Correspondence. Concern for definition arose out of the study of the use of non-medical social workers in medical social work positions.
Box 44
Function of the Medical Social Worker in Rehabilitation Programs Subcommittee 1945-1950 Box 44, Folder 487
Note Correspondence and reports re clarification of the role of the medical social worker in rehabilitation programs.
Medical Social Activities in Public Medical Care Programs Subcommittee 1946-1952 Box 44, Folder 488 to 490
Note Correspondence, minutes, reports, and interviews with state health department staff members.
Box Legal 1
Medical Social Activities in Public Medical Care Programs Subcommittee, Outlines and Data 1946-1952 Box Legal 1, Folder 36
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 44
Medical Social Casework Study Subcommittee 1946-1953 Box 44, Folder 491
Note Correspondence and reports.
Medical Social Work with Private Patients Subcommittee 1945-1947 Box 44, Folder 492
Note Reports.
Processes of Administration in a Hospital Social Service Department Subcommittee 1949-1956 Box 44, Folder 493
Note Correspondence and reports, Final report: Administering a Hospital Social Service Department.
Ratios Subcommittee 1930-1953 Box 44, Folder 494
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports re ratios (defined as the number of medical social workers needed per patient per year).
Recording Social Data on Medical Records Subcommittee 1944-1945 Box 44, Folder 495
Note Reports.
Revision of the Statement of Standards Subcommittee 1946-1950 Box 44, Folder 496
Note Correspondence and reports. The statement was intended to be a guide in organizing and improving social service departments in hospitals and clinics.
Box 45
Revision of the Statement of Standards Subcommittee 1946-1950 Box 45, Folder 497
Note Continued from previous box
Selection and Focus of Cases Subcommittee 1942-1945 Box 45, Folder 498
Note Correspondence and reports. The subcommittee considered the effects of World War II on practice.
Social Service Participation in a Community Rheumatic Fever Program Subcommittee 1946-1949 Box 45, Folder 499
Note Correspondence, reports, and final statement.
Statistical Recording Subcommittee 1950-1953 Box 45, Folder 500
Note Correspondence, reports, and material re methods of recording in hospital social service departments.
Box Legal 1
Statistical Recording Subcommittee 1950-1953 Box Legal 1, Folder 37
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 45
Subcommittee on the Use of Psychosomatic Understanding in Medical Social Casework Services 1943-1945 Box 45, Folder 501
Note Correspondence and reports. This subcommittee attempted to define elements in medical social work which might be changing or developing as psychosomatic factors were given increasing recognition in medical practice.
Subcommittee to Develop a Single Statement of Standards with the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers 1954-1955 Box 45, Folder 502
Note Scattered correspondence.
Subcommittee to Develop the Study of Working with Other Professional Persons Within the Medical Setting 1953-1955 Box 45, Folder 503
Note Correspondence and report, "Working with Other Professional Personnel in the Medical Setting."
Use of the Non-Medical Social Worker Subcommittee 1949-1953 Box 45, Folder 504
Note The subcommittee was formed out of concern for the trend away from specialization in social work education and its effect on social service departments .
Venereal Disease Subcommittee 1944-1947 Box 45, Folder 505
Note Correspondence re medical social work practice in venereal disease settings. Study to determine the effect, if any, that new medical treatment and new public health organization were having on medical social workers. Includes final reports, "Medical Socia
Graduate Questionnaire 1951-1952 Box 45, Folder 506
Note The practice and education committees cooperated in sending questionnaires to 1948 graduates of medical social work sequences in schools of social work to determine how effectively their education had prepared them for practice. Includes a copy of the que
Box 46
Membership Committee 1920-1955 Box 46, Folder 507 to 509
Note Correspondence and reports re eligibility for membership, problems of standards in hospital social service departments, analysis of Association membership groups, recruiting, student membership, and establishing and altering membership requirements.
Nominations Committee 1921-1955  Box 46, Folder 510
Note Correspondence and reports.
Box Legal 1
Nominations Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 38
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 46
Personnel Committee 1937-1953 Box 46, Folder 511 to 512
Note The committee was concerned with sound personnel practices both in the field of medical social work and with AAMSW’s national staff. Includes material on hiring, contracts, tenure, hours, physical conditions, and minimum standards. Includes A Statement of
Personnel Committee, Subcommittee on Evaluation of National Staff 1949-1953 Box 46, Folder 513
Note Correspondence and reports.
Personnel Committee, Subcommittee on Qualifications of Medical Social Workers in Public Health Agencies 1919-1951 Box 46, Folder 514
Note Correspondence and reports.
Box 47
Personnel Committee, Special Committee to Review the Statement of Personnel Practices in Medical Social Work 1951-1952 Box 47, Folder 515
Note The committee’s report recommended similar minimum standards for medical social workers in both hospitals and public health programs. Reflects flux within the profession because of the debate of generic vs. specific social work, the use of non-medical soc
Personnel in Public Service Committee 1935-1942 Box 47, Folder 516
Note Correspondence and reports re the Association’s concern for establishment of satisfactory qualifications and examinations for medical social work positions under public auspices, and its relations with the Civil Service Assembly.
Place of the Medical Social Worker in Civil Defense Committee 1950-1952 Box 47, Folder 517
Note Correspondence; drafts of the "Place of the Medical Social Work in Civil Defense.
Program Committee 1920-1955 Box 47, Folder 518 to 519
Note Correspondence, reports, and programs. The committee had responsibility for planning Association participation in the Annual Forum of the National Conference of Social Work, and planning the Association’s annual meeting, which was held in conjunction with
Box Legal 1
Program Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 39
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 47
Proportionate Representation Committee 1930-1932 Box 47, Folder 520
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. Material on the numbers of members in Association districts and the amount of dues paid by members. The committee was formed in response to criticism of the basis of representation on the Association executive committ
Public Relations Committee 1949-1953 Box 47, Folder 521
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. Includes material on exhibits and interpretation of medical social work to related professions and to the public.
Box Legal 1
Public Relations Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 40
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 47
Public Relations Committee, Contest 1952-1953 Box 47, Folder 522
Note A prize was awarded for the article submitted which best interpreted the medical social work function to non-social workers. Includes correspondence and contest articles.
Box 48
Public Relations Committee, Exhibit Materials 1949-1953 Box 48, Folder 523 to 524
Note Pamphlets, radio scripts, and lists of films with medical social work implications.
Records Committee 1922-1940 Box 48, Folder 525 to 527
Note Correspondence and reports. The committee was concerned with recording of "social information" by the hospital social service department and making this information available to other hospital departments.
Box Legal 1
Records Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 41
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 48
Recruitment Committee 1953-1955 Box 48, Folder 528 to 529
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. The committee was responsible- for long-range development of recruitment policies and served as advisor to the recruitment consultant.
Recruitment Committee: Advisory Committee on Recruitment 1953-1955 Box 48, Folder 530
Note The committee was composed of representatives from health, social work, education, and vocational guidance fields.
Recruitment Committee, Recruitment Materials 1951-1955 Box 48, Folder 531
Note Pamphlets, leaflets, and brochures.
Box 49
Relationship Between Social Service Committees and Professional Workers Committee 1930-1933 Box 49, Folder 532
Note Reports. Social service committees, composed of representatives from hospital administration, the medical staff, the community, etc., served in an advisory capacity to social service departments.
Reorganization Committee 1934-1942 Box 49, Folder 533 to 535
Note The committee was appointed by the president in June 1940, to make recommendations regarding reorganization of the Association. Includes preliminary and final reports, and material on functions of standing committees and duties of national staff members.
Reprints Committee 1952-1955 Box 49, Folder 536
Note The committee was established in 1953 as a subcommittee of both the public relations committee and the publications committee (which later became the editorial committee). Later in 1953 the subcommittee became the reprints committee, whose function was to
Scholarships Committee 1924, 1944-1954 Box 49, Folder 537
Note Correspondence and reports. The committee, which apparently was reactivated after 1944 following a series of scholarship grants from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, had responsibility for developing a continuous scholarship program.
Standards (Minimum) Committee 1925-1942 Box 49, Folder 538 to 539
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports re standards to be met by hospital social service departments.
Box Legal 1
Standards (Minimum) Committee  Box Legal 1, Folder 42
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 50
Standards (Minimum) Committee 1925-1942 Box 50, Folder 540
Note Continued from previous box
Statistics Committee 1929-1940 Box 50, Folder 541 to 543
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports re statistical reporting of services to patients by social service departments.
Tellers Committee 1942-1955 Box 50, Folder 544
Note Reports of votes cast for the election of Association officers.
Volunteers Committee 1938-1944 Box 50, Folder 545 to 546
Note Material re the use of volunteers in medical social work.
Wartime and Reconstruction Services Committee  
Box 50
Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1940-1945 Box 50, Folder 547
Note Correspondence, minutes, reports, and memoranda. Includes a letter (February 14, 1942) describing conditions in Hawaii after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Box 51
Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1940-1945 Box 51, Folder 548 to 550
Note Continued from previous box
Emergency Medical Services 1941-1944 Box 51, Folder 551 to 552
Note Material re efforts of the Association to involve its districts and regions in the Office of Civilian Defense’s emergency medical services programs.
Industry 1943-1944 Box 51, Folder 553
Note Material reflects the concern with problems of the relation of medical social work and war industry.
Japanese Resettlement 1942-1944 Box 51, Folder 554
Note Material re medical social work participation in resettlement and in programs for Japanese in relocation centers.
Rehabilitation Project 1942-1944 Box 51, Folder 555
Note Material re concern for new emergency rehabilitation needs, new groups of people seeking services, and the importance of rehabilitation of those not normally "usable" during wartime.
Selective Service 1941-1943 Box 51, Folder 556
Note Material re medical needs of rejected draftees.
Box 52
Venereal Disease 1942-1945 Box 52, Folder 557
Note Material re medical social work in venereal disease programs, clinics, and treatment centers.
Volunteers 1942-1943 Box 52, Folder 558
Note Correspondence re collection of material on volunteers.
Relations with Voluntary Associations 1940-1945 Box 52, Folder 559
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports dealing generally with the involvement of these associations in various defense or war-related programs: American Association of Schools of Social Work, American Association of Social Workers, American National Red Cro
Relations with U.S. Governmental Agencies 1941-1942 Box 52, Folder 560 to 562
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports dealing generally with Association involvement in and services to the following agencies: Office for Emergency Management, War Manpower Commission; Office of Civilian Defense; Office of Defense, Health and Welfare Serv
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) 1943-1944 Box 52, Folder 563
Note Role of medical social workers in UNRRA.
Education Consultant  
Box 54
Correspondence and reports 1927-1956 Box 54, Folder 595
Note Correspondence, reports, and papers of Kate McMahon, consultant from 1927-1956. Material on the shortage of trained workers, the impact of the Depression, and the quality of medical social work education.
Box 55
Correspondence and reports 1927-1956 Box 55, Folder 596
Note Continued from previous box
Practice Consultant  
Box 55
Correspondence and reports 1951-1955 Box 55, Folder 597 to 598
Note Correspondence, reports, and papers of Addie Thomas, who was appointed consultant in 1953.
Consultation Reports 1953-1955 Box 55, Folder 599
Note Formal reports of consultation visits to hospitals, medical schools, and Association districts and regions.
Visit, Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles, California 1955 Box 55, Folder 600
Note Material re social service departments.
Visit, National Jewish Hospital at Denver, Colorado 1955 Box 55, Folder 601
Note Material re the physical lay-out of the social service department.
Visit, Grace-New Haven Community Hospital, Grace-New Haven, Connecticut 1954-1955 Box 55, Folder 602
Note Material re the organization and general problems of social service departments.
Visit, Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis 1954-1955 Box 55, Folder 603
Note Material re supervision, "recording," and participation in medical education.
Visit, University of Kansas Medical Center at Kansas City, Kansas 1953-1955 Box 55, Folder 604
Note Material re statistics and "recording."
Visit, Veterans Administration Center, Wadsworth, Kansas 1954 Box 55, Folder 605
Note Material re "recording."
Visit, Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans 1954 Box 55, Folder 606
Note Correspondence re concern for standards of social service departments.
Visit, Council of Social Agencies, New Orleans, Louisiana 1955• Box 55, Folder 607
Visit, Tulane University of Louisiana, Hutchinson Memorial Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana 1954-1955. Box 55, Folder 608
Visit, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana 1954 • Box 55, Folder 609
Visit, Confederate Memorial Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana 1954 Box 55, Folder 610
Note Correspondence chiefly re arrangements for visit.
Visit, University of Michigan, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1955 Box 55, Folder 611
Visit, United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan 1954-1955 Box 55, Folder 612
Note Community Services sought to develop a concept of normal practice in a social service department.
Visit, Alfred Benjamin Clinic, Kansas City, Missouri 1954- Box 55, Folder 613
Visit, Kansas City General Hospitals nos. 1 and 2, Kansas City, Missouri 1954 Box 55, Folder 614
Note Material re social service departments in these hospitals, which were designated for Negro patients.
Visit, Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, New York 1954-1955- Box 55, Folder 615
Box 56
Visit, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York 1954-1955 Box 56, Folder 616
Note The Institute was the cancer research center for the New York State Health Department.
Visit, Syracuse Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, New York 1954 Box 56, Folder 617
Visit, Hospital of the Good Shepherd (Syracuse University Hospital) and Syracuse Dispensary, Syracuse, New York 1953-1955• Box 56, Folder 618
Visit, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1954 Box 56, Folder 619
Visit, Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1954-1955. Box 56, Folder 620
Visit, Greenville General Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina 1953-1955. Box 56, Folder 621
Visit, Salt Lake County General Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah 1953-1955 Box 56, Folder 622
Note The hospital was, in effect, removed from the list of accredited hospitals by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. Material re the controversy about alleged political control of the hospital.
Visit, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Montreal, Quebec 1951-1954 Box 56, Folder 623
Note Material re fee-charging in social service departments.
Visit, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec 1953-1955 Box 56, Folder 624
Note Routine correspondence re proposed trip.
Visit, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec 1954-1955 Box 56, Folder 625
Note Material re fee-charging, "recording," working with groups of glaucoma patients, and social service departments.
Visit, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Quebec 1955 Box 56, Folder 626
Visit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec 1952-1955 Box 56, Folder 627 to 628
Note Correspondence and "Social Service Department Anthology," a collection of articles re activities of a social service department in a general hospital.
Meetings with Association Districts, Sections, and Regions 1953-1955 Box 56, Folder 629
Note Correspondence re visits to Region II and to the Gulf and Eastern Canada districts.
New England Consultation Trip 1953-1954 Box 56, Folder 630
Note Correspondence re planning of the orientation trip.
Southern Consultation Trip 1953 Box 56, Folder 631
Note Correspondence and reports of visits to Louisville, Kentucky; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Texas.
Teaching Materials 1947-1953 Box 56, Folder 632
Note Reports of student-supervisor evaluation conferences, case records, medical social work students’ self-evaluations, and case conferences of social work teams.
Chicago University Workshop 1953 Box 56, Folder 633
Note Correspondence and proceedings of the School of Social Service Administration’s Summer Workshop on Consultation in which Addie Thomas participated
Harvard Institute 1954 Box 56, Folder 634
Note Correspondence and Addie Thomas’ shorthand notes on the Institute on Growth and Development of Children, which was sponsored by the Harvard University School of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Box 57
National Rehabilitation Association’s Second Atlantic City Rehabilitation Conference 1954 Box 57, Folder 635
Note Correspondence, lists of topics to be discussed and of participants, and Addie Thomas’ shorthand notes.
North Atlantic District Workshop on Recording 1955 Box 57, Folder 636 to 637
Note Addie Thomas led the workshop. Correspondence, minutes, and resource materials.
Pennsylvania College for Women Training Course for Leaders of Medical Social Institutes 1955 Box 57, Folder 638 to 641
Note Correspondence, outlines of program, preliminary materials, study materials, and speeches given at the Institute, which was titled "Social Work Practice in Medical Care and Rehabilitation Settings: Goals, Principles, Techniques and Problems in the Compreh
Recruitment Consultant 1953-1955 Box 57, Folder 642 to 643
Note Correspondence and reports. The Association recruitment program was supported by a National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis grant.
Districts and regions  
Box 58
Association District Constitutions 1917-1953 Box 58, Folder 644 to 645
Note Correspondence and copies of district constitutions and bylaws. Each district drew up its own constitution.
Council of Districts and Regions 1940-1955 Box 58, Folder 646
Note Minutes and reports of the council, which was composed of district chairmen.
Memoranda to all Districts and Regions 1936-1956 Box 58, Folder 647
Note Material re Association financing, medical social work personnel, social legislation, membership, procedure for terminating Association business in 1955, and recruiting.
Middle Atlantic District 1918-1956 Box 58, Folder 648 to 649
Note Correspondence, minutes, reports, and financial and membership data.
Missouri-Kansas District 1920-1956 Box 58, Folder 650
Note Correspondence and reports.
Illinois District 1921-1956 Box 58, Folder 651
Note Correspondence and reports. Material re training of medical social workers, volunteers, and recruitment. In 1938 the district urged consideration of a merger with the American Association of Social Workers.
Box 59
Illinois District 1921-1956 Box 59, Folder 652
Note Continued from previous box
New England District 1918-1956 Box 59, Folder 653 to 654
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. Includes material on the effect of World War II, recruitment, and consideration of a merger of district medical social workers with the local chapter of the American Association of Social Workers.
North Atlantic District 1923-1956 Box 59, Folder 655 to 657
Note Correspondence and reports. Material on membership problems and recruitment.
Box 60
Minnesota District 1921-1956  Box 60, Folder 658
Note Correspondence and reports.
Indiana District 1920-1932 Box 60, Folder 659
Note Correspondence and reports. The district was dissolved about 1932.
Michigan District 1925-1956  Box 60, Folder 660
Note Correspondence and reports.
Eastern Canada District 1923-1956 Box 60, Folder 661 to 662
Note Correspondence and reports. Historical material and material on recruitment.
Eastern Central District 1920-1956 Box 60, Folder 663 to 664
Note Correspondence and reports. Material on hospital social service in Cleveland (Ohio), civil defense and medical social work, and the Depression.
Potomac District 1926-1956 Box 60, Folder 665
Note Correspondence and reports. Material on the history of the district and World War II.
Box 61
California District 1930-1934 Box 61, Folder 666
Note Correspondence and reports. The district petitioned the Association in 1934 to be permitted to dissolve and form two California districts.
Northern California District 1935-1956 Box 61, Folder 667
Note Correspondence and reports. Includes material regarding cooperation with the American Association of Social Workers, standards for patient eligibility for county medical care in California, and personnel standards.
Southern California District 1934-1956 Box 61, Folder 668
Note Correspondence and reports. Includes material on cooperation with the local American Association of Social Workers.
Gulf District 1933-1956 Box 61, Folder 669
Note Correspondence and reports. Includes material on community health, recruitment, and the development of the district.
Pacific Northwest District 1944-1956  Box 61, Folder 670
Note Correspondence and reports.
Wisconsin District 1941-1956 Box 61, Folder 671
Note Correspondence and reports. The material reflects the problems and procedures of formation of a district.
Colorado District 1949-1956 Box 61, Folder 672
Note Correspondence and reports. Material re the formation of a district.
Western Pennsylvania District 1952-1956  Box 61, Folder 673
Note Correspondence and reports.
Box 62
Region I 1932-1953 Box 62, Folder 674
Note The region comprised the Hawaiian Islands. Correspondence and reports reflecting problems of organizing and maintaining a functioning region.
Region II 1945-1955 Box 62, Folder 675
Note The region included all or parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Correspondence.
Region III 1941-1956 Box 62, Folder 676
Note The region included all or parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Correspondence and reports.
Region IV 1941-1956 Box 62, Folder 677
Note The region included all or parts of Iowa, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota. Correspondence and reports.
Region V 1944-1956 Box 62, Folder 678
Note The region included all or parts of Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and North and South Carolina. Correspondence and reports.
Box 62
General 1948-1955 Box 62, Folder 679
Note Correspondence re Association financial matters.
Audit Reports 1919-1953- Box 62, Folder 680 to 681
Reports to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1927-1955 Box 62, Folder 682
Note Brief financial statements submitted annually to the state of Massachusetts.
Taxes 1933-1956 Box 62, Folder 683 to 684
Note Tax forms and correspondence re tax-exempt status of the Association and its status in regard to social security, old age insurance, and Washington, D.C., unemployment compensation.
Box 63
Taxes 1933-1956 Box 63, Folder 685 to 686
Note Continued from previous box
Group Insurance 1953-1956 Box 63, Folder 687
Note Correspondence re group sickness and accident plans.
Appeals to Foundations 1922-1955 Box 63, Folder 688 to 690
Note Correspondence, reports, and applications which frequently include discussion of the Association’s program and financial needs. Early financial support came principally from the Russell Sage Foundation.
Subject files  
Box 63
National Association of Social Workers, Medical Social Work Section Organization 1955 Box 63, Folder 691
Note Material re hiring of secretaries for the section, referral of membership applications to NASW, and memoranda re section organization.
Civil Defense 1950-1955 Box 63, Folder 692
Note Correspondence and reports re the role of medical social workers in civil defense.
Education: American Hospital Association 1919-1922 Box 63, Folder 693
Note Report of the AHA survey committee and discussion of it by medical social workers; copy of the "Report of the Committee on the Training of Hospital Social Workers of the American Hospital Association," 1922.
Education: Certification 1937-1955 Box 63, Folder 694
Note Material re approval of medical social work curricula in schools of social work. The accreditation function was transferred in 1950 to the American Association of Schools of Social Work. Includes lists of schools of social work with approved medical socia
Education: School Registration Reports 1950-1955 Box 63, Folder 695
Note Correspondence and forms. Material re enrollment of medical social work students in schools of social work.
Box 64
Education: School Registration Reports 1950-1955 Box 64, Folder 696
Note Continued from previous box
Historical Material 1930-1938 Box 64, Folder 697
Note Includes chart showing the distribution of social service departments in the U.S. and miscellaneous historical statements.
Legal Opinions 1949-1956 Box 64, Folder 698
Note The Association sought legal opinions on the confidentiality of social worker-client relationships, membership dues, procedures for mailing of ballots, and liquidation of the Association.
Legislation 1944-1954 Box 64, Folder 699
Note Correspondence re congressional and state hearings and legislation of interest to the Association. Includes material on hearings on the 1946 National Health Bill.
Members 1954-1956 Box 64, Folder 700
Note Correspondence sent to associate members informing them of dissolution of the Association; to emeritus and honorary members elected at the June 1955 meeting.
Members: Honors and Obituaries 1934-1955 Box 64, Folder 701
Note Obituaries of Association members or material on honors awarded them. Includes material on Edna G. Henry, Ruth Lewis, Mary E. Wadley, Elizabeth E. Payne, Agnes H. Schroeder, Edith M. Baker, Ida M. Cannon, and Garnet I. Pelton.
Members: Dora Goldstine Memorial Lecture 1955 Box 64, Folder 702
Note After Miss Goldstine1s death, a fund was set up to commemorate her work through a series of University of Chicago lectures. Correspondence re contributions.
Personnel: Job Descriptions 1941-1953 Box 64, Folder 703
Note Job descriptions for the following positions: executive director; president; first vice-president; business manager; consultants on education, practice, and recruitment; and secretary to the recruitment consultant. Includes forms for clerical positions.
Personnel: Personnel Practices Policy Book 1939-1949 Box 64, Folder 704
Note Association policies regarding personnel, business practice, and travel.
Policy re Association Special Representatives at Non-Association Meetings 1947-1953 Box 64, Folder 705
Note Correspondence and statement of policy. Includes report of the Association representative to the 1949 American Association of Social Workers’ delegate conference.
Program 1921-1955 Box 64, Folder 706
Note Includes statements of the function, objectives, and program of the Association; material on the relation of AAMSW to other associations; and a "Summary of Program of the American Association of Medical Social Workers, 1952-1954, and Projected Program to
Salary Studies 1922-1945 Box 64, Folder 707
Note Correspondence and reports of salary studies of medical and other social workers.
Box Legal 2
Salary Studies  Box Legal 2, Folder 43
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 64
Social Service: Cerebral Palsy 1947-1953 Box 64, Folder 708
Note Correspondence and reports. Material on Association participation in revision of The Cerebral-Palsied Child and His Care in the Home, a book published by the Association for Aid to Crippled Children.
Social Service: Fee-charging 1951-1955 Box 64, Folder 709
Note Chiefly inquiries addressed to the Association re policy of hospital social service departments charging fees.
Social Service: Ratios 1946, 1954  Box 64, Folder 710
Note Correspondence and report, "A Method of Determining the Number of Medical Social Workers Needed for Case Work in a General Hospital.
Social Service: Statistical Recording 1942-1950 Box 64, Folder 711
Note Material on case loads and reporting of statistics.
Social Service: Surveys of Social Service Departments 1928-1931 Box 64, Folder 712
Note In 1928 the Association sought the advice of nine organizations re the advisibility of making surveys of social service departments to determine how to improve standards, conditions, etc.
Social Service: "Techniques of Hospital Social Service’ 1925 Box 64, Folder 713
Note Report of an unidentified committee.
Other organizations  
Box 64
American Association for Organizing Family Social Work 1922 Box 64, Folder 714
Note Minutes of an informal committee meeting on the relationship of national organizations interested in social casework. Ida M. Cannon represented the Association.
American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers 1952-1955 Box 64, Folder 715
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports.
American Association of Schools of Social Work, Advisory Committee on Study of Training Needs in Public Social Service 1938 Box 64, Folder 716
Note The committee was composed of members of national agencies, including AAMSW, and functioned under the auspices of AASSW.
American Association of Social Workers, Social Policy Committee 1954 Box 64, Folder 717
Note Minutes of a meeting of "concerned" professional social work organizations with AASSW1s committee to discuss implications of federal legislation affecting civil service classification.
Box 65
American College of Surgeons 1946-1949 Box 65, Folder 718
Note Material re revision of manual used by ACS to rate hospitals. The Association revised the section on social service departments.
American Heart Association, Council for Rheumatic Fever 1952-1955 Box 65, Folder 719
Note Correspondence re Association representation on the Council.
American Hospital Association 1943-1952 Box 65, Folder 720
Note Correspondence re relations between the two associations. Includes material about a study of hospital care of chronic alcoholics conducted by AHA in 1943.
American Public Health Association 1947-1955 Box 65, Folder 721
Note Correspondence and reports. Includes material on the function of medical social workers in public health and public medical care programs.
California Association of Collectors 1955 Box 65, Folder 722
Note Correspondence re the California Association’s offer of money for medical social work scholarships. AAMSW was concerned about the implications of accepting money from this collecting agency.
Commission on Hospital Care 1945 Box 65, Folder 723
Note The Commission was a private "public service committee" studying hospital service in the U.S. Includes report of the Association president to the executive committee re the work of the Commission.
Committee on the Cost of Medical Care 1932 Box 65, Folder 724
Note Report on the development and status of medical social work prepared for the committee by AAMSW.
Council on Social Work Education 1946-1955 Box 65, Folder 725 to 726
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. Material on the Ernest Hollis-Alice Taylor study of social work education (the Hollis-Taylor Study); the formation of CSWE from the National Council on Social Work Education and the American Association of Schools of
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals 1953-1956 Box 65, Folder 727
Note Material issued by the Commission, which based its accreditation on hospital structure, organization, and facilities.
National Committee on Personnel in the Social Services 1942-1947 Box 65, Folder 728 to 729
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports. Formerly the Wartime Committee on Personnel. The committee, which was affiliated with the American Association of Social Workers, began as an inter-association committee to increase the supply of trained social work p
National Committee on Social Work in Defense Mobilization 1950-1955 Box 65, Folder 730
Note This inter-association committee, of which AAMSW was a member, represented the social work profession to the national defense program. Correspondence and reports.
National Council on Rehabilitation 1945-1949 Box 65, Folder 731
Note Correspondence and reports re rehabilitation of the handicapped. AAMSW withdrew from representation on the Council in 1949.
Box 66
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Educational Grants to AAMSW 1951-1956 Box 66, Folder 732
Note Correspondence, applications, and reports. The grants, which were intended to "support the educational program" of the Association, were used to provide consultation services to schools of social work and medicine and services to the field of practice in
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, File Reorganization Grant 1948-1950 Box 66, Folder 733
Note NFIP granted $3,000 to the Association to reorganize its office files.
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Scholarship Grants 1941-1955 Box 66, Folder 734 to 735
Note Correspondence and material re grants.
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Advisory Committee on Medical Social Scholarships 1949-1952 Box 66, Folder 736
Note Brief routine correspondence.
National Health Council 1951-1955 Box 66, Folder 737
Note Correspondence re Association participation in NHC, especially in a Health Careers Project.
National Rehabilitation Association 1955 Box 66, Folder 738
Note Report of an NRA conference by an Association representative.
National Social Welfare Assembly 1948-1955 Box 66, Folder 739
Note Correspondence and reports re the function and program of NSWA.
National Social Welfare Assembly, Conference on Individualized Services 1940-1946 Box 66, Folder 740 to 741
Note The Conference was established in 1940 as the Social Case Work Council of National Agencies to consider problems and opportunities of national agencies in regard to industries, refugee travel, alien registration, and military concentration. Includes mater
Social Work Research Group 1955 Box 66, Folder 742
Note Requests for information on research studies related to casework practice.
Social Work Vocational Bureau 1947-1948 Box 66, Folder 743
Note Material re the Bureau’s review of its function of counselling and placement.
Box 67
U.S. Army 1950-1954 Box 67, Folder 744
Note Correspondence and reports. When the American National Red Cross transferred its casework program to the Army, the Association provided consultants to assist in incorporating these services into the Army program.
U.S. National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, Traineeships in Rehabilitation 1952-1953 Box 67, Folder 745
Note Correspondence about these traineeships established for medical social workers by the National Institute.
U.S. President’s Commission on the Nation’s Health 1951-1952 Box 67, Folder 746
Note The Association provided information on medical social work for the Commission.’
U.S. Public Health Service - National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Personnel Shortages Study 1952-1953 Box 67, Folder 747
Note Correspondence, reports, and memoranda re the personnel situation in social work. Includes a preliminary draft of the Public Health Service Health Manpower Source Book.
U.S. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 1943-1955 Box 67, Folder 748
Note Correspondence re the Association’s efforts to cooperate with OVR, which expanded its programs following the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1943- Includes material re the availability of rehabilitation training grants under the Vocational Reh
Institutes and Conferences 1931-1955 Box 67, Folder 749
Note Reports of institutes and conferences re development of social work in medical institutions, administration of hospitals, community health needs, community organization, etc.
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, Collaboration Workshop 1953-1954  Box 67, Folder 750
Note Proceedings of the workshop on social workers’ collaboration in multi-discipline programs.’
Subject files  
Box 67
Medical Social Work (journal) 1955-1956 Box 67, Folder 751
Note Correspondence re termination of publication after 1955.
Exhibits, Photographs, and films 1918-1955 Box 67, Folder 752
Note Scattered correspondence, clippings, and exhibit material. Includes photographs of Edna G. Henry, Mary L. Hemmy, Opal Gooden, Agnes H. Schroeder, and participants in the 1931 annual meeting of the Association.
Box 68
Studies, Correspondence and Papers 1933-1955 Box 68, Folder 754 to 755
Note Continued from previous box
Box 67
Studies, Correspondence and Papers 1933-1955 Box 67, Folder 753
Note Correspondence, requests for information, and other material re studies conducted by individuals and organizations. Includes material on clinic admissions; study of dues, income, and expenses of various national associations; private nursing homes in Monr
Record group 3. National Association of School Social Workers (NASSW) 1922-1955 ([0.4 linear feet. Folders 756-761 and legal folders 44-45])  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Established in 1919 as the National Association of Visiting Teachers and Home Visitors; after several name changes, it became the National Association of School Social Workers in 1945. The organization's purpose was to define the role of school social workers, advance the quality of social service in public and private schools, and improve standards of training. In 1955 the NASSA merged with six other organizations to form the National Association of Social Workers. In 1916, fifteen visiting teachers met to consider the formation of a national organization of visiting teachers. The First World War effected a temporary postponement of their plans, but in 1919 the National Association of Visiting Teachers and Home Visitors was established, with Jane Colbert elected the first president. Because the field was closely allied to both education and social work, the Association hold its annual meetings alternately with the National Education Association or the American Association of School Administrators and the National Conference of Social Work. The organization's name was changed several times.1919Group met at National Conference of Social Work to form National Association of Visiting Teachers and Home Visitors.1929Name changed to American Association of Visiting Teachers (AAVT).1942Name changed to American Association of School Social Workers (AASSW).1945Name changed to National Association of School Social Workers (NASSW).1955Became School Social Work Section of NASW.Through the years the major objectives of the Association involved defining the role of school social workers, organizing the development of social work programs in schools, and improving standards of training. Several surveys were undertaken to meet these objectives. One survey, done in 1921, The Visiting Teacher in the United States, published by the New York City Public Education Association, considered the organizational structure and methods of the work, the preparation and training of visiting teachers, and the possibilities for future developments of visiting teacher services. In 1940, the standards committee of the AAVT, under the chairmanship of Margaret Sager, published Visiting Teacher Service Today: A Study of Its Philosophy and Practice in the United States. The NASSW and the American Association of Social Workers cosponsored and published Report of a Study of School Social Work Practice in Twelve Communities, a project undertaken by Mildred Sikkema in 1950.The National Committee on Visiting Teachers was made up of many members of the National Association of Visiting Teachers, but apparently an independent committee seems to have advised the Association from 1921 to 1930. It worked to extend the establishment of social workers in more and more schools, set up demonstration centers, and issued reports that were published by the Commonwealth Fund.The Association was administered by the executive officers, consisting of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer who were elected annually at first and biennially after 1931. Standing committees on membership, education, standards, program, ways and means, nominating, publicity, as well as regional committees, did such of the work of the Association. Other administrative and study committees such as resolutions and amendments, were formed when the need for them arose. By 1947, the Association was able to establish a permanent office with a full time executive secretary, Mildred Sikkema. Inadequate funds forced the closing of the office and the elimination of the position in 1951, but they were reestablished in 1954, with financial help from the Grant Foundation and with individual contributions. The office employed Marjorie Case as a professional consultant. Interest in forming a comprehensive national organization of social workers, which had been building since the late 1940's, culminated in the NASSW joining six other professional organizations to form the National Association of Social Workers in October, 1955.List of NASSW Presidents:Jane Culbert 1919-1921Emma Case 1921-1922Sam Holbrook 1922-1924Edith Everett 1924-1926Rhea Boardman 1926-1928Helen Smith 1928-1929Julia Drew 1929-1931Wilma Walker 1931-1933Shirley Leonard 1933-1935Gladys Hall 1935-1937Marion Echols 1937-1941Alma Laabs 1941-1945Florence Poole 1945-1947Ethel Batschelet 1947-1949Emilie Rannells 1949-1951Opal Boston 1951-1955
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection, containing material from 1922 to 1955, comprises six regular and two legal size folders. The papers are scattered and most of the material covers the years from 1928 to 1934. The Membership News Letter, of which there is a complete run in the Center's pamphlet collection, is indispensable for 1947 through 1955, where there is no correspondence or substantive material. A list of publications removed from the NASSW section is included in the appendix.
Box 68
Constitutions of NAVT and AAVT 1922-1932 Box 68, Folder 756
Note Shows various constitutional changes throughout these years.
Box Legal 2
Standards Committee, annual reports 1930-1931 Box Legal 2, Folder 44
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder.
Box 68
Annual Business Meetings, Minutes 1926-1931 Box 68, Folder 757
Note This folder contains agendas and reports of standing committees re keeping records, financing the Bulletin, voting by mail, and the National Committee on Visiting Teachers.
Annual Business Meetings, Minutes 1932-1935 Box 68, Folder 758
Note Committee reports and some speeches re the effects of the Depression, keeping records, publicizing the Association, and standards in the field and the Association.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1928-1931 Box 68, Folder 759
Note Membership standards and classification, publicity for the Association, financing the Association, and proposed employment of an executive secretary. The papers are scattered.
Box Legal 2
American Association of Visiting Teachers, newsletters 1932-1935 Box Legal 2, Folder 45
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder.
Box 68
Correspondence and Papers 1928-1934 Box 68, Folder 760
Note Membership requirements and classification, committee personnel, correspondence with the National Education Association re formation of a department of school attendance in NEA, active members in the Association, and procedures in keeping records.
National Committee on Visiting Teachers, Annual Conference Minutes 1926 Box 68, Folder 761
Note Discussions and papers were presented re the visiting teacher’s relations with parents and school officials, clerical service for the Association, teacher training courses, keeping records, attendance officers, status of the visiting teacher, cooperation with state and national agencies, casework, psychiatric clinics, advisory services, and supervision of visiting teachers.
Record group 4. American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (AAPSW) 1921-1958 ()  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Begun in 1922 as the Section on Psychiatric Social Work of the American Association of Hospital Social Workers and organized as an independent organization, the AAPSW, in 1926, the organization sought to define and set standards for social work practiced in connection with psychiatry. The AAPSW was one of seven organizations that merged in 1955 to form the National Association of Social Workers. In 1920, the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers began in Boston as an informal discussion group of seventeen members, headed by Mary C. Jarrett, who called themselves the National Psychiatric Social Workers Club. In 1922, the group was organized on a national basis as the Section on Psychiatric Social Work of the American Association of Hospital Social Workers. In May of 1926, the members of the Section voted to withdraw from the Association (which later became the American Association of Medical Social Workers) and form an independent national organization, the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers.In these early years, the purposes of the Association were: (1) to promote association among members; (2) to establish standards of training; (3) to improve practice; and (4) to engage in continuous study of function in order to define the relationship of social work to psychiatry.The growing membership, employed in a variety of agencies, represented an expanding field. By 1929, there was evident confusion over which of two areas of activity the Association was pledged to foster and promote -- whether it was to be "social work practiced in connection with psychiatry" or "social work in whatever setting a worker took adequate working knowledge of mental hygiene." (Reflections from the Trend Study, Memorandum l, "Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers, February 3, 1938, p. 2.)The bases for membership in the AAPSW, dependent upon the individual's vocational position as well as his or her educational background, were broadened throughout the first decade of its existence, but discussion of membership qualifications continued. A study committee under the leadership of Mrs. Lois Meredith French undertook an analysis of trends in the AAPSW in the 1930s, and the report was formally published in 1941. At the annual business meeting, the AAPSW membership voted to clarify the responsibility of the Association in “fostering social work in relation to the practice of psychiatry and contributing to the study, treatment, and prevention of mental disease. Relationship with other professional social work organizations . . . [would] be strengthened." In addition, the Association hoped to achieve a closer relationship with the field of psychiatry.The Second World War indicated a need for additional training of personnel and integration with other professional groups. The war service office, with Elizabeth Healy Ross as secretary, was set up by the AAHSW in 1942 in response to the greatly increased wartime demand for psychiatric workers. It was financed through a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1944, the National Committee for Mental Hygiene joined the AAPSW in sponsoring the office, and the name was changed to the war office of psychiatric social work. The work of the office included recruiting psychiatric social workers, evaluating military social work and standards, undertaking studies of personnel, and coordinating the placement of psychiatric social workers in the most urgent positions. The office was also concerned with the Veterans Administration, the American National Red Cross, standards in psychiatric social work, and the Wartime Committee on Personnel. Members of the joint committee to the war office included Mrs. Ethel Ginsburg, Dr. Marion Kenworthy, Dr. David Levy, Marion McBee, Madeleine Moore, Mildred Scoville, Dr. Frank Fremont Smith, and Dr. George S. Stevenson.Two other war oriented committees were established during the war years. One committee focused on relations with the Red Cross, and the other worked with the American Psychiatric Association and later with the American Association of Medical Social Workers to stress the importance of keeping up standards of psychiatric and medical social service in military installations. The AAPSW was also represented on the Wartime Committee on Personnel, along with the American Association of Social Workers, the American Association of Medical Social Workers, the American Association of School Social Workers, and the American Association of Group Workers.After the war, the AAPSW continued to increase in size. In the tradition of the Trend Study, a study of AAPSW personnel was undertaken from 1947 to 1949. The AAPSW also sponsored the Dartmouth Conference on Education for Psychiatric Social Work in September, 1949, at which there were “representatives from all schools of social work offering a psychiatric social work sequence who met to review, consider, and revise current educational programs in relation to the practice of psychiatric social work." An educational secretary, Madeleine Lay, was employed through grants from the Commonwealth Mind from 1947 to 1950 to assist schools in the development of their educational programs. In the 19501s, a research project was undertaken to study the work experience of the membership.Discussion of forming a national social work organization began in the late 1940s and AAPSW worked through the Temporary Inter Association Council to study the situation. Over the years, AAPSW representatives to TIAC were Ethel Ginsburg, Christine Robb Thompson, George E. Levinrew, Luther Woodward, Leon Lucas, Anna Aldridge, Maida Solomon, and Ruth I. Knee. The merger was a major topic of consideration until the AAPSW and other social work groups combined to form the National Association of Social Workers in October 1955.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection comprises three and one half linear feet, and includes thirty three regular folders and one legal size folder. The papers cover the years from 1921 to 1958, but the bulk of the material is found between 1926 and 1955. The collection is arranged in three basic sections. Annual material includes minutes of the annual meetings, secretary's reports, and presidential addresses. The committees are divided by function, whether administrative or study. Not all the com¬mittees are covered for all the years of AAPSW's existence. AAPSW publications include the serial publications, which are the News Letter , the Journal of Psychiatric Social Work , and the Bulletin , along with pamphlets and reprints. The Social Welfare History Archives Center holdings of the newsletter, the journal, and the bulletin are nearly complete; these publications, which are held in the Center's pamphlet collection, contain much important information on the work of the Association. A list of the publications removed from the AAPSW section is included in the appendix.
Annual materials  
Box 69
Annual Reports of the Secretary 1924-1942 Box 69, Folder 762
Note A summary of the year’s work read at the annual business meeting. Arranged chronologically. Not all reports are available.
Annual Business Meetings, Minutes 1928-1951 Box 69, Folder 763
Note Arranged chronologically. The minutes for some years are missing.
Annual Presidential Addresses 1927-1942 Box 69, Folder 764
Note Summaries of each year’s work in the Association, which usually reflect trends. These addresses were given at the annual business meeting. Not all the speeches for these years are available.
Box 69
Section on Psychiatric Social Work of AAHSW 1921-1926 Box 69, Folder 765
Note Correspondence and papers re the separation of the Section from the AAHSW and the formation of AAPSW. These papers are possibly part of a manual on AAPSW early history which was passed down to the various chairmen of the bylaws committee. Maida Solomon and Katharine Moore Wickman are prominent in the folder.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1926-1929 Box 69, Folder 766
Note Setting up the new Association, members delinquent in paying dues, standards, Veterans Bureau social work, membership requirements and classifications, local groups, quorum, the relationship of psychiatric social workers to public and private agencies, National Committee on Mental Hygiene, Milford Conference, recruiting, and International Congress of Mental Hygiene.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1930-1933 Box 69, Folder 767
Note Committee reports, Trend Study, standards, bylaws, membership requirements and classification, International Congress on Mental Hygiene, recruitment, National Organization of Public Health Nurses, American Orthopsychiatric Association, educational standards, local groups, effect of the Depression on standards and salaries, and American Psychiatric Association. Prominent people include Maida Solomon, Mildred Scoville, Christine Robb Thompson, and Lois Meredith French.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1935-1938 Box 69, Folder 768
Note Ways and means committee, local groups, Trend Study, membership classification and requirements, considered merger with AASW, evaluation of committee structure, bylaws, social security, American Psychiatric Association, educational standards, Joint Vocational Service, and specific grievances on personnel standards and practices.
Box 70
Executive Committee, Minutes 1939-1941 Box 70, Folder 769
Note Membership classifications, mental hospitals, Joint Vocational Service, civil service standards, relations with American Psychiatric Association, American Orthopsychiatric Association, Trend Study, membership classification, district branches, effects of World War II, and the government and psychiatric social work. Important correspondents include Katharine Wickman, Leona Hambrecht, and Elizabeth de Schweinitz.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1942-1943 Box 70, Folder 770
Note Defense committee, Red Cross, local groups, membership committee, dues, civil service, effect of World War II, Veterans Administration, "encom-passable jobs," social work vocational bureau, recruiting, Inter-professional Advisory Committee (AAPSW, AASSW, AAMSW, AASGW), war service office, development of a constitution, and financing the News-Letter.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1948-1950 Box 70, Folder 771
Note Personnel survey, National Council on Social Work Education, military psychiatric social work, district branches, Veterans Administration, membership qualifications, professional education, research project, Study of Training and Practice in Psychiatric Social Work, Dartmouth Conference on Education for Psychiatric Social Work, and merger of professional social work organizations. Noteworthy correspondents include Ethel Ginsburg, Margaret Hagan, George Levinrew, Madeleine Lay, Ethel Bellsmith, and Tessie Berkman.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1951-1952 Box 70, Folder 772
Note Professional education, membership requirements and classification, TIAC, bylaws, National Council on Social Work Education, teaching social work in medical schools, research project on work experience of membership and curriculum study.
Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers 1927-1937 Box 70, Folder 773
Note Membership requirements, AAPSW executive procedures, local groups, Trend Study, American Psychiatric Association, training, standards, bylaws, suggested affiliation with AASW, standards in national organizations, and attempts to define "approved social work agencies." Names prominent in the folder are Maida Solomon, Christine Robb Thompson, Mildred Scovllle, and Elizabeth Brockett Bech.
Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers 1938-1939 Box 70, Folder 774
Note Memoranda on the Trend Study, membership qualifications, administrative procedures, and compilations of committee personnel. Katharine Moore Wickman, Christine Robb Thompson, and Maida Solomon are prominent.
Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers 1940-1941 Box 70, Folder 775
Note Membership standards and procedures, quorum, educational requirements, district branches, military psychiatric social work, effect of World Warr II, cooperation between psychiatry and psychiatric social work, statements of "encompassable jobs," and lists of committee personnel to 1941. Leona Hambrecht and Irene Grant are prominent in the folder.
Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers 1942-1943 Box 70, Folder 776
Note Sncompassable jobs, child guidance study committee, effects of World War II, development of a constitution, facilities for training psychiatric social workers, refresher courses, financing the war office of psychiatric social work through a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, civil service, and Social Work Vocational Bureau.
Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers 1946-1953 Box 70, Folder 777
Note Psychiatric nursing, basic issues in psychiatric social work, payment of dues, membership classifications, and Council on Social Work Education. The papers for these years are scattered.
Box 71
Advisory Committee to the American National Red Cross 1942-1946 Box 71, Folder 778
Note This committee, chaired by Elizabeth Healy Ross, was established in 1942 as a response to the increased need for psychiatric social workers in military and naval hospitals and for the purpose of advising the Red Cross on employment practices and personnel policies. Subjects covered include military social work, military classification of social workers, in-service training, scholarship program for psychiatric social workers, job supervision, and generally the effect of World War II on professions.
Bylaws Committee 1927-1929 Box 71, Folder 779
Note Minutes and correspondence re checking with other national professional organizations for the form and content of their bylaws.
Bylaws Committee 1950-1931 Box 71, Folder 780
Note Minutes and correspondence.
Bylaws Committee 1932-1935 Box 71, Folder 781
Note Voting by mail, local and regional organization, election of the membership committee, dues, and change in the dates of the fiscal year.
Bylaws Committee 1937-1938 Box 71, Folder 782
Note Parliamentary procedure and the Trend Study. Mildred C. Scoville and Katharine Moore Wickman are prominent in the folder.
Bylaws Committee 1939 Box 71, Folder 783
Note Minutes and correspondence.
Box Legal 2
AAPSW: Proposed Changes in Bylaws 1939 Box Legal 2, Folder 46
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 71
Bylaws Committee 1940-1954 Box 71, Folder 784
Note District branches, functions of the bylaws committee, and the development of a constitution. The material is scattered after 1941.
Joint Committee to the War Office of Psychiatric Social Work 1942-1946 Box 71, Folder 785
Note Correspondence, articles, reports, and speeches. Joint committee members include Mrs. Ethel Ginsburg, Dr. Marion Kenworthy, Dr. David Levy, Marion McBee, Madeleine Moore, Mildred Scoville, Dr. Frank Fremont Smith, and Dr. George S. Stevenson.
Box 72
Membership Committee 1928-1953 Box 72, Folder 786
Note Policies and procedures re processing AAPSW membership applications according to the bylaws and the constitution, which set up standards of membership based on educational background and professional experience. Membership requirements and classification, standards in psychiatric social work, American Association of Schools of Social Work, dues, bylaws, membership statistics, recruiting, and effect of World War II on membership.
Ways and Means Committee 1926-1940 Box 72, Folder 787
Note A standing committee chaired by the treasurer of the Association whose duties centered around financing the organization. Included are summaries of meetings, treasurers’ reports, and budgets. Changing the fiscal year, the relationship of membership classification to dues, traveling expenses, financing administrative positions, dropping members for non-payment of dues, and Joint Vocational Service.
District Branches Committee c. 1954 Box 72, Folder 788
Note A resource book prepared by the committee to explain procedures through which a group of AAPSW members could establish a district branch.
Mental Hospitals Committee 1934-1942 Box 72, Folder 789
Note Pamphlets, reports, and statements put out by the committee. "Essentials of Psychiatric Social Service Techniques in Mental Hospitals and Mental Hygiene Clinics Attached to Mental Hospitals," 1934, 1939-1940. Statements regarding practices and standards for social service in mental hospitals, 1939-1940, 1942.
Personnel Survey Committee 1948-1949 Box 72, Folder 790
Note The survey was undertaken by the AAPSW and the National Committee for Mental Hygiene to determine the state of the field. Correspondence and papers re setting up the survey and reporting the findings. Prominent individuals include Madeleine Lay, Ethel Ginsburg, and Francis Been, the chairman of the committee.
Practice Committee 1953-1955 Box 72, Folder 791
Note The committee examined psychiatric social workers’ jobs in specific settings with the ultimate goal of relating this to an evaluation of training, experience, job responsibilities and the special problems in the field. Subcommittees were established on standards in hospitals, clinics, and private agencies Minutes, papers, and correspondence.
Professional Education Committee 1931-1943 Box 72, Folder 792
Note Minutes and papers re the study of curricula and training programs in various schools offering degrees in social work, standards in the field, recruitment, and relations with other professional associations.
Box 72
Legal Dissolution of the Association 1957-1958. Box 72, Folder 793
Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (British Counterpart of AAPSW) 1929-1943 Box 72, Folder 794
Note Memorandum, articles of association, and reports.
Record group 5. American Association of Group Workers (AAGW) 1936-1955 ()  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Organized in 1936 as the National Association for the Study of Group Work and reorganized as the American Association of Group Workers in 1946, the organization sought to define and promote higher professional standards for social work with groups. Most of its members were employed by settlement houses, YMCAs and YWCAs, and recreation and camping organizations. The AAGW was one of seven organizations that merged in 1955 to form the National Association of Social Workers. The American Association of Group Workers (AAGW), a national professional organization, evolved out of the National Association for the Study of Group Work (NASGW). The NASGW was organized in May 1936, to develop and refine the aims, methods, and practice of group work. This purpose was accomplished through local study groups, an annual conference, and by publication and distribution of material of interest to the practitioner. Membership was open to any person interested in the study of group work, regardless of their prior affiliation in other social welfare organizations. As an organization of professional group workers, the NASGW cut across all agency, religious, racial, and occupational lines. In 1939 the organization became the American Association for the Study of Group Work, and in April 1946, the AAGW was formed, replacing the AASGW as the professional organization of group workers. By 1948, membership in the AAGW had grown to 19811, with members from such organizations as the settlements YMCA's, YWCA's, Jewish Community Centers, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Schools of Social Work, recreation organizations, etc. For most members, the AAGW was not the primary professional organization. The AAGW tried to professionalize group work wherever it existed, rather than to initiate new programs independent of already existing social welfare enterprises.The AAGW sought constantly to professionalize its work, and by 1948 it had defined quite clearly what it conceived group work to be. A 1947 description of the AAGW's nature and functions (AAGW records, folder 806) states: "Group work is a method of group leadership used in organizing and conducting various types of group activities. While group work developed first in connection with recreation and voluntary informal education . . . its use is not confined to those fields. It is increasingly being used in various types of institutions, in hospitals and clinics, in. the extra-curricular activities of schools and in similar situations. The guiding purpose behind such leadership rests upon the common assumptions of a democratic society; namely, the opportunity for each individual to fulfill his capacities in freedom, to respect and appreciate others and to assume his social responsibility in maintaining and constantly improving car democratic society."The inter-agency character of the AAGW is demonstrated by the fact that the executive personnel were already heavily involved in other professional occupations. For example, Arthur L. Swift, Jr., a professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, was actively involved in the formation and early operation of the Association. Similarly, other people prominent in the organization, such as Louis Kraft (of the National Jewish Welfare Board and chairman of many important AAGW committees), Ann Elizabeth Neely (on the national board of the YWCA, chairman of the AASGW, 1940-1942, and active on numerous AAGW committees), and Edna d'Issertelle (of Girl Scouts, Inc. and secretary of the AASGW), were prominent in the work of their own agencies. Until 1946, there was no full-time, paid executive secretary for the organization, indicating the voluntary nature of the AAGW. For a more complete description of internal organization, see folders 795-796 and 811-813.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: Individuals who appear prominently in the collection are Theodore T. Tarail, executive secretary of the AAGW from 1946 to 1948; Agnes Leahy of the Girl Scouts of America, who was secretary of the AASGW from 1938 to 1941; Charles Hendry, first chairman of the Association; Joe R. Hoffer, who succeeded Neely as chairman of the AASGW and is currently (1969) executive secretary of the National Conference on Social Welfare; Helen Rowe, president 1946-1948; Saul Bernstein, president, 1948-1950, and prominent in the merger with the NASW; John McDowell, treasurer from 1946 to 1948 and president, 1950-1952; Harleigh Trecker, president from 1952 to 1955 and active in the area of publications; and Janet W. Korpela, who served as administrative secretary, 1953-1955.
Prominent issues include cooperation with similar groups, recruitment of social workers in general and group workers in particular, accreditation of schools of social work, problems of recreation and leisure, professionalization of group works discussion groups at the local level, cooperation with government agencies and programs, social welfare in wartime, psychiatric casework, juvenile delinquency, labor disputes in welfare organizations, standards in group work, and the 1955 merger with the NASW. The papers dealing with the merger have been removed and placed with the "TIAC" section of the NASW collection.
The papers, which comprise 1.5 linear feet and cover the years 1936-1955, were arranged in alphabetical order and this order has been retained in the final organization.
Box 73
Administrative Committee 1939-1942 Box 73, Folder 795 to 796
Note Minutes of meetings; statement on the function of the committee, AASGW officers, and the central committee; description of the roles of the Association’s committees.
American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation 1946-1948 Box 73, Folder 797
Note Primarily correspondence re affiliation of AAGW with AAHPER. Minutes of one AAHPER executive committee meeting.
American Association of Leisure Time Educators 1938-1940 Box 73, Folder 798
Note Constitution, statement of origins and purpose of AALTE, and report of regional meeting (1938). Correspondence and studies re cooperation of AALTE and AASGW, including a comparison of nature and functions.
American Association of Schools of Social Work 1942-1952 Box 73, Folder 799 to 800
Note Notices of meetings, information and correspondence re shortage of social workers, copies of AASGW bylaws, minutes of the accrediting committee meetings, newsletters to directors of schools, reports of the accrediting committee, reports on students in schools of social work, and statements on various aspects of social work education.
American Association of Social Workers, Committee on Group Work 1944-1946 Box 73, Folder 801
Note Information on AASW’s position on group work.
American National Red Cross 1943-1947 Box 73, Folder 802
Note Statements on Red Cross hospital recreation, especially in military hospitals. Correspondence re a Conference on Training Resources for Hospital Recreation and scholarships for hospital recreation workers.
American Recreation Society 1945-1948 Box 73, Folder 803
Note Report of a conference for hospital recreation workers, reports and minutes of joint committee on recreation, and general correspondence re problems of recreation.
Annual Business Meetings 1937-1946 Box 73, Folder 804
Note Conference transcripts and notes of the sessions.
Box 74
Canadian Group Work 1946-1947 Box 74, Folder 805
Note Correspondence re group work in Canada and its affiliation with AAGW.
Central Committee 1938-1946 Box 74, Folder 806
Note Memoranda on play, recreation, and leisure; minutes and agendas of meetings; and correspondence and committee reports re the professionalization of AAGW.
Council on Social Work Education 1946-1955 Box 74, Folder 807 to 808
Note Bulletins, minutes of meetings, bylaws, notices of meetings, information of the Commission on Accreditation, lists of committees and their members, and correspondence re programs of CSWE and their relationship to AAGW. Prominent individuals include John Kidneigh, Nathan E. Cohen, and Janet W. Korpela.
Editorial Committee, The Group 1954-1955 Box 74, Folder 809
Note Correspondence among contributors, editorial staff, and committee members re publication and review of articles submitted for publication. Information re relationship of The Group to the new NASW journal, Social Work. Prominent correspondents are Frank Fierman, Harleigh Trecker, and Janet W. Korpela.
Evaluation of Local Study Groups 1940-1942 Box 74, Folder 810
Note Study, questionnaire, and report of the committee.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1948-1949  Box 74, Folder 811
Note This committee is a continuation of the old central committee (folder 806).
Executive Committee, Terminal Activities 1955 Box 74, Folder 812
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports re termination of AAGW and creation of NASW group work section. Summary reports (August, 1955) of the activities of all AAGW committees since their inception. General summary of AAGW work, 1946-1955. Prominent correspondents are Janet W. Korpela, Howard Gibbs, Margaret Mudgett, Joseph P. Anderson, and Harleigh Trecker.
Final Chapter Reports 1955 Box 74, Folder 813
Note Summary of AAGW activities before merger with NASW.
Formation of NASGW 1936-1944 Box 74, Folder 814
Note Minutes of organizational conferences, descriptive brochures, list of nominees for coordinating committees, bylaws, and membership requirements and information.
Governmental Relationships Committee 1944-1945  Box 74, Folder 815
Note list of members and correspondence re nature and functions of the committee, which was to represent the needs of AAGW to various federal agencies.
The Group 1938-1955 Box 74, Folder 816
Note Correspondence re the organization and editorship of this official AAGW publication and minutes of the editorial committee and the publications committee meetings. An incomplete run of the publication, 1945-1955, is filed in the Center’s pamphlet collection.
Group Work 1939 Box 74, Folder 817
Note Three papers on the correlation of group work and casework services.
Group Work in Medical and Psychiatric Settings, Committee on 1948-1955 Box 74, Folder 818
Note Correspondence, reports, and minutes of the committee, which sought to define precisely the role of group workers and group therapy in relation to group psychiatric therapy. Prominent correspondents include Gisela Konopka, Saul Bernstein, Etta Saloshin, John McDowell, Grace Weyker, and Janet W. Korpela. Materials re education for group work in these settings.
Box 75
Group Work in Medical and Psychiatric Settings, Committee on 1948-1955 Box 75, Folder 819
Note Continued from previous box.
Group Work in Medical and Psychiatric Settings, Institute on 1953-1956 Box 75, Folder 820 to 821
Note Correspondence among Gisela Konopka, Janet W. Korpela, Raymond Fisher, and others, and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare re institute of June 27-July 2, 1955; papers re applying for NIMH grant, inviting participants, and planning the program; and financial statements and material re publication of the results of the institute.
Group Work in Wartime 1940-1945 Box 75, Folder 822
Note Primarily papers relating to the committee on an emergency program and the committee on group work in wartime. Minutes of meetings, statements on the war’s impact on group work and vice versa, and correspondence re these statements and the general problems of war and group work.
Intercultural Problems, Commission on 1944 Box 75, Folder 823
Note Correspondence re racism and list of the commission members.
Interpersonal Aspects of Group Work, Commission on 1939-1943 Box 75, Folder 824
Note Correspondence re membership of the Commission, list of members, minutes, and reports. The material deals primarily with local study groups.
Local Study Groups, Committee on 1936-1955 Box 75, Folder 825 to 827
Note Correspondence and memoranda re committee organization and meetings, manual and study guides for local groups, minutes of the committee, studies and correspondence re narrative group records, and list of AASGW members. Also includes evaluation of local study groups and a list of these groups, minute and other material re the activities of local chapter development committee, copies of study outlines on group work with surrounding documents, and papers on group work topics. Louis Kraft is a prominent correspondent.
Box 76
Membership Committee 1937-1946 Box 76, Folder 828
Note Descriptive brochure of AASGW, statement of membership qualifications, list of members, and minutes of committee meetings.
Membership Directory 1953 Box 76, Folder 829
Membership transfer to NASW 1955 Box 76, Folder 830
Note Correspondence between AAGW administrative officials and members who were ineligible to become NASW members until they paid full dues.
National Committee on Wartime Personnel 1942-1946 Box 76, Folder 831
Note All the studies and correspondence deal with problems of war and social welfare. Includes a study of group work in wartime and critiques of the study, reports on activities of the Committee, minutes of the meetings, material re psychiatric casework, communications with Veterans Administration and various war offices, and correspondence re formation of a National Committee on Personnel in the Social Services.
National Conference of Social Work 1937-1944 Box 76, Folder 832
Note Programs of conference on social group work, analysis of the social group work section of NCSW, proposed programs of the various conferences, and minutes of the annual meetings.
National Conference of Prevention and Control of Juvenile Delinquency 1948 Box 76, Folder 833
Note Mimeographed communications and handbook on prevention of juvenile delinquency.
National Conference on Professional Preparation in Health Education, Physical Education and Recreation 1947-1948 Box 76, Folder 834
Note Minutes of the steering committee (headed by Carl L. Nordly) which met to organize the conference.
National Recreation Policies Committee 1948 Box 76, Folder 835
Note Correspondence re cooperation of private and public recreation groups, minutes of the committee, report on committee objectives and operations, and material on the relationship of AAGW and the National Recreation Association.
Proceedings of AAGW annual meeting 1948 Box 76, Folder 836
Note Transcript of the annual meeting (22 April 1948).
Professional Education, Committee on 1938-1955 Box 76, Folder 837 to 838
Note Minutes and reports of the committee, correspondence and studies re professional education for group work, surveys of schools and colleges offering courses in group work, lists of personnel and papers of faculty conferences, statements on the content of professional education for group work, reprints on such education, and pamphlets on group work. Prominent correspondents include Ann Neely, Joe R. Hoffer, Margaret E. Adams, Theodore T. Tarail, Florence Ray, and Janet W. Korpela.
Box 77
Professional Education, Committee on 1938-1955 Box 77, Folder 839
Note Continued from previous box.
Professional Standards 1945-1946 Box 77, Folder 840
Note A booklet published by AAGW and entitled Toward Professional Standards is a selection of articles on group work and education for it.
Program for Youth 1945-1947 Box 77, Folder 841
Note Correspondence and reports re legislation for services to youth. Minutes of a joint committee of AASW, AASGW, and Associated Youth-Serving Organizations (AYSO).
Publications Committee 1939-1948 Box 77, Folder 842
Note Minutes of meetings and correspondence re meetings.
Radio Workshop Planning Committee 1940-1942 Box 77, Folder 843
Note Edna d’Issertelle, secretary of AASGW, is prominent in the correspondence, which deals with the script and details of the broadcast. Includes minutes of meetings and plans of the committee.
Rampart Material 1941 Box 77, Folder 844
Note Material re Margaret Svendsen’s report on group work, including critiques of it and a copy of her study, "An Attempt to Discover What Happens to People in Groups."
Recreation Platform 1946 Box 77, Folder 845
Note The National Conference on Facilities for Athletics, Recreation, Physical and Health Education was formed in 1946 to sponsor workshops on physical education and athletic and recreation facilities. Includes minutes of steering committee and a copy of a platform on recreation.
Relationships to State, Regional and National Conferences, Committee on 1942 Box 77, Folder 846
Note Report of the committee and report on conference planning and group work.
Research and Study Committee 1949-1954 Box 77, Folder 847
Note Correspondence and mimeographed forms re the compilation of Selected Studies and Research Projects in Group Work, 1948-1953 . As chairmen of the committee, Harleigh Trecker and Margaret Mudgett headed the study.
Russell Sage Foundation 1941 Box 77, Folder 848
Note Correspondence re loan to AASGW for publications; budget for AASGW publications.
Social Group Work Manual Project 1941-1942 Box 77, Folder 849
Note Summary of 1941 meeting; 1942 summary of entire project
Social Service Employees’ Union, Local 19, United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO 1947-1948 Box 77, Folder 850
Note Correspondence and papers re the dispute of employees of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the strike of Brooklyn YWCA workers, and problems of collective bargaining.
Social Work Vocational Bureau 1947-1948 Box 77, Folder 851
Note Data on the nature and work of the Bureau, minutes of Bureau meetings, occupational study questionnaires, and material on classification of social welfare positions.
Standards of Group Work 1936 Box 77, Folder 852
Note Reprint of an article and tentative report on criteria and standards for group work agencies.
Study Outlines 1939-1942 Box 77, Folder 853
Note Suggested studies of camping, juvenile delinquency, role of volunteers in social agencies, board and staff relations, group workers in wartime, record-keeping in group work, public relations, needs of racial and nationality groups, and "democracy" in the operation of an agency.
Box 78
Study Outlines 1939-1942 Box 78, Folder 854
Note Continued from previous box.
Terminology, Committee on Clarification of 1939-1940 Box 78, Folder 855
Note Memoranda re clarification of the term "group work."
Record group 6. Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO) 1944-1955 ()  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Formed in 1946 and incorporated in 1947, ASCO sought to increase understanding and improve professional practice of community organization for social welfare. It differed from other professional social work organizations in that it accepted educators and other non-social workers as members. The ASCO was one of seven organizations that merged in 1955 to form the National Association of Social Workers. The Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO), a national non-professional organization, was a temporary organization from August, 1946, to August, 1947, when it was incorporated and bylaws were adopted. The primary purpose of the Association was to study community organization, and consequently membership was open to anyone interested in that subject. As Arthur Dunham, first president of ASCO, said in January, 1947: "We are of course interested in improving standards of professional practice in community organization, and in this our aims are similar to the established professional associations." However, "We are not strictly a 'professional organization' in the sense that we limit membership to persons with certain qualifications of professional education and experience." (Letter of January 6. 1947, folder 857) Thus ASCO attempted to improve the study of community organization without professionalizing it to the extent that many interested practitioners were excluded. The membership, which peaked at around 500, included professional social workers, educators, professors, and practitioners from diverse occupations and positions in life. ASCO merged with the NASW in October 1955, and thereafter the NASW assumed all ASCO functions. The Association provided many services during its brief existence, including publication of a newsletter and a quarterly Checklist of Current Publications on Community Organization; investigation of cooperation with other national welfare organizations; preparation of a book of readings on community organization; sponsorship of local discussion groups; definition and elaboration of the principles of community organization; and participation in the Temporary Inter-Association Council (TIAC) as the representative of students of community organization.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: Prominent individuals who appear in the collection include Arthur Dunham, a professor of community organization at the University of Michigan, who was active in the origins of ASCO and was its first president, 1946-1948; John B. Dawson, president of ASCO, 1948-1949; C. F. McNeill of Ohio State University's School of Social Administration and president of ASCO, 1949-1951; Ernest B. Harper, a professor in the Department of Social Service at Michigan State University and president of ASCO, 1951-1952; Merrill F. Krughoff, president from 1952-1954; Philip E. Ryan, executive director of the National Health Council and president of ASCO, 1954-1955; and Joseph P. Anderson, then executive secretary of the American Association of Social Workers (AASW) and a leading participant in both ASCO and TIAC.
The collection comprises 1.25 linear feet and covers the years 1944-1955. When received, the folders were arranged in alphabetical order, and this order has been retained in the final organization. The Partial Subject Inventory provides finding aids for scattered materials pertaining to the subjects listed.
Box 78
American Association of Schools of Social Work 1946-1948 Box 78, Folder 856
Note Correspondence re the organization and operation of a joint committee on teaching materials on community organization. Prominent correspondents are Arthur Dunham, president of ASCO, and Sue Spencer, executive secretary of AASW.
American Association of Social Workers 1947-1951 Box 78, Folder 857
Note Correspondence re TIAC. Prominent correspondents include Arthur Dunham and Joseph P. Anderson, executive secretary of AASW.
American Association of Social Workers, Employment Practices Inquiry 1940 Box 78, Folder 858
Note Report of the investigation into the methods of the Family Service Society of St. Louis, Missouri, in recognizing the supervisory responsibility in the agency.
Annual Meetings, Minutes 1948-1954 Box 78, Folder 859
Note Historical statements, reports of the various committees, and extensive information re TIAC.
Board of Directors 1946-1955 Box 78, Folder 860 to 862
Note Minutes of meetings, list of members, bylaws, notices and agendas of meetings, and correspondence re the business of the board. Prominent correspondents are Merrill F. Krughoff, Amy Wells, Arthur Dunham, Philip E. Ryan, C. F. McNeil, John B. Dawson, Ernest B. Harper, Norman B. Finch, and Paul L. Benjamin. Includes data re Checklist.
Box 79
Board of Directors 1946-1955 Box 79, Folder 863
Note Continued from previous box
Book of Headings Committee 1947 Box 79, Folder 864
Note Report of the chairman, outline of readings, and list of participants.
Checklist and Newsletter, Annual Reports 1948-1951 Box 79, Folder 865
Note The Checklist, which began publication in October, 1948, focused on bibliographies of community organization. The Newsletter was a more general publication providing news of ASCO. The annual reports contain information re publication policies and costs, editorial staff, and the nature and scope of these publications.
Checklist and Newsletter, Correspondence 1950-1955 Box 79, Folder 866
Note Deals primarily with operating details, including such matters as printing and editorial personnel. Editors and contributors to the publications include Ernest B. Harper, Everett Shimp, Virginia S. Ferguson, Arthur Dunham, and Evelyn Butler. Copies of the two publications are found in the SWHA’s pamphlet collection.
Checklist and Newsletter, Editorial Manual 1948-1952 Box 79, Folder 867
Note Historical statement, list of staff, policies on content, manual of style, classification plan, printing and mailing procedure, and distribution-of-copies policy.
Community Organization 1947 Box 79, Folder 868
Note A copy of Commanity Organization, a newsletter of ASCO which included a summary of the development of ASCO to February, 1947. Definition of "community organization." A bibliography of community organization for health and welfare services.
Community Organization Discussion Group, Southern Michigan 1945-1947 Box 79, Folder 869
Note Minutes of meetings, history of ASCO, and correspondence re meetings.
Council of National Organizations of the Adult Education Association of the United States 1953-1954 Box 79, Folder 870
Note Correspondence inviting ASCO to meet with the Council.
Education for Community Organization, Committee on 1952 Box 79, Folder 871
Note Correspondence among Aubrey Mallach (chairman of the committee), Ernest B. Harper, and prospective members of the committee.
Financial Accounts 1946-1951 Box 79, Folder 872 to 873
Note Invoices, communications with banks, bills, receipts, budgetary statements, reports of treasurer and chairman, and expense statements and accounts. See also material which was removed and placed in legal folder 47
Box Legal 2
Financial accounts 1946-1951 Box Legal 2, Folder 47
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 79
Financial: Treasurer 1946-1948 Box 79, Folder 874
Note Correspondence between the treasurer of ASCO, Henry L. Zucker, and the chairman of ASCO, Arthur Dunham, concerning requests for funds, payment of bills, etc. Includes financial statements.
History 1946-1948 Box 79, Folder 875
Note Minutes of early formative meetings, correspondence with Arthur Dunham and Philip E. Ryan concerning early organization problems, progress reports from Dunham to the executive committee of ASCO, and summaries of the historical development of ASCO.
Local Discussion Groups, Committee on 1946-1951  Box 79, Folder 876
Note Communications with local groups re nature and extent of the discussions and organizations, reports of the committee, and minutes of local discussion groups.
Box 80
Mallach, Aubrey 1951-1953 Box 80, Folder 877 to 878
Note Mallach was a member of the board of directors and head of the committee on education for community organization. Includes notices of meetings of the board, minutes of the meetings, and correspondence between ASCO officials and Mallach re operating matters of the organization.
Membership 1947-1953 Box 80, Folder 879 to 880
Note Membership lists, letters, application blanks, and correspondence re membership problems.
NASW, Committee on Community Organization 1956-1957 Box 80, Folder 881
Note Material relating to NASW’s takeover of ASCO functions and publications.
National Conference of Social Work 1947-1952  Box 80, Folder 882
Note Correspondence between ASCO officials and Joe Hoffer regarding cooperation of ASCO and NASW. Certificate of ASCO’s membership in NCSW.
National Council on Social Work Education 1948-1951 Box 80, Folder 883
Note Certificate of incorporation (copy) of NCSWE. Correspondence re cooperation of ASCO and NCSWE and article on social work education.
National Planning Association 1947 Box 80, Folder 884
Note Notes taken at "inter-group meetings" on community organization held at Princeton University in January and April, 1947.
Box 81
Nominating Committee 1948-1954 Box 81, Folder 885
Note Invitations to serve on the committee, reports of the committee, evaluations of candidates and suggestions for candidacy, and correspondence re the work of the committee.
Program Committee 1946-1953 Box 81, Folder 886
Note Program suggestions from various sources; description of the work of ASCO; and correspondence among committee members, especially Ernest B. Harper and Jane Stewart, chairman of the committee.
Publications Committee 1944-1953 Box 81, Folder 887
Note Correspondence re the various ASCO publications, minutes of the committee, and reports to the board of directors. Arthur Dunham’s suggestion (1944) for a journal of community organization. Correspondence between Dunham and the Russell Sage Foundation re publications and financing of them.
Recording Committee 1946-1952 Box 81, Folder 888
Note Correspondence concerning keeping records in community organization and on the composition of the committee.
Scrapbook, Volumes I and II 1946-1948 Box 81, Folder 889 to 890
Note Progress reports, minutes of the board of directors, etc. The scrapbook contains a sample of every piece of printed or mimeographed material issued by ASCO. A few pieces of typed material—reports, notices, etc.—are also included. Materials are arranged in chronological order. Volume II contains a description of the history, nature, and scope of the work of ASCO. Indexed.
Record group 7. Social Work Research Group (SWRG) 1946-1955 ([0.4 linear feet. Folders 891-895])  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Established in 1949 to provide a means of communication and to further the development of research within the social work profession. The SWRG was one of seven organizations that merged in 1955 to form the National Association of Social Workers. The Social Work Research Group (SWRG) was formally established at the National Conference of Social Work in June 1949, “to provide a medium of communication for social work practitioners [and] to establish a permanent organizational structure to further the development of research in social work." Communication, standards of practice including ethics and personnel practices, public relations, and research were the major objectives of the group.The governing body of SWRG consisted of three elected officials-president, secretary, and treasurer -- and a steering committee. Three committees were set up to fulfill the objectives of the organization: the committee on research function and practice, the committee to study structure of advisory committees, and a committee on education. The group published SWRG Periodical Abstracts, which included articles on research in social work, or on research in a field other than social work where the method had application to social work, and a newsletter. No issues of the newsletter were found in the collection.In October 1955, SWRG joined NASW and became the research section of that organization. Prominent members of SWRG included Ann Shyne, David French, and Tessie Berkman.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: Folder 895, labeled "SWRG Research, 1952-1955," contains extensive material relating to the American Association of Social Workers.
Box 81
Correspondence and Papers, General 1949-1956 Box 81, Folder 891
Note The papers include minutes and reports re TIAC, legislation on research in various aspects of child life (Douglas and Battle bills, 1950), membership requirements, standards in social work research, and statements on the organization and role of SWRG. The material is scattered.
Committee on Research Function and Practice 1951-1952 Box 81, Folder 892
Note This committee had the dual responsibility of defining both theoretical and actual standards and practices in social work research. It also considered whether SWRG should be an informal group of interested persons or a professional organization with standards that would be eligible to join NASW. Prominent persons in the folder include Isaac Hoffman, William Gordon, and Werner Boehm.
Committee to Study Structure of Advisory Committees 1951-1953 Box 81, Folder 893
Note Reports.
Committee on Education 1955 Box 81, Folder 894
Note Reports from other associations: AAMSW, AAGW, AAPSW, and AASW re studies of research practices and topics undertaken by these groups. Minutes of one meeting. Ann Shyne, as chairman of the committee, is a prominent correspondent.
Research 1952-1953 Box 81, Folder 895
Note Papers and correspondence re a social work research seminar conducted by the University of Michigan Department of Sociology on the research basis of welfare practice and material on a project by the Welfare Federation of Cleveland on leisure-time services. Prominent correspondents are Joseph Anderson, Virginia K. White, and Wilber Newstetter.
Record group 8. Temporary Inter-Association Council (TIAC) 1946-1955 ([4.2 linear feet. Folders 896-1006 and legal folders 48-55])  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Originated informally in 1947 as the Committee on Inter-Association Structure of Professional Organizations in Social Work by five professional social work associations to promote better cooperation and coordination among the associations. The TIAC was formed in 1950 to work toward a single, unified professional membership organization. The seven participating associations merged in 1955 to form the National Association of Social Workers. The Temporary Inter-Association Council of Social Work Membership Organizations, hereafter referred to as TIAC, grew out of a meeting called by the American Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Schools of Social Work in the fall of 1947. The meeting itself was entitled "Conference on Proposals for Inter-Association Activities.” The American Association of Social Workers (AASW), the American Association of Medical Social Workers (AAMSW), the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (AAPSW), the American Association of Group Workers (AAGW), and the National Association of School Social Workers (NASSW) were all represented. This preliminary session created the Committee on Inter-Association Structure of Professional Organizations in Social Work which met in December 1948, and began functioning actively in January 1949. The purpose of the Committee was to exchange information about the participating associations' objectives, membership requirements, programs and administrations, finances, etc., and in this way work toward a plan for one unified professional social work organization.As the talks progressed, the need for a more permanent organization arose. The committee, after due discussion, dissolved on June 10, 1950, and became the TIAC. The discussions of TIAC centered on two major problems -- the type of organization needed for a new association and the actual deliberations necessary in constructing a functioning social work association. During the years of negotiation and discussion, the Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO) and the Social Work Research Group (SWRG) were invited to and accepted membership on the Council in 1952 and 1954, respectively. The Council itself was guided by two chairman, Dora Goldstine, 1950-1953, and Sanford Solender, 1953-1955, who appear prominently in these records.The member associations rejected the idea of an organization for social workers that was merely an inter-professional committee, and the same fate lay in store for the projected plan of a federated professional organization. The need for a single unified organization was found most appealing to the TIAC delegates and their home organizations. It met the needs of an entire profession by having a broad membership base, creating division of members grouped according to specialized interest, and establishing committees to deal with projects related to broad interests. Therefore, following the structural lines of a single membership organization, the governing body was composed of a delegate assembly, which elected the top officials and a board of directors. To reflect the evolution of specialization within social work, five sections were developed; group work, medical social work, psychiatric social work, school social work, and social work research. The Council determined that ASCO would be represented by a committee on community organization and could petition for section status once NASW began functioning.)In October 1955, the plans for a single professional organization for social workers reached fruition and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) began operating. Its first president was Nathan Cohen, and Joseph P. Anderson was selected to serve as executive secretary.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection has two major divisions. The first pertains strictly to the activities and functioning of TIAC (folders 896-965), and the second reflects the reaction of the participating associations to the aforementioned activities (folders 966-1006).
Within the first division the papers have been grouped by the three chronological phases of TIAC's development: the initial stage of inter-association cooperation under the Committee on Inter-Association Structure (1948-1950), the formation of TIAC and its deliberations in negotiating for a single professional social work organization (ca. 1950-1953), and finally, the actual process of planning for the operations of NASW (1954-1955).
The second major division contains the papers of four of the constituent organizations, and they are arranged alphabetically: AAGW, AAMSW, AASW, and ASCO. Within each of the subdivisions the organization's papers have generally been arranged chronologically.
On receipt of the NASW collection, there were specific records of Dora Goldstine, chairman of TIAC and member of AAMSW; and Joseph P. Anderson, secretary and treasurer of TIAC and executive secretary to TIAC. These files were placed in those sections to which they best pertain: Dora Goldstine, folders 896, 905-906, 924, and 970; Joseph P. Anderson, folders 908, 938-941, 983-987, 991, and 998-999; and, Melvin Glasser, folders 982, 988-990, 992-997, and 1000-1003. The TIAC records comprise approximately four linear feet.
Administration and activities  
Box 82
Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Correspondence 1948-1950 Box 82, Folder 896
Note Invitations to set up joint committee on inter-association structure; correspondence of temporary chairmen Helen Rowe, Clyde Murray, and Ruth Smalley, and of Dora Goldstine, permanent chairman of TIAC (1950-1953). Other correspondents include Benjamin Youngdahl and Joseph P. Anderson.
Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Local Joint Executive Committee 1949 Box 82, Folder 897
Note Local chapters of associations met to discuss formation of one single social work membership organization in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Maryland, etc.
Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Structure and Program 1949 Box 82, Folder 898
Note Reports re purpose, membership, and summary of Committee’s work (January to May 1949)5 summary of materials on administration and program of AAGW, AAMSW, AAPSW, AASW, NASSW; and report on structure and program of same organizations.
Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Minutes 1949-1950 Box 82, Folder 899
Note Minutes re discussions over types of cooperation to develop between organizations and material on setting up formal organization for discussion— Council of Social Work Membership Associations.
Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Subcommittee Reports 1949-1950 Box 82, Folder 900
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports of subcommittees on one organization and structure and program and financing.
Bylaws 1950 Box 82, Folder 901
Note Correspondence, draft and revision of bylaws for TIAC, policy statements, and material on suggested areas of responsibility for social work profession.
Joint Meeting of Associations’ Boards 1950 Box 82, Folder 902
Note Correspondence, minutes, report, and recommendations of Committee on Inter-Association Structure.
Minutes 1950-1953 Box 82, Folder 903 to 904
Note Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and reports re TIAC; resolutions of NASSW and AASW re establishment of TIAC; and draft of "Plan for a Single New Organization of Social Workers."
General Correspondence 1949-1953 Box 82, Folder 905
Note Chiefly correspondence of Dora Goldstine as chairman of TIAC: regular business of Council, relationship of SWSG and ASCO to TIAC, defense mobilization, AASW national board resolution re TIAC; reports on principles, proposals, and issues in inter-association cooperation; and Dora Goldstine’s letter of resignation.
Box 83
General Correspondence 1949-1953 Box 83, Folder 906
Note Continued from previous box
Membership of Council and Council Committees, Correspondence 1950-1955 Box 83, Folder 907
Membership of Council and Council Committees, Listings 1950-1955 Box 83, Folder 908
Box 83
finances, Budget 1950 Box 83, Folder 909
finances, Bank Resolution 1954 Box 83, Folder 910
Box Legal box 2
Finances, bank resolution 1954 Box Legal box 2, Folder 48
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder.
Box 83
finances, Requests to Foundations for Grants 1954-1955. Box 83, Folder 911
Finances, Financial Statements 1950-1955. Box 83, Folder 912
Finances, Income 1950-1955. Box 83, Folder 913
Finances, Paid Vouchers 1950-1955. Box 83, Folder 914 to 916
Finances, Bank Statements 1955- Box 83, Folder 917
Associations’ Bylaws 1951 Box 83, Folder 918
Note Bylaws of AAGW, AAMSW, AAPSW, AASW, and NASSW.
Box 84
Associations’ Objectives and Functions 1951 Box 84, Folder 919
Note Reports from AAGW, AAMSW, AAPSW, AASW, and NASSW re respective associations’ objectives and functions.
Associations’ Committees and Functions 1951 Box 84, Folder 920
Note Listings from AAGW, AAMSW, AAPSW, AASW, and NASSW on their respective committees and committees’ functions.
Box 84
Report, "Principles, Proposals and Issues in Inter-Association Cooperation," 1951 Box 84, Folder 921
Note Contains material available in national office of each constituent member of TIAC re basic materials used in implementing report, distribution of report, and recorded reactions to it.
Report, "Principles, Proposals and Issues in Inter-Association Cooperation," Subcommittee Reports 1950-1951 Box 84, Folder 922
Note Chiefly correspondence and memoranda re subcommittee activities, drafts of reports, and listing of membership of subcommittees.
Report, "Principles, Proposals and Issues in Inter-Association Cooperation," Correspondence 1951 Box 84, Folder 923
Note Reaction of membership organizations to the report and dispersal of report.
Report, Papers on "Plan for a. Single New Organization" 1950-1952 Box 84, Folder 924
Note Preparatory folder compiled by Dora Goldstine containing reports to presidents of participating associations; drafts of materials to be used in the report; and information on subcommittees.
Report, "Plan for a Single New Organization of Social Workers" 1952 Box 84, Folder 925
Note Copy of report and revisions.
Report, "Plan for a Single New Organization," Subcommittee Reports 1952 Box 84, Folder 926 to 927
Note Correspondence and reports of subcommittees; membership; program and structure; sections, officers, board of directors, and executive committee; delegate body; commissions and committees; chapter organization; and statement of purpose and finances.
Report, "Plan for a Single New Organization," Action of Member Organizations 1953 Box 84, Folder 928
Note Correspondence of member associations indicating reactions to report, and compilation of reactions sent to all participating associations.
Box 85
Reports to Presidents 1950-1955 Box 85, Folder 929 to 930
Note Correspondence and reports on TIAC activities and replies from presidents of participating associations.
Memoranda to Members of TIAC 1950-1954 Box 85, Folder 931
Note Dissemination of material re TIAC activities to members of TIAC.
Special Planning Committee for NASW 1950-1954 Box 85, Folder 932
Note Minutes
Meeting with Attorneys 1954 Box 85, Folder 933
Note Discussion of questions dealing with incorporation procedures, dissolution, and disposition of assets and liabilities of membership organizations.
Bylaws, Memorandum of Understanding, Certification of Incorporation for NASW 1954 Box 85, Folder 934
Note Proposed TIAC legislation.
Local Chapter Organization for NASW Committee 1953-1955 Box 85, Folder 935
Note Correspondence, minutes, and reports re local organization; formulation of petition for chapter status in NASW; and report and recommendations of the committee.
Box legal 2
Local Chapter Organization Committee for NASW 1953-1955 Box legal 2, Folder 49
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder.
Box 85
Planning Committee for NASW 1954-1955 Box 85, Folder 936 to 937
Note Minutes and correspondence re planning for NASW.
Planning Committee for NASW (Anderson) 1954-1955 Box 85, Folder 938 to 940
Note Papers collected by Joseph P. Anderson re planning committee and its activities.
Box legal 2
AAMSW, TIAC Planning Committee for NASW 1954-1955 Box legal 2, Folder 50
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder.
Box 86
Planning Committee for NASW (Anderson) 1954-1955 Box 86, Folder 941
Note Continued from previous box
Planning Committee for NASW, Subcommittee to Review Program 1955 Box 86, Folder 942
Note Formulation of questionnaires sent out to seven associations re individual associations’ program; one general, the second re specific committees of the associations; and report of questionnaire results.
Planning Committee for NASW, AAMSW Mail Referendum 1954 Box 86, Folder 943
Note Results of AAMSW mail referendum re AAMSW negotiations with TIAC reported to planning committee and, in turn, reported to membership.
Associations’ Policy Statements 1954-1955 Box 86, Folder 944
Note Policy statements for AAGW, AAMSW, AAPSW, American Public Welfare Association (APWA), AASW, and SWRG.
Personnel Practices of Member Organizations 1955 Box 86, Folder 945 to 946
Note Statements on personnel policies and practices of several social work organizations: AAPSW, AAGW, AASW, and National Conference of Social Work (NCSW).
Program Committee for NASW 1954-1956 Box 86, Folder 947 to 948
Note Reports, memoranda, and correspondence re recruiting members for committee; questionnaires for personnel practices and chapter development; summary of data re program committee activities; report on AASW and AAMSW program; and material on consultation services of AAMSW and NASSW.
Publications Committee for NASW 1954-1955 Box 86, Folder 949
Note Memoranda and minutes re publication of unified journal and goals of publications program.
Relationship with Other Organizations Committee for NASW 1954-1955 Box 86, Folder 950
Note Minutes and reports re membership in other social work organizations, annual report of National Social Welfare Assembly, and statement of principles and recommended criteria governing AASW affiliation with other organizations.
Box 87
Social Policy and Action Committee for NASW 1955 Box 87, Folder 951
Note Minutes. Policy statements dealing with legislation in fields of health and welfare and material on proposed areas on which positions and actions should be taken prior to formal organization of NASW. Draft statement on public welfare prepared by Elizabeth Wickenden.
Social Work Education Committee for NASW 1955 Box 87, Folder 952
Note Reports and recommendations from committee and material on the relationship of NASW with the Council on Social Work Education.
Membership Referendum on Formation of NASW 1955 Box 87, Folder 953
Note Correspondence and final report re dissolution of constituent bodies and formation of NASW.
Nominations and Elections Committee for NASW 1954-1955 Box 87, Folder 954
Note Selection of two nominees for each office on the slate.
Nominations and Elections Committee for NASW, Candidates’ Telegrams 1954-1955. Box 87, Folder 955
Nominations and Election Committee for NASW, Biographical Data on Candidates 1954-1955 Box 87, Folder 956 to 957
Note Information arranged alphabetically.
Nominations and Election Committee for NASW, Conduct of Election 1955 Box 87, Folder 958
Note Contains memoranda and minutes for committee of tellers, procedure for counting ballots, sample ballot, time schedule for election, and final report of nominations and elections committee re conduct of election.
Inventory, Records and Office Procedures Committee for NASW 1955 Box 87, Folder 959
Note Minutes, reports, and recommendations.
Personnel Practices for National Office Staff, Committee on 1955 Box 87, Folder 960
Note Minutes, report, and recommendations re national office policy and procedures for closing national offices of membership organizations.
Canadian Association of Social Workers 1953-1954 Box 87, Folder 961
Note Correspondence re TIAC and reaction of Canadian Association to reorganization and possibility of joining the organization in the United States.
Goldstine, Dora, Resolution on 1955 Box 87, Folder 962
Note Correspondence and TIAC resolution on former chairman’s death.
Social Work and Defense Mobilization 1950-1955 Box 87, Folder 963
Note Correspondence and report of TIAC re effective use of social work personnel in defense mobilization, and report of NASW and CSWE assuming functions of NCSWDM.
Press Releases on NASW 1955 Box 87, Folder 964
Note Reports on election of NASW officers and formation of a new social work association.
Final Report of TIAC Activities 1955 Box 87, Folder 965
Note Accumulated reports of the TIAC committees.
Constituent organizations  
American Association of Group Workers  
Box 87
AAGW, Correspondence 1955 Box 87, Folder 966
Note Materials dealing with the transition of national and local AAGW organization into the group work section of NASW. Prominent correspondents include Janet Korpela, Nathan Cohen, Joseph P. Anderson, and officials of TIAC and AAGW. Data on nominations for the new section’s committee.
AAGW, Reports 1955 Box 87, Folder 967
Note Listing of NASW personnel on the committee for organizing group work section, statement on content of group work practice, and notices of meetings.
American Association of Medical Social Workers  
Box 88
AAMSW, Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Correspondence 1948-1949 Box 88, Folder 968
Note Communications re formation of committee, appointment of AAMSW representatives on committee, and ideas AAMSW should press for in committee meetings. Correspondents include Dora Goldstine, Mary Blanche Moss, and Elizabeth Rice.
AAMSW, Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Minutes and Materials 1949 Box 88, Folder 969
Note Minutes and summary of AAMSW program and objectives for committee.
AAMSW, Committee on Inter-Association Structure, Reports 1947-1950 Box 88, Folder 970
Note Minutes of Conference on Proposals of Inter-Association Activities, report of relationship of associations’ relationship with AASSW, and review of scope and character of inter-association activities.
AAMSW, Correspondence 1949-1954 Box 88, Folder 971 to 972
Note Correspondence and memoranda re Association participation in TIAC.
AAMSW, TIAC Minutes and Materials 1950-1955 Box 88, Folder 973 to 975
Note Communications from TIAC and committees and AAMSW reaction to TIAC activities.
AAMSW, Special Committee on TIAC 1952-1953 Box 88, Folder 976
Note Report of committee to study results on questionnaire/opinion poll sent to local AAMSW chapters re TIAC, analysis of poll on TIAC report, and supplementary poll on TIAC future activities.
Box 89
AAMSW, Bylaws, Memorandum of Understanding, Certificate of Incorporation for NASW 1954-1955 Box 89, Folder 977
Note Copies of proposed NASW legislation and comments by AAMSW officials.
AAMSW, TIAC Planning Committee for NASW 1954-1955 Box 89, Folder 978 to 979
Note Minutes, statements, and correspondence re planning for NASW and reaction of AAMSW; statements on job descriptions from AAPSW and NASSW employment practices of AASW; and information on AAMSW office personnel.
AAMSW, TIAC Social Policy and Action Committee for NASW 1955 Box 89, Folder 980
Note Correspondence re AAMSW membership on committee and draft of general principles on health.
AAMSW, Vote on Approval of NASW 1955 Box 89, Folder 981
Note Material re elections for NASW.
American Association of Social Workers  
Box 89
AASW, Unification Attempts 1946-1955 Box 89, Folder 982
Note Documents illustrating attempts to discuss merger with other social work groups dating from 1946 AASW delegate conference, negotiations with AASSW re subject, national board recommendations re TIAC report, etc.
AASW, Executive Committee Resolution re Single Professional Organization 1951 Box 89, Folder 983
Note Correspondence and resolution of AASW executive committee re TIAG activities and discussion of continuing participation of AASW in TIAC.
AASW, National Board Decisions re TIAC 1950-1953 Box 89, Folder 984 to 985
Note Correspondence and reports re AASW relationship with TIAC, resolutions of 1951 AASW delegate assembly delegating authority to national board to negotiate with TIAC, questionnaires to chapters re AASW participation in TIAC, AASW resolution favoring invitation to ASCO to participate in TIAC, and appointment of Melvin Glasser as chairman of AASW delegation to TIAC.
AASW, Membership Comments on TIAC Report, "Plan for a Single New 1953 Box 89, Folder 986
Note Correspondence asked for clarification of national board resolutions re TIAC Report.
Box 90
AASW, Membership Comments on TIAC Report, "Plan for a Single New 1953 Box 90, Folder 987
Note Correspondence asked for clarification of national board resolutions re TIAC Report.
AASW, Delegate Assembly 1953 Box 90, Folder 988
Note Materials on actions taken by assembly on national board resolution re TIAC, national board recommendations re sections in NASW, action on inviting SWRG to TIAC, highlights of delegate assembly, and Melvin Glasser’s notes on presentation to delegate assembly on TIAC.
AASW, Bylaws, Memorandum of Understanding, Constitution and Constitutional Convention for NASW 1952-1955 Box 90, Folder 989
Note Statements on purpose, program, and structure of TIAC; suggested plans for constitutional convention; drafts of proposed legislation for NASW; and letter re legality of Council on Social Work Education by-laws.
AASW, Certificate of Incorporation for NASW 1953-1954 Box 90, Folder 990
Note Copy of certificate. Correspondence re AASW national board decision re TIAC legislation, as well as communications from AAPSW and AAGW.
Box legal 2
AASW Certificate of Incorporation for NASW  Box legal 2, Folder 51
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 90
AASW, Reports to National Board re TIAC 1954 Box 90, Folder 991
Note Reports re time schedule for establishing new association, progress report of TIAC.
AASW, General Correspondence 1953-1955 Box 90, Folder 992
Note Invitation extended to Melvin Glasser to represent AASW on TIAC, correspondence re national board decision on TIAC Report, reactions of other organizations to TIAC, and evaluation of Joseph P. Anderson as executive secretary of AASW.
AASW, TIAC Social Policy and Action Committee for NASW 1948-1955 Box 90, Folder 993
Note Correspondence, statements, reports, and minutes re formulation of policy statements for NASW; testimony of Katharine Lenroot on child welfare; statement by APWA re social policy and action; and list of social issues and legislation.
AASW, TIAC Local Chapter Organization Committee for NASW 1952-1955 Box 90, Folder 994
Note Statements, minutes, reports, and correspondence dealing with preparation for local organization of NASW; Glasser speech notes re AASW local chapter organization; compilation of chapter information from all member organizations.
Box Legal 2
AASW, TIAC Local Chapter Organization Committee for NASW  Box Legal 2, Folder 52
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 90
AASW, TIAC Relationship with Other Organizations Committee for NASW 1952-1953 Box 90, Folder 995
Note Reports and minutes re ASCO participation in TIAC, statement of principles and recommended criteria governing AASW affiliation with other organizations, and relationship with AAMSW, Canadian Association of Social Workers, NCSWDM, and CSWE.
AASW, TIAC Planning Committee for NASW 1953-1955 Box 90, Folder 996
Note Consists largely of minutes, but includes some correspondence and reports to presidents, AASW instructions re plans for single organization and timetable for action, and summary of inter-association activity leading to NASW.
Box Legal 2
AASW, TIAC Social Policy and Action Committee for NASW  Box Legal 2, Folder 53
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 90
AASW, TIAC Publications Committee for NASW 1954-1955 Box 90, Folder 997
Note Minutes, report, and recommendations of committee, and summary of information re publication committees of constituent members of TIAC.
Box 91
AASW Organization and Transition Committee 1953-1955 Box 91, Folder 998 to 999
Note Correspondence, reports, and minutes re procedure for transition from AASW to NASW; material re membership corporations law in New York State; referendum and work schedule of new organization; and policy and procedure certifying AASW members in NASW.
AASW, Papers on Planning for a Single Organization (Glasser) 1950-1955 Box 91, Folder 1000 to 1001
Note Compilation by Melvin Glasser of important materials tracing formation of NASW through committee on inter-association structure and TIAC.
Box Legal 2
AASW, Papers on Planning for a Single Organization (Glasser)  Box Legal 2, Folder 52
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 91
AASW, Speech Notes for "A Single Professional Organization" (Glasser) 1954-1955 Box 91, Folder 1002
Note Speech notes of Melvin Glasser for meetings of local chapters of AASW re TIAC and NASW.
AASW, Journal Article, "Development of the Movement for a Single Professional Association," (Glasser) 1955 Box 91, Folder 1003
Note Correspondence and rough draft of article by Melvin Glasser for the last issue of Social Work Journal .
Association for the Study of Community Organization  
Box 91
ASCO, Correspondence 1951-1955 Box 91, Folder 1004 to 1006
Note Correspondence between ASCO officials and TIAC officials re ASCO’s participation in TIAC and problems in the dissolution of ASCO. Chief correspondents are Ernest B. Harper, Irene Conrad, and Philip E. Ryan.
Box Legal 2
ASCO, Correspondence  Box Legal 2, Folder 53
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Record group 9. National Committee on Social Work in Defense Mobilization (NCSWDM) 1950-1955 ([2.2 linear feet. Folders 1375-1430 and legal folders 57-61])  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Created in 1950 by five national professional social work associations to address the need for maximum concentration of social work services during the Korean War period. The committee disbanded in 1955 when its functions were assumed by the newly-formed National Association of Social Workers. In 1950, five national social work organizations created the National Committee on Social Work in Defense Mobilization (NCSWDM) to address the need for maximum concentration of social work services during the Korean War period. The organizations were the American Association of Group Workers, the American Association of Medical Social Workers, the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers, the American Association of Social Workers and the National Association of School Social Workers. Liaison representatives from the National Social Welfare Assembly and the Council on Social Work Education (at first, the American Association of Schools of Social Work) also participated. The Committee on Inter-Association Structure, which had been recently formed to investigate ways to coordinate activities of national social work organizations, could not undertake the additional task of dealing with governmental and non-governmental agencies in a national defense emergency. Building on the experience of the Wartime Committee on Personnel, a similar cooperative effort during the Second World War, the NCSDM concentrated on a number of issues – the role of social work in national defense on both civil and military levels, the development of needed social welfare services in military and in defense-affected communities, the utilization of manpower, and recruitment for the social work profession.The National Committee on Social Work in Defense Mobilization was financed by the United Defense Fund (UDF) from 1951-1955 and was one of fourteen organizations comprising the United Community Defense Services. The American Association of Social Workers served as the Committee's fiscal agent. The various chairmen of the Committee were William Kirk, Ethel Ginsburg, Frank J. Hertel, and Harold Roberts. Evelyn F. Cooper served as vice-chairman and Joseph P. Anderson succeeded Ethel Ginsburg as treasurer-secretary. Mrs. Cathryn S. Guyler was appointed executive secretary in January, 1952, and remained in that position until termination of the Committee in September 1955, when the activities of NCSWDM were assumed by the National Association of Social Workers.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: There are four sections to this collection, the first being organizational papers (folders 1375-1405), followed by one dealing with liaison activities between the social welfare profession and various public and private agencies and organizations related to the national defense effort (folders 1406-1419). The third part is devoted to the Committee's services to individuals (folders 1420-1426), and the last, to the relationship of NCSWDM with the United Community Defense Services (folders 1427-1430). The arrangement of the first section reflects the organization and activities of the Committee; the last three are alphabetical. A list of publications removed from the NCSWDM section and placed in the Center's pamphlet collection in included in the appendix.
Box 119
Historical Data 1944-1955 Box 119, Folder 1375
Note Correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, and financial statements re origins of NCSWDM.
Box Legal 2
Historical Data 1944-1955 Box Legal 2, Folder 57
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 119
Full Committee Reports 1950-1955 Box 119, Folder 1376 to 1377
Note Minutes of meetings of representatives from the participating associations: AAGW, AAMSW, AAPSW, AASW, and NASSW.
Box 120
Committee Meetings with Presidents of the Member Associations 1952-1955 Box 120, Folder 1378
Note Minutes.
Executive Committee, Minutes 1952-1955  Box 120, Folder 1379
Note Minutes and draft of letter to Nathan Cohen, president-elect of the National Association of Social Workers, requesting that NASW assume NCSWDM activities.
Steering Committee, Minutes 1952-1955 Box 120, Folder 1380
Civil Defense Subcommittee 1953-1954 Box 120, Folder 1381
Note Material on role of social workers in civil defense, setting up local organizations of health and welfare services in time of emergency, and need for civil defense (folder incomplete).
Planning Subcommittee 1954 Box 120, Folder 1382
Note Minutes and material on the possibility of study of social work in relation to the armed forces.
Recruitment Subcommittee 1955 Box 120, Folder 1383
Note Brief folder re funds.
Rules and Procedures Subcommittee 1952 Box 120, Folder 1384
Note Includes a statement covering purposes and goals of NCSWDM.
Termination Subcommittee 1955 Box 120, Folder 1385
Note Minutes re meeting of representatives of TIAC and NGSWDM discussing continuance of NCSWDM activities under NASW.
"Military Defense and Social Welfare" 1955 Box 120, Folder 1386
Note First draft of a report by Elizabeth Wickenden. Includes comments and criticisms of the report.
"Military Program and Social Work" 1952-1955 Box 120, Folder 1387 to 1389
Note Correspondence, reports, and comments on and criticisms of Elizabeth Wickenden’s report by social work leaders as well as by military men involved in social work.
Box Legal 2
Military Program and Social Work—Outline for Statement, Comments and Criticism 1952-1955 Box Legal 2, Folder 58
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 120
Doctors Draft Bill 1950-1953 Box 120, Folder 1390
Note Correspondence and clippings re Public Law 779 ("Doctors and Dentists Draft Bill") as applicable to social workers in the armed forces.
Recruitment: Activities 1953-1955 Box 120, Folder 1391
Note Correspondence re advice on recruitment methods for social work.
Recruitment: Display 1955 Box 120, Folder 1392
Recruitment: Publications and Reports 1950-1955 Box 120, Folder 1393
Note Memoranda, recruitment literature, and some correspondence re recruitment activities of social work profession as well as of NCSWDM.
Box Legal 2
Recruitment, Publications and Reports 1950-1955 Box Legal 2, Folder 59
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 121
Personnel 1952-1955 Box 121, Folder 1394
Note Confirmation of Cathryn S. Guyler as executive secretary of NCSWDM; statements on job qualifications and responsibilities and personnel policies and practices.
Reports, Releases, and Memoranda 1951-1955 Box 121, Folder 1395 to 1400
Box Legal 2
Reports, Releases, and Memoranda 1951-1955 Box Legal 2, Folder 60
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 121
Finance: Contributions 1951 Box 121, Folder 1401
Note Correspondence re request to member organizations for contributions of funds to support NCSWDM.
Finance: Correspondence 1951-1955 Box 121, Folder 1402 to 1403
Note Correspondence and memoranda re financial budgeting and planning of NCSWDM. Principal correspondents are Ethel Ginsburg, Joseph P. Anderson, and John Moore, executive director of United Community Defense Services.
Box Legal 2
Finance, Correspondence 1951-1955 Box Legal 2, Folder 61
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 122
Finance: Monthly Financial Reports 1952-1955 Box 122, Folder 1404
Note Detailed information on financial budgeting and planning.
Termination 1953-1955 Box 122, Folder 1405
Note Minutes, memoranda, and correspondence re termination of NCSWDM and negotiations with TIAC and NASW to preserve the functions of NCSWDM.
Agencies and organizations  
Box 122
Air Force, Department of 1951-1955 Box 122, Folder 1406
Note Minutes, official reports, memoranda, and correspondence related to Committee activities in connection with Air Force headquarters, specific installations, and personnel practices.
Air Force: Lackland Air Force Base Project 1953-1954 Box 122, Folder 1407
Note Correspondence re personnel practices at Lackland Air Force Base Separation Center.
American National Red Cross 1951-1954 Box 122, Folder 1408
Note Memoranda and correspondence re withdrawal of American Red Cross social casework services in Army hospitals, replacement of Red Cross medical and psychiatric social workers, and developments within the Red Cross in relation to the military social work pro
Army, Department of 1950-1955 Box 122, Folder 1409 to 1410
Note Reports, symposium proceedings, memoranda, and correspondence related to Committee activities in connection with Army headquarters, specific installations, and personnel practices.
Army Legislation: HR 509, Colonels in Medical Services Corps 1954 Box 122, Folder 1411
Note Correspondence re legislation for additional colonels in MSC and positions then available to social workers, as well as medical benefits for dependents (known as medicare in the armed services).
Council on Social Work Education 1954-1955 Box 122, Folder 1412
Note Correspondence re recruitment for social work profession.
Defense Department 1950-1955 Box 122, Folder 1413
Note Correspondence re utilization and training of social workers in Array, and Military Adoption Boards in Germany.
Federal Civil Defense Administration 1953-1955 Box 122, Folder 1414
Note Correspondence showing Committee relationship to federal civil defense program, and matters of mutual concern between FCDA and NCSWDM; material on preparation of a pamphlet discussing the role of social workers in civil defense.
Box 123
National Social Welfare Assembly, Committee on Services to Armed Forces and Veterans 1953-1955 Box 123, Folder 1415
Note Minutes, correspondence, report on the military situation, and a list of activities and problems of organizations involved in defense program.
National Social Welfare Assembly, Conference on Emergency Community Needs 1951-1954 Box 123, Folder 1416
Note Agendas and minutes of special meeting of NSWA to discuss cooperation of social welfare agencies and the military, and an inventory of national emergency needs and services.
Navy, Department of 1951-1955 Box 123, Folder 1417
Note Correspondence related to activities in connection with Naval headquarters, specific installations, and personnel practices.
Schools of Social Work 1954-1955 Box 123, Folder 1418
Note Correspondence re NCSWDM questionnaire sent to schools of social work re students’ draft eligibility and reserve status.
Services to individuals  
Box 123
Selective Service 1951-1954 Box 123, Folder 1419
Note Statements, memoranda, and correspondence chiefly concerned with requests for deferment of social work students and officer classification of social work graduates.
Assignment and Aid Information on Social Work in the Armed Forces 1950-1953 Box 123, Folder 1420 to 1421
Note Chiefly correspondence gathering information about armed forces and social work and dispensing said information to interested people and agencies.
Correspondence with Social Workers Serving in the Armed Forces 1951-1955 Box 123, Folder 1422
Note Summary of information services to social workers re military social work, programs, policies, and procedures. Includes a partial list of correspondents .
Social Workers and Military Service 1951-1955 Box 123, Folder 1423 to 1425
Note Correspondence re problems of social workers in military service.
Box 124
Social Workers and Military Service 1951-1955 Box 124, Folder 1426
Note Continued from previous box
United Community Defense Services  
Box 124
United Community Defense Services, Agreements 1951-1952 Box 124, Folder 1427
Note Correspondence re initiation of NCSWDM as a participating organization in UCDS.
United Community Defense Services, Program 1952-1955 Box 124, Folder 1428
Note Correspondence, memoranda, and service reports showing relationship with United Defense fund and reports of NCSWDM activities as a member of UCDS.
United Community Defense Services, Selected Reports 1952-1955. Box 124, Folder 1429 to 1430
Record group 10. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 1955-1970 ()  
Biographical/History note HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was established in October, 1955, following five years of careful planning by the Temporary Inter-Association Council (TIAC). Seven organizations – American Association of Social Workers (AASW), American Association of Medical Social Workers (AAMSW), National Association of School Social Workers (NASSW), American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (AAPSW), American Association of Group Workers UAW Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO), and Social Work Research Group (SWRG) – merged to form the NASW. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was established in October, 1955, following five years of careful planning by the Temporary Inter-Association Council (TIAC). Seven organizations – American Association of Social Workers (AASW), American Association of Medical Social Workers (AAMSW), National Association of School Social Workers (NASSW), American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (AAPSW), American Association of Group Workers UAW Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO), and Social Work Research Group (SWRG) – merged to form the NASW. At the time the predecessor organizations united, provision was made for an analysis of NASW after the first five-year period of operation. A committee for the purpose of review of NASW's structure was formed and the delegate assembly adopted its final report and recommendations in 1963; the changes went into effect on July 1, 1963. The papers of this review of structure give the best description of the format of the current organization (folders 1067l-1078. See the organization chart for the present structure of NASW in David G. French's "Professional Organization," Encyclopedia of Social Work, 15th ed., 1965, p. 577.).The records of NASW deal with approximately the first five years of the organization and the process of transition to the present professional organization of social workers. Records of the actual formation and organization of NASW can be found in the papers of the Temporary Inter-Association Council.
Note SCOPE AND CONTENT: There are two divisions of the NASW papers. The first (folders 1007-1079) represents the broad scope of the national organization's activities during its initial phase of operation and includes papers of the delegate assemblies, plans for certification of social workers, and material on personnel standards and practices, social work practice, and review of NASW structure.
The second division (folders 1080-1374) comprises the papers of the five NASW sections that were formed to continue the specializations of the predecessor organizations. The sections were group work, medical social work, psychiatric social work, social work research, and school social work. The records are arranged alphabetically by section, except that those of the social work research section precede the school social work section in accordance with its position on the organization charts of the Temporary Inter-Association council. Although each section is represented nominally in the present holdings, the medical social work section is more nearly complete.
The medical social work section (folders 1081-1355) has been arranged to show continuity between the section and its predecessor, the American Association of Medical Social Workers. Therefore, papers illustrating the relationship between the national organization and the medical social work section have been placed first (folders 1081-1087), followed by those of the section itself. Within the latter part are represented the activities of section chairmen (folders 1091-1093), committees (folders 1094-1152), joint committees (folders 1153-1218), consultants an education, practice, and recruitment (folders 1220-1324), relations with other organizations related to social work (folders 1325-1345), regional and chapter organization (folders 1346-1354), and finances (folder 1355). The arrangement of each division can best be seen by use of the folder inventory.
Because the formal operation of NASW began on October 1, 1955, this date was used as a guideline in separating those papers of the predecessor organizations that overlapped the period of transition. However, in the NASW papers, one will discover instances where some of the papers may predate the formation of NASW; in most cases this has been done by necessity to preserve continuity.
Delegate assemblies  
1956 Delegate Assembly  
Box 92
Delegate Mailings 1956 Box 92, Folder 1007
Note Material sent to delegates.
Handbook 1956 Box 92, Folder 1008
Note Material handed out to delegates.
Report and Evaluation of Delegate Assembly 1956 Box 92, Folder 1009
1958 Delegate Assembly  
Box 92
Workbooks 1957-1958 Box 92, Folder 1010
Note Correspondence re distribution of delegate assembly workbooks I and II to chapters.
Report 1958 Box 92, Folder 1011
Note Report by executive director and copy of resolutions approved by assembly.
1960 Delegate Assembly  
Box 92
Correspondence and memoranda 1958-1960 Box 92, Folder 1012
Note Memoranda and correspondence re discussion material for assembly, i.e., voluntary certification; list of official delegates.
Correspondence 1959-1960 Box 92, Folder 1013
Note Correspondence.
NASW News—Special Delegate Assembly Issue 1959-1960 Box 92, Folder 1014
Note Correspondence re special edition.
Chapter Statements re Topics for Discussion at Delegate Assembly 1960 Box 92, Folder 1015
Note Correspondence re national voluntary certification between chapters and national organization.
Publicity 1960 Box 92, Folder 1016
Note Press releases and correspondence re publicity.
Jane Addams Centennial 1960 Box 92, Folder 1017
Note Official folder for delegates.
Certification of social workers  
National Voluntary Certification Plan  
Box 92
Southern Minnesota Projects 1957-1959 Box 92, Folder 1018
Note Correspondence and reports re drafting of policy statements on regulation of social work by the Southern Minnesota Chapter.
Reports 1958-1960 Box 92, Folder 1019
Note Reports and memoranda re steps toward certification; announcement of Academy of Certified Social Workers.
Correspondence re NASW Implementation 1958-1961 Box 92, Folder 1020
Note Correspondence re proposed regulation of practice for NASW members and schedule for implementation of certification.
Chapter Reports 1959 Box 92, Folder 1021 to 1022
Note Chapter reaction to certification.
Box 93
Chapter Reports 1959 Box 93, Folder 1023
Note Continued from previous box
Correspondence re Operation 1961-1962 Box 93, Folder 1024 to 1025
Note Correspondence re Academy of Certified Social Workers.
Commission on Personnel Standards and Practices  
Box 93
Meetings 1955-1963 Box 93, Folder 1026 to 1027
Note Minutes.
Correspondence re Meetings 1961-1963 Box 93, Folder 1028
Note Routine correspondence.
NASW Personnel Information—Preliminary Study 1956-1957 Box 93, Folder 1029
Note Correspondence and memoranda of joint committee of NASW and Social Work Vocational Bureau re job information service.
NASW Personnel Information—Advisory Committee 1956-1959 Box 93, Folder 1030
Note Correspondence and memoranda appointing committee to oversee job information service.
Development of Civil Rights Statement 1955-1957 Box 93, Folder 1031
Note Correspondence, memoranda, and reports re rewriting civil rights statement.
Box 94
Development of Code of Ethics 1956-1961 Box 94, Folder 1032
Note Minutes of NASW Chicago area chapter committee project proposing code of ethics; report to delegate assembly.
Basic Documents 1957-1961 Box 94, Folder 1033
Note Statements on legal regulation, retirements, and code of ethics.
"Policies and Procedures in Membership Administration" 1959 Box 94, Folder 1034
Note Manual in draft form.
Revised Procedures, Unethical Conduct 1960-1961 Box 94, Folder 1035
Note Correspondence and reports re ACSW and procedure re unethical behavior of members.
Procedural Documents re Social Work Ethics ca. 1961 Box 94, Folder 1036
Note Documents re standards of personnel practices, complaints involving violations of social work personnel practices, etc.
Handbook for Chapter Chairmen, 1961 Box 94, Folder 1037
Selection and Preparation of Certain Teaching Materials, Subcommittee 1957-1962 Box 94, Folder 1038
Note Minutes, correspondence re subcommittee study of social work ethics and violations for use in teaching.
Commission on Social Work Practice  
Box 94
Commission on Social Work Practice 1955-1963 Box 94, Folder 1039
Note final reports of TIAC on NASW program; assignments of personnel to commission on practice.
General 1956-1961 Box 94, Folder 1040
Note Minutes and reports of sections and subcommittees re social work practice.
Memoranda from Chairman 1956-1962 Box 94, Folder 1041
Note Harriett Bartlett’s memoranda re commission and its projects.
Box 95
Policy and Planning Committee, General 1955-1963 Box 95, Folder 1042 to 1043
Note Correspondence, memoranda, agendas, minutes, and position statements re development of research proposal to study social work practice.
Policy and Planning Committee, Correspondence 1958-1959 Box 95, Folder 1044
Note Correspondence re appointment of members, committee structure and composition, and meeting attendance of the committee.
Policy and Planning Committee, Comments 1959-1962 Box 95, Folder 1045
Note Correspondence and memoranda re proposal for social work practice research and conceptual framework for study.
Development of a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Social Work Practice (Blenkner-Carter Project) 1959-1960 Box 95, Folder 1046
Note Minutes, reports, draft of proposal for study, and memorandum of understandings re project.
Blenkner-Carter Project 1957-1958 Box 95, Folder 1047
Note Correspondence and proposed statements re research for development of methodology and instruments to study social work practice; comments on research proposal by members of commission, main correspondents include Margaret Blenkner, Genevieve W. Carter, Bertram Beck, and Harriett Bartlett.
Blenkner-Carter Project, Fund Raising 1958 Box 95, Folder 1048
Note Correspondence requesting funds for project.
Working Definition, Golden Gate Chapter Project 1958-1960 Box 95, Folder 1049
Note Exploratory study by chapter on social work practice and its report on final results.
Working Definition, Original Statements 1956-1959 Box 95, Folder 1050
Note Minutes and statements on definition by Harriett Bartlett, William E. Gordon, and committee members.
Working Definition, Chapters’ Reactions 1958-1960 Box 95, Folder 1051
Note Correspondence illustrating reactions to draft of working definition.
Working Definition, Subcommittee Correspondence 1959-1962 Box 95, Folder 1052
Note Correspondence re committee membership, minutes, and revision of definition.
Box 96
Working Definition, Subcommittee Reports 1959-1962. Box 96, Folder 1053
Working Definition, Memoranda 1960-1962 Box 96, Folder 1054
Note Pre-meeting memoranda, progress reports re working definition, and report to commission.
Trends, Issues, and Priorities Committee, Minutes, Reports, and Position Statements 1956-1961 Box 96, Folder 1055 to 1056
Note Minutes; reports; memoranda; correspondence; preliminary statements on delinquency and crime, supervision, and various aspects of social work practice; and comments by chapters on statements.
Trends, Issues, and Priorities Committee, Statement on Prevention and Treatment 1959-1961 Box 96, Folder 1057
Note Routine correspondence and reports.
Trends, Issues, and Priorities Committee, Consensus Statements 1962-1963 Box 96, Folder 1058
Note Correspondence and chapter responses to consensus statements.
Ad Hoc Committee on Nomenclature 1956-1959 Box 96, Folder 1059
Note Correspondence re formation and assignment of committee.
Private Practice, Commission Report 1959-1961 Box 96, Folder 1060
Note Correspondence, reports, and statements.
Private Practice Special Committee 1963 Box 96, Folder 1061
Note Memoranda and correspondence re establishment of communications between private practice and NASW to explore ways to administer private practice procedure.
Value-Goals Project 1958-1959 Box 96, Folder 1062
Note Background report prior to study of inconsistencies between social work activities and social work values.
Chapter Program Reports 1956-1960 Box 96, Folder 1063
Note Minutes of NASW Southern Minnesota chapter re social work practice committees of chapter and comments on national activities in the field of practice; routine correspondence.
Chapter Program Inquiries 1956-1963 Box 96, Folder 1064
Note Correspondence re development of social work practice committees and/or activities by local chapters.
Box 97
Chapter Program, Loan Folder 1958-1960 Box 97, Folder 1065
Note Depository central file containing reports, minutes, and correspondence of local NASW chapters’ activity in the field of social work practice.
Chapter Program, Requests for Loan Folder 1956-1961 Box 97, Folder 1066
Note Correspondence.
Committee on Review of NASW Structure  
Box 97
Operational Memoranda 1956-1960 Box 97, Folder 1067
Note Memoranda re plan for structure review, committee membership, formation of task forces, and setting up priorities for program review.
Agendas and Materials 1958-1961. Box 97, Folder 1068 to 1069
Minutes 1958-1960. Box 97, Folder 1070 to 1071
Task Forces’ Minutes and Reports 1958-1960 Box 97, Folder 1072
Note Reports and recommendations of steering committee, plan for structure review, and membership listing of task forces.
Box 98
Interim Report 1961-1962 Box 98, Folder 1073
Note Correspondence with members of central review committee and material on distribution of report and chapter reactions to it.
Material from NASW Sections, Chapters, Commissions, and Individuals 1956-1962 Box 98, Folder 1074
Note Correspondence re structure review, procedure manual of psychiatric social work section, statement on interim report, and material on relations with the Council on Social Work Education.
Section Comments 1961 Box 98, Folder 1075
Note Correspondence and reports from sections re interim report.
Excerpts Folder 1961-1962 Box 98, Folder 1076
Note Excerpted comments re structure review from individuals and chapters for committee and staff use.
Final Reports 1962 Box 98, Folder 1077
Letters of Appreciation 1962 Box 98, Folder 1078
Note Correspondence with central review committee and task forces.
Committee on Review of NASW Structure, Revision of Bylaws 1962-1943 Box 98, Folder 1079
Note Correspondence re chapter reaction.
Group Work Section  
Box 98
Reports 1956 Box 98, Folder 1080
Note Lists of NASW personnel, statement on content of group work practice, and notices of meetings.
Medical Social Work Section  
Correspondence and reports  
Box 98
NASW Board of Directors Correspondence 1955-1956 Box 98, Folder 1081
Note Correspondence re transition from American Association of Medical Social Workers to National Association of Social Workers’ medical social work section.
Correspondence with NASW 1955-1956. Box 98, Folder 1082
Box 99
Correspondence with NASW Sections 1955-1956. Box 99, Folder 1083
Communication from NASW Commissions 1955-1956 Box 99, Folder 1084
Note Communiques from the commissions on social work education, social action and policy, and personnel standards, practices, and interpretation.
Correspondence with NASW Committees 1955-1956 Box 99, Folder 1085
Note Memoranda and correspondence on publications, public relations, nominations, membership, finance, and chapter organization and administration.
NASW Chapter Services 1955-1956 Box 99, Folder 1086
Note Chapter Service Packet for Chapter Chairmen, recruitment material available from Council on Social Work Education.
Information on NASW—Reference 1956-1958 Box 99, Folder 1087
Note Information on formation and functions of NASW for use by section staff.
Correspondence, General 1955-1957 Box 99, Folder 1088 to 1090
Note Correspondence re operation of section, Dora Goldstine memorial lectures, and tributes to Irene Grant and Kathleen Allen. Main correspondents include Mary Hemmy, Edith Alt, Addie Thomas, and Catherine Purcell.
Correspondence re Personnel Recruiting for Hospitals 1955-1956  Box 99, Folder 1091
Note Correspondence re recommendations by section executives for placement of medical social work personnel.
Reports of Chairman 1958-1962 Box 99, Folder 1092
Note Reports of section chairmen: Eleanor Cockerill, Helen E. Woods, and Eleanor Barnett.
Box 99
Chairman’s Conference 1958 Box 99, Folder 1093
Note Proceedings of conference held in Chicago (February, 1958) to discuss the philosophy, purpose, and program of the section.
Box 100
Administrative Committee 1955-1956 Box 100, Folder 1094
Note Minutes of the committee and budgets of the section.
Executive Committee, Chairman’s Notes 1955-1956 Box 100, Folder 1095 to 1096
Note Mary Poole’s correspondence, memoranda, and notes re executive committee meetings.
Education Committee, Correspondence, General 1955-1956 Box 100, Folder 1097
Note Correspondence re use of grant funds and study of medical social work education; policy statement on approval of committee reports.
Education Committee, Minutes and Reports 1955-1963. Box 100, Folder 1098 to 1099
Education Committee, Special Committee Meetings 1958-1960 Box 100, Folder 1100
Note Proceedings of meetings evolving from chairman’s conference to discuss the professional education program of schools of social work.
Education Committee, Description of Practice Subcommittee 1955-1958 Box 100, Folder 1101
Note Memoranda and reports re "Description of Medical Social Work Practice.’
Education Committee, Field Work Subcommittee 1958-1959 Box 100, Folder 1102
Note Report of "Pilot Study of Second Year Medical Social Fieldwork.’
Education Committee, Scholarship Subcommittee 1962-1963 Box 100, Folder 1103
Note Minutes and reports on activities of subcommittee.
Education Committee, Study Committee on Concepts 1954-1960. Box 100, Folder 1104
Education Committee, Teaching Medical Students 1955-1956 Box 100, Folder 1105
Note Correspondence re participation of social workers in training medical students.
Education Committee, Teaching of Social Component in Hospital Administration Subcommittee 1956 Box 100, Folder 1106
Note Final Report.
Education Committee: Council on Social Work Education, Correspondence 1955-1956 Box 100, Folder 1107
Note Correspondence and data re relationship with CSWE and study of medical social work curriculum.
Education Committee: Council on Social Work Education, Accreditation Commission 1955-1956 Box 100, Folder 1108
Note Reports and correspondence re review of medical social work curriculum
Education Committee: Council on Social Work Education, Consultation Services 1955-1958 Box 100, Folder 1109
Note Reports and correspondence re council of delegates (CSWE) and educational consultants’ services.
International Exchange of Social Workers Committee 1955-1959 Box 100, Folder 1110
Note Reports and correspondence re placement and international exchange of social workers. Main correspondents are Mary Hemmy and Theodate Soule.
Interpretation Committee, Reports 1956-1960 Box 100, Folder 1111
Box 101
Local Section Program Committee 1955-1963 Box 101, Folder 1112
Note Reports, memoranda, and correspondence re the study of local medical social work sections’ programs.
Membership Committee 1955-1959 Box 101, Folder 1113
Note Reports, membership statistics, and material on revision of membership requirements.
National Conference on Social Welfare Program, Committee on 1955-1962 Box 101, Folder 1114 to 1115
Note Correspondence and memoranda re arrangments for medical section meetings at the National Conference.
Nominating Committee 1955-1956 Box 101, Folder 1116
Note Correspondence and memoranda re nominations for medical social work section and NASW.
Practice Committee, Correspondence, General 1955-1956 Box 101, Folder 1117
Note Correspondence re Army social services and committee budget, report on studies in medical social work section, and draft revision of statement on policies and procedures of committee.
Practice Committee, Minutes and Reports 1955-1953 Box 101, Folder 1118 to 1120
Note Minutes of committee and reports from chairmen of committees and subcommittees.
Practice Committee, Case Records Subcommittee 1955-1956 Box 101, Folder 1121
Note Correspondence re notice of meetings.
Practice Committee, Contribution of Other Professions in Care of Patient 1956 Box 101, Folder 1122
Note Correspondence.
Practice Committee, Contribution of Medical Social Workers to Professional Team 1956 Box 101, Folder 1123
Note Correspondence.
Practice Committee, Medical Social Work Participation in Program Planning 1959 Box 101, Folder 1124
Note Report: "Some Considerations Regarding Studies of Medical Social Work Participation in Policy Making and Program Planning in the Agency and Participation in Community Planning."
Practice Committee, Outline for Study of Practice Subcommittee ca. 1960 Box 101, Folder 1125
Note Questionnaire for study of medical social practice, outline for study of practice (Harriett Bartlett, Mary Hemmy, and Margaret Shutz), and results of 1960 questionnaire.
Practice Committee, Professional and Non-Professional Aspects Subcommittee 1955 Box 101, Folder 1126
Note Correspondence re use of aides for social workers.
Box 102
Practice Committee, Rehabilitation Subcommittee 1955-1957 Box 102, Folder 1127
Note Correspondence re development of a statement on medical social worker in rehabilitation, minutes reports, and questionnaire.
Practice Committee, "Social Worker’s Responsibility to Select" [sic] Subcommittee 1959-1960 Box 102, Folder 1128
Note Reports re preparation of a statement establishing professional controls and guidelines over social work services and decisions.
Practice Committee, Statement of Standards Subcommittee 1955-1960 Box 102, Folder 1129
Note Correspondence and reports re development of a statement on standards for social service departments in hospitals issued by the medical and psychiatric social work sections.
Practice Committee, Statistics Subcommittee 1956-1963 Box 102, Folder 1130
Note Correspondence and reports re statistical system to record medical social work services, including "Social Work in Medical Settings.’
Practice Committee, Working with Others Subcommittee 1955-1956 Box 102, Folder 1131
Note Correspondence and pilot study re inter-disciplinary conferences ("Medical Social Contributions, Objectives, Principles, Techniques and factors in the One to One Patient-Centered Conference with Another Professional Person").
Practice Committee, Plan Extension of Pilot Study, Ad Hoc Committee 1957 Box 102, Folder 1132
Note Memoranda and reports re extension of study into inter-professional conferences.
Practice Committee, Key Questions in Medical Social Work Practice, Ad Hoc Committee 1958 Box 102, Folder 1133
Note Minutes.
Practice Committee, Criteria for Evaluating Social Service Departments in 1958 Box 102, Folder 1134
Note Memoranda .
Practice Committee, Definition of Medical Social Work Position 1956 Box 102, Folder 1135
Note Correspondence and report. Principal correspondent is Celia B. Moss.
Practice Committee, Staffing Patterns 1958-1959 Box 102, Folder 1136
Note Correspondence.
Practice Committee, Reports 1958 Box 102, Folder 1137
Note Eleanor E. Cockerill, "The Life Process Continuum as a Frame of Reference for the Further Delineation and Analysis of Social Work Practice in Health, Medical Care and Rehabilitation Settings"; Harriett Bartlett, "Characteristics of Medical Social Work: Tentative Discussion" and "Essentials of Medical Social Work as a Held of Social Work Practice: Comprehensive Description and Analysis" (preliminary outline).
Program Development Committee 1955-1956 Box 102, Folder 1138
Note Correspondence.
Publications Committee, Correspondence, General 1955-1956 Box 102, Folder 1139
Note Correspondence re expenses, organization of the committee, responsibilities of the section editor, and other routine matters.
Publications Committee, Minutes and Memoranda 1956-1959. Box 102, Folder 1140
Publications Committee, Newsletter 1955-1956 Box 102, Folder 1141
Note Correspondence re format of newsletter and copy for it.
Publications Committee, Reprints 1957-1958, 1962 Box 102, Folder 1142
Note Correspondence re search for reprintable material and request for dismissal of committee.
Recruitment Committee, Correspondence 1956-1960 Box 102, Folder 1143
Note Correspondence re recruitment on state and local level, plans for recruitment, foreign exchange programs, and scholarships for social workers.
Recruitment Committee, Minutes 1955-1960. Box 102, Folder 1144
Recruitment Committee, Advisory Committee 1956 Box 102, Folder 1145
Note Minutes.
Box 103
Recruitment Committee, Reports 1955-1956. Box 103, Folder 1146
Recruitment Committee, National Recruitment Workshop 1955-1957 Box 103, Folder 1147
Note Agenda and proceedings of workshops sponsored by the section’s recruitment committee.
Recruitment Committee, Regional Workshops 1958-1959 Box 103, Folder 1148
Note Agendas and list of participants for workshops.
Recruitment Committee, "Follow-up of Referrals of College Students to Medical Social Workers" 1959 Box 103, Folder 1149
Note Manuscript written by Anne Shyne.
Social Policy and Action Committee 1955-1956 Box 103, Folder 1150
Note Correspondence.
Relationships of Medical Workers with Agencies and Associations in the Fields of Health, Medical Care and Rehabilitation, Ad Hoc Committee 1958-1959 Box 103, Folder 1151
Note Minutes, correspondence, and memoranda.
Section Committees Rotation and Tenure, Ad Hoc Committee 1960 Box 103, Folder 1152
Note Recommendations of committee.
Joint Committee with American Hospital Association, Correspondence and Minutes 1955-1963 Box 103, Folder 1153 to 1154
Note Agendas, reports, minutes, and correspondence re joint study and AHA institute. Main correspondents include Sarah Hardwicke and Mary Hemmy.
Joint Committee with American Hospital Association, AHA Institute 1955-1963 Box 103, Folder 1155
Note Correspondence and materials re institutes and medical social work section participation.
Joint Committee with American Hospital Association, Definition of Medical Social Work 1957 Box 103, Folder 1156
Note Statements and suggestions on definition of medical social work.
Box 104
Joint Committee with American Hospital Association, "Social Workers in General and Tuberculosis Hospitals" 1955-1956 Box 104, Folder 1157 to 1158
Note Correspondence re study and draft of study.
Joint Committee with American Hospital Association, "Social Work in Hospitals" 1956 Box 104, Folder 1159 to 1160
Note Draft and revisions of study undertaken by AHA and medical social work section; the study was financed by the U.S. Public Health Service.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Correspondence 1955-1958 Box 104, Folder 1161
Note Routine correspondence re continuation of study of joint committee with psychiatric section. Principal correspondent is Grace White.
Box Legal 2
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education  Box Legal 2, Folder 56
Note Legal-length items separated from previous folder
Box 104
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Correspondence-Committee Members 1956-1958 Box 104, Folder 1162
Note Correspondence with members re meetings and appointment to committee and resource material from the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Minutes 1954-1959 Box 104, Folder 1163 to 1164
Note Minutes and correspondence re formulation of study questionnaire, list of participants, and reports of the committee.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Survey Questionnaire 1955 Box 104, Folder 1165
Note Card file made from 1955 questionnaire.
Box 105
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Survey Questionnaire Bibliography 1955-1957 Box 105, Folder 1166
Note Bibliographies on social workers’ participation in medical education.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Survey Questionnaire Correspondence 1955-1956 Box 105, Folder 1167
Note Correspondence and results of questionnaire from preliminary survey.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Survey Questionnaire Responses re Meetings 1955-1957 Box 105, Folder 1168
Note List of social workers involved in medical school teaching and summary of replies to questions on topics for regional meetings re medical education and social worker participation.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Region Responses to Participation in Study 1955 Box 105, Folder 1169
Note List of regions for the 1955 survey and responses to regional meetings on social workers’ participation in medical education.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Outline of Study 1955-1958 Box 105, Folder 1170
Note Schedule for reporting social workers’ participation in first and second year undergraduate medical curriculum and drafts and final copy of study questionnaire.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Organization 1956-1957 Box 105, Folder 1171
Note Correspondence re follow-up of 1955 preliminary study on the regional level and plans for the future course of the study,
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Residency Training 1955-1956 Box 105, Folder 1172
Note Replies to questionnaires re medical social workers’ participation in residency training. Arranged alphabetically by state.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, National Conference on Social Welfare Meetings 1956-1958 Box 105, Folder 1173
Note Correspondence re joint meeting with psychiatric social workers at NCSW to study participation in medical education.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Finances 1956-1957 Box 105, Folder 1174
Note Correspondence about the committee’s budget.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Questionnaire, Subcommittee on Contents, Correspondence 1955-1959 Box 105, Folder 1175 to 1176
Note Routine correspondence.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Questionnaire, Subcommittee on Content 1955-1958 Box 105, Folder 1177
Note Drafts and revisions of questionnaires for survey.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Questionnaire, Trial-run 1957 Box 105, Folder 1178
Note Preliminary sampling for survey questionnaire.
Box 106
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Regional Committee of Social Workers Participating in Medical Education 1957-1959 Box 106, Folder 1179
Note Minutes and correspondence re questionnaire.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Correspondence with Deans of Medical Schools and NASW Chapters 1958-1959 Box 106, Folder 1180 to 1181
Note Correspondence re developing roster of social workers participating in medical education.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Correspondence with Deans of Medical Schools with No Social Work Teaching 1958-1959. Box 106, Folder 1182
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Correspondence with Social Workers re Non-participation by Individuals or Staffs 1958-1959 Box 106, Folder 1183
Note Correspondence with persons or staffs not participating in medical education.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Responses of Deans to Questionnaire ca. 1959 Box 106, Folder 1184 to 1185
Note Replies from medical schools. Material arranged by regions with key indicating distribution of medical colleges within regions.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Social Workers’ Responses to Questionnaire ca. 1959 Box 106, Folder 1186 to 1188
Note Tabulations on forms with responses of social workers. Arranged alphabetically by state.
Box 108
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, States’ Reports on Personnel Participating and Teaching 1959 Box 108, Folder 1203 to 1211
Note Continued from previous box
Box 107
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, States’ Reports on Personnel Participating and Teaching 1959 Box 107, Folder 1189 to 1202
Note Completed questionnaire forms from social work personnel participating in medical education. Arranged alphabetically by state.
Box 108
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, States Reports on Personnel Participating and Not Teaching 1959 Box 108, Folder 1212 to 1213
Note Completed forms from personnel participating in medical education but not teaching. Arranged alphabetically by state.
Box 109
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Study—Descriptive Material re Course Work 1960 Box 109, Folder 1214 to 1215
Note Reports from medical schools re social work curriculum in school. Arranged alphabetically by state.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Study 1960 Box 109, Folder 1216 to 1217
Note Evaluation of study made by Margaret Blenkner which includes tables and charts for study of content area in social work courses offered in medical schools.
Joint Committee on Participation in Medical Education, Study 1960 Box 109, Folder 1218
Note Final tables, statistics, and notes and correspondence re questionnaire returns.
Joint Social Science Project 1959 Box 109, Folder 1219
Note Memorandum of decisions and proposal for planning grant by the steering committee of the joint project with the psychiatric social work section.
Box 109
Education Consultant, Reports 1955-1958 Box 109, Folder 1220
Note Reports to the executive committee on relationship to other organizations and activities in social work education, material on appointment of technical advisory committee, and miscellaneous correspondence.
Education Consultant, Technical Advisory Committee for Consultation on Practice and Education 1957-1959 Box 109, Folder 1221
Note Minutes, study of practice consultation, and analysis of education consultant’s activities.
Education Consultant, Professional Education of Medical Social Workers 1955-1956 Correspondence. Box 109, Folder 1222
Practice Consultant, Correspondence, General 1955-1957 Box 109, Folder 1223
Note Routine correspondence, job descriptions, reports to executive committee, agendas and memoranda, information on consultation services, statements on financing consultation visits, and "The Practice of Social Group Work" (report).
Box 110
Practice Consultant, Correspondence re Joint Survey with American Hospital Association 1956 Box 110, Folder 1224
Practice Consultant, Correspondence, Personal 1956-1957 Box 110, Folder 1225
Note Correspondence re recommendations, congratulatory notes, and Addie Thomas’ resignation.
Practice Consultant, Bibliographies on Tuberculosis 1956 Box 110, Folder 1226
Practice Consultant, District-Region-Section Meetings 1956-1957 Box 110, Folder 1227
Note Correspondence re attendance at meetings and requests for consultant to speak at meetings.
Practice Consultant, Federal Consultants 1955 Box 110, Folder 1228
Note Listings of federal consultants in U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the Veterans Administration.
Practice Consultant, Fees for Social Service 1955-1956 Box 110, Folder 1229
Note Statements re social service departments charging fees.
Practice Consultant, Field of Practice 1955-1958 Box 110, Folder 1230 to 1231
Note Reading material on medical social work field of practice and a statement, "Description of the Field of Medical Social Work Practice," prepared by the committee on description-of-practice.
Practice Consultant: Films 1955-1956 Box 110, Folder 1232
Note Information sheet on available films related to medical social work.
Practice Consultant, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Case Material 1957 Box 110, Folder 1233
Note Material collected for Arden House meeting (March, 1957).
Practice Consultant: National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Conference on Preparation and Practice in Medical Social Service— Staff Development 1956-1957 Box 110, Folder 1234 to 1235
Note Correspondence re preparations for conference, material for use at conference, job descriptions, material on staff committees and functions, reports on hospital services, summary of a staff development situation, and workshop proceedings and list of attendants.
Practice Consultant: National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Conference on Preparation and Practice in Medical Social Service— Proceedings 1956-1957 Box 110, Folder 1236 to 1237
Note Correspondence, list of persons attending, agenda, and proceedings of workshops.
Box 111
Practice Consultant: National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Conference on Preparation and Practice in Medical Social Work— Workshops 1957-1958 Box 111, Folder 1238
Note Draft statements from workshops V and VI on professional development for experienced workers in preparation for publication.
Practice Consultant, Teaching Hospital Administration Students 1955 Box 111, Folder 1239
Note Correspondence re bibliography.
Practice Consultant, Case Records for Teaching Purposes 1956 Box 111, Folder 1240
Note Correspondence and case records.
Practice Consultant, Teaching Nurses 1956-1958 Box 111, Folder 1241
Note Correspondence re sample curricula for nursing education.
Practice Consultant, Resource Files 1944-1958 Box 111, Folder 1242 to 1250
Note Addie Thomas’ resource files containing pamphlets, studies, Beth Israel Hospital’s publications, Chronic Illness Newsletter, and medical social work job descriptions. Includes information on Los Angeles County Health Department, Conference on Individualized Services (National Social Welfare Assembly), private patients, recording, statistics, tuberculosis, and chapter talks.
Box 112
Practice Consultant, Resource Files 1944-1958 Box 112, Folder 1251 to 1256
Note Continued from previous box
Practice Consultant, Social Service Standards—Provisions Criteria 1956-1958 Box 112, Folder 1257
Note Revisions of criteria for evaluating social service departments in hospitals; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals report, "Standards for Hospital Accreditation"; joint committee of NASW medical social work section, American Hospital Association
Practice Consultant, Consultation Services 1955-1958 Box 112, Folder 1258 to 1265
Note Survey of practice consultant’s visits, correspondence and reports re consultation services, and information and pamphlets collected during consultation visitations Arranged alphabetically by state
Box 113
Practice Consultant, Consultation Services 1955-1958 Box 113, Folder 1266 to 1291
Note Continued from previous box
Practice Consultant, Consultation Services, Itinerary Worksheets 1955-1958 Box 113, Folder 1292
Note Expense sheets, bills, travel vouchers, report of educational consultant, and schedule of practice consultant’s visits.
Practice Consultant, "A Study of Practice Consultation Provided by the Medical Social Section, NASW," 1958 Box 113, Folder 1293
Note Study of practice consultation by Ethel Cohen.
Box 114
Consultant Correspondence 1955-1959 Box 114, Folder 1294
Note Correspondence re approved medical social work curricula, complimentary letters on recruitment publications, material for picture story on National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis scholarship program, and summary of recruitment program for medical social work.
Consultant reports 1956-1960. Box 114, Folder 1295
New England Regional Consultant on Recruitment 1958-1959 Box 114, Folder 1296
Note Statement on policies and principles in medical social work section recruitment program, job description for regional consultant on recruitment, and routine correspondence re appointment of New England regional consultant.
Films 1957-1958 Box 114, Folder 1297
Note Correspondence re production and showing of one-minute film on medical social work, correspondence re use of recruitment filmstrip, and special orders for films, slides, and brochures.
Newspaper Clippings 1951-1960 Box 114, Folder 1298 to 1299
Note Clippings re stories on medical social work and/ or medical social workers used for recruitment purposes in pamphlets, brochures, etc.
Scrapbook 1958-1959 Box 114, Folder 1300
Note Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on medical social work.
Photograph Releases 1957-1960 Box 114, Folder 1301
Note Releases permitting the section to use photographs in all phases of publications and communications media.
Box 115
Recruitment Material 1957-1962 Box 115, Folder 1310
Note Continued from previous box
Box 114
Recruitment Material 1957-1962 Box 114, Folder 1302 to 1309
Note Data on requested recruitment material; revision and stock of recruitment pamphlets; routine correspondence re production of pamphlets: "Ten Questions and Answers," "A Man-Sized Job," "A Message from Dr. Paul Dudley White," and "Decision"; and recruitment
Box 115
Out-of-Print Material, Correspondence 1955-1961. Box 115, Folder 1311
Out-of-Print Material n.d. Box 115, Folder 1312
Note Out-of-print recruitment pamphlets, brochures, etc.
Incomplete Plate Order 1956 Box 115, Folder 1313
Note Correspondence.
NASW Recruitment Material 1961 Box 115, Folder 1314
Note Material on distribution of information on medical social work recruitment literature and samples of other NASW sections’ recruitment literature.
MSW Recruitment News 1960-1961 Box 115, Folder 1315
Note Two issues of newsletter.
Literature from Other Organizations 1957-1960 Box 115, Folder 1316
Note Literature for social workers issued by American Medical Association Women’s Auxiliary, American Sociological Society, American Psychological Society, and the Council on Social Work Education; information on summer work experience.
Council on Social Work Education 1962 Box 115, Folder 1317
Note CSWE recruitment kit, "Organizing for Social Work Recruitment."
AFL-CIO Social Work Scholarships 1956-1957 Box 115, Folder 1318
Note Correspondence.
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Scholarships—Information 1958-1960 Box 115, Folder 1319
Note Memoranda and brochures re health scholarship program of NFIP, sample application forms, and routine correspondence.
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Scholarships—Correspondence 1959-1960 Box 115, Folder 1320
Note Lists of 1959 NFIP health scholarship winners in medical social work, data on NFIP health scholarships for mailings, and letters to chapters urging selection of a college student candidate for medical social work scholarship.
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Scholarships—Letters to Chapters and Sections re Involvement 1960 Box 115, Folder 1321
Box 116
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Scholarships—Letters to Chapters and Sections re Involvement 1960 Box 116, Folder 1322
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Scholarships—Requests for Scholarship Information 1960 Box 116, Folder 1323 to 1324
Note Requests for application forms and information on the NFIP scholarships.
Other organizations  
Box 116
Association of American Medical Colleges 1956-1957 Box 116, Folder 1325
Note Correspondence re participation of social workers in medical education, 1956 report of AAMC’s committee on educational research and services, and summary of activities at the AAMC annual meeting.
American Committee on Maternal Welfare 1955 Box 116, Folder 1326
Note Correspondence re formation of a joint committee on standards.
American Psychiatric Association 1956 Box 116, Folder 1327
Note Correspondence re participation in the APA annual meeting.
American Occupational Therapy Association 1956 Box 116, Folder 1328
Note Correspondence re Mary Hemmy’s resignation.
American Public Health Association 1955, 196l Box 116, Folder 1329
Note Minutes of the committee on public health and the behavioral sciences (October, 1955), program of annual meeting, and revised statement on educational qualifications for social workers in public health programs.
Catholic Hospital Association 1956 Box 116, Folder 1330
Note Correspondence re annual convention and medical social work section’s participation.
Council for Rheumatic Fever 1955 Box 116, Folder 1331
Note Correspondence re appointment of a representative to the Council.
National Conference of Catholic Charities 1956 Box 116, Folder 1332
Note Correspondence re workshop on medical social work at the Conference.
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis 1956-1958 Box 116, Folder 1333
Note Correspondence re requests to NFIP for grants for practice, education, and recruitment programs of the section; report to NFIP on use of grants.
National Health Council 1955-1956 Box 116, Folder 1334
Note Minutes of meeting of executive committee on health education, board of directors, and committee on research administration of NHC; correspondence re medical social work section’s participation in NHC.
National Rehabilitation Association 1956 Box 116, Folder 1335
Note Summary of first meeting of National Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation Counselor Education.
National Social Welfare Assembly 1955-1956 Box 116, Folder 1336
Note Correspondence re medical social work section representation, program of tenth anniversary meeting, and report on tax exemption and national agency salaries.
U.S. Civil Service Commission 1956-1957 Box 116, Folder 1337
Note Correspondence re revision of classification standards for clinical social workers, draft of statement, and comments by practice consultant (Addie Thomas) on tentative draft.
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare—Conference with Secretary Flemming 1958-1959 Box 116, Folder 1338
Note Correspondence, agenda, and list of participants in joint conference of national organizations related to work of HEW.
U.S. Children’s Bureau 1956 Box 116, Folder 1339
Note Letter re Mary Hemmy’s resignation.
U.S. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 1956 Box 116, Folder 1340
Note Correspondence re OVR teaching and traineeship grants and Mary Hemmy’s resignation.
U.S. Public Health Service 1955-1956 Box 116, Folder 1341
Note Correspondence re conference with schools of social work, notes on conference on social work research in tuberculosis, and list of social workers involved in medical school teaching.
U.S. Public Health Service 1948-1956 Box 116, Folder 1342
Note Reprints, near-print material, and articles on tuberculosis; list of tuberculosis reprints.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 1956 Box 116, Folder 1343
Note Draft of proposed survey of salaries and working conditions in hospitals in large communities.
U.S. Women’s Bureau 1955-1956 Box 116, Folder 1344
Note Correspondence re national conference on "The Effective Use of Womanpower" and revision of Handbook on Women Workers.
U.S. Veterans Administration 1956 Box 116, Folder 1345
Note Correspondence re Mary Hemmy’s resignation.
Regions and chapters  
Box 117
"Guide Book on the Regional Institute Program," 1958 Box 117, Folder 1346
Note Job description of field director for regional institute program and guidebook to facilitate the establishment and maintainance of the program.
"Guide Book: Regional Institute Program," 1962 Box 117, Folder 1347
Note Revised edition (chapter one missing).
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Correspondence 1956 Box 117, Folder 1348
Note Correspondence re organization of sections within the local chapters and membership status of former members, copies of newsletters and bylaws, and petitions for formation of sections.
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Chairmen 1955-1958 Box 117, Folder 1349
Note List of chairmen, notification to section of National Health Council’s health forum, and requests for lists of members affiliated with medical schools.
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Membership 1955-1956 Box 117, Folder 1350
Note Requests for information on members joining medical social work sections, lists of new members in these sections, and membership figures.
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Reports 1956 Box 117, Folder 1351
Note Tentative recommendations re purposes, functions, and suggested structure for medical social work sections; proposed bylaws for sections.
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Approved 1955-1956 Box 117, Folder 1352
Note Routine correspondence re establishment and organization of sections in newly-formed NASW chapters, lists of sections, petitions, and list of chapter chairmen.
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Approved 1955-1956 Box 117, Folder 1353
Note Routine correspondence notifying of formal approval of medical social work sections. Arranged alphabetically by state and chapter.
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Affiliates 1955 Box 117, Folder 1354
Note Routine correspondence notifying approval of affiliation with medical social work sections.
Medical Social Work Sections in NASW Chapters, Finance 1955-1956 Box 117, Folder 1355
Note Correspondence re payments for consultation services, travel expenses, publication costs, budgets, payroll payments, and expense account forms.
Psychiatric Social Work Section  
Box 117
Practice 1955 Box 117, Folder 1356
Note Minutes, report of national private practice committee, statement on purpose and scope of study of job responsibilities of social workers in psychiatric hospitals and clinics, and memoranda on preparatory material for the commission on social work practice.
Social Work Research Section  
Box 117
Executive Committee 1955-1957 Box 117, Folder 1357
Note Minutes; reports of section committees, NCSW meetings, and of the subcommittee on social research: "Social Security Cooperative Research and Demonstration Grant Program: Role of Voluntary Agencies in Cooperative Social Research Program"; budget.
Program Committee 1955-1956 Box 117, Folder 1358 to 1359
Note Correspondence re establishment and membership of committee, minutes, and draft report of program planning committee. Main correspondents are Margaret Blenkner, Edward E. Schwartz, and Lili G. Sweat.
Box 118
Methodology Committee 1956-1958 Box 118, Folder 1360
Note Correspondence and memoranda re establishment and membership of committee, report on developing monograph on methodology in social work research, suggestions for developmental workshop, and reports of subcommittees.
Other Committees 1955-1958 Box 118, Folder 1361
Note Minutes of education, publications, and workshop committees; progress report of committee on research component of social work curriculum; and final report and recommendations of the communications committee.
NASW Program, Ad Hoc Committee 1956 Box 118, Folder 1362
Note Report of conference on NASW program and meeting with representatives of the Council on Social Work Education.
Needs and Problems of Research Workers, Ad Hoc Committee 1956-1957 Box 118, Folder 1363
Note Correspondence re assignment, membership, and establishment of committee.
School Social Work Section  
Box 118
Practice—Reports and Surveys 1956-1961 Box 118, Folder 1364 to 1367
Note Report on "School Social Work Practice in Twelve Communities"; survey of public school trends in Texas and educational preparation for Michigan visiting teacher program; survey of pre-social work program at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; workshops on practice; paper on special services in schools; questionnaire on role of school social workers in consultation service; correspondence and reports illustrating development of school social work program.
Practice—International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers 1960-1961 Box 118, Folder 1368
Note Definition of consultation, correspondence re International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers and school social work participation in convention, and copies of papers presented at the convention.
Institute on School Social Work 1959-1960 Box 118, Folder 1369
Note Proceedings of the Institute on School Social Work sponsored by Fordham University School of Social Service.
Box 119
School Social Work Section, "School Social Work with Delinquents," ca. 1959 Box 119, Folder 1370 to 1371
Note Manuscript by Joseph Rosner.
Masters’ Thesis re School Adjustment Counsellor Program 1960 Box 119, Folder 1372 to 1373
Note A ... Study of the School Adjustment Counsellor Program in ... Massachusetts . . . , by Doria Amelia Berggren, Phyllis Marie Borah, Beverly Elizabeth Singer, Albert Scofield, and Mary Kate Siedle, Boston University School of Social Work.
Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation on the School Social Worker 1960 Box 119, Folder 1374
Note The School Social Worker: An Analysis of Present Teaching Programs in Relationship to Job Junctions, by Robert Bernard Rowen, University of Arizona.