MAUREEN DIDIER, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION (UA902.019) , 1990-1991
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|Creator:||State University of New York at Albany. School of Social Welfare|
|Title:||Maureen Didier, School of Social Welfare 25th Anniversary Oral History Collection|
|Physical Characteristics:||0.33 cubic ft.|
|Abstract:||The Maureen Didier, School of Social Welfare 25th Anniversary Oral History Collection contains interviews with students, graduates, faculty, administrators and other personnel of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany.|
|Storage:||The materials are located onsite in the department.|
|Repository:||M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY|
The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany was founded in December 1963. Dr. Richardson L. Rice served as the school's first dean and, in 1964, began efforts to establish a two-year master's program in social welfare. The first class of twenty-seven students entered the master's program in the fall of 1965 and graduated on June 11, 1967.
Dr. Maureen Didier joined the faculty of the School of Social Welfare in August 1967 as associate professor directly after receiving her doctorate in social work from the Smith College School for Social Work. Didier later served as associate dean beginning in 1972.
In honor of the School of Social Welfare's 25th anniversary, Didier and the Rev. Clinton Dugger, a 1967 graduate, served as co-chairs of a yearlong silver anniversary celebration. The oral history project, conducted 25 years after the first class of students entered the master's degree program, was one part of that celebration. Other activities included a Convocation, exhibits in the Dewey Library, creation of a special anniversary song, alumni dinners, and a lecture sponsored by the Ringel Institute.
This collection contains video and audio cassette interviews of students, graduates, faculty, administrators and other personnel documenting the history of the School of Social Welfare on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Professor Maureen Didier conducted all the interviews with the exception of one 1991 video taped interview with current students, conducted by Mary McCarthy.
For more information about the School of Social Welfare, its students, faculty and administration, please see the School of Social Welfare Records (UA-690) and the Ringel Institute for Gerontology Records (UA–690.015). For specific information on the School's 25th anniversary, see the School of Social Welfare Records, Series 5, box 1, folders 16-17.
The collection is organized into the following series:
The collection contains three series. Series 1 collection is arranged chronologically. Series 2 is arranged chronologically by date of deanship. Series 3 is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.
Access to this record group is unrestricted.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Maureen Didier, School of Social Welfare 25th Anniversary Oral History Collection, 1990-1991. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Maureen Didier donated this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Finding Aid Information
Created by: Angela Perez
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