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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container list

Series 1: Interviews with Graduates and Students 1991

Series 2: Interviews with Deans of the School of Social Welfare 1990-1991

Series 3: Interviews with Faculty, Administrators and Other Personnel 1990-1991

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MAUREEN DIDIER, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION, (UA–902.019), 1990-1991




Descriptive Summary

Title: Maureen Didier, School of Social Welfare 25th Anniversary Oral History Collection
Date: 1990-1991
Physical Characteristics: .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.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Content Information

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.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Interviews with Students and Graduates, 1991
Series 2 - Interviews with Deans of the School of Social Welfare, 1990-1991
Series 3 - Interviews with Faculty, Administrators and Other Personnel, 1990-1991

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.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

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.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at Albany. School of Social Welfare

Subjects

Oral history--New York (State)
Schools of social work--New York (State)--Albany--Faculty
Schools of social work--New York (State)--Albany--Students

Places

Higher Education--New York (State)

Genres and Forms

Audiocassettes
VHS (TM)
Videocassettes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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.

Acquisition Information

Maureen Didier donated this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Angela Perez
Date: © 2013 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container list

Series 1: Interviews with Graduates and Students, 1991 .03 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains videotaped interviews conducted by Maureen Didier with graduates from the Master's of Social Welfare (MSW) classes of 1967 and 1977. Mary McCarthy also conducted interviews with current students in the master's program in 1991. According to the School of Social Welfare Records, attendees of the School's 25th anniversary Convocation on April 11, 1991 informally viewed these interviews during the reception portion of the event.
Video-Tape
1 Maureen Didier interviews with students from 1st MSW Class of 1967, February 27, 1991
42 minutes
Video-Tape
2 Maureen Didier interviews with students from MSW Classes of 1977 and 1978, March 1, 1991
42 minutes
Video-Tape
3 Mary McCarthy interviews with students from the MSW Class of 1991, March 1, 1991
Series 2: Interviews with Deans of the School of Social Welfare, 1990-1991 .15 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically by date of deanship.
This series contains audio cassette interviews conducted by Maureen Didier with Deans of the School of Social Welfare.
Cassette
1 Maureen Didier interview with Mrs. Richardson Rice, April 13, 1991
Wife of the first dean of the School of Social Welfare, Richardson L. Rice, 1964-1969
Cassette
2-3 Maureen Didier interview with Charles O’Reilly, June 7, 1990
Ph.D., Dean, 1969-1970, 1971-1976
Cassette
4-5 Maureen Didier interview with Stuart Kirk, November 16, 1991
DSW, Dean, 1980-1989
Cassette
6 Maureen Didier interview with Susan Sherman, October 18, 1990
Ph.D., Professor SSW, Acting Dean, 1989-1990
Cassette
7 Maureen Didier interview with Lynn Videka-Sherman, October 18, 1990 October 24, 1990
Ph.D., Dean, 1990-2000
Series 3: Interviews with Faculty, Administrators and Other Personnel, 1990-1991 .15 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewees.
This series contains audio cassette interviews conducted by Maureen Didier with faculty, administrators, graduates, a librarian and interested parties of the School of Social Welfare.
Cassette
1 Maureen Didier interview with Cecile B. David, November 9, 1990
Assistant Dean for Field Instruction, 1967-1984
Cassette
2 Maureen Didier interview with Edgar Flinton, November 16, 1990
Ed.D., Dean Emeritus of Graduate Studies, SUNYA, 1952-1971
Cassette
3 Maureen Didier interview with Elizabeth Wolff Heinmiller, October 10, 1990
NENY NASW Chapter Chair and Chair, Committee on Development of Graduate School of Social Work, 1962-1963
Cassette
4-5 Maureen Didier interview with Professor Emeritus Jane K. Ives, June 28, 1990
Re. the preparation and early period of the SSW
Cassette
6-7 Maureen Didier interview with Mrs. Mary Koechley, June 11, 1991
Re. area training needs, the development of the continuing education program for NYS workers, and professional practice in Albany County, NY, 1938-1944
Cassette
8 Maureen Didier interview with Anna May Lilly, July 6, 1990
Organizer of School of Social Welfare Library, Director, 1967-1971
Cassette
9 Maureen Didier interview with William S. Rooney, October 20, 1990
DSW, Professor Emeritus of SSW, Acting Dean, 1970-1971
Cassette
10 Maureen Didier interview with Min Wachs, June 28, 1990
Secretary at SSW during preparation of school and early years of graduate program

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