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Maureen Didier, School of Social Welfare 25th Anniversary Oral History Collection

1990-1991

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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.

Summary

Creator:
State University of New York at Albany. School of Social Welfare
Date Coverage:
1990-1991
Quantity:
0.33 cubic ft.

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.

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

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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.

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 0.03 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.
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Video-Tape 1Maureen Didier interviews with students from 1st MSW Class of 19671991 February 27

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Video-Tape 2Maureen Didier interviews with students from MSW Classes of 1977 and 19781991 March 01

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Video-Tape 3Mary McCarthy interviews with students from the MSW Class of 19911991 March 01
Quantity: 0.15 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.
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Cassette 1Maureen Didier interview with Mrs. Richardson Rice1991 April 13

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Cassette 2-3Maureen Didier interview with Charles O’Reilly1990 June 07

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Cassette 4-5Maureen Didier interview with Stuart Kirk1991 November 16

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Cassette 6Maureen Didier interview with Susan Sherman1991 October 18

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Cassette 7Maureen Didier interview with Lynn Videka-Sherman1990 October 18, 1990 October 24
Quantity: 0.15 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.
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Cassette 1Maureen Didier interview with Cecile B. David1990 November 09

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Cassette 2Maureen Didier interview with Edgar Flinton1990 November 16

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Cassette 3Maureen Didier interview with Elizabeth Wolff Heinmiller1991 October 10

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Cassette 4-5Maureen Didier interview with Professor Emeritus Jane K. Ives1990 June 28

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Cassette 6-7Maureen Didier interview with Mrs. Mary Koechley1991 June 11

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Cassette 8Maureen Didier interview with Anna May Lilly1990 July 06

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Cassette 9Maureen Didier interview with William S. Rooney1990 October 20

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Cassette 10Maureen Didier interview with Min Wachs1990 June 28