Van Waters, Miriam

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Penologist (University of Oregon, B.A., 1908, M.A., 1910; Clark University, Ph. D., 1913) Van Waters was superintendent of the Reformatory for Women in Framingham MA (1932-1957). She was also director (1919-1920) of El Retiro, a school for delinquent girls in Calif., referee (1920-1930) for the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court, director of the juvenile delinquency section of the Harvard Law School Crime Survey (1926-1930s), consultant on juvenile delinquency for the Wickersham Commission (1928-1931), and secretary of the American Youth Commission (1935-1941).

From the description of Papers, 1861-1971 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122583318

Social worker and penologist. Ph.D, Clark U., 1931; LL.D., Smith College, 1934. Member, Harv. Law School Crime Survey, 1926; Consultant to U.S. Wickersham Commission, 1928-1931. Superintendent, Mass. Reformatory for Women, Framingham, 1932-1957. Member, International Commission on Penal Affairs of the United Nations, 1948.

From the description of Papers of Miriam Van Waters, 1926-1931 (inclusive). (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 122613561

Van Waters, Miriam, social worker, penologist.

b. October 4, 1887, Greensburgh, Pennsylvania.

s. George Brown and Maude (Vorgurg) Van Waters.

A.B. University of Oregon, 1908 (Phi Beta Kappa).

M.A. University of Oregon, 1910.

Ph.D. Clark University, 1913.

LL.D. Smith College, 1934.

Superintendent, Juvenile Court Detention Home, Los Angeles, 1917-1920.

Superintendent, El Retiro (school for delinquent girls), San Francisco, 1919-1920.

Referee, Los Angeles County Juvenile Court, 1920-1930.

Director, juvenile delinquency section, Harvard Law School Crime Survey, 1926.

Consultant in juvenile delinquency, National Committee on Law Observance and Enforcement, 1928-1931.

Superintendent, Massachusetts Reformatory for Women, Framingham, 1932-1957.

International Committee on Penal Affairs of the United Nations, 1948.

d. January 17, 1974, Framingham, Massachusetts.

Parents on Probation,1927. Problems Presented to the Federal System of Justice by the Child Offender,N.C.L.O.E. Report No. 6, 1931. Why Hickman Hung,1928. Youth in Conflict,1926.

From the guide to the Papers, 1926-1931, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Van Waters, Miriam. Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1949. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Papers, 1910-1969 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Friends of Framingham, Inc. Records, 1938-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Gladding, Anna Spicer, 1906-1992. Papers of Anna Spicer Gladding and Miriam Van Waters, 1855-1992 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records, 1916-ca.1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Van Waters, Miriam. Papers, 1861-1971 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Clement-Brown, Sibyl, 1899-. Papers, 1939-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Van Waters, Miriam, 1887-1974. Papers of Miriam Van Waters, 1926-1931 (inclusive). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Ehrmann, Sara Rosenfeld, 1895-. Papers, 1910-1969 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1766-1962 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937. Papers, 1859-1944 (inclusive), 1882-1944 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Papers, 1926-1931 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1860-1967 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Row, Amy P., 1884-1977. Papers, 1934-1992 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson). Papers, 1911-1974 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Comstock, Ada Louise. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1923-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Fitzgibbon, Mary Ellen. Papers, 1952-1953 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1915-1965 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Dummer, Ethel Sturges, 1866-1954. Papers, 1766-1962 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Rowse, Ethel Hobart. Papers, 1945-1949 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1855-1992 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1859 (1882-1944) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Comstock, Ada Louise. Papers, 1818-1982 (inclusive), 1887-1982 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Friends of Framingham, Inc. Additional records, 1938-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Additional records, 1938-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Crime, prisons, and reform schools collection, 1850-1977. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Massachusetts Society for Social Health. Records, 1915-1965 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Crime, Prisons, and Reform Schools Collection MS 424., 1850-1977 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Papers, 1934-1992 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts
United States
California
Subject
Reformatories
Menstruation
Juvenile delinquency
African American women
Criminal law
Harvard Law School Crime Survey
Social work education
Capital punishment
Prison reformers
Juvenile delinquency--United States
Family records
Correctional institution
Alcoholics--Rehabilitation
Reformatories for women
United States. Wickersham Commission
Prison periodicals
Criminal law--United States
Women--Social conditions
Juvenile detention home
Social work with delinquents and criminals
Corrections--Study and teaching
Religion--Societies
Abortion
Social workers
Lesbianism
Prisoners
Reformatories--United States
Occupation
Prison reformers
Social workers
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Birth 1887

Death 1974

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