Southwest Pennsylvania NASW Pioneers.

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In 1994, The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) officially established the Pioneer Program in order to recognize social workers who have made significant contributions to the profession. Two years later, the Southwest Pennsylvania chapter of the NASW Pioneers formed with the intent of documenting the history of social work in this region as well as providing a sense of connection between generations of those in the field. To this end, Barbara K. Shore, Ph.D., formed a committee in 1999 to record the oral histories of retired social workers. The committee chose to focus on the development of social work in a number of different contexts, including health and family agencies, schools, services to the poor and aging, Jewish agencies, unions and community organizations and group work agencies serving Pittsburgh's Hill district. Names of the potential participants were obtained from the Pennsylvania chapter of the NASW. Those interviewed are professionals who graduated with social work degrees prior to 1950. The Southwest Pennsylvania Pioneers created a form in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work to be used during the interview. In order to guarantee the resulting information could be used for research and publication, the interviewees were asked to sign permission forms. For accuracy's sake, a number of interviews were recorded to tape. The interviewers then wrote summaries of the conversations and sent them to the interviewees for their review and approval.

From the description of Records of the Southwest Pennsylvania NASW Pioneers Oral History Project, 1998-2006. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 173691951

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Relation Name
associatedWith Bakich, Patricia J. person
associatedWith Bilder, Shirley Meyers. person
associatedWith Bolden, Nancy L. Travis. person
associatedWith Brieland, Donald, 1924- person
associatedWith Brown, Sydney Taylor. person
associatedWith Burgess, Alma. person
associatedWith De Silva, E. Gregory. person
associatedWith Devereaux, Lois Sullivan. person
associatedWith Dolan, Canice. person
associatedWith Dunmore, Charlotte J. person
associatedWith Forsström, Vera. person
associatedWith Goldberg, Marcella Cohen. person
associatedWith Greenberg, Lois. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Catherine. person
associatedWith Hawkins, Alexander A. person
associatedWith Hawkins, Mabel T. person
associatedWith Hepner, Betty Shore. person
associatedWith Hiltner, Robert. person
associatedWith Judkis, Edna. person
associatedWith Kaplan, Naomi. person
associatedWith Lederman-Stolzer, Shirley. person
associatedWith Lovette, Thelma W. person
associatedWith Malley, Mary. person
associatedWith McDonald, Inez Womack. person
associatedWith NASW Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith National Association of Social Workers. Pennsylvania Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Brien, James E. person
associatedWith Page, Mary H. person
associatedWith Plutchok, George. person
associatedWith Richardson, Ruth G. person
associatedWith Risko, George J. person
associatedWith Scheafnocker, W. E. person
associatedWith Scherb, Edith. person
associatedWith Shore, Barbara K. person
associatedWith Sillins, Catherine Kinley Melaney St. Clair. person
associatedWith Snyder, Stanley. person
associatedWith Southwest Pennsylvania NASW Pioneers Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Steytler, Anne. person
associatedWith Taylor, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Thomas, Eleanora M. person
associatedWith University of Pittsburgh. School of Social Work. corporateBody
associatedWith Wynne, Margaret M. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Subject
Social workers--Interviews
Social service--History
Social sciences--History--20th century
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Active 1998

Active 2006

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