Perlman, Helen Harris. Papers circa 1910s-1998


Perlman, Helen Harris. Papers, circa 1910s-1998

Perlman, Helen Harris. Papers circa 1910s-1998

Helen Harris Perlman (1906-2004), social work educator and author, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration from 1945 to 1971. Her integration of psychoanalytic theories and clinical experience contributed to the development of the "Chicago School" of social service practice. The Helen Harris Perlman Papers include correspondence, teaching materials, scholarly and creative writings, administrative records, artifacts, memorabilia and audio-visual material. Also included is a small collection of papers related to Helen Harris Perlman's husband, Max S. Perlman.


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