Everett Kimball’s History of the SSW, 1960s

Former Director Everett Kimball dedicated his late retirement to writing an in-depth history of the school he directed for almost twenty years, 1923-1941.

His efforts resulted in the longest and most comprehensive history of the early SSW. While this is a monumental achievement, it is important to recognize that his work was affected by his perceptions of women, including Mary Jarrett. You can use this document and the letters between Bertha Capen Reynolds and Kimball in the 1930s to see how differently Capen Reynolds and Kimball perceived her departure from SSW and the reasons for it. Discerning these differences can aid current leaders assess the expectations they have of those they work with and areas where their preconceptions may impinge upon those expectations.

Black and white headshot

Everett Kimball,
Photographer: Unrecorded, Digital Image #3973, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA

The following pdfs offer the entirety of Kimball’s 104 page unpublished manuscript, including marginalia. Because he discusses the deanship of Howard Parad as a current reality, it seems likely that he wrote it in the 1960s.

Don’t be discouraged by the poor visual quality of the first few pages. Most of the pdf is quite readable.

Table of Contents

Part 1

  1. Background
  2. Beginning of SSW

Part 2

  1. Instruction in Psychiatry
  2. Instruction in Medicine
  3. Courses in Case Work and Social Work Case Work Instruction
  4. Government

Part 3

  1. Visiting Lecturers
  2. Research
  3. Winter Session Cooperating Agencies
  4. Seminars
  5. Course for Supervisors

Part 4

  1. Experiment
  2. Students
  3. Faculty
  4. Associate Directors

Part 5

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Psychologists
  3. Other Members of the Faculty
  4. Philosophy of the School

Part 1–Background and Beginning

Part 2

  1. Instruction in Psychiatry–Page 1
  2. Instruction in Medicine–Page 8
  3. Courses in Case Work and Social Work Case Work Instruction–Page 11
  4. Government–Page 20
Black and white photo of an Interracial group, some seated and some standing.

“International Students outside,” 1947 or 49, Photographer: Unrecorded, RG 60 Box 1315, School of Social Work Records, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Black and white photo of three women on a small bridge.

“Three women on a bridge” 1947, Photographer: Unrecorded, RG 60 Box 1315, School of Social Work Records, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

“Handing in Thesis,” 1947, Photographer: Unrecorded, RG 60 Box 1315, School of Social Work Records, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Three women sitting on the lawn.

“SJean McLellan Nea Norton Elizabeth McCormick”, 1944, Photographer: Unrecorded, RG 60 Box 1315, School of Social Work Records, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Part 3

  1. Visiting Lecturers– Page 1
  2. Research–Page 3
  3. Winter Session Cooperating Agencies–Page 7
  4. Seminars–Page 15
  5. Course for Supervisors–Page 18

Part 4

  1. Experiments–Page 1
  2. Students–Page 3
  3. Faculty–Part 4, Page 5
  4. Associate Directors–Part 4, Page 12
headshot

Mary Jarrett, Sophia Smith Special Collections, #156, MS 83, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Black and white photo of Annette Garrette at an indoor party.

Annette Garrett, 1955, Photographer: Unrecorded, RG 60 Box 1315, School of Social Work Records, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Bertha Capen Reynolds, 1939, courtesy of Soughton Historical Society, Bertha Capen Reynolds Collection #128, Box 14, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Part 5

  1. Psychiatrists–Page 1
  2. Psychologists–Page 11
  3. Other Members of the Faculty–Page 12
  4. Philosophy of the School–Page 14