Bertha Capen Reynolds was a pioneer educator and practitioner in the field of social work and an innovative writer on broader social subjects. An extended oral history interview follows a brief biography of her.
Bertha Capen Reynolds recorded the songs they sung in 1918 in her diary. Try to imagine the women with serious expressions and lovely modest white dresses singing about sex, libido and repression!
This delightful “hymnal” from 1923 unfortunately does not contain authorship information. Enjoy, nonetheless!
A collection of songs lyrics they from the early days of the school to celebrate its 65th Anniversary in 1983.
The 1918 New York Times announcement about the Smith College Training School for Psychiatric Social Work.
An early group of alumnae out of Boston attempted to keep everyone connected through a newsletter they called “The Social Syndrome.” Unfortunately, they only put out two issues. But they are enlightening ones.
In her oral history about attending SSW in the mid 1980s, Joanne Frustaci said “the racism course” was a standard part of the curriculum and, in her experience, the only class during which race was discussed. How does her experience fit into the history of the SSW curriculum? Explore this page to find out!
One of the first groups of alumnae out of Boston attempted to keep everyone connected in the 1920s through a newsletter they called “The Social Syndrome.” Though they only put out two issues, they are enlightening ones.