Here is a skit from 1953 tracing students’ complicated relationship to Associate Director Annette Garrett, who was also in charge of field placements for most of her term, which often earned her student frustration when she sent them somewhere they hadn’t expected to go.
A collection of songs lyrics they from the early days of the school to celebrate its 65th Anniversary in 1983.
Katherine Brownell Oetinger, M.S.S. 1925, became chief of the Children’s Bureau, an undersecretary in the federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1957 during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration.
Dr. Dorcas Davis Bowles, SSW ’60, has had a distinguished career as an educational administrator, clinical teacher and author on ethnic identity. In this excerpt from her complete oral history, she remembers how she became interested in social work and her experiences as a student in the Smith College School for Social Work in the 1960s.
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 goals Florence Day set for her administration was to establish a strong and lasting Alumnae Association. Listen to alumni and read Day’s own words on how she approached this goal.
The first Alumnae Association Newsletter after Florence Day’s death. The whole issue is devoted to a tribute to the former dean by Associate Dean Annette Garrett.
Soon after the more expected death of Director Florence Day from cancer, Associate Director Annette Garrett died unexpectedly. In this issue of the Alumnae Association Newsletter, SSW faculty member and alumna Nancy Staver gives a “biographical tribute” to the controversial and devoted Garrett.
In this video, alumnae remember the complicated learning relationships they had with SSW faculty, including being challenged and inspired. The diverse years the alumnae graduated in also shows changes in the way faculty and students related to each other.