With the SSW coming up on its 30th Anniversary, Florence Day and Annette Garrett decided to launch the Program for Advanced Study. The New York Times covered the new direction they planned.
In this video, two alumnae share a delightful story of Florence Day’s treatment of them while they were students.
This Golden Jubilee issue contains a history of the Alumni Association, a letter from Dean Howard Parad on the cusp of curriculum changes, and reminiscences about the very first years of the SSW from Mary Cynthia Smith, M.S.S. 1920.
In this video, three alumnae share funny and poignant stories of Esther Clemence.
In this video, Juanita Dalton Robinson, M.S.S. 1951, Betty Brumbaugh, M.S.S. 1939, and Barbara Beller, M.S.S. 1952 remember when graduations were restricted or non-existent, as well as one harrowing accident just after the ceremony.
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.
In this video, Lillian Syndar, M.S.S. speaks about how she came to SSW, and how she afforded it, during the Great Depression. Zora Lucick Jackson, M.S.W. 1963, describes the welcome she received when she arrived from a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. Finally, Edith Carlon Atkin, M.S.S. 1930, and Esther Levin, M.S.W. 1967 offer two very different reasons for why they chose Our Smith SSW.
When Everett Kimball and Bertha Kapen Reynolds were looking for a new Associate Director in 1934, they asked Florence Hollis, M.S.S. 1931, before they asked Annette Garret. Hollis was an influential social work researcher and developed the profession in important ways. She taught at the SSW in the 1950s. In this post, two alumnae share funny stories about Hollis as a speaker and as a mentor. In addition, there is a transcript of Louise Bandler’s memories of Hollis from the 70th Anniversary, Hollis’s own memories of being at SSW, and a description of Hollis and Rosemary Reynolds’s papers in the Sophia Smith Collection.
Essays include: “Joining Forces: The School and the VA Hope to Collaborate,” “An Appointment to Celebrate: Community Honors Dean,” “Returning to Our Roots: School Marks 85th Anniversary,” “Anti-Racism Project Raises Consciousness: Student’s Study Makes a Difference,” “Reaching for Excellence: A Special Week of Learning Planned”