The 1918 New York Times announcement about the Smith College Training School for Psychiatric Social Work.
Long before the modern gay rights movement, in letters to Mary Jarrett, her colleagues and friends acknowledged Katrine Collins, her partner of 40+ years,
SSW Founder Mary Jarrett on why psychiatric social work made a good career for women. Part of “a series of 75 articles describing occupations open to women. Each article is written by an expert in that particular field and presents frankly and concisely the advantages, the disadvantages, the salary, the opportunities, the qualifications, and the best preparation for each vocation.”
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.
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.