In this 1983 essay, delivered as a speech at the 65th SSW Anniversary, Dean Ann Hartman, M.S.S. 1954, examined assumptions and implications with regard to world view and epistemologies. She offered the claim by Carol Gilligan in her book, In A Different Voice that women have a different way of thinking than men and asked what the implications are of that insight.
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.
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.