In this video, two alumnae share a delightful story of Florence Day’s treatment of them while they were students.
In this video, Maria Braveheart Jordan, Ph.D. 1995, shares a story about when she almost got arrested while teaching.
In this excerpt from her complete oral history, Monica McGoldrick recounts why she chose Smith School for Social Work, her experience at the school, and the importance of friends who understood her research passions and who kept her accountable to stand up for the oppressed.
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.