California Social Welfare Archives oral histories Edit




  • 1969 – 1999 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], California Social Welfare Archives oral histories, Collection no. 0607, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Abstract

    The CSWA Oral History Collection numbers one hundred interviews with persons important in the history of social work in southern California and in the nation. Examples of interviewees include Carmelita White, the first African-American graduate of the USC School of Social Work, in 1932; George Nickel, one of the leaders in the advancement of social welfare in California, from his entrance into the profession during the Great Depression until his death (1990); and Charles Schottland, Social Security Commissioner during the Eisenhower administration and head of the U.S. Children's Bureau. Many of the interviews have been digitized: