Arlien Johnson papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the papers, photographs, and personal materials of American social work educator and researcher Arlien Johnson (1894-1988). These include correspondence, photographs and photo albums, awards and medals, studies and surveys, membership cards, newspapers and newspaper clippings, newsletters, reports, course notes and outlines, bibliographies, personal papers and records, social work journals, oral history papers, research, and more. Johnson was the founding Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington from 1934 to 1939 and Dean of the University of Southern California School of Social Work from 1939 until 1959.
- Majority of material found within 1920s-1970s
- Johnson, Arlien (Person)
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Rights Statement for Archival Description
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Biographical / Historical
Arlien Johnson (1894-1988) was an American social work educator and researcher. She was the founding Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington from 1934 to 1939 and Dean of the University of Southern California School of Social Work from 1939 until 1959. Johnson also was President of the National Conference of Social Work in 1947 and chaired the Fulbright Commission’s American Social Work Team in a study of social services in Great Britain. The Los Angeles Times named Johnson one of the "women of the year" in 1947 for her work.
4.688 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of the papers, photographs, and personal materials of American social work educator and researcher Arlien Johnson (1894-1988).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ruth Britton, February 1998.
This collection is unprocessed.
- Case studies
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Faculty papers
- Identity cards
- Johnson, Arlien -- Archives
- Oral histories (document genres)
- Photograph albums
- Plaques (flat objects)
- Schools of social work -- Faculty -- Archival resources
- Social service -- Research -- California -- Archival resources
- Social work education -- United States -- Archival resources
- Surveys and studies
- University of Southern California. School of Social Work -- Archives
- Women social workers -- United States -- Archival resources
- Finding aid for the Arlien Johnson papers
- Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated.
- 2022 March
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