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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Charlotte Towle Papers 1915-1968

© 2007 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Towle, Charlotte. Papers

Dates:

1915-1968

Size:

9.5 linear ft. (19 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Charlotte Towle, psychiatric social worker and theoretician in the fields of social work education and casework, was professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago for over thirty years. The Towle Papers comprise fourteen boxes of correspondence, lecture notes and course files, manuscripts and research notes, and offprint.

Information on Use

Access

Box 6, Folders 11-17 contain student evaluative material and are restricted through 2045.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Towle, Charlotte. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Charlotte Towle (1896-1966) was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She received a BA in education from Goucher College (1919), but after graduation accepted a job with the American Red Cross which strengthened her interest in social work. With the aid of a Commonwealth Fund fellowship, she attended the New York School of Social Work, completing her studies in psychiatric social work in 1926. For two years she was director of the Home Finding Department of The Children's Aid Society of Philadelphia, and from 1928 to 1932 she gained experience in casework supervision and further training in psychiatric social work at the Institute for Child Guidance in New York. Established by the Commonwealth Fund as a model clinic, the Institute was in the forefront of psychiatric social work theory and practice. Towle served as the Institute's fieldwork supervisor for students from the New York and Smith College schools of social work.

In 1932 Towle accepted an appointment to the faculty of the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) at the University of Chicago. Because of its origins in the settlement movement, SSA's curriculum was oriented toward social welfare policy and administration. Edith Abbott, Dean from 1924 to 1942, had initially resisted the trend in the profession toward an emphasis on a psychiatric model in casework. However, when the Commonwealth Fund offered student stipends to SSA contingent on the introduction of psychiatric casework courses into the curriculum and the development of psychiatric field placements, Abbott invited Towle to join the faculty in order to strengthen its psychiatric emphasis.

In the 1930's the casework curriculum in most schools of social work consisted of one introductory course, often referred to as "generic," and many specialized courses. Consequently, the application of psychological knowledge was regarded as the nearly exclusive domain of psychiatric social work. Towle, convinced that all caseworkers needed knowledge about human behavior as well as access to a broad spectrum of treatment approaches, utilized case material from all fields of practice in her casework courses. She emphasized the consideration of multiple social and psychological factors in diagnosis and a range of treatment approaches as generic for all caseworkers (8:13-15, 9:1-11, 13-16, and 10:1-3). In 1941 Towle edited a collection of Social Case Records from Psychiatric Clinics with Discussion Notes as a volume in the Social Service Series published by SSA (4:5). Through widespread classroom use of this book and through her work on the curriculum committees of the American Association of Schools of Social Work and the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers, she helped define a generic casework curriculum for most schools (2:10-13, 3:3, and 8:10).

Not only did Towle's psychiatric orientation affect the SSA curriculum, but she herself was influenced by the broad social concerns and activities of colleagues such as Grace and Edith Abbott and Sophonisba Breckinridge. For example, Towle became interested in the philosophy of social work. In a 1945 book, Common Human Needs, she sketched for public assistance workers the link between understanding human behavior and administering social welfare programs: psychological needs and forces, she argued, were related to social forces and experience (11:1-4). The book was enthusiastically received (1:3-8) and was eventually translated into eight languages (Box 13).

Ironically, Towle's book received its widest publicity in 1951 through what came to be called "The Common Human Needs Affair". The incident began when the president of the American Medical Association noted Towle's statement, "Social security and public assistance programs are a basic essential for attainment of the socialized state envisaged in a democratic ideology, a way of life which so far has been realized only in slight measure." (p. 57) Taking the sentence out of context, he construed "socialized state" as political propaganda and accused the administrator of the Federal Security Agency, which had published the book, of promoting socialist attitudes. As a result, the administrator, Oscar Ewing, ordered the Government Printing Office to destroy all of its remaining copies. The social work profession as well as civil libertarians rallied around Towle (1:11-16), but Ewing did not rescind his order. Consequently, the National Association of Social Workers republished the work and it received wide circulation.

A third focus of Towle's intellectual interest was her effort to synthesize theories of education and of personality to develop a more comprehensive approach to professional education in social work as well as in other professions. Her courses in Growth and Development of Personality (6:18-20, 7:1-14, and 8:1-7) and Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (5:7-10 and 6:1-6) reflected this interest, as did many of her papers and articles. She summarized her theories in a 1954 book, The Learner in Education for the Professions (3:10-12).

Towle's leadership in generic casework theory and in casework education resulted in an invitation to spend 1954-55 as a senior Fulbright scholar at the London School of Economics, acting as educational consultant in its Applied Social Sciences sequence and helping English casework teachers to develop case materials. When her passport was temporarily withheld on suspicion of "communist" leanings (holding membership in two alleged front organizations and having signed a clemency petition for the Rosenbergs were adduced as evidence), she again became a cause célèbre in her profession and beyond (3:2). Her reputation cleared, she finally obtained a passport and spent a productive year in London (3:1, 12:1, and 12:7).

During the later years of her career, Charlotte Towle's national stature as a social work theorist and practitioner was acknowledged as she received several honorary doctorates as well as citations from professional organizations. Towle retired from the SSA faculty in 1964, but continued part time work for two years as a fieldwork supervisor for SSA students. She had just retired from this position at the time of her

death.

Scope Note

The Charlotte Towle Papers have been divided into five series according to content and type of record:

Series I: CORRESPONDENCE

Towle's correspondence is organized topically, maintaining as closely as practicable her own arrangement of the material. With the exception of a selection of personal letters from colleagues (1933-1965) which Towle labeled "Cherished Letters" (4:2), all of the correspondence is professional in nature. In some cases Towle left notes to indicate that the materials in a folder were what she regarded as a representative sample of more voluminous correspondence which she had chosen not to preserve. An example is the topic "Consultations, 1935-1966" (2:2-8), which includes Towle's responses to inquiries on a range of subjects: clients' rights, the placement of foster children, the effect of war on children, and the emotional element in learning, to name several examples.

Other aspects of Towle's professional activity which are particularly strongly represented in her correspondence include the publication of her books and responses to them (1:3-10, 3:10-12, and 4:5), especially the "Common Human Needs Affair" (1:11-16), and her role in curriculum development (2:10-13, 3:3, and 3:5).

Series II: COURSE FILES AND RELATED TEACHING MATERIALS

This series includes Towle's lecture notes and mimeographed materials (primarily case materials and bibliographies) for her courses at SSA as well as for workshops and supervision institutes conducted elsewhere. It also includes a number of topical files of materials which she used in teaching. Here, as elsewhere, the attempt has been to preserve as much as possible Towle's arrangement of the material.

Series III: RESEARCH NOTES AND MANUSCRIPTS

This series consists of notes, drafts, and completed manuscripts of various papers, both published and unpublished. Towle was in great demand as a speaker, not only at professional conferences, but at schools of social work, social welfare agencies, and parent-teacher organizations. A large number of unpublished manuscripts (11:13-19) remain in the order in which Towle placed and numbered them, although her organizing principle is not readily apparent, being neither chronological, topical, or alphabetical.

In 1961 Towle considered the possibility of publishing a collection of her papers, including some of those previously unpublished. Although she did not proceed with the project, she did make an outline and some preliminary notes which are preserved here (12:2).

The manuscript of Common Human Needs (11:1-4) is also a part of this series.

Series IV: ARTICLES AND BOOKS

This series comprises offprint of Towle's articles (12:15-18 and 13:1-7) as well as the original edition and the foreign language editions of Common Human Needs (Box 13). The offprint have been arranged chronologically and were numbered by Mary Rall to correspond to their position in the Towle bibliography published on the occasion of the dedication of the Towle Memorial Library at the Spencer-Chapin Adoption Service, New York (12:13).

Series V: MISCELLANEOUS

This series contains a variety of materials, among them the honorary degrees which Charlotte Towle received and clippings and memorabilia related to them (Box 14). It also includes autobiographical notes and statements (13:8) as well as Towle's responses to requests for biographical information and a number of biographical sketches written about her (13:9 and 14:2). Finally, materials related to Towle's death are a part of this series: letters and resolutions of condolence (14:1), memorial services (14:4), a memorial symposium and lecture series (14:5), and the tape of a memorial radio program by Studs Terkel (14:7).

Series VI: Addenda

Included in this series are papers and correspondence related to the SSA faculty, offprints and photocopies from the dissertation about Towle written by Wendy Posner.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 1

American Red Cross, experience with, 1925

Box 1   Folder 2

Casework by Florence Hollis, preface to, 1963

Box 1   Folder 3

Common Human Needs, responses and reviews, 1945

Box 1   Folder 4

Common Human Needs, 1946

Box 1   Folder 5

Common Human Needs, 1947-50

Box 1   Folder 6

Common Human Needs, 1951-56

Box 1   Folder 7

Common Human Needs, 1957-61

Box 1   Folder 8

Common Human Needs, 1962-67

Box 1   Folder 9

Common Human Needs, 1965 edition, bibliography revision

Box 1   Folder 10

Common Human Needs, 1965 edition, production and publication, 1964-66

Box 1   Folder 11

"Common Human Needs Affair," March-April, 1951

Box 1   Folder 12

"Common Human Needs Affair," May, 1951

Box 1   Folder 13

"Common Human Needs Affair," June, 1951

Box 1   Folder 14

"Common Human Needs Affair," July, 1951

Box 1   Folder 15

"Common Human Needs Affair," August-December, 1951

Box 1   Folder 16

"Common Human Needs Affair," 1952-54

Box 2   Folder 1

Confidentiality, 1948-49, 1963-65

Box 2   Folder 2

Consultations, 1935-47

Box 2   Folder 3

Consultations, 1948-49

Box 2   Folder 4

Consultations, 1950-59

Box 2   Folder 5

Consultations, 1960-63

Box 2   Folder 6

Consultations, 1964

Box 2   Folder 7

Consultations, 1965

Box 2   Folder 8

Consultations, 1966

Box 2   Folder 9

Controversial issues, 1957-64

Box 2   Folder 10

Curriculum in advanced social casework education, 1946-48

Box 2   Folder 11

Curriculum in advanced social casework education, 1949-51

Box 2   Folder 12

Curriculum in advanced social casework education, 1952

Box 2   Folder 13

Curriculum in advanced social casework education, 1953-56

Box 3   Folder 1

England, year in, 1954-55

Box 3   Folder 2

"Fulbright Affair," 1953-54

Box 3   Folder 3

Generic case work, 1946-49

Box 3   Folder 4

Gould House conference, 1963 [see also Gould House papers in 8;11]

Box 3   Folder 5

Growth and Development, Human, curriculum

Box 3   Folder 6

Honors and awards

Box 3   Folder 7

Invitations, 1961-63

Box 3   Folder 8

Invitations, 1964-65

Box 3   Folder 9

Invitations, 1965-66

Box 3   Folder 10

The Learner in Education for the Professions, comments on manuscript, 1953-54

Box 3   Folder 11

The Learner in Education for the Professions, production and publication, 1953-58

Box 3   Folder 12

The Learner in Education for the Professions, responses and reviews, 1955-57

Box 3   Folder 13

London School of Economics, social work program, 1957

Box 3   Folder 14

Mental retardation, 1957-59

Box 4   Folder 1

New York School of Social Work, paper delivered at, press misinterpretation, 1961

Box 4   Folder 2

Personal ("Cherished Letters"), 1933-65

Box 4   Folder 3

Positions, offers of, 1963-64

Box 4   Folder 4

Psychiatry and social work, collaboration between, 1959-60

Box 4   Folder 5

Social Case Records from Psychiatric Clinics, responses and reviews, 1941-42

Box 4   Folder 6

Social Service Review, articles for, 1940-54

Box 4   Folder 7

Tributes

  • Tributes to Charlotte Towle, 1936-64
  • Tributes to Charlotte Towle, upon her retirement, bound volume, 1962
Box 4   Folder 8

Tributes to others by Charlotte Towle, 1952-64

Box 4   Folder 9

Work loads, Charlotte Towle's, 1946-59

Series II: Course Files and Related Teaching Materials

Box 5   Folder 1

Administration of Social Welfare (SSA 355), course proposal

Box 5   Folder 2

Advanced Education in Social Work, statements by Council on Social Work Education, 1964

Box 5   Folder 3

Assignments and examination questions, various courses

Box 5   Folder 4

Casework Faculty, notes and minutes, 1963-64

Box 5   Folder 5

Child Therapy Program, Institute for Psychoanalysis, 1962-63

Box 5   Folder 6

Consultation process, workshops on

Box 5   Folder 7

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), case material

Box 5   Folder 8

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), course book

Box 5   Folder 9

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), lecture notes

Box 5   Folder 10

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), lecture notes

Box 6   Folder 1

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), lecture notes

Box 6   Folder 2

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), lecture notes

Box 6   Folder 3

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), objectives and course plan

Box 6   Folder 4

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), teaching materials

Box 6   Folder 5

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), teaching materials

Box 6   Folder 6

Dynamics of Learning and Teaching (SSA 431, 580), theoretical statements

Box 6   Folder 7

Fieldwork Instruction, Concepts taught

Box 6   Folder 8

Fieldwork Instruction, Current trends in, 1964

Box 6   Folder 9

Fieldwork orientation, notes, 1964

Box 6   Folder 10

Fieldwork supervision, case of Frederick T.-a problematic learner"

Box 6   Folder 11

Fieldwork supervision, reports, notes re., 1966 RESTRICTED

Box 6   Folder 12

Fieldwork supervision, reports, notes re., 1964-65 RESTRICTED

Box 6   Folder 13

Fieldwork supervision, reports, notes re., 1964-65 RESTRICTED

Box 6   Folder 14

Fieldwork supervision, reports, notes re., 1964-65 RESTRICTED

Box 6   Folder 15

Fieldwork supervision, reports, notes re., 1965-66 RESTRICTED

Box 6   Folder 16

Fieldwork supervision, reports, notes re., 1965-66 RESTRICTED

Box 6   Folder 17

Fieldwork supervision, reports, notes re., 1965-66 RESTRICTED

Box 6   Folder 18

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), assignments

Box 6   Folder 19

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), assumptions, theoretical

Box 6   Folder 20

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), case appraisals

Box 7   Folder 1

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), discussion groups

Box 7   Folder 2

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Introduction; Definition of terms

Box 7   Folder 3

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Stresses

Box 7   Folder 4

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Defenses

Box 7   Folder 5

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, A Prevue [sic] of the Family

Box 7   Folder 6

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Family and Culture; Religion

Box 7   Folder 7

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, The Place of Culture in Personality Growth and Development

Box 7   Folder 8

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Infancy

Box 7   Folder 9

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, ibid

Box 7   Folder 10

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Early Childhood

Box 7   Folder 11

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Mid-Childhood

Box 7   Folder 12

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Late Childhood

Box 7   Folder 13

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, ibid

Box 7   Folder 14

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Adolescence

Box 8   Folder 1

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, Maturity and Aging

Box 8   Folder 2

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, ibid

Box 8   Folder 3

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), lectures, miscellaneous unused notes

Box 8   Folder 4

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), materials mimeographed

Box 8   Folder 5

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), outline and basic assumptions

Box 8   Folder 6

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), reading notes and clippings

Box 8   Folder 7

Growth and Development of Personality (SSA 300-01, 320, 323-24), religion, social work and

Box 8   Folder 8

Guidance and Personnel Program, casework aspects, 1939

Box 8   Folder 9

Learning Patterns, lectures and workshops at Western Reserve University, 1961

Box 8   Folder 10

Psychiatric social work curriculum

Box 8   Folder 11

Psychotherapy, Training in, New York University, Gould House conference, 1963 [see also correspondence in 3;4]

Box 8   Folder 12

Quotations, miscellaneous, used in teaching

Box 8   Folder 13

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Menton case (SCW 1)

Box 8   Folder 14

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Milano and Lopez cases (SCW 2)

Box 8   Folder 15

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Brandon case (SCW 2)

Box 9   Folder 1

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, London family case (SCW 2)

Box 9   Folder 2

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Jenkins case (SCW 3)

Box 9   Folder 3

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Bannister case (SCW 3)

Box 9   Folder 4

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Archer case (SCW 4)

Box 9   Folder 5

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Bates and Moulton cases

Box 9   Folder 6

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, Wagner case

Box 9   Folder 7

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, various cases (SCW 3 and 4)

Box 9   Folder 8

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, lecture notes, 1932-35

Box 9   Folder 9

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, lecture notes, 1945-58

Box 9   Folder 10

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331) case teaching notes, lecture notes, 1961-64

Box 9   Folder 11

Social Casework (SSA 307, 309, 320, 321, 330, 331), miscellaneous notes

Box 9   Folder 12

Students in social work education, selection of

Box 9   Folder 13

Supervision, Casework, (SSA 312), lecture notes, 1945

Box 9   Folder 14

Supervision, Casework, Casework, case problem sets with notes, #1-15

Box 9   Folder 15

Supervision, Casework, Casework, ibid, #16-29

Box 9   Folder 16

Supervision, Casework, Casework, (SSA 581), notes and materials, 1961-63

Box 10   Folder 1

Supervision, Casework, Learning and, (theoretical statements)

Box 10   Folder 2

Supervision, Casework, miscellaneous lecture notes

Box 10   Folder 3

Supervision, Casework, problems from Wayne State University and Western Reserve University

Box 10   Folder 4

Supervision Summer Institutes, 1959-64, notes

Box 10   Folder 5

Supervision Summer Institutes, 1959-64, materials

Box 10   Folder 6

Supervision Summer Institutes, 1966, notes

Box 10   Folder 7

Supervision Summer Institutes, 1966, materials

Box 10   Folder 8

Supervision Workshop, Illinois Welfare Conference, 1964

Box 10   Folder 9

Teaching, progression in, notes

Box 10   Folder 10

Teaching Social casework, notes

Series III: Research Notes and Manuscripts

Box 10   Folder 11

Army Mental Hygiene Service, The Social Worker and the, discussion, 1960

Box 10   Folder 12

Book Reviews, 1934-49

Box 10   Folder 13

Book Reviews, 1950-64

Box 10   Folder 14

Cause and Function, notes, 1961

Box 10   Folder 15

Character Disorders, Classification of, notes for SSA course taken 1961

Box 10   Folder 16

Chartist Movement, course paper for SSA 365, English Philanthropy, 1939

Box 10   Folder 17

Child placement, papers on, 1927, 1931

Box 10   Folder 18

Common Human Needs, bibliography for 1965 edition

Box 11   Folder 1

Common Human Needs, 1945 edition, manuscript chapter 1

Box 11   Folder 2

Common Human Needs, 1945 edition, chapter 2

Box 11   Folder 3

Common Human Needs, 1945 edition, chapter 3

Box 11   Folder 4

Common Human Needs, 1945 edition, chapter 4

Box 11   Folder 5

Educability, Criteria of, paper, 1963

Box 11   Folder 6

Ethics, Social Worker's Code of

Box 11   Folder 7

Ethics and Values in a Changing Social Welfare Scene, paper, 1965

Box 11   Folder 8

Examinations in Social Work Education, paper, 1947

Box 11   Folder 9

Fraiberg Institute, case discussion, 1964

Box 11   Folder 10

Health and Disease, notes for SSA course taken 1962

Box 11   Folder 11

Learning, Relationship of Work and Play in, notes and paper

Box 11   Folder 12

Learning Process in Field Work, Study on, 1949-51

Box 11   Folder 13

Lectures and papers, miscellaneous unpublished

Box 11   Folder 14

Lectures and papers, miscellaneous unpublished

Box 11   Folder 15

Lectures and papers, miscellaneous unpublished

Box 11   Folder 16

Lectures and papers, miscellaneous unpublished

Box 11   Folder 17

Lectures and papers, miscellaneous unpublished

Box 11   Folder 18

Lectures and papers, miscellaneous unpublished

Box 11   Folder 19

Lectures and papers, miscellaneous unpublished

Box 12   Folder 1

Lectures in England, 1955

Box 12   Folder 2

Papers, collected, outline for, 1961

Box 12   Folder 3

Poe, Edgar Allen, notes, 1927

Box 12   Folder 4

Psychopathology for Social Workers, notes for SSA course taken 1956

Box 12   Folder 5

Research, miscellaneous papers, notes, and proposals

Box 12   Folder 6

Social Casework in the Post-Masters' Program, paper, 1953

Box 12   Folder 7

Social work education in England, notes

Box 12   Folder 8

Social Work Education, Keeping pace with our Knowledge of Children, Is, discussion, 1962

Box 12   Folder 9

Social Worker, I'd like to be a, television program, 1957

Box 12   Folder 10

Supervision, unpublished papers on

Box 12   Folder 11

Teacher, Helping the Casework Practitioner Become a, paper, 1959

Box 12   Folder 12

Teaching, Collaborative, 1954

Series IV: Articles and Books

Box 12   Folder 13

Bibliography of Charlotte Towle's published articles and books

Box 12   Folder 14

"My Experience as an Immigrant," The Mountaineer (April, 1915), 14-15

Box 12   Folder 15

Offprint, 1926-31

Box 12   Folder 16

Offprint, 1935

Box 12   Folder 17

Offprint, 1936-39

Box 12   Folder 18

Offprint, 1940

Box 13   Folder 1

Offprint, 1941-45

Box 13   Folder 2

Offprint, 1946-49

Box 13   Folder 3

Offprint, 1950-52

Box 13   Folder 4

Offprint, 1953

Box 13   Folder 5

Offprint, 1955-56

Box 13   Folder 6

Offprint, 1959-62

Box 13   Folder 7

Offprint, 1963-65

  • Common Human Needs, first edition, 1945
  • Common Human Needs, Turkish edition
  • Common Human Needs, Italian edition, 1952
  • Common Human Needs, Hebrew edition, 1953
  • Common Human Needs, Japanese edition, 1955
  • Common Human Needs, Dutch edition, 1955
  • Common Human Needs, German edition, 1956
  • Common Human Needs, Greek edition, 1961
  • Common Human Needs, Spanish edition, 1964

Series V: Miscellaneous

Box 13   Folder 8

Autobiographical notes and statements

Box 13   Folder 9

Biographical inquiries and sketches, 1939-68

Box 14   Folder 1

Condolence, letters and resolutions of, 1966-67

Box 14   Folder 2

Guilford, Edgar W., "Quid Vobis Vidatur; Charlotte Towle as an Untrained Social Worker, 1924-26," manuscript, 1966

  • Honors, Lasker Award, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1956
  • Honors, LL.D., Tulane University, 1957
  • Honors, LL.D., Goucher College, 1961
  • Honors, LL.D., Western Reserve University, 1962
Box 14   Folder 3

Honors, memorabilia and clippings re

Box 14   Folder 4

Memorial services, November 6, November 10, December 6, 1966

Box 14   Folder 5

Memorial symposium and lectures

Box 14   Folder 6

"The Mountaineer," Commencement Number, June, 1915, Butte High School, Butte, Montana

Box 14   Folder 7

Terkel, Studs, radio program in memory of Towle, December, 1966, tape

Box 14   Folder 8

Towle Memorial Library, Spence-Chapin Adoption Service, New York, dedication of, 1967

Series VI: Addenda

Box 15   Folder 1

US. Veterans Bureau, Personnel Folder, Charlotte Towle, 1921-1948

Box 15   Folder 2

US. Veterans Bureau, Personnel Folder, Charlotte Towle, 1945-1948

Box 15   Folder 3

US. Veterans Bureau, Personnel Folder, Charlotte Towle, 1921

Box 15   Folder 4

US. Veterans Bureau, Personnel Folder, Charlotte Towle, 1922

Box 15   Folder 5

US. Veterans Bureau, Personnel Folder, Charlotte Towle, 1923

Box 15   Folder 6

US. Veterans Bureau, Personnel Folder, Charlotte Towle, 1924-27

Box 15   Folder 7

Suitland Collection II, Common Human Needs

Box 15   Folder 8

Charlotte Towle, File Copy, (Do not hand out), "Cases on Individuals under Stress."

Box 15   Volume 1

University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, "Data Requested for Review of Accreditation, Council on Social Work Education, March 1961

Box 16   Folder 1

Council on Social Work Education, misc. papers, 1950's

Box 16   Folder 2

Council on Social Work Education, misc. papers,1950's

Box 16   Folder 3

Statistics on Social Work Education, 1956-1958

Box 16   Folder 4

Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1957-1960

Box 16   Folder 5

Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1957-1959

Box 16   Folder 6

Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1956-1957

Box 16   Folder 7

Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1954-1956

Box 16   Folder 8

Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1951-1954

Box 16   Folder 9

Supervision, No. 18,"First Interview of the Untrained Worker"

Box 16   Folder 10

Supervision, No 31, "The Nature of Social Work," by Werner W. Boehm

Box 17   Folder 1

Supervision, No. 24, "Basic Behavior Concepts in Professional Learning," by Charlotte Towle

Box 17   Folder 2

Photocopies of Charlotte Towle Materials, used in Wendy Posner's dissertation, with her notes, section one

Box 17   Folder 3

Photocopies of Charlotte Towle Materials, used in Wendy Posner's dissertation, with her notes, section two

Box 17   Folder 4

Photocopies of Charlotte Towle Materials, used in Wendy Posner's dissertation, with her notes, section three

Box 17   Folder 5

Photocopies of Charlotte Towle Materials, used in Wendy Posner's dissertation, with her notes, section four

Box 17   Folder 6

Photocopies of Charlotte Towle Materials, used in Wendy Posner's dissertation, with her notes, section five

Box 17   Folder 7

Photocopies of Charlotte Towle Materials, used in Wendy Posner's dissertation, with her notes, section six

Box 17   Folder 8

Photocopies of Charlotte Towle Materials, used in Wendy Posner's dissertation, with her notes, "Disposition of Institute for Child Guidance Records

Box 18   Folder 1

Contractual Material

Box 18   Folder 2

Mid-Century White House Conference

Box 18   Folder 3

Committee Work, SSA

Box 18   Folder 4

Employment Opportunities

Box 18   Folder 5

Committee Work-extra curricular

Box 18   Folder 6

London School of Economics

Box 18   Folder 7

Common Human Needs Controversy

Box 18   Folder 8

Application for Employment

Box 18   Folder 9

Requests for Publication or Editorial Comment

Box 18   Folder 9

Memorial Services

Box 18   Folder 10

Administrative Material

Box 18   Folder 11

Class Material

Box 18   Folder 12

Extracurricular Activities

Box 18   Folder 13

Faculty Commutations

Box 18   Folder 14

"The Social context of Training Psychotherapists," by Charlotte Towle

Box 18   Folder 15

Madalene Moore

Box 19   Folder 1

Post Master's Committee Minutes through 1952

Box 19   Folder 2

Post Master's Committee Minutes through 1959

Box 19   Folder 3

Curriculum Committee, 1953-1964

Box 19   Folder 4

Curriculum Committee, 1965-1966