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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Mary Gyarfas Papers 1955-1977

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Gyarfas, Mary. Papers

Dates:

1955-1977

Size:

2 linear feet (5 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Mary Gyarfas (1920-2004) Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA), mid-1950s - late-1970s. The collection contains material relating to courses Gyarfas taught while at UC, faculty meeting notes and correspondence, and various publications, both by Gyarfas herself and those relating to the SSA more broadly. Of particular interest are the collected papers presented at the Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium. Also contained in the collection are materials relating to Gyarfas’ involvement in a number of professional organizations, including The National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

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

Biographical Note

Mary Gyarfas (1920-2004) was a professor at the University of Chicago in the school of Social Service Administration (SSA) from the mid-1950s to the late-1970s. In addition to the classes she taught, Gyarfas was an active member of many of the administrative committees of the school. She was involved in the Casework Sequence Committee, the Curriculum Policy Committee, and a number of various subcommittees convened to discuss important topics in the field of social services at the time.

Scope Note

The Mary Gyarfas Papers are organized into three series: Series I: Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers; Series II: University of Chicago; Series III: Professional Organizations. The majority of the collection is contained in Series II – materials relating to Gyarfas’ time as a professor at the University of Chicago. The collection also contains correspondence, reports, casework, papers, meeting minutes, curricula notes, and coursework.

Series I, Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, contain seven papers, written by invited lecturers from around the country. These papers were not formally published at the time, though they were later collected into Theories of Social Casework, published by the University of Chicago.

Series II, University of Chicago, contains material relating to Gyarfas’ position as a professor at UC. The series is divided into five subseries. The first, Casework, contains correspondence, notes, and paper drafts relating to the Casework Sequence Committee. This committee, composed of twenty-two faculty and twelve students, convened in order to structure the course of classes and fieldwork in order to acquaint students to casework in the field of social services. The second subseries, Course, relates more widely to the classes taught by Gyarfas while at UC. This subseries contains reading lists, assignments, and notes on the doctoral seminars led by Gyarfas. The third subseries, Curriculum, contains material relating to the Curriculum Policy Committee. Contained are position statements on curriculum advancement from a number of faculty members, student surveys, and general correspondence relating to curricular issues. The fourth subseries, Faculty, contains faculty meeting minutes and notes as well as faculty evaluations. Additionally, this subseries contains notes relating to the Social Service Review, the faculty published journal from the SSA. The final subseries, Reports, contains reports on child development published by various departments at the University of Chicago. Also included are reports on fieldwork and a proposal for the new Social Services Center.

Series III, Professional Organizations, contains contain documents relating to the professional organizations that Gyarfas was involved in. Specifically, it contains publications and correspondence relating to the National Association of Social Workers, The Council on Social Work Education, and the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Series IV, Restricted Material, contains student references and evaluations to which access is restricted for 80 years.

Related Resources

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

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium

Box 1   Folder 1

Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, Folder #1, 1969

Box 1   Folder 2

Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, Folder #2, 1969

Box 1   Folder 3

Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, Folder #3, 1969

Box 1   Folder 4

Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, Folder #4, 1969

Box 1   Folder 5

Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, Folder #5, 1969

Box 1   Folder 6

Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, Folder #6, 1969

Box 1   Folder 7

Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium Papers, Folder #7, 1969

Series II: University of Chicago

Subseries 1: Casework

Box 1   Folder 8

Accreditation Committee, Casework, 1971

Box 1   Folder 9

Objectives of the Casework Sequence, 1964

Box 1   Folder 10

Casework, 1970-1973

Box 1   Folder 11

Casework Sequence Material, 1974

Box 1   Folder 12

Field Instruction, 1970

Subseries 2: Courses

Box 1   Folder 13

Seminar on Field Instruction, 1940-1959

Box 2   Folder 1

Class Assignments, 1963-1968

Box 2   Folder 2

Bibliographies, Folder #1, 1964-1967

Box 2   Folder 3

Bibliographies, Folder #2, 1964-1972

Box 2   Folder 4

Personality and Socialization, 1967-1970

Box 2   Folder 5

Advance Social Treatment Course Objectives, Hovda, 1971

Box 2   Folder 6

Doctoral Seminar, 1975

Box 2   Folder 7

Minutes of Seminar Sessions, Seminar on the Care of the Child, 1977

Box 2   Folder 8

Review of Seminar Sessions, September 27, 1976

Subseries 3: Curriculum

Box 2   Folder 9

Curriculum, 1967-1974

Box 2   Folder 10

Curriculum Policy, 1969-1974

Box 3   Folder 1

Position Statements for Casework and Curriculum, 1966-1972

Subseries 4: Faculty

Box 3   Folder 2

Faculty Minutes, Folder #1, 1955-1968

Box 3   Folder 3

Faculty Minutes, Folder #2, 1955-1968

Box 3   Folder 4

Faculty Meetings, 1966-1975

Box 3   Folder 5

Memos from Faculty, 1968-1975

Box 3   Folder 6

Evaluation of Faculty, 1968-1971

Box 3   Folder 7

Social Service Review, 1970-1971

Subseries 5: Reports

Box 3   Folder 8

Project Report, “An Analysis of Recent Changes in Federal Policy on Children and Youth,” Seminar on the Care of the Child, 1977

Box 3   Folder 9

Project Report, “Characteristics of Abused Children in Relation to Matched Controls…,” Seminar on the Care of the Child, 1977

Box 3   Folder 10

Project Report, “Before Home Start: Notes Toward a History of Parent Education in America, 1897-1927,” Seminar on the Care of the Child, 1977

Box 3   Folder 11

Report of the Conference on the Use of Social Science Data in the Formulation of Policy on Children, 1977

Box 3   Folder 12

Social Services Center, 1966

Box 3   Folder 13

Group Teaching in the Field, 1969-1970

Series III: Professional Organizations

Box 4   Folder 1

National Association of Social Workers, SSA, 1959-1971

Box 4   Folder 2

NASW, Schwartz, 1962-1966

Box 4   Folder 3

National Association of Social Workers, Annual Program, 1966-1967

Box 4   Folder 4

CSWE, 1966-1975

Box 4   Folder 5

HEW, 1970

Series IV: Restricted Material

Box 5   Folder 1

Student References and Evaluations, 1969-1970

Box 5   Folder 2

412, Casework, 1967