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Department of Social Work Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 008.7

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the official records that reflect the history and activities of the Department of Social Work, 1974-2015. A majority of the material relates to accreditation reports prepared for the Council on Social Work Education for both the undergraduate degree program and the Joint Master of Social Work Program between The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The collection also includes annual reports published by the Department, brochures with general information about the Department, degree proposal requests, a five year department review, newsletters, and an archive of the department's website

Dates

  • 1974 - 2021

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Social work courses at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro were originally taught under the auspicious of the Department of Sociology. In 1972, Mereb Mossman helped to plan and create a joint Social Work Program with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. It was fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in 1973.

One of the reasons social work branched off into its own program was due to the increasingly stringent professional accreditation requirements for social work instruction that did not fit well with the Department of Sociology's liberal arts curriculum. Also, a majority of the Department's majors were focused on social work; however, they were being taught by sociologists.

The program became the Department of Social Work in 1980 and in 1987, the Department left the College of Arts and Sciences to join the School of Home Economics (now the School of Human Environmental Sciences). In 1997, the Department implemented a collaborative master's degree graduate program in social work with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Extent

4.84 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

In 1980, the Department of Social Work was established from the Social Work Program in the Department of Sociology. Currently it is part of the School of Human Environmental Sciences.

The records of Department of Social Work contains accreditation applications, brochures, degree proposals, newsletters, and an archive of the department's website which document the activities of the Department from 1974-2015.

Arrangement Note

The arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a useable original order. This collection is arranged into three Series. Series 1 and 2 are arranged in alphabetical order while Series 3 is arranged in chronological order. Series 1: General Files, 1974-2015 Series 2: Joint Master of Social Work Program, 1987-2003 Series 3: Annual Reports, 1977-2003 Additional unprocessed materials are also included.

Method of Acquisition

Periodically transferred from the Department of Social Work.

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean A. Mulligan, March, 2011 Encoded by Sean A. Mulligan, March, 2011
Title
Department of Social Work Records
Author
Sean A. Mulligan
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246