Graduate School of Social Work, Records
Title: Graduate School of Social
Creator: Graduate School
of Social Work
box (0.2 linear feet)
Collection Number: RG
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Preferred Citation: Graduate School of Social Work, Records (RG 07-00-00 ). Archives & Special Collections,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Social Work education began at the University of Nebraska in 1908. By 1934, a full
undergraduate program in Social Work was offered and was accredited by the American Association
of Social Workers. In 1937, the University authorized a Graduate School of Social Work, with its
own faculty, curriculum, and requirements for admissions and graduation. The Graduate School
became fully operational in 1940 when it was accepted as a member of the American Association of
Schools of Social Work.
In 1968, the Municipal University of Omaha became part of the University of Nebraska system
as the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). In 1972, the Social Work program was administratively
transferred from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to UNO. The first UNO Masters of Social Work
degrees were awarded in May 1974. The School became a component of what was to become the
College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Scope and Content:
Materials include curriculum policies, course descriptions, brochures, and programs for
special institutes, and newspaper clippings. Also included are several drafts of a proposal for
a field work training program for the Child Welfare Division. A 1943 upper division class paper,
"The Care of Refugee Children" by Betty Hutchinson provides an
example of the timeliness and relevance of the Social Work curriculum.
Social work education
University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus). Graduate School of Social
Nebraska Social Work Institute
Nebraska Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha. College of Public Affairs and
Box 1. Folder 1. Curriculum policy, course descriptions, 1944-1978
Box 1. Folder 2. Examination schedule, convocation, 1952, 1972
Box 1. Folder 3. Social Work Institutes, announcements and programs, 1946-1976
Box 1. Folder 4. Paper, Social Work 365, "The Care of Refugee
Children" by Betty Hutchinson, 1943 RESTRICTED
Box 1. Folder 5. Training program proposal, Child Welfare Division, 1937
Box 1. Folder 6. Newspaper clippings, 1933-1976