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Graduate School of Social Work, Records

Title: Graduate School of Social Work, Records

Creator: Graduate School of Social Work

Dates: 1930-1978

Quantity: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 07-00-00

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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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 Work

Nebraska Social Work Institute

Nebraska Center for Continuing Education

University of Nebraska at Omaha. College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Container List: 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

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