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Helen Rehr papers, 1950-1994

Summary Information

Abstract

Papers of social worker and educator Helen Rehr.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1662
Bib ID 10304024 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Rehr, Helen
Title Helen Rehr papers, 1950-1994
Physical Description 9 linear feet (9 linear feet 6 record storage cartons)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 6 series: Series I: Articles and Publications, 1965-1992; Series II: Course Materials, 1965-1979; Series III: Lectures and Presentations, 1962-1994; Series IV: Research Projects; Series V: Professional Files, 1950-1994; Series VI: Printed Material.

Description

Scope and Content

Professional papers of social worker Helen Rehr. The collection documents Rehr's long career as a social worker, from her college and graduate coursework in the subject through her own impressive career. The collection is particularly rich in Rehr's scholarly and professional output, and includes a significant number of articles and books published by Rehr, as well as lectures and addresses on various topics.

Upon her retirement from Mount Sinai she helped to found the National Association of Social Workers National Center for Social Policy and Practice. She also served on the Columbia University School of Social Work's Committee on doctoral education.

Rehr was an active advocate for the social work profession. In addition to her professional practice, she taught social work, holding visiting professorships at the University of Pennsylvania, Ben Gurion University, Hebrew University, and Haifa University. She was an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, and was named a Social Work Pioneer by that organization and received their prestigious Knee/Whitman Lifetime Achievement Award in Health and Mental Health.

Helen Rehr died in 2013 at the age of 93.

  • Series I: Articles and Publications

    This series is comprised of articles and papers authored or co-authored by Rehr. Includes manuscripts as well as offprints and published articles. This series is comprised of articles and papers authored or co-authored by Rehr. Includes manuscripts as well as offprints and published articles.

  • Series II: Course Material

    This series includes material from courses taken by Rehr while pursuing her graduate education in social work at Columbia University, as well as some of her teaching material. This series also includes Rehr's 1970 dissertation.

  • Series III: Lectures and Presentations

    The lectures and presentations series includes lectures, presentations, and addresses given by Rehr over the course of her career.

  • Series IV: Research Projects

    Research Projects series includes project proposals, reports, and supplementary files for a number of projects proposed or carried out by Helen Rehr.

  • Series V: Professional Files

    The professional files series includes material related to Rehr's professional activities, including her work with the National Association of Social Work and committees of the Columbia University School of Social Work.

  • Series VI: Printed Material

    Published Monographs and offprints.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helen Rehr Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed ceh 06/14/2013.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 06/14/2013.

Revision Description

2013-06-15 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University. School of Social Work Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medical social work Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Department of Social Work Services Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rehr, Helen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Dr. Helen Rehr was a prominent social worker and a pioneer in the practice of social work in a health care setting.

Rehr was born in 1919 in New York City. She received her bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1940 and a master's in Social Work from Columbia University in 1945. She spent several years at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in the social work department, and continued her work at Mount Sinai when she returned to Columbia University's School of Social Work to work on her doctorate, which she received in 1970. She retired as Director of the Department of Social Work at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1986.