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At a Glance
Ms. Purpura's papers are arranged in three series: Series I. Courses, 1942-1943 Series II. Case Works, 1943 Series III. Biographical, 1942-1943.
Ms. Purpura's papers consist primarily of class notes and term papers from various courses taken at The New York School of Social Work. In addition, the collection includes course outlines, reading lists, bibliographies, interviews, case studies observations, newspaper clippings, and magazine reprints.
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three 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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rachel Anne Purpura papers; Box and Folder; University Archives; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
No additions are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed by Marilyn Chin (Queens College, 2011).
Finding aid written by Marilyn Chin (Queens College, 2011) February 2011.
2011-03-04 File created.
2011-03-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Rachel Anne (Reynolds) Purpura was a graduate student at Columbia University's New York School of Social Work during 1942-1943. Her career focused on the reform of institutional bureaucracy. She volunteered in several committees at the central branch of the Brooklyn YWCA. As an undergraduate, she majored in Economics and Sociology, and received her B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1940.