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Rachel Anne Purpura Papers, 1942-1943.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Rachel Anne Purpura Papers, 1942-1943.
Physical description:.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Language(s): Material is in English.


Ms. Purpura's papers are arranged in three series:


Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Courses, 1942-1943

This series consists of Ms. Purpura’s class notes and term papers associated with graduate courses taken at The New York School of Social Work. The papers also include course syllabi, bibliographies, and reading lists.

Series II: Case Works, 1943

These files contain Ms. Purpura’s observations, bibliographies, and information used for assigned case studies in the field of group work.

Series III: Biographical,1942-1943

This series include Ms. Purpura’s typed application summary for The New York School of Social Work. Also included is a certification from the Welfare Council for completion of the Brooklyn Orientation Training Course for Volunteers in Group Work.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 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.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Manuscript Curator and University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rachel Anne Purpura papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed by Marilyn Chin (Queens College, 2011)

Finding aid written by Marilyn Chin (Queens College, 2011) February 2011

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 4, 2011

Finding aid written in English.

    2011-03-04 File created.
    2011-03-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
New York School of Social Work--Association of Group Work StudentsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York School of Social Work.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Purpura, Rachel Anne 1918-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schools of Social WorkPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social Work Education--Curricula--United StatesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social Work Education--United StatesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social work with youthPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sociology--Outlines, syllabi, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.