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Carol H. Meyer papers, 1954-1995

Summary Information

Abstract

Dr. Carol H. Meyer taught clinical and advanced social work practice in the School of Social Work (1962-1995). The papers consist primarily of her teaching files, but also include correspondence, papers, speeches, and material related to her research and projects.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0140
Bib ID 6761350 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Meyer, Carol H., 1924-
Title Carol H. Meyer papers, 1954-1995
Physical Description 6.72 linear feet (16 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Meyer's Master's essay and dissertation are separately cataloged and made available through the University Archives

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

Meyer's papers consist primarily of teaching files from her work at the Columbia University School of Social Work, but also include correspondence, papers, speeches, and material related to research and outside projects.

Meyer's teaching files include material related to both her own courses and the general curriculum in the School of Social Work, particularly in areas related to the social work practice sequence of courses and doctoral examinations for practice work. Her teaching files not only include her own course materials, but often also include bibliographies, course outlines, and reading lists from other professors. Meyer also kept readings and notes on subjects related to course topics filed with her teaching files. Meyer's early teaching career is not well documented in her papers; most of her files appear related to courses taught between 1976-1995. There is also no documentation of Meyer's work in the larger university community.

Meyer's papers do not extensively document her research work. The collection includes one folder of various reprints and editorials (1959-1994). In addition, there is documentation related to two other projects; "The Homeless Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill" (1989) and" Assessment in Social Work Practice" (1993).

The papers do contain material related to Meyer's work within the social work profession. Meyer was involved in outside consulting, speaking engagements, task forces, and training, and her papers include files on many of these activities. There is no coverage of her educational or professional activities prior to 1959.

The papers do not contain any material related to Meyer's personal life or interests.

  • Series I: Curriculum and Teaching Files, 1954-1995

    This series contains files related to curriculum and courses taught in the School of Social Work. The majority of the course files relate to courses taught between approximately 1976-1995. Meyer's course files include articles, assignments, bibliographies, course outlines, examination questions, handouts, reading lists, and Meyer's own reading materials and notes on various subjects related to course topics. Some of Meyer's files also relate to development of curriculum in the School of Social Work, particularly as related to doctoral examinations and the social work practice sequence. These files include correspondence, course outlines, examination questions, meeting notes, and memoranda.

  • Series II: Professional Activities, 1960-1990

    Series II contains a curriculum vita (1987), correspondence, and files related to Meyer's papers, presentations, speeches, and work on projects outside of Columbia University.

  • Series III: Publications and Related Files, 1959-1994

    This series contains correspondence, drafts, and reprints related to articles, books, and editorials by Meyer.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

Meyer's Master's essay and dissertation are separately cataloged and made available through the University Archives

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. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts 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.

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); Carol H. Meyer Papers, Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No additions are expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were received as a: Source of acquisition--Estate of Carol H. Meyer via the School of Social Work in. Method of acquisition--bequest of the; Date of acquisition--1998.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Catherine N. Carson.

Finding aid wittten by Catherine N. Carson, 2008.

Revision Description

2008-11-07 File created.

2009/01/13 xml document instange created by Patrick Lawlor

2009-05-15 xml document instance edited by Catherine N. Carson

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

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Carol H. Meyer, a native of Brooklyn, was born on March 18, 1924 in New York City. Meyer received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1946 and a Master's degree in Social Work from the New York School of Social Work later the Columbia School of Social Work in 1949. She received the first Ph.D. in casework awarded by the Columbia School of Social Work in 1957.

Meyer began her career in social work as a group worker at Greenwich House in New York City. While completing her education, Meyer gained experience as a group worker, case worker, and supervisor. She also taught at the New York University School of Social Work from 1956-1959, and then served as an assistant to the New York City Welfare Commissioner as Director of Training from 1959-1962. Meyer joined Columbia University as an Associate Professor in 1962, and taught clinical and advanced social work practice. She was granted tenure in 1965, and became a full professor in 1966. She remained at the University for the rest of her career.

Meyer was an authority on child and family welfare and mental health. Her work also dealt with the eco-system perspective, or the concept that a range of factors should be considered in the creation or assessment of a social service or treatment plan. Meyer was also considered a leader in national social work education; she served on the educational board of the British Journal of Social Work and on the board of the Council on Social Work Education.

Meyer's work was widely published in professional journals on child welfare casework, psychiatric and family practice, foster care, women, and social work. She also lectured throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She published five books: Staff Development in Public Welfare Agencies (1966), Social Work Practice: A Response to the Crisis (1970), Clinical Social Work in the Eco-Systems Perspective (1983), Social Work with the Aging (1986), and Assessment in Social Work Practice (1993). She also served as an editor for other book projects and as the editor in chief of Affilia: Journal of Women in Social Work in the early 1990s.

Meyer died of cancer on December 2, 1996, in New York City. She was survived by two sisters and a brother.

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Series I: Curriculum and Teaching Files, 1954-1995

This series contains files related to curriculum and courses taught in the School of Social Work. The majority of the course files relate to courses taught between approximately 1976-1995. Meyer's course files include articles, assignments, bibliographies, course outlines, examination questions, handouts, reading lists, and Meyer's own reading materials and notes on various subjects related to course topics. Some of Meyer's files also relate to development of curriculum in the School of Social Work, particularly as related to doctoral examinations and the social work practice sequence. These files include correspondence, course outlines, examination questions, meeting notes, and memoranda.



Box 1 Folder 1 6601--Assignment, 1984-1988


Box 1 Folder 2 Depression, circa, 1982

(6113--The Depressed Client)


7113, Undated, 7113, Undated

(The Context of Social Work Practice)


Box 1 Folder 3 Family and Children in Health


Box 1 Folder 4 Class Notes


Box 1 Folder 5 Assessment Outlines, 1990, Undated, 1990, Undated


Box 1 Folder 6 7113 and 7115, 1990-1993, 7113, 7115, 1990-1993


7115

(Clinical Social Work Practice)


Box 1 Folder 7 7115, 1987-1993, 7115, 1987-1993


Box 1 Folder 8 Loss and Separation, Undated


Box 1 Folder 9-10 Course Materials, 1993


Box 1 Folder 11 Crisis Theory, Undated


8201 circa 1987-1993, 8201, 1987-1993

(Social Work Practice)


Box 1 Folder 12 Practice Theory


Box 1 Folder 13 Task, 1987, Undated, 1987, Undated


Box 1 Folder 14 Research Notes 8201, 1993, 8201, 1993



Box 2 Folder 1-2 Susan Kemp, 1990, (2 Folders)

(Dissertation Proposal and Drafts)


Box 2 Folder 3 Child Care, 1988-1990, Undated, 1988-1990, Undated

(Includes case outline for 6921--Day Care)


Box 2 Folder 4 Population Policy, 1969-1986, Undated, 1969-1986, Undated


Box 2 Folder 5-6 Child Abuse, 1977-1990

(Includes course materials for 6920, 7115)


Box 2 Folder 7 Exams, 1975-1990

(Courses 6920, 6921 on Family and Children's Services)


Box 2 Folder 8 Permanency/Prevention, 1990-1992

(Child Welfare Preventative Services)


Box 2 Folder 9-11 Separation/Deprivation, 1978-1983, Undated, 1978-1983, Undated, (3 Folders)


Foster Care


Box 2 Folder 12 1980-1993



Box 3 Folder 1-2 1980-1993, (2 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 3 Children Against Mothers, 1979


Box 3 Folder 4 Sexuality, Undated


Box 3 Folder 5 Impact of Mental Illness on Children, 1978, 1987, 1978, 1987


Box 3 Folder 6 Divorce, 1980s


Box 3 Folder 7 Step Families, 1980-1992

(Course Material for 6920, 7115)


Box 3 Folder 8 Schizophrenia, 1988-1993

(Includes course material for 6601, 6602)


6601


Box 3 Folder 9 Course Outlines, 1989-1990


Box 3 Folder 10 Ethnicity/Culture, 1989-1990


Box 3 Folder 11 Aging, Undated


Box 3 Folder 12 Depression, 1990

(Includes course material for 7113)



Box 4 Folder 1 Borderline Personality, circa, 1987


7115


Box 4 Folder 2 Adolescence, 1982-1989, Undated, 1982-1989, Undated


Box 4 Folder 3 Children Coping with Stress (Abuse, Alcoholism), 1980s


Box 4 Folder 4 Orphan's Progress, 1965-1969, Undated, 1965-1969, Undated


Box 4 Folder 5 Impact of Mental Illness on Children, 1980s


Box 4 Folder 6 Ethics, circa, 1983


Box 4 Folder 7 AIDS, 1980-1993

(7115--AIDS--Death and Dying)


Box 4 Folder 8 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, 1982-1993


Subject Areas


Box 4 Folder 9 Untitled, 1987-1990

(Mostly readings and notes on depression)


Box 4 Folder 10 Substance Abuse, circa, 1988

(Includes reading list for 7115)


Box 4 Folder 11 Dual Diagnosis, 1989-1990


Box 4 Folder 12 Advocacy, 1985

(Includes course materials for 6112, 7102)


Box 4 Folder 13 Termination, 1992

(Includes reading lists for 7101)


Practice Theory



Box 5 Folder 6-8 7115, 1990-1995, 7115, 1990-1995, (3 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 9-11 Research and Practice Articles #8201, 1970-1984, (3 Folders)



Box 6 Folder 1-2 Family Treatment, 1954-1981, Undated, 1954-1981, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 6 Folder 3 DSW Exams, 1979-1995


Box 6 Folder 4 8201 Midterm, Undated, 8201, Undated


Box 6 Folder 5 Practice Models, 1981-1982, Undated, 1981-1982, Undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Epistemology - Family Treatment


Course, 8201


Box 6 Folder 7 Mrs. P: A Problem Redefined, 1976

(Case study, notes, and class assignment for 6113)


Box 6 Folder 8 Ego Theory/Ego Psychology, 1982-1992


Box 6 Folder 9 Advanced Practice Memos, 1980-1986

(Memos on the practice sequence of courses in the advanced program; the PhD requirement, etc.)



Box 8 Folder 1-2 6601 and 7701, 1990-1991, 6601, 7701, 1990-1991, (2 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 3 Meeting for Second Year Practice Teachers, 1991


Box 8 Folder 4 Course 6104, 1976-1980, Undated, 6104, 1976-1980, Undated

(Social Work Practice 4)


Box 8 Folder 5 Loneliness, 1982

(Includes conference materials and Meyer's comments)


8203 Seminar in Advance Social Work Practice, 8203


Box 8 Folder 6 8203, 1978-1984, 8203, 1978-1984


Box 8 Folder 7 Manpower and Practice, 1968, 1973, Undated, 1968, 1973, Undated

(8201)


Box 8 Folder 8 Inter-professional Practice and Education, 1973


Box 8 Folder 9 Self-Help Groups, circa, 1982


Box 8 Folder 10 6601, 1991, 6601, 1991



Box 9 Folder 1-2 7102 Social Work Practice, 1969-1985, 7102, 1969-1985


Box 9 Folder 3-4 Child Abuse and Violence, 1978-1992, (2 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 5 Untitled, 1981

(Various materials on a course on Human Behavior and the Social Environment from Hunter College)


Box 9 Folder 6 7102, 1985-1987, 7102, 1985-1987


6601


Box 9 Folder 7-9 1981-1991, Undated, 1981-1991, Undated, (4 Folders)


Course Binder


Box 9 Folder 10 1989-1991



Box 10 Folder 1 1989-1991


7113 circa 1992, 7113, 1992


Box 10 Folder 2 Course Pack


Box 10 Folder 3 Additional Articles


Box 10 Folder 4 Social Work Practice


Box 10 Folder 5 Classic General Papers


Box 10 Folder 6 7101 Group Methods, 1991, 7101, 1991


Group Work


Box 10 Folder 7 1982, Undated, 1982, Undated



Box 11 Folder 1-2 1984, Undated, 1984, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 11 Folder 3 6920 Family and Children's Services, 1992-1995, Undated, 6920, 1992-1995, Undated


Box 11 Folder 4 8201, 1990-1995, 8201, 1990-1995


Box 11 Folder 5 Unidentified Notebook, 1983

(Includes material on a Practice Teacher's meeting and the practice sequence of courses)


Box 11 Folder 6-7 Untitled, 1980-1985

(Includes material for 6601 and 7102, mainly on families and gender roles)


Box 11 Folder 8 7115 Clinical Social Work Practice, circa 1990, 7115, 1990



Box 12 Folder 1 Adoption, 1970s, 1980s, 1970s, 1980s


Box 12 Folder 2 Schools


Box 12 Folder 3 Groups, 1986-1991

(Includes memos to practice teachers and course materials for 7101)


School Material


Box 12 Folder 6 Practice Sequence, 1988-1990

(Includes course material for 7115)


Box 12 Folder 7 Doctoral Examination in Advanced Practice, 1983-1992


Box 12 Folder 8 Fields of Practice, 1989



Box 14 Folder 2 Howard Case, 1972

(Case material for 6204)


Social Work Practice Sequence


Box 14 Folder 3 Practice Outlines--MSW/DSW, 1970, 1986-1989, 1970, 1986-1989


Box 14 Folder 4 Clinical Practice DSW/MSW--Curriculum Proposals, 1983-1987


Box 14 Folder 5 Social Work Practice III, Undated

(Course 7113)


Box 14 Folder 6 Fields of Practice, Undated

(Social Work Practice V, Course 7115)


Box 14 Folder 7 Human Behavior and Social Environment (HBSE), Undated


Box 14 Folder 8 Social Work Practice II, 1991, Undated, 1991, Undated

(Course 7102)


Box 14 Folder 9 Practice, Programming and Supervision (PPS), 1991, Undated, 1991, Undated

(7133 7135)


Box 14 Folder 10 Social Work Practice Sequence, circa, 1991

(Course 7115)


Box 14 Folder 11 Foundations (Social Work Practice I and Practice, Programming and Supervision I), 1990-1992, Undated, 1990-1992, Undated


Box 14 Folder 12 Field Work Curriculum, 1991


Box 14 Folder 13 Issues of Diversity, Educational Methods, 1992

(Course 7710)



Box 15 Folder 1-2 School--Practice CHM--Special Memos/Reports, 1971-1987, (2 Folders)


6920


Box 15 Folder 8 Placement, 1992-1995, Undated, 1992-1995, Undated



Box 16 Folder 1 6920 Family and Children Services, 1995, 6920, 1995, (2 Folders)


Box 16 Folder 2 Untitled


Box 16 Folder 3-4 Domestic Violence

(articles, notes)


Box 16 Folder 5 Classification Problem/Treatment

(includes reading list for course 6201)


Box 16 Folder 6 6920 Course Pack, 1995 Fall, 6920, 1995


Box 16 Folder 12 Columbia University School of Social Work Curriculum, Degree, and Fellowship Papers, 1985, undated

Series II: Professional Activities, 1960-1990

Series II contains a curriculum vita (1987), correspondence, and files related to Meyer's papers, presentations, speeches, and work on projects outside of Columbia University.


Subseries II.1: General, 1967-1988

consists of Meyer's personal file and general professional correspondence.



Box 12 Folder 4 Personal, 1967-1987

(Includes correspondence, curriculum vita (1987), and other material)


Box 12 Folder 5 Professional Correspondence, circa, 1968-1988



Box 16 Folder 11 Articles and Notes, 1984, undated


Subseries II.2: Papers and Speeches, 1968-1990

includes copies of Meyer's speeches and presentation papers.



Box 12 Folder 9 Speeches, 1968-1970


CHM Speeches--CUSSW


Box 12 Folder 10 1977-1988



Box 13 Folder 1-2 1977-1988, (2 Folders)


Box 13 Folder 3-5 CHM Speeches, 1972-1989


Papers (CHM)


Box 13 Folder 6-8 1981-1989, (2 Folders)



Box 14 Folder 1 1981-1989



Box 16 Folder 9 New Jersey School of Social Work, 1974


Box 16 Folder 10 Papers and Speeches, 1972, 1987-1990, 1972, 1987-1990


Subseries II.3: Projects, 1960-1986

consists of a set of files on task forces, reports, training sessions, and other projects involving Meyer. These files include material on Meyer's work with the New York Bureau of Child Welfare (1960-1962).



Box 7 Folder 1 New Jersey DCY Training, 1974


Box 7 Folder 2 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) CHAT Child Welfare,, 1985-1986


Box 7 Folder 3 Louise Wise Services, 1974-1975


Box 7 Folder 4 Bureau of Child Welfare--New York City, 1960


Box 7 Folder 5 Bureau of Child Welfare--New York City--Reports on Training Program,, 1962


Box 7 Folder 6 Child Welfare--U.S. Children's Bureau, circa, 1966-1968


Box 7 Folder 7 Temple University Hospital Consultation, 1974 May


Box 7 Folder 8 Community Action for Legal Services, Inc. (CALS), 1977


Box 7 Folder 9 New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services (NY-DYFS), 1974-1975


Box 7 Folder 10 Harlem Hospital Consultation, 1967 June-July


Box 7 Folder 11 Educational Methods Institute--CUSSW, 1963


Box 7 Folder 12 Burnout, circa, 1980


Box 7 Folder 13 Preservation Workshop University of Georgia, 1978


Box 7 Folder 14 Wilfrid Laurier University, 1986

(Meyer's report on their doctoral program)


Box 7 Folder 15 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)--Specialization, 1976-1977

(Task Force)

Series III: Publications and Related Files, 1959-1994

This series contains correspondence, drafts, and reprints related to articles, books, and editorials by Meyer.


Assessment in Social Work Practice, circa, 1993



Box 15 Folder 3 Chapter VI Graphics


Box 15 Folder 4-6 Chapters, (3 Folders)


Box 15 Folder 7 Untitled, 1991, Undated, 1991, Undated


Box 15 Folder 8 Correspondence and Book Reviews, 1993-1994



Box 16 Folder 7 The Homeless Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill, 1989


Box 16 Folder 8 Editorials and Reprints, 1959-1994