The School of Social Work Records documents the school’s foundation, history, and influence in San Diego. The collection is composed of correspondence, newsletters,
program fliers, student handbooks, faculty resumes, memoranda, and budgetary reports. Highlights include documentation for
graduate study groups pertaining to LGBT students, accreditation reports, and public relations studies concerning Chicano
students in the social work program. The bulk of the material dates from the School of Social Work’s foundation in 1963 to
the early 1990’s.
Founded in 1963, the San Diego State University School of Social Work was the first of its kind in what is now the 23 campus
Cal-State University system. The program emerged in response to a need for more professionally educated workers in the public
welfare sector, focusing mostly on diversity, civil rights, and education. Former and current faculty include leading authorities
in a broad range of disciplines and focus areas related to substance abuse, domestic violence, child welfare, mental health
and aging, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, and immigration.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.