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Gibbs (Jewelle Taylor) papers
BANC MSS 2016/130  
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Description
This collection documents the career of Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, professor emerita at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and the first African American professor appointed to an endowed chair in the University of California system.
Background
Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, professor emerita at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, a clinical psychologist, and noted writer, was born November 4, 1933 to Margaret Morris and the Reverend Julian A. Taylor. Gibbs grew up in Connecticut, graduated from Ansonia High School, and received her B.A. (cum laude) in Social Relations (specializing in Behavioral Sciences) from Radcliffe College in 1955. She met James Lowell Gibbs, Jr., a graduate student in anthropology, at Harvard in 1954, and they married in 1956. Gibbs earned a certificate at the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in business administration in 1959 and worked at the Pillsbury Company for two years. The couple moved to Palo Alto when James Lowell Gibbs became a professor at Stanford. Jewelle Taylor Gibbs received her M.S.W. in Psychiatric Social Work at University of California, Berkeley in 1970. She, and worked as a clinical social worker at Stanford University for five years before returning to Berkeley, where she earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1980. Gibbs started teaching at the School of Social Welfare in 1979, and became the first African American professor appointed to an endowed chair in the University of California system when she became the Zellerbach Family Fund Professor of Social Policy, Community Change and Practice. Her research interests include adolescent psychosocial problems, mental health in working class and communities of color, juvenile justice issues, biracial and bicultural identity issues, and urban social policy.
Extent
12.6 Linear Feet (10 cartons, 1 volume)
Restrictions
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Availability
Cartons 1-10 are open for research. The volume contains a file with an interview that is closed to researchers until 2064.