Arlien Johnson

(1894-1988). Social work educator. Dean, USC School of Social Work.

Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 7-30-77. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 56 minutes. Transcript of interview: 20 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Acceptance of position at USC; experience as woman in position; early faculty in School of Social Work; recruitment of faculty; inter-departmental cooperation; salary as dean; effect of World War II on School of Social Work; development of social welfare work and relationship to School of Social Work; Maurice Hamovitch; Elizabeth McBroom; program for veterans after World War II; influence on School of more men; selection of Dean Malcolm Stinson as successor; loan fund; alumni organizations; reflections on directions of research and teaching in social work at School.

Additional Material

  • California Social Work Hall of Distinction Biography
  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  • Program for Arlien Johnson Memorial Service held at USC, School of Social Work.
  • Newspaper clippings re life and accomplishments as social worker.
  • Obituaries of Arlien Johnson.
  • 1 cassette tape of Arlien Johnson Memorial Service held at USC, School of Social Work.
  • 1 reel-to-reel tape of oral history interview of Arlien Johnson by John Milner (1972): "Some Thoughts about the School of Social Work, U.S.C."
  • Vida S. Grayson, interviewer. "An Oral Memoir of Arlien Johnson, 1893-." NASW Oral History Project. 1980.

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