Carl Shafer

(d. 2000). Social worker, private practice. Social agency director. Professor of social work.

Interviewed by Milton Goldberg. Date of interview: 5-18-94. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 40 minutes. Transcript of interview: 16 pp. (2 copies rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Entrance into field of social work; specialization in studies at USC School of Social Work; early social work positions; Jewish Big Brothers; Foothill Family Service; entrance into private work; doctoral studies at USC School of Social Work; courses taught as faculty member at USC School of Social Work; combination of teaching and private social practice as faculty member; changes in approaches to work with children; social work and changes in families since World War II; depth of social problems in modern society; place of social work and its values in modern society; volunteer work; experiences with public social welfare organizations; other family members in social work; reflections on career in social work and on social work itself; reflections on important persons in field of social work.

Additional Materials

  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Personal statement re career in social work.
  • Los Angeles Times obituary notice. 14 April 2000.
  • University of Southern California School of Social Work memorandum re death of Carl Shafer. 18 April 2000.

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