Charlotte Langley

Social worker, case worker in children's welfare. Board member of social welfare organizations.

Interviewed by David Kuroda. Dates of interview: 7-8-96; 8-10-96. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 11 minutes. Transcript of combined interviews: 27 pp. (1 copy of rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Entrance into social work; medical social work studies at the University of Chicago; first positions as social worker; Vista del Mar; work with Foster Home Department at Vista del Mar; reasons for parallel Jewish and LA County foster child programs; professional speaking engagements; Child Welfare League; training programs in southern California; teaching at UCLA and Wilshire Boulevard Temple; volunteer work; relationship between volunteers and professionals; professional accomplishments as social worker; changes needed in field of social work; more on relationship between volunteers and professionals; personal enjoyment of teaching; pedagogical problems in teaching of social work, especially specialized training; present observations on field of social work; United Way; ethics in social work; needed directions in social work; political leadership; final reflections.

Additional Materials

  • Photocopies of biographical information.
  • Memo from David Kuroda to Ed Hummel re Charlotte Langley interview.
  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  • Corr., minutes, agendas, committee roster re Evening for Foster Parents (1965). In folder labelled "Foster Parent Evening Child Welfare League."
  • Corr., agenda, memorandum, workshop program re "Use of Volunteers Workshop" (1965). In folder labelled "San Fernando Valley Volunteer Workshop.."
  • Introductory talk , notes, summary of workshop, critique re workshop on Foster Parents. In folder labelled Kern County, Bakersfield workshop-Foster Parent Education 11/12/65.
  • Programs, clippings, hosts and hostesses committee lists, correspondence re Foster Families Celebration (1964-1986). In folder labelled "Hollywood Bowl Foster Parent Tribute June 25, 1964-Recognition."
  • Corr., paper, program re annual meeting of Child Care Executives of Southern Baptists (1964). In folder labelled "Child Care Executives of Southern Baptists."
  • Corr., report, paper, references sheet, bibliography, assessment forms re consultation on foster home programs (1963). In folder labelled "San Diego Consultation 'How to Develop a Foster Home Program'."
  • Presentations, corr., service agreement re workshop for Dept. of Social Welfare (1959). In folder labelled "Santa Barbara Institute 'A Theory of Foster Parent Education' June 10 1959."
  • Service agreement, program, presentation re workshop for Tri-County Institute on Licensing. In folder labelled "Tri-County Conference . Foster Parent Education."
  • Presentation, articles, correspondence re Child Placement Institute program. In folder labelled "Jean Charnley Institute State Dept. of Social Welfare. LA. 12/7/60."
  • Program, project reports, papers, correspondence re "Imperial County Foster Parents Institute." In folder labelled "El Centro Institute Foster Parent Training. 11/12/58 1/15/59."

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