Elizabeth McBroom

(d. 1997). Professor, USC School of Social Work.

Interviewed by John Milner. Date of interview: 8-3-88. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 33 minutes. Transcript of interview: 35 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of interview, along with list of emendations). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Entrance into social work; education; early work experience; travel in Europe; Gray Harbor County Children's Welfare: foster care; work in State Office in Olympia, Washington; King County Division for Children; teaching position at West Virginia University; return to Olympia, Washington; work with Herrick House, Chicago, Ill.; psychoanalytic approach there; Arlien Johnson and invitation at USC; work with state hospital (Norwalk); faculty-student relationships at USC; School of Social Work's facilities; sabbatical on Fulbright in Thailand; Bangkok experiences; Thai social welfare institutions; association with Thai governmental agencies; doctoral program at Cal-Berkeley; dissertation re socialization; sabbatical in Virgin Islands; work with Rancho Los Amigos; sabbatical in Australia; work in Alaska with Frances Feldman; more on teaching in Australia; USC counseling center; editor of Social Work Papers; volunteer work after retirement; cancer studies; anecdote about stay in Thailand; reflections on Henry Maas, dissertation advisor, and Rino Patti, her student.

Additional Material

  • 2 diskettes of transcript of interview.
  • Handwritten outline of interview by John Milner.

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