Helen Gruenberg

(1910-2003). Professional social worker.

Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 8-29-88 (reinterviewed 8-3-98 because of defective tape). 2 cassette tapes (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 43 minutes. Transcript of interview: 19 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Family; education; marriage; first social worker in private practice; resistance to private practice from social work professionals; placement of disturbed youth in foster homes; work with Los Angles Dept. of Water and Power; activities after retirement.

Additional Materials

  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  • Speech given by Helen Gruenberg.
  • Letter from Rhea Johnson to Gerda Lawrence, coordinator of the SCSW Awards committee, nominating Helen Gruenberg for society member of the year award (9-14-84).
  • 1 2.5 x 5 in. color photograph of Helen Gruenberg.

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