Honora Wilson

Medical social worker. Administrator, hospital social work department.

Interviewed by Maurice Hamovitch. Date of interview: March 1995. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 38 minutes. Transcript of interview: 21 pp. (2 copies rough draft of transcript). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Development of interest in social work; studies at School of Social Work, USC; comments on Pauline Young; assignment to Welfare Dept.; USC professors; activities at USC; positions in social work during Depression; work with Frieda Mohr and Jewish Family Services; study at Smith's psychiatric school; work with Family Service of Cincinnati; return to LA and decision to return to Cincinnati for work; move back to LA to work for Family Service; work with City of Hope; changes in hospital's admittance policy; relationship with City of Hope's board of directors; Shirley Wilson, assistant director at City of Hope; research project; fundraising; hiring of rabbi at City of Hope; departure from City of Hope and work for Jewish Information Services; work for "Rancho".

Additional Materials

  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  • Photocopy of Honora Wilson's handwritten statement for interview.

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