June Kailes

Professional social worker. Advocate for disabled.

Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 6-4-98. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 15 minutes. Transcript of interview: 27 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Education and interest in social work; experiences in applying to graduate school; placement work during graduate studies at USC School of Social Welfare, eg, Rancho Los Amigos; development of center for independent living and work as Director of Westside Center for Independent Living; work in national training programs for independent living; personal story of disability (cerebral palsy); support from family; handicapped access at USC; changes in attitudes towards disabled; work with legislation for disabled; agencies providing community-based services for disabled; legislative programs, goals, and approaches for needs of disabled; social work and disability; attitudes of disabled towards self; electronic technology and disabled; donation of archival material.

Additional Materials

  • 2 copies of synopsis of interview and June Kailes' background. 
  • 1 California Social Welfare Archives Oral History Release Agreement. 
  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.

Download the transcript: 
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