Milton Goldberg

Social worker and administrator.

Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview: 12-12-94. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 16 minutes. Transcript of interview: 30 pp. (2 copies of rough draft of interview). CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Entrance into social work; education; first position, with Jewish Family Service; activities with Boy Scouts executive leadership as first Jew and social work professional; hiring of first Hispanic and African-American to work for Boy Scouts; Welfare Planning Council, Special Services for Groups; Governor's Advisory Committee on Children and Youth; executive director of Jewish Big Brothers; goals for Jewish Big Brothers; Dr. Oscar Reiss; casework with Jewish Big Brothers; supervision of "big brothers"; board of directors; fundraising and budget; relationship between private and public funding; big brothers for girls program; personal reflections on social work; volunteer activities with social welfare organizations and agencies; influence of social work profession on policy and programs; changes in field of social work; relationship between Jewish Big Brothers and USC School of Social work; administrator of Camp Max Straus; establishment of Los Angeles Times Camp fund; volunteer work after retirement; present status of children from Jewish Big Brother program; anecdotes about children in program.

Additional Materials

  • Camp Max Straus. Milton Goldberg. Oral History. Videotape.
  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview by Ben Cohen.

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