Sam Berman

Interviewed by Charlotte Langley. Date of interview: 1-17-91. Length of interview: 1 hour 34 minutes. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Transcript of interview: 31 pp.

Interview Topics

Early interest in social work; his army career during World War II; social work in New York City; study and work at Menninger Clinic; directorship of Children's Center in St. Louis; work at Rich Farm (Chicago); his impressions of Bruno Bettelheim; Child Welfare League work in New York City; his move to California; his experiences with Vista Del Mar Child Care Services; his childhood and professional values; his retirement from Child Welfare League of California and his thoughts on the future of the profession

Additional Materials

  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview. 
  • Correspondence from Sam Berman to Charlotte Langley re additional questions. 

Download the transcript: 
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