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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical note
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  • Title: Eleanor Klein papers
    Collection number: 0499
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1970
    Abstract: Eleanor Klein received her Master's Degree in Social Work from USC in 1953 and held many positions as a social worker in Los Angeles thereafter. She held several positions within the local Southern California chapter of the American Association of Social Work as well as the local chapter of the National Association of Social Work. From 1974-1982 Eleanor Klein was Director of the Department of Clinical Social Work at the UCLA Medical Center. Papers in this collection include reports, meeting minutes, correspondence regarding various social work matters, and several folders dedicated to how social workers should provide prenatal care for women in the community.
    creator: Klein, Eleanor, 1919-2012

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Eleanor Klein papers, Collection no. 0499, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Biographical note

    Eleanor Klein (1919-2012) was born in the Philippines to missionary parents. She received degrees from Glendale Union Academy (1937), Pacific Union College (1947) and received her Master's Degree in Social Work from USC in 1953. During her time as a worker in the Division of Social Welfare for the Southern California District of the American Association of Social Workers, she was chairman of the Professional Practices Committee. Throughout her career she also held various positions on the board of the National Medical Social Work Section of the local chapter of the National Association of Social Work, including ultimately becoming chairman of said Section in the 1950s. She worked in the Social Services Department of several Los Angeles area hospitals, including the University of California Medical Center, and White Memorial Hospital. From 1956-1982 she worked at the UCLA Medical Center. In 1974, Eleanor Klein was appointed as the Director of the Department of Clinical Social Work at the UCLA Medical Center and remained in that position until her retirement.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains many documents relating to Eleanor Klein and her work in Los Angeles as a social worker. Included are many meeting minutes from the executive board meetings of the Los Angeles Area Chapter of the Medical Social Work Section of the National Association of Social Workers. There is correspondence between Eleanor Klein and others in the social work field pertaining to the Medical Social Work Section. This collection also contains several folders on prenatal services provided to the community, how those services could be improved, and what standards they should meet.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Klein, Eleanor, 1919-2012 -- Archives
    National Association of Social Workers. Medical Social Work Section. -- Archives
    University of Southern California. School of Social Work. -- Students
    Correspondence
    Medical social work--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Minutes
    Reports
    Social workers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources