Scope And Contents
Title: S.O.S. Program Collection
Collection number: ARS.0053
Archive of Recorded Sound
Lecture recordings and transcripts from the S.O.S. Program, a pioneering divorce therapy group founded in Palo Alto, California
in 1963 by Sally Spray (now Sally Moltzen).
Language of Material:
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S.O.S. Program Collection, ARS-0053. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Scope And Contents
The S.O.S. Program Collection consists of recordings, transcripts and supporting material documenting the S.O.S. Program,
a series of public service lectures and discussion groups for people undergoing divorce, founded by Sally Spray (presently
Sally Moltzen) in Palo Alto, California in 1963. The S.O.S. Program, which according to Moltzen was "the first organized professionally-led
discussion group in the country," provided some of the first access to mental health professionals by persons with marital
problems outside of private practice. Their successful model for divorce group therapy inspired many similiar groups around
country. A more detailed list of collection contents, including the names of speakers, is available.
Both the tape recordings and their transcripts reside in a single container. A list is enclosed which describes the contents
of the tapes.
This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Parents without Partners, inc..