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Florence Brugger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SW0137

Scope and Content

Contains material concerning Brugger's work as a consultant in social work education during the U.S. occupation of Japan, 1948-1950.

Dates

  • 1948-1975

Language of Materials

English

Use of Materials

Open for use in Social Welfare History Archives reading room.

Copyright

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Historical Note

Florence Brugger (1901-1988) was born in Columbus, Nebraska in 1901. She attended Oberlin College and then Mount Holyoke College, earning a BA in Economics and Sociology in 1922. During the 1920's and 1930's, Brugger held a variety of jobs, including work with the Omaha Humane Society, the YWCA of New Britain, Connecticut, the Women's Protective Association of Cleveland, Ohio, and the International Institute of San Francisco. Brugger received a Commonwealth Fellowship to study psychiatric social work in 1931 and earned MA degrees from New York University (1934) and the New York School of Social Work. She worked in New York City and Hawaii and was a psychiatric social work consultant for the Red Cross during World War II. After the war, she was appointed chief of social work in occupied Japan and then served as head of social work at the Veterans Administration hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska starting in 1951. During this time, Brugger also taught at the University of Nebraska Graduate School of Social Work. She retired from the Veterans Administration hospital in 1966, and from teaching in 1968. Brugger died in 1988. The information in this note comes from the following sources: Florence Brugger papers, Social Welfare History Archives “Florence Brugger.” The Columbus Telegram, The Columbus Telegram, 23 Oct. 2006, columbustelegram.com/news/florence-brugger/article_613e62d4-b91f-577f-91b3-95093181f876.html. “Florence Brugger, 1901-1988 .” History Nebraska, history.nebraska.gov/collections/florence-brugger-1901-1988-rg5457am. Accessed 4/22/2020.

Extent

.25 linear inches

Abstract

Contains material concerning Brugger's work as a consultant in social work education during the U.S. occupation of Japan, 1948-1950.

Other Finding Aid

Unpublished inventory available. Please contact Archives for more information.
Title
Florence Brugger papers, 1948-1975
Date
June 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 4/7/2020: Revised bioghist and identifier

Collecting Area Details

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