Beulah Compton papers
Identifier: SW 266
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The Beulah Compton papers contains course materials, audiovisual materials, case studies, and papers pertaining to family classification and treatment. In particular, the records contain minutes, reports, and papers regarding the St. Paul Family Centered Project, which sought better means to coordinate and deliver social services by identifying and focusing on multi-problem families that required assistance from more than one agency.
- Compton, Beulah Roberts (Person)
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Beulah Compton was born on March 29, 1919. She earned her BA degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1941, her MA from Indiana University in 1951, and her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1971. In 1952, she came to the University of Minnesota, where she would spend 30 years as an instructor and professor in the School of Social Work. While in Minnesota, she worked on the St. Paul Family Centered Project, which sought better means to coordinate and deliver social services by identifying and focusing on multi-problem families who required assistance from more than one agency. In 1981, she accepted the position of professor at Indiana University and became Dean of the School of Social Work in 1982. She authored books and articles on child welfare, undergraduate education in the field of social work, and social work processes. Compton was a member of various professional organizations, including the National Association of Social Workers, American Public Welfare Association, Child Welfare League of America and American Association of Family Therapists.
3.9 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
The Beulah Compton papers contain reference materials, course materials, audiovisual materials, case studies, minutes, and papers—in particular, those related to her work on the St. Paul Family Centered Project, which focused on multi-problem families that required assistance from more than one agency.
The Beulah Compton papers are arranged into 4 series:
- Series 1. Family Centered Project
- Series 2. Family Classification, Treatment, and Casework
- Series 3. Case History Summaries and Reference or Teaching Materials
- Series 4. Course Materials: Outlines, Bibliographies, Lectures
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- Beulah Compton papers
- Karen Spilman
- January 2005
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