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Henrietta Saloshin papers

Identifier: ua01098

Scope and Content

The collection contains course materials, correspondence, speeches, publications and papers, notes and audio-visual materials on the topics of social work, aging and retirement.


  • 1954-1992


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English and German

Access to Materials

This collection is stored at an off-site facility and requires 3-5 business days for retrieval. Email to request access. Do not make travel arrangements or plans to visit Andersen Library without making prior arrangements with University Archives staff.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Henrietta Saloshin (1906-1999)

Henrietta Saloshin B.S. equivalent (1929) Hellerau, Laxenburg, Austria, M.S.W. (1949) Wayne State University, Ph.D. (1954) University of Minnesota. Professor of social work, University of Minnesota, 1949-1972. Dr. Saloshin's research focused on retirement and aging; was considered one of the nations premier scholars in the field of gerontology.

Henrietta "Etta" Saloshin was born on May 15, 1906 in Vienna, Austria. She earned the equivalent to a B.S. from Hellerau in Laxenburg, Austria in 1929. Her M.S.W. was awarded by Wayne State University (Michigan) in 1949 and her Ph.D. by the University of Minnesota in 1954. Before joining the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1949, Dr. Saloshin was employed by the YWCA and Girl Scouts in the field of social group work (1939-1948). From 1949 until her retirement in 1972, Dr. Saloshin held the ranks of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor and professor emeritus in the School of Social Work. Dr. Saloshin's research during her tenure at the University focused on retirement and aging; she was considered one of the nations premier scholars in the field of gerontology. Dr. Saloshin died in April 1999.


2.0 Cubic Feet (2)


Collection contains the papers of Henrietta Saloshin, professor emeritus of social work at the University of Minnesota.

Physical Location

Off-site (WBOB)

Source of acquisition

Collection was deposited in University Archives by the School of Social Work, August 14, 2001.

Related Materials in University Archives

School of Social Work records

Henrietta Saloshin Papers, 1954-1992
Karen Spilman and Amy Flessert
February 2005, July 2008
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Finding aid written in English

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