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School of Social Work records

Identifier: 08.SSW

Scope and Contents

The School of Social Work records documents the inner workings of the social work program. The collection includes one series: Curriculum Materials. This series contains course planning materials, handbooks, program development, and syllabi. Other materials include inter-departmental documents, newsletters, clippings and publicity, correspondence, event programs, and information on the Association of Black Social Work Students.


  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

The mission of the EMU School of Social Work is to prepare graduates to help poor, oppressed, and vulnerable and underserved people to build competence and confidence as they improve their lives. The program grounds students in culturally competent and gender sensitive practice. It is founded on a commitment to social and economic justice. Our graduates work with individuals, groups and communities to alleviate social problems. They strive to enhance community problem solving, helping clients to engage their environments in ways that improve social functioning and provide opportunities. The school prepares its graduates to work in advance social welfare policy that builds upon a community’s strengths and develops leadership in community and organizations.


.6 Linear Feet (1 archive box, 1 halfsize archive box, 2 objects )

Language of Materials



The School of Social Work records document the social work program at Eastern Michigan University. The School of Social Work prepares graduates for rewarding careers that strengthen people and communities and advance the social work field. The undergraduate program prepares students for graduate school or generalist practice in agency settings. The graduate program was accredited in 1992 and focuses on advanced practice serving one of three groups: children and families, people with mental illness or chemical dependency, or the aging.

School of Social work records
Brooke Boyst
2023 February 8
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197