Author's School

Arts & Sciences

Author's Department

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Additional Affiliations

Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History; Associate Professor, Department of Education; Associate Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Faculty with the Feminist Critical Analysis Seminar

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Winter 1993

Originally Published In

Dzuback, Mary Ann. 1993. “Women and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, 1915-40”. History of Education Quarterly 33 (4). [History of Education Society, Wiley]: 579–608. doi:10.2307/369614.Copy

Abstract

In 1911 M. Carey Thomas, president of Bryn Mawr College, faced a golden opportunity. An alumna of the college had died suddenly, leaving Bryn Mawr its largest gift since Joseph Wright Taylor's initial endowment for the establishment of the college. Emma Carola Woerishoffer's unrestricted donation provided Thomas unaccustomed freedom to expand Bryn Mawr's curriculum. In 1915 Thomas used a large portion of the bequest to establish the Graduate Department of Social Economy and Social Research for the training and certification of social workers and for the master's and doctoral education of social researchers. Bryn Mawr's department and program were unusual, as training schools for social workers were run largely by charity organization societies. The department's singularity was derived from its location within an academic institution and its determination to provide women the opportunity to pursue research in the social sciences.

Pages

579-608

Comments

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Dzuback, Mary Ann. 1993. “Women and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, 1915-40”. History of Education Quarterly 33 (4). [History of Education Society, Wiley]: 579–608, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/369614. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

DOI

10.2307/369614

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