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University of Edinburgh. Department of Social Work

 Organization

The Edinburgh School of Social Study and Training was established in 1918. Based in university buildings at 16 Chamber Street, the school delivered three courses: Social Ethics; Social Economics; Personal and Public Hygiene. In 1922 a University Diploma replaced the School Diploma and in 1928 the School was fully transferred to the University becoming the Department of Social Study and Training. Nora Milnes who had been Director of the School continued in her post until she was succeeded by Marjorie Brown in 1951, who herself retired in 1964. During this time the department began offering Certificates in Psychiatric Social Work, Medical Social Work and Child Care, enabling students to specialise in a particular field. The Department became known as the Department of Social Administration on the appointment of John Spencer as Chair in 1967, having had Dr Molly Gregor and Megan Brown as Directors in the interim period. A generic Diploma in Social Work was offered from 1970 replacing all previous Certificates and Diplomas. A Masters in Social Work has been offered since 1990.

Found in 1025 Collections and/or Records:

A9 Alcock, Desiree, 1929-1931

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/1
Scope and Contents Certificate of Social Study 1931. File contains: Enrolment form and reports from practical placements including three from Grace Drysdale, warden of the University Settlement, one from T Y Finlay, Child Welfare Medical Officer at the High Street Clinic, Edinburgh, and two from Anne Ashley, Council of Social Services, Edinburgh. Also included is a typed reference from Nora Milnes which, as well as discussing her time at Edinbugh University, references a stay with her aunt, Lady Pim, in Bombay.
Dates: 1929-1931

A10 Allan, Wilhelmina Crawford, 1937-1954

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/2
Scope and Contents Certificate of Social Study 1936. File contains: Enrolment form; reference from Miss Cooper, Principal of St Hilda's School, Liberton, Edinburgh; reports from practical placements including three from Grace Drysdale, warden of the University Settlement, one from Miss Barton, Secretary of the Charity Organisaton Society, London, two from the Lady Almoner's Office, Elsie Inglis Maternity Hospital, one from Anne Ashley, Council of Social Services, Edinburgh; correspondence from the Colonial Office...
Dates: 1937-1954

A13 Atkinson, Jean Margaret Esther, 1936-1937

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/4
Scope and Contents Certificate in Social Study 1936. File contains: Enrolment form; typed reference from the Director of Studies; placement reports from The City of Edinburgh Council of Social Service, Christine G. Haldane of the Church of Scotland Committee on Social Work, and the Central Association for Mental Health, London.
Dates: 1936-1937

A14 Armour, Mary Isobel, 1936

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/5
Scope and Contents Non-graduate. File contains: Enrolment form and two typed notes certifying her attendance at Hygiene and Local Government and Social Economics.
Dates: 1936

A15 Anderson, Hilda Bertha Elizabeth, 1937-1939

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/6
Scope and Contents Diploma in Social Study 1938. File contains: Enrolment form; typed references from the Director of Studies; placement reports from Anne Ashley of the Council of Social Service in Edinburgh, the Cumberland, Westmorland &Carlisle Voluntary Mental Welfare Association, K M Stewart of the National Vigilance Association, Sister Marie Hilda of the Notre Dame Child Guidance Clinic in Glasgow, Miss Lennox Pratt Yule, Psychiatric Social Worker.
Dates: 1937-1939

A16 Anderson, Agnes Chisholm, 1938-1939

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/7
Scope and Contents Diploma in Social Study 1938. File contains: Enrolment form; typed reference from the Director of Studies; placement report from Anne Ashley of the Council of Social Service, Edinburgh.
Dates: 1938-1939

A18 Acheson, Christina Monica, c.1937

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/8
Scope and Contents Non-graduate. File contains an enrolment form only which lists previous education at Ladies College, Auckland, Chauvel School of Scenario Writing in Sydney and London Film School and also social work experience gained at Mary Ward Settlement in London.
Dates: c.1937

A19 Adamson, Mary Dorothy, 1938-1941

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/9
Scope and Contents Certificate of Social Study 1940. File contains: Enrolment form; practical placement reports from the Charity Organisation Society in Peckham, Cameron House in Edinburgh, Child Guidance Clinic in Bristol, and Clifton Holme Approved School; correspondence and reference relating to her application for the post of Social Worker with Manchester Council's Child Guidance Clinic. She was the aunt of student EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/35 - relationship referred to in her relative's file.
Dates: 1938-1941

A20 Ainslie, Enid Marjorie, c.1938

 File — Box: SW 7
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/10
Scope and Contents Non-graduate. File contains: Enrolment form; placement reports from the Children's House in Niddrie where she was in charge of 12 children, and from Alix Nicolson, District Secretary; letter from Enid to Nora Milnes relating to the running of the Railway Orphanage in Derby, the committee of which she was a member.
Dates: c.1938