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Papers of Megan Browne

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-2010

Content Description

Personal papers and papers relating to Megan Browne's professional career as social worker and educator.


Box 1:
- Pamphlet for ‘International Congress on Mental Health’ London 1948;
- Minutes, policies and reports from Social Work Services Group Committee on Fieldwork Training in Scotland;
- Policies and reports from local authorities regarding fieldwork placements in different local authorities;
- Scottish Institute of Human Relations paper ‘Future Programmes and Aims for Social Workers’;
- List of participants in courses;
- Letter to Advisory Council on Social Work from Scottish Association of Voluntary Child Care Organisations about - residential child care provision in Scotland;
- Handbook on Student Supervision in Residential Settings;
- Social Work Services group Circular No CP1/1976 re: Children’s Panels;
- List of Colleges of Education ‘Lecturers’ salary scales;
- Correspondence re: day conference on “Government and the Governed”;
- Report written by Megan Browne ‘Development of Fieldwork Teaching in various Settings’;
- Statement for CCETSW consultation;
- CCETSW ‘Comments frequently made regarding Educational Programmes and Employing Agencies’;
- Social Work Services Group Circular no 794 re: Introduction of Children’s Hearing Act;
- Correspondence;
- Miscellaneous handwritten notes.

Box 2:
- Photographs;
- Greetings card;
- Crocheted item;
- Childhood pencil sketch drawn by Megan Browne;
- Newspaper articles re: play ‘outward bound’;
- ‘The Story (or Tail?) of Pushkin’;
- ‘Breadth and Depth in a social work curriculum’ speech by Megan Browne (3 copies);
- Document regarding the Scottish Institute of Human Relations;
- Folder of Megan Browne’s personal notes and copies of reports, lectures and speeches she gave on different social work topics;
- Council for Training in Social Work reports;
- Reports, papers and handwritten notes relating to social work training in UK and abroad;
- Profile of social work course at Edinburgh from inception to 1972;
- Papers on development of fieldwork training;
- Report on ‘The meaning and implications of Community Care’ United Nations Study Group;
- Copies of opinion pieces published in Times Education Supplement;
- Report from Council for Training in Social Work on ‘Recruitment’;
- Papers relating to Social Work’s relationship to Social Policy;
- Copies of lecture notes and article regarding adolescence, community thinking, value of parents and the future of social services;
- Handwritten notes on guidance counselling;
- Copy of lecture on ‘Self-determination: Reality or Illusion’ by Helen Perlman;
- Notes about Beatrice Webb.


  • Creation: 1948-1976


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2 boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in 2020. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0015.

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Box list created by Sarah Hendriks, top-level description created by Jenny Duffy and Aline Brodin in November 2020.

Papers of Megan Browne, 1948-1976
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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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