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Smalley, Ruth Elizabeth  

Ram A. Cnaan

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Jun 2013
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Ruth Elizabeth Smalley (1903–1979) was an advocate of the functional approach to social work. She was the first woman to be appointed Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of ... More

Smith, Zilpha Drew  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Zilpha Drew Smith (1852–1926) was a social worker who devised a systematic approach to screening and investigating relief applications by using friendly visitors. In 1904 became associate ... More

Snyder, Mitchell “Mitch”  

Frederick A. DiBlasio and John R. Belcher

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Jun 2013
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Mitchell “Mitch” Snyder (1943–1990) was an activist who engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience. He was a member of the Creative Community for Non-Violence, which helps cities to provide ... More

Solo Athumani Solo  

Helmut Spitzer

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Jan 2016
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Solo Athumani Solo (1959–2004) was an influential social work practitioner and educator in Tanzania. His professional life was dedicated to the advocacy of children’s rights and the ... More

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr  

Edna Comer

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Jan 2014
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) is best known as a Soviet dissident and novelist and for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Specht, Harry  

Neil Gilbert

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Jun 2013
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Harry Specht (1929–1995) was a social work educator who began his professional career in New York's settlement houses. In 1977 he was appointed dean of the School of Social Welfare, ... More

Spellman, Dorothea C.  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Dorothea C. Spellman (1907–1979) headed the group work specialization at the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. Her primary contributions were in group work and as an ... More

Starr, Ellen Gates  

Susan Donner

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Jun 2013
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Ellen Gates Starr (1859–1940) was a social reformer who, with Jane Addams, co-founded Hull-House to provide women with a new avenue for living independently. The condition of the poor ... More

Suzman, Helen  

Sunny Sinha

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Jul 2013
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Helen Suzman (1917–2009) was internationally renowned for many years as the sole white woman representative in the South African Parliament to speak out against apartheid measures. As a ... More

Switzer, Mary Elizabeth  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Mary Elizabeth Switzer (1900–1971) was an administrator who became head of the Social and Rehabilitation Service in 1967. She influenced the evolution and expansion of federally funded ... More

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