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Dorothy L. Book

Dorothy L. Book, American social worker, college dean. Member Commision on Community Interrelations (N.E. Region), Committee of Catholics for Human Rights, Phi Kappa Phi.; Club: College (Boston).

Background

  • Book, Dorothy L. was born on February 1, 1903 in Martinsville, Virginia, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Katherine (MacKenzie) Book.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Butler University, 1924. Special courses, New York School Social Work. 1925-1932; department psychology, Fordham University Graduate School, 1934-1937.

      Doctor of Laws, Boston College, 1953. Case worker, Family Welfare Society, Indianapolis, 1924-1925. Case worker and assistant district secretary, Community Service Society, New York City, 1925-1928.

      District secretary Brooklyn Bureau Social Service, 1928-1935. Instructor Fordham University School of Social Service. 1933-1935; field supervisor Department Public Welfare, Westchester County New York, 1935-1936.

      Director field work Boston College School of Social Work, 1936-1940, assistant dean and associate professor, 1940-1943, acting dean, 1943-1944, dean and professor social work since 1944. Consultant on social welfare to special Commision on Structure of State Government, 1950-1951. President Massachusetts Conference of Social Work, 1946-1947.

      Vice chairman, board of trustees, Massachusetts Training Schools, 1943-1948. Director Boston Greater Community Fund, 1946-1949, United Community Services of Metropolitan Boston. Perkins Institute and Massachusetts School for the Blind.

      Member editorial advising committee Journal of Social Case Work (public by Family Service Association of America, New York City), 1943-1947.

    Career

    • Director field work Boston College School of Social Work, 1936-1940, assistant dean and asso. President Massachusetts Conf. Director Boston Greater Community Fund, 1946-1949, United Community Services of Met.

      Review editor: Family Budget Counseling, 1944.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to Catholic Charities. Contributor Yearbook (National, Probation and Parole Association). Review editor: Family Budget Counseling, 1944.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Commision on Community Interrelations (N.E. Region), Committee of Catholics for Human Rights, Phi Kappa Phi. Club: College (Boston).

    Connections

    • father: William Henry Book
    • mother: Katherine (MacKenzie) Book
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    Died August 9, 1955
    (aged 52)
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