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Joanna Carver Colcord

social worker

Joanna Carver Colcord, social worker. Member advisory council Government of Virgin Islands, unites states department of Interior; Member American Association of Social Workers, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omicron Pi.

Background

Colcord, Joanna Carver was born on March 18, 1882 in at sea. Daughter of Captain Lincoln Alden and Jane French (Sweetser) Colcord.

Education

Brought to the United States in 1884. Bachelor of Science cum laude, University of Maine, 1906. Master of Science, 1909, honorary Master of Arts, 1932.

Certificate, New York School of Social Work, 1911. Unmarried.

Career

Began as chemist, Agricultural Experimental Station, Orono, Maine, 1906. Assistant district secretary New York Charity Organization Society, 1911, superintendent of district work, 1914-1925. On leave of absence as field representative American Red Cross, to Virgin Islands, 1920-1921.

General secretary Minneapolis Family Welfare Association and lecturer University of Minnesota, 1925-1929. Director charity organization department Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1929-1945.

Works

  • Author: Broken Homes, 1919. Emergency Work Relief (with Kurtz and Koplowitz), 1932. Cash Relief, 1936

  • Songs of American Sailormen, 1938.

    Your Community, 1939. Sea Language Comes Ashores, 1945.

Membership

Member advisory council Government of Virgin Islands, unites states department of Interior. Member American Association of Social Workers, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omicron Pi.

Connections

father:
Captain Lincoln Alden Colcord

mother:
Jane French (Sweetser) Colcord