Social Work Collection Description

The collection is held in the Education and Social Science Library, Main Library Bookstacks and the Asian Library.

The social work collection supports the teaching and research requirements of the UIUC School of Social Work. To this end, comprehensive collections are maintained for child welfare, health care, community mental health, school social work, social welfare administration, social policy analysis and implementation, and social planning. The majority of the estimated 45,000 volumes which comprise the collection are housed in the Main Library Bookstacks. Approximately 5,000 contemporary English-language books and the recent years of more than 40 journals in social work are located in the Education and Social Science Library. Additionally, a unique collection of primary source material on social work in India is housed uncataloged in the Asian Library. Assembled by Mrs. Shuda Mazumdar who was involved in social work in India for more than 50 years, the items number nearly 1,000 and include diaries, journals, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Revised January 2007