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Dorothy Abts Mohler

An inventory of Dorothy Abts Mohler Papers at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Dorothy Abts Mohler, 1908-2000
Title: Dorothy Abts Mohler Papers
Dates: 1907-2000
Extent: 19 linear feet; 15 boxes
Abstract: Dorothy Abts Mohler (1908-2000) was a sociologist and social work teacher who was also active in many Catholic charitable institutions. She was educated at the College of Saint Teresa in Minnesota, the National Catholic School of Social Service, and The Catholic University of America (CUA). She worked at some of these institutions as well as several others, both academic and charitable, and was editor of the journal Social Thought towards the end of her career. She was married to Bruce M. Mohler, longtime director of the Immigration Bureau (later a department) of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. She was also an advocate for the archiving of Catholic Social Welfare records and a major benefactor to the CUA Archives, both with sizeable annual donations during her lifetime and a substantial bequest at her death. Her papers include personal memorabilia, correspondence, subject files, NCSSS administration files, financial records, legal files, publications and printed material, and photographs.
Collection Number: 334
Language: English

Biographical Note

Dorothy Mary Abts was born September 23, 1908 in Randolph, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Anton Abts and Christina Lang. She attended the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota, 1925-1929, where she obtained an A.B. in English and Latin. She was in Washington, D.C., 1929-1931, where she earned an M.A. degree in Sociology at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and a Diploma in Social Work at The National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS). The NCSSS was at this time under the direction of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW).

She began her career in Baltimore, Maryland, where she worked as a social worker at the Harriet Lane Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1931-1932. She then worked as a supervisor of the Catholic Charities of Omaha, Nebraska, 1932-1935. She returned to Washington to serve on the faculty of the National Catholic School of Social Service, 1935-1944. She also served as an Instructor in the Nebraska School of Social Work in the summer of 1938. Returning to Washington, she also served as an Instructor at CUA School of Social Work, 1938-1943, and the CUA School of Nursing, 1938-1943.

She obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from CUA in 1945, with Paul Hanly Furfey as her director, Francis Connell, C.SS.R. and Dean Lucien Lauermann of NCSSS as her readers. She worked as a caseworker for the Foster Day Care and Counseling Association in Washington, 1945-1946, and then moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she worked as Assistant Director of the Diocesan Apostolate, 1946-1948. She returned to Washington where she worked as an Instructor at NCSSS, which was now part of CUA, 1948-1949, and then as Assistant Professor, 1949-1959, and Associate Professor, 1959-1979. She was married in 1949 to Bruce M. Mohler, longtime director of the Immigration Bureau (later a department) of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. They had no children, and he died in 1967.

Dr. Mohler also worked as a supervisor in the Home Service Section of the American Red Cross in 1949 and as an Instructor at Trinity College, 1950-1952. She served as editor of the journal Social Thought, a joint production of NCSSS and Catholic Charities USA (formerly the National Conference of Catholic Charities), from 1976 to 1988. Dorothy Mohler continued to live in Washington, D.C. until she moved to a nursing home in Omaha, Nebraska in 1998. She died there of congestive heart failure on February 18, 2000.

Dorothy Abts Mohler was a long-time advocate of the need for American Catholic institutions and organizations to archive their records. She was especially interested in preserving the documentary evidence for Catholic Social Welfare. To that end she facilitated the donation of records from such important groups as Catholic Charities USA and to the Archives at The Catholic University of America. In addition, beginning in 1983 she began to make annual anonymous donations to the CUA Archives to support efforts to adequately house and organize these records. Finally, by terms of her will she left a substantial bequest that was used to create the Dorothy Mohler Memorial Endowment Fund that continues to support the work of the CUA Archives.

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Scope and Contents

Series 1 is Personal Papers and Memorabilia, 1913-2000, in boxes 1-2. This includes her numerous awards, her involvement with the College of St. Teresa in Minnesota over many decades as student and alumni, personal documents like her driver's license and resume, correspondence with her husband and family, sympathy letters when her husband Bruce Mohler died, and thank you letters from various and sundry touched by her generosity through the years. There are also scrapbooks, newspaper clippings,

Series 2 is Correspondence and Subject Files, A-Z, 1941-1995, in box 3. This contains primarily her general correspondence with various colleagues at CUA and elsewhere as well as organizations she was involved with such as the National Council of Catholic Women and the National Conference of Catholic Charities (later Catholic Charities USA). There is some overlap of personal items such as contained within the first series and NCSSS related material that might go into the third series when more refined processing is completed.

Series 3 is National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) Records, 1917-1988, in boxes 4-11. This is primarily a series with general administration files of this academic school from its origins during the First World War as the National Service School for Women under the National Catholic War Council, its years as the NCSSS from 1921-1947 under the auspices of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), and finally its years since 1947 as a major school of The Catholic University of America (CUA). Materials include correspondence, committee meeting minutes, conference files, curriculum, and related material.

Series 4 is Financial and Legal Records, 1921-2000, in boxes 12-13. These are the financial and legal files for the Mohlers maintained by their lawyer, and former U.S. Congressman, John R. Foley. These include banking, 1980-2000; wills, 1981-2000; property, 1921-2000, and taxes, 1990-1999.

Series 5 is Publications and Printed Material, 1907-1998, in boxes 14-15. This includes Dr. Mohler's own writings like book reviews, letters to the editor, and articles as well as some of her handwritten or typed note cards. Also present are copies of publications related to her career as an academic in addition to those of a more personal nature such as music lesson books.

Series 6 is Photographs, 1912-1998, and undated, in box 15. This has personal portraits as well as photographs of family, friends, and professional colleagues. Of some note is a 1958 photograph of Dr. Mohler with Karl Alter, Archbishop of Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of the family photographs are in postcard format and date from early in the twentieth century. Many others depict student and faculty events at the College of Saint Teresa and Catholic University.

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Arrangement

The Dorothy Abts Mohler Papers consist of six series:







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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Received in multiple accessions from Dorothy Mohler and her estate, her lawyer, her family, and professional colleagues, 1994-2007, 2014.

Processing Information

Processing in 1994 and 2011 by William John Shepherd, with contributions by Eben Dennis in 2010 and Raymond Moore in 2012. EAD markup completed in 2011 by William John Shepherd and in 2012 by Raymond Moore. Minor revision in 2014 by Mr. Shepherd.

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Related Material

Catholic Charities USA Records

Bruce M. Mohler Papers

National Catholic School of Social Service Records

National Council of Catholic Women Records

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Alter, Karl
Mohler, Bruce M.
Regan, Agnes

Organizations:
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic University of America
College of Saint Teresa, Winona, Minnesota
National Catholic School of Social Service
National Catholic Welfare Conference
National Conference of Catholic Charities
National Council of Catholic Women

Places:
Baltimore, Maryland
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Omaha, Nebraska
Randolph, Nebraska
Washington, D.C.
Winona, Minnesota

Subjects:
Archives
Charity
Social Work
Sociology


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Select Bibliography

Abts, Dorothy Mary. A Study of Personality Traits in a Group of Feebleminded Boys. Catholic University of America Masters thesis, Washington, D.C., 1931.

Abts, Dorothy Mary. Some Religious and Ethical Problems in the Practice of Catholic Social Workers. Catholic University of America Ph.D. dissertation, Washington, D.C., 1945.

Mohler, Dorothy A. "Environmental Factors in Marriage and Family Problems," in Marriage Education and Counseling, ed., Alphonse H. Clemens, Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America Press, 1951: 139-147.

Mohler, Dorothy A. and E. Catherine Dunn (eds.) Pioneering Women at The Catholic University of America. Washington, D.C.: CUA Press, 1990.

Mohler, Dorothy A.'The National Catholic School of Social Service: Some Reminiscences,' Social Thought, Summer 1979: 39-46.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Personal Papers and Memorabilia, 1919-2000 (2 Boxes)
Personal material including awards, degrees, diplomas, driver's license, resumes, scrapbooks, news clippings, letters to and from her husband, sympathy letters, and thank you letters. Boxes 1-2
Box Folder
1 1 Certificate for College of Saint Teresa, 1988
        Certificate for being a founder of the President's Club
  2 Gold Member Certificate, 1990
        From the National Association of Social Workers
  3 The Catholic Press Association-Journalism Award, 1987
        First place for best article on 1987 Papal visit to the United States
  4 Catholic University Award, 1974
        The Distinguished Service Award, Awards Banquet program, and newspaper clipping on banquet
  5 Catholic Charities-USA, n.d
        Recognition for work as editor of "Social Thought"
  6 Certificate of Certification, 1945
        Certificate to teach in the National Catholic School of Social Service at CUA.
  7 Scrapbook, 1974
        Personal notes and photos from NCSSS colleagues
  8 College of Saint Teresa Award, 1985
        May 26th plaque of recognition
  9 NCSSS Award, 1985
        Plaque from alumni honoring Mohler for her contributions to Social Work
  10 Diamond Jubilee Medal, 1964
  11 NCSSS Award, 1979
        Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Justice from the Alumni Association
  12 Silver Plate, 1974
        Plate recognizing Mohler's work as a professor for NCSSS from 1935-1974
  13 Award from the Academy of Certified Social Workers, 1983
  14 The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1941 and 1964
        Newspaper clipping with Irish Ambassador and award from the Little Sisters of the Poor for service to the Shrine.
Box Folder
2 1 Report Cards, 1919-1924
  2 College of Saint Teresa Award, 1985
        Alumni Award for Social Work, also three photos from ceremony
  3 Certificate for College of Saint Teresa, 1979
        Alumni Award
  4 Marriage Announcement, 1949
        Announcing marriage to Bruce Mohler
  5 Scrapbook, 1944-1985
        Includes CUA directories, clippings, and telegrams
  6 College of Saint Teresa Correspondence, 1925-1993
        Includes newspaper clippings
  7 College of Saint Teresa Materials, 1927-1929
        Includes telegrams and invitations to college events
  8 College of Saint Teresa Correspondence, 1929-1985
        Correspondence on yearly commencement
  9 College of Saint Teresa Year Books, 1926-1929
        Mohler's personal yearbooks
  10 Personal Papers, 1951-2000
        Includes correspondence, passport, newspaper clippings, CUA ID Cards, personal articles, and materials on Mother Jones
  11 Personal Clippings, 1955-1979
        Includes copies of the CUA Envoy newspaper, clippings about cats, and prayer cards from deceased relatives, including Bruce Mohler
  12 Family Correspondence, 1945-1992
        Correspondence and greeting cards from the Abts family. Also, correspondence from Bruce Mohler and his personal estate in 1967.
  13 Bruce Mohler Sympathy Letters, 1967
  14 Bruce Mohler Sympathy Letters, 1967
        Includes letters from CUA faculty, friends, and family
  15 Wedding Invitations and Funeral Cards, 1913-2000
   16     Miscellaneous Clippings, Letters, Correspondence, Etc., 1940-2000
                       
Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, A-Z, 1941-1995 (1 Box)
General correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and organizations, with some overlap with the personal and National Catholic School of Social Service series. Box 3
Box Folder
3 1 A Correspondence, 1967-1993
        Correspondence and Alumni news clippings from CUA
  2 B-C Correspondence, 1963-1989
        Mainly correspondence with CUA faculty
  3 Catholic Charities Correspondence, 1967-1993
  4 Catholic Charities Archives Correspondence, 1967-1990
  5 CUA Archives Correspondence, 1969-1982
  6 Mohler's Papers from NCSSS, 1972-1976
        Mainly CUA correspondence
  7 NCSSS Archives Proposal, 1970-1973
        Correspondence with Joseph Nuesse
  8 University Committee on Archives and Manuscripts, 1970-1985
        Correspondence and minutes from committee meetings
  9 University Committee on Archives and Manuscripts, 1976-1979
        Correspondence and minutes from committee meetings
  10 University Committee on Archives and Manuscripts, 1974-1975
        Correspondence and minutes from committee meetings
  11 University Committee on Archives and Manuscripts, 1972-1973
        Correspondence and minutes from committee meetings
  12 Gifts received by CUA, 1961-1971
        Correspondence
  13 The Christ Child Society, 1987-1988
        Centennial materials and booklet
  14 College of Saint Teresa Booklets, 1929-1955
        Includes booklet from the Commission on American Citizenship
  15 C-F Correspondence, 1962-1992
        Includes correspondence from Charles Curran and Rev. Paul Furfey
  16 G-L Correspondence, 1967-1993
        Includes correspondence with the Kennedy Administration, invitations, and newspaper clippings
  17 M-O Correspondence, 1965-1970
        Includes correspondence with Jewish Social Welfare archives and Rector William McDonald
  18 NCSSS Correspondence, 1964-1969
        Academic correspondence
  19 NCSSS Archives Correspondence, 1939-1967
        Correspondence from National Shrine and newspaper clippings
  20 O-S Correspondence, 1941-1992
        Correspondence
  21 T-Z Correspondence, 1968-1987
        General correspondence
                       
Series 3: National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) Records, 1917-1988 (8 Boxes)
General administration files of this academic school that includes correspondence, committee meeting minutes, conference files, curriculum, and related material. Boxes 4-11
Box Folder
4 1 Council on Social Work and Education, 1958-1959
        Reports and correspondence
  2 Minutes-Advanced Curriculum Committee, 1951-1958
        Arranged by academic year
  3 Minutes-Advanced Curriculum Committee, 1958-1961
        Arranged by Academic Year
  4 Ad Hoc Committee on Comprehensive Examinations, 1974
        Minutes from the committee
  5 Curriculum Study, 1957
        Objectives of the School
  6 Curriculum Study, 1958-1959
        Reports and correspondence
  7 Curriculum Study Committee, 1959-1961
  8 Curriculum Study Committee, 1961-1962
  9 Curriculum Study Committee, 1962-1964
        Reports and correspondence
  10 Curriculum Study Committee, 1974-1976
        Reports and correspondence
  11 Course Content For NCSSS, 1967
        Full report on curriculum content
  12 Reports on Course Content, 1962-1963
        Reports and correspondence
  13 Report to the Dean of NCSSS, 1957-1962
        From Curriculum Study Committee
  14 Curriculum Study Committee, 1960-1962
        Working papers and documents
  15 NCSSS Committees, 1956-1974
        Committees include curriculum study, and case work studies
  16 Committee on Philosophy and Theology, 1960-1963
        Study conducted by NCSSS
  17 Subcommittee on Social Welfare, 1966-1967
        Reports and correspondence
  18 Committee on Social Welfare Policy, 1968-1969
        Reports and correspondence
  19 Committee on Social Welfare Policy, 1969-1971
        full report
  20 Committee on Social Welfare Policy, 1971-1972
Box Folder
5 1 Committee on Social Welfare Policy, 1971-1977
        Within the NCSSS
  2 Accrediting Questionnaire, 1960
        Reports and correspondence
  3 Reports of the Advanced Curriculum Committee, 1961-1968
        Reports and correspondence
  4 Doctoral Committee, 1969-1970
        Minutes and correspondence
  5 Doctoral Committee, 1972-1976
        Clinical Concentrations
  6 Doctoral Committee, 1973-1975
        Comprehensive Examinations and current work
  7 Doctoral Committee, 1975-1976
        Current Work
  8 Doctoral Committee, 1977-1982
        Current Work
  9 Minutes of Doctoral Committee, 1965-1969
  10 Minutes of Doctoral Committee, 1969-1973
        Reports and correspondence
  11 Doctoral Committee, 1973-1976
        Minutes and explanation of the summer program
  12 Doctoral Courses, 1953-1971
        Includes correspondence with Dr. Fred Berl of NCSSS
  13 Doctoral Programs Correspondence, 1956-1969
        Also report on current curriculum planning
  14 Curriculum-Doctoral Program, 1961
        correspondence
  15 Developments in the Doctoral Program, 1958-1966
        Correspondence and full report outlining changes
  16 Seminar in Social Welfare History, 1964-1967
        correspondence and lecture notes
  17 NCSSS Doctoral Dissertations, 1964-1988
        Not full copies, overviews of NCSSS dissertations
  18 Doctoral Students, 1965-1974
        Dissertations and Committees
  19 Doctoral Student Correspondence, 1957-1976
  20 Teaching Concentration Program, 1948-1970
        Overview of the teaching program
Box Folder
6 1 Child Welfare Program, 1960-1962
        Correspondence and reports from the program
  2 Seminar in Social Work, 1971-1973
        Guest Lectures, with notes
  3 History of Social Welfare, 1962-1974
        Full essay on history and correspondence
  4 History of Social Welfare, 1960-1971
        Notes for manuscript and note cards with bibliographic information
  5 History of Social Welfare, 1972-1973
        Xerox Copies
  6 Readings in Social Welfare, 1976-1977
        articles and essays
  7 Readings in Social Welfare, 1976-1977
        articles and essays
  8 History of Poor Relief, 1968-1973
        Includes Supreme Court Decisions, as well as newspaper clippings
  9 History of Social Welfare, 1945-1971
        Includes readings and class section lists
  10 History of Social Welfare, 1959-1972
        Student papers
  11 History of Social Welfare, 1970
        Notes on reading
  12 History of Social Welfare, 1968-1974
        Exhibits and Xerox materials
  13 History of Social Welfare, 1971-1980
        Curriculum materials
Box Folder
7 1 Problems and Issues in Social Welfare, 1960-1977
  2 First National Conference of Catholic Charities, 1910
        Proceedings from September 25-28
  3 Personal Research Notes, 1961-1987
        Handwritten, typed, and with newspaper clippings
  4 Problems and Issues in Social Welfare, 1966-1967
        Class lecture notes and examination copies
  5 Problems and Issues in Social Welfare, 1964-1965
        Correspondence
  6 Problems and Issues in Social Welfare, 1960-1963
        Class lecture notes
  7 Current Social Welfare Problems, 1960-1972
        Personal notes
  8 Class Schedules, 1965-1972
  9 Personal Reading Materials, 1963-1971
  10 Family Social Work, 1950-1954
        Class lecture notes from Trinity College that Mohler taught
  11 Lecture Notes from Church and Social Welfare Class, 1939-1985
        Also includes field work notes
  12 American Intellectual History, 1959-1963
        Personal and lecture notes
  13 Seminar in Social Welfare History, 1967-1972
        Includes pamphlets and bibliography
Box Folder
8 1 More Lecture Notes from Seminar in Social Welfare History, 1962-1971
  2 Seminar in Social Welfare History, 1966-1977
        Lecture notes
  3 History of Social Welfare, 1963-1972
        Curriculum Materials
  4 History of Social Welfare Notes, 1961-1966
        Personal notes
  5 History of Social Welfare, 1959-1963
        Personal notes
  6 History of Social Welfare, 1963-1970
        Personal notes
  7 Biographies, 1951-1975
        Newspaper articles
  8 Biographies, 1951-1975
        Newspaper articles and essays
  9 History of Social Welfare Newsletters, 1956-1971
  10 Course Evaluations and Essay, 1969-1972
        Essay on Islamic Charity
  11 Course Evaluations 2, 1969-1972
  12 Dr. J. Frank Whiting Correspondence, 1972-1975
        Research correspondence
  13 Social Welfare Policy and Services, 1949-1976
        Field instruction included
  14 Social Welfare Policy and Services, 1974-1975
  15 Social Welfare Policy and Services, 1972-1974
        Personal notes
Box Folder
9 1 Social Welfare Policy and Services, 1971-1975
        Includes newspaper clippings
  2 Social Welfare Policy and Services, 1973-1974
  3 Social Case Work Studies, 1938-1944
        Early research conducted by Mohler
  4 Personal Case Work Notes, 1936
        Doctoral research, handwritten , from a journal
  5 Class Syllabi From NCSSS, 1953-1955
  6 NCSSS Social Case Work Classes, 1941-1942
        Course materials
  7 NCSSS Course Materials, 1946-1978
  8 School of Nursing Courses, 1936-1944
        Crossover courses from NCSSS
  9 NCSSS Courses, 1936-1943
        Lecture notes
  10 Student Papers, 1967-1980
        With notes from Mohler
  11 Student Papers, 1965
        History of Social Welfare Masters course
  12 Graduate Qualification Exams, 1980
  13 Systems Theory Course, 1980
        Lecture notes and assignments
  14 Copies of Lecture Slides, 1980
        Moral Development Lecture
  15 Lecture Notes From NCSSS Lecture Series, 1980
Box Folder
10 1 NCSSS Exams, 1980
        From classes Mohler taught
  2 Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 1979
        Research and results explanation
  3 Problems in Living, 1980
        Personal notes
  4 Human Behavior and Social Surroundings, 1979
        Graduate research project
  5 Dissertation Correspondence, 1942-1960
        Includes Mohler's Dissertation and ones she guided
  6 Class Notes, 1929
        Social Work class notes, handwritten
  7 Class Notes, 1920
  8 Faculty Notes, 1968-1969
  9 Faculty Notes, 1968-1969
        Personal notes
  11 Report of Faculty Activities, 1949-1981
        Personal notes
  12 Application for Promotion, 1978
        Includes writing samples
  13 Application for Promotion, 1950
        Includes writing samples
Box Folder
11 1 Family Workshop Materials, 1948-1953
  2 Various Foundations, 1947-1987
        Correspondence from Lilly Endowment Foundation and Dorothy A. Mohler Memorial Fund
  3 Marriage Counseling, 1941-1958
        Research notes and correspondence
  4 Personal and Lecture Notes, 1941-1978
  5 National Conference of Catholic Charities, 1966-1974
        Correspondence
  6 National Endowment for the Humanities, 1961-1976
        Grant applications
  7 Personal Memorabilia, 1929-1950
  8 Personnel Files, 1935-1983
        Mohler's files from CUA
  9 Personnel Files, 1946-1979
        Mohler's files from CUA
  10 Agnes Regan, 1959-1988
        Personal correspondence and research on her work
  11 Speeches, Talks, and Special File, 1933-1970
        Includes NCSSS lectures, and a file on the student unrest with NCSSS in 1969-70
  12 Speeches, Talks, and Papers, 1936-1958
        Includes Mohler's personal notebook from 1936-37
                       
Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, 1921-2000 (2 Boxes)
Financial and legal files relating to banking, wills, property, and taxes. Boxes 12-13
Box Folder
12 1 Financial Records, 1998
        Checking account and other personal finances
  2 Financial Records, 1983-1984
        Checking account and other personal finances
  3 Financial Records, 1997-1998
        From Riggs National Bank and from Foley and Foley Law Office
  4 Property Records, 1968-1998
        Property finances, and 1997 sale of her home
  5 Montana Property, 1924-1968
        Property owned by Bruce Mohler
  6 North Dakota Property, 1968-2000
        Property originally Bruch Mohler
  7 Mohler Montana Property Files, 1967-1987
        Includes legal contracts
  8 Gifts Received by Dorothy Mohler, 1997
  9 Estate Taxes, 1967-1968
        Taxes on Bruce Mohler's estate
  10 Estate Taxes, 1967-1968
        Taxes on Bruce Mohler's estate
  11 Income Tax Records, 1999-2000
  12 Income Tax Records, 1999
        Including correspondence
Box Folder
13 1 Income Tax Records, 1997
  2 Income Tax Records, 1997
  3 Income Tax Records, 1998
  4 Income Tax Records, 1998
  5 Income Tax Records, 1998
  6 Income Tax Records, 1997-1999
  7 Income Tax Records, 1989-1990
  8 Income Tax Records, 1989-1990
  9 Foley and Foley Legal Records, 1988-1990
        Legal advice concerning income taxes
  10 Income Tax Records, 1990
        Includes accounting notes
  11 Riggs Bank Records, 1990
        Investment correspondence and figures
  12 Will, 1990-1998
        Will and final testament, with amendments, for trust fund and a living will
  13 Correspondence concerning Will, 1967-1998
        Includes correspondence on Bruce Mohler's will
  14 Legal Records, 1991
        Legal records concerning personal trust fund
  15 Legal Records, 1991-1997
        Legal records concerning personal trust fund
  16 Legal Records, 1994
        Revisions to personal will
  17 Riggs National Bank Records, 1981-1989
        Records on personal investment fund
  18 First Draft of Will, 1967
                       
Series 5: Publications and Printed Material, 1907-1998 (2 Boxes)
Dr. Mohler's articles, book reviews, dissertation, letters to the editor, and some of her handwritten or typed note cards. Additionally, there are articles and books by others relating to her personal and professional interests. Boxes 14-15
Box Folder
14 1 Personal Research Note Cards , n.d
        All typed note cards
  2 Personal Research Note Cards , n.d
        All typed note cards
  3 Personal Research Note Cards , n.d
        Typed and handwritten note cards
  4 Article on Mohler , 1991
        Correspondence included, article titled "Pioneering Women at CUA"
  5 Letters to the Editor and Personal Articles , 1946-1992
        Including a copy of "Family Digest" and correspondence with Margaret Haughery
  6 Social Work Articles , 1941-1955
  7 Personal Writings Published and Unpublished , 1932-1976
  8 Music Sheet Music , 1917-1990
        Includes Johann Strauss and Medieval Music
  9 Hanon Piano Exercises , 1907
  10 Proceedings of the Twenty-Second National Convention of NCCW , 1944
        Two copies
  11 Families In The Military System, 1976
        Edited by Hamilton I. McCubbin, Barbara B. Dahl, and Edna J. Hunter
  12 Medieval Poor Law , 1959
        Written by Brian Tierney
  13 Never Look Back-The Career and Concerns of John J. Burke, 1975
        Written by John B. Sheerin
  14 The Catholic Educational Review, 1941
        Mohler wrote two book reviews
  15 "Some Religious and Ethical Problems in the Practice of Catholic Social Workers", 1945
        Mohler's Dissertation
  16 Public Relief 1929-1939, 1940
        Written by Josephine C. Brown
  17 The Gallican Saint's Life and the Late Roman Dramatic Tradition, 1989
        Written by E. Catherine Dunn
  18 The Priest in the Epistles of St. Paul, 1955
        Given to Mohler by the Apostolate Delegate
  19 Marius The Epicurean-His Sensations and Ideas, n.d
        Written by Walter Pater
  20 Tendencias y Patrones de Bieestar Social y Educacion del Trabajo Social en Argentina, 1992
        Written by Lidia Hernandez de Vittorioso
  21 Social Thought-Journal of Religion in the Social Services, 1998
        Academic journal
  22 The Social Mission of Charity, 1930
        Written by William J. Kerby
  23 Masterpieces of Piano Music, 1918
        A collection of the best piano sheet music
Box Folder
15 1 Book Reviews and Notes , 1917-1965
        All from the NCSSS
  2 Book Review Notes, 1932-1977
  3 History of the NCSSS, 1968
        Draft
  4 Research on Nativism, 1974
        Handwritten and typed
  5 Miscellaneous Articles, 1960-1982
        All on social work
  6 Social Welfare Policy and Services, 1964-1965
        Article draft
  7 Articles and Clippings on the History of NCSSS, 1918-1968
  8 Social Case Work-Generic and Specific, 1934
        Report from Milford Conference
  9 Interviews, 1928
        A Study of the Methods of Analyzing and Recording Social Case Work
  10 Social Work Ethics, 1931
        Written by Lula Jean Elliott
  11 Interviewing Its Principles and Methods, 1942
        Written by Annette Garrett
  12 Principles of Confidentiality in Social Work, 1946
  13 Interviews, Interviewers and Interviewing in Social Case Work, 1931
  14 The Catholic Historical Review, 1976
        October edition
  15 The Jurist, 1976
        Two copies of this edition
  16 The Professional Secret in Social Work, 1938
        Written by Rev. Walter McGuinn, S.J.
  17 Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, 1975
        Two copies of March-December edition
  18 The Transportation Problem in American Social Work, 1936
        Written By Jeffrey R. Brackett
  19 Common Human Needs, 1952
        Written by Charlotte Towle for the American Association of Social Workers
  20 The Catholic Charities Review, 1966
        Two copies of the January edition, three articles on labor issues
  21 Third National Conference of Catholic Charities, 1947
        Complete proceedings from New Orleans
  22 Maternal Care and Mental Health, 1951
        Written by J. Bowlby for the World Health Organization
  23 The Charity Visitor-A Handbook for Beginners, 1923
        Written by Amelia Sears and Florence Nesbitt for the Chicago Council of Social Agencies
  24 Some Religious and Ethical Problems in the Practice of Catholic Social Workers, 1945
        A copy of Dorothy Mohler's dissertation
  25 "Full Circle", 1951
        Written by Loretto R. Lawler about the history of the NCSSS from 1918-1947
                       
Series 6: Photographs, 1912-1998, n.d. (1 Box)
Photographs including personal portraits as well as photographs of family, friends, and professional colleagues. Box 15
Box Folder
15 26 Personal Photos, 1941-1967
        A collection of personal photos from vacations home to Nebraska, Bruce Mohler's obituary, and a photo of the faculty of the NCSSS
  27 Personal Photos, 1948-1978
        A photo with Bruce Mohler, head of the NCCW, photos from past commencements, and a reunion at St. Teresa College
  28 Personal Photos, 1934-1993
        A collection of photos from NCSSS, from St. Teresa College, her relatives, and wedding pictures from her niece
  29 Personal Photos, 1930-1974
        Photos from graduate school, at Mohler's house, as well as photos from her retirement party

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Select Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Papers and Memorabilia, 1919-2000

Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, A-Z, 1941-1995

Series 3: National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) Records, 1917-1988

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, 1921-2000

Series 5: Publications and Printed Material, 1907-1998

Series 6: Photographs, 1912-1998, n.d.

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