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Historical Collections

The Social Work Collection

Social WorkThe School of Social Work, founded in 1961, is the newest school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Much of the collection comes from the Marie Stopes birth control collection which was purchased in the 1970s. Marie Stopes was the central figure of the birth control movement in England during the early part of the twentieth century. Her birth control clinic generated much controversy, and her personal collection reflects the many sides of this volatile subject. In addition to the Stopes volumes, books were added to the social work collection in 2019 from the personal library of Dr. Michael Reisch, the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice. The volumes in the Social Work Collection date from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

The Social Work Collection is open and growing through donations and transfers from the library’s circulating collection.




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To search the collection use the Library Catalog.

Dr. Michael Reisch Digital Collection.