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COLLECTION Identifier: 77-M212--89-M122

Papers of Marie-Thérèse Vieillot, 1909-1988


Correspondence and photographs of Marie-Thérèse Vieillot, French social worker.


  • Creation: 1909-1988

Language of Materials

Materials in English and French.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

This collection consists of World War I photographs, biographical material, letters to Marie-Thérèse Vieillot from prominent American social workers, and her course notes from the New York School of social work. Additional material received in June 1989 was added to the collection in March 2017 and was added to folder #8.


Marie-Thérèse Vieillot, social worker, was born in France about 1888. While working as an army nurse during World War I, she met Dr. Richard Cabot and Henry Copley Greene, who encouraged her to go to Boston to study social work. She studied at the Simmons College School of Social Work, l920-1921, and became friendly with many leaders of the social work movement, including Ida M. Cannon at Massachusetts General Hospital. On her return to France, Vieillot introduced social case work and medical social service at the Baudeloque hospital in Paris. She was a founder member of the Ecole Pratique de Service Social in Paris, and directed studies in social work in Paris, Strasbourg and Rouen. In 1934, she returned to the United States and studied at the New York School of Social Work.

Vieillot received the Médaille des Epidemies for her service during World War I, and the Médaille de la Resistance for her work in the Resistance during World War II. She also received the Ida M. Cannon award for her contribution to medical social work. Vieillot died in Paris on March 28, l985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 77-M212, 78-M60, 80-M228, 80-M228, 82-M108, 82-M122, 85-M79, 89-M122. Accession number 89-M122 was added to the collection in March 2017.

This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library between December l977 and June 1989 by Marie-Thérèse Vieillot or her estate (via Marion Hunt).

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: May 1986

Updated: March 2017

By: Anne Engelhart

Vieillot, Marie-Thérèse, 1888-1985. Papers of Marie-Thérèse Vieillot, 1909-1988: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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