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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, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 77-M212--89-M122
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Vieillot, Marie-Thérèse, 1888-1988
Title: Papers of Marie-Thérèse Vieillot, 1909-1988
Date(s): 1909-1988
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English and French.
Abstract: Correspondence and photographs of Marie-Thérèse Vieillot, French social worker.

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

Preferred Citation:

Marie-Thérèse Vieillot Papers, 1909-1988; item description, dates. 77-M212--89-M122, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


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.


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.

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Additional Index Terms

French--United States
Social workers
World War, 1914-1918--War work--France
American Red Cross
Cabot, Richard C. (Richard Clarke), 1868-1939
Cannon, Ida Maud, 1877-1960
Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962
Greene, Henry Copley, 1871-1951
Hardwick, Katherine
Sweet, Joy Greene