Papers of Betty P. Broadhurst
Scope and Contents
The Papers of Betty P. Broadhurst consists of material dated circa 1935 to 2005, with the bulk falling from 1953 to 2004. The collection focuses on high school through college, service with the Women's Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard, studies in Austria, work with various organizations, dissertation from Columbia University, work and travels across the world, as well as with Colorado State University. It highlights her passion for photography, travel and social work abroad to include Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, and India. For a more complete list, please view the Index Terms. Her work represented in this collection focuses on social service and higher education. Material includes postcards, correspondence, research, reports, certificates, awards, pamphlets, directories, yearbooks, books, newspapers, and clippings, as well as photography: negatives, slides, and prints.
- Creation: 1935-2005
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1953-2004
- Broadhurst, Betty P. (Person)
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site so advance notice is required.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
From 1972 to 1985, Betty P. Broadhurst taught at Colorado State University (CSU) concentrating on Human Behavior and the Environment, international social work, and field placement consultation. Broadhurst was born in 1919 and grew up in Denver. She graduated from East Denver High School in 1936. She completed her undergraduate studies by 1940 from Colorado College majoring in Psychology, German and Skiing. Scripps College also has her listed as a freshman in 1936 and on record with the Registrar's Office as being part of the class of 1940. She graduated from Smith College in 1942 with her M.S. in Psychiatric Social Work.
From 1943 to 1946 Broadhurst served in the Women's Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard and later wrote of her Coast Guard assignments in Adventures in Mental Health: Psychiatric Social Work in World War II - the unique collection of writings about different WWII social work experiences published by Columbia University Press. She went on to work at the Veterans Administration, Yale Medical Center, and Jewish Family and Children's Service, Denver.
Broadhurst was a member of the Board of the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers from 1951 to 1953. Due to her international social work, she received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1953, which allowed her to go to Austria to the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck to study. From 1953 to 1955 she served as an instructor and consultant at the University of Vienna School of Social Work. Broadhurst was a charter member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) founded in 1955 and was named one of its esteemed Social Work Pioneers in 1997.
Broadhurst earned her DSW certification in 1971 from Columbia University. She continued to work and study social work in Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. Through her association with Servas, an international, non-profit, and non-governmental organization (NGO), Dr. Broadhurst promoted microeconomic development among tribal groups and women in particular.
From 1972 to 1985, Dr. Broadhurst taught at the University of Denver, University of Texas at Austin, and Colorado State University concentrating on Human Behavior and the Environment, international social work, and field placement consultation. Through her work at CSU, she conducted study tours to Central and South America as well as the Asia-Pacific region. Countries of interest included: Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, and India. She also was a guest lecturer on subjects related to social work, women, communication, social change, and health. From 1985 until 2006, she was Professor Emerita at CSU. Dr. Betty P. Broadhurst passed away December 31, 2007.
31 linear feet (23 record cartons)
Language of Materials
From 1972 to 1985, Betty P. Broadhurst (1919-2007) taught at Colorado State University (CSU) concentrating on Human Behavior and the Environment, international social work, and field placement consultation. From 1985 until 2006, she continued her work at CSU as Professor Emerita. This collection includes material from her lifetime: high school through college, service with the Women's Reserve of the U. S. Coast Guard, studies in Austria, work with various organizations, dissertation from Columbia University, social work and travels across the world, as well as with Colorado State University. It highlights her passion for photography, travel and work abroad to include Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, and India. Material includes but is not limited to postcards, correspondence, research, reports, certificates, awards, pamphlets, directories, yearbooks, books, newspapers and clippings, as well as photography: negatives, slides, and prints.
As of July 2018, it is unknown if there was any prior organization or arrangement of the collection. Per current guidelines, the collection was evaluated for the finding aid as it was found. Given the majority of the collection is not in folders and is loosely stacked in the boxes, care must be taken in handling as to retain any possible intended order. The collection consists of 1 series in 23 boxes and 1 shelf with 2 oversized folders.
The Papers of Betty P. Broadhurst was acquired by Tina Fonda-Casper on June 9, 2014, in 14 boxes, 21 linear feet. As of July 2018 there are 23 boxes, 31 linear feet. It is possible that 9 boxes, 10 linear feet, of material may have been received in 2005 when Betty P. Broadhurst donated a separate poster collection.
As of July 2018, the collection was found housed in a mix of acidic boxes and folders. The majority of the collection is not in folders and is loosely stacked in the boxes. Per current guidelines, material was not organized or rehoused. Oversized material was found loose without folders. These were placed within two labeled acid-free folders.
- Broadhurst, Betty P. (Person)
- Colorado State University. (Organization)
- East High School (Denver, Colo.) (Organization)
- Colorado College. (Organization)
- Scripps College. (Organization)
- Williams College. (Organization)
- Columbia College (Chicago, Ill.) (Organization)
- University of Madras. (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Newspaper clippings.
- Slides (photographs).
- Costa Rica.
- New Zealand.
- Prague (Czech Republic)
- South Africa.
- Guide to the Papers of Betty P. Broadhurst
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by University Archives Staff
- Copyright 2018
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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