6 boxes (3 linear ft.)..
This collection documents the professional and academic life of Dr. Norma C. Lang in social group work. The bulk of the collection contains works by Norma Lang and others and materials related to her social group work practice. Other files contain personal materials and photographs.
Dr. Norma C. Lang, B.A., M.S.W., PH. D (Toronto, Ontario, May 28, 1927 - June 26, 2012). Professor Emerita of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, founding member of the Association for the advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG) and the Toronto Region Group Workers Network (TRGN). Born in Hamilton to Harold H. Lang and Caroline E. Howard Lang, she was educated at Memorial School, Delta Collegiate Institute and MCMaster University. Her graduate degrees were from the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.
She was an illustrious group work theoretician, who constantly sought meaning and significance to assist individuals to achieve their social competencies, as well as a treasured teacher and mentor of many group work students and practitioners.
Her practice experience involved work with several at-risk populations and with emotionally disturbed children and her teaching expertise concerned social work with groups, qualitative research, and non-deliberative forms of social work practice. She had a special interest in the development of practice theory for social work with groups. Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=158259292#fbLoggedOut.
This collection is open for research.
Norma C. Lang Papers, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida.
Finding Aid available at Barry University Archives and Special Collections.