YOUNGHUSBAND, Dame Eileen Louise, 1902-1981, social work pioneer

Scope and Content

Two photographs of Eileen Louise Younghusband, [1910-1920], a coloured miniature as a child, and a black and white photograph as a young girl.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1902; educated privately; social worker in South and East London, 1924-1929; student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1926-1929; Lecturer, LSE, 1929-1939 and 1944-1957; Principal Officer for Employment and Training, National Association of Girls' Clubs, 1939-1944; Director of British Council Social Welfare Courses, 1942-1944; Member, McNair Committee, 1943; Member, Departmental Committee on Social Workers in the Mental health Services, 1948; Member, Committee of Enquiry into the Law and Practice Relating to Charitable Trusts; Chairman, Ministry of Health Working Party on Social Workers in the Health and Welfare Services, 1959; Adviser, National Institute for Social Work Training, 1961-1967; President, International Association of Schools of Social Work, 1961-1968; Member, Committee on the Probation Service, 1962; DBE, 1964; member of various committees for penal reform, child care, youth service, care of old people, family welfare, social studies and international social work; René Sand Award, International Council on Social Welfare, 1976; Chairman, Hammersmith Juvenile Court; died 1981. Publications: The education and training of social workers (Carnegie UK Trust, 1947); Social work in Britain (Carnegie UK Trust, 1951); Social work and social change (London, 1964); Social work in Britain, 1950-1975: a follow-up study (Allen and Unwin, London, 1978); The newest profession: a short history of social work (Community Care, Sutton, 1981).


2 items.

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Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Separated Material

The National Institute for Social Work, London, holds correspondence and papers, 1912-1981; the Oriental and India Office Collections, British Library, holds papers, 1942-1981 (Ref: Mss Eur F 197).

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Custodial History

Given in 1998.

Related Material

The British Library of Political and Economic Science also holds material relating to Eileen Younghusband in the papers of the BAECE (Ref: BAECE 7/3), Violet Rosa markham (Ref: Markham 7/40 and 25/91), and Richard Morris Titmuss (Ref: Titmuss).