Shirley Grosser:

An Inventory of her papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
Archives & Special Collections
(Elizabeth Dafoe Library)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (November 2006)
Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, ManitobaR3T 2N2

Shirley Grosser

Shirley Grosser fonds


1 meter of textual records including 11 videocassettes & 30 audiocassettes

Mss 237 A.06-26 PC 206 TC 119

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Biography of Shirley Grosser

Shirley Grosser received a B.A. from United College in 1958. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work(1962) & an M.S.W. (1966) from the University of Manitoba. She was employed by the YMHA from 1959-1969. In 1969 Grosser joined the School of Social Work at the University of Manitoba as a lecturer. She became an assistant professor in 1972 and an associate professor in 1976. Upon her retirement she was named a Senior Scholar.

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Grosser developed several courses during her academic career. They include the Mind/Body Connection, Symbolic Interaction and Psychodrama and several AIDS related courses. She was active in many professional and community organizations including Chair of the Board of Klinic Inc. 1983-1986, The Canadian Association of Gerontology 1971-1993, the Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women, 1981-1993 and several AIDS organizations.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds is divided into four series. They include: Biographical and academic presentations, teaching material, videocassettes & audiocassettes

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by Shirley Grosser in 2006.

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Detailed Description of the Collection


11 Curriculum vitae 1991
2 "Educating the Holistic Social Worker: A Perspective and an Approach for Practice" Conference of the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, Toronto 1974
3 "Families Living with Aids: Gaining or Maintaining Control" Western Canadian Conference on Family Practice 1993
4 "Recipient-Identified Psychosocial Service Needs of Caregivers Affected by Aids" 2nd International Conference on Home and Community Care for Persons Living with HIV/Aids 1995
5 "Coping as a Caregiver: Where Do I Go for Support?" Annual General Meeting Village Clinic 1995
6 "Complexity, Constraint, Resilience: Issues Beyond Caregiver Coping" XI International Conference on Aids in Vancouver 1996
7 "Seeking Entitlement Service Provision and the Act of Asking" The Social Worker 1996
8 "The Management of Caregiving: Who Pays in Hidden Ways" Social Work & HIV The Canadian Experience 1996

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19 Social Work Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Aids report by Frankel, Frankel & Grosser ca.1992
10 Report on study leave 1982-1983 1984
11 A Proposal Regarding "A.I.D.S - P.R.E.P." 1988
12 Leave and grant proposal 1989-1990
13 AIDS - PREP - report to B.S.W. accreditation 1990
14 Study leave proposal 1992-1993
15 Research leave - Ethics Committee proposal & letters 1994
16 Course notes - Practice and Situational Life Transitions 1984-1986
21 Course notes - Advanced Interpersonal Communication Skills 1986
2 Syllabus - Change and Stabilty: Using Expressive Therapies 1986-1987
3 Perspectives on the Individual & Life Transitions 1987-1992
4 Course notes - Communication for a Change 1988-1989
5 Course outlines & exams 1989-1993
6 Course notes " Current Issues in Social Welfare: Aids 1992-1995
7 Course notes: Community Health/ Adjunctive Therapies 1993
8 Course notes: Community Health/ Adjunctive Therapies 1994
31 Field/Focus of Social Work Practice: HIV/Aids 1995-1996
2 Aids Interdisciplinary Workshop 1995-1998
3 Course notes - Sexuality in the Age of Aids 1995-1996
4 Field/Focus of Social Work practice: HIV/Aids 1996-1997
5 Course notes - Change and Stability: Implications for Direct Intervention 1996-1997
6 The Mind/Body Connection in Social Work Practice 1997
41 Copies of Advances Journal 1984-2002
51 Avances Journal 1993-1977
52 Mind Body Health Digest 1984-1987
3 articles by Max Siporin 1969-1972

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11 1.Doctors with Heart NFB ca.1993 2. Out, Stories of Lesbien & Gay Youth NFB. 3. Forbidden Love NFB 4. Anatomy of Desire NFB 5. The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine 1989, 6. Behavorial Medicine 1990, 7. Behavioral Medicine, 8. The Brief Therapy Conference 1996, 9. The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, 1990 10. Refining Treatment Contracts from Feedback Before & During Trance Session, 1994 11. Ideomotor Method of Searching Birth Memories, 1994 1989-1996

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11 1. Tenth Anniversary Seminar The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, 1989 2. The Evolution of Psychotherapy, 1990 3. The Psychology of Health, Immmunity and Disease, 1991 1989-1991
21 1. Approaches to Hypnosis & Psychotherapy, 1992 2. Tracking Ericksonian Methods, 1994 1992-1994

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