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Carter Catlett Williams

Introduction

Carter Catlett WilliamsCarter Catlett Williams attained national prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as a geriatric social worker and advocate of nursing home reform. She was particularly active in the movement to abolish the use of physical and chemical restraints in nursing home settings. The bulk of the collection dates from the final two decades of the 20th century – years during which Carter Williams was most active as a consultant, speaker and author.

Ms. Williams was active in regional, state and national organizations focused on long-term care and nursing home reform – activity well represented in the collection. Many of the files in this collection also represent her attendance at conferences at which she delivered talks (e.g., the American Society on Aging, the Gerontological Society of America, etc.) or at sponsored events to which she had been invited as guest speaker. Nearly all these files contain copies of her talks or detailed notes upon which her remarks were based. The papers of Carter Catlett Williams were presented to the Edward G. Miner Library in March 2013. Processing the collection was completed in July 2014. The collection is contained in 19 boxes occupying eleven linear feet.

The papers of Carter Catlett Williams are arranged in four series:

  • Societies, Organizations, Conferences, etc. (Boxes 1-13)
  • Correspondence (Boxes 14-15)
  • Publications (Boxes 16-17)
  • Memorandum books and miscellanea (Boxes 18-19)
     

Biography

Catharine Mott Catlett (Carter Catlett Williams) was born in Texas on September 2, 1923, the daughter of Landon Carter Catlett, Jr., (1898-1925), a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Service, and Catharine Mott Catlett (1900-1986). Both were natives of Gloucester County in the Tidewater region of Virginia. After the death of her husband in an air crash in Hawaii, Carter Williams’ mother returned with her two year old daughter to her parents’ home in Gloucester County. A lovely reminiscence of growing up at this period and in this environment is provided in the introductory chapter to Glorious adventure, a collection of her father’s letters compiled and narrated by Carter Williams that was published in 2008 (Box 17, Folder 4).

It was at this time that Catharine’s mother changed her daughter’s middle name from Mott to Carter. Some years later, finding herself one among several Catharines at St. Catharine’s School (Richmond) and in her class at Wellesley, Catharine adopted Carter as her first name. Carter Catlett graduated from Wellesley College in 1945. She returned home to work in the Gloucester County social welfare department before entering the Simmons School of Social Work (Boston), from which she received her masters degree in 1949. While in graduate school, she met Thomas Franklin Williams, a native of North Carolina and a student at Harvard Medical School. They were married in 1951 and had three children: Mary Wright (b. 1956), Thomas Nelson (b. 1959), and Landon Carter, who died prematurely as an infant on April 19, 1961.

When T. Franklin Williams, M.D. joined the medical faculty at the University of North Carolina, Carter Williams maintained her interest in social work while raising two small children. In 1968 the Williams family moved to Rochester, N.Y., where Dr. Williams had been appointed medical director at Monroe Community Hospital and professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

As her children grew, Carter Williams returned part-time to social work. Her increasing concern for the emotional and physical condition of elders in nursing homes paralleled in part her husband’s specialization in geriatric medicine.

In 1974 Carter Williams began to work independently as a nursing home consultant. Most nursing homes established in the United States during the 1960s operated on the model of acute care hospitals – a model that Williams sensed was less concerned about the personal needs of elderly patients than in conforming to the protocols of a system. She was particularly concerned about the widespread use of physical and chemical restraints in the care of elderly residents. During the 1980s and 1990s, Williams argued that simple changes in the physical environment and in attitudes toward patient care in nursing homes would make the use of restraints unnecessary. A Commonwealth Fund grant-funded tour of nursing homes in Scotland and Sweden – particularly at Grabergets, Sweden – provided Williams successful practical models to argue for the elimination of restraints in the United States (see Box 2, Folders 7-12, Box 3, Folders 1-4).

In 1983, Carter and T. Franklin Williams moved to Bethesda, Md. when Dr. Williams was appointed director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. Carter Williams was associated on a part-time basis with the social work department of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and continued her work as an advocate for nursing home reform. She served as a consultant to the group developing criteria for nursing home assessment following the Omnibus Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 (see Box 5, Folders 8-13, Box 6, Folders 1-4); was active with the Foundation for Long Term Care (Box 3, Folders 13-14, Box 4, Folders 1-8), the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (Box 9, Folders 18-24, Box 10, Folders 1-4), and the National Restraint Minimization Project (Box 10, Folders 9-13, Box 11, Folders 1-3). Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Carter Williams lectured coast to coast on the need to eliminate physical and chemical restraints and published widely on this topic.

In 1991 the Williams returned to Rochester. Carter Williams continued in her role as consultant, author and lecturer while her husband assumed new responsibilities with the Monroe Community Hospital, the Veterans Administration, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Inventory of the Papers

BOX ONE: SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Abundant Aging Conference (Navasota, TX : Mar 2005)
  • Folder 2: Alzheimer’s Association. Annual meeting (Chicago : Oct 1989)
  • Folder 3: Alzheimer’s Disease Center of Oregon. Conference (Portland : Sep 1992)
  • Folder 4: American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging. Annual meeting (35th : Philadelphia : Oct 1995)
  • Folder 5: American Association of Retired Persons. Health Advocacy Services National Volunteer Training Program (St. Petersburg, FL : Nov 1990)
  • Folder 6: American Geriatric Society. Annual meeting (47th : Atlanta : May 1990)
  • Folder 7: American Health Care Association. Annual meeting (New Orleans : Oct 1989)
  • Folder 8: American Health Care Association. Multifacility symposium (Washington, DC : May 1991)
  • Folder 9: American Nurses Association. Council of Nurse Researchers Conference (Los Angeles : Oct 1991)
  • Folder 10: American Society on Aging. Annual meeting (37th : New Orleans : Mar 1991)
  • Folder 11: American Society on Aging. Annual meeting (39th : Chicago : Mar 1993)
  • Folder 12: American Society on Aging. Annual meeting (40th : San Francisco : Mar 1994)
  • Folder 13: American Society on Aging. Annual meeting (41st : Atlanta : Mar 1995)
  • Folder 14: American Society on Aging. International conference (3rd : San Diego : Dec 1996)
  • Folder 15: American Society on Aging. Annual meeting (44th : San Francisco : Mar 1998)
  • Folder 16: American Society on Aging. Quality of Care conference (Philadelphia : Jul 1999)
  • Folder 17: Anthony L. Jordan Foundation, Rochester, N.Y. Power of Prevention luncheon (Nov 1999)
  • Folder 18: Association of Health Facility Licensure & Certification Directors. Conference (Orlando, FL : Oct 1989)
  • Folder 19: Augustana Home, Minneapolis. Seminar (Mar 1993)
  • Folder 20: Baylor College of Medicine. Methodist Hospital Seminar on Aging (Mar 1987)
  • Folder 21: Benedictine Nursing Center, Mount Angel, OR. Symposium on the future of long term care (Nov 1987)
     

BOX TWO: SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Boston Society for Gerontologic Psychiatry. Psychology of successful aging conference (Nov 1992)
  • Folder 2: Breaking the Bonds symposium (Waterbury, CT : Sep 1994)
  • Folder 3: Case Western School of Nursing. Cellar conference (9th : Mar 1991)
  • Folder 4: Cathedral College of the Laity, Washington, D.C. Session on Bridging the gap between nursing home and community (May 1989)
  • Folder 5: College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Geriatrics section (Sep 1991)
  • Folder 6: Commonwealth Fund (1988-93)
  • Folder 7: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Grabergets, Sweden (Feb 1988-May 1990)
  • Folder 8: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Grabergets, Sweden (Jun 1990)
  • Folder 9: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Grabergets, Sweden (Jul 1990-Dec 1991)
  • Folder 10: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Grabergets, Sweden (Aug 1993)
  • Folder 11: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Victoria Geriatrics Unit, Glasgow (Dec 1989-May 1990)
  • Folder 12: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Victoria Geriatrics Unit, Glasgow (Jun 1990)
     

BOX THREE: SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Victoria Geriatrics Unit, Glasgow (Jun 1990)
  • Folder 2: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Victoria Geriatrics Unit, Glasgow (Jun 1990)
  • Folder 3: Commonwealth Fund. Restraint-free facility study: Victoria Geriatrics Unit, Glasgow (Jun 1990-Jun 1991)
  • Folder 4: Commonwealth Fund. Report on patterns of care in restraint-free facility (Aug 1991)
  • Folder 5: Community College-Nursing Home Partnership, Philadelphia. Annual student day (Mar 1988)
  • Folder 6: Cortland County Coalition for Long Term Care. Annual luncheon (May 1994)
  • Folder 7: Duke University. Center for the Study of Aging. Long term care resources program (Sep 1991)
  • Folder 8: Duke University. Center for the Study of Aging. Long term care resources program (Mar 1992)
  • Folder 9: Episcopal Church Homes of Western New York (Jan 1992)
  • Folder 10: Erie County, N.Y. County facilities meeting (Buffalo : Sep 1998)
  • Folder 11: Fairport Baptist Homes, Fairport, N.Y. Corporation meeting (May 1997)
  • Folder 12: Fairport Baptist Homes, Fairport, N.Y. Remarks to volunteers (Sep 1998)
  • Folder 13: Foundation for Long Term Care. Annual conference (5th : Saratoga Springs, N.Y. : Sep 1987)
  • Folder 14: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (1991)
     

BOX FOUR – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (Jan-Jun 1993)
  • Folder 2: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (Jul 1993)
  • Folder 3: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (Sep-Dec 1993)
  • Folder 4: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (1994)
  • Folder 5: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (1995)
  • Folder 6: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (Apr 1996)
  • Folder 7: Foundation for Long Term Care. Correspondence, reports, etc. (May-Dec 1996))
  • Folder 8: Foundation for Long Term Care.  Directors of social work conference (Glenns Falls, N.Y. : Sep 1993)
  • Folder 9: Friends & Relatives of Institutionalized Aged, Inc. Workshop (New York City : May 1989)
  • Folder 10: Genesis Health Ventures. Retreat (Nov 1990)
  • Folder 11: Genesis Health Ventures. Meeting (Apr 1991)
  • Folder 12: George Washington University. National Health Policy Forum (Jul 1992)
  • Folder 13: Geriatrics Resource Center, Prescott, AZ (Nov 1988)
  • Folder 14: Gerontological Society of America. Annual meeting (New Orleans : 1985)
  • Folder 15: Gerontological Society of America. Symposium on role reversal (San Francisco : Nov 1988)
     

BOX FIVE – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Gerontological Society of America. Symposium on physical restraints (Minneapolis : Nov 1989)
  • Folder 2: Gerontological Society of America. Annual meeting (Boston : Nov 1990)
  • Folder 3: Gerontological Society of America. Annual meeting (Nov 1991)
  • Folder 4: Gerontological Society of America. Annual meeting: presentation with W. Middleton (Nov 1993)
  • Folder 5: Gerontological Society of America. Annual meeting: presentation with W. Middleton (Nov 1993)
  • Folder 6: Gerontological Society of America. Annual meeting (Nov 1998)
  • Folder 7: Health Care Financing Administration. Personnel documents (1987-90)
  • Folder 8: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (Oct 1988-Mar 1989)
  • Folder 9: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (Apr-May 1989)
  • Folder 10: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (Aug 1989)
  • Folder 11: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (Sep-Oct 1989)
  • Folder 12: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (Nov-Dec 1989)
  • Folder 13: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (Feb-Sep 1990)
     

BOX SIX – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (Oct-Nov 1990)
  • Folder 2: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (1991)
  • Folder 3: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set Training Manual (1991)
  • Folder 4: Health Care Financing Administration. Minimum Data Set (2003-05)
  • Folder 5: Health Care Financing Administration. Basic health facility surveyor training course (Baltimore : Jul 1991)
  • Folder 6: Health Care Financing Administration. Improving quality of life for nursing home residents symposium (Baltimore : Jul 1996)
  • Folder 7: Health Care Financing Administration. Improving quality of life for nursing home residents symposium (Baltimore : Jul 1996)
  • Folder 8: Health Care Financing Administration. State operations manual (1999)
  • Folder 9: Health Care Financing Administration. Aging Unafraid conference (Philadelphia : Apr 1999)
  • Folder 10: Health Care Financing Administration. Region X conference (Portland, OR : Feb 1993)
  • Folder 11: Healthcare Association of New York State. Conference (Albany : Sep 1988)
  • Folder 12: Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Interior design (Oct 1990)
  • Folder 13: Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Restraint conference (Apr 1992)
     

BOX SEVEN – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston. Overcoming barriers to mental health care conference (Washington, D.C. : Dec 1993)
  • Folder 2: Highland Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. Grand rounds (Apr 1994)
  • Folder 3: Highland Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. ACE unit (1997)
  • Folder 4: Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Minneapolis. Health & politics working session (Mar 1993)
  • Folder 5: Independent Production Fund. “Everyone wins” video (1993-94)
  • Folder 6: Independent Production Fund. “Everyone wins” video (Jan-Mar 1995)
  • Folder 7: Independent Production Fund. “Everyone wins” video (Apr 1995-Feb 1996)
  • Folder 8: Institutes of Medicine. International approaches to health care for aging populations (Sep 1990)
  • Folder 9: Institutes of Medicine. Workshop on quality of care implications (Apr 1991)
  • Folder 10: International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (3rd : Abano Terme, Italy : Jul 1992)
  • Folder 11: Isabella Geriatric Center, New York City (Dec 1993)
  • Folder 12: Jarvie Commonweal Service. Jarvie colloquium (4th : New York City : Jun 1999)
  • Folder 13: Jewish Home, Providence, RI. Restraints workshop (Jun 1988)
  • Folder 14: Jewish Home, Rochester, N.Y. (1988-99)
  • Folder 15: Jewish Home, Rochester, N.Y. Atkin Center dedication (May 1994)
     

BOX EIGHT – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Jewish Home, Rochester, N.Y. Annual CNA seminar (Oct 1999)
  • Folder 2: Journal of gerontological social work. Correspondence, etc. (1990-2000)
  • Folder 3: Kendal Management Services. Untie the Elderly conference (Kennet Square, PA : Sep 1988)
  • Folder 4: Kirkhaven. Restraint minimization workshop (Jan 1993)
  • Folder 5: Kaliner Consulting Group (2005-07)
  • Folder 6: Live Oak Institute (1997)
  • Folder 7: Long Term Care Foundation. Annual meeting of directors of social work of nursing homes in New York State (Saratoga Springs : Sep 1987)
  • Folder 8: Long Term Care Group (1991)
  • Folder 9: Long Term Care Group (1991)
  • Folder 10: Long Term care Group (Jan 1992-Aug 1993)
  • Folder 11: Long Term Care Group (Oct 1993)
  • Folder 12: Maryland Gerontological Association. Annual meeting (9th : Towson : May 1991)
  • Folder 13: Meridian Health Care. Address (Baltimore : Apr 1989)
  • Folder 14: Minnesota Association of Homes for Aging. Institute & exhibition (Minneapolis : Mar 1989)
  • Folder 15: Minnesota Gerontological Society. Conference (Minneapolis : Apr 1992)
     

BOX NINE – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Monroe Community Hospital. Ombudsman program (Oct 1982)
  • Folder 2: Monroe Community Hospital. Grand rounds (Jun 1984)
  • Folder 3: Monroe Community Hospital. Presentation (May 1990)
  • Folder 4: Monroe Community Hospital. Restraint Reduction Task Force (1991)
  • Folder 5: Monroe Community Hospital. Restraint presentation (Apr 1991)
  • Folder 6: Monroe Community Hospital. Geriatric medicine grand rounds (Jan 1994)
  • Folder 7: Monroe Community Hospital. Remarks to C. Brink’s gerontological nurse practitioner class (Jul 1995)
  • Folder 8: Monroe Community Hospital. Grand rounds (Jun 1998)
  • Folder 9: Monroe Community Hospital. Partners in Caregiving (May 2002)
  • Folder 10: Monroe Community Hospital. Nurse Education Day (Apr 2008)
  • Folder 11: Monroe Community Hospital. Nurse Education Day (Jun 2008)
  • Folder 12: Monroe County Long Term Care Program. Conable Award (Jan 1990)
  • Folder 13: Mount St. Vincent, Seattle. Keynote address (Sep 1995)
  • Folder 14: National Academy of Sciences. Committee on Nursing Home Regulation. Workshop on consumer role in quality assurance (Fredericksburg, Va. : Dec 1984)
  • Folder 15: National Association of Social Workers. Assembly (Washington, D.C. : Jul 1992)
  • Folder 16: National Centre for Ageing & Sensory Loss, Australia. Conference (Mt. Eliza : Nov 1993)
  • Folder 17: National Center for State Long Term Care Ombudsman Resources (Chicago : May 1989)
  • Folder 18: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Consumer perspective on quality care (Clearwater, FL : Feb 1985)
  • Folder 19: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Annual meeting (Oct 1991)
  • Folder 20: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Annual meeting (Oct 1992)
  • Folder 21: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Conference on “Overcoming barriers to mental health care for nursing home residents” (Dec 1993)
  • Folder 22: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Annual meeting (Oct 1994)
  • Folder 23: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Publications (Jul 1986-Jun 1989)
  • Folder 24: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Publications (Sep 1989)
     

BOX TEN – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Publications (Sep 1989-Dec 1990)
  • Folder 2: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Publications (Jan 1991)
  • Folder 3: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Publications (Jan-Oct 1991)
  • Folder 4: National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Publications (1992-93, 1996)
  • Folder 5: National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics. Sub-Committee on Long Term Care Statistics (Washington, DC : Apr 1989)
  • Folder 6: National Council on Aging. Annual meeting (Washington, DC : Apr 1988)
  • Folder 7: National Council on Aging. Annual meeting (Apr 1996)
  • Folder 8: National Forum of Nursing Assistants. 20 Year Club Member (Nov 1999)
  • Folder 9: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project (1990)
  • Folder 10: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project (1991)
  • Folder 11: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project (Jan-Apr 1992)
  • Folder 12: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project (Apr-Nov 1992)
  • Folder 13: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project (Jan-Aug 1993)


BOX ELEVEN – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project (Sep-Nov 1993)
  • Folder 2: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project (1994)
  • Folder 3: National Nursing Home Restraint Minimization Project. Restraint review (1992-93)
  • Folder 4: National Symposium on the Quality of Life in America’s Nursing Homes (Madison, WI : May 1998)
  • Folder 5: Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y. School of Nursing. Annual conference (2nd : May 1996)
  • Folder 6: Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y. Guthrie Memorial Lecture (Mar 2003)
  • Folder 7: New Hampshire Health Care Association. Fall conference (Sep 1991)
  • Folder 8: New York State Association of Homes & Services for the Elderly. Spring training institute (Buffalo : May 1988)
  • Folder 9: New York State Association of Homes & Services for the Elderly (1992)
  • Folder 10: New York State. Dept. of Health. Consumer Health Information Council (1990-91)
  • Folder 11: New York State Health Facilities Association. Conference on dignity (Jun 1995)
  • Folder 12: New York State. Office for the Aging. Ombudsman annual training (Saratoga Springs : Oct 1997)
  • Folder 13: Nursing Home Social Work Panel (2003)
  • Folder 14: Nursing Home Pioneers. National conference (Rochester, NY : Aug 1999)
  • Folder 15: Older Women’s League. Leadership award (Oct 1993)
  • Folder 16: Omega Institute. Fall conference (Oct 1994)
  • Folder 17: Omega Institute. Conscious aging think tank (1995)
  • Folder 18: Oregon Association of Homes for the Aging. Workshop (Salem : Feb 1993)
  • Folder 19: Oregon Health Care Association. Symposium on physical & chemical restraints (Eugene : Nov 1989)
  • Folder 20: Pennsylvania. Restraint Reduction Task Force (Sep 1996)
  • Folder 21: Primary Care Institute (1999)
  • Folder 22: Quadrangle Health Policy Retreat (Haverford, PA : Apr 1990)
  • Folder 23: Regional Council on Aging, Rochester, N.Y. Restraints conference (Apr 1992)
  • Folder 24: Rochester Academy of Medicine. Williams Prize (1996)
  • Folder 25: Rochester Area Association of Homes & Services for the Aging. Presentation (Mar 1993)
     

BOX TWELVE – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: Rochester Health Care Forum. End-of-Life/Palliative Care Coalition (Jan-Mar 2001)
  • Folder 2: Rochester Health Care Forum. End-of-Life/Palliative Care Coalition (May 2001-Feb 2003)
  • Folder 3: Sage presentation (1983)
  • Folder 4: St. Ann’s Home. Presentation (Mar 1995)
  • Folder 5: St. John’s Home, Rochester, N.Y. Conference (Oct 1992)
  • Folder 6: San Francisco Institute on Aging. Kellogg Distinguished Visiting Scholar (May 1990)
  • Folder 7: San Francisco Institute on Aging. Kellogg Distinguished Visiting Scholar (May 1990)
  • Folder 8: Sanders Nursing Home. Workshop (Oct 1986)
  • Folder 9: Sanders Nursing Home. Workshop (Nov 1989)
  • Folder 10: Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatrica. International course of geriatric assessment (1st : Ostuni : Jun 1991)
  • Folder 11: State University of New York at Buffalo. Conference on medical practice in the nursing home (Oct 1988)
  • Folder 12: State University of New York at Buffalo. Core faculty development seminar (Feb 1993)
  • Folder 13: Teresian House, Albany, N.Y. Presentation (Sep 2000)
  • Folder 14: United States. Senate. Special Committee on Aging (Washington, DC : Sep 1989)
  • Folder 15: University of California, Los Angeles. Center on Aging. Conference (May 1992)
  • Folder 16: University of Illinois at Chicago. Section of Geriatric Medicine. Workshop (May 1992)
  • Folder 17: University of Minnesota. School of Social Work. Sehlin Lecture (May 2002)
  • Folder 18: University of Pennsylvania. School of Nursing. Restraint reduction programs (1992-93)
  • Folder 19: University of Southern California. Gerontology Center. Board of Councilors retreat (San Diego : Mar 1993)
  • Folder 20: University of Texas Health Center at Houston. Conference (Sep 1990)
  • Folder 21: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Turner Geriatric Center. McGovern Lecture (May 1989)
     

BOX THIRTEEN – SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

  • Folder 1: University of Washington. Summer institute in gerontology (Seattle : Jul 1994)
  • Folder 2: Veterans’ Administration. Conference on clinical & administrative issues in long term care (Burlingame, CA : Mar 1985)
  • Folder 3: Vision Resource Centre, Kooyong, Australia. Lecture (Nov 1993)
  • Folder 4: The Washington Home, Washington, D.C. Lecture (Oct 1993)
  • Folder 5: Washington State Nursing Home Resident Councils. Workshops (Tacoma & Spokane : Jun 1992)
  • Folder 6: Washington State University. Quality of Life conference (Spokane (Nov 1991)
  • Folder 7: Washingtonians for Improvement of Nursing Homes & Long Term Care. Presentation (May 1991)
  • Folder 8: Wellesley College. Alumnae Achievement Award (1998)
  • Folder 9: T. Franklin Williams Foundation. Community Service Award (1993)
     

BOX FOURTEEN – CORRESPONDENCE

  • Folder 1: Correspondence (1973-1989)
  • Folder 2: Correspondence (1990)
  • Folder 3: Correspondence (1991)
  • Folder 4: Correspondence (1992)
  • Folder 5: Correspondence (1993-1994)
  • Folder 6: Correspondence (1995-1996)
  • Folder 7: Correspondence (1997)
  • Folder 8: Correspondence (1998-1999)
  • Folder 9: Correspondence (2000-2002)
  • Folder 10: Correspondence (2003-2009)
  • Folder 11: Correspondence (undated)
     

BOX FIFTEEN - CORRESPONDENCE

  • Folder 1: Thomas R. Cole correspondence, etc. (1988-1991)
  • Folder 2: Thomas R. Cole correspondence, etc. (1992-1995)
  • Folder 3: Thomas R. Cole correspondence, etc. (1996-2000)
  • Folder 4: Thomas R. Cole correspondence, etc. (2001-2008)
  • Folder 5: Thomas R. Cole talks
  • Folder 6: Thomas R. Cole, editor. Aging and the human spirit (1991-96)
  • Folder 7: Thomas R. Cole, editor. Aging and the human spirit (1997-2002)
     

BOX SIXTEEN – PUBLICATIONS

  • Folder 1: The effect of chronic illness in the life of the patient and his family. Part II. A study of fifty-one patients known to the Diabetes Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital [thesis, Simmons College] (1949)
  • Folder 2: The casework letter (1958)
  • Folder 3: Care for the caregiver (198?)
  • Folder 4: Eight guideposts for you and your aging parent (1983)
  • Folder 5: Reaching isolated older people: I. An alternative model of day services (1984)
  • Folder 6: And this is home? (1985)
  • Folder 7: Guideposts for helping our older family members (1986)
  • Folder 8: Social work: keeping life’s fabric intact (1986)
  • Folder 9: A mindset for quality (1988)
  • Folder 10: The experience of long term care in the future (1989)
  • Folder 11: Liberation: alternative to physical restraints (1989)
  • Folder 12: “Restraint packet” [various articles on restraint compiled & distributed in 1989]
  • Folder 13: Long-term care & the human spirit (1990)
  • Folder 14: Redefining a standard of care for frail older people: alternatives to routine physical restraint [book chapter] (1991)
  • Folder 15: Limiting use of physical restraints: a prerequisite for independent functioning (1992)
  • Folder 16: The new standard: restraint free care, not restraint minimization (1993)
  • Folder 17: Restraining restraints: changes in a standard of care (1993)
  • Folder 18: Salsify and sacrament: discovering gifts of the aging spirit (1993)
  • Folder 19: Book review of Werner & Forman’s Home care for older people (ca. 1993-94)
  • Folder 20: Days and years in long-term care: living vs. surviving (1994)
  • Folder 21: Individualized care [editorial] (1994?)
  • Folder 22: “I want to tell you about my mother …”: a guide to providing helpful information to nursing home staff (1996)
  • Folder 23: Individualized care for frail elders: theory and practice (1996)
  • Folder 24: Physical restraint: not fit for woman, man, or beast (1997)
  • Folder 25: Meeting of Pioneers in nursing home culture change. March 14-16, 1997, Rochester, New York. Final report (1997)
  • Folder 26: Elders: explorers without maps (1998)
  • Folder 27: Letter to the editor, Democrat & chronicle (4/5/1999)
  • Folder 28: Relationship: the heart of life and long term care (1999, 2nd printing 2003)
  • Folder 29: Restraint-free care: taking stock, 1999 (1999)
  • Folder 30: Letter to the editor, Democrat & chronicle (2/27/2001)
  • Folder 31: Relationship: the heart of life and long term care (2001)
  • Folder 32: Voyage in time [book chapter] (2001)


BOX SEVENTEEN – PUBLICATIONS

  • Folder 1: Productive aging: personal and professional reference points (2005)
  • Folder 2: Pioneer conference convener’s opening remarks [compilation of CCW’s opening remarks 1999-2007] (2007?)
  • Folder 3: Autobiographical essays
  • Folder 4: Glorious adventure. Rochester, N.Y.: Pioneer Network in Culture Change, 2008 [book]


BOX EIGHTEEN – MEMORANDUM BOOKS

  • Apr-Sep 1991
  • Sep 1991
  • Jan-Apr 1992
  • Apr-Aug 1992
  • Jan-Mar 1993
  • Apr 1993
  • Sep 1993
  • Jan-Jul 1994
  • Jul 1994
  • Nov 1994
  • Aug 1995
  • Mar 1996
  • Jul 1996
  • Oct 1996
  • Mar 1997
  • Jun 1997
  • Feb 1998
  • Jul 1998
  • Feb 1999
  • Oct 1999
  • Jul 2000
     

BOX NINETEEN – MISCELLANEA