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Frederica Daly papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1111

Collection Overview

The collection contains correspondence, writings, and other items documenting the personal and professional interests of Frederica Daly. Personal materials include correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, and educational records such as Daly's transcripts, master's thesis, and dissertation. Professional materials chiefly relate to Frederica Daly's career as a mental health professional, including presentations given by Daly at various workshops, conferences, and seminars. Daly's presentations and professional writings focus on substance abuse as well as race, gender, and culture, particularly on issues related to Native American women. Professional correspondence, agendas, institutional documents, and certificates reflect Daly's clinical practice and academic appointments at institutions such as George Junior Republic Association, Inc., Empire State College, the University of New Mexico, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The collection also contains diaries, sketchbooks, and creative writing by Daly. Dating from 1961 to 2004, Daly's journal entries contain reflections, pasted-in clippings and correspondence, and drawings that reflect her life experiences, daily meditations, and world travels, especially in the American Southwest, Central America, and South America. Themes include spirituality, sexuality, gender and cultural issues, personal growth and self-development.

Dates

  • 1923-2004

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Frederica ( Freddy) Daly was a licensed psychologist and educator with over 30 years of teaching, training, counseling, clinical, and administrative experience. Daly specialized in adolescents, veterans, substance abusers, and families in treatment facilities, hospitals, and universities.

Frederica Selone Young was born on February 14, 1925 in Washington, D.C. to Samuel Young and Geneva Sharper. She graduated from the District's Dunbar High School in 1942. Attending Howard University, she studied psychology and earned her bachelor's degree in 1947. She earned her master's of science from Howard University in 1948. In 1952, she matriculated into Cornell University's psychology department, where she earned her doctorate in 1956. She became a licensed psychologist in 1958.

Daly's career as a mental health professional spanned a variety of associations, professional settings, and programs. She worked for George Junior Republic as a Director of Social Services and Empire State College as an Associate Professor. Daly also held other positions in and around Washington, D.C. and New York that involved research, teaching, professional training, and counseling. In 1979, Daly began teaching at the University of New Mexico as an Assistant Professor. She later joined the Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico as Coordinator of the Alcohol Dependence Program and Clinical Psychologist.

Over the course of her professional career, Daly gave numerous lectures. Her work appeared in several publications including Freedomways. A large body of her research dealt with issues of race, gender, and culture.

An international traveler, Daly visited numerous places such as India and South America. In her private life, Daly has practiced numerous arts and crafts. Her personal interests include journaling, poetry, and painting.

Over the course of her life, Frederica has had several last names, including Jefferson, Rice, Martineau, Young, and, lastly, Daly.

Extent

12.75 linear feet (26 archival boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Frederica ( Freddy) Daly (born 1925) was a licensed psychologist and educator with over 30 years of teaching, training, counseling, clinical, and administrative experience. Daly specialized in adolescents, veterans, substance abusers, and families in treatment facilities, hospitals, and universities.

The collection contains correspondence, writings, and other items documenting the personal and professional interests of Frederica Daly. Personal materials include correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, and educational records such as Daly's transcripts, master's thesis, and dissertation. Professional materials chiefly relate to Frederica Daly's career as a mental health professional, including presentations given by Daly at various workshops, conferences, and seminars. Daly's presentations and professional writings focus on substance abuse as well as race, gender, and culture, particularly on issues related to Native American women. Professional correspondence, agendas, institutional documents, and certificates reflect Daly's clinical practice and academic appointments at institutions such as George Junior Republic Association, Inc., Empire State College, the University of New Mexico, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The collection also contains diaries, sketchbooks, and creative writing by Daly. Dating from 1961 to 2004, Daly's journal entries contain reflections, pasted-in clippings and correspondence, and drawings that reflect her life experiences, daily meditations, and world travels, especially in the American Southwest, Central America, and South America. Themes include spirituality, sexuality, gender and cultural issues, personal growth and self-development.

Collection Arrangement

1. Biographical, 1923-1995

2. Professional, 1962-1995

3. Diaries, 1961-2004

4. Sketchbooks, 1977-1989

5. Creative Writing and Continuing Education, 1991-1996

Processing Information

Processed by Andrew Grimball and Amanda Ross, April 2011

Encoded by Andrew Grimball and Amanda Ross, May 2011

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Frederica Daly Papers, 1923 - 2004 AMN 1111
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Andrew Grimball and Amanda Ross; machine-readable finding aid created by: Andrew Grimball and Amanda Ross
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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