May 6, 1942
The Vassar Club of New York sponsored a panel discussion on “The Family in War and After” in The New York Times Hall in New York City. Speakers included the director of the city’s Bureau of Child Guidance, Dr. Caroline B. Zachary, Swedish social welfare expert Alva Myrdal, Belgian child psychologist Dr. Andreé Royon, Dr. Eduard C. Lindeman, professor of social work at Columbia and Dr. Mary Schattuck Fisher ’20, professor of psychology and director of the Vassar Summer Institute.
Dr. Fisher announced that the theme of the summer institute, along with its name, was changed for 1942. The Institute for Family and Child Care Services in Wartime, held at Vassar between June 22 and August 1, trained professionals, volunteers and parents in a special wartime curriculum.