Bradley Buell


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(1893–1976) Bradley Buell, community organizer and planner, consulted on and conducted research projects in 156 communities in the United States. Born in Chicago, Buell was educated at Oberlin College and the New York School of Philanthropy (now the Columbia University School of Social Work). As a result of work by Buell and others on the problems of the National Social Workers Exchange, the American Association of Social Workers evolved as the major professional social work association. Until 1923 Buell served the organization, first as its secretary and then as its associate executive.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.