Fiona Robertson, IFSW Archivist
In 2013 IFSW started a project to make the Federation’s archives more accessible to all social workers and researchers around the world. The archives contain information dating back to 1846 and IFSW papers from 1928 when the predecessor to IFSW was launched in France. Many of the archival documents record fascinating information on social workers working beyond national boarders to address global issues.
IFSW is committed to sharing this information to all social workers and researchers. We hope it will inform the substantial and important roots of the profession. The Federation acknowledges the work of the IFSW Archivist Fiona Robertson who volunteered to lead this project with support from the IFSW Human Rights Commissioner Nigel Hall and the Secretary-General Dr Rory Truell. This work has only been possible thanks to the financial support from the IFSW Friends fund.
We are delighted to now release a newly designed archives page that groups all archival material into documents, newsletter and photos. All material is sorted by decades, allowing quick access to the information sought by our visitors. We hope that you enjoy discovering the history if IFSW.