Inventory of the Frederica Daly Papers, 1923 - 2004

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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.
Title: Frederica Daly Papers, 1923 - 2004
Creator: Daly, Frederica Y.
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Call Number: AMN 1111
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 12.75 linear feet
(26 archival boxes)

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.


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.

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



Subject Headings

  • African American psychologists -- New Mexico.
  • African American psychologists -- New York.
  • Blacks -- Race identity -- 20th century.
  • African American women -- Diaries.
  • Clinical psychologists -- New Mexico.
  • Clinical psychologists -- New York.
  • Daly, Frederica Y.
  • Daly, Frederica Y. -- Diaries.
  • Diaries.
  • Diarists -- New Mexico -- 20th century.
  • Diarists -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Indian women -- North America -- Social conditions.
  • Indians of North America -- Religion.
  • Indians of North America - Substance use -- United States.
  • Marginality, Social -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • New Mexico -- Social conditions.
  • Psychologists -- New Mexico.
  • Psychologists -- New York.
  • Substance abuse -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Veterans -- Mental health services -- United States.
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center (Albuquerque, N.M.) -- Officials and employees.
  • Women -- New Mexico -- Social conditions.
  • Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
  • Women psychologists -- New Mexico.
  • Women psychologists -- New York.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Biographical, 1923-1995.

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains materials related to Frederica Daly's lifespan, with official certificates ranging from her birth certificate to her retirement certificate. Other credentials include educational materials such as her college transcripts, dissertation, and psychology license. Personal materials include personal correspondence, genealogical research, and photographs.
Box 1   Folder 1
Family Members, 1923-1987
Includes the 1923 yearbook of Daly's mother, Geneva Sharper Young, and a photograph and funeral service program of Daly's father, Samuel Young.
Box 1   Folder 2
Birth Certificate, 1925
Box 1   Folder 3
Photographs, 1929-circa 1995
Box 1   Folder 4
Dunbar High School: Yearbook, 1942
Box 1   Folder 5
Dunbar High School: 50th Anniversary Reunion Journal, 1942-1992
Box 1   Folder 6
Transcripts, 1942-1955
Box 1   Folder 7
Howard University: Yearbook, 1947
Box 1   Folder 8
Howard University: Master's Thesis, 1948
Includes master's thesis entitled "A Phenomological Study of the Modes of Procedure in the Rational Memory of Prose Material."
Box 1   Folder 9
Washington School of Psychiatry: Course Schedule, 1951-1952
Box 1   Folder 10
Cornell University, 1956
Includes Pi Lambda Theta membership invitation, certificate of graduation, and dissertation entitled "Fostering Cooperative Attitudes in Children through an Action Program.
Box 1   Folder 11
State of New York: Psychologist Certifications, 1958 and 1973-1985
Box 1   Folder 12
Personal Correspondence, 1979-1984, undated
Box 1   Folder 13
Genealogical Research, circa 1994
Box 1   Folder 14
Seventieth Birthday, 1995
Box 1   Folder 15
Dunbar High School Newsletter, 1995

2. Professional, 1962-1995.

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains materials related to Frederica Daly's career as a mental health professional with various associations, schools, and programs. A significant number of items consist of presentations given by Daly at various workshops, conferences, and seminars. Other items include documentation from her time at places such as George Junior Republic Association, Inc.; Empire State College; The University of New Mexico; the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Young Women's Christian Association; and various other committees on which she served. This series also includes Daly's professional writings, which appeared in journals such as Genes and Gender and Freedomways.

2.1. Professional Activities, 1962-1995.

Box 2   Folder 16-35
Workshops, Conferences, and Seminars: Presentations by Frederica Daly, 1962-1987 and undated
Includes the text of presentations and speeches delivered by Frederica Daly at various professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.
Box 3   Folder 36
Workshops, Conferences, and Seminars: Correspondence and Schedules, 1964-1990
Includes correspondence and schedules related to workshops, conferences, and seminars attended by Frederica Daly, chiefly related to the mental health profession and field of psychology. At a number of functions, Daly presented and, at times, served as coordinator.
Box 3   Folder 37
George Junior Republic Association, Inc., 1965-1973
Box 3   Folder 38
Brooklyn College, 1973-1974
Box 3   Folder 39
Empire State College, State University of New York, 1973-1980
Box 3   Folder 40
Resume, Job Applications, and Recommendations, 1973-1986
Box 3   Folder 41
Certificates, Honors, Awards, and Recognitions, 1973-1987
Box 3   Folder 42
Professional Committees and Associations, 1976-1987
Box 3   Folder 43
Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center, 1976
Box 3   Folder 44
Volunteer School for Adults, 1976
Box 3   Folder 45
Bernalillo County Juvenile Forensic Program (Albuquerque, New Mexico), 1979-1981
Box 3   Folder 46
University of New Mexico, 1980-1985
Box 3   Folder 47
Veterans Administration Medical Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico), 1981-1987
Box 3   Folder 48
Sunbow 5 Walkers, 1995

2.2. Professional Writings, 1964-1994.

Box 4   Folder 49
"The Fruit of Action with the Culturally Deprived" in Community Education, Spring 1964
Box 4   Folder 50
"Those We Serve" in Community Education, Summer 1964
Article has been removed from journal.
Box 4   Folder 51
"To Be Black, Poor, Female and Old" in Freedomways, November 1976
Box 4   Folder 52
"Comments on 'Science and Racism'" in Genes and Gender, volume 1, 1978
Box 4   Folder 53
"Perspectives of Native American Women on Race and Gender" in Genes and Gender, volume 7, 1994
Box 4   Folder 54
"Perspectives of Native American Women on Race and Gender" in Genes and Gender, volume 7, 1994: Drafts and Revisions
Box 4   Folder 55-58
Research Materials: Gender
Includes journal articles, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, and conference materials gathered by Federica Daly in the course of her research, as well as notes written by Daly. Topics include gender, Native American women, African American women, genetic determinism, racism, and sexism.

3. Diaries, 1961-2004.

This series contains diaries created by Frederica Daly that focus on her world travels, life experiences, daily meditations, thoughts, and feelings. The diaries include written journal entries, e-mail printouts of personal correspondence, greeting cards from family and friends, clippings from newspapers and magazines, pamphlets, and brochures as well as sketches, drawings, and other artwork by Daly. The chronological order shows a progression among the diaries from more random and varied entries towards more standardized and formulaic entries. Diaries frequently contain name and contact information of acquaintances at the back. Entries focus on discussion of dreams, sexuality and the inner-self, Native Americans, and travels and experiences with a focus on the American Southwest, Central America, and South America. Other themes include psychology, spirituality, gender and cultural issues, personal growth, and self-development.
Box 5   Folder 59
Travel Diary, 1961-1962 and 1975
Box 5   Folder 60
Diary, April 1969 to 1982
Box 5   Folder 61
Diary, April 1969 to July 1970
Box 5   Folder 62
Diary, December 1970 to January 1971
Box 5   Folder 63
Diary, March 1970 to January 1978
Box 5   Folder 64
Diary, August 1975
Box 5   Folder 65
Diary, November 1976 to December 1976
Box 5   Folder 66
Diary, April 1977
Box 6   Folder 67
Diary, November 1981 to February 1982
Box 6   Folder 68
Diary, February 1982 to March 1982
Box 6   Folder 69
Diary, March 1982 to April 1982
Box 6   Folder 70
Diary, June 1982 to July 1982
Box 6   Folder 71
Diary, October 1982 to December 1982
Box 7   Folder 72
Diary, January 1983 to February 1983
Box 7   Folder 73
Diary, March 1983 to June 1983
Box 7   Folder 74
Diary, February 1984 to September 1984
Box 7   Folder 75
Diary, October 1984 to April 1985
Box 8   Folder 76
Diary, May 1985 to July 1985
Box 8   Folder 77
Diary, July 1985 to December 1985
Box 8   Folder 78
Diary, "1986"
Includes loose passages from August 1979 as well as later commentary, circa 1980s.
Box 8   Folder 79
Diary, January 1986 to October 1986
Box 8   Folder 80
Diary, November 1986 to July 1987
Box 8   Folder 81
Diary, August 1987 to December 1987
Box 9   Folder 82
Diary, January 1988 to June 1988
Box 9   Folder 83
Diary, June 1988 to November 1988
Box 9   Folder 84
Diary, October 1988
Box 9   Folder 85
Diary, October 1988 to March 1989
Box 9   Folder 86
Diary, April 1989 to June 1989
Box 10   Folder 87
Diary, June 1989 to October 1989
Box 10   Folder 88
Diary, October 1989 to January 1990
Box 10   Folder 89
Diary, February 1990 to April 1990
Box 10   Folder 90
Diary, May 1990
Box 10   Folder 91
Diary, June 1990 to August 1990
Box 11   Folder 92
Diary, August 1990 to October 1990
Box 11   Folder 93
Diary, November 1990 to January 1991
Box 11   Folder 94
Diary, January 1991 to April 1991
Box 11   Folder 95
Diary, April 1991 to June 1991
Box 11   Folder 96
Diary, June 1991 to September 1991
Box 12   Folder 97
Diary, September 1991 to November 1991
Box 12   Folder 98
Diary, November 1991 to December 1991
Box 12   Folder 99
Diary, January 1992 to February 1992
Box 12   Folder 100
Diary, March 1992 to April 1992
Box 12   Folder 101
Diary, May 1992 to July 1992
Box 13   Folder 102
Diary, July 1992 to October 1992
Box 13   Folder 103
Diary, October 1992 to December 1992
Box 13   Folder 104
Diary, January 1993 to February 1993
Box 13   Folder 105
Diary, March 1993 to April 1993
Box 13   Folder 106
Diary, April 1993 to June 1993
Box 14   Folder 107
Diary, July 1993 to September 1993
Box 14   Folder 108
Diary, September 1993 to October 1993
Box 14   Folder 109
Diary, October 1993 to December 1993
Box 14   Folder 110
Diary, January 1994 to February 1994
Box 15   Folder 111
Diary, March 1994 to April 1994
Box 15   Folder 112
Diary, May 1994 to June 1994
Box 15   Folder 113
Diary, July 1994 to November 1994
Box 15   Folder 114
Diary, July 1994 to September 1994
Box 15   Folder 115
Diary, September 1994 to November 1994
Box 16   Folder 116
Diary, December 1994
Box 16   Folder 117
Diary, January 1995 to March 1995
Box 16   Folder 118
Diary, April 1995 to June 1995
Box 16   Folder 119
Diary, June 1995 to August 1995
Box 17   Folder 120
Diary, September 1995 to November 1995
Box 17   Folder 121
Diary, December 1995 to February 1996
Box 17   Folder 122
Diary, March 1996 to May 1996
Box 17   Folder 123
Diary, June 1996 to August 1996
Box 18   Folder 124
Diary, August 1996 to October 1996
Box 18   Folder 125
Diary, November 1996 to December 1996
Box 18   Folder 126
Diary, January 1997 to March 1997
Box 18   Folder 127
Diary, April 1997 to June 1997
Box 19   Folder 128
Diary, July 1997 to October 1997
Box 19   Folder 129
Diary, November 1997 to December 1997
Box 19   Folder 130
Diary, January 1998 to February 1998
Box 19   Folder 131
Diary, March 1998 to May 1998
Box 19   Folder 132
Diary, June 1998 to August 1998
Box 20   Folder 133
Diary, September 1998 to December 1998
Box 20   Folder 134
Diary, January 1999 to February 1999
Box 20   Folder 135
Diary, March 1999 to April 1999
Box 20   Folder 136
Diary, May 1999 to July 1999
Box 21   Folder 137
Diary, August 1999 to November 1999
Box 21   Folder 138
Diary, December 1999 to February 2000
Box 21   Folder 139
Diary, March 2000 to June 2000
Box 21   Folder 140
Diary, July 2000 to September 2000
Box 22   Folder 141
Diary, October 2000 to December 2000
Box 22   Folder 142
Diary, January 2001 to March 2001
Box 22   Folder 143
Diary, April 2001 to June 2001
Box 22   Folder 144
Diary, July 2001 to October 2001
Box 23   Folder 145
Diary, November 2001 to December 2001
Box 23   Folder 146
Diary, January 2002 to March 2002
Box 23   Folder 147
Diary, April 2002 to July 2002
Box 23   Folder 148
Diary, August 2002 to December 2002
Box 23   Folder 149
Diary, January 2003 to March 2003
Box 24   Folder 150
Diary, April 2003 to July 2003
Box 24   Folder 151
Diary, August 2003 to December 2003
Box 24   Folder 152
Diary, January 2004 to May 2004
Box 24   Folder 153
Diary, June 2004 to October 2004
Box 24   Folder 154
Diary, November 2004 to December 2004

4. Sketchbooks, 1977-1989.

This series contains sketchbooks of watercolor paintings, chiefly from a Chinese brush painting class. Some sketchbooks include loose material related to the art class.
Box 25   Folder 155
Sketchbook, 1977
Box 25   Folder 156
Sketchbook, 1983
Box 25   Folder 157
Sketchbook, 1989
Box 25   Folder 158
Sketchbook, circa 1989

5. Creative Writing and Continuing Education, 1991-1996.

This series contains poetry written by Frederica Daly, materials from workshops and continuing education classes she attended, as well as correspondence and newspaper clippings about the sculptor Elizabeth Prophet.
Box 25   Folder 159
"Better Two's"
Box 25   Folder 160
Poetry by Frederica Daly
Box 25   Folder 161
"The Day I Died" and "Lost Worlds" in Highland Horizons, 1994
Box 25   Folder 162
Intensive Journal Workbook
Box 26   Folder 163
Continuing Education: Elderhostel- Pueblo Indians, 1991
Box 26   Folder 164
Creative Writing Workshops, 1993-1994
Box 26   Folder 165
Newspapers: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996
Box 26   Folder 166
Research Materials: Elizabeth Prophet


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederica Daly Papers, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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