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Reynolds, Bertha Capenlocked

(11 December 1885–29 October 1978)
  • Miriam Slater


Reynolds, Bertha Capen (11 December 1885–29 October 1978), social worker and educator, was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Franklin Stewart Reynolds, a manufacturer of organs, and Mary Capen, a teacher. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College in 1908 and was one of the early recipients (1914) of a certificate in social work from the Boston School for Social Workers, later part of Simmons College. In 1919 she was in the first class to graduate from the Smith College School for Social Work’s summer program....

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