"That Rare Moment in History (Vol. 1): A Documentary History of the Formation of the National Association of Black Social Workers" by Garland L. Jaggers. Published in 2003

"That Rare Moment in History (Vol.2): The Future of NABSW, Peril Or Progress" by Garland L. Jaggers. Published in 2010.

“Righteous Self Determination: The Black Social Work Movement in America” by Patricia Reid-Merritt. Published in 2010.

Archival Materials

Dr. Shirely Better Special Collection Finding Aid

The collection documents the Association of Black Social Workers of Greater Los Angeles’ (ABSW-GLA) 50-year journey of service, policy change, and advocacy to uplift Black people. Dr. Shirley Better, Professor Emeritus of Cal State L.A. School of Social Work, remains one of the three living national founders of the NABSW and the local chapter. She preserved the documents generated by ABSW-GLA over the decades that are now archived in Special Collections at the Cal State LA University Library. This archive can be used as a valuable educational resource for students interested in researching community organizing and advocacy in the Black Community using historical primary documents.