Guide to the Joseph Jastrow papers, 1875-1961 and undated
Collection contains correspondence; lectures, speeches, prose, and poetry; published articles; book reviews; photographs and negatives; a scrapbook; and newspaper clippings. Subjects include the Jastrow family of Philadelphia and the Szold family of Baltimore, early psychology and psychophysics, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Judaism in Baltimore and Philadelphia, and the Zionist movement. Correspondents include Marcus Jastrow and Henrietta Szold.
- Collection Number
- Joseph Jastrow papers
- 1875-1961 and undated
- Jastrow, Joseph, 1863-1944
- 5.5 Linear Feet, 11 boxes, 1,009 items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
This collection contains the papers of Joseph Jastrow (1863-1944), a scholar and writer pioneering in the field of psychology, most of his career spent at the University of Wisconsin. It includes correspondence of Jastrow and his wife, Rachel (Szold) Jastrow, with their families principally concerning family matters, but with references to affairs of the University; Judaism in Baltimore, Maryland, and Madison, Wisconsin; and the Zionist movement.
Also included are photographs of the Szold and Jastrow families; manuscripts of his lectures, speeches, prose and poetry; the galley proofs of several articles; a diary kept during a vacation in Spain; a scrapbook containing copies of his articles and book reviews; a compilation of his early writings; copies of his articles in pamphlet form; and newspaper clippings.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Joseph Jastrow Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Polish-born Joseph Jastrow (1863-1944), was a psychologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin. He was one of the founding members of the American Society for Psychical Research, and was a pioneer in the field of psychology, specializing in optical illusions, the psychology of the blind, and parapsychology, and brought his research to public attention through lectures and popular culture magazines. He was married to Rachel (Szold) Jastrow.
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- Jastrow, Marcus, 1829-1903
- Jastrow family
- Jastrow, Joseph, 1863-1944
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945
- Szold family
- University of Wisconsin--Madison
- College teachers -- United States -- Correspondence
- College teachers as authors
- Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
- Jews -- Maryland -- Baltimore
- Psychology -- Study and teaching -- United States
- Zionism and Judaism
- Baltimore (Md.) -- Social life and customs
- Madison (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs
The Joseph Jastrow Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1959.
Processed by Rubenstein Library staff.