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Guide to the Howard Easley Papers, 1936-1954

Abstract

Howard Easley was a psychologist and professor of Education at Duke University from 1930 to 1957.

Collection includes correspondence, course materials, manuscripts, lists, printed matter, and other papers concerning the Education Department, parapsychology, educational psychology, testing and related subjects. Correspondence, 1936-1942, with students, colleagues and editors includes copies of 1938 letters between J.B. Rhine and Virginia Harding, mother of purported psychic Faith Harding.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Easley, Howard, 1903-1988.
Title
Howard Easley papers, 1936-1954
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.0 Linear Foot, 500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, course materials, manuscripts, lists, printed matter, and other papers concerning the Education Department, parapsychology, educational psychology, testing and related subjects. Correspondence, 1936-1942, with students, colleagues and editors includes copies of 1938 letters between J.B. Rhine and Virginia Harding, mother of purported psychic Faith Harding. Course materials include examinations. Manuscripts, mostly by others, include preliminary dissertation exams by several students. Also included are pamphlets related to the genealogy of the Easley and McCullough families, a few gradebooks, and U.S. Naval paperwork regarding Easley.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Business, 1939-1953
Box 1
Correspondence, 1936-1942
Box 1
Reprints, 1936
Box 1
Publishers' Announcements - New Books and Tests
Box 1
Organizations, 1937
Box 1
Administration - Forms, Blanks, Reports, Notes, etc., 1936-1938
Box 1
Courses - Education 8, 1936-1938
Box 1
Courses - Education 58, 1936-1942
Box 1
Courses - Education 208, 1941-1942
Box 1
Courses - Education 227, 1942
Box 1
Courses - Exams, Notes, undated
Box 1
Blank Forms, 1951
Box 1
Examinations, 1937-1940
Box 1
Manuscripts, 1937-1941
Box 1
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 1
Research Funds, 1936-1938
Box 1
Samuel Abbott Correspondence, 1950-1953
Box 1
Department of Education, 1951
Box 1
Junior English - Examinations, 1950
Box 1
Walter Gale Correspondence, 1953-1954
Box 1
U. K. Wilson Correspondence, 1951
Box 1
Comprehensive Exams, 1950-1951
Box 2
Correspondence, 1948-1953
Box 2
Blank Exams, undated
Box 2
Navy Paperwork, circa 1945-1948
Box 2
Stock Certificates, 1952
Box 2
Course Evaluations, undated
Box 2
Introduction to Educational Psychology Syllabi, 1951-1952
Box 2
Pamphlets, 1952
Box 2
Newsletters, Correspondence, 1949-1953
Box 2
Examinations, 1952-1953
Box 2
Gradebooks, 1948-1949, 1950-1951, 1952-1953
Box 2
Easley and McCullough Families Genealogy, 1947
Box 2

Historical Note

Howard Easley was a Professor in Duke University's Department of Education from 1930 to 1957. He received his B.A. from Union University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from George Peabody College. He also taught at the University of Idaho and the University of Iowa before coming to Duke in 1930 as one of the founding members of the Education Department. He retired in 1957. He was elected a Durham County Commissioner, and served in that office from 1966 to 1982. His professional interests were in educational psychology and mental testing. He was Acting Director of Duke's Bureau of Testing and Guidance in 1946-1947, and held the rank of Associate Professor of Education. He was named Associate Professor Emeritus of Education upon his 1957 retirement.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Dept. of Education records, 1930-1981 (Duke University Archives/David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004 (Duke University Archives/David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard Easley Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Howard Easley Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, January 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2007

Accession A75-163 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.