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Guide to the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Records, 1930-1996

Abstract

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke features scholarship and teaching in several subdisciplines of psychology and is the primary home for the study of the neuroscience of behavior in the College of Arts & Sciences.

This collection contains minutes from various subgroups within the Psychology Department, staff meetings, clinical psychology staff meetings, senior staff committee meetings, and graduate staff meetings, as well as, departmental correspondence, applications for research grants, class census records, reports to the administration and the Board of Trustees, videotapes, 16mm film, and publications of the Psychology Department faculty.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Title
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience records 1930-1996
Language of Material
English
Extent
8.5 Linear Feet, 7000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection contains minutes from various subgroups within the Psychology Department, staff meetings, clinical psychology staff meetings, senior staff committee meetings, and graduate staff meetings, as well as, departmental correspondence, applications for research grants, class census records, reports to the administration and the Board of Trustees, videotapes, 16mm film, and publications of the Psychology Department faculty. Materials span date from 1930-1996 with the bulk dates of 1949-1980. Video and film materials are undated.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Parapsychology, 1982-1983
Box 1
Clippings, 1981, 1988, 1989
Box 1
Handbook for Graduate Students of Color, 1996
Box 1
Miscellaneous Memos, Majors Info, Departmental Advisors Information,1958-1968
Box 1
Memoranda, Flyers, Etc.,1960-1994
Box 1
Undergraduate Guide,1985-1991
Box 1
Course Papers, Psych 271A (Neuropsychology),1972
Box 1
Clinical Psychology Staff Meeting Minutes,1957-1965 (6 folders)
Box 2
Senior Staff Committee Meetings,1958-1960 (5 folders)
Box 2
Graduate Staff Meeting, General Staff Meetings,1962-1966
Box 2
Staff Meetings,1949-1962 (13 folders)
Box 3
Department Staff Meetings,1964-1967
Box 3
Curriculum Revision, Clinical Training in Mental Assessment,1959-1960
Box 3
Clinical Psychology Staff Meetings,1957-1958
Box 3
Adams, Donald
Box 4
Borstelman, Lloyd
Box 4
Cohen, Louis D.
Box 4
Costanzo, Philip R.
Box 4
Crovitz, Elaine
Box 4
Daston, Paul
Box 4
Guttman, Norman
Box 4
Kalat, James W.
Box 4
Kuder, G. Frederic
Box 4
Lodge, Ann
Box 4
Lundholm, Helge
Box 4
Pratt, J.G.
Box 4
Reichenberg-Hacket, Wally
Box 4
Parapsychology Lab - Reprints,1930-1955
Box 4
Spielberger, Charles D.
Box 4
Staddon, John E.R.
Box 4
Wallach, Michael A.
Box 4
Widgery, Alban G.
Box 4

The Duke Parapsychology lab opened in 1935 and in 1965 it closed at Duke and moved to the the foundation for research on the Nature of Man as the Institute for Parapsychology. Please see the Parasychology Labratory Records for more information: url="http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/paralab/

Rhine, J.B., Parapsychology: From Duke to FRNM., (book), 1965
Box 5
Rhine, J.B., Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years, (book), 1940
Box 5
Rhine, J.B., The Reach of the Mind, (book), 1947
Box 5
Rhine, Louisa E., ESP in Life and Lab: Tracing Hidden Channels,(book), 1967
Box 5
Pratt, J. Gaither., Parapsychology: An Insider's View of ESP, (book), 1964
Box 5
Alexander, Irving - Personal Correspondence (3 folders)
Box 6
American Association of State Psychology Boards, 1968
Box 6
American Association of University Professors, 1964-1965
Box 6
American Psychological Association, correspondence, 1959-1960
Box 6
Bivins Building Floor Plan (5 oversize blueprints)
Box 6
Council of Chairmen of Graduate Departments of Psychology (A.P.A.), 1965-1967
Box 6
Building and Space, correspondence with NIMH about Facilities Grants 1961-1962
Box 6
Building and Space, memorandum to Library Council re: Reference room in Biology, 1962
Box 6
Building and Space, memoranda re: Relocation of Department, 1961
Box 6
Child Guidance Clinic, 1949-1957
Box 6
NSF - Final Report - 1964
Box 6
Class Census Reports, 1951-1961 (11 folders)
Box 7
Colloquium Notices,Prior to 1951
Box 7
Colloquium Notices,1965-1969 (4 folders)
Box 7
Correspondence with Dean Anlyan1964-1965
Box 7
Correspondence with Provost Taylor Cole1964-1965
Box 7
Correspondence with Senator Erwin1964-1968
Box 7
Correspondence with President Douglas Knight1965
Box 7
Correspondence with Dean Lewis1968
Box 7
Correspondence with Dean Predmore Re: Graduate School1964-1965
Box 7
Council Gerontology1964-1965
Box 7
Educational Improvement Project
Box 7
Graduate Council, 1949-1969
Box 8
North Carolina Academy of Science, 1950-1952
Box 8
Parapsychology Lab Clippings & Correspondence, 1934-1964
Box 8
The Participant Observer - Newsletter of the Graduate Student Club, 1964-1965
Box 8
Personal - NSF Grant Application
Box 8
Personal - Grant Correspondence, 1962, 1972
Box 8
Planning - Clinical Counseling, 1960
Box 8
Political Science, 1967
Box 8
Hopkins Folly, Regional Educational Laboratory, 1965-1968
Box 8
Report to Board of Trustees, March 5, 1964
Box 8
Zener - papers, research proposals, n.d., 1947-1964
Box 8
Zener, K.E., papers submitted to Research Council, n.d.
Box 8
Zener, K.E. - Papers, 1930-1950 (2 folders)
Box 8
Dept. memos, flyers, clippings, 1958-1979
Box 8

Faculty files include correspondence, publications, hirings, and terminations. Administrative records are restricted for 25 years from their date of origin. Please contact research services for more information.

Adams, Donald K.
Box 9
Altrocchi, John C. (Associate Professor)(3 folders)
Box 9
Axelrod, Seymour
Box 9
Bobbitt, Joseph M.
Box 9
Boneau, C. Alan (Associate Professor)
Box 9
Botwinick, Jack (Lecturer in Psychology)
Box 9
Burkheimer, Graham J., Jr. (Lecturer)1972
Box 9
Cochrane, Carl M.
Box 9
Cohen, Louis D.
Box 9
Cohen, Sanford(2 folders)
Box 9
Collier, George
Box 9
Conger, Anthony (Visiting Associate Professor), 1973-1974
Box 9
Conger, Judith C. (Visiting Assistant Professor), 1971-1972
Box 9
Dai, Bingham (Professor)(2 folders)
Box 9
Daniel, Mariel
Box 9
Dashiell, John F.
Box 9
Daston, Paul
Box 9
DeVoge, Justin Thomas,1971
Box 9
Diamond, I.T.
Box 9
Edwards, Curtis Drew (Lecturer), 1975
Box 9
Eisdorfer, Carl (Lecturer), 1958
Box 9
Eisdorfer, Carl (Lecturer) - scholarly papers
Box 9
Farina, Amerigo
Box 10
Feather, Ben W. (Lecturer), 1966
Box 10
Ferguson, Lucy (Visiting Professor), 1974-1975
Box 10
Filer, Robert J.
Box 10
Gallagher, James, 1966-1967
Box 10
Garmezy, Norman
Box 10
Giora, Zvi (Visiting Scholar), 1975-1976
Box 10
Glendenning, Robert L. (Research Associate, Lecturer), 1973-1974
Box 10
Goffard, S. James
Box 10
Greenwood, Donald (Assistant Professor), 1964
Box 10
Harting, John K. (Research Associate), 1971
Box 10
Heider, Fritz
Box 10
Hemmes, Richard, 1972
Box 10
Hester, William
Box 10
Hetherington, Duncan
Box 10
Howes, Davis H. (Visiting Professor), 1974
Box 10
Huse, Mary (Lecturer),1959
Box 10
Jones, Lyle V.
Box 10
Kalish, Harry I.
Box 10
Kinsbourne, Marcel (Lecturer), 1966
Box 10
Kinsbourne, D.M. - Publications and Reprints
Box 10
Kimmel, Herbert D.
Box 10
Klopfer, Walter
Box 10
Koch, Sigmund (Professor)
Box 10
Kohler, Ivo
Box 10
Kolesnik, Bohdan P.
Box 10
Kramer, Richard B. (Asst. Professor), 1968-
Box 10
Kramer, R.B. - "Faces" Grant, 1970
Box 10
Kruglanski, Arie - Summer Term I
Box 10
Krugman, Arnold D. (Lecturer), 1964
Box 10
Kuder, G. Frederic
Box 10
Linder, Darwin (Associate),1965
Box 10
Lodge, George T.
Box 10
Lundholm, Helge
Box 10
McCurdy, Harold
Box 10
McHugh, Gelolo (Associate Professor), 1946-
Box 10
Mehryar, Amir H. (Visiting), 1977-1978
Box 10
Meltzer, Macolm L., 1963
Box 10
Murphy, Daniel
Box 10
Obrist, Walter (Lecturer), 1960
Box 10
Obrist, Walter (Lecturer) - Publications & Reprints
Box 10
Parsons, Oscar A.
Box 10
Perry, Martha (Lecturer), 1972
Box 10
Randall, Walter
Box 10
Randall, Walter
Box 11
Rhine, J.B.
Box 11
Reichenberg, Wally
Box 11
Robinson, Nancy Mayer
Box 11
Rodnick, Eliot H.
Box 11
Schonbach, Peter Michael
Box 11
Shmavonian, Barry (Lecturer),1958-
Box 11
Shmavonian, Barry (Lecturer) - Publications & Reprints
Box 11
Simmell, Marianne
Box 11
Singer, David L.
Box 11
Singer, David L. - Publications & Reprints
Box 11
Sperling, George
Box 11
Spielberger, Charles
Box 11
Spielberger & Weitz - Mental Health Project Grant Progress Report,1972
Box 11
Stedman, Donald (Lecturer)
Box 11
Stedman, Donald (Lecturer) - Publications & Reprints
Box 11
Stern, William - Bibliography, booklet, 1936-1938
Box 11
Stotsky, Bernard
Box 11
Strong, Paschal
Box 11
Strupp, Hans
Box 11
Thompson, Larry (Lecturer)
Box 11
Vogel, John L.
Box 11
Weisskopf-Joelson (Visiting Professor)
Box 11
Weitz, Henry (Bureau of Testing and Guidance)
Box 11
Wheeler, Ladd
Box 11
Wilson, Kellogg
Box 11
Wortman, Paul M. (Assistant Professor), 1967-
Box 11
Graduate Students Club, 1964-1966
Box 11
Department Brochures, Clippings, Directories, Faculty Correspondence,1953-1977
Box 11

An access copy will be necessary to review these materials, please contact Research Services before you visit the reading room.

Raccoons (TRT: 64:00)
Box 12
Erisman and Kohler, Inverting Prisms
Box 12
Three Approaches to Psychotherapy, Part 1 Carl Rogers (RT: 47:52), Part 2 Frederick Perls (RT: 31:58), Part 3 Albert Ellis (RT: 36:08)
Box 12
McDougall, Raccoons (16mm Film)
Box 12
Experimental Psychology of Vision
Box 12
Depth Factors (Shadows, Iinterposition, Convergence, Accomodation)
Box 12
Erisman and Kohler, Inverting Prisms
Box 12
Erisman and Kohler, Upright Vision Through Inverting Spectacles: Silent (TRT: 160:00)
Box 12

Historical Note

The mission of the undergraduate program in psychology at Duke University is to provide students with a dynamic and interactive learning experience that confers a strong background in psychology as a science. Graduate training in Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke provides students with exceptional opportunities to examine mind, brain, and behavior at different levels of analysis (e.g., neural, molecular, individual, and social) using a variety of techniques (e.g., brain imaging, animal models, computational models, experimental research with humans, surveys, and field studies). The Duke Psychology Department was created in 1927 with William McDougall serving as its first chair.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Parapsychology Labratory Records (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer starting in 1974.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, July 2006

Encoded by Molly Bragg, May 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.