Guide to the William Stern Papers, 1937-1938, undated
William Stern was a psychologist and philosopher. He came to Duke as Visiting Professor in 1934. He remained until his death in 1938.
The collection includes volumes compiled by Stern and his wife Clara Stern (1878-1945) in his psychological studies, correspondence with Eugen Berchtold, as well as a two-volume dissertation by a German student on Stern's philosophy. The material is in German.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Stern, William, 1871-1938.
- William Stern papers 1937-1938, undated
- Language of Material
- 4.0 Linear Feet, 10 Items
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The collection includes volumes compiled by Stern and his wife Clara Stern (1878-1945) in his psychological studies, correspondence with Eugen Berchtold, as well as a two-volume dissertation by a German student on Stern’s philosophy. The material is in German.
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William Stern was a psychologist and philosopher. He was born in Berlin 1871, attended the University of Berlin, where he received his Ph.D. in 1892. He served as instructor and associate professor of psychology at the University of Breslau from 1898 to 1916, and eventually as Director of the Psychological Institute and Philosophical seminary in Hamburg, Germany. He came to Duke as Visiting Professor in 1934. In 1936, he taught summer school at Harvard University. Stern specialized in child psychology and originated the Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) test. He remained at Duke until his death in 1938 of a heart attack.
- University Archives Photograph Collection, 1861-2006. (Duke University Archives)
- News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], William Stern Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The William Stern Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1955.
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