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Guide to the William Stern Papers, 1937-1938, undated

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
UA.29.02.0151
Title
William Stern papers
Date
1937-1938, undated
Creator
Stern, William, 1871-1938
Extent
4 Linear Feet, 10 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in German

Collection Overview

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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Contents of the Collection

Bound Volumes
Box 1
W. Stern, Die Zeichnerische, undated, III-VII
Box 1
Bound Volumes
Box 2
E. Berthold, Der Kritische Personalismus, 1938, I, II
Box 2
W. Stern, Formverlagerungen von Kindern V. Primitiven
Box 2
W. Stern, Die Zeichnerische, undated, I, II
Box 2
Correspondence, 1937-1938
Box 2

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

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Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The William Stern Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1955.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, February 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2007

Accession A56-165 is described in this finding aid.