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Preliminary Guide to the Henry Weitz Papers, 1931 - 1978

Abstract

Henry Weitz, a psychologist and professor of education, was director of Duke University's Bureau of Testing and Guidance (later the University Counseling Center) from 1950 to 1978. The Henry Weitz Papers include correspondence, reports, minutes, writings, speeches, publications, research and testing materials, course materials, and other documents related to Weitz's career at the University of Delaware and Duke University. Most of the materials are related to Weitz's interest in guidance, vocational, and adjustment counseling for students.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Henry Weitz papers 1931 - 1978
Creator
Weitz, Henry.
Extent
16.5 Linear Feet, , 16000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The Henry Weitz Papers include correspondence, reports, minutes, writings, speeches, publications, research and testing materials, course materials, and other documents related to Weitz's career at the University of Delaware and Duke University. Most of the materials are related to Weitz's interest in guidance, vocational, and adjustment counseling for students.

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Contents of the Collection

The Henry Weitz papers are only preliminarily processed. The lists of materials within each box represent major subjects, but they are not folder lists.

Dartmouth Literary Magazine, May 1931
Box 1
Guidance as Behavior Change, 1961-1963
(5 drafts)
Box 1
Publications
Box 1
Writings
Box 2
Reprints
Box 2
Speeches
Box 2
Junior Science Symposium files
Box 2
Research Tests and Correspondence
Box 2
A Draft Proposal for a Comprehensive Testing Program for the Durham High School, consultant Henry Weitz, 1952
Box 3
"Testing Procedures and Norms" binder
Box 3
1944-1945
Box 3
1950-1959, in binder
Box 3
1960-1969, in binder
Box 3
"Writing and Research" binder
Box 3
"Academic Orientation" course binder
Box 3
"DHEW Social Security Admin., Bureau of Hearings and Appeals" binder
Box 3
"Intelligence, Scholastic Aptitude, and Personality" binder
Box 3
"Special Abilities" binder
Box 3
"Achievement and Interest" binder
Box 3
Binder of teaching materials
Box 3
Political Science Measurement Project
Box 3
Binder of teaching materials
Box 3
An Interpretive Manual for the Duke University Placement Testing Program
Box 3
Education Department Committee files
Box 4
University Graduate Program Committee files
Box 4
Non-University Counseling, Reports, Education files
Box 4
Speech
Box 4
Writings
Box 4
Lecture notes
Box 4
Lecture Notes
Box 5
Exams and Quizzes
Box 5
Course Materials
Box 5
Manuals for Practicum in Counseling
Box 5
Mental Measurements Yearbook reviews
Box 5
"Higher Education" research file
Box 5
NC Dept. of Public Instruction, Counseling Education and Certification
Box 5
Honors-Masters Program files
Box 5
Political Science Test binder
Box 6
Appointments and budgets, Bureau of Testing and Guidance files
Box 6
Correspondence
Box 6
Counselor Training and Certification files
Box 6
Testing files
Box 6
AOP files
Box 6
Improving the Academic Adjustment of College Freshmen progress report, February 1, 1962
Box 6
Research files
Box 6
Writings
Box 6
Writings
Box 7
Speeches
Box 7
Research files
Box 7
Testing files
Box 7
Reprints
Box 7
Reserve Corps records, 1947-1953
Box 8
University of Delaware files
Box 8
Duke University Newcomers file
Box 8
Professional and personal correspondence
Box 8
Newspaper reports and clippings
Box 8
Lecture notes
Box 8
Education file
Box 8
Henry Weitz's dissertation
Box 8
Ceylon files
Box 8
Biarritz files
Box 8
Lecture notes
Box 9
Alphabetical subject files: correspondence, minutes, reports
Box 9
Behavior Change Through Guidance files
Box 9
Honors-Masters Program files
Box 10
General Ins. files: tests, conference, course evaluation forms
Box 10
Course Materials
Box 10
Correspondence
Box 10
Consultation files
Box 11
Sabbatical files
Box 11
Committee files
Box 11
Publications
Box 11
Certificates
Box 11
Research project
Box 11
Education Department Committee files
Box 11

Historical Note

Henry Weitz was born in New York in 1911. He received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a master's degree and doctorate in education from Rutgers University. Prior to coming to Duke, Weitz was the director of the Psychological Services Center at the University of Delaware, served as a psychologist and instructor in the U.S. Army, and was a teacher and guidance counsellor for the Rahway, New Jersey, public schools.

Weitz arrived at Duke University in 1950. He served as an associate professor of education and director of the University Counseling Center (formerly the Bureau of Testing and Guidance). He was a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Statistical Association, the North Carolina Vocational Guidance Association, and a number of other societies. Weitz retired in 1978.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Henry Weitz Papers was received by the University Archives as a gift in 1980, 1981, and 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Valerie Gillispie

Completed October 28, 2004

This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, November 1, 2004

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.