Historical Records Repositories in New York State
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, DIVISION OF RARE AND
Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY
American Journal of Psychology. Records, 1948-1965. 31 cubic ft.
Working papers (manuscripts and correspondence) of individual issues of the American Journal of Psychology. Includes Karl Dallenbach - Edwin G. Boring correspondence. Box list. American Journal of Psychology. Records, #2997.
Cornell, Ethel Letitia, 1892-1963. Papers, 1906-1964. 3 cubic ft.
Psychologist, New York State Education Department. Cornell University Class of 1914. Correspondence, articles, reports, proceedings of meetings, bibliographies, and other items pertaining to intelligence testing and the nature of intelligence, exceptional children, growth studies, the characteristics of high school students, language usage of high school students, early secondary education in New York State, mental health, the certification and role of the school psychologist, the New York State Psychological Intern Training Program, the American Psychological Association, and the New York State and American Associations of Applied Psychology, and to related topics. Also, Miss Cornell's examination books and notes from courses at Cornell (1911-1914) and Columbia University (1915-1917); her creative writing and other non-scientific manuscripts (ca. 1906-1910); certificates and diplomas (11 items, 1906-1948); and various blocks and drawings used in psychological testing.
Dallenbach, Karl M., 1887-1971. Papers, 1895-1969. 17.4 cubic ft.
Psychologist, professor. Cornell University Ph.D. 1913; Karl M. Dallenbach taught at Ohio State University from 1915 to 1916, and at Cornell from 1916 to 1948. He left Cornell, and taught at the University of Texas until his retirement in 1969. He became editor of the American Journal of Psychology in 1926 and remained editor until 1967. Dallenbach authored more than 400 articles and monographs on such subjects as sensation, attention, perception, cutaneous sensibility, taste, smell, memory, cognition, forgetting and the perception of the blind. Documenting his research in psychology, particularly in attention, sensation, and memory, and his other professional activities is correspondence with Harold J. Bachmann, Madison Bentley, Morton E. Bitterman, C. P. Boner, Edwin G. Boring, Albert P. Brogan, Forrest Lee Dimmick, Isidore S. Finkelstein, Goldwin Goldsmith, J. Stanley Gray, G. Stanley Hall, Margaret C. McGrade, Max F. Meyer, Robert B. Morton, Edwin B. Newman, Theophilus S. Painter, Leo J. Postman, Harry H. Ranson, Thomas A. Ryan, E. C. Sanford, Maryvenice E. Stewart, Edward B. Titchener, Walter S. Turner, Margaret Floy Washburn, Harry P. Weld, Logan Wilson, and others; administrative records produced while he was head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, include reports on buildings and budgets, research reports, staff and annual reports, minutes of staff meetings, and correspondence with academic organizations; records concerning his editorship of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY include statements on editorial policy decisions, correspondence on printing and advertising, financial and subscription records, and manuscripts and galley proofs; other professional papers include reprints of colleagues' articles, notes and articles on perception and facial vision, published biographical articles on Edwin G. Boring and Edward B. Titchener, and photographs of colleagues. His personal correspondence with members of his family concern property settlements and management, the establishment of a John W. Dallenbach fellowship, and his genealogical research on the Dillenbach-Dillenbeck-Dallenbach family.
Unpublished guide. Described in DOCUMENTATION NEWSLETTER, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 1976.
Ford, Mary, 1907- . Oral history, 1964. Ithaca, N.Y.: New York State College of Home Economics Project. 153 pp. transcript.
Psychologist. Transcript of an interview with Ford conducted by Dolores Greenberg, February 4, 1964. Topics include her early training at Wellesley; interest in psychology; student experiences at the University of Toronto; recollections of doctoral studies at the Institute of Child Welfare in Minnesota; attitudes toward projective techniques in the 1930s; early application of the Rorschach test to young children; work of Cornell's Family Life Department in the 1930s; problems associated with placing a department of child development and family relationships in a college of home economics; relations with other departments of the University; sources of funds for research; aims of the graduate program; quality of graduate students; parent education movement; impressions of William Blatz, Florence Goodenough, John Anderson, Ethel Waring, Marie Fowler, Katherine Reeves, Flora Thurston, Flora Rose, Helen Monsch, and Helen Vandervort; comments on the nursery school at Cornell and the nursery school movement in the United States; development of the Department of Child Development and Family Relations; effects of Kurt Lewin's work at Cornell; research programs and their role in the nursery school; Mrs. Monsch's infant feeding program; role of the nursery school in helping underprivileged and minority groups; changes in extension methods and orientation in recent years; and the development of a teacher certification program for nursery school teachers at Cornell.
Gibson, James Jerome, 1904- . Papers, 1922-1980. 14.6 cubic ft.
Professor of psychology, Smith College, 1929-1949; Cornell University, 1949-1979. Professional papers include extensive drafts, notes, outlines, and occasional letters related to colloquia, conferences, courses, lectures, seminars, and symposia given at Smith College and Cornell; also, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, notes, and pamphlets for a course on propaganda planned for 1939. Gibson's experimentation and research papers include drafts, notes, and correspondence in many areas of perceptual psychology including aviation, perspective, and physiological optics. Documentation for published material includes drafts and typescripts of articles, books, essays, short papers, diagrams, original sketches, photographs, and tables; also, annotated reprints by Gibson and other prominent psychologists. Correspondence includes letters to and from the Houghton Mifflin Company and LEONARDO magazine concerning Gibson's writing career; with groups such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Symposium of Oral Sensation, and the Research Career Award; and with Rudolf Arnheim, Jacob Beck University of Oregon), Edwin G. Boring (Harvard University), James Bosma (National Institute of Dental Research), Michelangelo Fluckiger (with a recommendation from Jean Piaget), E. H. Gombrich, Mary Henle, Gunnar Johansson, David N. Lee, William Mace (University of Texas) Norman Malcolm (Cornell University), Frank J. Malina (founder and editor of LEONARDO magazine), Fabio Metelli (Italy), and Albert Michotte. Joseph M. Notterman (Princeton Advisory Council), Joseph Royce (Center for Theoretical Psychology), and Robert E. Shaw (University of Connecticut). Also, Gibson books annotated by Gibson. Unpublished guide. James Jerome Gibson Papers, #14\23\1832.
Hazzard, Florence Woolsey, 1903-1992. Papers, 1819-1976, 1925-1965 (bulk). 1.4 cubic ft., 1 reel positive, 1 reel negative microfilm.
In part, photocopies and typescript copies. Original Eliza Mosher papers held by Michigan Historical Collections, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI.
Author, psychologist. Florence Woolsey Hazzard received a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell University in 1929. Correspondence, manuscripts of writings, notes and bibliographies, printed matter, photographs, and other papers dealing mainly with Hazzard's studies of eminent American women, including an unpublished work "Women Pioneers in Democracy"; unpublished biography of Dr. Eliza Mosher "Heart of the Oak," 394 pp. manuscript on microfilm; short biographical sketches of Cornelia Hancock, Julia Ward Howe, Alice Freeman Palmer, Lucy Stone, and Harriet Tubman, as well as Elizabeth Blackwell, Amanda Sanford Hickey, Dr. Mosher, and other women physicians; material on the Worlds Center for Women's Archives and the women's rights movement in the United States; other women represented include Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Emma Willard, and many others. Chief correspondents include Mary Ritter Beard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Edward Bradford Titchener, and Marjorie White.
Also included are miscellaneous and personal papers of the Hazzard family, materials on the disposition of the Emily Howland papers; microfilm of photographs, letters, and printed materials concerning Emily Howland; and papers pertaining to Florence Hazzard's work in psychology, especially odor perception.
Lenneberg, Eric H., 1921-1975. Papers, 1959-1976. 11 cubic ft., 10 tape recordings.
Professor of psychology, neurobiology. Eric H. Lenneberg was a professor of psychology and neurobiology on the Cornell University faculty from 1968 until his death in 1975. Includes drafts, promotional material, author's permissions, and reviews for BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LANGUAGE; research material; unpublished drafts; course material, including some for a course on the brain and behavior; glass slides of brains; correspondence and other general files; tape recordings of lectures by Lenneberg and of speech samples and patients in Germany; and related papers of Eric H. Lenneberg.
Murray, Elsie, 1878-1965. Papers, [ca. 1896]-1965. 32.4 cubic ft.
Psychologist. Cornell University Class of 1904, Ph.D. 1907; professor of psychology at Sweet Briar, Vassar, Wells, and Wilson Colleges; research associate at Cornell University; director of French Azilum, Inc. and the Tioga Point Museum, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Correspondence, test forms and materials, research and testing notes, drafts of scientific writings, and printed and mimeographed matter pertaining to the studies and publications of Dr. Murray and fellow psychologists on color blindness and various aspects of color vision. Dr. Murray's color studies for the Office of Naval Research, color perception tests and apparatus, the aesthetics of color, intelligence and other mental tests, and the activities of the Inter-Society Color Council, the New York and American Psychological Associations, and other professional organizations; also, printed and mimeographed materials pertaining to French Azilum and to the Tioga Point Museum and local history, manuscripts and notes pertaining to Murray's interest in music, poetry, and social psychology, photographs, manuscripts of her unpublished fiction, and newspaper clippings on many subjects.
In addition, personal correspondence, diaries (1919, 1921-22, 1924, 1928-34, 1940), accounts, her journal (1926-27) as secretary of the Cornell University Music Department, and her class notes as student and professor. Correspondence with Karl M. Dallenbach and Joseph Peterson mainly concerns publication of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY; among the other correspondents are Frank Allen, Madison Bentley, Edwin G. Boring, Forrest Lee Dimmick, Knight Dunlap, Dean Farnsworth, James J. Gibson, Walter F. Grether, J.P. Guilford, Samuel P. Hayes, Dorothea and Leo Hurvich, Deane B. Judd, Sidney M. Newhall, Dorothy Nickerson, R.W. Pickford, Lars-Gunnar Romell, Howard C. Warren, Harry P. Weld, Christian A. Ruckmick, and manufacturers of psychological testing apparatus. In addition, letters (1965) to Mrs. Toby Clarey from Dallenbach, Dimmick, Hurvich, Nickerson, Weld, and Frank S. Freeman, in answer to her request for reminiscences of Dr. Murray for a CORNELL ALUMNI NEWS article.
Box list. Described in REPORT OF THE CURATOR AND ARCHIVIST, 1962-66.
Ogden, Robert Morris, 1877-1959. Papers, 1889-1959. 11.5 c.f.
Psychologist. Robert M. Ogden specialized in educational psychology and aesthetics, and served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University from 1923 to 1945. He was an early proponent of Gestalt psychology. Correspondence pertaining to Ogden's work as a psychologist, author, and educator and to his membership in various scientific societies. Includes personal and family correspondence; financial records; notes, essays, drafts, reviews, reprints, and printed material on psychology, aesthetics, and philosophy; Cornelliana and student notebooks; photographs; a few small puzzles; accounts of the Mrs. John S. Dorsey estate; and photographs and drawings used in THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ART. Also, correspondence and essays concerning Andrew Dickson White, his diaries, and the early history of Cornell; and a Civil War mess kit.
Box list. Described in REPORT OF THE CURATOR AND ARCHIVIST, 1958-62.
Spinner, Francis E. Papers, 1802-1875. 0.7 cubic ft.
Treasurer of the United States during the Lincoln administration, and originator of fractional currency issues. Letters dealing with the New York State Supreme Court of Herkimer County, including bills of judgment, letters of discharge, orders of transportation, and inventories of Supreme Court furnishings; an account book for Spinner when he was sheriff of Herkimer County; also letters of a military content dealing with the 5th Brigade of the New York State Militia, including bills from Aylesworth and Holmes of Utica; also, letters dealing with construction and personnel matters of the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, on whose planning commission Spinner served.
Also, correspondence with Edwin D. Morgan, Thurlow Weed, William P. Fessenden, and with Benson J. Lossing concerning the origin of the United States Treasury seal. Also, correspondence with Morgan discussing Horace Greeley, and the Grant administration; and a letter from H. Bostwick concerning the Auburn State Prison. Includes family correspondence, particularly of John Peter Spinner, and material on Spinner's change from the Democratic to the Whig Party
Trethaway, Patricia Houghton. Papers, 1977-1997. 1 c.f.
Subject files, correspondence, reports, newsletters, clippings, agendas, minutes, financial records, publications, and other material relating to Pat Trethaway's work in mental health services in Tompkins County, New York; includes "A Historical Narrative - Amy and Manic Depression," an account of the life and struggles with mental health of her mother, Amy Houghton. Includes reference to the Tompkins County Mental Health Board and Association, community residences and hostels for developmentally disabled adults, and Hospicare of Ithaca, New York.
Willcox, Bertram F., 1895- . Papers, 1919-1961. 3 cubic ft.
Professor of law, lawyer. Bertram Francis Willcox received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1917 and an LL.B from Harvard University in 1922. He taught at Cornell from 1946 to 1967, serving as McRoberts Professor in the Administration of Law from 1954 to 1967. Prior to his teaching career, he practiced with Hughes, Rounds, Schurman & Dwight and was a partner in Schurman, Wiley & Willcox and successor firms, 1923-1943.
Bound volumes of his class notes as a law student at Harvard, 1919-1922. Also, survey responses from, with copies of acknowledgement letters to various New York City and upstate judges and doctors, 1960-1961, from the Special Committee on the Study of Commitment Procedures of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Cornell Law School. Bertram F. Willcox served as director.
Willard Asylum (Ovid, N.Y.). Willard Asylum (Ovid, N.Y.) miscellany, [ca.1855-1918]. 0.4 cubic ft.
Scrapbook also available as a photocopy.
The Willard Asylum opened in 1869 as the first asylum in New York State to provide long term care to the insane. Includes a scrapbook of news clippings regarding the Willard Asylum, four reprints concerning Dr. John B. Chapin, 28 photographs of the asylum, and PICTORIAL ALBUM OF THE WILLARD ASYLUM, 1869-1886 (published history by Wayne E. Morrison, Sr., 1978, with photographs).
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL
OF INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS
Catherwood Library, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Ithaca, NY
Inter-University Labor Education Committee. Series 3, Subseries 4. Files of the Utica, N.Y. project, 1952-1954. 1 linear ft.
Forms part of: Inter-University Labor Education Committee. Series 3. Files of the Cornell University project. The Inter-University Labor Education Committee (1951-1957) was created to promote cooperative educational programs between labor unions and the eight participating universities.
Consists of the records of the Cornell University project conducted in Utica. Includes memoranda, reports, letters and statements regarding union activities in the capital district, contacts with social agencies, projects in mental health, community relations, joint community projects of New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (NYSSILR) and the Utica Federation of Labor, training conferences in implementing community action, classes in public speaking for community communication, research on problems in community relations, public education, techniques in interviewing, and child and family guidance
National Institute of Labor Education. Series 6. Mental Health Project files, 1959-1966. 6 linear ft.
Forms part of: National Institute of Labor Education. Records. The National Institute of Labor Education's Mental Health Project (1959-1966) was directed by Robert Reiff (chief psychologist, Jewish Board of Guardians) and funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Its purpose was to study the possible development and implementation of a program of mental health education, training, and research in labor unions.
Includes materials generated by and about the National Institute of Labor Education's Mental Health Project, regarding union mental health programs and mental health research and education in universities.
Includes reports, letters, programs of workshops, pamphlets, and memoranda regarding the planning and administration of mental health programs in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri; mental health research and education conducted by the universities of Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, and Columbia University, Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, and Rutgers University; and mental health programs for the United Automobile Workers, United Rubber Workers, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, the New York Hotel Trade Council, the Sidney Hillman Health Center of New York, the New York Shipping Association, the International Longshoremen's Association, and the Retail Clerks Psychiatric Clinic.
Also, news releases and bulletins of the National Association of Psychiatric Hospitals, American Medical Association, National Associaton of State Mental Health Program Directors, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association and NILE Mental Health Program. In addition, administrative documents, grant proposals, and proposals for research. Also, position and research papers pertaining to mental health programs for low income groups, collective bargaining issues relating to job security for mentally ill workers, mental health programs relating to labor and low income groups, development of a labor mental health program, mental health and negotiated health and welfare plans, the financing of mental health services and facilities, a rehabilitation project for union members released from psychiatric hospitals, technological unemployment and the human factor, long range planning for psychiatric care, the sociology of occupations and professions, and community workers' education programs.
National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Series 1, Subseries 3. Delegates and organizers interviews, 1975-1980. 5 transcripts (115 p.).
Forms part of: National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Oral history interviews. Series 1. Executive officers and staff interviews. The unedited oral history interviews of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees discuss the evolution of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union drugstore local, representing pharmacists and drug clerks in New York City (known as Local 1199 and District 1199) into an international union of non-professional and professional workers in voluntary and non-profit health institutions, including hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, as well as drugstores.
Includes five interviews of delegates and organizers from Bronx, Maimonides and Brooklyn Methodist Hospitals and the Pennsylvania area. Individuals interviewed include Joseph Brown (chief steward, Engineering Department, Bronx Hospital); Nellie Morris (steward, Central Supply, Maimonides Hospital); Kay Tillow (organizer, Pennsylvania area); Birnbaum and Boswell (delegates, Guild Division, Maimonides Mental Health Center); and various individuals participating in the 1976 picketing of Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Topics discussed include respondents' personal backgrounds; social and cultural activities of 1199; networks of friends and family members; Elliott Godoff's personality and political background; volunteer and scab labor; public opinion of hospital strikes; workers' consciousness among various ethnic groups; strikebreaking tactics of hospital administrators; 1199's image of supporting under-privileged minority workers; red-baiting of 1199 leaders; and hospital administrators' anti-union tactics.
Other topics discussed include pluralism in internal union politics; black and Puerto Rican union leadership; the militancy of union membership; the role of delegates and organizers in union administration; leadership roles of Leon Davis, Doris Turner, Moe Foner, Jesse Olson, and Elliott Godoff; the manner in which delegate, chapter, and assembly meetings are conducted; discipline of union members; the political consciousness of union leaders, members and workers; organizing Catholic hospitals and the role of nuns as administrators; the influence of Catholic Church doctrines on health care policies of Catholic hospitals; black, Puerto Rican and women workers' identification with 1199; the crucial role of Guild and Nursing Division members in the operation of hospitals; the racial composition of Guild and Hospital Divisions; dissent among Guild members; establishment of the Nursing Division and craft identification; and the union's reaction to layoffs and budget cuts in New York hospitals.
Issues relating to Maimonides Hospital include the history of unionism at that institution; working conditions; labor-management relations under Teamsters Local 237; the conduct of collective negotiations; grievance procedures; the organizing strategy of Elliott Godoff; alleged discrimination by supervisors against workers for union activity; the organizing of nursing, dietary, and housekeeping departments; the conduct of organizing meetings and picketing; cooperation between management and union; wages; the ethnic composition of hospital staff; the management of hospital finances; layoffs; the effects of the unionization of Maimonides on the League of Voluntary Hospitals; the political viewpoints of Maimonides staff; job security; conflicts between ethnic groups; community support for strikers; the conflicts between community groups', unions' and workers' interests; the participation of ethnic groups in demonstrations; and the reaction of 1199 leadership to the coalition of workers and community groups.
National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Series 2, Subseries 1. Division director's records, part b, 1939-1970, bulk 1950-1970. Subseries 1, parts a and b: 3.5 linear ft.
Forms part of: National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Records. Series 2. Drug Division records. Records of a drugstore local of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union which itself became a national union of health care workers.
Primarily business records on organizing campaigns, collective negotiations and collective agreements, and the correspondence of George Glotzer (division director) and Leon Davis with union members, officers, affiliated labor organizations, professional associations, government agencies, and various committees and organizations concerning the drug industry, health insurance, union social policies and union political policies.
Correspondence with Senator Hubert H. Humphrey and Senator Eugene McCarthy on their Presidential election campaigns (1968); with Norman Hurd (director, New York State Budget) on the boycott against medicaid price cuts in prescriptions (1969); with the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene and New York State Department of Civil Service, Division of Classification and Compensation, on the Taylor Act, civil service employment for pharmacists, wages, hours of work and working conditions in the drug industry and drugstores, and union organizing in the public sector (1967-1969); with the New York State Department of Labor on collective bargaining, summer jobs, on-the-job training, and publications (1946-1950); and with the Consumers League of New York on migrant workers in New York State (1957).
Wolf, Benjamin H., b. 1909. Series 1, Subseries 2. Employers N-P, 1952-1975. Series 1, Subseries 1, 2 and 3: 43 linear ft.
Forms part of: Wolf, Benjamin H. Arbitration papers. Series 1. Arbitration, mediation and factfinding reports. Arbitrator, labor mediator and attorney; visiting professor, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. Consist of documentation of cases arbitrated or mediated by Wolf, involving companies or employers with names beginning with letter N through P. Materials consist of notes, correspondence, decisions and awards, hearings transcripts, briefs and exhibits used as evidence.
State of New York cases include: State of New York Departments of Mental Hygiene, Agriculture and Markets, Health, and Transportation and New York State hospitals at Rockland and Willowbrook vs. Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) (1972-1975) on issues of improper personal conduct, discipline, negligence, dismissal, fringe benefits, and insubordination; New York State Department of Correctional Services and New York State Office of Parks and Recreation vs. AFSCME (1973-1974) on issues of discipline and dismissal; and State University of New York vs. Senate Professional Association (1973-1974) on issues of tenure, seniority, and impasse in collective negotiations.