Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961

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Psychologist and educator. Full name: Arnold Lucius Gesell.

From the description of Papers of Arnold Gesell, 1870-1971 (bulk 1910-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78709411

Biographical Note

  • 1880, June 21: Born Alma, Wisc.
  • 1893 - 1896 : Attended Alma High School, Alma, Wisc.
  • 1896 - 1899 : Attended Stevens Point Normal School, Stevens Point, Wisc.
  • 1899 - 1901 : Taught at Stevens Point High School, Stevens Point, Wisc.
  • 1901 - 1903 : Attended University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.; B.Ph. degree
  • 1903 - 1904 : Principal, Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls, Wisc.
  • 1904 - 1906 : Attended Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
  • 1908 - 1910 : Professor of psychology, Los Angeles State Normal School, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1909: Married Beatrice Chandler
  • 1915: M.D., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Appointed Professor of Child Hygiene, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1911 - 1948 : Founder and director of Yale Juvenile-Psycho Clinic, later the Yale Clinic of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1915 - 1919 : School psychologist, Connecticut State Board of Education
  • 1919 - 1921 : Member, Connecticut Commission on Child Welfare
  • 1922 - 1936 : Director, American Psychological Association
  • 1924: Gesell's first film, The Mental Growth of the Pre-School Child, made by Pathé
  • 1925: Published Mental Growth of the Pre-School Child. New York: Macmillan
  • 1928 - 1930 : Established Photographic Research and Film Library, Yale Clinic of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1928 - 1940 : Director, American Child Health Association
  • 1928 - 1948 : Attending pediatrician, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1930: Became a member of Board of Permanent Officers, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Initiated program to produce Yale Films of Child Development
  • 1932 - 1948 : Chairman, Department of Child Development, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1943: Published Infant and Child in the Culture of Today. New York, London: Harper and Bros.
  • 1946: Published The Child from Five to Ten. New York, London: Harper and Bros.
  • 1948: Retired as professor of child hygiene and director, Yale Clinic of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1948 - 1950 : Research associate, Child Vision Research, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1948 - 1952 : Research associate, Harvard Pediatric Study
  • 1950 - 1958 : Research consultant, Gesell Institute of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1952: President, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy
  • 1956: Published Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen. New York: Harper
  • 1961, May 29: Died, New Haven, Conn.

From the guide to the Arnold Gesell Papers, 1870-1971, (bulk 1910-1950), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Alice Keliher Papers, 1918-1995 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society Virginia Chapter. General records of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Virginia Chapter [manuscript], 1924-1960 [1985]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gesell, Gerhard, b. ca. 1846. Photographs, ca. 1875-1950. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961. David P. Boder papers, 1927-1956. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Ames, Louise Bates. Louise Bates Ames papers, 1915-1996 (bulk 1950-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Keliher, Alice Virginia, 1903-. Papers, 1918-1995. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn John Tracy Clinic. Records, 1946-1959. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Association Library
referencedIn Amatruda, Catherine Strunk, 1903-. Catherine Strunk Amatruda papers, 1929-1983 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Yale University. Clinic of Child Development. Arnold L. Gesell, director of the Clinic of Child Development, School of Medicine, Yale University, case study records, 1940-1949 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf New York State College of Human Ecology. Dept. of Human Development. Dept. of Human Development records, 1931-2000. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Gesell, Arnold Lucius, 1880-. Letter, 1936, June 1, New Haven, Conn., to Dr. Merrill Moore, Boston, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Louise Bates Ames Papers, 1915-1989, (bulk 1950-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Clarence Hagen collection of autographs, 1938 Center for the History of Psychology
referencedIn Walden, Katherine G. Interview [sound recording], 1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Helen Thompson Papers, 1927-1942 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Arnold Gesell Papers, 1870-1971, (bulk 1910-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Yale University. Institute of Human Relations. Institute of Human Relations, Yale University, records, ca. 1928-1963 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf New York State College of Human Ecology. Department of Human Development. Dept. of Human Development records, 1937-2008. Cornell University Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961. Papers of Arnold Gesell, 1870-1971 (bulk 1910-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Miles, Walter R. (Walter Richard), 1885-1978. Walter R. Miles and Catharine Cox Miles papers, 1899-1965. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Catherine Strunk Amatruda papers, 1929-1983 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Amatruda, Catherine Strunk, 1903- person
correspondedWith Ames, Louise Bates. person
correspondedWith Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949 person
correspondedWith Angier, Roswell Parker, 1874-1946 person
associatedWith Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961. person
correspondedWith Buhler, Charlotte Malachowski, 1893-1974 person
correspondedWith Bullis, Glenna E. person
correspondedWith Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-1973 person
associatedWith Castner, Burton Menaugh, b. 1898. person
associatedWith Connecticut. Commission on Child Welfare. corporateBody
correspondedWith Gesell, Beatrice Chandler, 1878-1965 person
associatedWith Gesell, Gerhard, b. ca. 1846. person
associatedWith Gesell Institute of Child Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Gibbs, J. Willard (Josiah Willard), 1839-1903. person
correspondedWith Goddard, Henry Herbert, 1866-1957 person
associatedWith Hagen, Clarence person
correspondedWith Hall, G. Stanley (Granville Stanley), 1844-1924 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ilg, Frances L. (Frances Lillian), 1902-1981. person
associatedWith John Tracy Clinic. corporateBody
associatedWith Keliher, Alice Virginia, 1903- person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
correspondedWith Miles, Walter R. (Walter Richard), 1885-1978 person
associatedWith Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957, person
associatedWith New York State College of Human Ecology. Department of Human Development. corporateBody
associatedWith New York State College of Human Ecology. Dept. of Human Development. corporateBody
correspondedWith Powers, Grover Francis, 1887-1968 person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society Virginia Chapter. corporateBody
correspondedWith Swift, Edgar James, 1860-1932 person
correspondedWith Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956 person
associatedWith Thompson, Helen, 1897- person
correspondedWith Todd, T. Wingate (Thomas Wingate), 1885-1938 person
correspondedWith Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932 person
associatedWith Walden, Katherine G. person
associatedWith Yale University. Clinic of Child Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Institute of Human Relations. corporateBody
correspondedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Germany
Connecticut--New Haven
United States
Germany
United States
Subject
Mental health facilities
Motion pictures in education
Scientific apparatus and instruments
German Americans--Cultural assimilation
Nature and nurture
Clinical child psychology
Child development
Mental health facilities--Connecticut--New Haven
Occupation
Psychologists
Educators
Function

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Birth 1880-06-21

Death 1961-05-29

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