Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982

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Epithet: wife of R S Lynd, American author

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Lynd (1896-1982) was on the Sarah Lawrence faculty from 1929 to 1965; from 1924 to 1929 she was Assistant Director and Research Associate of the Middletown Studies. She was married to Robert S. Lynd.

From the description of Papers, 1904-1980, 1919-1980 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155542711

Educator, writer; interviewee married Robert S. Lynd; interviewee d. 1982.

From the description of Reminiscences of Helen Merrell Lynd : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738427

From the description of Reminiscences of Helen Merrell Lynd : oral history, 1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738403

Biographical Note

Robert Staughton Lynd

  • 1892, Sept. 26: Born, New Albany, Ind.
  • 1914: B.A. Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1914 - 1918 : Editor, Publishers' Weekly
  • 1919: Manager, advertising and publicity, Charles Scribner's Sons
  • 1920: Assistant publisher, B. W. Huebsch, Inc., and the Freeman
  • 1921: Married Helen Merrell (died 1982)
  • 1922: Missionary and writer, Elk Basin, Wyo., oil fields
  • 1923: B.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1923 - 1926 : Director, Small City Study, Institute of Social and Religious Research
  • 1926 - 1927 : Assistant director, Division of Educational Research, Commonwealth Fund
  • 1927 - 1931 : Assistant to chairman, later permanent secretary, Social Sciences Research Council
  • 1929: Published with Helen Merrell Lynd Middletown, a Study in Contemporary American Culture. New York: Harcourt, Brace
  • 1931: Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1931 - 1960 : Professor of sociology, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1937: Published with Helen Merrell Lynd Middletown in Transition; a Study in Cultural Conflicts. New York: Harcourt, Brace
  • 1939: Published Knowledge for What? The Place of Social Science in American Culture. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
  • 1970, Nov. 1: Died, New York, N.Y.

Helen Merrell Lynd

  • 1896, Mar. 17: Born, La Grange, Ill.
  • 1919: B.A., Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
  • 1921: M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y. Married Robert Staughton Lynd (died 1970)
  • 1929: Published with Robert Staughton Lynd Middletown, a Study in Contemporary American Culture. New York: Harcourt, Brace
  • 1929 - 1964 : Engaged in research and writing Lecturer, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y, and Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.
  • 1937: Published with Robert Staughton Lynd Middletown in Transition; a Study in Cultural Conflicts. New York: Harcourt, Brace
  • 1944: Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1945: Published England in the Eighteen-Eighties: Toward a Social Basis for Freedom. New York: Oxford University Press Published Field Work in College Education. New York: Columbia University Press
  • 1958: Published On Shame and the Search for Identity. New York: Harcourt, Brace
  • 1965: Published Toward Discovery. Bronxville, N.Y.: Sarah Lawrence College
  • 1982: Died, Warren, Ohio

From the guide to the Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd Papers, 1895-1968, (bulk 1922-1968), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970. Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd papers, 1895-1968 (bulk 1922-1968). Library of Congress
referencedIn Betty. 1 ALS, [1966] Oct. 14, R.F.D. Cornwall Bridge, Conn. to Muriel Rukeyser. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982. Papers, 1904-1980, 1919-1980 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Keats collection of papers, 1816-1948, 1816-1924 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Brock, Lina Lee. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : concepts of the person and the self. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Davis, Michael, 1947-. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : traditions of the new III : the possibilities of friendship. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Bunting, Mary Ingraham, 1910-. 2 TLS, 1964 Feb. 20 and 1967 May 3, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass. to Muriel Rukeyser. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Raymond, Elfie S. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : reimagining the Americas : contemporary scholarship and cultural diversity. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Robert Staughton Lynd papers, 1933-1945, [Bulk Dates: 1933-1935]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. John Keats collection of papers, 1816-1948 bulk (1816-1924). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982. Reminiscences of Helen Merrell Lynd : oral history, 1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lynd, Staughton. 1 ANS, [n.d.], 26 Court St., New Haven, Conn. to Helen Merrell Lynd. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982. Notes from the diaries and letters of Käthe Kollwitz, 1910 - Dec. 1915. Holograph, unsigned, [n.d.]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Doyle, Charlotte. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : creative inquiry in arts and science. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1892. The reminiscences of Helen Lynd : [oral history] / Helen Lynd. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Josephson, Paul R. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : the politics of space. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Ilchman, Alice Stone. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : the tradition of the new IV. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bendix, Reinhard. Reinhard Bendix papers, 1929-1998. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980. Muriel Rukeyser papers, 1844-1986 (bulk 1930-1979). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kittay, Eva Feder. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : dependency and responsibility. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Taylor, Harold, 1914-1993. Harold Taylor Papers, 1938-1993. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982. An inquiry into the influence of religious and ethical standards of mediaeval craft guilds. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982. Reminiscences of Helen Merrell Lynd : oral history, 1973. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lewis, Bernard. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : Muslims, Jews, Christians : roots of in-tolerance. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Muriel Rukeyser Papers, 1844-1986, (bulk 1930-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cogan, Edward J. (Edward Jack), 1925-. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : Sarah Lawrence Education : a vanishing difference?. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Harding, M. Esther (Mary Esther), 1888-1971. 1 TLS, 1966 Nov. 22, 88 Morningside Drive, New York City to Muriel Rukeyser. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Miller, Jean Baker. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : the tradition of the new. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. XXIV (ff. 309). 1919-1942.includes:f. 1 Arthur M. Lawrence, of Holland Park: Letter to J. Burns: 1919. f. 2 William E. Hincks, Secretary, Leicester Charity Organisation: Letter to J. Burns: 1919.: Typewritten. Signed. f. 3 James Douglas, Editor,..., 1919-1942 British Library
referencedIn M. 1 ALS, 1970 [Sept. 21], [n.p.] to Helen Merrell Lynd. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980. Erich Fromm papers, 1929-1949, bulk (1932-1949). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd Papers, 1895-1968, (bulk 1922-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dejarlais, Robert. The Helen Merrell Lynd colloquium [sound recording] : institutions and identity. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf [Sarah Lawrence College memorial observances : Helen Lynd] [sound recording]. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Erich Fromm papers, 1929-1949, 1932-1949 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Bendix, Reinhard. person
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associatedWith Harding, M. Esther (Mary Esther), 1888-1971. person
associatedWith Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831. person
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associatedWith Keats, John, 1795-1821. person
associatedWith Kollwitz, Käthe, 1867-1945. person
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associatedWith Nold, Andrea, 1920- person
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associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College corporateBody
associatedWith Social Science Research Council (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stock, Elfie Karner, person
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Universities and colleges--New York (State)
Women authors--Interviews
Educator--Interviews
Communism--Study and teaching
Philosophy--Study and teaching
Sociology--Research
Women's colleges
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Academic freedom--Study and teaching
Language and languages--Study and teaching
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Birth 1896-03-17

Death 1982-01-30

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