Virginia Staudt Sexton papers 1886-1988 1970-1988
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In the 1980s, the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Directors approved an oral history project focusing primarily on key figures in American psychology that were advanced in years. Another part of the project involved interviewing past APA presidents. The APA historian continues to conduct these interviews. The APA archives hold the entire collection of these interview tapes. You can search the APA online index of these oral histories at http://apa.org/archives/oral.html for the ...
Virginia Staudt Sexton was born as Virginia Staudt on August 30, 1916 in New York City. In 1936 she graduated cum laude with a B.S. in classics from Hunter College of CUNY. Staudt taught elementary school then returned to school earning a Masters in 1941, and completed a Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Fordham in 1946. While finishing her degree, Staudt began teaching at Notre Dame College of Staten Island. A 1952 Ford Foundation Faculty Fellowship allowed Staudt to ...