Walter R. Miles and Catharine Cox Miles papers, 1899-1965.

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Walter R. Miles and Catharine Cox Miles papers, 1899-1965.

The Walter R. Miles and Catharine Cox Miles papers contain films, family photographs, experiments conducted at the Carnegie Nutrition Laboratory, material regarding the Stanford Later Maturity Studies, and many other experiments conducted by Walter R. Miles. Military reports, particularly those relating to Walter Miles' work on night vision and adaptation of pilots circa World War II, are included. There is a copy of a manuscript reporting Walter Miles' visit to various foreign laboratories in 1920. There are numerous descriptions and photographs of laboratory apparatus including the Pursuitmeter, the String Galvanometer, the Vreeland Oscillator, and the Harger Drunkometer. The collection includes diaries kept by Walter Miles from 1901 to 1962. Copies of papers presented at the International Symposium on Military Psychology are also included. The collection also contains Catharine Cox Miles' handwritten notes, correspondence, test protocols, and other documentation of her work with gifted children for Lewis Terman. Also included is material relating to Catharine Miles' Connecticut Jail Study of Psychological Characteristics of Inmates. There are sermons written and delivered by Walter Miles dated 1911-1916. The collection contains voluminous correspondence. Among the topics discussed - correspondence with fellow Quaker Friends regarding World War II relief work and sheltering English children in American homes, work conducted for the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) on improving night vision and dark adaptation of pilots, research on aging, effects of alcohol on motor responses, and left and right handedness.

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University of Akron, Bierce Library

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