Frank Samuel Freeman papers, 1929-1984.

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Freeman, Frank S. (Frank Samuel), b. 1898. Frank Samuel Freeman papers, 1929-1984.

Frank Samuel Freeman papers, 1929-1984.

Collection includes correspondence pertaining to the psychology of learning, teacher training, intelligence testing, the problem of unqualified practitioners of psychology, his membership in professional organizations, writing for professional journals and popular magazines, invitations to lecture and to teach, and consideration in 1940 for the presidency of the City College of New York, as well as copies of his articles and book reviews; correspondence and reports pertaining to the organization and progress (1932-1939) of the University Placement Service, administration of the National Youth Administration Student Aid Program at Cornell (1934-1937), the undergraduate advisory system, and the refusal of Cornell (1939) to cooperate with the German Academic Exchange Service; correspondence dealing with growth and administrative change in the University, American higher education, the history of the Cornell Psychology Department, Robert M. Ogden's position as the first American Gestalt psychologist, psychology and education department administration, Freeman's pioneering course in human growth and development, and a proposed course in clinical psychology; and a tape recording and transcript (1962) of an interview conducted by an Archives staff member concerning Freeman's education at Harvard University and the changes which occurred at Cornell during his years there. Correspondents include Julian P. Bretz, Julian E. Butterworth, James B. Conant, Karl M. Dallenbach, Edmund Ezra Day, John Peterson Elder, Livingston Farrand, Joseph McVicker Hunt, Frances L. Ilg, Otto Kinkeldey, Konrad Lorenz, Albert R. Mann, Maud A. Merrill, Howard A. Meyerhoff, Robert M. Ogden, Lewis M. Terman, Vivian T. Thayer, and other psychologists, educators, and university officials; also, one letter each from Hendrik Willem van Loon (1938), J. William Fulbright (1954), and Harry S. Truman (1954) concerning the perils of totalitarianism and demagoguery and some correspondence with W. Averell Harriman, Herbert H. Lehman, John Taber, Henry A. Wallace, and other political figures. Also, correspondence with Cornell University President Frank H. T. Rhodes and President Emeritus Deane W. Malott.

1.2 cubic ft., 2 tape recordings.

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