James McKeen Cattell papers, 1835-1948 (bulk 1896-1948).


James McKeen Cattell papers, 1835-1948 (bulk 1896-1948).

Correspondence, diaries, speeches, lectures, articles, notes, financial records, biographical and genealogical material, family papers, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Cattell's professional affiliations with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Psychological Corporation, American Association of University Professors, Century Club, and Columbia University; and his writings and editorial work for Science, Popular Science Monthly, School and Society, American Naturalist, Science Press, and American Men of Science. Correspondents include James Rowland Angell, Charles E. Bessey, Franz Boas, Edwin Garrigues Boring, Nicholas Murray Butler, Otis W. Caldwell, John Dewey, Asaph Hall, W.J. Humphreys, Ellsworth Huntington, William James, Joseph Jastrow, David Starr Jordan, Vernon L. Kellogg, Burton E. Livingston, Jacques Loeb, Arthur O. Lovejoy, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Raymond Pearl, Charles S. Peirce, Carl E. Seashore, Edward L. Thorndike, Edward Bradford Titchener, and John B. Watson.

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