The records of the Department of Psychology at the College of William and Mary include correspondence, meeting minutes, policies and procedures, reports, information about the graduate program, selected syllabi and other class material, research notes, fliers, and copies of the W&M Journal of Psychology (1961-1976), and other material typical produced by and about an academic department.
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In the 1888 catalog that there was a psychology class offered to juniors and seniors. The prior catalog, 1874, listed no such class. According to the 1942-1943 College Catalog philosophy and psychology were one department under Professor James Wilkinson Miller. The next catalog in the University Archives is for 1944-1945 when psychology and philosophy are separate departments. Professor Miller is still the head of philosophy, while Professor Edgar Maria Foltin was the head of psychology.
Information about the current department is available at http://www.wm.edu/psychology/. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
A portion of this collection was formerly part of the University Archives Publications Collection. Acc. 2008.144 was accessioned from the SCRC backlog on 12/11/08.
Acc. 1998.042 was transferred from the Dept. of Psychology on 10/24/1996; Acc. 1999.019 was transferred from the Dept. of Psychology in 1996; Other materials were transferred from the Dept. of Psychology in 1992; Acc. 2008.144 was accessioned from the SCRC backlog on 12/11/08; Acc. 2009.054 was received from the Dept. of Psychology on 3/4/2009; Acc. 2009.093 was received from Kathleen Morgan on the Dept. of Psychology on 3/17/2009. Information about acquisitions received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Future accruals are expected.
Acc. 2008.144 was accessioned from the SCRC backlog on 12/11/08 by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist. Steven Bookman, , University Archives Specialist, created the description for Acc. 2009.054. Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, created the description for Acc. 2009.093. The box and folder list was compiled by Liam Anastasia-Murphy, SCRC Staff, in May 2009.
College of William and Mary, Dept. of Psychology Records, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1690 Accessed February 23, 2020.