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Mowrer, Harriet R. (Harriet Rosenthal), 1899-1988



  • Existence: 1899 - 1988


Harriet Rosenthal Mowrer was born on August 25, 1899, in Milford, Illinois, She obtained a Ph.B. (1921) and an M. A. (1922) at the University of Chicago, both in sociology. For the next five years she was a case worker for various social and family service groups in Chicago. She and Ernest Mowrer were married on October 12, 1924; they had no children.

From 1927 through 1937 Harriet Mowrer worked for the Jewish Social Service Bureau of Chicago. She lectured in sociology at Northwestern University from 1930 to 1932. From 1937 to her retirement she was a clinical sociologist, consulting in marital adjustment in Chicago and Evanston. During the summer of 1940 she served as a visiting professor of sociology at Michigan State University.

Mrs. Mowrer was active with several sociology and counseling organizations in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

She wrote and spoke primarily on family problems, sexual conflict, and alcoholism.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Harriet R. Mowrer (1899-) Papers

Identifier: 55/15
Abstract The Harriet R. Mowrer papers fill two boxes and are arranged in seven subseries: correspondence, teaching files, case records, research files, professional organization files, speeches and papers, and publications. These are preceded by two folders of biographical materials including vitae, entries for biographical works, and clippings. These papers relate primarily to her professional activities; there is little personal material here. The correspondence deals primarily with Mowrer's...
Dates: 1928-1978