Northwestern

Sekuler, Robert W. (1939- ) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
11/3/23/7

Dates

  • 1960-1989 (Creation)

Extents

  • 13.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The Robert W. Sekuler Papers fill thirteen boxes and span the period 1960-1989. They are organized in five categories: correspondence, teaching files, research files, papers presented before professional organizations, and publications. Four folders of biographical materials are also included.

    The general correspondence deals primarily with Sekuler s research and publication activities. The subject correspondence consists mainly of recommendations for graduate students and faculty colleagues.

    The teaching files consist primarily of course lecture and reading notes. There are also some exam and grade sheets. A small number of subject files relating to Sekuler's teaching activities are filed at the end of this category.

    The research files, the largest category, consist of research proposals, notes, data, correspondence, and reports. Material in many of the files relate to Sekuler's grant-supported and contracted research with branches of the U.S. military. Grant-supported research from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are documented as well in this section.

    The category of Papers Presented before Professional Organizations includes drafts, notes, and correspondence.

    The publications category includes drafts of articles authored by Sekuler, correspondence, notes, and reprints. The last folder holds 41 5 1/4" diskettes containing the text of Sekuler's book, Perception, published by Random House/Knopf in 1985.

  • Abstract

    Sekular joined Northwestern's faculty in 1965 as a professor of psychology. His research interests were primarily in the fields of perception, vision, illusions, and reading, especially among the elderly. The Robert W. Sekuler Papers fill thirteen boxes and span the period 1960-1989. They are organized in five categories: correspondence, teaching files, research files, papers presented before professional organizations, and publications. Four folders of biographical materials are also included.

  • Arrangement Note

    The Sekuler Papers are organized in five categories: correspondence (general correspondence arranged chronologically, subject correspondence alphabetically by topic and chronologically within topic); teaching files (arranged by course number and chronologically within courses); research files (grouped by grant or project); papers presented before professional organizations (arranged alphabetically according to the name of the organization in which the paper was presented); and publications (arranged alphabetically by title). Four folders of biographical materials are also included.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Robert W. Sekuler Papers were donated to the University Archives by Robert W. Sekuler, in three accessions: #87-109, on June 16, 1987; #87-245, on November 10, 1987: and #89-152, on August 16, 1989.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Separated Materials

    Approximately 60 black and white photographs of Sekuler's students were transferred to the Archives' photographic collection. A small amount of material was transferred to the Archives general reference files. Some twenty linear inches of extraneous materials and ten inches of duplicate materials were discarded.

  • Processing Information

    William K. Beatty; March, 1991.

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