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Correspondence, memoranda, and reports on various matters concerning the internal functioning of Northwestern University's Department of Psychology, and its relationships with the University and the College of Arts and Sciences. The records span the period 1947 through 1982, with the great bulk dating between 1967 and 1975.
The Walter Dill Scott Papers provide a partial view of a pioneering psychologist interested in the classification of military and industrial personnel, and a fairly comprehensive portrait of the administrative role of a Northwestern University president who sought to integrate the disparate components of a university in crisis and develop for it a national reputation. They also illustrate some of the problems faced by an American university during the Depression. The Walter Dill Scott Papers...