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Record Group: 6 C
Record Sub-Group: 28
Records Title: UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of Psychology; Administrative and Other Records
Dates: ca. 1903, 1931-2007
Volume: 31 and 2/3 cubic feet, 39.58 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Arts and Science's Department of Psychology. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, speaking invitations, handwritten speech notes, grade books, psychological tests, student papers, educational television materials, materials relating to bibliotherapy (therapy through reading), bibliography cards, class rolls, class outlines, class schedules, lecture notes, class handouts, search committee files, academic personnel files, achievement records, sabbatical leave reports, annual reports, and histories of the Department of Psychology. The Sub-Group also contains miscellaneous glass lantern slides.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:6/34/1 (A78-16; A14-44)
This Series holds administrative records of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Department of Psychology, (ca. 1931-1978). Many of these records were created during the time Professor Fred McKinney was chairman of the department, (1945-1955). The Series includes McKinney's teaching materials and research files as well as departmental records such as correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, grade books, psychological tests, student papers, educational television materials, bibliotherapy materials, bibliography cards, class rolls, class schedules, and audio recordings. Some of the general correspondence files in this Series include personal correspondence of McKinney. The Series also contains the manuscript for McKinney's book entitled Psychology in Action: Basic Readings
(22 1/3 c.f.,
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Note to Researcher: Professor McKinney died on November 18, 1981.
The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.
Series 1 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: Most of the audio discs in this Series are Audographs, which the University Archives does not have a suitable player for.

Series 2. - C:6/34/5 and C:6/34/3 (A90-96; A91-13; A92-36; A93-33; A94-17)
This Series contains administrative records of the UMC Department of Psychology (ca. 1963-1990). Included in this Series are applicant files for faculty positions in clinical, cognitive, and experimental psychology, as well as departmental academic personnel files. Personnel files in the Series include annual reports, correspondence, sabbatical leave reports, and achievement records.
(2 c.f., 066814, 008819)
Note to Researcher: Series 2 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid. Files pertaining to position applicants not selected for campus interviews have been purged.
Note to Archivist: Records for C:6/34/5 (personnel files) are in location 008819; records for C:6/34/3 (position applicant files) are in location 066814.

Series 3. - C:6/34/4 (A93-50)
This Series holds two unpublished histories of the UMC Department of Psychology. One manuscript, by Professor Fred McKinney, is entitled, "The History of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia" (ca. 1980). The second manuscript, a 1990 departmental history by Professor Russell G. Green, is entitled, "Max Meyer and the Psychology Department at the University of Missouri, 1900-1930."
(1 envelope, B3A, C1, 2)
Note to Researcher: Professor Green's departmental history was delivered as a part of the Last Lecture Series, during MU's 1990 Arts and Science Week celebrations.

Series 4. -C:6/34/7 (A00-95; A12-58; A18-06)
This Series contains files of former faculty of the UMC Department of Psychology (ca. 1944-2007). The records in this Series consist of personnel forms, memos of agreement, resumes, letters of understanding, faculty activity reports, letters of appointment, grievance material, and promotion and tenure files.
(8 c.f., 041650, 045119, 045136, 045138, 045181, 045202, 045203, 072519)
Note to Researcher: This Series contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid. In addition, this Series is currently unprocessed. Until fully processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.
Note to Archivist: This Series was changed from C:6/34/NP to C:6/34/7 in June, 2012.

Series 5. - C:6/34/6 (A12-07)
This Series contains miscellaneous glass lantern slides, (ca. 1903), depicting various campus scenes, buildings, rooms, and laboratories, including the following: Academic Hall, Artillery Corps, Biological Laboratory, Cadets in front of Academic Hall, Club House Kitchen, Columns from south, General Library, Laboratory, Law Library, Law, Lecture Geology, Lecture Room Physics, Physiological Laboratory, Qualitative Chemical Laboratory, Quantitative Chemical Laboratory, Rollins Athletic Field, and Students Forcing Winter Vegetables.
(1/5 c.f.: Shoebox, B3A, 7B, 2, Back)
Note to Researcher: The slides were found in the Department of Psychological Sciences and donated by Dr. Steven Hackley.
Note to Archivist: Digital copies of the slides are available.

Series 6. - C:6/34/8 (A12-79)
This Series contains printed and duplicated material created by the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, (2009-2012). The records consist of posters advertising the Distinguished Lecture Series in Psychology.
(1 OSF, 703, MC)

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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