Dale B. Harris papers, 1932-1990

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Collection Overview

Title:
Dale B. Harris papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1932-1990
Creator:
Harris, Dale B.
Abstract:
Dale B. Harris, native of Elkhart, Indiana and a graduate of DePauw University in 1935, received a Master of Arts and a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota. Harris taught as an assistant in educational psychology at the University of Minnesota serving for many years as the head of the Institute of Child Welfare before becoming a member of the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University in 1959 when he was appointed professor of psychology in charge of the educational-developmental section of the Department of Psychology. The Harris papers consist of children's drawings and drawing tests from all over the world, research studies, papers, conference proceedings, correspondence and faculty administrative materials.
Collection Number:
417
Size:
53 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Dale B. Harris was a native of Elkhart, Indiana and a graduate of DePauw University in 1935. He received a Master of Arts and a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota. He began his teaching career as assistant in educational psychology at the University of Minnesota and served for many years as the head of the Institute of Child Welfare. During World War II, he was on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Dale B. Harris became a member of the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University in 1959 when he was appointed professor of psychology in charge of the educational-developmental section of the Department of Psychology. He became head of the department in 1963. He retired July 1, 1978, after 19 years of service with the rank of professor emeritus of psychology and human development. His research was in the field of child behavior and he published many papers based on this research.

Harris wrote many general papers in this field, which were published in professional and popular journals and magazines. He was the editor from 1964 to1971 of the Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography.Harris was a student of Dr. Florence Goodenough who developed the Draw a Man intelligance test. He expended on her work and is best known for his research and text, Children's Drawing as Measures of Intellectual Maturity, published in1963 with Florence Goodenough and the Goodenough-Harris Draw a Man test, however his research and interests in child development (maturational models), behavior and delinquency, violence and war, family influences, and social affects and have yielded many publications (Department of Public Information, Penn State University, 1964).

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Collection Overview

The Harris Papers document his research and text, Children's Drawing as Measures of Intellectual Maturity, published in 1963 with Florence Goodenough and the Goodenough-Harris Draw a Man test, however his research and interests in child development (maturational models), behavior and delinquency, violence and war, family influences, and social affects and have yielded many publications (Department of Public Information, Penn State University, 1964). The Harris papers consist of children's drawings and drawing tests from all over the world, research studies, papers, conference proceedings, correspondence and faculty administrative materials.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dale B. Harris Papers, PSUA 417, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographic
  • Microforms
  • Graphic

Personal Name(s)

  • Harris, Dale B.

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