Guide to the Dale B. Harris papers

00417

Collection Overview

Title:
Dale B. Harris papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1932-1990
Creator:
Harris, Dale B.
Abstract:
Dale B. Harris was a native of Elkhart, Indiana and a graduate of DePauw University (1935). He 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 and served as the head of the Institute of Child Welfare before. In 1959 he was appointed Professor of Psychology in charge of the educational-developmental section of the Pennsylvania State University's 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:
00417
Size:
53 Linear 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. He graduated from DePauw University in 1935 and 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.

In 1959, Dale B. Harris joined the Pennsylvania State University and was appointed Professor of Psychology. He was in charge of the educational-developmental section within the Department of Psychology and became head of the department in 1963. He retired on July 1, 1978 with the rank of Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Human Development.

Dale B. Harris' research focussed on childhood behavior and published widely in professional and popular journals and magazines. He was the editor of the Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography from 1964 to 1971. Dr. 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 his 1963 publication with Dr. Goodenough,  Children's Drawing as Measures of Intellectual Maturity.

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Collection Overview

The Dale B. Harris papers document Dr. Harris' research and writings. He published a book with Florence Goodenough called Children's Drawing as Measures of Intellectual Maturity in 1963 with Florence Goodenough as well as the Goodenough-Harris Draw a Man test. His research interests included child development (maturational models), behavior and delinquency, violence and war, family influences, and social effects. The Harris papers document this research and include of children's drawings and drawing tests from across the world, research studies, papers, conference proceedings, correspondence and faculty administrative materials.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Photocopies of original materials may be made available for research purposes at the discretion of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Photocopies or reproductions of original materials may be subject to fees as outlined by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries reproduction policies.

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Patrons seeking advice on the availability of unpublished materials for publication should consult relevant copyright law and laws of libel.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dale B. Harris papers, 00417, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Dale B. Harris and Florence Goodenough children's drawings, and microfilmed papers of Florence Goodenough, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographic
  • Microforms
  • Graphic

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