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Merrill-Palmer Institute: Dr. Esther McGinnis Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002124
Dr. McGinnis' records span her career both before and during her time at Merrill-Palmer and reflect her varied activities and committee work, as well as both professional and personal contacts.

Important Subjects: Education—United States Family services—United States Home Economics—Study and teaching Homemakers—United States National morale Urban youth—Education—United States Wartime education

Important Names: Frank, Lawrence Kelso

Dates

  • 1936 - 1952
  • Majority of material found within 1941 - 1952

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature - personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

Dr. Esther McGinnis was the Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1947-1951. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Director in the 1930s, McGinnis was a professor of Family Life at the Child Welfare Institute at the University of Minnesota and at State Teaching College at Columbia University. Throughout her career at Merrill-Palmer she did consulting work for other universities as well as government committees. Dr. McGinnis' records span her career both before and during her time at Merrill-Palmer and reflect her varied activities and committee work, as well as both professional and personal contacts.

History

Dr. Esther McGinnis was the Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1947-1951. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Director in the 1930s, McGinnis was a professor of Family Life at the Child Welfare Institute at the University of Minnesota and at State Teaching College at Columbia University. Throughout her career at Merrill-Palmer she did consulting work for other universities as well as government committees.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The Esther McGinnis Records are part of the Merrill-Palmer records placed at the Walter Reuther Library in the 1980s and early 1990s, beginning in 1982.

Related Material

Merrill-Palmer Institute Records Collections at the Walter Reuther Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Makas on September 13, 2010.
Title
Guide to the Merrill-Palmer Institute: Dr. Esther McGinnis Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Makas.
Date
2010-09-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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