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Merrill-Palmer Institute: Dr. Francis H. Palmer Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002123
Palmer's records reflect his emphasis on the psychology of preschool and elementary age children and his direction of institutional focus to research.

Important Subjects: Child psychology Child therapy Community education— United States Day care Education— United States Emotions in children— Study and teaching Family services— United States Higher education and state— United States Human potential movement— Study and teaching Preschool education Urban youth— Education— United States

Important Names: Palmer, Francis H. Knapp, Pauline Park Wilson Milliken, Mrs. William Moore, Dr. Shirley Zigler, Edward

Dates

  • 1978 - 1983
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 1981

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, 2 cassettes)

Abstract

Dr. Francis H. Palmer was president of Merrill-Palmer from 1978-1981, prior to which he worked at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his education at the University of Pittsburg, published widely, mainly on preschool and early educational child development and was very active in the Headstart program. Palmer's records reflect his emphasis on the psychology of preschool and elementary age children and his direction of institutional focus to research.

History

Dr. Francis H. Palmer was president of Merrill-Palmer from 1978-1981, prior to which he worked at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his education at the University of Pittsburg, published widely, mainly on preschool and early educational child development and was very active in the Headstart program.

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 Francis Palmer 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

Transfers

Two audiocassettes of Palmer's speeches have been transferred to the Reuther's Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Makas, September 16, 2010.
Title
Guide to the Merrill-Palmer Institute: Dr. Francis H. Palmer Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Makas.
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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