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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...
Dates: 1936 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1952
Abstract Dr. Pauline Park Wilson Knapp was the president and director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1952-1967. Knapp received her B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Kentucky and M.A. and Ph. D in Psychology from Columbia University. She established the first Child Development Center in Georgia in 1928, was head of the Department of Family and Life at the University of Alabama from 1941-45 and the Dean of the School of Home Economics at the University of Georgia from 1946-52. In...
Dates: 1950 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1967
Abstract Dr. William Wakefield McKee was with the Merrill-Palmer Institute for 30 years in a variety of roles. He began as a faculty member in 1953, became Vice-President in 1957 and served as Acting-President during the 1973-73 school year, eventually retiring in 1983. McKee received his B. A. from the University of North Carolina, his B. D. from Yale Divinity School, a S. T. M. from Union Theological Seminary, NY, and his Ph. D. from Yale. Prior to coming to Merrill-Palmer he worked for the YMCA, the...
Dates: 1952 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1976
Abstract Edna Noble White, a pioneer in family life education, served as first director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from her appointment in 1920 until her retirement in 1947. Under Edna Noble White’s leadership, the Institute expanded its services to include a student program of college level courses in child development, family life, parenting skills, and nursery education as well as the Merrill-Palmer Nursery School, Camps, Farm, Infant Services, and Recreational Clubs. Ms. White was also very...
Dates: 1902 - 1966
Abstract The Merrill-Palmer Institute was founded in 1920 by an endowment from Lizzie Merrill Palmer. Throughout its 61years of independent operation, the Institute was greatly respected and internationally known as one of the top institutions for education, training and research in Child Development. Merrill-Palmer staff conducted and published studies on families and children, operated a nursery school, children’s camps and clubs, offered marriage and family counseling, and performed community service...
Dates: 1920 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1973
- Child care 4
- Education 4
- Education, Preschool 4
- Family services 4
- Urban youth 4
- Child therapy 3
- Community education 3
- Community service 3
- Education, Higher 3
- Teachers Training of 3
- Children in wartime 2
- Human potential movement 2
- Child development 1
- Child psychology 1
- Day care 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Education--Parent participation 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- Youth organizations 1 ∧ view less
- Wayne State University 2
- Knapp, Pauline Park Wilson 1
- McGinnis, Esther 1
- McKee, William Wakefield, Dr. 1
- Skillman Center for Children 1
- United States. Works Progress Administration 1 ∧ view less
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