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Guide to the John Edgar Coover Papers
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Description
Papers include Coover's correspondence with David Starr Jordan, Ray Lyman Wilbur, and the Board of Trustees, 1913-1936, concerning his psychic research and his annual reports to the University president, with several letters pertaining to the Australian medium Charles Bailey; typescript "Report on Experimentation upon the Transfer of Improved Conditions of Attention," 1910-11; typescript of his doctoral thesis, "Formal Discipline from the Standpoint of Experimental Psychology," 1912; reprints of Coover's articles on psychic research and his "Notescript," a form of shorthand, 1913-ca. 1936; and miscellaneous clippings, 1912-1938. Also included is a diary kept by his wife Margaret E. Coover, 1907-1915, concerning social affairs, club activities, domestic life, and Coover's positions.
Background
Professor of Psychology at Stanford and Thomas Welton Stanford Fellow in Psychic Research, 1910-1937.
Extent
0.75 linear foot
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.