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Guide to the John Edgar Coover Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0371
    Creator: Coover, John Edgar, 1872-1938.
    Title: John Edgar Coover papers
    Dates: 1907-1938
    Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    John Edgar Coover Papers (SC0371). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Professor of Psychology at Stanford and Thomas Welton Stanford Fellow in Psychic Research, 1910-1937.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    Bailey, Charles.
    Coover, John Edgar, 1872-1938.
    Coover, Margaret E.
    Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
    Stanford University. Board of Trustees.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology--Faculty.
    Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
    Diaries
    Mediums.
    Psychical research.
    Psychology, Experimental.
    Shorthand.
    Women --California.