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Guide to the Robert Richardson Sears Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0082
    Creator: Sears, Robert R. (Robert Richardson)
    Title: Robert Richardson Sears papers
    Dates: 1929-1988
    Physical Description: 48.5 Linear feet
    Summary: These papers document his professional career as teacher and researcher in child psychology. Included are correspondence, memos, research data, manuscripts, course materials, students' papers, grant files, reports, speeches, minutes, and articles. Subjects include his books PATTERNS OF CHILDREARING and IDENTIFICATION IN CHILD REARING; the Kansas City thumb sucking study; research on gifted children; research for a psychological study of Mark Twain; and his affiliations with the American Psychological Association, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.
    Summary: These papers document his professional career as teacher and researcher in child psychology. Included are correspondence, memos, research data, manuscripts, course materials, students' papers, grant files, reports, speeches, minutes, and articles. Subjects include his books PATTERNS OF CHILDREARING and IDENTIFICATION IN CHILD REARING; the Kansas City thumb sucking study; research on gifted children; research for a psychological study of Mark Twain; and his affiliations with the American Psychological Association, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.
    Language(s): In English.
    Repository: Dept. 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

    Provenance

    Gift of Robert R. Sears, 1970, and the estate of Pauline Sears, 1993.
    Gift of Robert R. Sears, 1970, and the estate of Pauline Sears, 1993.

    Information about Access

    Restricted: for more information contact the University Archivist.

    Information about Access

    Restricted: for more information contact the University Archivist.

    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.

    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

    Robert Richardson Sears Papers (SC0082). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Cite As

    Robert Richardson Sears Papers (SC0082). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Professor of psychology at Stanford, 1953-1974, and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, 1961-1970, Sears earned his a.b. at Stanford in 1929 and his Ph.D. at Yale in 1932. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he taught at the University of Iowa, where he directed the Child Welfare Research Station, and at Harvard, where he was also director of the Laboratory of Human Development.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Professor of psychology at Stanford, 1953-1974, and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, 1961-1970, Sears earned his a.b. at Stanford in 1929 and his Ph.D. at Yale in 1932. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he taught at the University of Iowa, where he directed the Child Welfare Research Station, and at Harvard, where he was also director of the Laboratory of Human Development.

    Description of the Collection

    These papers document his professional career as teacher and researcher in child psychology. Included are correspondence, memos, research data, manuscripts, course materials, students' papers, grant files, reports, speeches, minutes, and articles. Subjects include his books PATTERNS OF CHILDREARING and IDENTIFICATION IN CHILD REARING; the Kansas City thumb sucking study; research on gifted children; research for a psychological study of Mark Twain; and his affiliations with the American Psychological Association, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.

    Description of the Collection

    These papers document his professional career as teacher and researcher in child psychology. Included are correspondence, memos, research data, manuscripts, course materials, students' papers, grant files, reports, speeches, minutes, and articles. Subjects include his books PATTERNS OF CHILDREARING and IDENTIFICATION IN CHILD REARING; the Kansas City thumb sucking study; research on gifted children; research for a psychological study of Mark Twain; and his affiliations with the American Psychological Association, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.

    Access Terms

    American Psychological Association.
    Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, Calif.).
    Harvard University --Faculty.
    Harvard University. Laboratory of Human Development.
    Sears, Robert R. (Robert Richardson)
    Social Science Research Council (U.S.).
    Society for Research in Child Development.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology
    Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology
    University of Iowa. Child Welfare Research Station.
    Walker, Eleanor
    Walker, Eleanor
    Child rearing.
    College teachers.
    Interviews.
    Notes.
    Psychology.
    Speeches.