Guide to the George Malcolm Stratton Papers, 1911-1956

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Guide to the George Malcolm Stratton Papers, 1911-1956

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1032

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: George Malcolm Stratton Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1911-1956
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1032
Creator: Stratton, George Malcolm, 1865-
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 8 cartons Linear ft.: 10.8
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence; clippings; notes; and manuscripts of books, lectures and articles, relating to his career as professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley. Included are files of his students' recollections, in 1919, and of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Malcolm Stratton papers, BANC MSS C-B 1032, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

George Malcolm Stratton, psychologist and university professor, was born in Oakland in 1865. He attended the University of California, studying philosophy under Professor Howison. During graduate work at Yale and at the University of Leipzig, Germany, he became interested in the new science of psychology. He retured to the University of California as instructor of psychology in 1896, becoming associate professor and director of the psychology laboratory in 1904. He then left to teach experimental psychology at Johns Hopkins for four years. When he came back to Berkeley in 1908, he was made a full professor, which rank he held until becoming emeritus in 1935. His professorial career was interrupted in the first world war, when he spent the year of 1917 as captain in Army aviation. He also headed the psychological section of the Medical Research Laboratory of Mineola, Long Island, in 1918. A member of various learned societies, he was president of the American Psychology Association in 1908. He authored many works on psychology and was particularly interested in psychology as applied to international affairs. He died in October 1957.
His papers, transferred to the Bancroft Library from Archives in March 1966, contain correspondence, clippings, notes, manuscripts of books and articles, relating mainly to his career as professor of psychology.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Stratton, George Malcolm: Letters

 

Outgoing letters, 1911-1956.

 

Incoming letters. Single letters have been placed in an A-Z Miscellany. Two or more letters arranged alphabetically by author.

 

A-Al

Box 2

Am-Z

Ctn. 1

Stratton, George Malcolm: Writings (except International Cooperation), arranged alphabetically by title, A-Z; includes fragments of writings, book reviews by Stratton, bibliography. Misc., personalia, including passport.

Ctn. 2

International Cooperation

 

Notes, outline, drafts

Ctn. 3

Plans for revision; revisions

 

Leppo, Marda: Some Techniques for an Investigation of Certain Aspects of Racial Psychology. Thesis and notes.

 

Notes, arranged by subject.

Ctn. 4

A-H: including files on accidents, the art of thinking, bibliographical material, communism, crime, education, emotions, history of psychology.

Ctn. 5

I - Religion: including files on intelligence tests, international relations, laboratory experiments, medicine, mental disturbances, mental hygiene, psychoanalysis, quotations, religion.

Ctn. 6

Religion - Z: including files on religion, San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 by Stratton's students, Scandinavia, students, vocational selection, war neuroses, etc.

Ctn. 7

California. University, Berkeley. Dept. of Psychology: Budgets, misc. re courses, examinations, reports, etc.

 

Clippings, roughly sorted by subject, including file of reviews of Stratton's books.

Ctn. 8

Printed material. Reprints and articles, arranged alphabetically by author, A-Z. Also included is a miscellaneous file of bulletins, etc.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

American Psychological Association

 

Letter, Dec 2, 1955, by Michael Amrine

 

Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949

 

Letter, Feb 11, 1932. Contains copies of letters of Arthur T. Hadley and G. H. Howison.

 

Barrows, David Prescott, 1873-1954

 

Letter, Dec 19, 1929.

 

Bellquist, Eric Cyril, 1904-

 

Letter, Oct 17, 1938.

 

Bernard, Luther Lee, 1881-

 

Letter, Apr 27, 1931.

 

Berry, Charles Scott, 1875-

 

Letter, Mar 22, 1922.

 

Biedenbach, Lulu C.

 

Letter, Mar 17, 1917 re Howison

 

Bolton, Thaddeus Lincoln, 1865-1948

 

Letter, June 3, 1903.

 

Brown, Charles, Reynolds, 1862-

 

Letter, Mar 10, 1923.

 

Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1891-

 

Letter, n.d. (Fragment only of letter to Mrs. Freeman)

 

California. University. Berkeley. Dept of Psychology

 

Letter, Oct 20, 1954. by Egon Brunswik

 

Calkins, Mary Whiton, 1863-1930

 

Letter, Mar 12, 1922.

 

Calkins, Robert De Blois, 1903-

 

Letter, Nov 7, 1939, enclosing copy of his talk, The Relation between International Trade and Peace

 

Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938

 

Letter, June 29, 1934.

 

Claparède, Edouard, 1873-

 

Letter, July 8, 1935.

 

Current Research

 

Letter, June 1, 1951, by Ware Cattell

 

Deutsch, Monroe Emanuel, 1879-1955

 

Letter, Aug 24, 1943.

 

Dunlap, Knight, 1875-1949

 

Letter, July 3, 1903.

 

Erismann, Theodor, 1883-

 

Letter, Oct 12, 1954.

 

Evans, Herbert McLean, 1882-

 

Letter, Jan 31, 1931.

 

Griffiths, Austin E.

 

Letter, June 6, 1941.

 

Harding, Denys Clement Wyatt, 1906-

 

Letter, May 13, 1953.

 

Henmon, Vivian Allen Charles, 1877-

 

Letter, Mar 13, 1922.

 

Hinckley, Frank Erastus, 1871-1950

 

Letter, May 1, 1932.

 

Hirschfield, Gerhard

 

Letter, June 7, 1954.

 

Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-

 

Letter, Aug 27, 1930.

 

Hoffman, Frederick Ludwig, 1865-

 

Letter, Apr 27, 1932.

 

Hsiao, Hsiao Hung, 1898-

 

Letter, Dec 15, 1937.

 

Iowa Law Review

 

Letter, Mar 21, 1932, by Paul L. Sayre

 

Jastrow, Joseph, 1863-1944

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Jones, Elmer Ellsworth, 1876-

 

Letter, Mar 13, 1922.

 

Jones, Harold Ellis, 1894-

 

Letter, Mar 19, 1928. Copy

 

Journal of Experimental Psychology

 

Letter, Nov 10, 1916, by H. C. Warren

 

Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937

 

Letter, June 12, 1934, containing recollections of Howison

 

Kerr, Clark, 1911-

 

Letter, Mar 21, 1955. Copy only.

 

King, James Ferguson, 1913-

 

Letter, Aug 3, 1948.

 

Külpe, Oswald, 1862-1915

 

Letter, Nov 25, 1901.

 

Landis, Carney, 1897-1962

 

Letter, Oct 12, 1925. Copy only.

 

Langfeld, Herbert Sidney, 1879-

 

Letter, May 30, 1922.

 

Lentz, Theordore Ferdinand, 1888-

 

Letter, Apr 7, 1953.

 

Lewis, Exum Percival, 1863-1926

 

Letter, Mar 11, 1924. Copy only.

 

Lovejoy, Authur Oncken, 1873-1962

 

Letter, n.d.

 

McCall, Oswald Walter Samuel, 1885-

 

Letter, June 17, 1935.

 

McDougall, William, 1971-1938

 

Letter, Oct 18, [1926].

 

McLaughlin, Emma (Moffat), 1880-

 

Letter, Dec 18, 1929.

 

McMurray, Orrin Kip, 1869-1945

 

Letter, Sept 10, 1931.

 

Meier, Norman Charles, 1893-

 

Letter, July 10, 1953.

 

Miles, Herbert Edwin, 1860-1939

 

Letter, Jan 27, 1937.

 

Moffitt, James Kennedy, 1866?-1955

 

Letter, July 9, 1934.

 

Moore, Ernest Carroll, 1871-

 

Letter, Apr 10, 1922.

 

Munsterberg, Hugo, 1863-1916

 

Letter, Feb 4, 1895.

 

Muirhead, John Henry, 1855-1940

 

Letter, May 2, 1928.

 

Nalder, Frank Fielding, 1876-1937

 

Letter, Feb 21, 1931.

 

National Research Council

 

Letter, Jan 3, 1919, by R. M. Yerkes

 

Ohio College Association

 

Letter, Mar 20, 1935, by H. A. Toops

 

Perry, Ralph Barton, 1876-1957

 

Letter, Sept 13, 1934.

 

Pettit, George Albert

 

Letter, Dec 17, 1929.

 

Pillsbury, Arthur Judson, 1854-1937

 

Letter, Nov 8, 1938.

 

Pillsbury, Walter Bowers, 1872-

 

Letter, Apr 14, 1922.

 

Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-

 

Letter, May 15, 1917.

 

Prince, Morton, 1854-1929

 

Letter, May 25, 1922.

 

Reighard, Jacob Ellsworth, 1861-

 

Letter, Mar 18, 1924.

 

Ryder, Arthur William, 1877-1938

 

Letter, Nov 18, 1921.

 

Sanford, Edmund Clark, 1859-1924

 

Letter, June 17, 1903.

 

Saunders, Kenneth James, 1883-1937

 

Letter, Dec 23, 1929.

 

Seashore, Carl Emil, 1866-

 

Letter, June 22, 1903.

 

Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-

 

Letter, May 15, 1928.

 

Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924

 

Letter, May 5, 1923.

 

Shotwell, James Thomson, 1874-

 

Letter, Feb 1, 1930.

 

Stebbins, Lucy Ward, 1880-

 

Letter, July 1, 1934.

 

Stratton, Frederick Smith, 1859-1915

 

Letter, July 11, 1903.

 

Strughold, Hubertus, 1898-

 

Letter, Mar 22, 1951.

 

Stuart, Henry Waldgrave, 1870-

 

Letter, July 5, 1934.

 

Taylor, Alfred Edward, 1869-1945

 

Letter, Sept 21, 1917.

 

Thomas, Evan

 

Letter, [1934].

 

Ward, James, 1843-1925

 

Letter, May 7, 1922.

 

Washburn, Margaret Floy, 1871-

 

Letter, Oct 31, 1903.

 

Whitney, Henry Mitchell, 1843-1911

 

Letter, June 22, 1903.

 

Wilbur, Earl Morse, 1866-1956

 

Letter, Jan 18, 1931, re Howison

 

Wilkins, Ernest Hatch, 1880-

 

Letter, Apr 24, 1939.

 

Wilmer, William Holland, 1863-1936

 

Letter, June 10, 1924.

 

Wooley, Helen Brandford (Thompson), 1874-

 

Letter, Jan 12, 1930.

 

Aikins, Herbert Austin, 1867-

 

2 letters, 1903-1904.

 

Allen (George) & Unwin, Ltd.

 

58 letters, 1911-1946. Some letters by Stanley Unwin. Financial statements at end of folder.

 

Amrine, Michael

Additional Note

see American Psychological Association
 

Andrews, Benjamin Richard, 1877-

 

2 letters, 1936-1945.

 

Anesaki, Masaharu, 1873-1949

 

2 letters, 1926-1931.

 

Appleton (D) & Company

 

28 letters, 1929-1937, by Frank S. Hopkins and F. G. Wickward. Financial statements at end of folder.

 

Bakewell, Charles Montague, 1867-1957

 

3 letters, 1931-1935. Letter of May 1, 1931 contains reminiscences on Howison; letter of Nov 4, 1931, excerpts from letters by W. James to Thomas Davidson, re Howison.

 

Baty, Thomas, 1869-

 

2 letters, 1940-1941.

 

Bentley, Madison, 1870-

 

3 letters, 1922-1945.

 

Blaisdell, Allen Carrier, 1897-

 

2 letters, 1932.

 

Brewer, John Marks, 1877-

 

2 letters, 1920-1922.

 

Brunswik, Egon, 1903-

Additional Note

see California. University, Berkeley, Dept. of Psychology
 

Calhoun, George Miller, 1886-

Additional Note

see California. University. Press
 

California. University. President

 

3 letters, 1917-1934, by Newton B. Drury and R. G. Sproul

 

California. University. Press

 

2 letters, 1912-1926, by G. R. MacMinn and George Calhoun

 

California. University. Regents

 

4 letters, 1918-1919, by V. H. Henderson and Ralph P. Merritt

 

Cattell, Ware

Additional Note

see Current Research
 

Chamberlain, Arthur Henry, 1872-

 

2 letters, 1914.

 

Cook, Albert Stanburrough, 1853-1927

 

2 letters, 1888-1889.

 

Drury, Newton Bishop, 1889-

Additional Note

see California. University. President
 

Duggan, Stephen Pierce Hayden, 1870-

 

2 letters, 1932-1938.

 

Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930

Additional Note

see Angell, James Rowland
 

Harper's Magazine

 

2 letters, 1928, by Thomas B. Wells

 

Henderson, Victor H.

Additional Note

see California. University. Regents
 

Houghton Mifflin Company

 

28 letters, 1920-1935, by F. S. Hout and H. H. Webster. Financial statements and agreement at end of folder.

 

Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1916

 

79 letters, 1889-1910.

See also Angell, James Rowland

 

Hunter, Stanley Armstrong, 1888-

 

5 letters, 1932. Letters of introduction

 

James, William, 1842-1910

 

4 letters, 1894-1895.

See also Bakewell, Charles Montague

 

Joyce, James Avery

 

2 letters, 1938.

 

Judd, Charles Hubbard, 1873-1946

 

2 letters, 1929-1930.

 

Kerner, Robert Joseph, 1887-1956

 

2 letters, 1941.

 

Kroeber, Alfred Louis, 1876-1960

 

2 letters, 1920-1929.

 

Macmillan Company

 

26 letters, 1917-1944, by W. H. Murray, F. O. Lund, R. R. Smith, L. L. Fisher and James Putnam. Financial statements at end of folder.

 

Merriam, John Campbell, 1869-1945

 

3 letters, 1914-1922. 1914 letter written as chairman, University of California Editorial Committee.

 

Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-

Additional Note

see California. University. Regents
 

Psychological Review

 

2 letters, 1914, by John B. Watson

 

Ritter, William Emerson, 1856-1944

 

2 letters, 1934.

 

Sayre, Paul Lombard, 1894-

Additional Note

see Iowa Law Review
 

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-

Additional Note

see California. University. President
 

Starbuck, Edwin Diller, 1866-

 

2 letters, 1922.

 

Tolman, Edward Chace, 1886-1959

 

2 letters, 1921-1922.

 

Toops, Herbert Anderson, 1895-

Additional Note

see Ohio College Association
 

Unwin, sir Stanley, 1884-

Additional Note

see Allen (George) & Unwin, Ltd.
 

Warren, Howard Crosby, 1867-1934

Additional Note

see Journal of Experimental Psychology
 

Watson, John Broadus, 1878-

Additional Note

see Psychological Review
 

Wells, Thomas Sucklin, 1875-

Additional Note

see Harper's Magazine
 

Wickware, Francis Graham, 1883-1940

Additional Note

see Appleton (D) & Company
 

Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-

Additional Note

see National Research Council