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Guide to the George Malcolm Stratton Papers, 1911-1956
BANC MSS C-B 1032  
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    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


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    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.