Department of Psychology records

Department of Psychology records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: University of Georgia. Psychology Dept.
Title: Department of Psychology records
Dates: 1934-2012
Quantity: 20.25 Linear feet (23 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA0031

Biographical/Historical Note

Until 1921, the University of Georgia's Psychology Department was part of the School of Education and was located within Peabody Hall. In 1921-22 the Board of Trustees designated it as an independent department and the Psychology Department became a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. As it grew during the 20th century, the department saw the completion of the Psychology-Journalism Complex in 1969, the addition of animal research labs, and the creation of a highly respected Psychology Clinic.

Scope and Content Note

The UGA Department of Psychology records (1934-2012) include administrative correspondence, historical recollections of departmental members, department/faculty minutes, information about research, and a list of requirements for the proposed Psychology Building (1965). This collection also contains departmental faculty's reprints, papers, and manuscripts.


The collection is organized into seven series.

Index Terms

Minutes (administrative records)
Thomas, Roger K., Dr.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Administration.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.
University of Georgia. Psychology Dept.

General Notes

RG 2-10-21

Administrative Information

Custodial history note

These materials were collected by former department head, Dr. Roger Thomas, for his studies into the history of the department. Those visiting the campus may be interested in examining the collection of early psychological apparatus available in the Psychology Department.

Preferred citation note

Department of Psychology records, UA0031, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Research, Facilities, Faculty, and Students, 1916-1995

11Minutes, 1958-1960
2Minutes, 1961
3Minutes, 1962
4Minutes, 1963
5Minutes, 1964-1967
6Minutes, 1986-1995
7Program of requirements for Psychology Building-, 1965 March 1
8Psychology Dept.-facilities and classes, 1949-1995
9Psychology Dept.-faculty and staff, 1960-1995
10Annual report, 1960
11Self-Study report, 1970 April
12Planning Report "Bunnell" Committee, 1972
13Rat Colony and research, circa 1960-1989
14Research, 1960-1989
15UGA students, 1958-1975
16Examinations, 1960-1963
17Milledgeville State Hospital, 1960
18W. B. Pavlik, 1977-1979
19W. B. Pavlik, 1980-1983
20Payne, 1985-1986
21Payne, 1986-1987
22Payne, 1987-1988
23Dr. Edwards: "Building a department"
24William C. Atkins ["Psychology in my day at the University of Georgia"]
25Dr. Thomas W. Harrell, 1965-1967

2. Roger K. Thomas Adminstrative Papers, 1983-1993

21Service: quantative data
2Annual evaluations-research quanitative data, 1984
3Annual evaluations-teaching quantitative data, 1984
4Faculty evaluations, 1984-1993
5Evaluation of Roger K. Thomas, 1986
6Roger K. Thomas-correspondence, 1986-1989
7Faculty concerns, 1986-1991
8Psychology Dept. policies and procedures, 1983-1985

3. Reprints, Papers, and Manuscripts, 1915-1985

31Papers, manuscripts, thesis proposals
2-3Georgia Laboratory: Edwards, Hammes, others. [reprints, publications, reports], 1934-1975
4 Bulletin of the Georgia Academy of Science, 1950-1951, 1959
5"A study of the effects of Manifest Anxiety and Situational Stress on M-1 Rifle firing" by Joseph C. Hammock..., 1954
6"Anxiety scales for use in Army Training research" by Joseph C. Hammock, 1954 June
41"Effect of trait anxiety on explicit memory..." by Reed [awarded Judge Horace B. Russell Prize], 2006 April 1
2 The System "100 plus. Researchers at UGA and the Medical College encounter some of Georgia's hidden treasures: Centenarians" reprints, 1991 Winter
3John R. Barry reprints, 1950-1955
4John R. Barry reprints, 1956-1965
5John R. Barry reprints, 1966-1973
6John R. Barry reprints, 1974-1980
7John R. Barry reprints, 1981-1990
8Ernest von Glasersfeld reprints, 1963-1974
9Ernest von Glasersfeld reprints, 1975-1981
10Ernest von Glasersfeld reprints, 1983-1986
11Walter Isaac reprints and papers, 1958-1970
12Walter Isaac reprints, 1971-1988
13Sidney Rosen reprints, 1983-1984
14J. Stanley Gray journals [articles], 1931-1932
15M. R. Harrower reprints, 1940-1948
16Donald L. Grant reprints, 1951-1982
17Donald L Grant vita, 1985
18William A. Owens reprints, 1942-1947
19William A. Owens reprints, 1950-1959
20William A. Owens reprints, 1960-1966
51William A. Owens reprints, 1968-1969
2William A. Owens reprints, 1971-1979
3William A. Owens reprints, 1980-1986
4R. T. Osborne reprints, 1941, 1949
5R. T. Osborne reprints, 1950
6R. T. Osborne reprints, 1951-1952
7R. T. Osborne reprints, 1954
8R. T. Osborne reprints, 1955-1956
9R. T. Osborne reprints, 1960-1962
10R. T. Osborne reprints, 1963-1965
11R. T. Osborne reprints, 1966
12R. T. Osborne reprints, 1967
13R. T. Osborne reprints, 1967
14R. T. Osborne reprints, 1968-1969
15R. T. Osborne reprints, 1970-1972
16R. T. Osborne reprints, 1973
17R. T. Osborne reprints, 1975, 1980
1R. T. Osborne PhD diploma, 1950 August 30
518R. B. Payne reprints, 1938-1959
18R. B. Payne reprints, 1963-1990
61Philosophical and religious subjects I [A. S. Edwards-manuscripts, letter from Edwards' son, article written by Dean Tate, general interest article], 1950s-1980s
2Philosophical and religious subjects II [A. S. Edwards manuscripts], circa 1950s
3 Outline of Abnormal Psychology by A. S. Edwards [revised], 1937
4 Outline of Psychology by A. S. Edwards, 1946
5A. S. Edwards reprints, 1915-1936
6A. S. Edwards reprints, 1938-1957
7[Photocopy of letter from Edward B. Titchener], 1920 November 16
8A. S. Edwards papers [journal articles], 1920s-1950s
9Florene Young reprints, 1941-1956
10 History of the Psychology Department of the University of Georgia to 1969 by Florene M. Young, 1985
11"A brief history of Psychology at the University of Georgia" by Roger K. Thomas, 2012
6A1Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - About Parrish
2Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - Mentions Parrish
3Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - Written by Parrish
4Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - Correspondence regarding Parrish
5Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology [SSPP], 2014
6Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - History of the State Normal School
7Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - Material from R-M archives, 1982
8Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - State Normal School sources compiled by Henry Smith
9Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - Student notebook graded by Celestia Parrish [photocopy]
10Roger K. Thomas research on Celestia Parrish - The Feminist Psychology
11Lloyd Morgan’s Canon: A History of Its Misrepresentation by Roger K. Thomas, 2001
6BResearch on Ludwig Reinhold Geissler

4. Faculty Biographies, 1988

71 Autobiography of R. Travis Osborne, 1988
2 Biography of Walter Isaac by Dorothy Isaac, 1988
3 Autobiography of William Abbott Owens, 1988
4 A Biography of Charles D. Smock by Bette J. Smock, 1988
5 Autobiography of Robert Bryan Payne, 1988
6 Autobiography of Ernst von Glasersfeld, 1988
7 Autobiography of John R. Barry, 1988
8 A biography of Austin S. Edwards by Austin S. Edwards, Jr., 1988
9 Autobiography of Donald Lindsay Grant, 1988
10 Autobiography of Florene M. Young as requested by Department Head Dr. Roger Thomas (for Department Library), 1988
11Robert Travis Osborne and Mary Pope Webb Osborne biographical and family materials, 1950s-1980s
231Robert Travis Osborne-Curriculum Vita document, 1965
3Robert Travis Osborne-documents, diplomas, correspondence, 1930s-1980s
4Robert Travis Osborne- Vita, 1975, 1982
6Photographs of Robert Travis Osborne as a young man, 1930s
7aMiscellaneous faculty biographies

5. Psychological Tests, 1940s-1950s

81 A catalog of life history items co-authored by Owens [test 2nd edition], probably 1950s
2 Psychodiagnostik by Rorschach, tafelin, 1948
3 Rorschach scoring samples compiled by Rickers-Ovsiankina [revised], 1942
4 Percentage charts for use in computing Rorschach scores by Hertz, 1940s
5 S-O Rorschach test devised by Stone [preliminary illustrated edition], 1958
6 S-O Rorschach test devised by Stone [secondary edition], 1959
7 S-O-R-T [S-O Rorschach test-Osborne], 1957-1959
8 S-O Rorschach tests-preliminary, non-illustrated edition devised by Stone [includes manual of directions-Osborne], 1958
9 Rorschach research exchange vol. IX, no. 2 and vol. X, no. 3, 1945-1946
10 Test of insight into human motives form I-men, 1953
11 Test of insight into human motives form 2-men, 1953
12 Test of insight into human motives form 1-women, 1953
13 Administration of the Bender-Gestalt test (Hutt's revision) [instructions], probably 1940s
14"Sentence completion" notes from Max Hutt seminar, Emory University, probably 1940s
15Record blank for the revised Bender-Gestalt test (Hutt), 1946
16 TAT summary record blank -manual of directions by Vorhaus, 1952
17 Proverbs test-complete kit by Gorham, 1954-1957
18 Szondi-test [test cards], late 1940s
19"Szondi workshop" Deri, 1948
20 Kent-Rosanoff association test, probably 1940s
21 As you see it by Steltz, 1956
22 Children's apperception test (c.a.t.) by Bellak, 1950
23 The supplement to the children's apperception test (c.a.t.) by Bellak, 1952
24Sort Stencils [Osborne]
25[Psychological testing-a sketch]
26Misc. [photograph, news clippings, psychological testing sheets]

6. Psychology Books and Journals, 1920s-1980s

9Books and journals not written by UGA faculty, 1920s-1950s
10Books written by UGA faculty, 1930s-1980s

7. Scrapbook, 1957-1961

11Nu Rho Psi scrapbook, 1957-1961

8. Departmental Correspondence


9. Administrative Files

191Legal Questions
2Psychology Building Floorplans
3Departmental Reorganization of Personnel Procedures
4Research Participant Pool Committee
5Colloquium Committee
6Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
7American Psychological Association
8APA Minority Fellowship Program
9APA Report on Designation (Draft: 1/81)
10APA Application Form for Sponsors of Standard Continuing Education Programs
201APA Salary Survey
2Council of Undergraduate Psychology Departments- APA
3COGDOP- Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (APA)
4COGDOP, 1985-1986
7Georgia Psychological Association
8SEPA Department Heads Association
9AHDP/SEPA, 1985-1986
10ADHP/SEPA, 1984
12SEHDoP/Atlanta, 1988
14Colloquium Committee
15Department Head
19Life Span Developmental
20Life Span Developmental
21Life-Span Developmental Psychology
22Budget, 1990-1991
23Budget, 1991-1992
24College Heads Workshop, 1990 October 2
26De Joy
211Departmental Planning Committee
2Department Research Effort
3Environmental Studies
4Experimental Psychology Departmental Planning, 1990-1991
5Faculty- Recent
6Ford Foundation/Lesa Sledge
7Memos to Faculty
8ACAU Agreement
9AHSI/Psychology Joint Position
10Adams Secretary
12Dean/Heads Meetings, 1992-1993
13Anderson, 1992-1993
14Animal Care, 1992-1993
15Annual Report Information
16Adjunct faculty (and until terminated)
17Awards (procedures), 1992-1993
18Cognitive Initiative Committee, 1991-1992
19Computing: College/Department
20Curriculum, 1992-1993
21Enrollment Issues, etc.
22Enrivonmental Literacy
23Extra-departmental needs for our graduate courses
24Faculty Meeting, 1992 October 27
25Faculty, 1992-1993
26Faculty, Tenured
27Faculty Loads- Issues
28Graduate Faculty, 1992-1993
29GSC, 1992-1993
30GSC- Related, 1993 March 16
31Graduate Students, 1992-1993
32International Affairs
33Microcomputer Coordinator
35Program Chairs
36Prokasy's Office
37Proposed Course Offerings, 1993-1994
38RP Issues
39Social Sciences Heads
41Strategic Planning, 1991-1992
42Student Activities Allocations
43Tesser RSA/NIMH
44USC, 1992-1993
45Undergraduate Grievance Procedures
4Cognitive-Experimental Program
5Undergraduate Studies
6Undergraduate Program, 1994-1995
7Summer School, 1996
8Course Schedule
9Department Head Meeting, 1995-1996
10Department Head Meeting, 1993-1994
11Department Head Meeting, 1995 May 16
12Department Head Meeting, 1995 February 28
13Department Head Meeting, 1994 November 28
14Department Head Meeting, 1994 October 28
15Department Head Meeting, 1994 September 27
16Department Head Meeting, 1994 May 19
17Biopsychology Program Document
18Summer Schedule, 1995
19Summer Schedule, 1994
20Instructional Budget, 1994-1995
21Chairman Meetings
22Undergraduate Program, 1993-1994
23Funds- Dean Anderson, 1993 October
24Course Schedule, 1993-1995
25IBR Mentoring Program, 1993-1994
26Fort Valley Internship
27Philly Phillips
28Lucy Adams
29VPAA Workshop
30Advising Workshop
31College Workshop, 1996 January 24
32Forehand Research Professor Nomination
33Bernstein, I.S. Research- Prof Nomination
34COGDOP Business
35Psychology Network
36Memos to Faculty: 1981-
37Minority Recruiting, Financial Support
38Computer Accounts, 1979-1980
39Awards Committee
40Department Development Committee
41Undergraduate Program, 1995-1996
42Grade Distributions
43Department Budget, 1998
44Conflict of Interest Policy Statements
45Department Head Meeting
46Regents Advisory Committee on Psychology
47Crisis Intervention Team
48Clayton State Meeting
49Semester Conversion
232Declaration governing the establishment and administration of the Osborne Graduate Fellowships in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 2016 November 7
5Robert Travis Osborne-University of Georgia era documents, 1930s-1978