University of Georgia Archives
James, William T., 1903-1998
|Title: ||William T. James papers|
3.5 Linear feet
|Coll. Number: ||UA0042|
A Cornell graduate, William T. James joined the University of Georgia's Psychology Department in 1946. Dr. James continued as a member of the UGA Psychology Department's faculty for 24 years, serving as department head for three years. He was well-known for his research in the the field of animal behavior, especially that of dogs and opossums. In fact, Dr. James came to be considered the world's leading authority on the learning ability of the opossum. Upon his retirement in 1970, James was named Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UGA. In addition to being the author of numerous scholarly articles, James was a member of the Psi Chi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies. These materials were collected by former department head, Dr. Roger Thomas, for his studies into the history of the UGA Psychology Department.
Scope and Content Note
The majority of this collection deals with Dr. James' research as a member of the UGA Psychology Department's faculty starting in 1946. It serves to highlight Dr. James' dog and opossum behavioral research through numerous notes and photographs. The collection also includes his correspondence and a large number of reprints.
The collection is divided into three series: research; correspondence, reprints, and biographical; and media.
William T. James papers, UA0042, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.