Psychology Department records
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The collection contains correspondence and financial records regarding major renovation of department offices and facilities, as well as records relating to guest lecturers and faculty payroll; materials relating to faculty pay and the purchasing of instructional material; copies of the Barnard Journal of Psychology; and departmental data including registration information. Of particular note are surveys of students regarding their experience with the Department of Psychology and activiites after graduation. These surveys were conducted by current students under faculty supervision and were completed over a period of decades.
- Creation: 1949 - 1996
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1977 - 1986
- Barnard College. Psychology Department (Organization)
This collection has no known restrictions.
Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives. The Barnard College Archives approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Reproductions can be made for research purposes.
3 Linear Feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
This collection consists of records of the Barnard College Psychology department, including financial records, plans for department facilities renovations, and materials related to teaching and the curriculum.
Collection is arranged as it was received from the department.
This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or email@example.com.
Transferred from the Psychology Department and faculty of the Psychology Department in 1975 and 2013, as well as in undocumented accessions.
In 2022, archivists removed and destroyed purchase requisitions, receipts, budget transfers and detailed expenditure information, work study and student employee time sheets, and records of payment to teaching assistants, external speakers, and Barnard faculty without significant historical value (and often containing sensitive information) from the collection. Archivists also removed and destroyed reading or research materials for a course taught by Susan Riemer Sacks which consisted of clippings from widely available publications and widely available pamphlets and newsletters.
Additions are expected.
Andrew Kaiser wrote the description for this collection, with input from Lia Warner and Martha Tenney in 2022, as part of the NYU course Advanced Archival Description. Martha Tenney minimally processed the collection in 2022.
Finding aid adheres to rules prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
- Archivists removed purchase requisitions, receipts, budget transfers and detailed expenditure information, work study and student employee time sheets, and records of payment to teaching assistants, external speakers, and Barnard faculty without significant historical value (and often containing sensitive information) from the collection.
- Guide to Psychology Department records
- Andrew Kaiser, Martha Tenney
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description