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Daniel Prescott papers


Daniel Prescott papers
Prescott, Daniel
Collection number:
18.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
circa 1917-1976
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Daniel Prescott (1898-1970) was a Professor of Education at the University of Maryland, and also served as Director Emeritus of the Institute for Child Study from 1947-1960. He was recognized as one of the most distinguished writers and scholars on the subject of child psychology, and his work with troubled children included a trip to Germany in 1948 to work on a long-range plan to bring democracy to the youth of that country. His papers include publications, educational materials, correspondence (including letters written to his mother while Prescott was serving in the military during World War I), manuscripts, photographs, film, audiotape, awards, and bibliographies.

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