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Counseling Center records

Abstract

Title:
Counseling Center records
Author/Creator:
Counseling Center
Collection number:
72-106
Size:
4.00 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1951-1977
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Established in 1934 as part of the Department of Psychology, the Counseling Center became a separate administrative unit in 1955, with three primary functions: provision of counseling services, development of testing programs, and research. Records include correspondence, reports on studies and experiments, manuals, and narratives of the center's history and purpose documenting the administration and special programs of the center. Administrative materials concern such topics as employment, enrollment, orientation, and scholastic tests and averages. Records from the reading, spelling, and study programs document aims, operation, and experimental results.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Counseling Center records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1420
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Counseling Center was established as part of the Department of Psychology in 1938. It was officially separated and placed under the University's central services in 1955. The Center has three primary functions: provision of counseling services, testing programs, and research. The center also publishes its own research reports, which have annotated bibliographies. Headed by Dr. Thomas Magoon from 1955 until 1988, the center is now under the guidance of Dr. Vivian S. Boyd.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Counseling Center span the years 1951 to 1972; the bulk of the materials cover the mid 1960s. They include manuals, reports, correspondence and studies, which relate to the administration of the Counseling Center and its programs.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The records of the Counseling Center were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Guide revised by Catherine H. Hale, March 1989.

Processing note:

Two series were created from the records of the Counseling Center. Reports bound by staples and metal clasps were removed from the original binding. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. All paper clips were replaced by plastic clips.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, May 2006. Edited by Malissa Ruffner, December 2008.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized as two series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administration, 1951-1977 (2.75 linear feet)

This series includes administrative materials generated by the Counseling Center, arranged alphabetically by topic. The records consist of correspondence, manuals, reports, files documenting the relationship of the Center and its staff with various professional organizations, and summaries pertaining to the history and scope of the center.

Among the topics covered are employment, enrollment, facilities, liasons, orientation, programs, scholastic averages, studies, tests, and test behavior.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Personnel and Guidance Association, 1959-1961 series 1box 1folder 1
American Psychological Association, 1953-1959 series 1box 1folder 2
Budget, 1970-1971 series 1box 1folder 3
Building, 1954-1956 series 1box 1folder 4
"Clinical Psychology: The Case of Patricia" by David Pomeroy, 1960 series 1box 1folder 5
Code Book, 1959-1961 series 1box 1folder 6
Cooperative Math Study, 1957-1961 series 1box 1folder 7
Counseling Center -- History and Scope, [1955?] series 1box 1folder 8
Counseling Center -- Liaison, 1961-1962 series 1box 1folder 9
Counseling Center -- Manual, 1962-1964 series 1box 1folder 10
Counseling Center -- Manual, 1964-1970 series 1box 2folder 1
Counseling Center -- Manual, 1964-1970 series 1box 2folder 2
Counseling Center -- Manual, 1964-1970 series 1box 2folder 3
Counselor Training Institute, 1959 series 1box 2folder 4
Counselor Training Institute, 1959 series 1box 2folder 5
Correspondence, 1960-1966 series 1box 2folder 6
Data Bank Summaries, 1969-1972 series 1box 2folder 7
D.C. Psychological Association, 1961-1963 series 1box 2folder 8
Employment Counselors Training Institute, 1958-1959 series 1box 3folder 1
Enrollment, 1955-1970 series 1box 3folder 2
Facilities, 1959 series 1box 3folder 3
John Giblette, 1962-1967 series 1box 3folder 4
John Giblette, 1962-1967 series 1box 3folder 5
John Gustad, 1951-1958 series 1box 3folder 6
John Gustad, 1951-1958 series 1box 3folder 7
John Gustad, 1951-1958 series 1box 3folder 8
Thomas Magoon, 1963-1964 series 1box 3folder 9
Thomas Magoon, 1963-1964 series 1box 3folder 10
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 1
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 2
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 3
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 4
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 5
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 6
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 7
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 8
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 9
Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978 series 1box 4folder 10
Maryland Personnel and Guidance Association, 1963 series 1box 5folder 1
Maryland Psychological Association, 1957-1965 series 1box 5folder 2
Mental Health Program, 1955-1959 series 1box 5folder 3
Miscellaneous, 1956-1972 series 1box 5folder 4
NDEA [National Defense Education Act], 1958-1959 series 1box 5folder 5
NDEA [National Defense Education Act] -- Guidance Institute, 1959-1960 series 1box 5folder 6
NDEA [National Defense Education Act] -- Guidance Institute, 1959-1960 series 1box 5folder 7
Norms, 1956 series 1box 5folder 8
Orientation, 1963 series 1box 5folder 9
Psychology Department, 1961-1964 series 1box 5folder 10
Psychology 110 Study, n.d. series 1box 5folder 11
Scholastic Averages, 1964-1968 series 1box 5folder 12
Situational Attitude Scale, n.d. series 1box 5folder 13
State Board of Examiners, 1957-1958 series 1box 5folder 14
Test Behavior, n.d. series 1box 5folder 15
Testing, 1957-1958 series 1box 5folder 16
Testing -- Testing Reports, n.d. series 1box 5folder 17
Testing -- Seminar, 1962-1964 series 1box 5folder 18
Testing -- Services, 1953-1955 series 1box 5folder 19
University College, 1965 series 1box 6folder 1
Veterans Administration, 1952-1959 series 1box 6folder 2
Veterans Administration, 1952-1959 series 1box 6folder 3
Veterans Administration Joint Program, n.d. series 1box 6folder 4

Series 2: Reading, Spelling and Study Programs, 1957-1977 (1.25 linear feet)

Series II consists of materials documenting the Counseling Center's reading, spelling and study programs, their aims, operations, experiments and reports. Also included are the correspondence and speeches of Martha Maxwell, head of the reading program. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
California Psychological Inventory, 1960-1963 series 2box 1folder 1
College Aims, 1963 series 2box 1folder 2
College Reading Association, 1962-1964 series 2box 1folder 3
College Reading Association, 1962-1964 series 2box 1folder 4
Greater Washington Intermediate Reading Council, 1955-1956 series 2box 1folder 5
Martha Maxwell, 1965-1966 series 2box 1folder 6
MMPI, [Minnesota Mental and Personality Index], [n.d.] series 2box 1folder 7
National Reading Conference, 1965 series 2box 1folder 8
Operation Study, 1963-1965 series 2box 1folder 9
Pre-College Summer Session, 1961 series 2box 1folder 10
Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967 series 2box 2folder 1
Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967 series 2box 2folder 2
Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967 series 2box 2folder 3
Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967 series 2box 2folder 4
Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967 series 2box 2folder 5
Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967 series 2box 2folder 6
Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961 series 2box 2folder 7
Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961 series 2box 2folder 8
Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961 series 2box 2folder 9
Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961 series 2box 2folder 10
Reading Experiments, 1962-1964 series 2box 2folder 11
Reading Improvement, n.d. series 2box 2folder 12
Reading Report, n.d. series 2box 2folder 13
Self Help Program, n.d. series 2box 2folder 14
Spelling, n.d. series 2box 3folder 1
Study Skills, n.d. series 2box 3folder 2

Related Material

In addition to the research reports in Series I and II, the following materials may be found in the University Publications Collection:

Research reports, 1962-1979

Annotated Bibliographies, 19-1970, 1967-1972

Reading and Study Skills lab report 1965-1966

Annual Report 1962-1965

Study Reports, 1961

Freshman test score 1962-1965

Program for returning women students, 1976

"Blue Demon" newsletter, 1974-current

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