Counseling Center records
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.
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Counseling Center records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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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.
Guide revised by Catherine H. Hale, March 1989.
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.
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.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|American Personnel and Guidance Association, 1959-1961||series 1||box 1||folder 1|
|American Psychological Association, 1953-1959||series 1||box 1||folder 2|
|Budget, 1970-1971||series 1||box 1||folder 3|
|Building, 1954-1956||series 1||box 1||folder 4|
|"Clinical Psychology: The Case of Patricia" by David Pomeroy, 1960||series 1||box 1||folder 5|
|Code Book, 1959-1961||series 1||box 1||folder 6|
|Cooperative Math Study, 1957-1961||series 1||box 1||folder 7|
|Counseling Center -- History and Scope, [1955?]||series 1||box 1||folder 8|
|Counseling Center -- Liaison, 1961-1962||series 1||box 1||folder 9|
|Counseling Center -- Manual, 1962-1964||series 1||box 1||folder 10|
|Counseling Center -- Manual, 1964-1970||series 1||box 2||folder 1|
|Counseling Center -- Manual, 1964-1970||series 1||box 2||folder 2|
|Counseling Center -- Manual, 1964-1970||series 1||box 2||folder 3|
|Counselor Training Institute, 1959||series 1||box 2||folder 4|
|Counselor Training Institute, 1959||series 1||box 2||folder 5|
|Correspondence, 1960-1966||series 1||box 2||folder 6|
|Data Bank Summaries, 1969-1972||series 1||box 2||folder 7|
|D.C. Psychological Association, 1961-1963||series 1||box 2||folder 8|
|Employment Counselors Training Institute, 1958-1959||series 1||box 3||folder 1|
|Enrollment, 1955-1970||series 1||box 3||folder 2|
|Facilities, 1959||series 1||box 3||folder 3|
|John Giblette, 1962-1967||series 1||box 3||folder 4|
|John Giblette, 1962-1967||series 1||box 3||folder 5|
|John Gustad, 1951-1958||series 1||box 3||folder 6|
|John Gustad, 1951-1958||series 1||box 3||folder 7|
|John Gustad, 1951-1958||series 1||box 3||folder 8|
|Thomas Magoon, 1963-1964||series 1||box 3||folder 9|
|Thomas Magoon, 1963-1964||series 1||box 3||folder 10|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 1|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 2|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 3|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 4|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 5|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 6|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 7|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 8|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 9|
|Thomas Magoon, 1965-c. 1978||series 1||box 4||folder 10|
|Maryland Personnel and Guidance Association, 1963||series 1||box 5||folder 1|
|Maryland Psychological Association, 1957-1965||series 1||box 5||folder 2|
|Mental Health Program, 1955-1959||series 1||box 5||folder 3|
|Miscellaneous, 1956-1972||series 1||box 5||folder 4|
|NDEA [National Defense Education Act], 1958-1959||series 1||box 5||folder 5|
|NDEA [National Defense Education Act] -- Guidance Institute, 1959-1960||series 1||box 5||folder 6|
|NDEA [National Defense Education Act] -- Guidance Institute, 1959-1960||series 1||box 5||folder 7|
|Norms, 1956||series 1||box 5||folder 8|
|Orientation, 1963||series 1||box 5||folder 9|
|Psychology Department, 1961-1964||series 1||box 5||folder 10|
|Psychology 110 Study, n.d.||series 1||box 5||folder 11|
|Scholastic Averages, 1964-1968||series 1||box 5||folder 12|
|Situational Attitude Scale, n.d.||series 1||box 5||folder 13|
|State Board of Examiners, 1957-1958||series 1||box 5||folder 14|
|Test Behavior, n.d.||series 1||box 5||folder 15|
|Testing, 1957-1958||series 1||box 5||folder 16|
|Testing -- Testing Reports, n.d.||series 1||box 5||folder 17|
|Testing -- Seminar, 1962-1964||series 1||box 5||folder 18|
|Testing -- Services, 1953-1955||series 1||box 5||folder 19|
|University College, 1965||series 1||box 6||folder 1|
|Veterans Administration, 1952-1959||series 1||box 6||folder 2|
|Veterans Administration, 1952-1959||series 1||box 6||folder 3|
|Veterans Administration Joint Program, n.d.||series 1||box 6||folder 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.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|California Psychological Inventory, 1960-1963||series 2||box 1||folder 1|
|College Aims, 1963||series 2||box 1||folder 2|
|College Reading Association, 1962-1964||series 2||box 1||folder 3|
|College Reading Association, 1962-1964||series 2||box 1||folder 4|
|Greater Washington Intermediate Reading Council, 1955-1956||series 2||box 1||folder 5|
|Martha Maxwell, 1965-1966||series 2||box 1||folder 6|
|MMPI, [Minnesota Mental and Personality Index], [n.d.]||series 2||box 1||folder 7|
|National Reading Conference, 1965||series 2||box 1||folder 8|
|Operation Study, 1963-1965||series 2||box 1||folder 9|
|Pre-College Summer Session, 1961||series 2||box 1||folder 10|
|Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967||series 2||box 2||folder 1|
|Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967||series 2||box 2||folder 2|
|Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967||series 2||box 2||folder 3|
|Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967||series 2||box 2||folder 4|
|Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967||series 2||box 2||folder 5|
|Pre-College Summer Session, 1962-1967||series 2||box 2||folder 6|
|Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961||series 2||box 2||folder 7|
|Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961||series 2||box 2||folder 8|
|Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961||series 2||box 2||folder 9|
|Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, 1957-1961||series 2||box 2||folder 10|
|Reading Experiments, 1962-1964||series 2||box 2||folder 11|
|Reading Improvement, n.d.||series 2||box 2||folder 12|
|Reading Report, n.d.||series 2||box 2||folder 13|
|Self Help Program, n.d.||series 2||box 2||folder 14|
|Spelling, n.d.||series 2||box 3||folder 1|
|Study Skills, n.d.||series 2||box 3||folder 2|
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
For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Selected Search Terms
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.
- College students -- Maryland -- College Park -- Counseling -- Archival resources
- Counseling -- Maryland -- College Park -- Archival resources
- University of Maryland, College Park -- Counseling Center -- Archives
Names (Added Entries)
- Giblette, John F. -- (John Franklin)
- Gustad, John W.
- Magoon, Thomas M., -- 1922-
- Maxwell, Martha