Collection MS/MS 01.55 - Louis Hartson Memoirs 1904-1919

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Louis Hartson Memoirs 1904-1919




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After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in 1908 and the Ph. D. from Clark University in 1911, Louis Hartson taught psychology at Grinnell College 1911-1923 and at Oberlin 1923-52. He recorded his memories of these years in 1973 and 1973. This collection consists of the 1976 record of his Grinnell experiences; the first typescript was edited and prepared by Margaret Kiesel, a Grinnell graduate and family friend. A bound copy of Memoirs 1904-19 and Reminiscences and Records [1905-69], which includes a bibliography of Hartson’s writings, is in the College Archives.

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Louis Hartson received his bachelor’s degree from Iowa College in 1908 and returned to teach psychology from 1911-23.  Between the years 1973 and 1976, he recorded his memories of those years and of the following 19 years at Oberlin College.  These memoirs as well as several personal letters are held in this collection.

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  • English

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Louis Harson's biographical file can be found at 52 pH253, and a copy of the final, bound version of his memoirs are shelved with his biographical file.

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