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Alice I. Bryan papers, 1921-1992, bulk 1935-1975

Summary Information

Abstract

Alice I. Bryan was a professor in the School of Library Service (SLS). She also held a Ph.D. in Psychology, and had professional interests in both disciplines. The papers document her professional career; both at Columbia University and with other associations, research, and special projects.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0139
Bib ID 6764831 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bryan, Alice I (Alice Isabel), 1902-1992
Title Alice I. Bryan papers, 1921-1992, bulk 1935-1975
Physical Description 8.65 linear feet (20 document boxes and 1 card file box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series and several subseries.

Description

Summary

Dr. Alice I. Bryan was a professor in the School of Library Service (SLS), but she also held a PhD. in Psychology and had professional interests in both disciplines. Bryan's papers document her professional career, and include material on her work at Columbia University and in professional associations, research, and special projects.

Much of the material documents Bryan's career at Columbia University. Bryan kept files on her work both at SLS and within the larger University community. Her SLS records include correspondence, communications with the Dean's office, and material on committee work, curricula, examinations, and for her own courses. Her records related to work in the larger University community include correspondence, committee material, and meeting material for the Women's Faculty Club, School of General Studies, and the University Seminar on Public Communication.

The papers also document Bryan's professional career outside of Columbia University. The records' coverage is strongest from the late 1930s through the 1950s. They document Bryan's research interests, special projects, public speeches, and work in professional associations related to both psychology and librarianship. These associations include the Association of American Library Schools, American Library Association, American Psychological Association, International Council of Women Psychologists, and the National Research Council's Emergency Committee in Psychology. Bryan's files on research interests and projects are divided into three areas within Series II, III, and IV. Bryan kept material related to special projects with her Professional Activities files in Series III, with two exceptions: files related to the library film forum project and the legibility of the Library of Congress Catalog are in the Research--Special subseries of Series II. She also kept a set of Special Subject Files; these make up Series IV. Bryan also kept bibliographies, correspondence, and reprints related to her publications (1930-1952). There is some additional professional material filed in Series V.

There is some documentation of Bryan's academic work in her papers. There are a few research papers from her work on her bachelor's degree (1927-1928). She also kept notebooks and other material from her studies at the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago (1949-1951).

There is a limited amount of personal material included in the papers. These materials include a few folders of personal correspondence, diaries (1976-1991), photographs, and a file on her personal travel immediately following her retirement (1972-1976).

Bryan had an elaborate personal classification and filing system. Copies of the outline are filed in Box 2. Series I-IV follow the order of this outline, however, many folders in the system did not contain records and have been removed from the collection.

  • Series I: Columbia University--General, 1938-1974

    This series consists of material that is related to Bryan's activities at Columbia University outside of the School of Library Service.

  • Series II: Columbia University--School of Library Service, 1938-1976

    This series consists of material related to Bryan's career at the School of Library Service. It also includes material on two research projects undertaken in the 1940s on library film forums and the legibility of the Library of Congress catalog, respectively.

  • Series III: Professional Activities--General

    This series includes professional correspondence, public speeches, publications, and material related to Bryan's work with professional associations in both librarianship and psychology. The series also includes correspondence, research files, and other material related to several special projects. These projects include Bryan's work on the Public Library Inquiry, which resulted in The Public Librarian.

  • Series IV: Special Subjects

    This subseries includes bibliographies, correspondence, drafts, and other material related to five main subjects: Bibliography, Hospital Libraries, Values, The Professional Woman, Book on Research Methods, and Communications.

  • Series V: Other Professional and Academic Material

  • Series VI: Personal Material

    This series contains correspondence, diaries, and files on subjects of personal interest. Correspondents include Edwin G. Boring and Paul W. Gallico.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alice I. Bryan Papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

The records of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which funded the library personnel study related to Bryan's 1952 report"The Public Librarian", are held by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The corporation's grant files include records for this project in Box 329, Folders 14-15. Additional information for Bryan can be found in the Historical Biographical Files of the University Archives. Additional records related to the University Seminar on Public Communication, including meeting minutes, can be found in the University Archives

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Papers processed by Catherine N. Carson.

Finding aid written by Catherine N. Carson May 2008.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Alice I Bryan was born Alice Isabel Bever on September 11, 1902. She was the second child and only daughter of Ewald Bever, a banker, and Caroline Bever née Lawrence. Bryan grew up in the Arlington section of Kearny, New Jersey.

After finishing high school in 1918, Bryan completed a two-year course of academic and secretarial studies at the extension division of Columbia University and then worked in the publishing industry. She also developed a lifelong interest in theosophy, mysticism, and parapsychology during this period. In 1921, she became an instructor for advertising courses offered by the Extension Division of the YMCA. She remained in this position when the program transferred to the Home Study Division of Columbia University.

Bryan continued to teach advertising courses until 1929. She also earned three degrees in psychology at Columbia University; a bachelor's (1929), a master's (1930) and a PhD. (1934). During the Great Depression, Bryan taught psychology at both Sarah Lawrence College and the Pratt Institute, and also taught a research methods course at the School for Library Service (SLS) at Columbia University. She was later invited to teach a course in psychology for practicing librarians at SLS, and was offered an assistant professorship in 1939. Bryan was also considered a leading theoretician in the field of bibliotherapy (which she defined as"the prescription of reading materials that will help to develop emotional maturity and sustain mental health") during the 1930s.

During the next two decades, Bryan pursued her interests in psychology and librarianship. She helped to bring women into the mainstream of the profession of psychology, and was a founder of the National Council of Women Psychologists (which became the International Council of Women Psychologists) in 1940. She represented this organization on the National Research Council's Emergency Committee in Psychology during World War II. She also served as executive secretary of the American Association for Applied Psychology, and worked on the revision of by-laws of the American Psychological Association. She published articles on both psychology and on its intersection with librarianship.

Bryan pursued additional training to further her career at SLS and took a sabbatical to pursue a master's degree in library science at the University of Chicago, which she completed in 1951. At the same time, Bryan was recruited to conduct a study of library personnel being undertaken by the Public Library Inquiry (PLI) and the Social Science Research Council with funding from the Carnegie Corporation. Bryan's resulting report"The Public Librarian" (1952), was a groundbreaking work for which she had interviewed more than 3,000 librarians in 60 libraries nationwide. The American Library Association (ALA) honored her on the 40th anniversary of its publication in 1992, and she delivered an address on the study and its significance at the ALA convention that year.

Bryan became an Associate Professor at SLS in 1953, and was the first woman to achieve a full professorship at SLS in 1959. She was also instrumental in the creation of its doctoral program, and was the chair of the doctoral committee for many years. She was designated as professor emerita upon her retirement in 1971.

Bryan was married three times. Bryan's first marriage to Chester Ward Bryan in 1924 ended in divorce in 1934, but she continued to use his name professionally as it was the name in which she had established herself as a scholar and received her doctorate. Her second marriage to Frank Martin Blasingame, a sculptor and painter, ended in divorce after eight years in 1944. She married George Virgil Fuller, a retired colonel, in 1956. The marriage ended with Fuller's death in 1960. The George Virgil Fuller Award was established at Columbia University in his memory. Bryan had no children. She died on October 30, 1992, of leukemia.

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Series I: Columbia University--General, 1938-1974

This series consists of material that is related to Bryan's activities at Columbia University outside of the School of Library Service.


Subseries I.1: General, 1938-1971

includes all of Bryan's employment contracts for Columbia University, as well as general correspondence.


Appointments and Contracts



Box 2 Folder 11 SLS, 1938-1971


Box 2 Folder 12 Summer Session, 1938-1946


Box 2 Folder 13 University Extension, 1946


Box 2 Folder 14 Correspondence--General, 1944-1959


Subseries I.2: Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1942

contains correspondence on Dr. Russell Potter's film forum project.



Box 19 Folder 8 Correspondence, 1942


Subseries I.3: Teachers College, 1944

contains correspondence related to doctoral examinations at the college.


Box 19 Folder 9 Doctoral Seminars and Examinations, 1944


Subseries I.4: Women's Faculty Club, 1941-1952

includes correspondence and files on club committees and on Bryan's service as president and vice-president.


Box 19 Folder 10 Announcements, 1941-1952


Box 19 Folder 11 Correspondence--General, 1947-1952


Committees


Box 19 Folder 12 Program Committee, 1943-1946


Box 19 Folder 13 Executive Committee, 1944-1952


Box 19 Folder 14 Membership Committee, 1949-1950


Administrative Offices



Box 20 Folder 1 Presidency, 1947-1948


Box 20 Folder 2 Vice-Presidency, 1951-1952


Subseries I.5: School of General Studies, 1947-1951

consists primarily of correspondence, but also includes material from meetings of the Board of Advisors.


Box 20 Folder 3 Correspondence--General Memoranda, 1950-1951


Meetings and Conferences


Box 20 Folder 4 Conference on Guidance, 1946


Box 20 Folder 5 Special Assignments, 1947


Box 20 Folder 6 Committees--General, 1947-1948


Box 20 Folder 7 Board of Advisors, 1950-1951


Subseries I.6: University Seminar, 1951-1974

Most of the material in this subseries is related to the University Seminar on Public Communication (1951-1965). Bryan chaired the seminar from 1964-1965. The material includes correspondence with the chairman, secretary, and several individual members. The subseries also includes a file on the University Seminar on Death (1971-1974).


Public Communication


Chairman


Box 20 Folder 8 General Correspondence, 1951-1954


Box 20 Folder 9 Memos to Secretary, 1951


Box 20 Folder 10 Memos to Members, 1954


Box 20 Folder 11 Reports, 1951


Box 20 Folder 13 Financial Matters, 1951-1955


Secretary


Box 20 Folder 14 General Correspondence, 1953-1964


Box 20 Folder 15 Memos to Chairman, Undated


Box 20 Folder 16 Memos to Members, 1951-1958


Members--Correspondence


Box 20 Folder 17 Arensberg, Conrad, 1951-1952


Box 20 Folder 18 Brucker, Herbert, 1951-1952


Box 20 Folder 19 Brynson, Lyman, 1952


Box 20 Folder 20 Hyman, Herbert, 1952


Box 20 Folder 21 Klapper, Joseph, 1951-1952


Box 20 Folder 22 Lazarsfeld, Paul, 1951-1953


Box 20 Folder 23 Lorge, Irving, 1951


Box 20 Folder 24 Lowenthal, Leo, 1951


Box 20 Folder 25 Mead, Margaret, 1951


Box 20 Folder 26 Rosten, Leo, 1951


Box 20 Folder 27 Selden, Gilbert, 1952


Box 20 Folder 28 Siepmann, Charles, 1951


Box 20 Folder 29 Watson, Goodwin, 1952


Box 20 Folder 30 Materials--General, 1950


Box 20 Folder 31 University Seminar on Public Communication, 1964-1965


Box 20 Folder 32 University Seminar on Death, 1971-1974

Series II: Columbia University--School of Library Service, 1938-1976

This series consists of material related to Bryan's career at the School of Library Service. It also includes material on two research projects undertaken in the 1940s on library film forums and the legibility of the Library of Congress catalog, respectively.


Subseries II.1: General, 1939-1959, 1976, 1939-1959, 1976

consists of general announcements, correspondence, and faculty meeting material.



Box 13 Folder 1 General Announcements, 1944, 1976, Undated, 1944, 1976, Undated


Box 13 Folder 2 General Reports, 1943-1954


Box 13 Folder 3 Academic Representation, 1942


Faculty


Box 13 Folder 4 General, 1939


Box 13 Folder 5 Meetings, 1946-1954


Correspondence


Box 13 Folder 6 General--Miscellaneous, 1939-1942


By Persons


Box 13 Folder 7 Brown, Charles, 1939, 1946, 1939, 1946


Box 13 Folder 8 Heaps - Weston, 1940, 1956, 1940, 1956


Box 13 Folder 9 Hoffman - Waples, 1942


Box 13 Folder 10 Shaw, Ralph, 1942


Box 13 Folder 11 Personal History, 1944-1946, Undated, 1944-1946, Undated


Subseries II.2: Dean's Office, 1939-1965

contains correspondence and memoranda sent between Bryan, individual deans, and the dean's office.


Box 13 Folder 12 General Correspondence, 1943-1959


Box 13 Folder 13 C.C. Williamson, 1939-1942, 1965, 1939-1942, 1965


Carl M. White


Box 13 Folder 14 General Correspondence, 1946, 1953, 1946, 1953


Box 13 Folder 15 Special Memoranda, 1944-1954


Ernest J. Reese


Box 13 Folder 16 General Correspondence, 1945-1948


Box 13 Folder 17 Special Memoranda, 1944-1949


Lowell A. Martin


Box 13 Folder 18 General Correspondence, 1946-1952


Box 13 Folder 19 Special Memoranda, 1947-1951


Robert D. Leigh


Box 13 Folder 20 General Correspondence, 1952-1959


Subseries II.3: Committees, 1938-1971

documents Bryan's committee work within the school, and includes files on her work on the curriculum, masters' theses, instruction, research and doctoral committees.


Box 13 Folder 21 General, 1942-1944, 1959, 1942-1944, 1959


Box 13 Folder 22 Social Committee, 1938, 1944-1945, 1938, 1944-1945


Box 13 Folder 23 Faculty Cooperation in National Defense, 1940


Box 13 Folder 24 Masters' Theses, 1943, Undated, 1943, Undated


Box 13 Folder 25 Refugee Students, 1942-1945


Box 13 Folder 26 Columbia Research Journal, 1942


Box 13 Folder 27 1944 Curriculum Committee, 1944-1945, 1944, 1944-1945


Box 13 Folder 28 Programs for Librarians in Service, 1944


Box 13 Folder 29 Hospital Library Conference, 1945


Committee on Instruction


Box 13 Folder 30 to 31 1951-1953



Box 14 Folder 1 to 2 1953-1954, 1960-1966, 1953-1954, 1960-1966


Box 14 Folder 3 Committee on Vogleson Fund, 1950-1951


Box 14 Folder 4 Committee on Haines' Book, 1952


Box 14 Folder 5 Committee on Admissions and Awards, 1954


Box 14 Folder 6 Committee on the Survey, 1955


Committee on the Doctorate


Box 14 Folder 7 to 9 1956-1968



Box 12 Folder 1 to 3 1969-1971


Committee on Research



Box 14 Folder 10 1957-1960



Box 15 Folder 1 1961-1970


Box 15 Folder 2 Documents, 1966-1967


Subseries II.4: Special Conferences, 1944

relates to the planning of a proposed SLS Summer Conference.


Box 15 Folder 3 Summer Conference, 1944


Box 15 Folder 4 School Librarians, 1944


Subseries II.5: Examinations, 1940-1970

includes material related to examinations given by the SLS - comprehensive examinations, qualifying examinations for the doctorate, and other graduate examinations. The subseries also includes examinations for Bryan's courses; however, additional course examinations are filed with the course materials in Subseries 9: Courses.


Comprehensive


Box 15 Folder 5 General, 1940-1946


Box 15 Folder 6 Reports, 1943


Publications


Box 15 Folder 7 General, 1941-1942


Box 15 Folder 8 Achievement Examinations in Librarianship, Undated


Graduate


Box 15 Folder 9 General, 1940-1941


Box 15 Folder 10 Interpretation of Research Data, 1941


Course Examinations


Box 15 Folder 11 LS 395-396, K 8091x, 1940-1947, 1964-1970, 1940-1947, 1964-1970


Box 15 Folder 12 LS 119, 1950-1954

(Includes examination for LS 321, 1939-1940)


Box 15 Folder 13 LS 120, 1946-1947


Box 15 Folder 14 Doctoral Qualifying Exam Questions, 1956-1970


Subseries II.6: Research--Special, 1940-1946

This subseries includes Bryan's research files on library film forums (1940-1946) and the legibility of the Library of Congress catalog (1944-1945). Copies of related publications are filed in Series III, Subseries 5: Publications.


Box 15 Folder 15 Film Forums, circa, 1946


Box 15 Folder 16 Bryan-Schlesinger Scale for Rating Motion Pictures, 1941


Box 15 Folder 17 Film Forum Library Project, 1941-1943, Undated, 1941-1943, Undated



Box 16 Folder 1 Film Forum Research, 1941-1945


Box 16 Folder 2 Morale, 1940-1941


Box 16 Folder 3 Legibility--Library of Congress Catalog, 1944-1945


Subseries II.7: Student Research, 1938-1965

consists primarily of general correspondence, manuals, and memoranda on students pursuing masters' or doctoral degrees at SLS.


Box 16 Folder 4 Masters' Theses--General Requirements--Manual, 1938-1947


Box 16 Folder 5 DLS Colloquium, 1957-1965


Box 16 Folder 5 DLS Dissertations--General, 1958-1960


Subseries II.8: Students, 1938-1969

consists of general correspondence and guidelines on student research and grading policies. The subseries also contains correspondence between Bryan and individual students on research issues.


Box 16 Folder 6 Rating Scales, Undated


Correspondence--By Persons (Individual Folders)


Box 16 Folder 7 General--Miscellaneous, 1940-1969


Box 16 Folder 8 Buchanan, Lilian, 1944


Box 16 Folder 9 Jackson Evalene, Undated


Box 16 Folder 10 Oberheim, Grace, 1939-1945


Box 16 Folder 11 Research Report--General, 1941


Subseries II.9: Courses, 1939-1971

includes course outlines, lecture notes, examinations, reading lists, and other material. The files were not kept together in good order, and much of the material is undated.



Box 12 Folder 4 LS 113 Public Communication and the Library, 1950-1951



Box 16 Folder 13 to 16 LS 113, 1950-1952



Box 19 Folder 4 LS 113 and LS K6081 1951, Undated, 1951, Undated



Box 12 Folder 8 to 9 LS K6081 & LS 113--Examinations, 1955-1969, Undated, 1955-1969, Undated



Box 19 Folder 3 LS 119, 1951-1952



Box 16 Folder 12 LS 282 Human Relations in Library Administration-- Course Materials, 1939-1945, Undated, 1939-1945, Undated



Box 19 Folder 6 to 7 LS 282 and LS K8021y Human Relations in Library Administration, 1970-1971, Undated, 1970-1971, Undated



Box 16 Folder 19 LS K8021 Human Relations, Undated



Box 5 Folder 2 LS 284 Sampling, 1940-1945, Undated, 1940-1945, Undated



Box 4 Folder 9 LS 300 Seminar in Research Methods, 1961, Undated, 1961, Undated



Box 19 Folder 5 LS K6081x, 1970-1971



Box 5 Folder 1 K8911x Statistics, 1931, 1947, Undated, 1931, 1947, Undated



Box 4 Folder 7 KLS 8091 Research Methods, circa 1970, 8091, 1970


Box 4 Folder 8 to 9 K9091 Seminar in Research Methods, circa, 1970



Box 12 Folder 5 LS K, 9091


Box 12 Folder 6 to 7 LS K8091 / K9091 Research Methods



Box 17 Folder 1 LS K8091-9091 Research Methods, 1967-1968

Series III: Professional Activities--General

This series includes professional correspondence, public speeches, publications, and material related to Bryan's work with professional associations in both librarianship and psychology. The series also includes correspondence, research files, and other material related to several special projects. These projects include Bryan's work on the Public Library Inquiry, which resulted in The Public Librarian.


Subseries III.1: General, 1939-1949

consists of general correspondence.


Box 17 Folder 2 Correspondence--General, 1939-1949


Subseries III.2: Associations, 1935-1967

consists of correspondence, committee files, and other material related to Bryan's work with professional associations, including the National (later International) Council of Women Psychologists, of which she was a founder, and the National Research Council's Emergency Committee in Psychology (1941-1946).


Box 17 Folder 3 American Association for Adult Education, 1941-1943


Association of American Library Schools


Box 17 Folder 4 General, 1942-1952


Box 17 Folder 5 Committee on Library School Curriculum, 1944-1945


Box 17 Folder 6 Committee on Library School Teaching, 1941


Box 17 Folder 7 Committee on Recruiting of Library School Teachers, 1941


Box 17 Folder 8 Committee on Tests and Measurements, 1938-1941


Box 17 Folder 9 Research Committee, 1951-1952


Box 17 Folder 10 American Association of University Professors, 1947-1949


American Library Association


Box 17 Folder 11 General, 1939-1951


Correspondence


Box 17 Folder 12 Chancellor, 1939-1941


Box 17 Folder 13 Milam,1938-1939


Box 17 Folder 14 Library Education Division Board, 1954-1959


Box 17 Folder 15 to 16 Board on Personnel Administration, 1954-1959



Box 18 Folder 1 Board on Personnel Administration, 1954-1959


Box 18 Folder 2 Library Education Division--Educational Research Committee, 1958


American Psychological Association


Box 18 Folder 3 Committee on Publicity and Public Relations, 1945-1947


Box 18 Folder 4 Committee on Appointive Officers, 1945


Box 18 Folder 5 Committee on Committees, 1946-1947


Box 18 Folder 6 Consulting Division, 1947-1951


Box 18 Folder 7 Educational Division, 1949


Box 18 Folder 8 Committee on Board Examiners, 1946-1947


Box 18 Folder 9 Library Committee, 1953-1954


Box 18 Folder 10 Publications Board: Subcommittee on plans for a Journal of Psychological Book Reviews, 1954


International Council of Women Psychologists (Formerly National Council of Women Psychologists



Box 3 Folder 4 to 5 General, 1941-1967


Box 3 Folder 6 Emergency Committee Representative, 1949


Box 3 Folder 7 New York Unit, 1944-1947


Box 3 Folder 8 Program Committee, 1954


National Research Council


Box 3 Folder 9 Emergency Committee in Psychology



Box 4 Folder 1 Subcommittee on Services of Women Psychologists, 1941-1943


Box 4 Folder 2 to 5 Subcommittee on Survey and Planning for Psychology, 1942-1944


Box 4 Folder 6 Intersociety Constitutional Convention, 1943



Box 18 Folder 11 Subcommittee on Library Classification of Psychological Tests, 1943-1946


Box 18 Folder 12 New York Library Association, 1940-1941


Box 18 Folder 13 New York Academy of Sciences, 1945-1947, 1955, 1945-1947, 1955


Box 18 Folder 14 Sigma Xi, 1935


Box 18 Folder 15 Phi Delta Gamma, 1949



Box 19 Subseries III.3: Special Projects

contains material on several of Bryan's special projects including the US Forest Service project, the Public Library Inquiry, her work at the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago, and other projects on public communications, library education, and library personnel.


Box 19 Folder 1 US Forest Service Project, 1939-1943


Women in American Psychology, circa, 1943-1945



Box 5 Folder 10 General Material



Box 3 Folder 3 Women in American Psychology, 1943-1945

(Includes "Factors Affecting the Professional Careers of Men and Women Psychologists: A Bryan-Boring-OPP Questionnaire")


Public Library Inquiry, 1947-1952, 1992, 1947-1952, 1992



Box 21 Folder 1 General, 1947-1949


Box 21 Folder 2 Correspondence--General, 1949


Research Materials


Box 21 Folder 3 Samples of Materials


Box 21 Folder 4 Completed Research Forms


Box 21 Folder 5 IBM Cards


Box 21 Folder 6 Statistical Tables


THE PUBLIC LIBRARIAN


Box 21 Folder 7 PLI Reports Bryan


Box 21 Folder 8 Outlines of Book


Box 21 Folder 9 The Public Librarian (Letters of Thanks)



Box 8 Folder 1 to 3 Personnel Administration Questionnaire

(Original survey booklets; summaries for Various Groups)



Box 9 Folder 11 Revision of Personnel Book--Correspondence, 1949



Box 10 Folder 2 Surveys


Box 10 Folder 3 Personnel Administration Questionnaire

(Original survey booklets; summaries for Various Groups)


Box 10 Folder 4 Questionnaire Samples



Box 11 Folder 2 Civic Enlightenment in the United States as Measured by Public Opinion Polling Agencies: Draft Report for the Public Library Inquiry, by Helen R. Robert, 1948 July 18


Box 11 Folder 22 Alice Bryan Talk at American Library Association (ALA) about Public Library Inquiry, 1992 June



Box 21 Folder 10 Pratt Institute, 1936-1937


Box 21 Folder 11 Art School Freshman, 1939-1942


Box 21 Folder 12 University of Chicago--Graduate Library School, 1948-1951



Box 2 Folder 7 University of Chicago, 1948-1951



Box 10 Folder 10 to 11 Class Notebooks (2 Folders), circa, 1949



Box 11 Folder 1 Class Notebooks, circa, 1949



Box 21 Folder 13 Committee on Library Personnel in New Jersey, 1950


Box 21 Folder 14 California Librarian Education Study, 1952


Russell Sage Communications Study, circa, 1951


Box 21 Folder 15 General


Box 21 Folder 16 Memos from Director


Norton Text on Public Communications, 1950-1954


Box 21 Folder 17 General


Box 21 Folder 18 Memos from Robert D. Leigh


Box 21 Folder 19 Working Outlines


Box 21 Folder 20 Chapter Drafts (Individual Folders)

(List)


Box 21 Folder 21 Human Relations in Library Administration--Paul Wasserman, University of Maryland, 1969


Box 21 Folder 22 Dr. Harold Lancour--LIBRARY TRENDS issues on Human Relations, 1958-1962



Box 6 Subseries III.4: Public Speeches, 1933-1960

includes general correspondence related to Bryan's public speeches. Most of the correspondence is filed chronologically. Material related to Bryan's 1992 speech at the American Library Association is filed with the Public Library Inquiry material in Subseries 3, above.


Box 6 Folder 1 Correspondence--General, 1941, 1959-1960, 1941, 1959-1960


Correspondence--Specific Years


Box 6 Folder 2 Before 1938, 1933-1937, 1938, 1933-1937


Box 6 Folder 3 to 19 1938-1957


Subseries III.5: Publications, 1930-1952

contains a bibliography, reprints, and correspondence related to Bryan's articles, book reviews, and other publications.


General Bibliography


Box 6 Folder 20 Bibliography of Publications in Psychology and Education, circa 1945, Undated, 1945, Undated



Box 19 Folder 2 Index Cards with Information on Bryan's Publications, 1930-1952


Reprints


One Complete Set



Box 6 Folder 21 Sex Factors in Education


Box 6 Folder 22 Women in American Psychology: Factors Affecting Their Professional Careers


Box 6 Folder 23 Women in American Psychology: Factors Affecting Their Professional Careers (New York Academy of Sciences Report), 1946


Box 6 Folder 24 Legibility of Library of Congress Cards and Their Reproductions, 1945


Box 6 Folder 25 Toward Unification in Psychology, 1944


Box 6 Folder 26 Women in American Psychology: Prolegomenon, 1944



Box 7 Folder 1 Summarized Proceedings and Reports of the 7th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Psychology (AAAP), 1944


Box 7 Folder 2 Educating Civilians for War and Peace Through Library Film Forums, 1943


Box 7 Folder 3 Library Film Forums on National Defense, 1941


Box 7 Folder 4 Recommendations of the Intersociety Constitutional Convention of Psychologists, 1943


Box 7 Folder 5 First Report of the Subcommittee on Survey Planning for Psychology, 1942


Box 7 Folder 6 Audience Tendencies in Rating Public Speakers, 1942


Box 7 Folder 7 Psychological Service in the Library Field, 1942


Box 7 Folder 8 Psychology as a Profession


Box 7 Folder 9 Grades, Intelligence and Personality of Art School Freshman, 1942


Box 7 Folder 10 A Technique for Rating Public Speakers, 1941


Box 7 Folder 11 The Reader as a Person, 1940


Box 7 Folder 12 A Progressive Education Project on the College Level, 1939


Box 7 Folder 13 Can There Be a Science of Bibliotherapy?, 1939


Box 7 Folder 14 Personality Adjustment Through Reading, 1939


Box 7 Folder 15 Book Review: LOGICAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT Author: Othanel Smith, 1939


Box 7 Folder 16 The Art of Interviewing, 1939


Box 7 Folder 17 The Bryan-Wilke Scale for Rating Public Speeches, 1939


Box 7 Folder 18 Psychology of the Reader, 1939


Box 7 Folder 19 The Testing Program in the Library School, 1939


Box 7 Folder 20 A Comparison of Women Students Preparing for Three Different Vocations, 1938


Box 7 Folder 21 The Age Factor in Mental Organization, 1935


Box 7 Folder 22 Organization of Memory in Young Children, 1934


Box 7 Folder 23 Blood Pressure Deception Changes and Their Use as an Index of Personality, 1930

(Master's Thesis)


Additional Reprints, 1939-1946



Box 10 The Art of Interviewing, 1939


Box 10 The Personality of the School Librarian, 1940


Box 10 Reprinted Photograph of the Subcommittee on Survey and Planning of the Emergency Committee in Psychology of the National Research Council (1942), 1944


Box 10 Women in American Psychology: Statistics from the OPP Questionnaire, 1946



Box 7 Folder 24 Correspondence by Individuals, 1934-1942


Book Reviews


Box 7 Folder 26 General, 1937-1938


Box 7 Folder 27 Library Journal, 1940s


Box 7 Folder 28 Correspondence--General, 1934-1950


Box 7 Folder 29 Correspondence--Specific--Applied Psychology, 1941, 1949, 1941, 1949

Series IV: Special Subjects

This subseries includes bibliographies, correspondence, drafts, and other material related to five main subjects: Bibliography, Hospital Libraries, Values, The Professional Woman, Book on Research Methods, and Communications.


Subseries IV.1: Bibliotherapy, 1939-1955



Box 9 Folder 1 Correspondence--General, 1939-1946


Box 9 Folder 2 Bibliographies, 1940-1955


Subseries IV.2: Hospital Libraries, 1939-1944


Box 9 Folder 3 Hospital Libraries, 1939-1944


Subseries IV.3: Values, 1949


Box 9 Folder 4 Correspondence--General, 1949


Subseries IV.4: The Professional Woman, 1944-1946


Box 9 Folder 5 Reference Materials, 1944-1946, Undated, 1944-1946, Undated

(Includes drafts)


Subseries IV.5: Book on Research Methods, 1955-1958, Undated, 1955-1958, Undated


Box 9 Folder 6 Columbia University Press, 1955-1958


Box 9 Folder 7 Untitled, 1958



Box 11 Folder 3 Formulating the Research Problem--Chapter I


Box 11 Folder 4 Untitled


Box 11 Folder 5 Research Methods for Librarians Copy #2


Box 11 Folder 6 Scientific Research Methods for Librarians Copy #2

(Chapter IV)


Box 11 Folder 7 Research Book--Correspondence


Box 11 Folder 8 Scientific Research Methods for Librarians


Box 11 Folder 9 Research Methods for Librarians--General


Box 11 Folder 10 Interviewing


Box 11 Folder 11 Setting Up a Working Hypothesis--Chapter II


Box 11 Folder 12 Research Methods for Librarians Copy#1


Box 11 Folder 13 Questionnaire Techniques--Chapter XIII


Box 11 Folder 14 Analysis of Variance


Box 11 Folder 15 Interview Procedures--Chapter XV


Box 11 Folder 16 Tabular and Graphic Methods--Chapter XXII


Box 11 Folder 17 Organizing a Research Division--Chapter XXIX



Box 3 Folder 2 Drafts, Undated



Box 11 Folder 18 General Reference Materials


Box 11 Folder 19 Manuscript


Box 11 Folder 20 Scientific Research Methods for Librarians Copy #1

(Outline and Chapters I-III)


Box 11 Folder 21 Unfiled Material



Box 9 Subseries IV.6: Communications, 1948-1951


Box 9 Folder 8 Correspondence, 1950


Box 9 Folder 9 Bibliographies, 1949-1951


Box 9 Folder 10 Reference Material, 1948-1949

(Includes Bryan's notes)

Series V: Other Professional and Academic Material



Box 2 Folder 1 to 2 Personal Filing Code, Undated (2 Folders), Undated

(This outlines Bryan's classified filing system)


Box 2 Folder 6 Address Lists, circa, 1970-1976


Box 2 Folder 8 Correspondence--Dissertations, 1966-1967


Box 2 Folder 9 Dr. Bryan, 1946-1969

(Miscellaneous professional correspondence)


Box 2 Folder 10 Professional Correspondence, 1962-1965


Bryan-Wilke Scale for Rating Public Speeches, 1939-1940



Box 5 Folder 1 to 4 General


Box 5 Folder 5 Technique for Rating Public Speeches


Box 5 Folder 6 Audience, Psychology of


Box 5 Folder 7 Professional Speeches


Box 5 Folder 8 Unfinished Calculations


Box 5 Folder 9 Bryan's Student Papers, 1927-1928



Box 9 Folder 12 Bryan, 1959, 1969-1971, 1959, 1969-1971

(Some material on the doctoral committee)


Box 9 Folder 13 Unfiled Professional Material, 1945-1981

(Includes correspondence, bibliography of Bryan's publications, material on staff appointment)



Box 10 Folder 5 Unfiled Professional Material, 1975-1986, Undated, 1975-1986, Undated


Box 10 Folder 6 Graduate Facilities Alumni Program Committee, 1973-1975


Box 10 Folder 7 Faculty House Association, 1972-1975

(Bryan was Corresponding Secretary)


Box 10 Folder 8 A Participant's View of the National Council of Women Psychologists: Comment on Capshaw and Laszlo (Article)--Correspondence, 1985-1986


Box 10 Folder 9 Memphis State University Department of Psychology--Correspondence, 1985

Series VI: Personal Material

This series contains correspondence, diaries, and files on subjects of personal interest. Correspondents include Edwin G. Boring and Paul W. Gallico.


Subseries VI.1: Correspondence, 1921-1971



Box 2 Folder 3 Personal, circa, 1966-1971


Box 2 Folder 4 Edwin G. Boring, Frank Blasingame, & Robert D. Leigh, 1952-1961


Box 2 Folder 5 Paul W. Gallico, 1921-1965


Subseries VI.2: Diaries, 1976-1991



Box 1 Diaries, 1976-1991 (6 Items), 1976-1991


Subseries VI.3: Personal Interests, 1925-1987



Box 2 Folder 15 Astrology, 1925-1927



Box 3 Folder 1 Parapsychology, 1973

(Donald Galloway lecture and Bryan's notes)



Box 8 Folder 4 "Roaring Water" Salt Island Road, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1966-1972

(Summary of history and Bryan's activities with the property)


Box 8 Folder 5 Foundation of Thanatology, 1967-1974


Box 8 Folder 6 Occultism-Mysticism, 1965


Box 8 Folder 7 Friends, 1943-1978

(Clippings; programs; commemorations; correspondence)


Box 8 Folder 8 Personal-AIB, 1947-1971


Box 8 Folder 9 Astrology, Handwriting, Etc.. circa, 1963-1986


Box 8 Folder 10 Photographs, circa, 1930-1956


Box 8 Folder 11 Travel, 1972-1976

(Includes passport photographs)



Box 20 Folder 33 George Fuller, circa 1960, 1987, 1960, 1987