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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series.
This collection consists of Prescott Lecky's journals, articles, reprints and other material. These we collected as possible additions to aid in the completion of Lecky's unfinished manuscript. The final work, Self-Consistency: A Theory of Personality, was published in 1951.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Prescott Lecky Papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
There is a copy of Lecky's Master's essay, The effects of immobilization of the hands upon the thinking processes of a deaf mute, available at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. There is a file for Lecky in the Historical Biographical Files (UA#0004) and in the Historical Photograph Collection (UA#0003).
No additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2002.007: Source of acquisition--Donal Gill. Method of acquisition--Gift.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios. Finding aid was written by Joanna Rios in September 2019.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Prescott Lecky was an instructor of Psychology at Columbia University from 1924 to 1941. He received an AM from Columbia University in 1924. Courtney Campbell, Educational Press, Inc., was working with Lecky on a book project when he died of coronary disease at age 48. Campbell, as Lecky's literary executor, and his widow, Kathryn Jenkins Lecky, worked on publishing the unfinished manuscript, Self-Consistency: A Theory of Personality, which was published in 1951.