Keene State College Psychology Department
The Growth of Colleges and Universities in Late Nineteenth Century USA
Note: The documents linked here are mostly promotional in nature and say only nice things about the respective institutions. Many other schools, small as well as large, were founded in addition to these. The citations are listed in approximate chronological order.
- a history of Mount Holyoke College, the first institution of higher education for women in the USA
- Shrine to Justin Smith Morrill - a page of information about Vermont's Senator Morrill and the Land Grant Colleges Act of 1862 that led to the establishment of state universities in the USA, with links to other web sites on the topic. See also BACKGROUNDER ON THE MORRILL ACT, a web page telling about the Morrill Act.
- a history of Vassar College, one of the early colleges for women and Alma Mater to Christine Ladd, and to Margaret Floy Washburn who also taught here
- the University of California's history page - Milicent Shinn earned her doctorate here, the first by a woman at Cal and the eleventh there by a person of any gender
- encyclopedia article about Cornell University, the first American university to admit women as students and the place where E. B. Titchener brought Wundt's psychology to America, which he later called Structuralism (and which Wundt didn't recognize as his own); Margaret Floy Washburn earned her doctorate here, the first woman to do so in psychology
- encyclopedia article about Wellesley College, where Mary Calkins established the first psychology laboratory in a women's college
- a history of Smith College, another of the early colleges for women and Alma Mater to Mary Calkins and Ethel Puffer
- Johns Hopkins University's history page - Christine Ladd earned a doctorate and taught here (although the University was reluctant to award her the actual degree); G. Stanley Hall, James Mark Baldwin, and John B. Watson were faculty members. See this mini-biography of Mr. Johns Hopkins to see what sort of a fellow he was.
- Clark University's history and mission page - G. Stanley Hall was the first president; he brought Freud, Jung, Brill, Jones, and Ferenczi to a Psychoanalytic Conference at Clark in 1909 as part of the festivities celebrating the university's 20th anniversary
- a long article about the founding of Stanford University - not a major center of psychology in the early years, but with Pennsylvania a leading school in the mid-Twentieth Century (KSC's own David Andrews and Gary Bonitatibus studied here, Gary earning a doctorate)
- The University of Chicago - a history by George Anastaplo; Chicago was the home of Functionalism; James Rowland Angell, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead were on the faculty; John B. Watson earned his doctorate here
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