Robert Morris Ogden Papers,1889-1959
Collection Number: 14-23-467
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Robert Morris Ogden papers, 1889-1959.
Robert Morris Ogden, 1877-1959.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial records, notes, essays, drafts, reviews, reprints, Cornelliana, student notebooks, photographs, puzzles, drawings, essays, a mess kit, and other materials.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Correspondence, financial records, notes, essays, drafts, reviews, reprints, and printed material pertaining to Ogden's work as a psychologist, author, and educator and to his membership in various scientific societies.
Collection material in English
Robert M. Ogden specialized in educational psychology and aesthetics, and served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University from 1923 to 1945. He was an early proponent of Gestalt psychology.
Correspondence pertaining to Ogden's work as a psychologist, author, and educator and to his membership in various scientific societies. Includes personal and family correspondence; financial records; notes, essays, drafts, reviews, reprints, and printed material on psychology, aesthetics, and philosophy; Cornelliana and student notebooks; photographs; a few small puzzles; accounts of the Mrs. John S. Dorsey estate; and photographs and drawings used in The Psychology of Art. Also, correspondence and essays concerning Andrew Dickson White, his diaries, and the early history of Cornell; and a Civil War mess kit.
Indexes of correspondence available in accession folder.
Ogden, Robert Morris, 1877-1959.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Collectibles.
Form and Genre Terms:
Robert Morris Ogden papers, #14-23-467. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.
Feb. 20, 1889-June 15, 1910
July 4, 1910-June 25, 1913
July 2, 1913-Dec. 19, 1915
Jan. 6, 1916-May 31, 1921
June 2, 1921-June 22, 1925
July 1, 1925-Dec. 25, 1932
Feb. 13, 1933-Mar. 31, 1937
Apr. 1, 1937-June 27, 1939
July 1, 1939-Dec. 31, 1941
Jan. 1, 1942-Dec. 29, 1944
Jan. 1, 1945-Dec. 30, 1947
Jan. 1, 1948-June 30, 1953
July 1, 1953-Feb. 24, 1959
Income tax returns and other financial records; correspondence; Dorsey estate records; American Psychological Association; poetry; correspondence and drafts of articles about Andrew Dickson White by Robert Morris Ogden.
Manuscript and typescript writings; notes; correspondence; miscellany. Topics include aesthetics, hearing, psychology, philosophy, and related subjects.
Publications; papers and reviews; American Society of Aesthetics; National Education Association.
Manuscript and typescript drafts of Robert Morris Ogden writings.
Envelope of metal puzzles; manuscript and typescript drafts of A Book on Aesthetics and other writings; student notebooks of Robert and Helen Ogden; Cornell scrapbook and other memorabilia.
Student sketches by Ogden; children's artwork; photographs, photos of paintings and Ogden's transparencies used in analyzing the artworks; and diplomas.
Reprints of articles and reviews.
Civil War mess kit.