Robert Morris Ogden Papers,1889-1959

Collection Number: 14-23-467

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Robert Morris Ogden papers, 1889-1959.
Collection Number:
14-23-467
Creator:
Robert Morris Ogden, 1877-1959.
Quantity:
11.5 c.f.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial records, notes, essays, drafts, reviews, reprints, Cornelliana, student notebooks, photographs, puzzles, drawings, essays, a mess kit, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
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.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

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.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ogden, Robert Morris, 1877-1959.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University--History.

Subjects:
Aesthetics.
Decedents' estates.
Philosophy.
Psychology.
College teachers.
Psychologists.

Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Collectibles.

Form and Genre Terms:
Drawings.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Robert Morris Ogden papers, #14-23-467. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.
Correspondence
Box 1
Feb. 20, 1889-June 15, 1910
Box 2
July 4, 1910-June 25, 1913
Box 3
July 2, 1913-Dec. 19, 1915
Box 4
Jan. 6, 1916-May 31, 1921
Box 5
June 2, 1921-June 22, 1925
Box 6
July 1, 1925-Dec. 25, 1932
Box 7
Feb. 13, 1933-Mar. 31, 1937
Box 8
Apr. 1, 1937-June 27, 1939
Box 9
July 1, 1939-Dec. 31, 1941
Box 10
Jan. 1, 1942-Dec. 29, 1944
Box 11
Jan. 1, 1945-Dec. 30, 1947
Box 12
Jan. 1, 1948-June 30, 1953
Box 13
July 1, 1953-Feb. 24, 1959
Box 14
n.d.
Other materials
Box 15
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.
Box 16
Manuscript and typescript writings; notes; correspondence; miscellany. Topics include aesthetics, hearing, psychology, philosophy, and related subjects.
Box 17
Publications; papers and reviews; American Society of Aesthetics; National Education Association.
Box 18
Manuscript and typescript drafts of Robert Morris Ogden writings.
Box 19
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.
Box 20
Student sketches by Ogden; children's artwork; photographs, photos of paintings and Ogden's transparencies used in analyzing the artworks; and diplomas.
Box 21
Reprints of articles and reviews.
Box 22
Civil War mess kit.