Guide to the James J. Gibson Papers,
1922-1980

Collection Number: 14-23-1832

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
G. Solomon, M.E. Warren
Date completed:
May 1988
EAD encoding:
Dan Sterner, September 2006
Date modified:
Jude Corina, August 2013

© 2006 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
James J. Gibson papers, 1922-1980.
Collection Number:
14-23-1832
Creator:
James Jerome, Gibson 1904-
Quantity:
14.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Professional papers include extensive drafts, notes, outlines, letters, conferences, courses, lectures, seminars, and symposia, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, notes, and pamphlets, research papers include drafts, notes, and correspondence, typescripts of articles, books, essays, short papers, diagrams, original sketches, photographs, and tables.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Gibson's experimentation and research papers include drafts, notes, and correspondence in many areas of perceptual psychology including aviation, perspective, and physiological optics. Documentation for published material. Correspondence concerning Gibson's writing career.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of psychology, Smith College, 1929-1949; Cornell University, 1949-1979.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Professional papers include extensive drafts, notes, outlines, and occasional letters related to colloquia, conferences, courses, lectures, seminars, and symposia given at Smith College and Cornell; also, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, notes, and pamphlets for a course on propaganda planned for 1939. Gibson's experimentation and research papers include drafts, notes, and correspondence in many areas of perceptual psychology including aviation, perspective, and physiological optics. Documentation for published material includes drafts and typescripts of articles, books, essays, short papers, diagrams, original sketches, photographs, and tables; also, annotated reprints by Gibson and other prominent psychologists. Correspondence includes letters to and from the Houghton Mifflin Company and LEONARDO magazine concerning Gibson's writing career; with groups such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Symposium of Oral Sensation, and the Research Career Award; and with Rudolf Arnheim, Jacob Beck (University of Oregon), Edwin G. Boring (Harvard University), James Bosma (National Institute of Dental Research), Michelangelo Fluckiger (with a recommendation from Jean Piaget), E. H. Gombrich, Mary Henle, Gunnar Johansson, David N. Lee, William Mace (University of Texas) Norman Malcolm (Cornell University), Frank J. Malina (founder and editor of LEONARDO magazine), Fabio Metelli (Italy), and Albert Michotte.
Joseph M. Notterman (Princeton Advisory Council), Joseph Royce (Center for Theoretical Psychology), and Robert E. Shaw (University of Connecticut). Also, Gibson books annotated by Gibson.
2 DVDs (DVD-914 and 915) containing videos of Remembering Gibson Symposium at International Conference on Perception and Action (ICPA), 2013.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Gibson, James Jerome,1904-
Arnheim, Rudolf.
Beck, Jacob.
Boring, Edwin Garrigues, 1886-1968.
Bosma, James F.
Fluckiger, Michelangelo.
Gombrich, E. H.(Ernst Hans), 1909-
Henle, Mary, 1913-
Johansson, Gunnar.
Lee, David N.
Mace, William.
Malcolm, Norman, 1911-
Malina, Frank J.
Metelli, Fabio.
Michotte, Albert.
Notterman, Joseph M.
Piaget, Jean, 1896-
Royce, Joseph R.
Shaw, Robert E.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University
Houghton Mifflin Company.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Smith College--Faculty.
Smith College

Titles:
Leonardo.

Subjects:
Psychology.
Psychology--Research.
Perception--Psychology.
Psychologists.
College teachers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
James J. Gibson papers, #14-23-1832. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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