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Part I: Subject File, 1905-1980 (continued)
BOX 26 Projective tests See also Container 2, Lowenfeld, Margaret
Correspondence, 1960-1980
Exhibit, American Psychological Association, 1954
Instructions and other writings, 1957-1966, 1976
(2 folders)
Notes, 1960-1962, 1974-1980
(2 folders)
BOX 27 Rand McNally and Co., Social Science Editorial Consulting Board, 1962-1963
UNICEF, greeting cards art committee, 1976-1977
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1934, 1953, 1977-1980
(2 folders)
World Federation for Mental Health, 1949-1980
(2 folders)
BOX 28-112 Part I: Projects, 1936-1971
The Projects series constitutes more than half of Part I and contains files from three major research projects as well as a miscellaneous grouping of smaller projects. The largest amount of material is from the Image of the Scientist project in which Métraux investigated high school students' attitudes toward science and scientists through a series of questionnaires distributed to more than 130 public and private schools in the winter of 1956-1957. The files also contain elementary school essays and drawings and a series of questionnaires answered by college students and adults. When Sputnik was launched in October 1957, Mead issued an emergency call to colleagues across the country for evidence of popular reaction to the Soviet satellite. The Sputnik files include elementary school essays and drawings and responses to interviews and questionnaires by high school students, college students, and adults in the United States and Canada.
Two other large projects are featured in the Projects series. In the Studies in Allopsychic Orientation project, started around 1959, Mead and Métraux explored differing perceptions of time, space, and the unknown. The project files include questionnaire responses from various groups in the United States, including high school, college, and deaf students and the elderly, as well as cross-cultural data from Bali, Montserrat, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, and Samoa, among other places. Through the Cultural Structure of Imagery project, begun in 1965, Métraux explored cultural differences in communication evident in music, speech, and body motion. The project's files consist largely of notes, proposals, reports, and diaries from her fieldwork in Montserrat (1953-1954, 1966) and Papua New Guinea (1967-1968, 1971). Notes from Métraux's fieldwork in Haiti during the 1940s are located in the Subject File.
The Project series also contains material from several smaller projects, including Métraux's studies of Mexican food habits, French national character, adoption, outdoor recreation, and regional planning; an American Association of University Women questionnaire on higher education; and a study of lay and clerical attitudes toward race undertaken for the Riverside Church in New York City in 1959.
Material types include: correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, financial records, interview transcripts, questionnaires, drawings and artwork, notebooks, photographs, statistical analyses, and printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by name of project and alphabetically thereunder by subject or type of material.
BOX 28 Cultural Structure of Imagery
Abel, Theodora Mead
Mosaic protocols, 1953-1954, 1961
Rorschach tests, 1953-1954
Correspondence, 1953-1954, 1965-1966
Diary, 1966
Field plan, 1952, undated
Financial records, 1948-1954
(2 folders)
Molyneux village household structure and census
(3 folders)
BOX 29 1965
Nos. 0-18
(5 folders)
BOX 30 Nos. 19-39
(5 folders)
BOX 31 1966, nos. 1-10
(3 folders)
Notes, typed
Vols. 1-2
(2 folders)
BOX 32 Vols. 3-7
(5 folders)
BOX 33 Vols. 8-10
(3 folders)
Packing list, 1966
Photographs, circa 1953-1954
(1 folder)
BOX 34 (1 folder)
Printed matter, 1952-1954, 1966
Reports, 1954-1955
Trevor, Jack Carrick, manuscript on the Virgin Islands, undated
(2 folders)
Papua New Guinea
Correspondence, 1966-1968
BOX 35 Equipment orders and shipping, 1966-1968
(2 folders)
Mitchell, William E., 1967
Research proposal, 1971
General administrative file
Finances, 1965-1970
Insurance, 1967-1968
Memoranda, 1964-1968, undated
Official correspondence, 1964-1965
Orders and requisitions
1966, Apr.-1967, Jan.
BOX 36 1967, Feb.-Dec.
Proposal, National Science Foundation, 1963-1964
(3 folders)
Image of the Scientist
Administrative file
Budget, 1958-1959
General correspondence, 1956-1962, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 37 Lectures regarding project, 1958-1962
Man-in-Space symposium, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y., 1956-1958
Meeting transcript, 1957
Notes, 1957-1962
Television appearance, "Organizing Outer Space," 1961-1962
Apollo Nine, college students' reactions, 1969 See also Oversize
Columbia University, New York, N.Y., student project
Material collected
Cartoons, 1956-1958
Interviews, 1957-1959
(2 folders)
Magazines and books, 1958-1959
BOX 38 Publicity material used by a pharmaceutical company, 1955-1959
(3 folders)
Sputnik, news accounts, 1957
Toy catalogs, 1957-1958
Visual images in print media, 1957
(2 folders)
Reports, 1957-1958
(1 folder)
BOX 39 (1 folder)
Elementary school essays and drawings, 1957 See also Oversize
(6 folders)
BOX 40 General source file
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Traveling High School Science Library Program, 1957
Bibliography, undated
Book series, films, television, and school equipment, 1956-1959
Corporations, 1959
College, 1958-1960
Elementary, 1957-1958
(2 folders)
General, 1957-1961
BOX 41 High school, 1936, 1956-1957, 1970-1971
(2 folders)
Man in space, 1957-1962
President's Committee on Scientists and Engineers, 1958, undated
Science clubs, fairs, and camps, 1956-1961
(2 folders)
BOX 42 Science fiction, 1959-1962
Surveys and questionnaires by others, 1955-1962
(2 folders)
Visual images, 1960-1961
Writings and speeches, 1956-1960
High school survey
Lists of schools, 1956-1959, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 43 (1 folder)
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