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B. F. Skinner, 1904-1990 (Collection)

B. F. Skinner Collection

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B. F. Skinner, 1904-1990 (Collection)

Hamilton College Library, Clinton, New York

2003



Profile Description

Creation: EAD encoding by Peter MacDonald 2003
Language: English

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Hamilton College Archives
Creator: Skinner, B. (Burrhus) F. (Frederic), 1904-1990
Title: B. F. Skinner Collection
Inclusive Dates: [Date range undetermined.]
Quantity: 1 Box (6 linear inches)
Abstract: Collection
Identification: 0000.5
Location: Box Shelves
Language: English

Organized into three series: (1A-E) Memorabilia, Articles About, and Publications of B.F. Skinner; (2) Letter to B.F. Skinner from Robert Frost; (3) Letters to B.F. Skinner from A.P. Saunders, 1926 - 1936.Unarranged.

Summary

Contains assorted memorabilia and other material related to B.F. Skinner. Also included are Personal Letters from Robert Frost and to Arthur Percy Saunders while a graduate student at Harvard and afterwards.

Letters to A.P. Saunders were removed from the A.P. Saunders Papers; the letter from Robert Frost was a gift of B.F. Skinner in his will; memorabilia and publications were collected by Hamilton College.


Biography

B.F. Skinner was born in Susquehanna, PA on 20 March 1904 and died in Cambridge, MA on 18 August 1990, and a Hamilton College graduate of the class of 1926 in addition to an honorary Sc.D. Following graduation he attended Harvard University (Master's, 1930 and Ph.D., 1931), and then began a teaching career at the University of Minnesota, then Indiana University and finally Harvard University. Skinner became a noted behavioral psychologist.


Indexing Terms

Subjects

Behavioral Psychologist
Frost, Robert
Psychology--Behavioral
Saunders, Arthur Percy

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