Collection of William James Materials
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence to some intellectual colleagues and family members, primarily Katherine Barber (James) Prince, clippings, two facsimiles, and photographs. Materials date from 1860s to approximately 1910, and clippings are dated from 1935-1941.
- 1862 - 1941
- James, William, 1842-1910 (Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Digital cameras are permitted. Materials may be protected by copyright.
Biographical / Historical
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the "Father of American psychology."
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The collection contains correspondence to some family members and intellectual colleagues dated from 1860s to approximately 1910, clippings from 1935-1941, and photographs.
Materials arranged in four series: Correspondence from William James, Correspondence to William James, Manuscripts and Published Materials, Clippings.
Materials acquired via gift or purchase.
William James, 1842-1910.
- Finding Aid to the Collection of William James Materials
- Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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Part of the Colby College Special Collections Repository