North Carolina Psychological Association Records 1947-1970

Size
3 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00213

The North Carolina Psychological Association Records document the administration, activities, and membership of the state professional organization for psychologists, 1947-1970.

The North Carolina Psychological Association was founded in 1948 as an affiliate of the American Psychological Association. Its purpose is to advance psychology as a science, profession, and means of promoting human welfare.

Biographical/historical note

The North Carolina Psychological Association was founded in 1948 as an affiliate of the American Psychological Association, with the purpose of advancing psychology as a science, profession, and means of promoting human welfare. Towards that end, the NCPA supports the study of psychology; defines levels and standards of professional competence; improves standards of psychological training, research, and service; promotes high standards of professional ethics; and interprets psychology to the people of the state.

Scope/content

The North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) Records document the administration, activities, and membership of the state professional organization for psychologists, 1947 to 1970. Much of the correspondence relates to the NCPA's efforts to secure legislation providing for the certification or licensing of psychologists in the state, a lengthy process that culminated in the Psychology Practice Act of 1967, which created the North Carolina Psychology Board. Other correspondence documents members' opposition to the state's controversial Speaker Ban Law of 1963.

Physical description

6 archival boxes

Arrangement

This collection is divided into four series:

  • 1. Administration
  • 2. Correspondence
  • 3. Membership Records
  • 4. Miscellaneous Records

The original file arrangement of the records has been preserved; folders are arranged by subject, and materials within them are in reverse chronological order.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Psychological Association Records, MC 00213, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Ken L. Barkley, 1983 July 20 (Accession no. 1983-0017).

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2006 October

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2006 October

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Administration 1948-1970 (MC 213 Series 1)
Size: 0.75 linear feet

This series consists of minutes of executive committee and business meetings of the North Carolina Psychological Association, other records of various committees, programs of annual meetings, and financial records.

1.5 archival boxes

Meeting Minutes 1948-1952
Box 1, Folder 1
Meeting Minutes 1953-1954
Box 1, Folder 2
Meeting Minutes 1955-1956
Box 1, Folder 3
Meeting Minutes 1957-1959
Box 1, Folder 4
Meeting Minutes 1960-1962
Box 1, Folder 5
Meeting Minutes 1963-1965
Box 1, Folder 6
Meeting Minutes 1966-1970
Box 1, Folder 7
Revisals of Constitution 1948-1966
Box 1, Folder 8
Committees 1953-1955
Box 1, Folder 9
Executive Committee 1954-1955
Box 1, Folder 10
Committee on Interrelationships with Other Organizations 1952, 1956
Box 1, Folder 11
Committee on State Practices in the Employment of Psychologists 1954-1957
Box 1, Folder 12
Program Committee 1963-1970
Box 2, Folder 1
Programs, Annual Meetings 1948-1953
Box 2, Folder 2
Programs, Annual Meetings, North Carolina Academy of Science 1953-1966
Box 2, Folder 3
Treasurers' Reports 1948-1968
Box 2, Folder 4
Financial Ledger 1948-1956
Box 2, Folder 5
Financial Ledger, Receipts from Former Members (1 of 2) 1948-1965
Box 2, Folder 6
Financial Ledger, Receipts from Former Members (2 of 2) 1948-1965
Box 2, Folder 7
Financial Ledger, Receipts from Individual Members (1 of 2) 1948-1966
Box 2, Folder 8
Financial Ledger, Receipts from Individual Members (2 of 2) 1948-1966
Box 2, Folder 9
Correspondence 1947-1969 (MC 213 Series 2)
Size: 1.25 linear feet

This series consists of correspondence of presidents and other officers of the North Carolina Psychological Association. Frequent correspondents are Drs. W. Gatewood Workman, Dorothy Park Griffin, and Harold M. Corter. Also included in this series are many related materials, including memoranda, committee reports, meeting minutes, and publications of other professional organizations. Letters and other materials regarding certification/licensing legislation are also contained in the general correspondence files, as well as in those relating to the American Psychological Association.

2.5 archival boxes

General Correspondence 1947-1950
Box 2, Folder 10
General Correspondence 1950-1953
Box 2, Folder 11
General Correspondence 1950-1955
Box 2, Folder 12
General Correspondence 1954-1956
Box 2, Folder 13
General Correspondence 1957-1959
Box 2, Folder 14
General Correspondence 1964-1966
Box 3, Folder 1
General Correspondence 1961-1968
Box 3, Folder 2
General Correspondence 1961-1970
Box 3, Folder 3
Certification/Licensing Legislation 1950-1953
Box 3, Folder 4
Certification/Licensing Legislation, Letters from North Carolina State Legislators 1957
Box 3, Folder 5
Certification/Licensing Legislation 1955-1958
Box 3, Folder 6
Certification/Licensing Legislation 1957-1958
Box 3, Folder 7
Certification/Licensing Legislation, Members Opposed to 1960-1961
Box 3, Folder 8
Certification/Licensing Legislation 1959-1963
Box 3, Folder 9
Certification/Licensing Legislation 1957-1965
Box 3, Folder 10
Certification/Licensing Legislation 1964-1965
Box 3, Folder 11
Certification/Licensing Legislation 1966-1967
Box 3, Folder 12
Speaker Ban Law 1963-1965
Box 4, Folder 1
Ethics 1961-1966
Box 4, Folder 2
American Psychological Association, American Board for Psychological Services 1953-1955
Box 4, Folder 3
American Psychological Association, Committee on Legislation 1955
Box 4, Folder 4
American Psychological Association 1958
Box 4, Folder 5
American Psychological Association 1958-1959
Box 4, Folder 6
American Psychological Association, Committee on Equal Opportunities 1966
Box 4, Folder 7
American Psychological Association, Conference of State Psychological Associations 1952-1956
Box 4, Folder 8
Southeast Psychological Association, Annual Conference and Segregated Public Facilities 1960
Box 4, Folder 9
Presidents' Files (1 of 2) 1954-1955
Box 4, Folder 10
Presidents' Files (2 of 2) 1954-1955
Box 4, Folder 11
Presidents' Files 1955
Box 4, Folder 12
Presidents' Files 1956
Box 4, Folder 13
Presidents' Files 1956-1957
Box 4, Folder 14
Presidents' Files 1967-1969
Box 4, Folder 15
Membership Records 1952-1964 (MC 213 Series 3)
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series consists of materials related to membership of the North Carolina Psychological Association.

1 archival box

Membership Rosters and Directories 1952-1962
Box 5, Folder 1
Membership Rosters and Directories 1963-1969
Box 5, Folder 2
Applications for Membership 1956
Box 5, Folder 3
Applications for Membership 1959
Box 5, Folder 4
Applications for Membership (1 of 3) 1960
Box 5, Folder 5
Applications for Membership (2 of 3) 1960
Box 5, Folder 6
Applications for Membership (3 of 3) 1960
Box 5, Folder 7
Applications for Membership 1961
Box 5, Folder 8
Change of Membership Status 1961
Box 5, Folder 9
Election of Officers 1959-1964
Box 6, Folder 1
Miscellaneous Records 1952-1968 (MC 213 Series 4)
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Miscellaneous reports, papers, publications, clippings, and a list of speakers on mental hygiene.

1 archival box

List of Speakers on Mental Hygiene 1952-1953
Box 6, Folder 2
Newspaper Clippings 1961
Box 6, Folder 3
Miscellaneous Publications, Institute for Scientific Information 1962
Box 6, Folder 4
Miscellaneous Reports and Papers 1959-1968
Box 6, Folder 5

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Psychological Association Records, MC 00213, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.