Guide to the John Edgar Coover Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0371
Creator: Coover, John Edgar, 1872-1938.
Title: John Edgar Coover papers
Dates: 1907-1938
Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot
Summary: Papers include Coover's correspondence with David Starr Jordan, Ray Lyman Wilbur, and the Board of Trustees, 1913-1936, concerning his psychic research and his annual reports to the University president, with several letters pertaining to the Australian medium Charles Bailey; typescript "Report on Experimentation upon the Transfer of Improved Conditions of Attention," 1910-11; typescript of his doctoral thesis, "Formal Discipline from the Standpoint of Experimental Psychology," 1912; reprints of Coover's articles on psychic research and his "Notescript," a form of shorthand, 1913-ca. 1936; and miscellaneous clippings, 1912-1938. Also included is a diary kept by his wife Margaret E. Coover, 1907-1915, concerning social affairs, club activities, domestic life, and Coover's positions.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

John Edgar Coover Papers (SC0371). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of Psychology at Stanford and Thomas Welton Stanford Fellow in Psychic Research, 1910-1937.

Description of the Collection

Papers include Coover's correspondence with David Starr Jordan, Ray Lyman Wilbur, and the Board of Trustees, 1913-1936, concerning his psychic research and his annual reports to the University president, with several letters pertaining to the Australian medium Charles Bailey; typescript "Report on Experimentation upon the Transfer of Improved Conditions of Attention," 1910-11; typescript of his doctoral thesis, "Formal Discipline from the Standpoint of Experimental Psychology," 1912; reprints of Coover's articles on psychic research and his "Notescript," a form of shorthand, 1913-ca. 1936; and miscellaneous clippings, 1912-1938. Also included is a diary kept by his wife Margaret E. Coover, 1907-1915, concerning social affairs, club activities, domestic life, and Coover's positions.

Access Terms

Bailey, Charles.
Coover, John Edgar, 1872-1938.
Coover, Margaret E.
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
Stanford University. Board of Trustees.
Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology--Faculty.
Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
Diaries
Mediums.
Psychical research.
Psychology, Experimental.
Shorthand.
Women --California.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1912-1936

Box 1, Folder 2

Miscellaneous correspondence and clippings, 1912-1938

Box 1, Folder 3

Reprints and articles, 1913-1936

Box 1, Folder 4

Diary, Margaret E. Coover, 1907-1915

Box 2, Folder 1

Dissertation (1 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 2

Dissertation (2 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 3

Dissertation (3 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 4

Report on Experimentation upon the Transfer of Improved Conditions of Attention, 1910-11

Box 3

Dissertation (Bound)

Box 3

M.A. Thesis – “Formal Discipline from the Standpoint of Experimental Psychology,” 1905