O. Hobart Mowrer Papers, 1928-82
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Brief Description:

Papers of Orval Hobart Mowrer (1907-82), professor of psychology (1948-75), including correspondence, publications, reprints, manuscripts, papers about Mowrer, photographs, an reel-to-reel audio recordings concerning GROW (Group Recovery Organizations of the World), a community mental health movement (1969-78); Mowrer's undergraduate years at the University of Missouri (1925-29), including his involvement in a controversy regarding a questionnaire on sexual attitudes; and Mowrer's research on vestibulocular functions, learning, language, psychopathology, the failure of religion and psychiatry to recognize sin and guilt as causes of neurosis, and mutual-help groups; and including a manuscript of Mowrer's autobiography (1971), recordings of psychotherapy sessions in Urbana-Champaign and at Galesburg State Research Hospital (1965-69), and photographs of Daytop Village, a rehabilitation center in New York for narcotics addicts (ca. 1965-68).

Note: Boxes 1-4 are available for research use; Box 5 is restricted.


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University of Illinois Archives
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Record Series Number: 15/19/25
Created by: Mowrer, Orval  Hobart (1907-1982)
Volume: 4.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 1/30/1992
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1519025.pdf
Arrangement: by type of material and alphabetically or chronologically thereunder
Access Restrictions: Because the tapes and transcripts in Box 5 contain information from counseling sessions, they are restricted from access until 2019. Persons wishing to use the tapes or transcripts before that time should submit a written statement of research interests and procedures to the University Archivist. The Archivist will provide access only after consultation with the head of the Psychology Department.
Subject Index
Faculty Papers
Learning Theory
Mental Health
Therapeutic Counseling
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]