Guide to the Joan S. Harrison (1934-1993) Papers
RG 15.6

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Harrison, Joan, 1934-1993
Title
Joan S. Harrison (1934-1993) Papers
ID
RG 15.6
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1956-1993
Extent
3.0 linear feet 3 record cartons
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives March 2000/July 2004

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Finding Aid entered in Archivists' Toolkit by Alayna Barrett. July 2014

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Acquisition note

The Joan S. Harrison Papers were donated to the Sarah Lawrence College Archives by Joan's daughter, Rachel Harrison, in May 1996.

Processing Information note

Processed March 2000 by Valerie Park; finding aid updated July 2004 by Abby Lester.

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Biographical note

Joan S. Harrison was born April 29, 1934 to Harry and Rose Horowitz in Orange, N.J. She grew up in Maplewood, N.J. and attended schools in South Orange, N.J. Harrison graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1956. Following graduation, she entered a graduate program in Arabic history at Radcliffe, where she earned her M.A. in 1957. Harrison was awarded a scholarship to continue her studies at Harvard’s Middle East Institute, but at this time she met her future husband. She declined the opportunity to continue her education at Harvard, moved to New York, and entered a doctoral program in history at Columbia University. On March 23, 1958, she married David Harrison. Although she earned the necessary doctoral credits and arranged a dissertation topic, Harrison found that her doctoral studies infringed upon her ability to devote time to her new marriage and she took time off to reassess her goals. Thereafter, from 1959 to 1964, Joan taught history and English in Weehawken, N.J. public schools and at Farleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. and found that she loved her work. At this time, the Harrisons also began a family, resulting in two children, Andrew and Rachel. Harrison later worked on developing educational material in Englewood, N.J. and by August 1973, she accepted a position at Sarah Lawrence College as Assistant to the Dean of Studies. Eventually, she was promoted to Associate Dean of Studies, a position she held until her death. From 1979-1980, she also served as Acting Associate Director of the Center for Continuing Education at Sarah Lawrence. In 1978, Harrison entered a master’s program in advertising at Bank Street College and graduated with a M.S. in 1982. In 1983, she entered a doctoral program at the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities and received her PhD. in Human Development in 1988. In the mid-1980s, Harrison began a battle with lymphoma, which she fought for eight years until her untimely death on May 31, 1993.

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Scope and Contents note

The Joan Harrison Collection is divided into five series.

I. General Papers

II. Resource Materials for Research

III. Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops

IV. Bank Street College

V. The Union Graduate School

The majority of this collection consists of research materials pertaining to mentoring and adult development that were collected by Joan Harrison over the course of her studies at the Union Graduate School and Bank Street College. The collection houses notes on Harrison’s courses and research agendas at the Union Graduate School and Bank Street College. The collection also includes published articles on a variety of topics to aid her research, published and unpublished academic papers by her colleagues, and Harrison’s notecards. In addition, Harrison attended a vast number of conferences, seminars, and workshops which the collection keeps record of. Finally, Joan Harrison’s collection includes a sizeable amount of correspondence with many colleagues pertaining to academic studies and the conferences and workshops she attended.

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Series Description

Series I. General Papers

Quantity: .6 linear feet

Description: This series begins with Joan Harrison’s obituaries and personal correspondence. It is followed by her work experience at Farleigh Dickinson University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Weehawken Public Schools, and her volunteer experience with the Hastings-on-Hudson PTA. Next, are Harrison’s applications for graduate schools, jobs, teaching certification, and a ‘Title III’ project. In the mid-eighties Harrison was diagnosed with cancer and this series includes her correspondence with a Dr. Lowen and a variety of literature pertaining to health related issues. Finally, this series ends with miscellaneous files.

Series II. Resource Materials for Research

Quantity: 1.3 linear feet

Description: This series includes articles, notecards, and professional papers regarding Harrison’s research. The series begins with a variety of research articles. Each file was compiled by Harrison and each was named by Harrison herself. The next sub-series includes professional papers that Harrison collected and filed according to author. Finally, the series concludes with miscellaneous research materials.

Series III. Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops

Quantity: .5 linear feet

Description: This series includes conferences, seminars, and workshops that Harrison attended. In some cases, Harrison conducted correspondence with attendees of the conferences and that correspondence is included in the collection.

Series IV. Bank Street College

Quantity: .6 linear feet

Description: This series begins with Harrison’s correspondence with Gordon Klopf and with various contributors to an edited collection of essays on adult development. The series also includes her course notes at Bank Street and research on mentoring during her time at Bank Street.

Series V. The Union Graduate School

Quantity: 2.0 linear feet

Description: This series begins with Harrison’s correspondence concerning the Union and her mentoring research. The series also houses the bulk of Harrison’s research on mentoring, which was used as the basis for her Ph. D. Thesis. This series also includes articles, a dissertation, and several papers pertaining to mentoring by various authors. This series concludes with miscellaneous files concerning the Union, Harrison’s internship with the NYC Board of Education, and her taped interviews on mentoring.

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Related Materials

See also

Joan Harrison Papers as Associate Dean of Studies and Joan Harrison Personnel File.

Separated Materials note

Taped Mentoring Interviews (audiocasettes) can be found in the AV Collection.

C 1505: Elise Bernhardt Interview, Tape #1 Aug. 1986

C 1506: Elise Bernhardt Interview, Tape #2 Aug. 1986

C 1507: Steve Green Interview March 1987

C 1508: Frederic Herter Interview, Tape #1 March 1987

C 1509: Frederic Herter Interview, Tape #2 March 1987

C 1510: Shirley Kaplan Interview, Tape #1 Dec. 1986

C 1511: Shirley Kaplan Interview, Tape #2 Dec. 1986

C 1512: Shirley Kaplan Interview, Tape #3 April 1987

C 1513: Gordon Klopf Interview June 1987

C 1514: Roger Meltzer Interview March 1987

C 1515: Bessie Schonberg Interview, Tape #1 June 1986

C 1516: Bessie Schonberg Interview, Tape #2 June 1986

C 1517: Bessie Schonberg and Elise Bernhardt Interview, Tape #1 Oct. 1986

C 1518: Bessie Schonberg and Elise Bernhardt Interview, Tape #2 Oct. 1986

C 1519: Mark Sultan Interview March 1987

C 1520: Lucinda Zeising Interview, Tape #1 Jan. 1986

C 1521: Lucinda Zeising Interview, Tape #2 Jan. 1986

C 1522: Lucinda Zeising Interview, Tape #3 Jan. 1987

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bank Street College of Education.
  • Sarah Lawrence College. Office of the Dean of Studies.
  • Union Institute (U.S.).

Genre(s)

  • Audiocassettes
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Mentoring

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Collection Inventory

Series I. General Papers 

Carton

Joan Harrison's Obituaries 1993 

1

Personal Correspondence: S. David Harrison undated 

1

Personal Correspondence: Theresa Held undated 

1

Personal Correspondence: Donna Shavlik 1980 

1

Personal Correspondence: Lissa? 1989 

1

Personal Correspondence: Sue? 1985-1986 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: Fairleigh Dickinson University - Comparative Civilization Class Notes 1964 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: Fairleigh Dickinson University - Memoranda 1964 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: PTA-Hastings-on-Hudson 1971-1973 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: Sarah Lawrence College - Center for Continuing Education 1980 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: Sarah Lawrence College - Clippings, etc. 1973-1996 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: Sarah Lawrence College - Resume Guide 1978 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: Sarah Lawrence College - Speech by Alice Ilchman 1982 

1

Work and Volunteer Experience: Weehawken Public Schools 1959-1960 

1

Applications: Graduate School Applications 1956-1959 

1

Applications: Job Applications 1957-1963 

1

Applications: Teaching Certification Application 1957 

1

Applications: Title III Project Application 1972 

1

Cancer: Correspondence with Dr. Lowen 1986 

1

Cancer: Literature on Cancer undated 

1

Cancer: Literature on Environment undated 

1

Cancer: Literature on Environment undated 

1

Cancer: Literature on Holistic Healing undated 

1

Cancer: Literature on Nutrition undated 

1

Cancer: Literature on Vitamin A undated 

1

Cancer: Movie on Remission 1985 

1

Miscellaneous: Brookdale Center for Aging 1983 

1

Miscellaneous: Dessert Development Group 1981 

1

Miscellaneous: Fundraiser for Pat Beece's Family 1980 

1

Miscellaneous: Humorous Quips on Religion 1991 

1

Miscellaneous: The Oxford Program in Yiddish undated 

1

Miscellaneous: "Reading Dynamics" Course undated 

1

Miscellaneous: Therapy Assessment 1986 

1

Miscellaneous: Wesleyan Math Clinic 1978 

1

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Series II. Resource Materials for Research 

Carton

Articles on Adult Development #1 undated 

1

Articles on Adult Development #2 undated 

1

Article on AIDS 1987 

1

Article on Children of Divorce undated 

1

Article on China 1982 

1

Article on Isolation undated 

1

Articles on Power 1983-1985 

1

Articles on Procrastination 1983-1989 

1

Articles on Psychiatric Analysis 1984-1989 

1

Article on Psychopathic Personality undated 

1

Articles on Race 1989 

1

Articles on Relationships 1980-1984 

1

Article on Self-Deception 1985 

1

Articles on Sexual Assault 1978-1989 

1

Articles on Shame 1987 

1

Articles on Short-term Psychotherapy undated 

1

Articles on Shyness 1989-1992 

1

Articles on Siblings 1981-1985 

1

Article on Bernie Siegel 1989 

1

Article on Simenon 1984 

1

Article on Sports 1989 

1

Articles on Stress 1978 

1

Articles on Suicide 1983-1985 

1

Articles on Teaching, Education 1986-1987 

1

Articles on Victims/Victimization 1984 

1

Articles on Visceral Learning 1973-1978 

1

Articles on Women's Development 1982-1987 

1

Articles on Women in Educational Administration 1980-1981 

1

Articles on Women's Issues 1979-1987 

1

Articles on Work 1982-1985 

1

Articles from Workshop Institute for Living-Learning 1969-1970 

1

Articles on Writing 1980 

1

Articles on Young Adult Development 1980 

1

Notecards: Bibliographies undated 

1

Notecards: Adult Development undated 

1

Notecards: Anger undated 

1

Notecards: Attachment undated 

1

Notecards: Books for Ph.D. undated 

1

Notecards: Dreams undated 

1

Notecards: Erikson's Stages undated 

1

Notecards: Female/Male Difference undated 

1

Notecards: Freud undated 

1

Notecards: Gender undated 

1

Notecards: Identification undated 

1

Notecards: Jung (Archetypes) undated 

1

Notecards: Life Stages - Female undated 

1

Notecards: Menopause undated 

1

Notecards: Mentors/Mentoring undated 

1

Notecards: Mentoring Interviews undated 

1

Notecards: Modeling undated 

1

Notecards: Networking undated 

1

Notecards: Power Lab undated 

1

Notecards: Skills undated 

1

Notecards: Suicide undated 

1

Notecards: Transitions, Growth, Stress Workshop undated 

1

Notecards: David Viscot undated 

1

Notecards: Women - Levinson's Life Cycle undated 

1

Notecards: Union Entry Colloquia undated 

1

Papers: Deborah Anderson undated 

1

Papers: Mayra Bloom 1990 

2

Papers: Sema Sharon Brainin 1984 

2

Papers: Phil Brown 1987 

2

Papers: Ruth Cohn undated 

2

Papers: Richard Feldman undated 

2

Papers: Carol Gilligan 1978 

2

Papers: Joan Harrison 1984-1987 

2

Papers: Ruth Lyon (M.A. Thesis on Center for Continuing Education) undated 

2

Papers: Jack Mezirow 1985 

2

Papers: Florence Pittman 1984 

2

Papers: Leon Rappoport 1976 

2

Papers: T. Stouffer undated 

2

Papers: Alan Tulipan undated 

2

Miscellaneous: Adult Development Charts undated 

2

Miscellaneous: Adult Development Notes undated 

2

Miscellaneous: Bibliographies undated 

2

Miscellaneous: Blake-Mouton Grid undated 

2

Miscellaneous: Gregore Style Delineator undated 

2

Miscellaneous: Lifespan Definitions and Concerns, Seasons of a Woman's Life undated 

2

Miscellaneous: Literature Review undated 

2

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Series III. Conferences, Seminars and Workshops 

Carton

Conferences: ACE-NIP 1980-1984 

2

Correspondence: ACE-NIP Institutional Representatives 1981 

2

Correspondence: Sara Arthur (ACE-NIP) 1981 

2

Correspondence: June Fessenden-Raden (ACE-NIP) 1981 

2

Correspondence: John Howley (ACE-NIP) 1981 

2

Correspondence: John Pratt (ACE-NIP) 1981 

2

Correspondence: Katherine Klutzburger (ACE-NIP) 1980-1981 

2

Correspondence: Marcella Maxwell (ACE-NIP) 1981 

2

Correspondence: Gloria Hobbs (ACE-NIP) 1981 

2

Correspondence: Charol Shakeshaft (ACE-NIP) 1981 

2

Conferences: American Association for Higher Education 1980 

2

Conferences: Colloquia 1983-1984 

2

Conferences: Leadership and Management for Women Administrators 1979 

2

Conferences: NTL Institute 1977-1978 

2

Correspondence: Dianne Burns-Pierson (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: Mary Campbell (NTL) 1977-1980 

2

Correspondence: Gail Dempsey (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: John Elder (NTL) 1976-1986 

2

Correspondence: Glenn Fasanella (NTL) 1977-1978 

2

Correspondence: Linda Greene (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: June Halper (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: Robert Hausrath (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: Sherman Kingsbury (NTL) 1980 

2

Correspondence: Corrine LeBovit (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: Cecile Luft (NTL) 1976-1977 

2

Correspondence: Paul Potesta (NTL) 1977 

2

Correspondence: Chris Pratt (NTL) 1976 

2

Correspondence: Tobe Reisel (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: Scott Smith (NTL) 1976 

2

Correspondence: Chen Sun (NTL) 1980-1983 

2

Correspondence: Joyce Weir (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: Wendy Robin Weir (NTL) undated 

2

Correspondence: Multiple NTL Friends (from Joan) 1976 

2

Conferences: Peer Days 1983-1987 

2

Conferences: "Survival Skills for the Eighties" (Sagamore) 1982 

2

Conferences: Sagamore Conference Center 1981-1982 

2

Correspondence: Carl Rogers 1984 

2

Correspondence: Sagamore Institute 1984-1988 

2

Conferences: "Women and Their Bodies" 1982 

2

Seminars: Education for the Eighties 1984 

2

Seminars: Principles and Philosophy of Multicultural Counseling 1987 

2

Seminars: "Supervision: A Psycho-Dynamic Approach" 1982 

2

Seminars: "Thought, Feeling and Action" 1984 

2

Workshops: Pluralism 1989 

2

Workshops: Spirituality 1989 

2

Workshops: Transaction Analysis 1979 

2

Workshops: "Transactions, Growth and Stress" 1993 

2

Workshops: Women's Adult Development 1983, 1986 

2

Workshops: Writing 1988 

2

Correspondence: Gordon Klopf 1981-1983 

2

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Series IV. Bank Street College 

Carton

Correspondence: Various Contributors to Edited Collection of Essays on Adult Development 1982 

2

Courses: Developing Leadership Teams 1980 

2

Courses: Developing Strategies for Effective School Management 1981 

2

Courses: Interviewing and Counseling 1978 

2

Courses: Planning, Budgeting, Financing of Educational Programs 1982 

2

Courses: Proposed Writing 1980 

2

Courses: Staff Development and the Consultation Process 1980 

2

Courses: Supervision and Administration 1981 

2

Courses: Women and Leadership Independent Study 1979 

2

Mentoring: Annotated Bibliography 1982 

2

Mentoring: Mentoring Course - Essays 1982 

2

Mentoring: Mentoring Interviews 1979-1981 

2

Mentoring: Mentoring Pamphlet 1982 

2

Mentoring: Mentoring Questionnaires (Completed) 1981 

3

Mentoring: Mentoring Questionnaires (Completed) 1982 

3

Mentoring: Mentoring Questionnaires - Charts 1981-1983 

3

Mentoring: Published Papers 1981 

3

Mentoring: Various Notes 1981-1983 

3

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Series V. The Union Graduate School 

Carton

Correspondence: Deborah Anderson 1991-1992 

3

Correspondence: Elise Bernhardt 1986-1987 

3

Correspondence: Mayra Bloom 1989-1992 

3

Correspondence: Phil Brown 1985-1987 

3

Correspondence: with Brunner, Mazel, Inc. 1982 

3

Correspondence: Dissertation Committee 1986-1987 

3

Correspondence: Richard Feldman 1987-1991 

3

Correspondence: The Free Press 1988 

3

Correspondence: Peter Frecknall 1985 

3

Correspondence: C. Richard Gillespie 1985-1987 

3

Correspondence: Steve Greene 1987 

3

Correspondence: Frederic Herter, M.D. 1986-1988 

3

Correspondence: Shirley Kaplan 1986 

3

Correspondence: Gordon Klopf 1984-1987 

3

Correspondence: Daniel Levinson 1985 

3

Correspondence: Ann Manoogian (Bryant High School) 1984 

3

Correspondence: Roger Meltzer 1987 

3

Correspondence: NYC Board of Education 1984-1985 

3

Correspondence: Ogilvy and Mather Advertising (Mentoring Project) 1989 

3

Correspondence: Bill Park 1984 

3

Correspondence: Florence Pittman 1987 

3

Correspondence: Frank Riessman 1983 

3

Correspondence: William Roberts 1984 

3

Correspondence: Carl Rogers 1984 

3

Correspondence: Taraja Samuel (Office of Chancellor's Initiatives) 1984 

3

Correspondence: Bessie Schonberg 1984-1987 

3

Correspondence: Mary Sheerin 1983-1988 

3

Correspondence: Mark Sultan 1987-1988 

3

Correspondence: UMI Dissertation Info Service 1987-1988 

3

Correspondence: The Union 1982-1988 

3

Correspondence: U.S. Copyright Office 1989 

3

Correspondence: WABC-TV (General Manager) 1984 

3

Correspondence: Lois Wolf 1985 

3

Correspondence: Lucinda Ziesing 1987 

3

Correspondence: Alan? 1986 

3

Correspondence: Griffen ? 1983-1984 

3

Correspondence: ? Glikes undated 

3

Correspondence: John and Fontaine 1988 

3

Mentoring: Aid to Excellence (Vol. 1) 1986 

3

Mentoring: Aid to Excellence (Vol. 2) 1986 

3

Mentoring: Articles #1 undated 

3

Mentoring: Articles #2 undated 

3

Mentoring: Articles #3 undated 

3

Mentoring: Articles #4 undated 

3

Mentoring: Case Studies and Analysis (Ph.D. Thesis) 1987 

3

Mentoring: Dissertation by Kathy Kram 1980 

3

Mentoring: Internship undated 

3

Mentoring: Paper by Shaun Murphy 1986 

3

Mentoring: Paper by Donald Ralph Vander Wyde undated 

3

Mentoring: Project - Bryant High School 1984 

3

Mentoring: Project - Governor's Office of Employee Relations 1988 

3

Mentoring: Project - Manhattan Center 1984 

3

Mentoring: Questionnaires 1983 

3

Mentoring: Questionnaires (Completed) 1983 

3

Mentoring: Speech - Gotham BWI 1985 

3

Mentoring: Training Materials undated 

3

Mentoring: Transcripts of Bessie and Elise on Mentoring 1986 

3

Miscellaneous: Internship - NYC Board of Education 1983-1985 

3

Miscellaneous: The Union - Application 1982 

3

Miscellaneous: The Union - Learning Agreement 1986 

3

Miscellaneous: The Union - News Release on Ph.D. Award 1988 

3

Miscellaneous: The Union - Program Summary 1987 

3

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