Guide to the Meyer Rabban (1918-2009) Papers
RG 10.7

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Rabban, Meyer, d. 2009
Title
Meyer Rabban (1918-2009) Papers
ID
RG 10.7
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1945-1988
Extent
1.0 linear feet 1 record carton
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives May 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, August 2014.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Acquisition note

The provenance of this collection is unknown.

Processing Information note

Processed May 2004 by Abby Lester.

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Biographical note

Meyer Rabban, born in 1918 to a Jewish family in West Virginia, received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1939 and went on to receive his M.A. from Teachers College of Columbia University in Child Development in 1948 and his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1950 from Columbia University. Rabban was a teaching assistant in the Psychology Department of Columbia University from 1948 to 1949 before becoming a faculty member of the Psychology Department of Sarah Lawrence College in 1949. He officially retired in 1989, though he stopped teaching in 1988. In addition to his work at Sarah Lawrence, he directed camps, was Director of the Windward School (an independent pre-school and elementary school in White Plains, NY from 1955 to 1961) and lectured at Adelphi College and Bank Street College of Education. He held the Roy E. Larsen Chair of Psychology from 1987 to 1989.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers consist of research and teaching notes, newspaper articles, papers, and class assignments from Meyer Rabban's time at Sarah Lawrence College. Subject files and class assignments comprise the majority of the collection. Documents on highly acidic and fragile paper were photocopied and the originals discarded.

Subject files include research notes, articles and press releases on books and films regarding the subject noted on the folder. The collection has little correspondence which is interspersed throughout the various folders. For example, the folder for the lecture on “Group Effectiveness and Individual Needs” contains correspondence about the talk as well as the talk itself. Class assignments are mostly from his class on Psychology and Social Issues.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Child development
  • Child psychology

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Collection Inventory

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Articles, etc. by Harold Taylor 1945-1950 

1

Book Review of "Child Development: The Process of Growing Up in Society" circa 1953 

1

Children and Issues at P.S. 134 - Scrapbook 1968-1969 

1

Class Assignments - Affirmative Action undated 

1

Class Assignments - Aggression 1976-1985 

1

Class Assignments - Attachment and Loss 1972-1987 

1

Class Assignments - Bakke Case undated, 1977-1980 

1

Class Assignments - Child Development undated, 1976, 1987 

1

Class Assignments - City and Behavior undated, 1969-1987 

1

Class Assignments - Cults 1983-1988 

1

Class Assignments - Day Care undated 

1

Class Assignments - Deprivation 1980 

1

Class Assignments - Intelligence Testing undated, 1977-1982 

1

Class Assignments - Miscellaneous undated, 1983-1988 

1

Class Assignments - Poverty 1977-1978 

1

Class Assignments - Schooling 1987-1988 

1

Class Assignments - Social Class 1968-1977 

1

Class Assignments - Television 1979-1988 

1

Class Assignments - Working Mothers undated, 1980 

1

Comments on the Death of Helen Merrell Lynd 1982 

1

Comments on a Plan to Bus Black Children into Scarsdale undated 

1

"Comparisons in Children's Responses to Confrontation" Research Notes and Paper undated 

1

"A Developmental View of Grouping" undated 

1

Dissertation - "Sex-Role Identification in Young Children in Two Diverse Social Groups" 1950 

1

Introduction of Robert Coles at 50th Anniversary Conference circa 1978 

1

Lecture - "Group Effectiveness and Individual Needs" 1972-1973 

1

Lecture - "Strengthening Family Life Through Early Childhood Education in the Jewish Community Center" 1965 

1

Lecture - "Summerhill" Tuesday Series Lecture undated 

1

Manuscript - "Angry Children" undated 

1

Memos and Comments on Sarah Lawrence College undated, 1964, 1967 

1

"Mental Hygiene and the Education of the Jewish Child" - Draft 3, 1952 

1

Miscellaneous Articles about Education 1987-1988 

1

Open Letter to Robert Fein 1968 

1

"Patterns of Course Registrations" - Presentation to Faculty Meeting circa 1969 

1

"The Performance of the Class of 1952 on the Allport-Vernon Study of Values" 1952 

1

Phil Donahue Show with Rose Figliolia and Barbara Kaplan undated 

1

Reactions and Opinions from Field Work in a Remedial Reading Program 1966 

1

Reprints 1950, 1966 

1

"Social Conflict as Individual Conflict" Research Notes and Paper 1947-1948 

1

Subject File - Affirmative Action undated, 1986 

1

Subject File - Aggression undated, 1971-1983 

1

Subject File - Aspects of the Educational Process at Sarah Lawrence College by George G. Stern undated 

1

Subject File - Bakke Case undated, 1977-1987 

1

Subject File - Brainwashing (Political) undated, 1988 

1

Subject File - City and the Self undated, 1968-1987 

1

Subject File - Cults undated, 1975-1988 

1

Subject File - Day Care undated, 1970-1987 

1

Subject File - Deprivation undated, 1969-1987 

1

Subject File - Desegregation and Busing 1978-1985 

1

Subject File - Head Start, Follow Through, etc. undated, 1964-1987 

1

Subject File - Intelligence and Race undated, 1977-1987 

1

Subject File - Intelligence Testing undated, 1969-1979 

1

Subject File - Poverty and Welfare undated, 1965-1974 

1

Subject File - Schooling undated, 1979-1983 

1

Subject File - Television undated, 1979-1988 

1

Subject File - Working Mothers undated, 1979-1987 

1

Subject File - Working Mothers - Feminist Articles undated 

1

Subject File - Working Mothers - Harlow and Mitchell Animal Experiments 1962, 1974 

1

Subject File - Working Mothers - Imprinting 1958-1972 

1

Subject File - Working Mothers - Spitz circa 1980 

1

"What Makes a Good Nursery School" 1958 

1

"When a Child Paints" undated 

1