Alida Westman papers
05.AW

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Westman, Alida
Title
Alida Westman papers
ID
05.AW
Date [inclusive]
1970-2012
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archives box
Language
English
Language of Materials note
All records are in English unless otherwise noted.
Abstract
Alida Westman was a professor of psychology at EMU from 1972-2012. Her research areas of interest included sensation and perception, child and adolescent psychology, cognitive psychology, psychology of religion, and death and dying. The Alida Westman papers, which span the years from 1970-2012, include materials related to her professional activities and publications.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical note

Alida Westman was born in Austria, grew up in The Hague and attended Washington State University before receiving her Ph.D. from Cornell in 1971. She became a professor at EMU in the Department of Psychology in 1972, teaching courses on sensation and perception, child and adolescent psychology, cognitive psychology, psychology of religion, and death and dying, among other subjects. Dr. Westman has published dozens of articles on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Westman retired in 2012.

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Scope and contents

The Alida Westman papers consist of biographical material, administrative files, correspondence and publications by Dr. Alida Westman, a professor in EMU's Psychology Department from 1972-2012. The collection includes CVs and biographies, clippings and press releases about Dr. Westman and her work, reports on sabbatical leaves, correspondence, which includes letters about the Extension of Self and Attitudes Towards Death instrument developed by Dr. Westman, as well as a copy of the questionnaire itself, and copies of many of Dr. Westman's published articles.

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Arrangement of materials

The collection is arranged into four series: 1. Biographical material, including CVs and biographies as well as clippings and press releases about Dr. Westman and her work; 2. Administrative files, which contains sabbatical leave reports; 3. Correspondence, which includes letters about the Extension of Self and Attitudes Towards Death instrument developed by Dr. Westman, as well as a copy of the questionnaire; 4. Publications, which includes a number of Dr. Westman's published articles.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 27 June

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • College teachers
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Professor
  • Psychology.
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.

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Collection Inventory

Biographical material 

Vitas and biographies 1970-2012 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767288)   1 1

Clippings 1977-2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767288)   1 2

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Administrative files 1979 

Box
1
Folder
3

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Correspondence 1996-2011 

Box
1
Folder
4

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Publications 1974-2008 

Box
1
Folder
5-8

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