Nathan Harvey papers
07.NH

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Harvey, Laura
Creator
Harvey, Nathan
Title
Nathan Harvey papers
ID
07.NH
Date [inclusive]
1842-1983
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archives box
Language
English
Language of Materials note
All records are in English unless otherwise noted.
Abstract
Papers, publications, and research material from the collection of Nathan Harvey, professor and head of the Department of Pedagogy at Michigan State Normal College. Harvey was born in Toledo, IL in 1860, and began his career at MSNC in 1904, eventually retiring in 1925. He died in 1942. His research interests included psychology, physiology, and the history of education in America. Harvey's extensive collection of early textbooks was later donated the library.

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

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Biographical note

Dr. Nathan Harvey was a professor of pedagogy and psychology and later head of the Department of Pedagogy at Michigan State Normal College from 1904 to 1925. He was born in Toledo, IL in 1860, was educated at Illinois State Normal University and Wesleyan College. He taught in Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin before coming to Michigan. Harvey was married to Carrie Adela Gifford. He died in 1942.

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Scope and contents

The Nathan Harvey papers are comprised of material related to the life, research, and historical textbook collection of Dr. Nathan Harvey, professor of pedagogy at Michigan State Normal College from 1904-1925. The collection includes biographical material on members of the Harvey family, a photograph of Dr. Harvey, some items of personal correspondence and a brief obituary notice, several inventories and catalogues of his book collection, and correspondence and clippings related to its donation to EMU. It also includes two articles by Dr. Harvey, "The Psychology of Insects" (1909) and "The Influence of Darwinism Upon Psychology" (1909) and a book,  Physiological Psychology (1911), as well as notes upon other subjects related to his research into the history of education. Also included are two mid-19th century exercise books signed with the name Laura Harvey, on subjects including bookkeeping, compound interest, mathematics, geography, and poetry.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 22 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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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Professor Harvey's book collection was separated to the library.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • College teachers
  • Education--History
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Professor
  • Teachers--Training of

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Collection Inventory

Biographical material 1887-1968 

Box
1
Folder
1

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Book collection 

Catalogues 1928 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767262)   1 2

Donation 1940-1983 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767262)   1 3

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Writings 

Publications 1909-1911 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767262)   1 4

Manuscripts 1918-1925 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767262)   1 5-6

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Exercise books 1842-1845 

Box
1
Folder
7

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