Orland O. Norris papers
010.ON

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Norris, Orland O.
Title
Orland O. Norris papers
ID
010.ON
Date [inclusive]
1916-1948
Extent
0.8 Linear feet 2 archives boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Orland O. Norris was a professor of Latin and Education at Michigan State Normal College from approximately 1905 to his death in 1938. The Norris papers include newspaper clippings and obituaries, although the bulk of the collection is composed of handwritten, typed, and published versions of articles, including edited drafts and finished versions.

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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Biography

Orland Olivay Norris was born on 24 January 1875 near Culver, Indiana. His family moved to Three Oaks, Michigan two years later. He entered Michigan State Normal College as a student in 1894. He completed the A.B. degree in 1908, after simultaneously continuing his college studies while teaching at Troy High School. In 1922 he was awarded the A.M. degree by the University of Chicago, and his PhD in 1927. While an undergraduate, he played on the baseball team, served as president of the Adelphic Society, president of the Latin and Greek club, and served as a collegiate orator.

He was appointed as Latin instructor in 1905, and served as instructor, assistant professor and associate professor of Latin until 1922, when he was transferred to the Department of Education, where he served as associate professor. He became a full professor in 1928 and held this position until his death in 1938. In the summer of 1930, he taught at Peabody College.

While at MSNC, he edited The American Schoolmaster, a college publication, and was frequently published in other scholarly journals. Norris was a fellow of the American Academy of Science, a member of the Michigan Schoolmasters' Club and a member of the American Association of University Professors.

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Scope and Contents

Orland O. Norris was a professor of Latin and Education at Michigan State Normal College from approximately 1905 to his death in 1938. The Norris papers include newspaper clippings and obituaries, although the bulk of the collection is composed of handwritten, typed, and published versions of articles, including edited drafts and finished versions.

The Orland O. Norris papers include a file of clippings, as well as obituaries and legacy records; additionally, all of his  Writing and Publications have been divided into their own series, organized by dated records, arranged chronologically, and undated materials.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Orlando O. Norris papers include a file of clippings, as well as obituaries and legacy records; additionally, all of his  Writing and Publications have been divided into their own series, organized by dated records, arranged chronologically, and undated materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 June 18

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

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Academy of Sciences.
  • American Association of University Professors.

Subject(s)

  • Michigan Schoolmasters' Club
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Philosophy
  • The American Schoolmaster
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.
  • Vanderbilt University. Peabody College

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Collection Inventory

Clippings 1931-1938 


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Mixed materials (32307023989073)   1 1

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Obituaries and Legacy 1938-1948 


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Mixed materials (32307023989073)   1 2

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Writing and Publications 1916-1938 

Dated 1916-1938 

"Myths and Teaching of Myths" 1916 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 3

"Greek Ideas of an Afterworld" 1917 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 4

"What is Religion" 1919 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 5

"An Experiment in Adult Education" 1928 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 6

"A Behaviorist Account of Consciousness" 1929 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 7

"Some Postulates for an Instrumentalist Philosophy" 1931 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 8

"Some Major Postulates for a Philosophy of Education" 1932 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 9

"A Preamble to an Organismic Theory of Knowledge" 1934 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 10

"The Nature of Distance Vision" 1934 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 11

"Translating Autonomous Function into Intelligent & Rational Purpose" 1934 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 12

"A Basic Geometry for Social Thinking" 1935 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 13

"Frame of Reference for a Social Philosophy" 1936 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 14

"Changing our Administrative Setup" 1938 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 15

Correspondence and notes 1929-1936 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 20

Undated 

"Rationality as a Human Value" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 16

"Some Postulates for a Naturalistic Philosophy" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 17

"A Suggestion for the Explanation of Organic Variations" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 18

"Some Postulates for Regarding Education as a Phase of Human Engineering" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 19

"The X and the Y of Psychology" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 20

"Vergil and Isaiah as Prophets of a Messianic Age" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 21

"Thinking" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 22

"Proposal for a Bionomic Philosophy of Education" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 23

"Tentative Formulation of a Philosophy of Education for MSNC" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 24

"Psychology of Anthropomorphism in Primitive Thought" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 25

"Rational Induction" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 26

"The Groundwork of our Thinking" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 27

"Outline of a Behaviorist Account of Feeling and Emotion" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 28

"The Origin of Greek Tragedy" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 29

"Organized Religions" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 30

"One Big Gang" 


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Text (32307023989073)   1 31

"New Faiths for Old" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 1

"A Neglected Aspect of After-Imagery" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 2

"Basic Philosophy of the North Central University" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 3

"Artistry vs. Artisanry or, The Motives of Creative Support" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 4

"Educational Orientation and Motivation as Conditions of Functional Correlation in Learning" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 5

"Academic Freedom and the Principle of Loyalty in Education" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 6

"Further Remarks Concerning our Frame of Reference" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 7

"Frame of Reference for the Social Sciences" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 8

"Euclidean Education in a Non-Euclidean World" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 9

"Dovset, the Scientific Bolshevik" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 10

"Cosmic Pragmatism and its Meaning for a Naturalistic Humanism" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 11

"A Behaviorist Account of Sensation" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 12

"The Logic of Experimentation" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 13

"Infantilism & Anthropomorphism" 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 14

Guidebook for the Study of Classical Mythology 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 15

Doctoral Thesis Draft 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 16

Course materials 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 17

Book Reviews 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 18

Constitution of the Ypsilanti Co-Operative Association 


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Text (32307023989065)   2 19

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