Ralph M. Dreger Papers

(Mss. 3900) Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

June 2007

Contents of Inventory

Summary 3 Biographical/Historical Note 4 Scope and Content Note 4 Index Terms 5 Container List 6-9

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Size. 2 linear feet
Geographic United States
Inclusive dates. 1959-1974
Bulk dates. N/A
Language. English
Summary. Collection consists of notes, articles, and correspondence pertaining to Dr.
Ralph Dreger’s research.
Organization. Box 1 is organized by chapters corresponding to Dreger’s book, while
boxes 2 and 3 are organized by author or journal name.
Restrictions on If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.
Related N/A
Copyright. Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the
creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Citation. Ralph Dreger Papers, Mss. 3900, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley
Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
Stack location(s). 53; OS:D

Biographical/Historical Note

Ralph Dreger was born in Chicago on April 13, 1913 and began his professional life as a Methodist minister, graduating with a seminary degree from Wheaton College in Illinois. Dreger then moved to Fresno, California where he began a long career of activism by speaking out against the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After moving to Baton Rouge in 1964, Dreger continued to champion civil rights causes throughout the South and cofounded both the Louisiana and Baton Rouge chapters of the Council on Human Relations. He became a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Louisiana State University and continued to head panels and speak out against discrimination until his death in 2004.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of notes, articles, and correspondence pertaining to Dr. Ralph Dreger’s research. Letters to and from authors and researchers discuss publications, request information, and ask or grant permission for quotations. Subjects of the articles and notes concern psychological studies of racial groups, covering such topics as linguistics, physical development, social perception, and family, and are penned by authors such as Arthur R. Jensen, Clyde E. Noble, and Benjamin Pasamanick. Dreger’s own works, co-authored with Kent S. Miller, are included, one entitled “Comparative Psychological Studies of Negroes and Whites in the United States” (Psychological Bulletin, September 1960), and a later review entitled “Comparative Psychological Studies of Negroes and Whites in the United States: 1959-1965” (Psychological Bulletin, September 1968).

Box 1 of the collection is organized according to Dreger’s own topics which correspond to chapters in his book Comparative Studies of Blacks and Whites in the United States (Seminar Press, 1973). Boxes 2 and 3 are organized by author or journal name.

Index Terms

African Americans--Race identity. American Psychological Association. Authors and publishers. Comparison (Psychology) Jensen, Arthur Robert. Manuscript preparation (Authorship) Miller, Kent S. Noble, Clyde E. Pasamanick, Benjamin. Sattler, Jerome M. Scholarly publishing. School integration--United States. Segregation in education--United States.

Container List

Stack Box Folder(s) Contents Location

53 1 1 Overview

2 “Experimenter effects” (Jerome M. Sattler)

3 Behavioral genetics

4 Physical substrata

5 Physical development

6 Psycholinguistics

7-9 Intelligence

10 Temperament

11 Self-concept

12 L’Abate

13 Early intervention

14-16 Educational attainment

17 Effects of desegregation

18 Occupational

19 Social perception

20 Family

21 Mental health

22 Crime

23 Political behavior

24 Popular and propaganda

Stack Box Folder(s) Contents Location

25 Corrections

26 Paper - Miami

27 Inter-American Congress of Psychology

28 Budget

29 Write-ups

30 Sources 53 2 1 Southern Regional Council

2 American Psychological Association, 1964

3 Vera P. John

4 Eugene B. Brody

5 Alvin S. Bernstein

6 Book design

7 Arthur A. Seagull

8 Marcel L. Goldschmidt

9 Ellen A. Lane, George W. Albee

10 Klaus Eyferth

11 Mark Golden and Beverly Birns

12 Norman B. Henderson, Bruce V. Butler, Barbara


13-16 Arthur R. Jensen

17 Stephen S. Baratz, Joan C. Baratz

18 James B. Ashbrook

19 Clyde E. Noble

Stack Box Folder(s) Contents Location

20 “Race and Reality” Review 21 Cyril Burt 22 I.A. Newby 23 Henry E. Garrett, et al. 24 Jerome M. Sattler

25-26 Benjamin Pasamanick

27 Outline 28-29 Write-up 30-31 Corrections 32-33 Write-up

34 Social Science Research Council 35 LSU Research Council 36 Susan Gray 37 Paper SEPA, April 1965 38 Robert C. Nichols

53 3 1 Wallace A. Kennedy 2 Lewis M. Killian 3 Timothy A. Smith and Marcus B. Caldwell 4 Thomas F. Pettigrew 5 Edgar G. Epps, Irwin Katz, Leland J. Axelson 6 Ralph Scott 7 Wray Choate

Stack Box Folder(s) Contents Location

8 Goodenough Test 9 The Journal of Social Issues 10 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Review of Research 11 Miscellaneous newsletters, journals, bulletins 12-13 Various authors (alphabetical) OS:D --1 “Temperament” by Ralph Mason Dreger; “Comparative Psychological Studies of Negroes and Whites in the United States: 1959-1965” by Ralph Mason Dreger and Kent S. Miller (write-up)