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Guide to the Mildred Edith Burlingame Papers ; Burlingame (Mildred Edith) Papers

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Guide to the Mildred Edith Burlingame Papers 1909-1972

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: Mildred Edith Burlingame, 1903-1988
Dates: 1909-1972
Quantity: 4 cubic feet
Abstract:Research and bibliographic notes on various aspects of psychology, copies of articles and other writings; letters from Burlingame's mother and sister; photographs (including transparencies, negatives, and mounted prints) of the Palouse Region, travels in the Pacific Northwest, and Burlingame's flower garden.
Identification: MG230
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The papers were in labelled file folders when received. The correspondence was in chronological order, and the majority of the slides were in boxes or slide storage cases. Original folder headings were retained, as were the broad slide identifications. The original order of the slides was also retained.The first series contains professional material and consists of bibliographies, typed excerpts and summaries of articles on various aspects of psychology, and notecards containing summaries of books and articles arranged by subject. Other items include Dr. Burlingame's transcript from Stanford, correspondence regarding teaching positions, and two publications of Dr. Burlingame.The second series contains personal papers and is divided into two subseries, correspondence and slides. The correspondence consists of letters from her mother and her sister Lucille Day, with an occasional letter from her father, and other relatives. There are also, in the later years, Christmas cards with personal messages.There are a great many slides arranged by subject. Included are Idaho scenes, slides of trips on the Snake River and Lake Chelan, California trips, vacations in British Columbia, many of the University of Idaho campus, U of I homecoming parades from 1948 to 1964, wild flowers and garden flowers, animals including her two cats, and slides of her retirement party. The 2"x2" slides were removed from the boxes in which they were kept and placed in archival slide storage pages, 20 slides to a page. The original order was maintained, and no attempt was made to bring slides from the same trip together if they were stored in separate cases. The large Rolleiflex slides were arranged by subject and placed in a small box.Most negatives were separated by type of camera used, i.e. Practica and Rolleiflex, then arranged by year and roll number. Each negative strip is in a paper sleeve on which is written all identification. The remaining negatives, which include some early glass negatives of Stanford University, were arranged by subject.The final items in this series are a group of black and white photographs which have been enlarged and mounted. As with the slides these are arranged by subject. A majority of the photographs are of Moscow and the Palouse region, although there are some of Mount Rushmore, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Waikiki Beach.

Scope and Content

The papers of Mildred Burlingame span the years 1909 to 1972, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1920 to 1968. The material includes notes on various aspects of psychology, letters from her mother and sister, and slides, negatives, and mounted photographs.


Administrative/Biographical History

Originally named Edith Mildred, she was born in Ohio on December 20, 1903 to L. Lance and Anna (Lesh) Burlingame. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University and her doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

She was a research assistant at Stanford from 1925 to 1927, and a teaching assistant at Stanford from 1927 to 1930. She was an assistant professor at San Diego State College for Women from 1930 to 1938, and a professor of psychology at San Diego State College from 1938 to 1941. She came to the University of Idaho in 1942 and was an associate professor of psychology until her retirement in 1969.

She was active in several university organizations and community groups, including being branch and state president of the American Association of University Women, Phi Beta Kappa Society, and board member of the Latah County Historical Society. Her hobbies included gardening and photography. She died in Moscow on September 21, 1988.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Photographs
Women

Burlingame, Mildred Edith, 1903-1988--Archives.

University of Idaho -- Faculty -- Records and correspondence

Flowers -- Photographs
Psychology -- Study and teaching

Palouse Region (Idaho and Wash.) -- Photographs

Professor of psychology, University of Idaho, 1942-1969

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of psychology professor Mildred Burlingame were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Charlotte Mohan in November 1985, with additional slides donated by the Latah County Historical Society in January 1986.

Processing Information

In the course of processing this material some items were discarded. These include processed checks, greeting cards without personal messages, and reprints of articles not by Dr. Burlingame. An envelope containing chips from Nez Perce arrowheads was offered to the Anthropology Department. In all the records were reduced by one cubic foot.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Professional Material 1919-1956
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1/11/1Psychology 110: papers and notes 1926 20 items
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1/21/2History of psychology, tables and lists 1922-1928 16 items
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1/31/3Brain waves 1933-1938 25 items
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1/41/4Comparative psychology, bibliographies undated 14 items
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1/51/5Delayed reaction 1922-1939 5 items
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1/61/6Experimental psychology undated 7 items
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1/71/7Illusions, drawings undated 10 items
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1/81/8Intelligence test data: Art undated 1 item
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1/91/9Intelligence tests 1919-1935 16 items
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1/101/10Learning, bibliography and notes undated 23 items
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1/111/11Learning, experimental material undated 50 items
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1/121/12Motor learning - maze undated 41 items
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1/131/13Neural function in learning undated 8 items
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1/141/14Publications by Mildred Burlingame 1937-1940 2 items
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1/151/15Other professional material 1927-1956 6 items
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1/161/16Notecards undated 133 items
Series II. Personal Papers 1909-1972
A. Correspondence 1946-1956
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2/172/17Notecards 1946-1947 31 items
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2/182/18Notecards 1948 41 items
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2/192/19Notecards 1949-1953 36 items
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2/202/20Notecards 1954 36 items
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2/212/21Notecards 1955 42 items
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2/222/22Notecards 1956 43 items
B. Slides, Negatives, and Photographs 1909-1972
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2/23-242/23-24Idaho 1948-1970 217 items
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2/25-262/25-26People, mainly family; My garden 1947-1964 247 items
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2/272/27Mt. Shasta, Stanford University, Crater Lake 1948-1963 98 items
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2/282/28Flowers, animals, and still lifes 1948-1963 60 items
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2/292/29North Idaho scenes 1955-1967 39 items
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2/30-312/30-31Short radius outside Moscow 1954-1969 140 items
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2/322/32Trip from Lake Chelan to Vancouver Island July 1956 99 items
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2/332/33Snake River Trip June 23, 1956 18 items
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2/342/34Garden flowers 1947-1964 80 items
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3/353/35Garden flowers 1947-1964 60 items
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3/363/36My cats 1958-1963 20 items
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3/37-383/37-38University of Idaho Homecoming Parades 1948-1964 257 items
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3/393/39Trips: Idaho, Oregon, California, British Columbia 1965 77 items
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3/403/40Lake Chelan 1966 19 items
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3/413/41North Idaho scenes 1950-1972 93 items
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3/423/42Retirement party 1969 17 items
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3/433/43Merrett, B.C. to Banff 1970 40 items
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3/443/44Twin Falls talent show 1975 34 items
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3/453/45University of Idaho campus 1953-1962 13 items
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3/463/46Olympic National Park July 1969 27 items
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3/473/47Wild flowers 1948-1969 38 items
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3/483/48Assorted negatives 1909-1952 140 items
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3/493/49Rolleiflex slides 1957-1971 115 items
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3/503/50Practica negatives 1953-1960 115 items
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3/513/51Rolleiflex negatives 1957-1971 597 items
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os/52os/52Moscow in winter undated 11 items
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os/53os/53Palouse region undated 13 items
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os/54os/54Other mounted photographs undated 7 items

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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