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Personal papers of Roger Barker

Call Number: PP 367


Roger G. Barker's papers include autobiography drafts and biographical information, as well as professional correspondence dating from the 1980s. Also in the collection are lecture notes and research materials regarding educational psychology, children and adolescents, and ecological and somatopsychology, dating from the 1930s-1960s. Much of this dates from when he was a professor at the University of Kansas, conducting research through the Midwest Psychological Field Station he had established for KU in the late 1940s.


  • Creation: 1939-1966; 1980s


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Biography of Roger G. Barker

Roger G. Barker, a pioneer researcher in the field of ecological (enviromental) psychology, began his tenure at the University of Kansas as chairman of the department of psychology in 1947. That same year, he also established the Midwest Psychological Field Station in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Barker retired from KU in 1971. Barker died in Oskaloosa, Kansas, in September 1990.


4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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Physical Location

PP 367

Related Materials

University of Kansas Midwest Psychological Field Station Records, University Archives, RG 17/66, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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Guide to the Roger Barker Collection
Personal Papers of Roger Barker
Finding aid prepared by amc, 2005. Finding aid encoded by amc, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2019.
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Personal papers of Roger Barker, University Archives, Rr 367, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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