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Personal papers of Grace Heider

Call Number: PP 485


Grace Heider received her PhD in psychology from the University of Kansas in 1959 and was a professor in the psychology department from 1964 until she retired in 1973. This collection includes personal letters, social calendars, publications, and professional papers.


  • Creation: 1931 - 1994


Language of Materials

English; German

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Grace Heider

Grace Heider received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1926 and an M.A. from Smith College in 1927. From 1927 to 1947, she conducted research at the Clarke School for the Deaf, Northampton, Maine. She earned her PhD in psychology from the University of Kansas in 1959. She was known for her research and publications on coping in children and articles on key figures in the history of psychology. She was married to Fritz Heider who also taught at the University of Kansas. She died in 1995.


1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Physical Location

PP 485

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Heider, 2009

Related Materials

Guide to the Fritz Heider Collection: Personal Papers of Fritz Heider, 1907-1983. Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Grace Heider Collection
Personal papers of Grace Heider
Finding aid prepared by tw, 2009; mlh, 2011; Finding aid encoded by tw, 2009; mlh, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Grace Heider, PP 485, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States