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Personal papers of Fritz Heider

Call Number: PP 343


Fritz Heider taught Social Pyschology at the University of Kansas from 1947-1966. This collection includes early diaries, notes for his autobiography and other personal materials, psychology notebooks, publications and papers, and research information.


  • 1907 - 1983


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and German with a certicate from a visit to Italy in Italian

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 Fritz Heider

Fritz Heider received his Ph.D. from Graz University in Austria in 1920. He joined the University of Kansas faculty in 1947. His ideas and theories about social psychology made him internationally known. He was named a University Distinguished Professor in 1965 and retired in 1966. He died in 1988.


24 Linear Feet (38 boxes + 1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders)

Physical Location

PP 343

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Grace Heider, 1988; John Heider, 2009.

Related Materials

Personal Papers of Grace Heider, PP 485, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Fritz Heider Collection
Personal papers of Fritz Heider
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Addition by tw, 2010; revised by skt, 2010; mlh, 2011; caf, 2012. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005; revised by skt, 2010; mlh, 2011, caf, 2012; imf, 2013.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Fritz Heider, University Archives, PP 343, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States