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Personal papers of Beatrice A. Wright

Call Number: PP 402


The collection includes research and publication materials; case studies; book revisions and chapters; permissions materials; articles related to the field of research; teacher and student consultations; some papers related to her husband, Erik Wright's academic work; photocopies of essays in various stages before and after publication; pictures, photographs and negatives.


  • Creation: 1960s-1980s


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 Beatrice A. Wright

Born on December 16, 1917, Beatrice A. Posner married M. Erik Wright on September 7, 1940. She had three children, her last (Woodring E. Wright) was born in 1949, a year after Beatrice began her professional career in academe. During the 1950s - Erik taught in KU's Department of Psychology and due to nepotism regulations, Beatrice was not invited to join the Department of Psychology faculty until 1964, when she became an asscoiate professor. She became a full professor in 1967. Her 1960 book publication, Physical Disability -- A Psychological Approach, was a landmark text in the field which was subsequently translated into Dutch (1964) and Polish (1965).


7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 402

Related Materials

Personal papers of M. Erik Wright, PP 403, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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

Beatrice A. Wright Collection
Personal papers of Beatrice A. Wright
Finding aid prepared by rh, 2009. Finding aid encoded by rh, 2009.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Beatrice A. Wright papers, PP 402, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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