Ethel Kitch Yeaton collection on Edward Scribner Ames and James Hayden Tufts, 1911-1914
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Brief Description: This collection contains four of Ethel Kitch Yeaton's notebooks from courses she took with Edward Scribner Ames and James Hayden Tufts, professors of philosophy at The University of Chicago.  Two of her notebooks, one entitled "Psychology 44" concerning the psychology of religion, and another entitled "Abnormal Psychology," were probably taken in lecture from Ames.  A third notebook, "Philosophy Seminar," contains notes from a lecture Tufts delivered on Kant's ethical theory and "Critique of Pure Reason."  Lecture notes from another class given by Tufts are found in the fourth notebook, "Philosophy 12."  Some of the notebooks also contain various loose notes.
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Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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Record Series Number: 1/2/MSS 145
Created by: Yeaton, Ethel Kitch (1884-1941), Ames, Edward Scribner, (1870-1958.), Tufts, James Hayden, (1862-1942)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged by courses.
Biographical Note for Yeaton, Ethel Kitch (1884-1941) : Ethel M. Kitch  from McComb, Ohio, received her Oberlin A.B. in 1906 and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1914. She taught psychology and/or philosophy at Oberlin from 1908 to 1935. She became Associate Professor of Philosophy in 1914 and Professor in 1926. Her particular contribution to the philosophy department was developing a course in "Evolution of Social Forms and Customs: A History of Etiquette." In 1923 she married Chester Yeaton. Ethel Kitch Yeaton was also known primarily for her fine art of teaching. Her bibliography of the writings of and about Rabindranath Tagore constitutes her most significant publication. She was also very active in the Oberlin Women's Club. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of the Aelioian Literary Society.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Ames, Edward Scribner, 1870-1958
Tufts, James Hayden, 1862-1942.
University of Chicago
Yeaton, Ethel Kitch, 1884-1941.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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