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Ethel Kitch Yeaton collection on Edward Scribner Ames and James Hayden Tufts


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Title: Ethel Kitch Yeaton collection on Edward Scribner Ames and James Hayden Tufts, 1911-1914Add to your cart.

ID: 1/2/MSS 145

Primary Creator: Yeaton, Ethel Kitch (1884-1941)

Other Creators: Ames, Edward Scribner, (1870-1958.), Tufts, James Hayden, (1862-1942)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by courses.

Subjects: Ames, Edward Scribner, 1870-1958, Philosophy, Psychology, Tufts, James Hayden, 1862-1942., University of Chicago, Yeaton, Ethel Kitch, 1884-1941.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Ames, Edward Scribner, 1870-1958
Tufts, James Hayden, 1862-1942.
University of Chicago
Yeaton, Ethel Kitch, 1884-1941.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

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Preferred Citation: [Item], Ethel Kitch Yeaton collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: InventoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebook:  Philosophy 12Add to your cart.
Notebook:  Philosophy 12, Yeaton's notes on J. H. Tufts
Folder 3: Notebook:  Philosophy Seminar, 1911Add to your cart.
Notebook:  Philosophy Seminar, University of Chicago, 1911
Folder 4: Notebook:  Psychology 44Add to your cart.
Notebook:  Psychology 44, Yeaton's notes of lectures concerning the Psychology of Religion, probably attributable to E. S. Ames
Folder 5: Notebook:  Abnormal PsychologyAdd to your cart.
Notebook:  Abnormal Psychology, Yeaton's notes of lectures probably attributable to E. S. Ames

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