Psychology Museum

THE BARNARD COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY COLLECTION

BARNARD COLLEGE - COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
New York City, NY
Historian & Museum Curator: Thomas Perera Ph. D.
 

This collection is dedicated to the preservation of the history and apparatus from the early days of the Barnard College Psychology Department. Barnard College, a four-year women's college, was founded in 1889 and the first courses in psychology were offered in 1906 over the strenuous objections of many faculty and administrators who maintained that psychology was not a fitting topic for young women. We have digitized the documents and apparatus which have been stored in the departmental archives for nearly 100 years and placed them on the internet in a form that makes them accessible to historians and students. This museum was created in 1995 and, as time permits, more of this information will be digitized and made available.

In the photograph above, Harry L. Hollingworth, founder of the Barnard College Psychology Department, demonstrates the operation of the Hipp Chronoscope at the opening of the Hollingworth Laboratories.

 


THE BARNARD COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY COLLECTION

Table of Contents

 

  1. THE HISTORY OF THE BARNARD PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
  2. REACTION TIME APPARATUS
    • HIPP CHRONOSCOPE
    • STANFORD WHITE SWINGING REACTION TIME APPARATUS
    • C. H. STOELTING DUAL PENDULUM ''VERNIER CHRONOSCOPE'' REACTION TIMER
    • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FALL TACHISTOSCOPE
    • FALL TACHISTOSCOPE - MANUFACTURER UNKNOWN
    • SPINDLER & HOYER ROTATING VERTICAL DRUM KYMOGRAPH
    • SPINDLER & HOYER MERCURY-DIP CONTACT RELAY
    • STOELTING MERCURY-DIP CONTACT METRONOME PULSE GENERATOR
    • MERCURY-DIP CONTACT REVERSING SWITCH
    • COMPLEX ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS
  3. VISION RESEARCH APPARATUS
    • L. E. KNOTT APPARATUS CO. SINGLE-AXLE COLOR MIXING APPARATUS
    • MILTON BRADLEY TWO AXLE COLOR MIXING APPARATUS
    • STRATTON PRISMATIC GOGGLES
    • STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPH VIEWER
  4. AUDITORY RESEARCH APPARATUS
    • C. H. STOELTING TUNING FORK
    • C. H. STOELTING ADJUSTABLE TUNING FORK
  5. CUTANEOUS RESEARCH APPARATUS
    • PRESSURE TESTING APPARATUS
  6. OLFACTORY RESEARCH APPARATUS
    • C. H. STOELTING - OLFACTORY TEST APPARATUS
  7. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH APPARATUS
    • GORTON CODFISH CAKE CANS AND HISTORY
  8. EARLY PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY

Related Sites

Museum of the history of Psychological Instrumentation, Montclair State University.

The Museum of Brass Instrument Psychology at the University of Toronto.


Contacts

Museum Curator:  

Thomas B. Perera Ph. D.
Historian and Barnard College Museum Curator
Professor Emeritous: Department of Psychology
Montclair State University
Tom Perera's Homepage
Tom Perera's Telegraph & Scientific Instrument Cyber Musem

Barnard College Psychology Department:

Peter Balsam Ph. D.
Department of Psychology
Barnard College - Columbia University
3009 Broadway New York City, NY 10027
pbalsam@columbia.edu