University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Clarence T. Gray Papers, 1925-1929



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gray, Clarence T., 1877-1951
Title: Gray, Clarence T., Papers
Dates: 1925-1929
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence as well as administrative and research material, the Clarence T. Gray Papers, 1925-1929, document Gray’s research in the fields of education and psychology, as well as his activities as Chair of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Educational Psychology.
Extent: 3 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Russel, Kansas, Clarence Truman Gray (1877-1951) was the son of Bingham and Evangeline Gray. Raised near Gosport, Indiana, Clarence T. Gray graduated with an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Indiana University in 1905, and went on to earn a Master’s in 1911 and a Ph.D. in 1916 from the University of Chicago. After completing his dissertation on reading habits, Gray became a faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. In conjunction with his dissertation, Gray had also invented an instrument to track eye movements during reading sessions which he further developed at the University of Texas. From 1926 to 1948, Gray served as the Chair of his department and as acting Dean of the College of Education in 1947. A prolific writer, Gray was the author of many publications on educational psychology, including Types of Reading Ability (1917) and Deficiencies in Reading Ability (1922).

Source:

Ayer, Fred C., et al. "In Memoriam: Clarence Truman Gray." University of Texas at Austin. Accessed January 11, 2011. http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/pages/colleges_depts/education.html.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence as well as administrative and research material, the Clarence T. Gray Papers, 1925-1929, document Gray’s research in the fields of education and psychology, as well as his activities as Chair of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Educational Psychology. Research-related items include articles and pamphlets on teaching and psychology, testing materials, and reports. Documents pertaining to Gray’s role as Chair consist of correspondence with faculty and other administrators, requisitions, and questionnaires distributed to faculty.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gray, Clarence T., 1877-1951 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Educational Psychology -- History -- 20th century
Subjects
College administrators -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Educational psychology -- Research -- History -- 20th century
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clarence T. Gray Papers, 1925-1929, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4P338 Education pamphlets, [ca. 1926]
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4P339 Printed material, circulars, notices, lists, etc., [ca. 1927-1928]
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4P352 State Department of Education statistics and Circulars, [ca. 1926]
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4P369 Requisitions, 1927-1929
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4Q270 Intelligence tests, correspondence, [ca. 1927]
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4Q527 Quarter-Major Committee: Correspondence, reports, questionnaires, 1925-1926