A Guide to the Helen Lois Koch Papers, ca. 1928
Dr. Helen Koch, educator and educational psychologist, was born on August 26, 1895 in Blue Island, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Philosophy in 1918 and her Doctor of Philosophy in 1921 from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Koch joined the faculty of the University of Texas in 1922, serving as a professor of educational psychology until 1930. She then returned to the University of Chicago, serving as associate professor of psychology until 1942, when she became professor of child psychology. Active in Delta Kappa Gamma, the international society for women educators, she helped found the Lambda State Organization in 1935 and was a member of the Kappa Chapter in Chicago from its beginnings in 1937. She served on various committees within the organization as well as on the Administrative Board from 1966 to 1970.
Dr. Helen Koch died in Chicago, Illinois, on July 14, 1977.
Dr. Helen L. Koch, Delta Kappa Gamma website, accessed October 13, 2016.
The Helen Lois Koch Papers, ca. 1928, are comprised of charts, computations, letters, notes, research papers, schedules, tabulations, manuscripts, and test data. These papers concern the research done by Dr. Koch on the relative values of the whole versus the part methods in learning a given motor skill.
This collection is open for research use.
Helen Lois Koch Papers, ca. 1928, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, October 1978.
Detailed Description of the Papers