University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Helen Lois Koch Papers, ca. 1928



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Koch, Helen L. (Helen Lois), 1895-1977
Title: Koch, Helen Lois, papers
Dates: ca. 1928
Abstract: Dr. Koch joined the faculty of the University of Texas in 1922, serving as a professor of educational psychology until 1930. She then served as associate professor of psychology at the University of Chicago until 1942, when she became professor of child psychology. The 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.
Accession No.: 73-142
OCLC No.: 961216130
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Dr. Helen L. Koch, Delta Kappa Gamma website, accessed October 13, 2016.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Koch, Helen L. (Helen Lois), 1895-1977
Carr, Harvey, 1873-1954
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Psychology
Subjects
Educational psychology.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Helen Lois Koch Papers, ca. 1928, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, October 1978.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3G215 Letters, February 20, 1928
"A New Phase of the Part-Whole Problem," ca. 1928
"Whole Versus Part Method in Motor Learning Demanding Simultaneous Integration of Parts," ca. 1928
Test results, schedules, and miscellany, ca. 1928
Part method test data, ca. 1928
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3G210 Whole method test data, ca. 1928