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Institute of Child Development records

Identifier: uarc 256

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Institute of Child Development administrative materials, programmatic reports, and related research.


  • Creation: 1964-1991


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

The Institute of Child Development was established at the University of Minnesota in 1925. Then known as the Institute of Child Welfare, its mission was to study and gain knowledge about the development of the normal child and disseminate information regarding childcare to parents. One year after its founding, the Institute became a department in the graduate school offering the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Programs offered by the Institute include counseling services begun in 1933, an undergraduate degree in child psychology established in 1955 and since 1925, the Institute has been home to a laboratory nursery school that provides model training experiences for teachers of young children.


1 box (1.0 cubic foot)


Collection contains the records of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.

Institute of Child Development Records, 1964-1991
Karen Spilman
June 2005
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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