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Daniel Prescott papers

 Collection 0160-UA

Daniel Prescott (1898-1970) was a Professor of Education at the University of Maryland, and also served as Director Emeritus of the Institute for Child Study from 1947-1960. He was recognized as one of the most distinguished writers and scholars on the subject of child psychology, and his work with troubled children included a trip to Germany in 1948 to work on a long-range plan to bring democracy to the youth of that country. His papers include publications, educational materials, correspondence (including letters written to his mother while Prescott was serving in the military during World War I), manuscripts, photographs, film, audiotape, awards, and bibliographies.


  • circa 1917-1976
  • Majority of material found within 1950-1965

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed, and may require pre-screening before viewing. Please contact the curator for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


18.00 Linear Feet

Guide to the Daniel Prescott papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742