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Hermann H. Remmers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 321
The collection contains papers of H.H. Remmers, primarily relating to research on student attitudes, evaluations, and higher education studies. Studies involving school counseling are also included in the collection.

Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.


  • 1928 - 1963


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


3.00 Cubic Feet (Three cubic foot boxes)

Biographical Information

Hermann Remmers was Head of the Division of Educational Reference at Purdue University. Beginning in the mid-1930s, when Purdue began its doctoral program in psychology, he served as major professor for 89 Ph.D.s. In 1928, he also became an administrator, serving as director of Purdue's Division of Educational Reference until his retirement.

In the field of measurement programs and instruments, he directed the development of the State High School Testing Service for Indiana, which began in the 1930s, and the Purdue Opinion Panel, which has annually, since 1941, conducted three polls of high school students on topics of educational, social, and psychological significance and in the process has amassed an analyzed archive of adolescent opinion.

Beginning as assistant professor of psychology and education at Purdue in 1923, he was promoted to associate professor in 1926, and to professor in 1930. He was secretary of the education section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1940, president of the APA'S Division of Educational Psychology in 1951-52, and president of the American Educational Research Association in 1954-55

Source: "A tribute to Hermann Henry Remmers"

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in three series. Each series is arranged in chronological order.
  1. Publications
  2. Unpublished Works
  3. Purdue Related Publications

Physical Access Requirements

Materials are housed offsite.
Hermann H. Remmers papers
Jon Hathaway
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
Second edition.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-04-06: Purdue-related publications were stored and housed in a separate box. These were moved so all items are now housed together. Collection was partially processed. Some publications are missing; those folders were marked in the boxes. Record updated by Jon Hathaway.
  • 2019-04-23: Collection record updated to reflect series and sub-series from original collection inventory by Adriana Harmeyer.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States