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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.


  • 1928 - 1963


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright restrictions may apply.


2.80 Cubic Feet (Two cubic foot boxes and two full-width letter manuscript 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 into two series. Each series is arranged in loose chronological order according to Remmers's numbering system.
  1. Publications
  2. Unpublished Works

Separated Materials

The item "Drugs, Booze, and Tobacco: How a Story was Handled" was moved to MSF 533, the Hermann H. Remmers and the Purdue Opinion Panel collection.

Processing Information

Staples were removed. Upon reprocessing in June 2019, collection materials were refoldered into acid-free folders and rehoused in acid-free boxes. Empty folders were removed.
Hermann H. Remmers papers
Jon Hathaway and Sarah Kenny
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
Third edition. Previous edition was completed on 2018-04-06.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-04-06: Purdue-related publications, previously housed separately, were moved so all items are now housed together. Collection was partially processed. Record updated by Jon Hathaway.
  • 2019-04-23: Collection record updated to reflect series and sub-series from original collection inventory by Adriana Harmeyer.
  • 2019-06-17: Arrangement and collection description updated by Sarah Kenny.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States