RG10 Faculty & Staff Papers

Subgroup 3: Barbara Biber papers (1927-1993)

Creator: Biber, Barbara, 1903-1993
Title: Barbara Biber papers
Call #: RG10 SG3
Dates: 1927-1993

Abstract: The Barbara Biber papers were generated by Biber in the course of her professional life, through the mid to late twentieth century. Much of the materials concern her research studies and lead role in the field of child psychological development at the Bureau of Educational Experiments (BEE) and Bank Street College. Biber’s work was collected in observational notes, reports, speeches, correspondence, publications, and other formats.

Language of Material: English
Location: Bank Street College Archives New York, NY
Preferred Citation: Barbara Biber papers, Box #, Bank Street College Archives, New York, NY

Biographical Note

Barbara Biber (1903-1993) joined the staff of the Bureau of Educational Experiments in 1928 and became one of its key members, serving on the Working Council and the Executive Committee and in numerous other policy-making and administrative capacities. She became chair of the Studies and Publications Committee, precursor of the Research Division, in 1933 and served as chair of the Research Division until 1963. That year she was named Distinguished Research scholar at Bank Street and continued her research in mental health and child development. Biber continued to play a role at Bank Street until her death in 1993.

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Barbara Biber reflect her leadership roles at the Bureau of Educational Experiments and Bank Street College and her contributions to the study of the psychological development of children and related fields. This subgroup consists of biographical materials, correspondence, and records of research studies, faculty and administrative activities, courses taught, and the work of her students. Also included are drafts of lectures, papers presented at professional meetings, publications, and research papers by Biber’s Bank Street colleagues.

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Complete Guide to Subgroup 3 – Barbara Biber papers (pdf)

The subgroup consists of the following series.

SERIES A – Correspondence (1931-1988)

SERIES B – Lectures, Conferences and Publications (1930-1987)

SERIES C – Research Studies (1934-1962)

SERIES D – Personal and Biographical Materials (1934-1993)

SERIES E – Bank Street College Faculty Affairs (1927-1980)

SERIES F – Course Records (1927-1972)

SERIES G – Student Papers (1943-1960)

SERIES H – Professional Affiliations and Consulting Projects (1945-1987)

SERIES I – Research Papers: Bank Street Staff and Students (1946-1987)

SERIES J – Abstracts File (1959)

SERIES K – Oral History Interviews and Related Correspondence (1974-1988)

SERIES L – Audio-visual Materials

Controlled Access Headings

  • Corporate Name(s)
    • Bank Street College of Education
    • New York (N.Y.). Bureau of Educational Experiments
  • Genre(s)
    • Administrative records
    • Audio visual materials
    • Correspondence
    • Instructional and educational works
    • Notes
    • Publications
    • Reports
    • School Records
    • Transcripts
  • Geographic Name(s)
    • New York (N.Y.)
    • United States
  • Personal Name(s)
    • Antler, Joyce
    • Biber, Barbara, 1903-1993
    • Gordon, Edith Lisolette Oppenheimer
  • Subject(s)
    • Child care
    • Child development — New York (State) — New York
    • Child development — United States — History — 20th century
    • Education
    • Educators
    • Teachers colleges — New York (State)
    • Teachers — Training of — History
    • Women educators