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.