RG10 Faculty & Staff Papers

Subgroup 7: Doris B. Wallace Papers (1958-1984)

Creator: Wallace, Doris B.
Title: Doris B. Wallace Papers
Call #: RG10 SG7
Dates: 1958-1984

Abstract: The Doris B. Wallace Papers were created over the course of Wallace’s career with the Research Division of Bank Street, through the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s.  The materials span her research study endeavors, focusing on the Psychological Impact of School Experience Study, Head Start Evaluation, and community & family.  Her work was collected in observational notes, reports, correspondence, publications, administrative files, and several other formats.

Language of Material: English
Location: Bank Street College Archives New York, NY
Preferred Citation: Doris B. Wallace Papers, Box #, Bank Street College Archives, New York, NY

Biographical Note

Doris B. Wallace studied at the Royal College of Music in London, University of Edinburgh, City University of New York and Rutgers University. She received her BA in Psychology from CUNY in 1975 and an MA (1978) and PhD (1982) from Rutgers University. In 1959, she came to Bank Street as Assistant to the Director of Research. Throughout her tenure at Bank Street, Wallace served in a number of roles in the Research Division, including Coordinator of the Head Start Evaluation and Research Center and Senior Research Associate.

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents Doris Wallace’s work as a member of the Research Division between 1959 and 1984. Included is documentation of Wallace’s early work in the Department as administrative assistant, data analyst, and editorial assistant for the Psychological Impact of School Experience Study; her work as coordinator and supervisor of Head Start Evaluation, and her research studies on family and the community. In addition, this collection includes Wallace’s papers from her active role as a staff representative on various College governance committees.

The collection consists of the following series. Select one for further information:

  • SERIES A - Publications of the Psychosocial Series (1964-1971)

    Contains papers reflecting Wallace’s role as editorial assistant for the Psychosocial Series, particularly the publication of the Psychological Impact of School Experience Study by Basic Books in 1969. The series includes some correspondence to and from Barbara Biber as well as royalty statements, books requests, publicity material and reviews, and announcement of the Psychological Impact of School Experience.

  • SERIES B – Research Studies (1968-1984)

    Contains materials from various studies conducted by Doris Wallace including: Head Start Evaluations and testing observations, Parent-Child Development Center Project, Family Education Project, and Center for the Study of Family, Work and School. Other research grant proposals are also included.

  • SERIES C - Joint Personnel Policies Committee (1961-1973)

    Contains materials from Wallace’s participation in the Professional Staff subcommittee of the JPPC which included representation from the Professional Staff Council.

  • SERIES D - Ad Hoc Committee on Organization (1966-1970)

    Contains materials from the Sub-committee for Professional Staff Participation in College Educational Affairs. Doris Wallace and trustee Millicent McIntosh were particularly active on this sub-committee.

  • SERIES E - Middle States Accreditation Evaluation (1968-1971)

    Contains committee materials collected by Doris Wallace, who represented the professional staff on the self-evaluation committee.

  • SERIES F - Other Committees (1965-1973)

    Includes records of other College committees on which Wallace served including: Research Division Policy Committee, Committee on Staff Publications, Research Division Recommendation Committee, Professional Staff Council, Research Division Long Term Planning, Library Advisory Committee and the Standing Committee on Appointments.

  • SERIES G - Miscellaneous Research Division Papers (1962-1975)

    Includes a small collection of Wallace’s papers on administration and personnel of the Research Division, union contracts, notes for the preparation of a tribute to Barbara Biber, Wallace’s c.v. and sabbatical notes, and her notes on seminars and conferences attended.

Controlled Access Headings

  • Corporate Name(s)
    • Bank Street College of Education
    • Head Start Program (U.S.)
  • Genre(s)
    • Administrative records
    • Correspondence
    • Instructional and educational works
    • Notes
    • Publications
    • Reports
    • School Records
  • Geographic Name(s)
    • New York (N.Y.)
    • United States
  • Personal Name(s)
    • Biber, Barbara, 1903-1993
    • McIntosh, Millicent C.
    • Wallace, Doris B.
  • Subject(s)
    • Child development — New York (State) — New York
    • Child development — United States — History — 20th century
    • Education — Study and teaching
    • Educators
    • Elementary schools — New York (State) — New York
    • Research — Study and teaching
    • Teachers colleges — New York (State)
    • Women educators