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Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers, circa 1875-1958

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brumbaugh, Jesse Franklin
Title
Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers
Dates
circa 1875-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS Brumbaugh
Summary
The Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers consist primarily of teaching materials for psychology and law courses he taught at Oregon State College from 1915 until the 1940s.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jesse F. Brumbaugh served as professor of psychology at Oregon State College from 1915 until his retirement in about 1939 when he became professor emeritus. He continued teaching into the 1950s.

Brumbaugh (originally spelled Brumback) was born in Kewanna, Indiana on May 29, 1868. He received degrees from Depauw University (A.B., 1894), University of Chicago (A.M. 1902), and the State Law School of South Dakota (L.L.B., 1910). Prior to his tenure at Oregon State, Brumbaugh taught at Depauw University (1894-1896 and 1902-1906), Dakota Wesleyan (1897-1901), and the State University of South Dakota (1909-1913).

Brumbaugh taught a wide range of classes during his years at Oregon State, including Elementary Psychology, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Reflective Thinking, Logic, and Ethics. He authored numerous articles and three books - Legal Reasoning and Briefing (1917), Legal and Public Speaking (1932) and Child Psychology (1933) (the books are available in the Valley Library). Brumbaugh was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honorary societies and the Society of Applied Psychology. He married Anna Cook of Sheldon, South Dakota in August 1899. They had four children. Brumbaugh probably died around 1959.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection, organized into nine series, consist of Brumbaugh's teaching materials from psychology and law courses, writings, personal correspondence, biographical information, grade school notebook from the mid1870s, clippings and memorabilia, and photographs.

The first series is the grade school notebook from about 1875 which includes hand-drawn maps of states and related geographical information, other drawings, writing lessons, mathematical problems, historical essays and poetry. Series two is biographical and family genealogical information. Series three includes correspondence with professional colleagues, family members and publishers. Series four consists of law related teaching materials, including a 1915/16 Farmers' Short Course in law and government. Series five contains teaching materials (primarily lecture notes) pertaining to the various psychology courses taught by Brumbaugh at Oregon State.

Series six contains other writings including poems written by Brumbaugh. Series seven contains a variety of personal financial records including insurance policies, tax statements, property deeds and stock information. Series eight includes newspaper clippings on a variety of subjects and various items of memorabilia. Series nine consists of photographs; those identified include a portrait of daughter Madeline Brumbaugh and an image of Jesse Brumbaugh pushing a reel mower.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Grade School Notebook, circa 1875Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Series II:  Biographical Information, 1908-1915Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Genealogical information
undated
1
Resume and letters of recommendation
1908-1915

Series III:  Personal Correspondence, 1926-1958Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Series IV:  Law Teaching Materials, 1915-1916 and undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Extension Courses in Law and Government
Farmers Short Course
1915-1916
1
Notes and Arguments
1
Untitled manuscript

Series V:  Teaching Materials, 1917-1946Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Child Study
undated
Box
2
Child Psychology: Questions based on text "Nature at Work in the Child"
2
Chapter XI, Outline Study of Child Development Education
2
Outline Course in Principles of Education
1917
Questions in Educational Psychology (Psy 322)
Theories of Education
Ethics lecture notes
Vocational Psychology
Box
2
Outline of Vocational Psychology (Psy 312)
2
Vocations in Fiction
Syllabus on Reflective Thinking (Psy 114)
1933
Logic
Box
2
Modern Logic and Scientific Method (Psy 212, 213, 214), outline and notes
2
Notes on methods
2
Titled notes (analogy, elimination, hypothesis)
Background of Social Science, syllabi and outlines (Ssc 101)
1933
Psychology outlines and exams
1936 and 1938
Notes (titled and untitled)
Exam questions?
Teaching materials of other educators
Box
2
"American Civics and Government Test for High Schools and Colleges," F.A. Magruder and R.J. Clinton, Oregon State College, and M.M. Chambers, Teachers College of Kansas City, Missouri
circa 1946
2
Advertisement for The Comparative Anatomy of the Nervous System of Vertebrates Including Man
circa 1940

Series VI:  Writings, 1953 and undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Typescript (partial) - study of human reaction time involving automobiles
1
Poems
1953 and undated

Series VII:  Financial Records, 1898-1957Return to Top

Household receipts, checks, insurance policies, property tax statements, stock information, property deeds

Series VIII:  Clippings and Memorabilia, 1922-1955Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Newspaper clippings, various subjects
1945-1953
1
Memorabilia - notecards, membership cards, recipes, dime novel catalog
1922-1955

Series IX:  Photographs, circa 1930-1946Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Unidentified children (grandchildren of Brumbaugh?)
circa 1930-1946
3
Portrait of Madeline Brumbaugh
circa 1930
3
Unidentified old woman standing next to a tree
3
Jesse Brumbaugh? in suit pushing mower
circa 1940
3
Composite photograph of young women (sorority or living group?)
3
Aerial photograph of ranch house and orchard, Klamath Falls?
Kennel-Ellis, Klamath Falls