Merrill-Palmer Institute: Dr. Esther McGinnis Records

Accession Number: 
UR002124
Extent: 
2 linear feet (2 SB)
Date: 
1936-1952, bulk 1941-1952

Dr. Esther McGinnis was the Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1947-1951.
Prior to her appointment as Assistant Director in the 1930s, McGinnis was a professor of
Family Life at the Child Welfare Institute at the University of Minnesota and at State
Teaching College at Columbia University. Throughout her career at Merrill-Palmer she
did consulting work for other universities as well as government committees. Dr.
McGinnis’ records span her career both before and during her time at Merrill-Palmer and
reflect her varied activities and committee work, as well as both professional and
personal contacts.

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