Merrill-Palmer Institute: Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials

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Researchers must make an appointment with an AV archivist. Certain materials are restricted due to privacy concerns and/or fragility. Researchers must sign a restricted use form.
27 Linear Feet (2 MB, 2 SB, 8 OS, 2 slide boxes, 10 photo boxes, 7 drawers), 1 item

The Merrill-Palmer Institute was founded in 1920 by an endowment
from Lizzie Merrill Palmer. Throughout its 61 years of independent
operation, the Institute was greatly respected and internationally
known as one of the top institutions for education, training and
research in Child Development. Merrill-Palmer staff conducted and
published studies on families and children, operated a nursery school,
children's camps and clubs, offered marriage and family counseling,
and performed community service work. The Institute accepted
undergraduate and graduate students from the U. S. and internationally
and taught courses and provided research and laboratory experience
unavailable elsewhere. In 1981, the Institute came under the auspices
of Wayne State University, merging in 2005 with the Skillman
Center for Children to become the Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute
for Child and Family Development. The Merrill-Palmer Institute:
Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials reflect the main functions of
the institute throughout its history as an independent entity and almost
twenty years into its relationship with Wayne State University. The
bulk of the materials center on the operation of the Early Childhood
Center (formerly the Merrill-Palmer Nursery School), but also cover
its programs and services, teaching and research missions, and the
Institute's physical environment.

1920-1999, bulk 1930-1981
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