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John B. Schoolland Collection, 1962-1985 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: John B. Schoolland Collection, 1962-1985

ID: COLL/224

Primary Creator: Schoolland, John B. (1894-1987)

Extent: 0.75 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Professor of psychology at the University of Colorado. The collection includes correspondence; articles; pamphlets; photograph plates taken of the family, Calvin College, and Grand Rapids Christian High School; poems, entitled "Unfolding Destiny-a Saga of Boulder," "Our Pioneer Heritage, One Hundredth Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder, 1872-1972," and "Greetings at Christmas, 1985."

Biographical Note

John B. Schoolland was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 11, 1894. He received his bachelor's degree from Calvin College and went on to earn this master's degree from Columbia University and Ph.D. from Duke University. Schoolland also served during World War I in field artillery. After the war he began to teach in Bowling Green, Ohio and Paterson, New Jersey. While in Paterson, Schoolland married Wilma D. "Bree" Vermeulen in 1921. They eventually moved back his hometown of Grand Rapids where he became the principal of the Christian High School.

In 1929 he accepted a faculty position at University of Colorado in Boulder. He served the university as professor of psychology until his retirement in 1962.  During his time as at CU he started the master of personnel services degree program and served as its chairman for 10 years. He also worked as the director of the student counseling service on CU's campus.

Schoolland also found time to publish 3 books on the history in the Boulder area.  Schoolland also enjoyed photography and interested in methods of transportation such as railroads, canals, and ferry boats.  John B. Schoolland passed away on December 18, 1987 in California.

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[Series 1: Miscellaneous, 1962-1985],

Series 1: Miscellaneous --- 1962-1985
Box 1
Folder 1: Papers
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1968-1976
Folder 3: Poems
Item 1: Book: The Journal of General Psychology
Item 2: Book: Choosing My College Major
Item 3: Book: Master of Personnel Service
Item 4: Book: Rotary in Boulder
Item 5: Book: Study Booklet A: How to Study; B.: How to prepare for and take an examination
Item 6: Book: Program and Roster 16th Anniversary Master of Personnel Service, May 5, 1962
Item 7: Book: Are There Any Innate Behavior Tendencies?
Box 2: Photograph plates taken of Schoolland's family, Calvin College, and Grand Rapids Christian High

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