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H88-0027. DeHaan, Robert F. (1925- ). Papers, 1950-1971, 2003. 2.00 linear ft.

Identifier: H88-0027

Scope and Contents

The Robert F. DeHaan Papers include biographical material, correspondence, and project materials which reflect his interests in education and psychology. The collection includes background reports, supporting materials, and a final report for the Programmed Instruction Project for which DeHaan was director. The papers are arranged alphabetically by topical heading.


  • 1950 - 1971
  • 2003



Robert F. DeHaan received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1951. His specialties included social psychology, education of the gifted, educational psychology, and programmed instruction. From 1951-1956, he conducted a research project on the gifted at the University of Chicago. From 1956-1963, he was a Professor of Psychology at Hope College. In 1963, he became the Director of the Programmed Instruction Project, GLCA. He has published a variety of articles, a Teachers Guidance Handbook, and Educating Gifted Children, the latter in collaboration with Robert J. Havighurst. In 1966, DeHaan rejoined the faculty of Hope College as the chairman of the Education Department until 1969. He eventually became the director of the Philadelphia Urban Semester from 1970 1974.


2.00 Linear Feet

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Hope College Professor of psychology (1956-1963), of education (1969-1970); director of the Philadelphia Urban Semester (1970-1974). Collection includes clippings, correspondence, articles, and various proposals, reports, and projects including "Holland Youth Development," "Leadership in School Age Children," "Kent County Jail Program," "A Theoretical Analysis of Academic and Experiential Learning," "Facing Change on the Campus," "Saugatuck...Ungraded Program," and papers on urban educational and programmed instruction. Detailed Collection Register available.


Robert F. DeHaan


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Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Theil Research Center
9 East 10th Street
Holland Michigan 49423 United States