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Langfeld, Herbert Sidney, 1879-1958
Herbert Sidney Langfeld Papers
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes B-000006 to B-000007


Herbert Sidney Langfeld (1879-1958) was an American professor of psychology and prominent academic. This collection includes his diaries, professional correspondence, drafts of lectures and notes, photographs, and various printed material.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of desk diaries, professional correspondence, manuscript material, printed material, and photographs of psychologist and Princeton professor Herbert Sidney Langfeld (1879-1958). Langfeld published frequently in academic journals such as The Psychological Review and Psychological Monographs (both of which he also edited at one point). Several offprints of his writings for these publications are included in the print materials. As the department chair for Psychology and psychological laboratory director at Princeton, as well as president of the American Psychological Association (1930), Langfeld delivered many lectures and addresses on the subject of psychology, and typed drafts of a few of his presentations are included in this collection's manuscript material. Amidst the correspondence are a few of Langfeld's professional exchanges, however, most of the letters are condolences received after his death.

Collection Creator Biography:

Langfeld, Herbert Sidney, 1879-1958

Herbert Sidney Langfeld was born in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Haverford College and obtained a Ph. D. from the University of Berlin in 1909, after which he became a research fellow in psychology at Harvard University. From there he steadily worked his way up in academia, becoming a professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychological Laboratory at Princeton in 1924. He served as an editor for Psychological Monographs from 1931 to 1934, as well as for The Psychological Review from 1934 to 1947.

Collection History


Gift of Brita Bergland in 2015 (AM 2015-71).


Nothing was removed during initial 2015 processing

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in June 2015. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler in June 2015.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research/

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Herbert Sidney Langfeld Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes B-000006 to B-000007