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E. Paul Torrance photographic archive [TEMP]

E. Paul Torrance photographic archive [TEMP]

Descriptive Summary

Title: E. Paul Torrance photographic archive [TEMP]
Creator: Torrance, E. Paul (Ellis Paul), 1915-
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1999
Language: English
Extent: 20 Linear Feet 22 cartons, 1 document box, 1 oversized box, 1 volume
Collection Number: ms2606
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ellis Paul Torrance was born on October 8, 1915 and died on July 12, 2003. He was a renown American psychologist and educator. World War II interrupted Torrance's teaching career, but he continud his work in a position with the U.S. Army as a counselor for disabled veterans. Torrance taught from 1957 to 1984 at the University of Minnesota and the University of Georgia. He became a professor at UGA in Eduational Psychology in 1966 and retired fully in 1984, the same year that UGA established the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. He had been the head of the Educational Psychology Dept. at the University of Georgia from 1966 to 1978. E. Paul Torrance was incredibly well-written and his work was widely published: he had a total of 1,871 publications, including 88 books, 408 journal articles, and 538 reports, manuals, and tests, making him one of the most published faculty members in UGA's history.

Notably, E. Paul Torrance developed the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, which test creativity using simple trials based on fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. These have often been used in admission into gifted programs, especially in Georgia. The tests are particularly well-regarded because they appear relatively free of racial or socioeconomic bias, and teachers often find them easy to administer and score.

Torrance also created the Future Problem Solving Program, which has now expanded internationally. According to their website, the organization "stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles."

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 108 scrapbook photo albums ranging from the mid-1940s to mid-1990s. They revolve around the personal and professional life of E. Paul Torrance. His wife, Pansy Torrance, and many of his colleagues and students feature prominently in the collection. Similarly, the Torrance family pet cats are also well-represented through the years. However, a significant part of the collection focuses on E. Paul Torrance's work in academia, especially after his retirement from the University of Georgia. The albums contain images from Athens, Georgia; Minnesota; Taiwan; Japan; Germany; and India, among several others.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. Paul Torrance photographic archive, ms 2606, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 May 24.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Journalists -- Diaries.
Scrapbooks
Torrance, E. Paul (Ellis Paul), 1915-
Travel photography

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: E. Paul Torrance papers, ms2344; E. Paul Torrance creativity testing collection, m2372; E. Paul Torrance thesis and dissertations, ms2378; E. Paul Torrance artifacts and personal papers, ms3723.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Photographs

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1(#95) The Torrances, 1940-1999
1(#53) Nevada and Survival School Scenes, 1950-1959
1(#48) USAF Survival Training, 1951-1957
1(#91) The Torrance's & Friends & Family, 1952, 1977-1982
1(#50) Controversy on regarding Resistance to Indoctrination Training at USAF Survival School, 1955
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2(#49) Trip to Air Force and Army Survival Schools in Alaska, 1956
2(#52) Air Force Survival Methods and Research, 1950-1959
2(#57) University of Minnesota Elementary School & Sidney Pratt Elementary School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1958-1965
2(#54) Minnesota Years, 1958-1966
carton
3(#55) Miscellaneous Research Projects during Minnesota Years, 1958-1966
3(#88) The Torrance's Working with Family & Friends, 1959-1978
3(#56) Miscellaneous Experiments and Activities, 1960-1965
3(#87) Children at San Diego Zoo, photographed by E. Paul Torrance, 1960-1965
3(#58) Work with High Achievers, Bloomington, Minnesota-Torrance and Myers, 1962
3(#89) The Torrance's & Children Working, 1961-1967
3(#62) Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles, 1962-1968
carton
4(#90) Little Church-Bloomington, MN & Athens, GA, 1960-1979
4(#4) Vol. IV, 1965-1979
4(#63) Creative Aesthetic Approach to Learning Readiness, 1966-1970
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5(#92) The Torrance's & 185 Riverhill Drive, 1966-1980s
5(#67) Education Psychological Department at the University of Georgia, 1967-1973
5(#60) Photographic Study of Berlin Children, 1967
5(#59) West Berlin Conference on New Developments on Testing, 1967
5(#61) Photos of Berlin School in Cross Cultural Study of Creative Development, 1967
5(#64) Creative Aesthetic Experience in Learning Readiness, 1967-1968
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6(#65) Creative Aesthetic Kindergarten Model, 1965-1969
6(#5), 1968-1969
6(#6), 1969
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7(#66) White House Conference on Children, 1970
7(#98) Photographs of children engaged in creative learning throuhgout Dr. Torrance's career, 1980-1989
7(#7), 1970
7(#68) Educational Psychology Department, 1971-1976
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8(#99) Future Problem Solving Program Articles and News Stories, 1970-1999
8(#84) Travels from Tokyo to Valencia, 1970-1979
8(#72) Dudley Park Experience, EPY 706, 1971-1972
8(#8), 1971
8(#69) EPY 822, Fall, 1972
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9(#9), 1972
9(#10), 1973
9(#70) Children at Parkview Play School, 1973
9(#71) Bulletins, Maps, Assignments for Creativity Workshop-Dudley Park, 1973
9(#73) Class in EPY 706, Parkview Play School, Winter Quarter, 1974
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10(#11), 1974
10(#12), 1975
10(#13), 1975
10(#15), 1976
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11(#14), 1976
11(#75) Career Awareness Component of Governor's Honors Program, 1976
11(#16), 1977
11(#18), 1978
11(#40) Future Problem Solving Program Bowl Activities, 1978-1983
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12(#76) Hawaii, 1978 August
12(#77) Taiwan, 1979 March
12(#78) Beginning of Trip to Japan & Korea with Stop in Hawaii, 1978-1979
12(#79) Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nara, Wakayama, 1979
12(#80) News Clippings-Japan & Taiwan, 1979
12(#81) Trip to Japan, 1978-1979
12(#41) Future Problem Solving Bowl, 1979-1980
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13(#44) State and National FPS Bowls, 1980-1985
13(#21) Fall, 1980
13(#39) Future Problem Solving Program Bowl, 1980
13(#42) Future Problem Solving Program, 1980-1981
13(#86) Japanese Gardens, 1981
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14(#22) Winter, Spring, and Summer, 1981
14(#23) Summer, Fall, 1981
14(#26) Fall, 1982
14(#43) Future Problem Solving Program, 1982-1983
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15(#25) Spring, Summer, 1982
15(#27) Winter, Spring, 1983
15(#28) Spring, Summer, 1983
15(#29) Summer, Fall, 1983
15(#85) Conferences, 1982-1983
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16(#30), 1984
16(#31) Summer, Fall, 1984
16(#32) Winter, Spring, 1985
16(#33), 1985
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17(#97) Open House, Retirement Week, 1985 March 23-24
17(#34), 1985-1986
17(#35), 1986
17(#36) Fall, 1986
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18(#96) Autobiographical Photos of E. Paul Torrance by Peggy Hooper, Book I, 1986 March
18(#37) Winter, Spring, 1987
18(#38) Summer, Fall, 1987
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21(#47) Cross Cultural and International Studies, Vol. III
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22(#45) Cross Cultural and International Studies, Vol. I
22(#46) Cross Cultural and International Studies, Vol. II
volume
1Field Activities of Survival Methods, 1950-1959
oversized_box
1Tour in Japan, 1978-1979
1Japan, 1978-1979
box
2(#93) Torrance Cats, We Are Family, Vol. I, 1971-1979
2(#94) Torrance Cats, Athens Only, Vol, II, 1970-1975
 

2. E. Paul Torrance Scrapbooks and Diaries, 1987-1992

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18Winter and Spring, 1988
18Summer and Fall, 1988
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19Winter and Spring, 1989
19Fall, 1989
19Winter and Spring, 1990
19Summer and Fall, 1990
19Summer and Fall, 1991
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20Winter and Spring, 1991
20Summer and Fall, 1992
20Winter and Spring, 1992
20Winter and Spring, 1993
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21Spring and Summer, 1994
21Fall and Winter, 1994-1995