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E. Paul Torrance artifacts and personal papers

E. Paul Torrance artifacts and personal papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: E. Paul Torrance artifacts and personal papers
Creator: Torrance, E. Paul (Ellis Paul), 1915-
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1999
Language(s): English
Extent: 12 Linear Feet 5 document boxes, 5 oversized boxes, 4 cartons
Collection Number: ms3723
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ellis Paul Torrance (1915-2003) was a renown American psychologist and educator. After serving in World War II he continued his work in a position with the U.S. Army as a counselor for disabled veterans. He is noted for developing the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, which test creativity using simple trials based on fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. Torrance also created the Future Problem Solving Program, which has expanded internationally. He taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Georgia, retiring in 1984, the same year that the University of Georgia established the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. Mr. Torrance was one of the most published faculty members in UGA's history.

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs from the 1960s to the 1990s, many mounted on cardboard; presents from students and colleagues Japan when he visited in the late 1970s; letters to Torrance and his wife from colleagues, students, and friends; paintings and artwork by professional artists and children; video of E. Paul Torrance, his classes, and his educational methodology; and awards, commendations, certificates, and degrees.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is unarranged. A container list is provided to facilitate access.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. Paul Torrance artifacts and personal papers, ms 3723, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Educational psychology.
Gifted children -- Education -- Research -- United States.
Torrance, E. Paul (Ellis Paul), 1915-

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 photographic archive, ms2606.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Mounted photo of Yucca Plant in Athens, Georgia
1Mounted photo of Sculpture in Aspen, Colorado
1Mounted photo of Night Blooming Ceres by David Dwinell
1Mounted photo of Golden Ginko by Dr. Torrance
1Mounted photo of Dr. Torrance by Zoa Rockenstein
1Mounted photo, Mount Majestic Lodge, Utah, 1962
1Mounted photo of Children in Pratt Elementary School in Minneapolis by Dr. Torrance
1Two mounted photos of Creativity Conference Participants, University of Utah
1Mounted photo of children using the Imagicraft recording of the "The Dog They named King" at University Elementary School, Minnapolis, Minnesota
1Book and creativity experiment, The Dog They Named King by Bert Cunnington and Pearl Buckland, 1962
121 Original Children's Paintings of "The Dog They Named King"
2Japanese Art Print of Children
2Japanese Calligraphy for Happiness
2Autographed Japanese Print from Terakata Kindergarten, 1979
2Very thin piece of art work used to cover food in Matsue restaurant, 1979
23 Traditional Japanese Art Prints
24 Japanese Landscapes
2Li Shan "Hopin to Have an Abundant Harvest"
2How Many Squares? poster
2Dot Board
2Mounted prize-winning photo of Prairie Dogs by David Dwinell, 1974-1975
2Two drawings by Scott Hamilton
2Mounted photo of Dr. Torrance at Falcons practice game
2Collage poster on Disadvantaged Children
2Poster of Tuttle Elementary School creativity experiment
2David Templeton's covers for Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, 1963
2Black Artist in America, a small collection of artwork
2Carol Lummus "Aristofeline" Print , 1981
2Tammy and Warren Safter, Photo "Sea Gull", 1980
2Mounted photo of Boy at Dudley Park Workshop
2Mounted photo of Boy at Dudley Park Workshop Painting
2Mounted photo of Western Samoa Children in class by Dr. Richard Johnson
2Mounted photo of Children at Science and Art Camp in Minnesota
2Mounted photo of Dr. Torrance at Mt. Rushmore, 1962
2Four Mother Goose Rhyme prints from EPT's Ask & Guess Test
2C. Smith art print, "Cat" , 1980
2Drawing by Brian Walterberg, 1st Grade, of "Teacher"
2Prize-winning Calligraphy piece
2Japanese Torn Paper Art given by Mrs. Sato
2Four Japanese Art Prints of Children Playing
2Japanese art print of Girl With Dog
2Calligraphy of Mrs. Takai's Grandfather, 1978
2Japanese pressed flower greeting card from Mrs. Saburo Sato, 1990
2Japanese cut out art of woman on bench
3International Creativity Symposium Notebook, 1975
3The story of a Look article - The Creative Child (two copies)
3A Proclamation by the Governor of the state of Georgia to Dr. EPT, 1985
3Commendation to EPT from the Great Navy of the state of Nebraska, 1970
3Honoris Causa certificate to EPT from the 390th Training Squadron
323 original paintings in response to EPT's "Just Suppose" creativity questions
3Future Problem Solving Program brochure
3Second copy of Proclamation by Governor of the State of Georgia to Dr. EPT, 1985
3Maharishi Award, 1979
373rd birthday poster to EPT from Bearly Limited
3Photo of Paul and Pansy Torrance with Joe Frank Harris, Governor of Georgia
3Slides on Psychology of Survival, Escape, and Evasion
4Photos of Summer Workshops for Economically Disadvantaged Children, 1967-1973
4Photos of Children at West Berlin Zoo
4Letters about creative children
4Japan - Shindo Kindergarten, 1979
4Saga University Lecture, 1979
4Photos of Upon Leaving Minnesota
58 Photos of Little Brother (EPT's pet cat)
54 Photos of Rascal (EPT's pet cat)
53 Photos of Amigo (EPT's pet cat)
51 Photo of Dickie (EPT's pet cat)
59 Photos of Hilda & Hazel ( (EPT's pet cats)
51 Miscellanous Cat Photo
52 Photos of Cherokee Chief (EPT's pet cat)
52 Chinese Sayings
52 Arabic Sayings
5Dr. Torrance in class
5Sociodrama students
5Sunday School students
5Testing a Kindergarten student
5Child at West Berlin Zoo
56th Graders at Bloomington, MN
5Team of Indian Psychologist
5Student taking Sounds and Images Test
5Boy Painting at Science and Art Camp
5Children at Science and Art Camp
5Kindergartener Painting
5Dr. Torrance in Petrified Forest
5Backyard at Riverhill Drive, Athens
5Indian Psychologists giving TTCT Verbal Test
5Teacher and Child at Dudley Park
5Children Painting at Dudley Park
5Ann Holms Taylor at Parkview Playschool, Athens, GA
5Torrance, E.P. Ways of learning of cats and dogs., 1965
5Future Problem Solving Brochure
5Children in creative writing class - photo
5Dr. Torrance with class of students - photo
5Child and her poetry - photo
5Boy and his cat - photo
5Dr. Torrance with class of elementary children
5Photo - class of Turkish girls
5Photo - child with her invention
5Photo - child drawing in mud
5Photo - teacher and children playing with clay
5Photo - children in class
5A mounted Look article
5Photo - Turkish girls in class
5Photo - Turkish girls writing a class project
5Photo - Turkish girls in class
5Photo - Teacher with class of Turkish girls
5Photo - Third Graders at University Elementary School
6Video, Torance Oral History Volume 1 and 2
6Video, Louisiana Creative Scholars Network Awards Program , 1989
6Video, Using Your Creative Brain Parts 1 & 2 and How To Do Posters Parts 1 & 2
6Video, BSS-TV Lecture at Matsue
6Video, Dr. E. Paul Torrance
6Video, Creation by Jack Presbury, Morgan Henderson, and E. Paul Torrance
6Sample of cards and letters to Pansy Torrance after her first stroke, 1980
6Humorous get well cards to Pansy Torrance
6Newsletters from Dudley Park Creativity Workshop - Summer , 1971
7Kaile, H.S. "Intelligence and Creativity as Predictors of Scholastic Achievement in Mother-Tongue Language at Different Levels of Socio-Economic Status," Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1987
7Brar, S. S. "Development of Creativity in Relation to Intelligence Among the School Children of 13 to 18 Years Old," Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 1987
7Bisawl, J. "Creativity in Mathematics as a Function of Study Habits and Pups Perception of Teachers Impressions About Their Performance in Mathemetics," Utkai University, 1987
7Venkataraman, D. "The Effects of Synectics Training on Creativity and Hemisphericity of Higher Secondary Students," University of Madras, 1989
7Prabhavathamma, K. "An Investigation into the Creative Writing Process and Identification of the Creative Writing Ability in Engish, in Student-Teachers in the Inter-Cultural Connotation," Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Volume 1 & 2, 1987
8KA: "Exploring the Unexplained." A series of sound filmstrips, cassettes, and teacher's guide for student activities. , 1975
8United Learning: "Investigating the Unknown." A series of sound filmstrips, cassettes, and teacher's guide for student activities. , 1974
9Video, P. Thomson "Creation" Mime
9Video, 723, Summer 1986, Mildred Young
9Video, Gifted Children Documentary by Gulf Coast Mensa
9Cassette Tape, "Save Tomorrow for the Children" and "Creation"
9Video, Creation by Jack Presbury, Morgan Henderson, and Dr. Torrance
9Video, Shuttle Explosion News, 1986
9Video, Dr. E. Paul Torrance
9Video, Sociodrama class by Terutsugo Ando
9Pocket Innovator - audio casette and seven-stage tool, 1990
9Video, Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity, Kathy Goff and Dr. Torance and his Incubation Model of Teaching, 1990
9Video, Megan & the Rainbow by Norma Stevens
9Video, 1989 IC Opening Ceremony
9Video, Challenger Victims Families
10Torrance Associates books, 1, 2, 3, & 4
10Retirement Letters
11Banner from The Visiting Group for Special Education - Republic of China, 1985
111956 Listing of Who's Who in American Education
11Pansy Torrance's notebook from the Towards Whole-Brained Being Symposium, Key West, Florida, 1981 February
11Distinguished Scholar Certificate from National Association for Gifted Children, 1981
11Certificate of Gratitude for Dedicated Services on the Advisory Committee of the National Conference on Creativity and Gifted/Talented from 1980-1989 from the National / State Leadership Training Institute on the Gifted and Talented, 1980-1989
11Citation of Merit from the National Association for Gifted Children, 1967
11Certification of Merit for Distinguished Service from the Dictionary of International Biography - London, 1967
11Honorary Membership Certificate from The Georgia Association of School Psychology , 1982
11Guest Book from Retirement Open House
12University of Michigan PhD Diploma
12Star Registration Certificate
12Creative Education Foundation Membership Certificate, 1990-1991
12ID from Armed Forces of the United States of Ellis P. Torrance
12Plaque for Outstanding Contributions for Benefit of Persons with Developmental Disabilities - University Affiliated Programs, 1989-1991
12Pin from KAGE (Kentucky Association of Gifted Education)
12Inspiration Award Finalist Certificate from Athens Community Council on Aging
12Military decorations - 3 bars, 1 pin, and 1 medal of good conduct
12Key Chain from International Society for Intelligence Education , 1977
12University of Georgia Bicentennial Medallion
12Certificate of Appreciation to Pansy Nigh, R.N. from the President of the United States, 1957 June 30
12Certificate of Appreciation to EPT from the University of Georgia
12Commendation of Outstanding and Distinguished Achievement in Education for Gifted Children on EPT, June 16, 1967
12Acknowledgement of being an important and valuable Human resource of the United States of America by the Library of Human resources of the American Bicentennial Research Institute, September 23, 1974
12Certificate of completion of the creativity course of Satori, the Creativity Foundation for South Africa, July 1991
12Pin for White House Conference on Children, Forum Leader, Forum II, 1970
12National Geographic Society certificate of membership, 1955 June 7
12Certificate of Emeritus Membership in Phi Delta Kappa, University of Minnesota
12Certificate of Fellowship in The American Psychological Association
12Certificate of Membership into The American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama
12Certificate of Appreciation and Gratitude for EPT from The National Association for Creative Children and Adults
12Certificate of selection of EPT into The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board as a subject of biographical record
12Certificate of Honorary Life Membership from Georgia Supporters for the Gifted
12Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Torrance from the Center for Environmental Education Whale Protection Fund
12Certificate of Appreciation to EPT from The National Dance Association
12Certificate of Proclamation by the Governor of the State of georgia of Future Problem Solving Week
12Proclamation of Commendation by the Governor of the State of georgia in recognition of outstanding commitment to education in the State of Georgia, the U.S. and abroad
12Certificate of Commendation from the 1970 White House Conference on Children, 1970 December 13-18
12Certificate of Lifetime Membership into Georgia Retired Teachers Association
12Certificate of Board of Regents of the University of Georgia conferring upon EPT the title of Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus
12Certificate of Gratitude upon EPT by the Leadership Foundation
12"ICARUS" by Jack Presbury; To Pansy Torrance, From E. Paul Torrance
12Statement of appreciation by the University of Georgia to EPT
12Proclamation in honor of EPT by The Ohio Association for Gifted Children, 1985
12Atlanta Public Schools' Art Promoters Award to Dr. Torrance and Pansy Torrance, 1988
12Name-tag for Pansy Torrance for the C.A.S.P.P
13Silver Tray to Pansy and EPT from the Piedmont Consortium, 1983
13Dr. EPT military dog tag
13UGA Torrance Center button
13Gifted & Talented Spring Sympoisum button, 1978
13Torrance Studies Ask Me button
13Creativity enhances your chances
132 Annual Creative Problem Solving Institute buttons of Pansy Torrance
14Creative Education Foundation Medal of Lifetime Membership
14Creative Education Foundation Founders Medal - Distinguished Leadership Award, 1987
14Creative Education Foundation Service and Commitment Award (clock)
14Wooden owl award from Ben Hill County Elementary School, 1984
14Task Basket Tribute to EPT from Sarah Carnes
14Original newspaper clippings from U.S. Air Force survival work
14Phi Delta Kappa medallion, 1973
14Giraffe pin
141987 Kentucky Derby Festival pin
14Oriental green leaf tie tac
14Osaka City University, Japan tie clip
14Phi Delta Kappa membership pin, 1966-1991
14Astronaut tic tac / lapel pin
14Minuteman tie tac
14Owl sculpture from Wayne County High School FPS Team, 1989
14Business cards from Japanese contacts
14Diploma for the degree of Masters of Art from the University of Minnesota, 1944 August 25