Oral history interview with Edna O. Meyers 1991

 

Name
Ocko, Edna (Interviewee)
Lee, Jonathan (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Edna O. Meyers 1991
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Edna O. Meyers: oral history, 1991
Abstract
Childhood in Harlem; founder, New Dance Group, 1932; recollections of Northside Center for Child Development [Northside]: first associations with Northside through counseling of son, subsequent remedial work as reading therapist, chief psychologist: development of new approach to learning assessment, teaching through brain training; experiences counseling in Harlem public schools; description of ho me environment of typical Northside client; character of Harlem neighborhood in early 1950s; division of responsibility among social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists at Northside: comparisons of philosophies, approaches to jobs; role of Board of Directors in promotion, fund-raising; recollections of Kenneth and Mamie Clark.
Collection Name
Northside Center for Child Development project
Subjects
Psychologists; Modern dance--1930s; Bibliotherapy; Psychiatric clinics--Fund-raising.--New York (State); Child psychology; Learning, Psychology of; Public schools--Counseling of--New York (State); Psychiatric social work; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Social conditions 1950s; Ocko, Edna; Clark, Mamie; Clark, Kenneth; Northside Center for Child Development
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1991
Note (Biographical)
Psychologist.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Note
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Interviewed by Jonathan Lee on January 14, 1991.
Note (Provenance)
Edna O. Meyers, Gift 1991
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
7139841
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-byds-ba40
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.