These papers reflect a segment of the professional life of Dorothea Cross Leighton when she was a special physician assigned to the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project. The papers in the collection are concerned with research on the Navajo and Zuni and the preparation of
The Navaho, Children of the People
, and People of the Middle Place
. Inclusive dates of the collection are 1937-1974, with the bulk 1942-48. The papers consist of incoming and outgoing letters, manuscripts, individual case files (which contain analyses of free drawings and Rorschach and Thematic Apperception Tests, autobiographies, life histories, medical examinations, personality cards, school records, photographs), individual background materials, memos and reports, notes, Rorschach individual record blanks, health records, materials relating to administration and analyses of tests of Zuni and Navajo children. Lisbeth Eubank analyzed the free drawings; William Henry analyzed the Thematic Apperception Tests; and Leighton and Bruno Klopfer interpreted the Rorschach tests. Physical examinations were given by Richard Birnbaum, M.D. Also included are combined reports and records on Hopi, Navajo, Sioux, and Zuni people; book reviews, clippings, maps, photographs, personal papers, and pamphlets. In addition, there is a small number of Rorschach tests of Japanese subjects that were obtained for comparative purposes.
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