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Ricardo Morant papers

 Collection — other: 13 boxes
Identifier: 03-MWalB00428A

Scope and Contents

Infant Study data (paper, video and audiotape); Journal articles; conference lectures; research proposals and summary reports; class lecture notes and class photographs; correspondence and files regarding Abe Maslow, Jacob Hiatt, Eugenia Hanfmann, and others; unpublished papers; photographs; and departmental and university-related materials.

Description of single box containing sensitive materials (see Restrictions for more information):

Prof Ricardo Morant’s CV; photos of psychology department members and families; professional and personal correspondence regarding Abraham Maslow from colleagues and from Maslow and his wife Bertha; abstracts and reprints of papers by Morant, Maslow and Gene Nameche; correspondence regarding a memoir on Maslow; research for proposed book by Maslow and Morant; personal and professional correspondence between members of the psychology department; Maslow memorial speech; Maslow’s research on the Art Test; materials regarding Eugenia Hanfmann including biography, vita, photographs, memorial lectures and funds, and professional and personal correspondence; departmental memos; a written history of the department; confidential correspondence regarding tenure, promotion, hiring, and performance; commencement 1989 materials; Morant correspondence with Brandeis Administration; correspondence regarding research results and papers.


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  • Other: Date acquired: 2010-07-21


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.   RESTRICTED MATERIALS HOUSED IN BOX 13:   Folder 3: Personal and professional correspondence by and about Abraham Maslow and his wife Bertha;   Folder 5: Confidential departmental and personal correspondence (all materials in this folder should be restricted except those regarding the Art Test);   Folder 8: Personal correspondence regarding Eugenia Hanfmann   Folder 9: Correspondence and documents regarding the Hanfmann Estate (to be removed and shredded);   Folder 10: Personal correspondence regarding the Psychology Department, donations to the university and the Hanfmann Fund;   Folder 11: Confidential department correspondence regarding tenure, promotions, hiring, and performance;   Folder 13: Morant correspondence with Brandeis Administration regarding department business and recruiting, donations to Brandeis, and correspondence with Harry Rand;   Folder 14: Correspondence regarding departmental business of tenure and promotion.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


12.50 Linear Feet

16 record center boxes, 2 flat boxes other_unmapped

12.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English, Old (ca.450-1100)


For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listings.

Custodial History

Personal files of Professor Ricardo Morant.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Professor Ricardo Morant between July and August 2010

Method of Acquisition


Appraisal Information

Gradebooks deaccessioned 1/23/13 Materials condensed into fewer boxes: from 16 boxes to 13 boxes 1/23/13 Box 11 contains senior and masters student research. Final theses were deaccessioned. Consider the research material for deaccession. 1/23/13

Accruals and Additions

7/21/2010 - personal papers, lectures, etc 7/27/2010 - infant data 8/02/2010 - more infant data

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

Alex Wagner-Laugh, Surella Seelig
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections