Collection MSS 032 - Charles Klim Papers

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Charles Klim Papers


  • 1932 - 1997 (Creation)


4.5 linear feet

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(4/17/1927 -)

Biographical history

Charles Klim graduated from Emerson College in 1950 and received his Master’s Degree from Emerson College in 1953. He earned his doctorate degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1959. Following his graduation, Dr. Klim was hired by Emerson College to teach courses and diagnose speech disorders. While teaching at Emerson, Dr. Klim was very active in a number of Emerson College committees including the Academic Policy Committee, the Committee on Committees, Graduate Council, Graduate Study Board, and many others. He was Chair of the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1964 until 1989. Dr. Klim retired in the spring of 1992, after 33 years as a faculty member and 25 years as Chair.

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Catherine C. Perry graduated from Emerson College in 1920 where she studied in the area of speech and received education for the ministry in a seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. She later went to Japan and worked in a missionary school. She “began to retire” from Emerson College in 1962.

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(1887 - 1968)

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Samuel Robbins was a psychology major at Harvard University and worked with Ms. Perry doing hearing testing and teaching courses. Dr. Robbins was also a consultant and held positions as Speech Pathologist for Massachusetts General Hospital and was in charge of the Speech Therapy program in the child guidance clinic s of the Massachusetts Division of Mental Hygiene. Dr. Robbins died in January 1968.

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This collection holds papers, publications, photographs, and other materials related to Division of Communication Science and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Included in this collection are materials about the Samuel D. Robbins Clinic, the Thayer Lindsley Nursery, and numerous college-wide committees (e.g., Academic Board, Academic Policy Committee, and Graduate Council). Information about DCSD faculty, history, and development are also included.

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The collection is divided into four series.
Series 1: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Series 2: Robbins Clinic
Series 3: Committees
Series 4: Publications
Subseries A: Course- Hearing and Deafness
Subseries B: Course- Stuttering
Subseries C: Course- The Human Ear -- Hearing and Deafness -- Audiometry
Subseries D: Cerebral Palsy
Subseries E: Stuttering
Subseries F: Reading
Subseries G: Deafness
Subseries H: Special Education
Subseries I: Cleft Palate
Subseries J: Intervention and Correction
Subseries K: Speech

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The collection is open to researchers. Four folders are restricted.

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Some materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.

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  • English

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