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Martha L. Deed Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-285

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Martha Deed's papers and research materials in two areas, her dissertation, Major patterns of religious commitment among members of the Religious Society of Friends, and that related to her edited publication, Fritz Kunkel - The Psychology of the Whole Man. The papers also contain other writings on Quakerism and psychology as well as material related to her service on Quaker committees. It also includes the raw data used in her dissertation.

Dates

  • 1942-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

All materials in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Access to Questionnaire responses in Series 1 restricted except by permission of Curator. Researchers wishing access must refrain from attempting to identify respondants.

Copyright and Rights Information

Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

Martha Deed is a retired Quaker psychologist who wrote her 1969 PhD dissertation on patterns of religious commitment among Friends. She is a prolific writer, poet, and photographer whose beliefs inform her life and work. She has also served on numerous advisory committees, particularly as related to domestic violence and mental health, including the Family Violence Intervention Project Advisory Board in Niagara County, New York.

Born in 1941, Martha is the daughter of Robert and Louise Deed of Nyack, New York. She became a member of Twin Cities Monthly Meeting in Minnesota, and transferred to New York Monthly Meeting in 1969. Dr. Deed married James Franklin Niss a year later but moved to upstate New York in 1981 with her daughter, Millie Niss, who died in 2009.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Overview

Martha Deed is a retired Quaker psychologist who wrote her 1969 PhD dissertation on patterns of religious commitment among Friends. She is a prolific writer, poet, and photographer whose beliefs inform her life and work. This collection includes papers and research materials in two areas, her dissertation and her edited publication, Fritz Kunkel - The Psychology of the Whole Man.

Arrangement

Organized in five series:
  1. Ser.1 Dissertation Materials
  2. Ser.2 Kunkel Research
  3. Ser.3 Other Writings
  4. Ser.4 Quaker Activities
  5. Ser.5 Miscellaneous

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Martha L. Deed, 1999 (1999.026)
Title
An Inventory of the Martha L. Deed Papers
Author
FHL staff
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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