Katharine E. Cook Briggs Papers
UA.10.3.68

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Briggs, Katharine Cook
Creator -
Crosby, Mary Lilian Wheeler
Title
Katharine E. Cook Briggs papers
ID
UA.10.3.68
Date [inclusive]
1889-1956
Extent
7.5 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Katharine E. Cook was the daughter of professor A. J. Cook. She graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1893 with a degree in Agriculture. She married Lyman James Briggs (M.A.C. class of 1893) and eventually lived in Washington, D.C. They had two children, one of whom died in infancy. Katharine and her daughter, Isabel, developed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Katharine Cook Briggs died on July 10, 1968 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Mary Lilian Wheeler earned her M.S. degree from M.A.C. in 1899 and was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Wheeler married Dick Jay Crosby (M.A.C. class of 1893, M.S. 1901). She died in Rochester, New York in 1913; he died in Ithaca, New York, in 1926.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Katharine Cook Briggs contain two scrapbooks, three folders of genealogical information, and several of her published and private works. The first scrapbook by Cook contains images of Michigan Agricultural College campus, dance cards, concert programs, letters, and other memorabilia. The album begins in 1889 and contains materials through 1894. The second scrapbook consists of a joint photo album in which Cook and Mary Lilian Wheeler demonstrate various photographic printing errors. The folders contain genealogical information on the Chapin and Briggs families. The other folders are primarily manuscripts and drafts of manuscripts which deal with religion and psychology. The main work is titled "Personal Evolution" and is in different sections. There are also smaller works in the collection. In addition to the published works, there are personal and financial papers. Finally there are dream cards in which Katharine and her husband, Lyman Briggs, recorded their dreams.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 1980, June 2013

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  June 2013

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College. Feronian Literary Society.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1893.
  • Oberlin College.
  • Pomona College. (Claremont, Calif.)
  • World's Columbian Exposition. (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

Family Name(s)

  • Briggs family, (Katharine E. Cook, 1875-1968)
  • Chapin family, (Katharine E. Cook, 1875-1968)
  • Curtiss family, (Katharine Cook, 1875-1968)

Genre(s)

  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Manuscripts
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Briggs, Lyman J., (Lyman James), 1874-1963
  • Cook, Albert John, 1842-1916
  • Jung, C. G., (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
  • Kuhn, Madison
  • Myers, Peter Briggs, Dr.
  • Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932

Subject(s)

  • College students
  • Psychology -- Research
  • Religion

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Briggs Family Genealogy and Notes 

4329 31-32

Chapin Family Genealogy and Notes 

4329 33
Box Volume

Volume 1: Personal Scrapbook of Katharine Cook 1889-1894 

2040H 1

Volume 2: Scrapbook of Photographic Trials 1893 

2040H 2
Box

Katharine Cook and Lyman Briggs Dream Cards 

4334A

Personal Papers 

Box Folder

"Historically Speaking" Newspaper Articles 1944, undated 

4331 14

Carl Jung Articles and notes 1929-1956 

4331 15

Letters to Carl Jung 1927, 1930-1931, 1936-1938 

4331 16

"Meet Yourself: How to Use the Personality Paint Box" Article December 22, 1926 

4331 17

Personal Correspondence and articles 1920-1923, 1934 

4331 18

Personal Legal and Financial Information 1913-1923, 1933-1934 

4331 19

Personal Manuscripts 

4331 20

Personal Manuscripts 

4331 21

Correspondence from Isabel Briggs-Myer undated 

4331 22

Poems 

4331 23

Postcards 

4331 24

Publishing Papers 

4331 25

Quotations 

4331 26

Teaching Obedience to Babies 

4331 27

Verses (K.C.B.) 

4331 28

Zig-Zag: The Life Line 

4331 29

Complete Manuscripts 

Box Folder

Anti-Realists 

4329 1

Appreciation of Feeling 

4329 2

Child Training 

4329 3

Definition of Instinct 

4329 4

Dramatics Personae: A Preface to Life 

4329 5

Experiments in Eden: A Handbook of Child Study 

4329 6

Extracts from the Diary of an Obedience-Curiosity Driven Mother 

4329 7

Four Kinds of People- Washington 

4329 8

The Garden of Eden November 5, 1937 

4329 9

Good and Evil 

4329 10

Graduation November 25, 1936 

4329 11

The Guesser 

4329 12-13

Guthry Muir 

4329 13

The Heavenly Bait- Final Copy 

4329 14-15

The Home Side of Schoolwork 

4329 16

Infant Damnation January 25, 1936 

4329 17

Inferences as to the Dichotomous Nature of Jung's Types by Isabel Briggs Myers 

4329 18

The Jewel Bag 

4329 19

Killing A Snake January 25, 1936 

4329 20

The Kingdom of Heaven 

4329 21

Love and Marriage 

4329 22

The Love Student 

Box Folder

The Love Student Chapters 1-7 

4329 23

The Love Student Chapters 8-12 

4329 24

The Love Student Chapters 13-19 

4329 25

The Love Student Chapters 20-24 

4329 26
Box Folder

Man and his Symbols 

4329 27-28

Man from Zurich 

Box Folder

Man from Zurich 1 

4329 29

Man from Zurich 2 

Box Folder

Marx vs Jesus 

4330 1

Many- Sided Franklin 

4330 2

Mental Tension 

4330 3

Mill Pond 

4330 4

Minding the Baby's IQ 

4330 5

Modern Psychology: Watson, Freud, Jung- Out of Zurich 

4330 6

The Modern Stuff: A Son of Adamson 

4330 7

My Country 'Tis of Thee 

4330 8

The Nervous Thenia by Kay McKay 

4330 9

Nietzsche and Franklin 

4330 10

The Obedience Problem 

4330 11

The Paradise Problem 

4330 12

Persona Analysis 

4330 13-14

Persona Development 

4330 15

Pre-School Education 

4330 16

Pre-School Education Continued 

4330 17

Pure Science: Ducks and Halos 

4330 18

Rebirth for the Church 

4330 19

Rebirth of Church Part 2 

4330 20

Religion for Children 

4330 21

Return to Religion 

Box Folder

Return to Religion Part 1 (Carbon Copy) 

4330 22

Return to Religion Part 2 (Carbon Copy) 

4330 23

Return to Religion Part 1 

4330 24

Return to Religion Part 2 

4330 25

Return to Religion Part 3 

4330 26

Return to Religion Part 4 

4330 27
Box Folder

Riding A Horse January 3, 1936 

4330 28

The Screw Driver 

4330 29

Sensation Henry 

4330 30

Three Articles of Faith 

4330 31

Two Attitudes- Two Types 

4330 32

What Ails Christianity 

4330 33

Up from Barbarism 

4330 34

What is Moral Character? 

4330 35

What Price Sovereignty? Circa 1944 

4330 36

Women Problem 

4330 37

Why Live? 

4330 38-39

Working Interest to the Limit 

4330 40

Partial Manuscript Sections 

Box Folder

Reading 

4334 42

Sensation vs. Intuïtion 

4334

Sixteen Types 

4334 44

Spontaneity vs Program: Types of Function 

4334 45

Success of God 

4334 46

Types and Marriage 

4334 47

The Unknown God 

4334 48

Woman's Place in Civilization 

4334 49

The Backwards Functions: From Science to Religion 

4334 50

The Christian Values 

4334 51

The Fall of Man 

4334 52

The Fatherhood of God 

4334 53

Feeling vs. Thinking, Persona vs. Soul 

4334 54

Food and Prayer 

4334 55

Foundations of the Mind 

4334 56

Freud: The Stuff of Life 

4334 57

Interrogation 

4334 58

Lindbergh Symbolism 

4334 59

Loaves and Fishes 

4334 60

Male and Female Created He Them 

4334 61

The Moral Problem 

4334 62

Moses and Aaron 

4334 63

The Names of "God" 

4334 64

Obedience 

4334 65

Passion for Writing 

4334 66

Persona vs. Soul 

4334 67

Killing a Snake 

4334 68

Affairs of Love and Hate 

4333 21

At Present 

4333 22

The Bite of the Serpent 

4333 23

Christian Relics 

4333 24

Getting Religion 

4333 25

Mental Furniture 

4333 26

Pendulum 

4333 27

Persona vs. Soul 

4333 28

Salvage- Letter to Grand Children November 30, 1935 

4333 29

Servants of the Lord 

4333 30

A Study of Moods 

4334 1

The Christian Love Affair September 24, 1937 

4334 2

A Christian Masterpiece 

4334 3

Back to Religion- Lost Meaning 

4334 4

Candy for Jill 

4334 5

The Christian Deficits 

4334 6

Coming Things 

4334 7

Consciousness Not My Own 

4334 8

Credo 

4334 9

Deflation 

4334 10

Differentiation 

4334 11

Education- The Same Old Whine 

4334 12

Elsie Questionnaire 

4334 13

Great Possessions 

4334 14

If A Man Die- Death Symbolism 

4334 15

Infant Damnation February 16, 1939 

4334 16

Is Child Study Bunk? 

4334 17

Light Symbolism 

4334 18

Marriage- The Tragedy 

4334 19

Modern Delusions That We Make the World 

4334 20

Modern Psychology Preface 

4334 21

New Unbeliefs August 11, 1937 

4334 22

Our Brave New Deficits 

4334 23

The Penalties of Projection 

4334 24

Political Saviors 

4334 25

Reading and Types 

4334 26

Salvage 

4334 27

Skipping A Grade October 18, 1936 

4334 28

Steps in the Dark 

4334 29

The Seven Deadly Sins 

4334 30

Specialization 

4334 31

Thinking 

4334 32

Those Talents and the "I" 

4334 33

Through A Glass Darkly 

4334 34

Tina M. Skeer 

4334 35

The True Unbeliever 

4334 36

Why a Symbol?, Power of Symbols 

4334 37

Miscellaneous Partial Manuscripts 

Box Folder

Dream Manuscripts 1936 

4331 1

Partial Manuscripts 1 

4331 2

Miscellaneous Chapters 7-9 

4331 3

Miscellaneous Chapters 15-18 

4331 4

Partial Manuscripts 2 

4331 5

Partial Manuscripts 3 

4331 6

Partial Manuscripts 4 

4331 7

Religious Manuscripts 

Box Folder

Partial Religious Manuscripts 

4331 8

Partial Religious Manuscripts 

4331 9

Partial Religious Manuscripts 

4331 10

Partial Religious Manuscripts 

4331 11

Partial Religious Manuscripts 

4331 12

Partial Religious Manuscripts 

4331 13

Personal Evolution 

Box Folder

Animal and the "I" 

4332 1

Appendix- Types 

4332 2

Beyond Materialism 

4332 3

Child vs. Adult 

4332 4

Compassionate Dilemma 

4332 5

Devil vs. God 

4332 6

The Escape from Discipline 

4332 7

Exit From Eden- The Fruit of the Tree 

4332 8

Exodus 

4332 9

Feeling 

4332 10

Fifth Commandment 

4332 11

God Save Our World 

4332 12

Humanism 

4332 13

Intellectual Recession 

4332 14

Kindly Light 

4332 15

Magic Archetypes 

4332 16

Man and His Symbols 

4332 17

Marxist Hoax 

4332 18

Mixing the Metaphor 

4332 19

Morality vs. Spirituality 

4332 20

Modern Hoax 

4332 21

Our Father Who Art In Heaven 

4332 22

Our Marxist Revolution 

Box Folder

Pendulum 

4332 24

Personal Evolution: The Point of Our Lives Part 1- Draft 

4332 25

Personal Evolution: The Point of Our Lives Part 2- Draft 

4332 26

Personal Evolution: The Point to Our Lives- First Draft 

4332 27

Personal Evolution Book 1: The Point of Our Lives 

4332 28

Personal Evolution Book 2: Dangerous Journey 

4332 29

Personal Evolution Book 3: Charting the Human Adventure 

4332 30

Personal Evolution Book 4: Milestones and a Yardstick 

4332 31

Personal Evolution Book 5: Itinerary and Danger Spots 

4332 32

Personal Evolution-Our Daily Bread 

4332 33

Personal Evolution- Strange Nazareth 

4332 34

Strange Nazareth Continued 

4332 35

Personal Soul 

4332 36

The Religious Problem 

4332 37

Riding A Horse 

4332 38

Sense Perceptives 

4332 39

Signposts 

4332 40

Things Which Are Gods 

4332 41

Trying God 

4332 42

Two Attitudes- Two Types 

4332 43

Types-Tables 

4332 44

The Ultimate Man 

4332 45

When I Was A Child: Putting Away Childish Things 

4332 46

Will Power 

4332 47

Words of God 

4332 48

Yardstick 

4332 49

Yardstick, Riding a Horse, Love and Hate 

4332 50

Catastrophe in Christendom 

Box Folder

A Religious Spectrum 

4333 1

Catastrophe in Christendom: The True Believer 

4333 2

Christianity at Best 

4333 3

Christianity at Worst: Unconscious Doubting 

4333 4

The Church Has Failed: Inexorable Laws of life 

4333 5

The Common Man 

4333 6

Convictions 

4333 7

The Dream Church 

4333 8

Evidence and Angels 

4333 9

Evolutionary Compression 

4333 10

Few are Chosen 

4333 11

From Jungle to Eden 

4333 12

Husks and Kernel 

4333 13

Lost Souls and the Shadow 

4333 14

Modern Glimmerings 

4333 15

Perils of Enlightenment 

4333 16

Religious Experience 

4333 17

The Religious Fanatic 

4333 18

Survivor Psychology 

4333 19

Things Unseen 

4333 20

Dangerous Journey 

Box Folder

A Cosmic Laboratory- A Chart of Life 

4335 33

Dangerous Journey- Draft 

4335 34

Danger Spots 

4335 35

Old Christianity 

Box Folder

Ancient Wisdom 

4333 34

Going to Hell 

4333 35

Heaven and Hell 

4333 36

Old Christianity 

4335 36

The Old Religion 

4333 37-38

Our Worldly Worship 

4333 39

The Ultimate Worship 

4333 40
Box Folder

Persona Phase: The Opportunist Persona 

4335 37

Saving the Lost Soul 

4335 38

Science Learning from the Founding of Religion 

4335 39

The Ultimate Religion 

4335 40

Unhoaxed and Rehoaxed 

4335 41

The Modernization of God 

Box Folder

The Hand of the Mother 

4335 42

The Modernization of God- Pieces 

4335 43

Religious Experiments Part 1 

4335 44

Religious Experiments Part 2 

4335 45

Religious Experiments Part 2- Draft 

4335 46

Modernization of God Part 3 

4335 47

Reality Behind Religion 

Box Folder

The End of the World 

4333 31

The Reality Behind Religion 

4333 32

When I Became A Man 

4333 33

Religious Discovery 

Box Folder

The Author of Dreams- Picturing Greatness 

4335 1

The Christian Dreams 

4335 2

Christianity at Present 

4335 3

Dramatics 

4335 4

Dreams and Ideas September 4, 1940 

4335 5

Dreams of a Skeptic 

4335 6

First Commandment January 17, 1940 

4335 7

From Science to Religion 

4335 8

Genius and "God" 

4335 9

Getting Ideas 

4335 10

God Trouble 

4335 11

The Greater Thing August 19, 1940 

4335 12

Lost Enchantment May 19,1940 

4335 13

The Lord Thy God 

4335 14

Th "I" and The "Not I" 

4335 15

MAN, The Natural 

4335 16

Mythmaker 

4335 17

Mysterious Ferment 

4335 18

The Narrow Way 

4335 19

Personal Salvation 

4335 20

Prayer 

4335 21

Racial Memories 

4335 22

Religious Discovery: Religiously Speaking Part 1- Final 

4335 23

Religious Discovery: Religiously Speaking Part 2- Final 

4335 24

Religious Discovery: Religiously Speaking Part 1- Draft 

4335 25

Religious Discovery: Religiously Speaking Part 2- Draft 

4335 26

Religious Discovery 

4335 27

Religious Discovery- Gigantic Books 

4335 28

Religious Discovery- Brain, Mind and "God" 

4335 29

The Religious Problem 

4335 30

The Stuff of Dreams 

Box Folder

Divine Guidance 

4334 38

The Stuff of Dreams 1 

4335 31

The Stuff of Dreams 2 

4334 40

The Stuff of Dreams 3 

4334 41

When at Our Worst 

4334 39

Study of Dreams- Sin and Prayer 


    Box Folder
Text   4335 32
    Box Folder
Text   4334 41

Religious Solutions 

Box Folder

Religious Solutions Part 1 

4333 41

Religious Solutions Part 2 

4333 42

Religious Solutions: Finally the God Projection Part 1 

4333 43

Religious Solutions: Finally the God Projection Part 2 

4333 44