G. Stanley Hall
In 1888, G. Stanley Hall, professor of psychology and pedagogy at Johns Hopkins University, was appointed the first president of Clark University. Four years later Hall established the American Psychological Association (APA), now the largest scientific and professional organization in the United States. Visit the G. Stanley Hall Collection at Clark's Goddard Library.

Centennial History > Child Welfare

Child Welfare, July 6 - 10, 1909

The Conference on Child Welfare was attended by representatives of more than 27 types of child welfare organizations, and contained 15 sessions with 47 addresses. A national child welfare organization of organizations was established with the following officers:

President: G. Stanley Hall
Vice-presidents: Ben B. Lindsey, C. E. Stiles, Patty S. Hill, Hastings H. Hart
Secretary: Henry S. Curtis
Acting Treasurer: Louis N. Wilson

Preceedings of the Child Conference for Research and Welfare:
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Conference Participants and Papers

As cited in the Proceedings

The ideational types of school children by S. S. Calvin

Reading clubs for older boys and girls by C. M. Hewins

Youth and the marathon by William J. Cromie

Boys clubs by William Byron Forbush

The growth, present extent and prospects of the playground movement in America by Henry S. Curtis

Story telling as a library tool by Alice A. Blanchard

The functioning of the Sunday school (abstract) by Patterson DuBois

What is being done for girls who go wrong by Jessie D. Hodder

How much children attend the theatre, the quality of the entertainment they choose and its effect upon them by Edward H. Chandler

The work of the Juvenile Protective Association by Charles T. Walker

Notes on tuberculosis in school children by F. L. Wachenheim

Practical eugenics by John Franklin Bobbitt

Public responsibility for the health of infants and children by Irving Fisher

The work of the New York Society for the Prevention of Vice, and its bearings on the morals of the young by Anthony Comstock

A characterization of the prevailing defects in backward children and a method of studying and helping them by George E. Dawson

The scientific study of hygiene (abstract) by William H. Burnham

Good and bad air and its effects upon children by William Perry Northrup

The importance of training the growing child in correct postural habits by Joel E. Goldthwait

The welfare of feeble-minded children by E. R. Johnstone

The work of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor in saving child life by Robert W. Bruère

The occupation treatment for sick children by S. E. Tracy

Exploring the new world for children by Samuel McCune Lindsay

The care of the dependent child in the family by Hastings H. Hart

The home at the basis of civic, social and moral uplift by Mrs. Frederick Schoff

Home and school visiting by Katharine Ware Smith

The home in relation to the other factors in education by William H. Burnham

The psychological clinic by Arthur Holmes

Home economics by Mabel P. Huddleston

Children's rooms in household architecture and home playgrounds by Louis N. Wilson

The suburban child by Mrs. Samuel McCune Lindsay

Day nurseries by Mrs. Arthur Dodge

The achievements and future possibilities of the New York Milk Committee (abstract) by Wilbur C. Phillips

The ideals of ethical culture for children by David Muzzey

Criticism of present Sunday-school fads, curriculum and grades, with demonstration of text-books by Edward P. St. John

The development of social consciousness in the Sunday school by Richard Morse Hodge

New departures in Sunday-school pedagogy by Raymond G. Clapp

The National Story Teller's League by Richard Thomas Wyche

Play and story-telling in institutions by Helen Glenn

Story telling—a public library method by Frances Jenkins Olcott

Work with clubs in the Queensborough Public Library by J. F. Hume

The influence of kindergarten methods on the socialization of the school by Colin A. Scott

The place and function of the kindergarten as an institution by Luella Palmer

The younger grades in the Sunday school by Lester Bradner

The educational value of dolls by Laura B. Starr

The physical and social needs of adolescent boys by Winthrop Talbot

Plays by school children (abstract) by George P. Baker

Is it feasible for child helping agencies to maintain research experts? by L. Pearl Boggs