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Paul Donecker Psychological Testing Materials

Identifier: MS 432

Scope and Contents

The collection includes testing materials and related materials used in general and pediatric psychological and intelligence testing. Testing materials include instructional manuals and guides, printed card material, blank recording forms, and test material and instrument kits, blank testing forms, and psychodiagnostics plates. Related materials include a stenocord audio file, thematic apperception testing cards, a Time Learner Clock, a Montessori nuts and bolts board, and psychology textbooks.


  • 1900-1978

Conditions Governing Access

Archives and Special Collections of McNairy Library will reproduce Special Collections material to the extent that physical condition and copyright or other legal restrictions permit. Reproduction is available in the form of photocopies and digital images. All reproduction requests must be approved by a member of the professional staff. Decisions will take into account the type and condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the size and the general size and fragility of the item. Archives and Special Collections adheres to the provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and amendments and follows the minimum standards of educational fair use established under Section 107. In applying these standards, Archives and Special Collections will copy up to 10% of a copyrighted work if the copy is to be used for the purpose of private study, scholarship or research. The department will not copy for the purpose of public performance. Physical condition permitting, the department will copy more than 10% of a copyrighted work only with the written permission of the copyright holder. Multiple copies are not permitted under fair use. For authored works created since 1978, copyright lasts from the creation of the work until 70 years after the author's death. The expiration term for corporate, anonymous, or pseudonymous works is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever occurs first. For works published before 1978, with a copyright notice, the maximum duration of copyright protection is 75 years. Works published before 1978 without a copyright notice are assumed to be in the public domain. Since March 1, 1989, a copyright notice is no longer necessary. Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Biographical/Historical Information

Dr. Paul E. Donecker graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelors of Science in Education in 1967 and a Master of Science in Psychology in 1972 as a member of the first graduating class of M.S. alumni. The Paul Donecker Psychological Testing Materials include early- to mid-20th century artifacts, publications, and records relating to general and pediatric psychology collected by Dr. Donecker throughout his career, particularly in his capacity as a school psychologist. Many materials relate to psychological testing systems where patients were evaluated for psychological status or intelligence based on their answers to survey questions (Rotter Incomplete Sentences method), their descriptions of images (Rorschach test), or their skill in creating and explaining drawings (Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test).


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


System of Arrangement

Arranged into series by type of materials. Series I is arranged into subseries by system of psychological testing, then arranged chronologically. Series II is arranged into subseries by type of materials, then arranged chronologically.

Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Name of Creator(s)

Belonged to Paul Donecker.

Source of Acquisition

Paul Donecker

Method of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Millersville Uiversity Archives and Special Collections

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US