Neva Leona Boyd papers
MSBoyd68

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator - Donor
Austin, Ruth, 1884-1990
Creator
Boyd, Neva Leona
Title
Neva Leona Boyd papers
ID
MSBoyd68
Date [inclusive]
1922-1958
Extent
8.75 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Neva Leona Boyd (1876-1963) was a proponent of the modern play movement, which emphasized the importance of recreation in socializing individuals. The collection consists primarily of material that Neva Boyd assembled in preparation for writing a book on social group work and play.

Preferred Citation

Neva Leona Boyd papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Neva Leona Boyd (1876-1963) was a proponent of the modern play movement, which emphasized the importance of recreation in socializing individuals. She founded the Chicago School for Playground Workers in 1909. From 1914 to 1920, the school operated as the Recreation Department of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. Most of the classes were taught at Hull-House and Jane Addams served on the Board of Directors. When the School of Civics and Philanthropy was incorporated into the University of Chicago, Neva Boyd's Recreation Department became the Independent Recreation Training School of Chicago (popularly known as the Hull-House School.) In 1927, the school was absorbed by Northwestern University and operated until Boyd's retirement in 1941. Upon her retirement, Boyd worked with the Illinois Department of Public Welfare designing recreational programs for the mentally ill.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of material that Neva Boyd assembled in preparation for writing a book on social group work and play. The material deals with the theories of social group work and play, and includes case studies, papers, reports and published materials. The papers were organized, in part, by a number of Boyd's students in hopes of publishing a book on Boyd's philosophies.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives February 2006

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  06/24/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Boyd, Neva Leona -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Group play therapy.
  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Social group work.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Theory and Exposition of Social Group Work and Play 

Scope and Content:

This series contains Neva Leona Boyd's notes and writings regarding theories of recreation and social work.

Box Folder

Abstraction, undated 

1 1

Abstraction - Alfred North Whitehead, undated 

1 2

Authoritarian treatment, undated 

1 3

Behavior change - build-up, undated 

1 4

Bibliography, undated 

1 5

Child development - education, undated 

1 6

Child development - education and abstraction 

1 7

Child development - education and playthings, undated 

1 8

Child development - education and problem-solving, undated 

1 9

Child development - environment, undated 

1 10

Child development - family life, undated 

1 11

Child development - influence of family, undated 

1 12

Child development - language and communication, undated 

1 13

Child development - nursery schools, undated 

1 14

Child development - outline, undated 

2 15

Children's clubs, undated 

2 16

Clubs, undated 

2 17

Clubs - behavior change, undated 

2 18

Clubs - boys and girls together, undated 

2 19

Clubs - group relations, undated 

2 20

Clubs - integration, undated 

2 21

Clubs - leadership, undated 

2 22

Clubs - membership, undated 

2 23

Clubs - outline, undated 

2 24

Clubs - parliamentary structure, undated 

2 25

Clubs - problem-solving, undated 

2 26

Clubs - process, undated 

2 27

Clubs - programs, undated 

2 28

Clubs - role of officers, undated 

2 29

Clubs - values, undated 

2 30

Clubs and culture, undated 

2 31

Clubs and gangs, undated 

2 32

Clubs and "natural" groups, undated 

2 33

Clubs and settlement houses, undated 

2 34

Conscience, undated 

3 35

Culture, undated 

3 36

Definitions, undated 

3 37

Delinquency, undated 

3 38

Delinquency and adolescence, undated 

3 39

Delinquency in children and youth, undated 

3 40

Delinquency and moral education, undated 

3 41

Delinquency and Problem-solving, undated 

3 42

Deviant behavior - blockages, undated 

3 43

Deviant behavior - "Is-of-Identity" concept, undated 

3 44

Deviant behavior - punishment, undated 

3 45

Deviant behavior - re-education, undated 

3 46

Discipline and punishment, undated 

3 47

Dramatics, undated 

3 48

Dynamics in Human Behavior, undated 

3 49

Education - elementalism, undated 

3 50

Education - modes of thinking, undated 

3 51

Education - Multiple stimulus patterns, undated 

3 52

Education - orgasmic theory, undated 

4 53

Education - teacher training, undated 

4 54

Education and Human Development, undated 

4 55

Education and Play, undated 

4 56

Education and Play, undated 

4 57

Education and the Schools, undated 

4 58

Educational Methods, undated 

4 59

Educational Methods - Freedom and Permissiveness, undated 

4 60

Educational Process, undated 

4 61

Experience and symbols, undated 

4 62

Federation of Clubs, undated 

4 63

Federation of Clubs - organization, undated 

4 64

Federation of Clubs - social activities, undated 

4 65

Federation of Clubs - structure, undated 

4 66

Games - behavior change, undated 

4 67

Games - behavior change - build-up, undated 

4 68

Games - by-products, undated 

5 69

Games - card and board, undated 

5 70

Games - classification and structure 

5 71

Games - classification and structure 

5 72

Games - competition and cooperation, undated 

5 73

Games - creative living, undated 

5 74

Games - definition, undated 

5 75

Games - evoked responses, undated 

5 76

Games - fun, undated 

5 77

Games - growth and development, undated 

5 78

Games - judgment, undated 

5 79

Games - negative aspects, undated 

5 80

Games - penalties, undated 

5 81

Games - problem solving, undated 

5 82

Games - process, undated 

5 83

Games - process, undated 

5 84

Games - process - baseball and basketball, undated 

6 85

Games - process - personification, undated 

6 86

Games - role of teacher, undated 

6 87

Games - rules and discipline, undated 

6 88

Games - Spectator Experience, undated 

6 89

Games - spontaneity, undated 

6 90

Games - sportsmanship, undated 

6 91

Games - symbiosis, undated 

6 92

Games - teaching methods, undated 

6 93

Games - traditional and folk, undated 

6 94

Games - "Universe of Discourse", undated 

6 95

Games - values, undated 

6 96

Games - values - individual development, undated 

6 97

Games - values - social education, undated 

6 98

Games and drama, undated 

6 99

Group discussion, undated 

6 100

Group influence, undated 

6 101

Groups - attendance policy, undated 

6 102

Groups - conflict, undated 

6 103

Groups - integration, undated 

6 104

Groups - problem-solving, undated 

6 105

Groups - rapport, undated 

6 106

Groups and Democracy, undated 

7 107

Groups and Individuals, undated 

7 108

Handwork - Teaching methods, undated 

7 109

Intelligence - Speech and Literature, undated 

7 110

Introduction to book, undated 

7 111

Language and Communication, undated 

7 112

Leadership - qualifications of group leader, undated 

7 113

Leadership - role of group leader, undated 

7 114

Leadership - techniques, undated 

7 115

Leadership - theory, undated 

7 116

Leadership in groups, undated 

7 117

Leadership in groups - function, undated 

7 118

Leadership in groups - techniques, undated 

7 119

Leadership in youth, undated 

7 120

Learning - gestural-verbal approach, undated 

7 121

Love - dominant role, undated 

7 122

Man vs. animal, undated 

7 123

Mental education, undated 

7 124

Miscellaneous, undated 

7 125

Modern play movement - goals, undated 

7 126

Moral education, undated 

8 127

Moral education and camouflage, undated 

8 128

Moral education and conscience, undated 

8 129

Multiple stimulus patterns and learning, undated 

8 130

Multiple stimulus patterns and play, undated 

8 131

Organismic theory,, undated 

8 132

Organismic theory - build-up, undated 

8 133

Organismic theory - C. M. Child, undated 

8 134

Organismic theory - conditioned reflexes, undated 

8 135

Organismic theory - inner organismic behavior, undated 

8 136

Organismic theory - organismic theory and play, undated 

8 137

Play - aesthetic sensitivity, undated 

8 138

Play - behavior change, undated 

8 139

Play - classification of physical movements, undated 

8 140

Play - competition, undated 

8 141

Play - cooperation, undated 

8 142

Play - creativity, undated 

8 143

Play - dance, undated 

8 144

Play - definition, undated 

8 145

Play - developmental stages, undated 

8 146

Play - developmental stages, undated 

9 147

Play - drama, undated 

9 148

Play - emulation, undated 

9 149

Play - miscellaneous, undated 

9 150

Play - moral education, undated 

9 151

Play - multiple behavioral configuration, undated 

9 152

Play - negative aspects, undated 

9 153

Play - personality change, undated 

9 154

Play - Physical education - negative aspects, undated 

9 155

Play - preface and introduction, undated 

9 156

Play - primitive peoples, undated 

9 157

Play - problem solving, undated 

9 158

Play - process, undated 

9 159

Play - purpose, undated 

9 160

Play - regimentation - negative aspects, undated 

9 161

Play - skills, undated 

9 162

Play - spectator experience, undated 

9 163

Play - spontaneity, undated 

9 164

Play - sportsmanship, undated 

9 165

Play - teaching methods, undated 

9 166

Play - traditional forms, undated 

10 167

Play - transformation and translation, undated 

10 168

Play - values, undated 

10 169

Play and abstraction, undated 

10 170

Play behavior, undated 

10 171

Play behavior - characteristics, undated 

10 172

Play behavior in games, undated 

10 173

Play and culture, undated 

10 174

Play with equipment, undated 

10 175

Play and games, undated 

10 176

Play program - nursery through adolescence, undated 

10 177

Play and recreation - Cooperative League of the U.S.A., undated 

10 178

Play and social growth - outlines, undated 

10 179

Play and social stimulation, undated 

10 180

Preface to book, undated 

10 181

Problem solving, undated 

10 182

Problem solving, undated 

10 183

Problem solving, undated 

10 184

Problem solving, undated 

11 185

Problem solving - part vs. whole, undated 

11 186

Problem solving - types, undated 

11 187

Problem solving in everyday living, undated 

11 188

Problem solving in schools, undated 

11 189

Publishers' circulars - reference, undated 

11 190

Quotations - misc., undated 

11 191

Racial groups and the community, undated 

11 192

Rapport - Teacher-pupil relations, undated 

11 193

recreation and character building, undated 

11 194

Rewards, undated 

11 195

Seven steps - group relations and play activities, undated 

11 196

Seven steps in clubs, undated 

11 197

Seven steps in games, undated 

11 198

Social education - boys and girls together, undated 

11 199

Social education - negative aspects, undated 

11 200

Social education and behavior change, undated 

11 201

Social education of youth, undated 

11 202

Social group work, undated 

11 203

Social group work - outline, undated 

11 204

Social group work and the modern play movement, undated 

11 205

Social standards vs. personal influence, undated 

11 206

Story lists, undated 

12 207

Symbiosis, undated 

12 208

Tests, undated 

12 209

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Series II: Case Studies 

Scope and Content:

This series contains case studies arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization or by topic.

Box Folder

Ada Porter - education and play, undated 

12 210

Ann Arbor Boy - deviant behavior, undated 

12 211

Behavior change - dynamics of the unconscious, undated 

12 212

Henry Booth - music education, undated 

12 213

Darwin Brady - Vermont - personality change, undated 

12 214

Children's Memorial Hospital - multiple stimulus patterns, undated 

12 215

Clubs, undated 

12 216

Compensation, undated 

12 217

Compensation, undated 

12 218

Cotton mill town - undated 

12 219

Eckhardt Park - playing house, undated 

12 220

Education of children and adults under institutional care, undated 

12 221

Edward - games, undated 

12 222

L. Francis Fisher - music education, undated 

12 223

Fond du Lac School - skills, undated 

12 224

Gads Hill Center - children's program, undated 

12 225

Gads Hill Center - clubs, undated 

12 226

Gads Hill Center - house council, undated 

12 227

Gads Hill Center - nursery school, undated 

12 228

Gads Hill Center - program, undated 

12 229

Gads Hill Center - Red Cross Class, undated 

12 230

Gladstone school - play and education, undated 

12 231

Goodorch School - subnormal boys, undated 

12 232

Green Mountain Camp, undated 

13 233

Groveland School - cooperative classroom, undated 

13 234

Henry Street Gang - leadership in games, undated 

13 235

Hope Street Gang - art school, undated 

13 236

John - personality development through play, undated 

13 237

Leadership, undated 

13 238

Mental defectives, undated 

13 239

Helen Miller - method, undated 

13 240

Miscellaneous, undated 

13 241

Montefiore School, undated 

13 242

Mary Moreno, undated 

13 243

Multiple stimulus patterns, undated 

13 244

Newberry Center - group work, undated 

13 245

Paul, undated 

13 246

Red, White and Blue Club, undated 

13 247

Retarded Children, undated 

13 248

Rosie - Authoritarian treatment, undated 

13 249

Helen Gentile Walker - play, undated 

13 250

Wallace - negative aspects of motion pictures, undated 

13 251

Welcome Hall sewing class, undated 

13 252

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Series III: Papers, Reports and Published Material 

Scope and Content:

This series contains papers, reports and published material by Neva Boyd and others arranged alphabetically by author's lasst name.

Box Folder

Armstrong, James W. and Thomas D. Eliot. "External Conditioning Factors in Public Behavior", June 1917 

13 253

Barzun, Jacques. "Science vs. the Humanities", May 1958 

13 254

Beaman, Florence N. "The Value of Social Factors in the Training of the Defective Child", September, 1931 

13 255

Boyd, Neva L. "Community Responsibility for the Recreation of Youth", undated 

13 256

Boyd, Neva L. " The Contribution of Social Group Work to Education and Social Theory", 1938 

13 257

Boyd, Neva L. "Group Work and Community Welfare Social Security", undated 

13 258

Boyd, Neva L. "The Mechanism of Socialization with Reference to Group Work", undated 

13 259

Boyd, Neva L. "National School Lectures on Recreation", 1942 

13 260

Notes on 'Freedom' - E. C. Harwood, undated 

13 261

Notes on "Thinking about Thinking" - J. C. Keyser, undated 

13 262

Notes on "The Argonauts of the Western Pacific" - Bonislav Malinawski, undated 

13 263

Boyd, Neva L. "Play as a Means of Social Adjustment", undated 

13 264

Boyd, Neva L. "Play as a Unique Discipline, 1934 

13 265

Boyd, Neva L. "Principal Features of the Social Psychology of George Herbert Mead", undated 

13 266

Boyd, Neva L. "Recreation in the Reconstruction of Anti-Social Adult", undated 

13 267

Boyd, Neva L. "Relation of Planned and Private Recreation to Forms of Government",, 1935 

13 268

Boyd, Neva L. "Report on the Advisory Councils of the Ohio Farm Bureau", 1943 

14 269

Boyd, Neva L. "Report of the Director of Recreation for White Girls in a State Training School for Delinquent Girls", 1922-1923 

14 270

Boyd, Neva L. "The Significance of Education in Group Action in the Cooperative Movement", 1936 

14 271

Boyd, Neva L. "The Social Education of Youth through Recreation", 1924 

14 272

Boyd, Neva L. "Social Group Work in the Community: Group Experience as the Means of Social Education", 1950 

14 273

Boyd, Neva L. "Social Group Work: A Definition with a Methodological Note", undated 

14 274

Boyd, Neva L. "The Social Value of Games", 1936 

14 275

Boyd, Neva L. "Some Aspects of the Relations of Intimate Group Experiences to Family Stability", undated 

14 276

Boyd, Neva L. "A Therapeutic Approach to Hospital Activities", undated 

14 277

Boyd, Neva L. Views on Youth Organizational Work of the United States", undated 

14 278

Boyd, Neva L. "General Outline of Plan for Leisure Time of Men in Military Camps and Naval Bases", undated 

14 279

Doxiadis, C. A. "Learning How to Learn", 1966 

14 280

Eliot, Thomas D. "Cures and Cure-alls", 1927 

14 281

Eliot, Thomas D. "Objectivity and Subjectivity in the Case Record", 1928 

14 282

Eliot, Thomas D. " The Use of Psychoanalytic Classification in the Analysis of Social Behavior: Identification", 1928 

14 283

Fairbank, Lucy F. "A Study of a Few Chicago Community Resources for Older People in Recreation and Occupational Therapy" 1949 

14 284

Kern, Bernadine - "How to Organize a Play Department in the Hospital", 1939 

14 285

Langer, Susanne K. - "Why Philosophy?", 1961 

14 286

Morgan, Arthur E. "Suggestions for Certain Elements of a Possible Ohio Farm Bureau", 1943 

14 287

Moss, Ruth. "Let's Teach our Five Year Olds to Read", 1952 

14 288

Moss, Ruth. "How Mature is Your Child?", 1951 

14 289

Murray, Don. "Children of the Empty World", 1958 

14 290

Paru, Marden. "The Work of Anne Smith and Neva Boyd in the Development of Group Work at Children's Memorial Hospital", 1965 

14 291

Schlotter, Bertha. "The Education of the Institutionalized Mental Defective by Means of a Social Program", undated 

14 292

Seaman, R. M. "A Report on Instruction in Social Group Work at the University of South Dakota", undated 

14 293

Smith, Anne Marie. "Community Use of a School as a Recreation Center", undated 

14 294

Smith, Anne Marie. " Preface: Play for Convalescent Children", undated 

14 295

Theiss, Georgine. "Drama - the How and Why of Play Production", 1949 

14 296

Woolf, Augusta - "Some Social Aspects in History of Dramatics", undated 

14 297

Wurster, Marion V. "Olivet Institute: Report on the Dramatics Program", 1947 

14 298

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Series IV: Personal Papers 

Scope and Content:

This series contains other material relating primarily to Boyd's professional life including the Recreation Training School of Chicago, the Group Work and Recreation Division at Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Public Welfare.

Box Folder

Conference schedules, 1936-1954 

14 299

Correspondence, 1965 

14 300

Diary, 1945-1947 

14 301

Illinois Department of Public Welfare - Dedication of Boyd Hall, East Moline, 1959 

14 302

Illinois Department of Public Welfare - Institute for Occupational Therapy and Recreation Supervisors, Manteno State Hospital, 1949 

14 303

Illinois Department of Public Welfare - Seventh Annual Institute for Occupational, Recreational and Industrial Therapy Workers, Anna State Hosptial, 1951 

14 304

Northwestern University Department of Sociology, 1927-1943 

14 305

Northwestern University Group Work Associates - Neva L. Boyd Retirement Dinner, 1941 

14 306

Photograph, undated 

14 307

Recreation Training School of Chicago - Bulletin, undated 

14 308

Recreation Training School of Chicago - History, undated 

14 309

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Supplement 1 

Scope and Content:

The Neva Leona Boyd Papers Supplement I includes notes, correspondence, clippings, reports, photographs, biographical material, published and unpublished academic papers, and commemorative materials. This material was received after the initial donation of papers.

Box Folder

Obituary for Mary A. Boyd, 1906 

1-SI 1

Notes, correspondence, some material re. "My School" by Neva L. Boyd, 1914-1961 

1-SI 2

Clippings, notes, biographical material, 1920-1969 

1-SI 3

Clippings, photographs, biographical material, academic materials, 1920-1971 

1-SI 4

Training for Group Leadership and Recreation, 1920 

1-SI 5

Notes for research studies, course catalogs for Recreation Training School of Chicago, 1921-1927 

1-SI 6

Northwestern University Work Group Associations discussion and printed pocket books, 1922-1941? 

1-SI 7

Published papers, 1924-1950 

1-SI 8

Obituary for Richard M. Boyd published in Sanborn Pioneer, 11 August 1926 

1-SI 9

"The Contribution of Social Group Work to Education and Social Theory", Neva L. Boyd, The Journal of Education Sociology, December 1928 

1-SI 10

Boyd, Neva L. Hospital and Bedside Games. Chicago: Neva L. Boyd, 1919 

1-SI 11

Boyd, Neva L. Schoolroom Games. Chicago: H.T. Fitzsimons Company, 1919 

1-SI 12

Boyd, Neva L. and Tressie M. Dunlavy. Old Square Dances of America. Chicago: H.T. Fitzsimons Company, 1932 

1-SI 13

Reprints from Our Common Cause - Civilization. Report of the International Congress of Women, Including the Series of Round Tables, Chicago, 16-22 July 1933 

1-SI 14

"Play as a Means of Social Adjustment", by Neva L. Boyd, 1934 

1-SI 15

"Group Work Experiments in State Institutions in Illinois", Neva L. Boyd. Reprinted from Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work, 62nd Annual Session, 1935 

1-SI 16

Ibid., undated 

1-SI 17

Richards, Mildred. Unofficial Report on the Educational Program of Lincoln (Illinois) State School and Colony. Chicago, 1936 

1-SI 18

"Social Group Work", Neva L. Boyd. Reprinted from Division of Social Work, April 1937 

1-SI 19

Northwestern University Work Group Associations discussion, 1941? 

1-SI 20

Program for dinner honoring Neva L. Boyd, 8 February 1941 

1-SI 21

War Camp Community Service. Games and Dance Figures. Chicago, 1942? 

1-SI 22

Boyd, Neva L. Home Games: A Collection of Games. Chicago: H.T. Fitzsimons Company, 1942 

2-SI 23

"Some Experiments in Group Work and Play as Related to Change in Social Behavior", Neva L. Boyd. Reprint of address given at Conference of Recreation and Occupational Therapy Works at Manteno State Hospital, June 1944 

2-SI 24

Etc. A Review of General Semantics. V. 2, No. 4, Summer 1945 

2-SI 25

Boyd, Neva L. Hospital and Bedside Games. Rev. ed. Chicago: H.T. Fitzsimons Company, Inc., 1945 

2-SI 26

Cooperative School for Group Organization, 1936-1951, undated 

2-SI 27

The Staff Echo. Vol. 2, No. 42. 20 May 1959 

2-SI 28

Program for the dedication of Boyd Hall, 16 May 1959 

2-SI 29

Rough draft - Leadership, 1961 

2-SI 30

Directory, American Sociological Association 1963, fragment includes entry for Neva L. Boyd, undated 

2-SI 31

American Sociological Review. Vol. 29, No. 4. August 1964 

2-SI 32

Biographical sketch of Neva L. Boyd by Janine Adamczyk, 1964 

2-SI 33

"Play as a Means of Social Adjustment", Therapeutic Recreation: Journal of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society. Vol. 1, No. 2 : 18-24, 1967 

2-SI 34

Archival description of Neva Leona Boyd Papers by Virginia Stewart, 1968 

2-SI 35

Clippings, 22 August 1968 

2-SI 36

Fairbank, Lucy F. Fun in the Residential Family: A Training Resource Book for Staff in Children's Home Hospitals, Children's Centers, Special Schools, Group Foster Homes. Chicago (draft copy), 1969 

2-SI 37

Simon, Paul, ed. Play and Game Theory in Group Work: a Collection of Papers by Neva Leona Boyd. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, 1971. 

2-SI 38

Brochure advertising works by Neva L. Boyd, 1971 

3-SI 39

Reprint of book review of Play and Game Theory in Group Work: a Collection of Papers by Neva Leona Boyd, 1975 

3-SI 40

Typed notes - Social clubs and small groups, undated 

3-SI 41

Typed notes in folder "Carbon Copies", undated 

3-SI 42

Games, forms of play, undated 

3-SI 43

Notes, unpublished papers - Play and development, education, undated 

3-SI 44

Stores to be Told to Nursery School Children, undated 

3-SI 45

Publications of Miss Neva L. Boyd, undated 

3-SI 46

Biographical entry for Neva L. Boyd, undated 

3-SI 47

Proof for biographical entry in Directory of American Scholars, 2nd ed., undated 

3-SI 48

Boyd, Neva L. "Institutional Play and Recreation", undated 

3-SI 49

Notes, unpublished papers, undated 

3-SI 50

Unpublished papers - Leadership in Social Group work, undated 

3-SI 51

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