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The William G. Reese Collection

William G. Reese
  • Creator: Reese, William George (1917 - 2001)

  • Collection Date: 1950 - 1980

  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot

William G. Reese
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William G. Reese was born in Lewiston, Utah, and raised in Idaho. He received his B.S. and M.S. in 1938 from the University of Idaho and his M.D. in 1942 from Washington University in St. Louis. He interned in medicine at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, from 1942 until active duty in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. After a residency in psychiatry at the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1946 until 1948, Reese was a member of the school of medicine faculty until 1951. That year, he became professor and chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, a position he held until 1985. He also was an editor of the Pavlovian Journal of Biological Sciences from 1955 until 1979. In 1990, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded him a D.Sc. degree.

Hopkins Affiliations

1946 - 1948 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1946 - 1951 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The William G. Reese Collection consists of 30 years of correspondence between Reese and W. Horsley Gantt, behavioral biologist and founder of the Pavlovian Society. The correspondence concerns grants and sponsors for research, as well as their long-term collaboration in the administration of the Pavlovian Society. In addition, there are several letters pertaining to the subversive activities charges made against Gantt in the mid-1950s. Materials regarding the dedication of the Gantt bust sculpted by David White are also included.

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