Oral History Project

Launched 25 years ago, the Oral History Project of SRCD is now available on this website to members of the Society as well as other interested scholars.  Interviews of major figures in the fields of child development and child psychology, as well as other related fields, are included in the collection. Each person was interviewed by someone whom he/she selected, and the recordings were then transcribed, edited for accuracy, and approved before inclusion in the collection.  Some scholars in this project are now deceased, while others are alive and well; many played key roles in the governance or service of SRCD.  There are many interviews that are in different stages of the Oral History Project. Should you have any questions please contact Stephanie Custer (scuster@srcd.org). 

Oral History Project Poster

The transcripts in this project should be of interest for a variety of reasons, including instruction both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholars interested in historical roots and trends in the field and those concerned with the emergence of research, policy, and practice concerning children and families will find a wealth of informative history in these interview transcripts.  

Be sure to visit APS's Inside the Psychologist's Studio, which offers video interviews with legends in the field of psychological science, including a recent interview with developmental psychologist Annette Karmiloff-Smith

** Most recent additions

Mary Ainsworth:
Interview / CV
Janet Wilde Astington:
Interview / CV
**Alfred Baldwin:
Interview
Kathryn E. Barnard:
Interview / CV
Richard Q. Bell:
Interview / CV
Joanna Blake:
Interview / CV
Jack Block:
Interview / CV
Charles Brainerd:
Interview / CV
T. Berry Brazelton:
Interview / CV
Orville “Bert” Gilbert Brim, Jr.:
Interview / CV
Urie Bronfenbrenner:
Interview / CV
Wanda Bronson:
Interview / CV
Bettye Caldwell:
Interview / CV
Catherine Ann Cameron:
Interview / CV
**Joan H. Cantor:
Interview / CV
Courtney Cazden:
Interview / CV
William Charlesworth:
Interview / CV
Joseph Church:
Interview / CV
Rachel K. Clifton:
Interview / CV
John Conger:
Interview / CV
**Marie Skodak Crissey:
Interview
Therese Gouin Decarie:
Interview / CV
**Jan de Wit:
Interview
Wolfgang Edelstein:
Interview / CV
Leon Eisenberg:
Interview / CV
Glen Elder:
Interview / CV
David Elkind:
Interview / CV
Bob Emde:
Interview / CV
Doris R. Entwisle:
Interview / CV
Leonard Eron:
Interview / CV
John Flavell:
Interview / CV
Norman Garmezy:
Interview
Jacob Gewirtz:
Interview / CV
Eleanor Gibson:
Interview / CV
Jean Berko Gleason:
Interview / CV
Claire Golomb:
Interview / CV
Jacqueline Goodnow:
Interview / CV
**Gilbert Gottlieb:
Interview / CV
**Frances K. Graham:
Interview / CV
Robert Haggerty:
Interview
William Sterling Hall:
Interview / CV
Dale Harris:
Interview / CV
Willard Hartup:
Interview / CV
E. Mavis Hetherington:
Interview / CV
Alice Sterling Honig:
Interview / CV
Brian Hopkins:
Interview / CV
Frances D. Horowitz:
Original / Update / CV
Aletha C. Huston:
Interview / CV
Wendell Jeffrey:
Interview / CV
Qicheng Jing:
Interview / CV
Dale Johnson:
Interview / CV
Jerome Kagan:
Interview / CV
Tracy Kendler:
Interview / CV
Akira Kobasigawa:
Interview / CV
Herbert Leiderman:
Interview / CV
Robert LeVine:
Interview / CV
Lewis P. Lipsitt:
Interview / CV
Norman Livson:
Interview / CV
Ingvar Lundberg:
Interview / CV
Hugh Lytton:
Interview / CV
Eleanor Maccoby:
Interview / CV
Klaus Minde:
Interview / CV
Shirley Moore:
Interview / CV
Robert & Ruth Munroe:
Interview
CV-Robert / CV-Ruth
Edith Neimark:
Interview / CV
David Olson:
Interview / CV
Joy Osofsky:
Interview / CV
**Hanus & Mechthild Papousek:
Interview
Arthur Hawley Parmelee:
Interview / CV
Gerald Patterson:
Interview / CV
Josef Perner:
Interview / CV
**Herbert Pick:
Interview / CV
Michael L. Posner:
Interview / CV
Marian Radke-Yarrow:
Interview / CV
Harriet Rheingold:
Interview / CV
Julius Richmond:
Interview / CV
Lee Nelken Robins:
Interview / CV
**Alex F. Roche:
Interview / CV
Judy F. Rosenblith:
Interview / CV
Doreen Rosenthal:
Interview / CV
Mary Rothbart:
Interview / CV
Carolyn Rovee-Collier:
Interview / CV
Sir Michael Rutter:
Interview / CV
Sandra Scarr:
Interview / CV
Heinz Rudolph Schaffer:
Interview / CV
Phil Schoggen:
Interview / CV
Carolyn Shantz:
Interview / CV
Alberta Engvall Siegel:
Interview / CV
Linda Siegel:
Interview / CV
Diana Slaughter-Defoe:
Interview / CV
Marilyn Smith:
Interview / CV
Keith Stanovich:
Interview / CV
Harold H. Stevenson:
Interview
Ann Streissguth:
Interview / CV
Mildred Templin:
Interview / CV
Elliot Turiel:
Interview / CV
Peter Vietze:
Interview / CV
Emmy Werner:
Interview / CV
Mary Wright:
Interview / CV
James Youniss:
Interview / CV
Philip Roman Zelazo:
Part 1 / Part 2 / CV
Edward Zigler:
Interview / CV