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Pamphlet, A.G.C.T. Scores of Army Personnel Grouped by Occupation

Pamphlet, A.G.C.T. Scores of Army Personnel Grouped by Occupation

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In September of 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a limited national emergency in the United States, increasing the size of the Army and the National Guard. The Adjutant General’s Office consulted with several psychologists about developing tests to sort the new personnel. By the end of 1940, the War Shipping Administration had published this General Classification Test 1a. Three more editions of what came to be called the Army General Classification Test (AGCT) followed. This pamphlet by Naomi Stewart (b. 1918) describes scores on the AGCT as related to the occupation of test takers. It was published in 1947.
Naomi Stewart received her undergraduate degree from Long Island University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. After working for the Personnel Research Section of the Adjutant Generals Office during World War II, she worked for the Educational Testing Service and held a variety of consulting and academic appointments.
For related materials, see 1989.0710.29 and 1989.0710.61.
References:
James H. Capshew, Psychologists on the March: Science, Practice and Professional Identity in America, 1929-1969, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. 99-104.
American Psychological Association, 1962 Directory, ed. James Q. Holsopple, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1962, p. 702.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pamphlet
date made
1947
maker
Stewart, Naomi
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 24.6 cm; 6 7/8 in x 9 11/16 in
ID Number
1989.0710.60
catalog number
1989.0710.60
accession number
1989.0710
Credit Line
Gift of David Gold
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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