Appraised and processed the John Guidubaldi papers at Kent State

I appraised and accessioned the papers of former Kent State University Professor of School Psychology, John Guidubaldi.

John Guidubaldi papers

Guidubaldi led the first nationwide study on the impact of divorce on children. His papers include raw data subject files, data analysis reports, project management files, presentation materials, publications, and other documents related to the KSU-NASP Nationwide “Impact of Divorce on Children” Research Project.  There are also materials from his research on divorce in China, working mothers, father involvement, special education, and early childhood education.


This was Kent’s first archival collection to receive minimal processing based on the principles outlined by Greene-Meissner.

I kept original (not acid-free) folders in good condition, put loose materials into archival quality folders, and re-housed items in binders and other awkwardly shaped or likely-to-deteriorate materials. I removed metal fasteners such as paperclips, but not staples.


The collection is described at the subseries (and sometimes sub-subseries) level only. Individual folders are not listed, but the scope and content notes for each subseries gives an adequate description.

I created an EAD, DACS-compliant finding aid for this collection using the new OhioLINK finding aid creation tool.  The finding aid lives in the OhioLINK finding aid repository and on the Kent State University Libraries website.

Image: Working in the archives. Taken by Cara Gilgenbach.

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