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Collection Number: 40447

Collection Title: Thelma Harms Papers, 1972-2014

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Size 16.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 12800 items)
Abstract Professional papers of Dr. Thelma Harms, professor emerita in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and curriculum director of the Frank Porter Graham Childcare Institute. The papers, 1972-2014, deal primarily with Dr. Harms' research and publications, including several ratings scales for childcare environments. These include the Early Childhood Environment Ratings Scale (ECERS) and the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS). Also included is correspondence between Dr. Harms and colleagues around the world related to the use of the scales and the development of related instruments. Acquired as part of the University Archives.
Creator Harms, Thelma
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Thelma Harms Papers #40447, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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This summary description was created in August 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, August 2017

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