Dr. Alice Van Krevelan served as a guest lecturer at Berea from 1936-44, and after earning her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Rochester, she taught at Hollins College and Grinnell College. She returned to Berea in 1961, serving as professor and chair of the psychology department until her 1980 retirement. She was elected to Sigma Xi, a society devoted to research in science, was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, president of the Council of Undergraduate Psychology Departments, and a Fellow of the International Council of Psychologists. She was assistant director of Alford Lake Camp in Hope, Maine from 1963-75, and remained as a consultant for many years. Two of her books, Children in Groups: Psychology and the Summer Camp (1972) and Summer Camp (1981) remain useful for camp directors throughout the country. During the 1970s, Van Krevelan was also heavily involved with the International School-to-School Experience (ISSE) program in Berea. After her retirement, she enrolled in painting classes at Berea College and developed a passion for watercolor painting. Van Krevelan in 2004 at the age of 90.
Scope and Contents: This collection contains the records of Dr. Alice Van Krevelan. The collection contains materials regarding her work with the International School-to-School Experience (ISSE) and her life in Berea, Kentucky during the 1970s.