Olive P. Lester
Professor of psychology
Leary, Daniel Bell, 1886-1946
University of Buffalo. Department of Psychology--History
Women as professionals
Alumna of University of Buffalo, Professor of psychology at UB; chairman of the department from 1954-1964. Tape of an interview conducted by Jenny Peterzell, April 12, 1978. Concerns her education ;her career; and the department of psychology at the University of Buffalo.
Overview: Olive Lester attended the University of Buffalo in the early 1920's and graduated with a major in psychology. She returned to the University in 1925 to accept a faculty position in the department of psychology and remained on the faculty until her retirement in 1974. She was chairman of the department from 1954-1964. In the first part of this interview, Dr. Lester discusses her early education and her experiences as an undergraduate, first at Cornell University, and then at the University of Buffalo. She talks at length about her growing interest in psychology and the influence of various faculty members on the development of her own philosophy. She then goes on to discuss her own career and the changes which have occurred both in the field of psychology and within the University. Dr. Lester also comments on her experiences as a woman academician.
Lester, Olive P., 1903-
1 sound cassette
ca. 60 min.
“Olive P. Lester,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed March 20, 2019, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/4289.