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Materials about Alex Osborn, class of 1909, and his concept of brainstorming

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-2020-009

Content Description

Copy of "The Gold Mine Between Your Ears" by Alex Osborn; mini booklet "Check List Solitaire," adapted from Alex Osborn's textbook "Applied Imagination," reprinted by Creative Education Foundation, with letter to William H. Freeman, Jr. (class of 1926) from Osborn; two articles about brainstorming, 1956-7; Report of Proceedings of the Second Annual Creative Problem-Solving Institute at the University of Buffalo, July 9-11, 1956, focusing on Osborn's book Applied Imagination and brainstorming; two manuals for brainstorming, one 1955 and the other undated.

Acquisition Type



Gift of William Kaufmann, Class of 1951, via Ben Madonia

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1955 - 1957


.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)