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Anthony D. Pellegrini papers

 Collection — Box: 1-7
Identifier: 112.6708
The Anthony D. Pellegrini papers contain a variety of play-related scholarly articles. Photocopies or prints of articles written by Pellegrini comprise approximately half of the collection. A few documents have notes or accompanying correspondence. Photocopied reprints of articles written by other authors make up the remainder of the collection; many of these have been annotated by Pellegrini during his research. These are arranged by subject, with two folders arranged alphabetically by author last name. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1979 and 2009. One DVD containing digital copies of selected Pellegrini articles and draft book chapters is also included in this collection.

The Anthony D. Pellegrini papers are arranged into two series, one of which is further divided into subseries. The materials are housed in seven archival document boxes.


  • 1921 - 2012
  • Majority of material found within 1979 - 2009


Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use by staff of The Strong and by users of its library and archives. Though the donor has not transferred intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to any copyright, trademark, and associated rights therein) to The Strong, he has given permission for The Strong to make copies in all media for museum, educational, and research purposes.


4.4 Linear Feet (7 boxes)


The Anthony D. Pellegrini papers are a compilation of published scholarly articles, drafts, and reference materials written or used by Pellegrini during his lengthy career in researching and teaching educational and developmental psychology. The bulk of the materials in this collection are from between 1979 and 2009.

Biographical Note

Anthony D. Pellegrini, PhD, is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He has been in the educational and developmental psychology field for over three decades.

Pellegrini received his PhD from the Ohio State University in 1978 with a dissertation on the functions of private speech in preschool children. He conducted years of research, authored hundreds of articles, and taught both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at the University of Georgia and the University of Minnesota. He specialized in children’s development, with specific interests in children’s play, social dominance, and aggression. In addition to contributing to scholarly research, Pellegrini continues to serve on editorial and advisory boards for various scholarly journals and educational foundations.

System of Arrangement

Series I: Anthony D. Pellegrini articles, 1977-2009
Subseries A: Sole author
Subseries B: Lead author
Subseries C: Co-author
Series II: Reference materials and notes, 1921-2012

Custodial History

The Anthony D. Pellegrini papers were donated to The Strong in November 2012 as a gift from Anthony D. Pellegrini. The papers were accessioned by The Strong under Object ID 112.6708.
Finding Aid to the Anthony D. Pellegrini Papers
Julia Novakovic
22 November 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository

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