This section is the beginning of several links relevant to the history of stuttering. If you have additional ideas for this section, please contact Judy Kuster
Album of Historical Pictures
Some Famous People who Stuttered/Cluttered in History
History of Designated Days
History of Associations and Organizations
History of some of the Pioneers in Stuttering
- Voices: Past and Present - historical audio presentations, including from ASHA conferences since 1957.
- The Pioneers - remembering the contributions of those who have passed on, including, among others:
- For those interested in researching some of the early pioneers, you might find the Delyte Wesley Morris Papers of interest. They contain references to correspondence with Helen Keller, Sarah Stinchfield-Hawke, Wendell Johnson, Stanley Ainsworth, Bryng Bryngelson, and Herbert Koepp-Baker among others and are in the special collections at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
- Lessons from our mentors by Robert Quesal (and Dean Williams), from ISAD 2003
- Up Close and Personal: Living with a Legend - by Devon Kundel and Marian Sheehan, of two of important leaders in the treatment of stuttering, Dean Williams and Joseph Sheehan and Jane Fraser about Catherine Hull Van Riper, who was the wife of Charles Van Riper for ISAD 2006
- Brochure from the Sheehan Clinic which closed April 2006 after 56 years of serving people who stutter.
- Light from Many Sources - Frederick P. Murray, Ph.D., Keynote address, ISA Conference, Argentina - 2-28-2011
- A Journey through Stuttering with Dr. Fred Murray - A series of historic video-taped interviews with Dr. Murray, 2015.
Executive Producer: Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCFS, ASHA Fellow, Professor, University of Central Florida,
Videographer/Editor: Mike Bauer
- 60+ Years of Stuttering with Dr. Eugene B. Cooper StutterTalk podcast, October 24, 2010
Early books and chapters - thoughts about stuttering
Recent articles about the early schools and ideas about the treatment of stuttering
- Some historical books about stuttering
- Ulrich Natke's project of Tables of Contents for several historical books about stuttering
- The real cause of stammering and its permanent cure: a treatise on psycho-analytical lines (1920) by Alfred Appelt
- Behnke's stammering, cleft-palate speech, lisping (1922) by Kate Emil Behnke
- The faults of speech: a self-corrector and teachers' manual (1916) by Alexander Melville Bell
- Principles of speech and dictionary of sounds, including directions and exercises for the cure of stammering and correction of all faults of articulation (1916) by Alexander Melville Bell
- Bluemel, CS (1913) Stammering and Cognate Defects of Speech or volume 1 here and volume 2 here New York: G. E. Stechert and Co.
- The Project Gutenberg Etext of Stammering, Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue, Indianapolis September, 1929 - one of the infamous early "stuttering schools" in the US, attended by Charles Van Riper.
- Florence Yost talks about her experience at the Bogue Institute, an audio file.
- A system of elocution, with special reference to gesture, to the treatment of stammering, and defective articulation (1853) by Andrew Comstock
- Memoir on the Radical Cure of Stuttering by a Surgical Operation (1841) by Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach, tr. by J. Travers
- An Experimental Study of Stuttering (1914) or An Experimental Study of Stuttering (1914) by James Madison Fletcher
- Elocution Simplified: With an Appendix on Lisping, Stammering, Stuttering and Other Defects of Speech (1877) by Walter K. Forbes
- Gymnastics of the Voice for Song and Speech: Also a Method for the Cure of Stuttering and Stammering (1893) by Oskar Guttmann
- Stammering and Stuttering: their nature and treatment (1861) by James Hunt
- Stammering and Stuttering (1870) by James Hunt and H.F. Rivers
- Stammering and Stuttering: Their Nature and Treatment (1870) by James Hunt
- Philadelphia Institute for the Permanent Cure of Stammering, and All Other Defects in Articulation (1902) by Edwin S. Johnston
- Stammering: the Besley treatment (1900?) by W.J. Ketley
- Dorothy Deane: a children's story (1898) by Ellen Olney Kirk
- The Practical Treatment of Stammering and Stuttering: With Suggestions for Practice and Helpful Exercises (1902) by George Andrew Lewis and George Beswick Hynson
- Stammering: its origin and the advanced method of cure (1920) by Lee Wells Millard
- Stuttering and Lisping (1912) by E.W. Scripture
- Speech hesitation (1899) by Eliza Jane Ellery Thorpe
- Chapter XII, "Stuttering (Dysphemia) from West, R. (1933). Disorders of speech and voice. (2nd edition) Madison, WI: College Typing Co.
- A few early experiments into cause and nature of stuttering
- Wanted: Stutterers: Speech Clinic to Make New Research For Impediment Causes - article calling for subjects to participate.
- Penmanship Stuttering
by E. W. Scripture, Ph.D., M.D., visiting physician for Speech Defects to Randall's Island, New York City, reprinted from Journal of AMA, May 8, 1909, p. 1480-1481
- An Experimental Study of the Effect of Evaluative Labeling on Speech Fluency, by Mary Tudor - a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, in the Department of Psychology, in the Graduate College of the State University of Iowa, August, 1939
- "Our Enterprising Predecessors And Charles Sydney Bluemel" by Ruth M. Clark, ASHA Magazine, April 1964, p. 107-114, reprinted with permission of ASHA, features information about the early "stuttering schools" which guaranteed cures for stuttering.
- Historic Treatments for Stuttering: From Pebbles to Psychoanalysis by Barbara Goldberg, first published in ASHA magazine, June-July 1989, p. 71
- A Brief Historical Review of Assistive Devices for Treating Stuttering by Larry Molt, for ISAD 2005
- Van Riper, C., "Stuttering: Where and Whither," Asha, Volume 16, 1974, 483-487.
- "Stuttering: An Inquiry on Therapy and Therapeutic Approaches" featuring Joseph Sheehan, Peter Glauber, Oliver Bloodstein, Wendell Johnson, and Charles Bluemel, handout from a 1959 ASHA Convention presentation
- Part Of Our Heritage by Elliott J. Schaffer, State University College, Fredonia, New York, first published in the ASHA magazine, April, 1966, p. 167-168
Stuttering and Family History
History of Communication Disorders
The following links contain historical information about stuttering as well as information about the history of communication disorders in general.
- A Bibliography Of Writings On The History Of Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Communication Disorders, And Allied Subjects by Jeffrey Wollock, D. Phil., New York and Jorge Perelló, M.D., Barcelona.
- Getting Here: The First Hundred Years of Speech-Language Therapy in America by Judith Felson Duchan
- The Development of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the United States by John J. O'Neill, past president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Kuster, JM, How Soon We Forget. . . . , ASHA Leader, December 24, 2002, p. 10
- A Early History of ASHA by Charles Van Riper
- Recollections from a Pioneer by Charles Van Riper
- Text and PowerPoint - Judith Kuster's portion of an ASHA 2005 panel honoring the contributions of our "Foremothers of the Speech Pathology Profession."
- Voices: Past and Present - 2015 ISAD PPT presentation
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