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 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.
Early thoughts about stuttering
- "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
- Chapter XII, "Stuttering (Dysphemia) from West, R. (1933). Disorders of speech and voice. (2nd edition) Madison, WI: College Typing Co.
- Ulrich Natke's project of Tables of Contents for several historical books about stuttering
- 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
- Bluemel, CS (1913) Stammering and Cognate Defects of Speech or volume 1 here and volume 2 here New York: G. E. Stechert and Co.
- Stuttering and Lisping (1912) by E.W. Scripture
- An Experimental Study of Stuttering (1914) by James Madison Fletcher
- Behnke's stammering, cleft-palate speech, lisping (1922) by Kate Emil Behnke
- Speech hesitation (1899) by Eliza Jane Ellery Thorpe
- Stammering and Stuttering: Their Nature and Treatment (1870) by James Hunt
- 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
Early schools and ideas about the treatment of stuttering
- "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 guarenteed cures for stuttering.
- 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.
- 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.
- The faults of speech: a self-corrector and teachers' manual (1916) by Alexander Melville Bell
- Principles of speech and distionary of sounds, including directions and exercises for the cure of stammering and correction of all faults of articulation (1916) by Alexander Melville Bell
- A system of elocution, with special reference to gesture, to the treatment of stammering, and defective articulation (1853) by Andrew Comstock
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' portion of an ASHA 2005 panel honoring the contributions of our "Foremothers of the Speech Pathology Profession."
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