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Martin F. Fritz papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 7/6/11

Scope and Content

This collection (1922-1992) contains primarily of notes on Dr. Fritz’s classes, drafts of publications, research, tests and surveys. It also contains professional information including awards, publications, and radio talks.


  • 1922-1992

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Martin Frederick Fritz was born to Fred and Ettie Fritz on February 5, 1902, in Broughton, Kansas. He received his B.S. (1924) in Chemistry and M.S. (1925) in Psychology from Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D. (1931) in General Psychology from the University of Chicago.

After receiving his doctoral degree, Dr. Fritz worked briefly as an Instructor in Education(1925-1926) at Kansas State University, before joining the Iowa State faculty as an Instructor of Psychology (1927-1929). He advanced to Assistant Professor (1929-1931), Associate Professor (1931-1946), and Professor (1946). Fritz was also Clinician of the Testing Bureau (1944) and Director of the Student Counseling Center (1956-1967). The title of Emeritus (1972) was conferred upon him upon his retirement as a professor.

Dr. Fritz’s work focused on tests, measurement, and counseling. He worked privately as a Testing specialist for the Civil Service commission and a Test Administrator for the Iowa State Conservation Commission. There, he administered tests of an educational and vocational nature, as well as counseling students.

Dr. Fritz was a member of many professional associations including Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, American Psychological Association, and Psi Chi, of which he was National President (1935-1936). He received a faculty citation (1964) from the Iowa State University Alumni Association, was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (1942), and was a member of the 25 year club of Iowa State University.

Dr. Fritz married Mildred Mae Baker in 1925. Together they had one son, Kentner Von Fritz. Dr. Fritz died on November 3, 1992, and is buried in Madison, Wisconsin.


4.64 Linear Feet (11 document boxes)


The collection is organized Alphabetically, with biographical information in front.

Items in related collections

RS 7/6. Iowa State University. Student Counseling Services records, 1953-2008

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 7/6/11. Martin F. Fritz papers, 1922-1992
April 22, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672