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Portions of Woodbridge N. Ferris's library were purchased by Ferris Institute in the 1950s. Ferris had left his original library to his family and most of that was lost in a house fire in the 1930s. One section of the library had been in storage and was recovered through that purchase. Other books have been discovered and donated on an individual basis.

Library Inventory
  • Alexander, F. Matthias. Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1923.
  • Assyrian and Babylonian Literature: Selected Translations. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1901.
  • Bacheller, Irving. The Scudders. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1923.
  • Bagehot, Walter. Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of "Natural Selection" and "Inheritance" to Political Society. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1876.
  • Bagley, William Chandler. Craftsmanship in Teaching. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1911.
  • Bailey, L.H. The Outlook to Nature. New York and London: The MacMillan Company, 1905.
  • Bain, Alexander. Mind and Body: The Theories of Their Relation. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1874.
  • Benson, Allan L. Socialism Made Plain: Why the Few are Rich and the Many Poor. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Social-Democratic Publishing Company, 1904.
  • Binet, Alfred, S.C.D. and Thomas Simon, M.D. The Development of Intelligence in Children. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1916.
  • Blackford, Katherine M.H. and Arthur Newcomb. The Job, the Man, the Boss. New York: Doubleday, 1914.
  • Bloomfield, Meyer. The Vocational Guidance of Youth. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1911.
  • Bolen, George L. The Plain Facts as to the Trusts and the Tariff. New York and London: The MacMillan Company, 1903.
  • Bosanquet, Bernard. Psychology of the Moral Self. London and New York: The MacMillan Company, 1904.
  • Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Brooklyn Ethical Association. Evolution. Boston: J.H. West, 1889.
  • Burke, Edmund. Orations and Essays. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Byron, George and Baron Gordon Byron. Childe Harold and Other Poems. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Cary, Henry. The Histories of Herodotus. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Cellini, Benvenuto. Memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Chute, H.N., M.S. Physical Laboratory Manual. Boston: D.C. Heath & Company, 1901.
  • Clifford, William Kingdon. Seeing and Thinking. London: MacMillan and Company, 1890.
  • Comings, Samuel Huntington. Industrial and Vocational Education, Universal and Self-Sustaining. Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1915.
  • Creasy, Edward Shepherd, Sir. Decisive Battles of the World. New York: D. Appleton Company, 1898.
  • Crothers, Samuel McChord. By the Christmas Fire. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1908.
  • Curtis, George William. Literary and Social Essays. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894.
  • Dana, Jr., Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Davidson, J. Morrison. Eminent English Liberals in and out of Parliament. Boston: J.R.Osgood and Company, 1880.
  • DeGarmo, Charles. Interest and Education: The Doctrine of Interest and its Concrete Application. New York: The MacMillan Company: London, 1902.
  • Demoor, Jean, Jean Massart and Emile Vandervelde. Evolution by Atrophy in Biology and Sociology. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Dickens, Mamie. My Father As I Recall Him. New York: Dutton, n.d.
  • Draper, John William. History of the Intellectual Development of Europe. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876.
  • Drever, James. An Introduction to the Psychology of Education. London: E. Arnold & Company; New York: Longmans, 1922.
  • Eliot, Charles William. The Durable Satisfactions of Life. New York: T.Y. Crowell & Company, 1910.
  • Emerson, Harrington. Efficiency as a Basis for Operation and Wages. New York: The Engineering Magazine, 1909.
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Society and Solitude: Twelve Chapters. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, and Company, 1870.
  • Essays in Astronomy. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1900.
  • Evans, Edward Payson. Evolutional Ethics and Animal Psychology. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Fiske, John. The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1916.
  • Fiske, John. Excursions of an Evolutionist. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1895.
  • Fiske, John. Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy II. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1903.
  • Fiske, John. Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy IV. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1903.
  • Flower, B.O. Lessons Learned from Other Lives. Boston: Spectator Publishing, 1889.
  • Flowers, Montaville. The Japanese Conquest of American Opinion. New York: George H. Duran, 1917.
  • Franklin, Benjamin. Autobiography: Poor Richard. Letters. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Freud, Sigmund. A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920.
  • Froude, James Anthony. Julius Caesar. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Fullerton, George Stuart. The World We Live In: Or, Philosophy and Life in the Light of Modern Thought. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1912.
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1899.
  • Goddard, Henry Herbert. Human Efficiency and Levels of Intelligence. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1920.
  • Gordon, Anna Adams. The Beautiful Life of Frances E. Willard: A Memorial Volume. Chicago: Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, 1898.
  • Gould, George M. Biographic Clinics. Philadelphia: Blakiston's Son & Company, 1903.
  • Gould, George M., M.D. Biographic Clinics. Volume II. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company, 1904.
  • Gould, George M., M.D. Biographic Clinics. Volume III. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company, 1905.
  • Gould, George M., M.D. Biographic Clinics. Volume IV. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company, 1909.
  • Great Essays. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Great Orations. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Great Plays. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Green, John Richard. A Short History of the English People. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880.
  • Griffin, Gerald. The Collegians: A Tale of Garry Owen. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Griggs, Edward Howard. The Soul of Democracy. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1918.
  • Hall, Bolton. Life, and Love and Peace. New York: The Arcadia Press, 1909.
  • Hallam, Henry. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages. Vol.1 and vol.2. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Halleck, Reuben Post, A.B. Psychology and Psychic Culture. New York: American Book Company, 1895.
  • Halleck, Reuben Post, M.A. The Education of the Central Nervous System. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1896.
  • Hapgood, Isabel F. Recollections and Letters of Ernest Renan. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892.
  • Harkness, Albert. A Short Latin Grammar. New York, Cincinnati [etc.]: American Book Company, 1898.
  • Hart, Joseph Kinmont. Adult Education. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1927.
  • Headly, Phineas Camp. The Miner Boy and His Monitor: The Career and Achievement of John Ericsson. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1864.
  • Heine, Heinrich. Pictures of Travel. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Hilton Warren. Psychology and Achievement: Being the First of a Series of Twelve Volumes On the Application of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency. New York: Issued under the auspices of the Literary Digest for the Society of Applied Psychology, 1914.
  • Hilton, Warren. The Trained Memory: Being the Fourth of a Series of a Series of Twelve Volumes On the Application of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency. New York: Issued under the auspices of the Literary Digest for the Society of Applied Psychology, 1914.
  • Hilton, Warren. Initiative Psychic Energy: Being the Sixth of a Series of Twelve Volumes On the Application of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency. New York: London; Issued under the auspices of the Literary Digest For the Society of Applied Psychology, 1914.
  • Hilton, Warren. Processes and Personality: Being the Seventh of a Series of a Series of Twelve Volumes On the Application of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency. New York: Issued under the auspices of the Literary Digest for the Society of Applied Psychology, 1914.
  • Hilton, Warren. Mind Mechanism: Being the Eighth of a Series of a Series of Twelve Volumes On the Application of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency. New York: Issued under the auspices of the Literary Digest for the Society of Applied Psychology, 1914.
  • Hilton, Warren. Technique of Success: Being the Tenth of a Series of a Series of Twelve Volumes On the Application of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency. New York: Issued under the auspices of the Literary Digest for the Society of Applied Psychology, 1914.
  • Hilton, Warren. Specific Applications: Being the Twelfth of a Series of a Series of Twelve Volumes On the Application of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency. New York: Issued under the auspices of the Literary Digest for the Society of Applied Psychology, 1914.
  • Hollingworth, H.L. Vocational Psychology. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1916.
  • Holmes, Arthur, A.M., Ph.D. Controlled Power. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1924.
  • Hutchinson, A.S.M. This Freedom. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1922.
  • Jones, Elisha. Exercises in Latin Prose Composition. Chicago: S.C. Griggs and Company, 1892. (2 copies)
  • Jordan, David Starr. Imperial Democracy. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Jordan, William George. The Trusteeship of Life. New York and Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, 1921.
  • Jowett, Benjamin. The Dialogues of Plato. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883.
  • Kempis, Thomas A. The Imitation of Christ. New York: Dutton, 1960.
  • Kennedy, Charles Rann. Orations of Demosthenes. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Krusi, Hermann. Pestalozzi: His Life, Work, and Influence. Cincinnati, New York: Wilson, Hinkle, & Company, 1875.
  • Leitch, John. Man-to-Man, The Story of Industrial Democracy. New York: B.C. Forbes Company, 1919.
  • Lewis, Edward. Edward Carpenter: An Exposition and an Appreciation. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1915.
  • Livius, Titus. Roman History. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Long, George. Discourses of Epictetus. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Lybarger, Lee Francis. The Tariff Primer. New York: Tariff Publishing Company, 1922.
  • Lyon, Leverett S. Education for Business. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1922.
  • Mabie, Hamilton Wright. Short Studies in Literature. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1891.
  • Mandeville, John. Voyages and Travels. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Manzoni, Alessandro. The Betrothed. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Marshall, Henry Rutgers. Aesthetic Principles. New York, London: The MacMillan Company, 1895.
  • Maulde-La-Claviere, Rene de. The Art of Life. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902.
  • Mayne, D.D. The Modern Business Speller. Chicago and New York: Powers & Lyons, 1901.
  • McCosh, James. The Emotions. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1880.
  • McDougall, William. Outline of Psychology. New York: Scribner, 1923.
  • Millin, George Francis. Evil and Evolution: An Attempt to Turn the Light of Modern Science on to the Ancient Mystery of Evil. London and New York: The MacMillan Company, 1896.
  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, Baron de. The Spirit of the Laws. Vol. 1 and vol. 2. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Morgan, Conway Lloyd. An Introduction to Comparative Psychology. London: Scott, New York: Scribner, 1894.
  • Muller, Friedrich Max. My Autobiography, a Fragment. New York: C. Scriber's Sons, 1901.
  • Muller, Friedrich Max. The Science of Thought. New York: Scribner, 1887.
  • Murray, John Clark. A Handbook of Psychology. Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske, & Company, 1890.
  • Nicolette and Aucassin. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Palmer, George Herbert and Alice Freeman Palmer. The Teacher. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1908.
  • Parker, DeWitt H. The Principles of Aesthetics. Boston: Silver, Burdett, and Company, 1920.
  • Peirce, Frederick. The Human Side of Business. Philadelphia: The Investment House of Frederick Peirce & Company, 1917.
  • Perez, Bernard. The First Three Years of Childhood. Chicago: A.N. Marquis & Company, 1885.
  • Perrin, Bernadotte. Greek Dramas. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900.
  • Phillips, John Herbert. Old Tales and Modern Ideals. New York: Silver, Burdett, and Company, 1905.
  • Quatrefages, de Breau, Armand de. The Human Species. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881.
  • Quincey, Thomas De. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Redfield, Casper Lavater. Dynamic Evolution: A Study of the Causes of Evolution and Degeneracy. New York, London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1914.
  • Ribot, Theodule. Diseases of Memory: An Essay in the Positive Psychology. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882.
  • Riley, James Whitcomb. Riley Love-Lyrics. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1889.
  • Roberts, Charles G.D. The Heart of the Ancient Wood. New York: Silver, Burdett, and Company, 1900.
  • Robertson, Frederick W., M.A. Life, Letters, Lectures, and Addresses of Frederick W. Robertson, M.A. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1854.
  • Rowe, Stuart H., Ph.D. Habit-Formation and the Science of Teaching. New York: Londons, Green, and Company, 1909.
  • Royce, Josiah, Ph.D, L.L.D. Outlines of Psychology. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1903.
  • Ruskin, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture: Architecture and Painting. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Saavedra, Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote de la Mancha. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Sankey, Ira D. Gospel Hymns. Cincinnati: J. Church, New York: Biglow & Main, 1887-1891.
  • Santayana, George. Character & Opinion in the United States. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920.
  • Schreiner, Olive. Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1897.
  • Scott, William Berryman. The Theory of Evolution, with Special Reference to the Evidence Upon Which it is Founded. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1919.
  • Scudder, Vida Dutton. Socialism and Character. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912.
  • Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate. Man and the Earth. New York: Fox, Duffield, & Company, 1905.
  • Shand, Alexander F. The Foundations of Character: Being a Study of the Tendencies of the Emotions and Sentiments. London: MacMillan and Company, Limited, 1914.
  • Shaw, Leslie Mortier. Current Issues. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1908.
  • Sidgwick, Alfred. Fallacies, a View of Logic from the Practical Side. New York. D. Appleton and Company, 1884.
  • Smith, William Hauley. Children by Chance or by Choice. Boston: R. G. Badger, 1920.
  • Spencer, Herbert. Justice: Being Part IV of The Principles of Ethics. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891.
  • Stewart, Balfour. The Conservation of Energy: With an Appendix, Treating of the Vital And Mental Applications of the Doctrine. New York: Appleton, 1874.
  • Sully, James. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897.
  • Thorndike, Edward L. Educational Psychology. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1913-14.
  • Thorndike, Edward L. The Elements of Psychology. New York: A.G. Seiler, 1907.
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.
  • Tyler, John Mason. Man in the Light of Evolution. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1908.
  • Tyndall, John. The Forms of Water in Clouds and Rivers, Ice and Glaciers. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1874.
  • Warner, Charles Dudley. Being a Boy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin: 1884.
  • Warner, Francis. Physical Expression, Its Modes and Principles. New York: D. Appleton, 1886.
  • Watson, John B. Psychology from the Standpoint of a Behaviorist. Philadelphia: J.B.Lippincott Company, 1919.
  • Wentworth, G.A. New School Algebra. Boston: Athenaeum Press, 1901.
  • White, Gilbert. The Natural History of Selborne. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898.
  • Windsor, William. Phrenology, the Science of Character. Big Rapids: The Ferris- Windsor Company, 1921.

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