Finding aid for the George R. Klare papers

George R. Klare papers
Ohio University
Phone: 740-593-2710
Klare, George R. (George Roger), 1922-.
18.5 cubic feet (3 Hollinger boxes, 17 record center cartons)
The George R. Klare (GK) papers span from the 1970s to the 1980s and document GK's work on readability.
The records are in English

Biography of George R. Klare

George R. Klare (GRK) was part of the Ohio University Department of Psychology faculty from 1954 to 1987. He was named Distinguished Professor of Psychology in 1978, and served as chair of the department from 1959 to 1963. He also served as acting dean and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and acting associate provost for graduate and research programs. GRK was author or co-author of five books, including "The Measurement of Readability," "A Manual for Readable Writing" and "How to Write Readable English." He also published numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of readability. GRK conducted multiple studies, including one on Air Force enlistees, to examine the effects of greater readability and outside influences on readability.

Scope and Content

The George R. Klare (GRK) papers span from the 1970s to the 1980s and document GRK's work on readability. The collection includes draft manuscripts, research and notes, published manuals, and correspondence.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection remains in its original arrangement.

Subject Terms

The following terms have been used to describe this collection.


Ohio University.


Klare, George R. (George Roger), 1922-.

Preferred Citation

Researchers are requested to cite collection name, collection number, and Ohio University, Athens, Ohio in all footnotes and bibliographical references.