S.S. McClure

Hugo Munsterberg, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, was invited by S.S. McClure of McClure's Magazine to conduct a psychological study of Harry Orchard. Munsterberg was a protege of William James and after James was the most well known psychologist in the United States. After returning to the East Coast Munsterberg unwittingly disclosed his conclusions that Orchard was being truthful to a Boston Herald reporter and this was promptly reported in the paper. The defense was infuriated not only because Munsterberg had promised to wait until the trial was over to speak, but because they were afraid the sequestered jury would learn of the news. McClure's claimed that it was Darrow himself who had suggested hiring a professional to study Orchard. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-05453