Chesler, Phyllis

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Phyllis Chesler (1940- ) is an American writer, psychotherapist, and teacher. Known as a feminist psychologist, she is a co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology and the author of numerous books, including Women and Madness, The Death of Feminism and The New Anti-Semitism. She taught psychology and women's studies for many years at Richmond College (later the College of Staten Island).

From the guide to the Phyllis Chesler Manuscript, before 1977, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Feminist psychologist, activist, professor, and author.

From the description of Phyllis Chesler papers, 1968-1990 and n.d. (bulk 1970-1986). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 78555599

From the description of Phyllis Chesler papers, 1968-1990 and n.d. (bulk 1970-1986). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43737902

  • 1940, Oct. 1: Born in Brooklyn, NY to Leon and Lillian (Hammer) Chesler
  • 1962: Bard College, B.A.
  • 1967: New School for Social Research, M.A.
  • 1968 - 1969 : Graduate study at New York Medical College Psychotherapy intern at Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical research associate at Metropolitan Hospital, New York City
  • 1969: New School for Social Research, Ph.D.
  • 1969 - 1998 : Professor of psychology at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
  • 1970: Lecturer at various institutions, including Instititute for Developmental Studies and New School for Social Research Psychotherapist in private practice Cofounder, Association for Women in Psychology
  • 1972: Charter member of board of directors of Women's Action Alliance
  • 1974: Member of board of directors of Center for the Study of Psychiatry
  • 1976: Cofounder of National Women's Health Network
  • 1997 - : Research associate at International Research Institute on Jewish Women, Brandeis University
  • 1998: Professor Emerita of City University of New York

From the guide to the Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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creatorOf Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dworkin, Andrea. Papers, 1914-2007 (inclusive), 1973-2000 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1908-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984. Papers: Series I-III, 1908-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1947-2004 (inclusive), 1957-2004 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records of, Sojourner, (inclusive), (bulk), 1920-2004, 1975-2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Chesler, Phyllis. Phyllis Chesler papers, 1968-1990 and n.d. (bulk 1970-1986). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Broner, E. M. Collection; 1969-[ongoing]. Brandeis University Library
creatorOf Phyllis Chesler Manuscript, before 1977 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Papers, 1920(?), 1935-1983 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Additional papers of Betty Friedan, 1941-2006 (inclusive), 1980-2000 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Birkby, Phyllis. Papers 1932-1994 bulk 1960-1994. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Chesler, Phyllis. [Proposal for the Women's Kotel Project and some background materials on praying at the Kotel]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Seaman, Barbara. Papers, 1920-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Phyllis Birkby Papers MS 283., 1932-1994, 1960-1994 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Chesler, Phyllis. Phyllis Chesler papers, 1968-1990 and n.d. (bulk 1970-1986). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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