May, Rollo

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Rollo Reece May (1909-1994) was a pioneer and popularizer of humanistic psychology best known for applying European existential thought to American psychotherapy. He received a master of divinity degree in 1937 and subsequently spent two years as a Congregationalist minister before deciding to return to school (Columbia University) to study clinical psychology. May was an instructor, a psychotherapist, and author of more than a dozen books. His Love and Will (1969) was highly regarded by social and political activists of the time. He received the American Psychological Association's prestigious gold medal for his distinguished career in psychology, as well as numerous other awards and honors.

From the guide to the Rollo May Papers, 1918-1995, (University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections)

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referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Guide to the Otto Rank Association Records, 1934-1993 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Paul Tillich. Papers, 1886-1994 Andover-Harvard Theological Library
creatorOf Rollo May Papers, 1918-1995 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Frederic Spiegelberg papers, 1916-1994, 1936-1994 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Albert Ellis Papers, 1920-2007, [Bulk Dates: 1965-1997]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Media Resources Center (University of Michigan) films and videotapes, 1930s and 1948-1986 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Jean Burden Papers, 1931-1992 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Hans Caspar Syz papers, 1911-1991 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Media Resources Center (University of Michigan) records, 1948-1987, 1948-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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