Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk).

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Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994. Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk).

Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk).

The papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, medical records (including notes, sketches, photographs and color slides), clippings, audio tapes of lectures, and awards. The papers also concern the work of Joan M. Erikson. The collection spans the American years (little pre-dates their 1933 arrival in the U.S.) and includes materials relating to all aspects of their careers. The correspondence section is primarily letters with friends and colleagues from the psychoanalytic/academic community; there are only a few family letters. There are lengthy files with his publisher, W.W. Norton & Company. Erikson's connection to the Austen Riggs Center (Stockbridge, Mass.) figures prominently in both the correspondence and in the clinical sections of the papers. Correspondents include: Peter Blos, Anna Freud, Robert P. Knight, Robert Jay Lifton, Margaret Mead, Lois Barclay Murphy, Benjamin Spock and numerous others. Of particular note in the composition section are the manuscripts of the various lecture series he delivered such as: lectures in India (1960s and 1970s), Gauss Seminars at Princeton University (1969), Godkin Lectures at Harvard University, Jefferson lectures for the NEH (1973), and Einstein lectures for a symposium in Jerusalem (1979). Research materials relating to cross-cultural studies of children, identity, human development, life cycle, and play assessment abound throughout. Although there are many manuscripts of his published works, there are no manuscripts for his major works: Childhood and Society, Young Man Luther or Gandhi's Truth. There are only a few items relating to his years as a University Professor at Harvard University. The "Compositions of a clinical nature" section contains observation notes, photographs, slides and sketches from various time periods including: Institute of Human Relations at Yale University (1930s); University of California--Berkeley (1940s); Austen Riggs Center (1950s-1970s); and reserch projects in India and Pakistan, the Charleston Playhouse, the Manhattan Country Day School and the Crow Indians (1960s-1970s), and many others.

78 boxes (25.7 linear ft.)

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Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998

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