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COLLECTION Identifier: H MS c447

Herant A. Katchadourian audio recordings of conversations with Erich Lindemann

Scope and Contents

Consists of three audiocassette recordings of conversations between Herant A. Katchadourian and Erich Lindemann dated 28 January 1972, 14 December 1972, and 24 May 1973.


  • 1972-1973 (inclusive)


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0.2 cubic feet (1 half letter size document box)

Biographical / Historical

Herant A. Katchadourian (1933-), B.A., 1954, M.D., 1958, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Biology, emeritus, at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, where he taught classes in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, as well as a course on multidisciplinary approaches to guilt and shame, for nearly forty years.

Herant Katchadourian was born in Alexandretta, Turkey (later given the Turkish name Iskenderum) in 1933 to Armenian parents who grew up in a part of Turkey known as Cicilian Armenia. Katchadourian moved with his parents to Beirut, Lebanon at age six when the place they lived was ceded to Turkey. He attended the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, earning a B.A. in 1954 and an M.D. in 1958. He trained in psychiatry at the University of Rochester, New York. When he went to Stanford, he developed and taught a human sexuality course. The course, introduced in 1968, attracted more than 20,000 students over a thirty-year period. At Stanford, Katchadourian was Professor of Psychiatry and Human Biology and also served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education from 1976 to 1984. He is known for his research on undergraduate education and his contributions to the national reexamination of undergraduate life.

In addition to his teaching and higher education work, Katchadourian was President of the Flora Family Foundation. He was the recipient of the Lyman Award from the Stanford Alumni Association in 1984 as well as the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award from Stanford in 1993.

Herant Katchadourian married Stina (last name unknown).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted to the Harvard Medical Library by Herant A. Katchadourian in 2015 (Accession #2015-047).

Related Materials

Erich Lindemann papers, 1885-1991 (inclusive), 1950-1974 (bulk). H MS c219. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Processing Information

Processed by Charlotte Lellman in June 2021. Collection was processed according to Level 1 protocol.

Katchadourian, Herant A. Audio recordings of conversations with Erich Lindemann, 1972-1973 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
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