Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson papers
Papers of German- born American psychoanalyst, Erik Erikson, collected by Stephen Schlein in preparation for the publishing of Erik Erikson's A way of looking at things: selected papers from 1930 to 1980, edited by Schlein.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
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Extent1.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Primarily manuscript materials given to Schlein by Erikson (EHE) or his secretary, for Schlein's editorial work on Erikson's A way of looking at things: selected papers from 1930 to 1980. Includes Erikson's correspondence, compositions, reviews of his books, biographical material, audiotapes of Austen Riggs Center seminars, some items produced by Schlein to edit this volume, and other papers.
Biographical / Historical
German born (as Erik Homburger), Erik Erikson (1902-1994) was an American psychoanalyst, educator and author. In 1930 he married Joan Mowat Serson, a Canadian dancer and artist. In 1933 they emigrated from Vienna to the U.S. He was best known for his work in child development and life-span studies, coining the phrase "identity crisis", and in the field that became known as psychohistory.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Compositions by Erik Erikson
- III. Compositions by others
- IV. Materials on "Play"
- V. Other materials
- VI. Audiotapes
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*2002M-25 and *2004M-86. Gift of Stephen Schlein, 4 Longfellow Road, Lexington, MA 02173; received: 2002 Oct. and 2004 Dec. 22.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt and Stacey Farnum
- Schlein, Stephen, collector. Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson papers: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
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