Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson additional papers
Papers of and concerning German-born American psychoanalyst, Erik Erikson, collected by Stephen Schlein.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Primarily additional manuscript and printed materials given to psychologist Stephen Schlein (SS) by Erik Erikson (EHE) or assembled by Schlein for his research. Some papers used for Schlein's editorial work on Erikson's A way of looking at things: selected papers from 1930 to 1980. Includes: correspondence with Schlein about EHE; a few autograph, typescript, and photocopy compositions by EHE, and others by SS; biographical material such as EHE bibliographies, resumes, copies of images; materials concerning the history of the Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson Center at the Cambridge Hospital; much printed material about EHE; 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. They emigrated from Vienna to the U.S. in 1933. 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 two series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Compositions and printed material
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2005M-56. Gift of Stephen Schlein, 4 Longfellow Road, Lexington, MA; received: 2006 May 31.
95M-2. Formerly restricted: unrestricted as of 2012 December 20. See item (20a).
Clinical notes received with this accession were moved to accession *95M-2 and are restricted.
Notes by Stephen Schlein originally attached to this material have been removed to the curatorial file.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Schlein, Stephen, collector. Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson additional papers, 1952-1992: Guide.
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