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12.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
The collection includes: photographs; clippings; notes; printed materials; and course materials such as lecture notes, syllabi, and bibliographies relating to Roback's academic interest in psychology and psychologists, Yiddish language and literature, and the Jewish people. Especially includes course and project materials from Emerson College, the Harvard Grant Study, and the Massachusetts Dept. of Education Division of University Extension. Materials also include Roback's work as author of Pictorial history of psychology and psychiatry , as editor of The Albert Schweitzer jubilee book , and many other books, articles, and essays.
Correspondents include Gordon Allport, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud (photocopies only), Robert Frost, Herman Hesse, Henry James, Hugo Münsterberg, Morton Prince, George Santayana, Albert Schweitzer, William James Sidis, and many others.
Biographical / Historical
- I. Correspondence with Roback
- II. Compositions by Roback
- III. Graphology materials
- IV. Teaching and research materials
- V. Compositions by others
- VI. Other materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965. Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- Cataloging funded by the Francis P. Scully and Robert G. Scully Class of 1951 Fund.
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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