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 correspondence, manuscript, and printed materials given to psychologist Stephen Schlein by Erik Erikson or assembled by Schlein for his research. Many items are duplicate copies of original manuscripts contained in the Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers (MS Am 2031). Includes correspondence between Erikson and Anna Freud Bernays, Peter Heller, Robert Palmer Knight, Margaret Mead, and many others. Also includes clippings concerning Erikson, autograph manuscript compositions by Erikson and many copies, psychotherapy notes [these were restricted and removed, see note below], and materials concerning Stephen Schlein and his work on Erikson.
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.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Compositions
- III. Other material
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2009M-57. Gift of Stephen Schlein, 4 Longfellow Road, Lexington, Massachusetts; received: 2009 December 21.
Clinical psychotherapeutic notes, detailing family history, diagnosis, and treatment; and references received with this accession, were moved to accession *95M-2 and are restricted.
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, 1935-1991: Guide.
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