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MS Am 2249

Schlein, Stephen, collector. Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2249
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Schlein, Stephen, collector.
Title: Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson papers,
Date(s): 1944-1994.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.6 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: 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.

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.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt and Stacey Farnum

Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson Papers (MS Am 2249). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.


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Scope and Contents

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.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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