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MS Am 2447

Schlein, Stephen, collector. Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson additional papers, 1952-1992: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2447
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Schlein, Stephen, collector.
Title: Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson additional papers,
Date(s): 1952-1992.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of and concerning German-born American psychoanalyst, Erik Erikson, collected by Stephen Schlein.

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).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

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 Additional Papers, 1952-1992 (MS Am 2447). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See other materials collected by Stephen Schlein and related to Erik Erikson in HOLLIS and OASIS.

Separated Materials

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.

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:

Scope and Contents

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.


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