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MS Am 2700

Friedman, Lawrence Jacob, 1940-, compiler. Lawrence Jacob Friedman collection of transcripts of interviews of Erik and Joan Erikson, 1970-1992: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2700
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Friedman, Lawrence Jacob, 1940-, compiler.
Title: Lawrence Jacob Friedman collection of transcripts of interviews of Erik and Joan Erikson,
Date(s): 1970-1992.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Transcripts of interviews with American psychoanalyst, Erik Erikson, and his wife Joan Mowat Erikson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010M-20. Gift of Lawrence Jacob Friedman, 335 Highland Avenue, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144; received: 2010 September 16.

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:

Lawrence Jacob Friedman Collection of Transcripts of Interviews of Erik and Joan Erikson, 1970-1992 (MS Am 2700). 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 immigrated 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.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of author.

Scope and Contents

Transcripts and printed copies of interviews with Erik Erikson and some also with his wife Joan Mowat Erikson. Also includes a letter, picture postcard, notes, and annotations by the interviewers. Interviewers include Margaret Brenman-Gibson, Sanford Gifford, the Harvard Educational Review, Howard B. Levine, and Forrest Glen Robinson.

General

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

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