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MS Am 2757

Friedman, Lawrence Jacob, 1940-, compiler. Lawrence Jacob Friedman collection of photographs concerning Erik Erikson, 1892-1980: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2757
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Friedman, Lawrence Jacob, 1940-, compiler.
Title: Lawrence Jacob Friedman collection of photographs concerning Erik Erikson,
Date(s): 1892-1980.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of German-born American psychoanalyst Erikson Erikson, his family, and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2011M-41. Gift of Lawrence Jacob Friedman; received: 2011 August 31.
See curatorial file for note by Friedman concerning provenance: "Joan Erikson gave these to me to keep and use..."

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 Photographs Concerning Erik Erikson, 1892-1980 (MS Am 2757). 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 in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

11 photographs (mostly copies) of Erik Erikson, his family, and colleagues. Also includes autograph manuscript notes about the images, from Lawrence Jacob Friedman.

General

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

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