Historical Records Repositories in Other States
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, WALTER P. REUTHER LIBRARY,
ARCHIVES OF LABOR AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Frank, Lawrence K. (Lawrence Kelso), 1890-1968. Papers, 1922-1968. 5.5 linear ft.
Social scientist and lecturer. Correspondence, mss. and reprints of writings, clippings, reports, and other materials, relating to Frank's career, including his interest in education, psychology, and child development, and his activities as consultant for Friends World College, a private Quaker institution, Huntington, N.Y., and as a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Correspondents include Barry Commoner. Other persons represented include Margaret Mead.
Gift of Merrill-Palmer Institute, 1982. Finding aid in the repository.
Burrow, Trigant, 1875-1950. Papers, 1875-1984 (inclusive), 1903-1950 (bulk) 42.50 linear ft. (102 boxes)
Trigant Burrow, pioneer American psychoanalyst and founder of group psychoanalysis, graduated from Fordham University in 1896. He received a M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1899 and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1909. He studied under Carl Jung, opened analytic practice in 1910, and began group laboratory experiments in 1923. He was president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1925-1926; scientific director of The Lifwynn Foundation, 1927-1950; and the author of four books.
The papers contain correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts and other papers on the professional career and personal life of psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Trigant Burrow. The papers document Burrow's group laboratory research, the activities of The Lifwynn Foundation, the research of important colleagues like Hans C. Syz and Charles Baker Thompson, and such subjects as doctor-patient and interpersonal relations. The papers include extensive family and personal correspondence, a complete set of Burrow's published writings, drafts of manuscripts, and copies of unpublished and unfinished writings. Major correspondents include Sherwood Anderson, Sigmund Freud, Carl G. Jung, Alfred Korzybski, D. H. Lawrence, Adolf Meyer, Sir Herbert Read, Clarence Shields, and Leo Stein.
Gift of The Lifwynn Foundation, 1983, 1984, and 1995; and the estate of Hans Syz, 1991 and 1993. Boxes 46-49 and 63 are restricted until 2003. Copyright has been retained by The Lifwynn Foundation. Unpublished finding aid in repository.
Lifwynn Foundation. Records, 1924-1995 (inclusive). 42.25 linear ft.
The Lifwynn Foundation for Laboratory Research in Analytic and Social Psychiatry was established in 1927 to provide an institutional setting for the pioneer group research originated by Trigant Burrow. Burrow established an experimental community to investigate the pathology of "normality," and the investigators were included as elements in the social fabric to be observed. In addition to Burrow, the Lifwynn Foundation founders included Hans Syz and Clarence Shields.
The records consist of the Lifwynn Foundation's correspondence, organizational files, research data, financial records, and copies of the foundation's publication, Lifwynn Correspondence, which provides a forum for scholars interested in exploring the nature of contemporary social neurosis. Also included in the records are materials from the files of Clarence Shields, William E. Galt, and Charles B. Thompson.
Gift of the Lifwynn Foundation, 1995 and 1999. Box 13 of Accession 96-M-59 is closed to research until 2003. Materials in box 25 of Accession 1999-M-082 are closed for seventy-five years from the date of creation, 2026-2064. Donor retains copyright. Unpublished finding aid is available in the repository. Related material: Trigant Burrow Papers (MS 1370). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. Related material: Hans Syz Papers (MS 1624). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Macdonald family. Papers, 1808-1922 (inclusive) 2 linear ft. (5 boxes)
James Macdonald: physician specializing in mental disorders; superintendent of Bloomingdale Asylum, N.Y., ca. 1832-1838; founded Sanford Hall Institution, 1844. Eliza Harris Miller Macdonald; wife of James Macdonald; with her brother-in-law managed Sanford Hall after 1849. James Allen Macdonald: vice-president of United Verde Copper Company and other companies; in 1887 became president of Sanford Hall Corporation. Eliza Macdonald: in 1887 became secretary of Sanford Hall Corporation. Principal figures in the papers are James Macdonald, his wife, Eliza Harris Miller Macdonald, and two of their six children: James Allen and Eliza. Included in the papers are family correspondence, household and travel bills and receipts, as well as the business papers of the Sanford Hall Institution, a private mental hospital operated by the family.
The bulk of the papers consists of personal letters to Eliza Harris Miller Macdonald and records of the Sanford Hall Institution (1845-1915).
Unpublished finding aid in repository.
Mahler, Margaret S. Papers, 1822-1987 (inclusive), 1924-1985 (bulk). 82 linear ft. (185 boxes)
Margaret Schoenberger Mahler was born in Sopron, Hungary on May 10, 1897. She was educated in Hungary and Germany and received her medical degree from the University of Jena in 1922. In 1938 she emigrated to the United States, settling in New York City. Mahler's clinical research included studies of children with tic syndrome (Gilles de la Tourette's disease), studies of symbiotic child psychosis, and studies of normal separation-individuation of child development. Mahler died in October 1985.
The papers consist of correspondence and subject files, presentation files, writings, photographs, videotapes, audiotapes and film documenting Margaret Mahler's career as a child psychoanalyst, clinical researcher, and author. The papers highlight Mahler's American career beginning in 1938 until her death in 1985. The materials encompass Mahler's varied research topics, her professional activities at the international, national, regional and local levels, and her writings. Materials relating to her professional work in Europe prior to 1938 are limited. Mahler's major correspondents include psychoanalysts, social workers, child development theorists, editors, and publishers of her books and articles. These papers do not include the raw data from her studies. The papers document Mahler's personal life through correspondence with her relatives in war-time and postwar Hungary, through photographs, a scrapbook, postcards, and family papers.
Gift of Margaret S. Mahler, 1979, the Margaret S. Mahler Psychiatric Research Foundation, 1983, 1987, 1988, and Dr. Fred Pine, 1997. Series IX, Foundation Materials, and Appendix B: Restricted Materials are closed to researchers. Unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
Syz, Hans C. Papers, 1911-1991 (inclusive). 36.75 linear ft.
Hans C. Syz was born on August 1, 1894 in Zürich, Switzerland. He completed medical training in Zürich, Munich and Geneva before coming to the United States in 1921 to do clinical work and research in physiological psychology at the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins University. In 1923 he began to participate in the 'living laboratory' organized by Trigant Burrow. In 1927 he became secretary of the newly-founded Lifwynn Foundation for Laboratory Research in Analytic and Social Psychiatry in Westport, Connecticut. Syz served as an officer of the foundation for sixty-four years, and in 1951 succeeded Burrow as its president. Syz assembled a comprehensive collection of 18th-century European porcelain which he donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1964. He died on May 29, 1991, in Greens Farms, Connecticut.
The papers consist of correspondence, reading notes, writings and research materials relating primarily to Hans C. Syz's career as secretary and president of the Lifwynn Foundation. The papers provide information on the formation and development of the Lifwynn Foundation, as well as research and writing by staff members and students. Syz's work as a psychiatrist in New York and Baltimore hospitals is also documented, as are his activities as a collector of 18th-century Western European porcelain.
Gift of the estate of Hans Syz, 1992-1994. Boxes 77 and 78 and folder 91 in Manuscripts Common Folio box 5 are restricted until 2026 June 1. Mrs. Hans Syz holds the literary and other property rights to the published and unpublished papers of her husband during her lifetime, after which they become the property of her sons, Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz. Requests for permission to publish should be directed to Stephan B. Syz. Unpublished finding aid is available in the repository. Hans Caspar Syz Papers. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. Related material: Trigant Burrow Papers, MS 1370. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library; Lifwynn Foundation Records, MS 1681. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University