Lindemann, Erich papers, 1885-1991 (inclusive), 1950-1974 (bulk)

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Lindemann, Erich papers, 1885-1991 (inclusive), 1950-1974 (bulk)

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Lindemann, Erich papers, 1885-1991 (inclusive), 1950-1974 (bulk)


This collection includes items fromt the Erich Lindemann papers, 1885-1991 (inclusive), 1950-1974 (bulk), H MS c219. The biographical note, scope and content, and extent relate to the original collection.

Biographical Note: Erich Lindemann (1900-1974), A.B., Ph.D., 1922, M.D., 1926, Universities of Marburg and Giessen, Germany, was Chief of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Medical Director of the Wellesley Human Relations Service, Massachusetts, Associate Professor of Mental Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Clinical and Social Psychiatry at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Lindemann specialized in social and preventive psychiatry, and is credited with pioneering the field of community mental health.

Scope and Content: The Erich Lindemann papers, 1885-1991 (inclusive), 1950-1974 (bulk), are the product of Lindemann’s professional, research, teaching, and publishing activities throughout the course of his career. Professional Appointments Files (Series I) consist of administrative, research, committee, and teaching records of Massachusetts General Hospital, the Wellesley Human Relations Service, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and other professional appointments held by Lindemann. The collection also contains: research data, meeting minutes and administrative reports of the West End Research Project (Series II); professional association membership, committee, and conference records (Series III and VI); personal and professional correspondence (Series IV and VI); writings and publications by Lindemann relating to community mental health, preventive intervention, and other topics in psychiatry and mental health (Series V); audio and audiovisual recordings of lectures by Lindemann and his colleagues, staff meetings of the Wellesley Human Relations Service and the West End Research Project, professional meetings and research seminars, and patient consultations (Series VII); Lindemann's educational diplomas and medical certifications (Series VIII); and collected publications related to psychiatry and mental health (Series IX).

Extent: 87.52 cubic feet in 88 records center cartons, 5 letter size document boxes, 7 half letter size document boxes, 2 legal size document boxes, 1 tall legal size document box, 9 lantern slide boxes, 1 cd box, and 5 flat oversize boxes.

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Video recording of a lecture by psychiatrist Erich Lindemann, presented in 1966 at the Visiting Faculty Seminar in the Harvard Medical School Laboratory of Community Psychiatry. The meeting was chaired by Gerald Caplan (1917-2008). The film is by…
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