Dawes, Lydia M. Gibson papers, 1926-1959

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Dawes, Lydia M. Gibson papers, 1926-1959


Dawes was the first child analyst and child psychiatrist at Children's Hospital, Boston. She studied in Vienna from 1932-36, and completed her analysis training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dawes was in the forefront of many of the activities of the growing psychoanalysis field. She worked at Children's Hospital (Boston, Mass.), Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Center, Judge Baker Children's Center, and the Smith College School for Social Work. She became a senior child psychiatrist at Children's Hospital in 1968 and training psychiatrist emerita at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 1972. She died in 1990.
The Lydia M. Gibson Dawes papers are the result of Dawes' work as a child psychiatrist in Boston. Contains unpublished papers, notes, notes on lectures given by Dawes and others, correspondence (both professional and personal), research by Dawes and others, photographs. The collection includes correspondence between Dawes and Anna Freud, information and lectures from Freud's lecture tours in the Boston area, and reports from Freud's Hampstead Nursery. Also includes research notebooks by her husband, Dr. Daniel Dawes.

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