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M. Esther Harding collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 939


  • 1920 - 1970


Language of Materials

Chiefly in English; some writings in German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The M. Esther Harding Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the C. G. Jung Institute of New York on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2012.


Organized into eight series: I. Jungian Seminar Records, 1923-1937. II. Analytical Notes and Journals, 1920-1970. III. Writings, 1922-1970. IV. Correspondence and Criticism, 1946-1969. V. Writings of Others, 1971. VI. Photographs, 1909-1968. VII. Artwork. VIII. Printed Material.


7.92 Linear Feet (18 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

M. Esther Harding

M. Esther Harding (1888-1971) was an American psychoanalyst. She was early adherent to the theories of C. G. Jung and the first significant practitioner of Jungian psychoanalysis in the United States.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections [as they are acquired], and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the M. Esther Harding Collection
by Beinecke staff
April 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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