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Gerhard and Hella Adler papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 901

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material documenting aspects of the life and work of the Jungian analysts Gerhard Adler and Hella Adler. Material includes drawings, sketchbooks, diagnostic and other notes, handwriting samples, correspondence, and other material. Included are numerous oil, gouache, watercolor, chalk, and pencil "dream drawings," and drawings and sketches in books, on loose sheets, oil boards, and card scrolls.

Dates

  • 1873 - 1959
  • Majority of material found within 1908 - 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

In English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gerhard and Hella Adler Papers 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 Maggs Brothers Ltd.on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2011.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, Notes, and Other Papers, 1873-1959. II. Drawings and Artwork, 1951-1956, undated.

Extent

5.04 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.adler

Overview

The collection consists of material documenting aspects of the life and work of the Jungian analysts Gerhard Adler and Hella Adler. Material includes drawings, sketchbooks, diagnostic and other notes, handwriting samples, correspondence, and other material. Included are numerous oil, gouache, watercolor, chalk, and pencil "dream drawings," and drawings and sketches in books, on loose sheets, oil boards, and card scrolls.

Gerhard Adler and Hella Adler

Gerhard Adler (1904-1989) and Hella Adler (1907-2009), husband and wife, Jungian analysts who helped found the Society of Analytical Psychology in 1945 and the Association of Jungian Analysts in 1977.

Gerhard was born in Berlin in 1904, studied under the psychologist Carl Jung in Zurich, and worked as an analyst and held a post in a child guidance clinic in England. His published works include: The Living Symbol: A Case Study in the Process of Individuation (1961), Studies in Analytical Psychology (1966), and Dynamics of the Self (1979). He co-edited the English translation of Jung's collected works (1953) and edited two volumes of Jung's correspondence (1973, 1984).

Hella was born in Berlin in 1907 and worked with Emma Jung in Zurich. Gerhard and Hella immigrated to England in 1936 to avoid Nazi persecution, and had two children, Michael (born in 1939) and Miriam (born in 1944). After the war, they lived in Hampstead, bringing up their family and seeing patients. Gerhard died in 1989, and Hella died in 2009.

Processing Information

Collection 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, 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, upon acquisition in 2012. 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.
Title
Guide to the Gerhard and Hella Adler Papers
Author
by Danijela True and Jennifer Meehan
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.