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Albert J. Solnit papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1809

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Solnit's resource and writings files concerning subjects of prime interest to him, such as child development, parenting, adoption, and custody. The papers also include audio and video recordings of Solnit's lectures and photographs.

Dates

  • 1952-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Albert J. Solnit has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact mssa.assist@yale.edu.

Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ben Solnit, 2002.

Extent

12.5 Linear Feet ( (9 boxes))

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1809

Overview

The papers consist of Solnit's resource and writings files concerning subjects of prime interest to him, such as child development, parenting, adoption, and custody. The papers also include audio and video recordings of Solnit's lectures and photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Albert J. Solnit was born on August 26, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. He completed his undergraduate education and medical training at the University of California, Berkeley and served as a psychiatrist in the U. S. Army Air Forces before coming to Yale University in 1948. In 1960, he was named professor of pediatrics and psychiatry. Solnit served as director of the Child Study Center (1966-1983) and was a tireless advocate for the needs of children. He chaired the Connecticut Advisory Council on Children and Youth Services and was commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (1991-2000). He served as managing editor of "The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child" and wrote important books on family law and psychology and child custody and placement issues. Solnit died as the result of a car accident on June 21, 2002.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Albert J. Solnit Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan
Date
January 2003
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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