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At a Glance
Arranged in five series.
Scope and Content
Correspondence with friends and patients, manuscripts and printed copies of Taft's many scholarly articles, notes for the courses which she taught, and case histories of some of her patients. Correspondents include James R. Angell, Ruth Benedict, and Karen Horney.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
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This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jessie Taft papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the Otto Rank Association, 1984.
Gift of Anita J. Faatz, 1990.
Gift of E. James Lieberman, 1990.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Otto Rank Association. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1984.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Faatz, Anita J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/07/90. Accession number--M-90-11-07.
Letters: Source of acquisition--Lieberman, E.J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/26/90. Accession number--M-90-12-26.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed HR 08/--/84.
Papers Processed HR 04/10/91.
Letters Processed HR 04/15/91.
2009-06-26 File created.
2013-10-14 Ead file created by Patrick lawlor.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Psychotherapist, professor of social casework at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, and translator of several psychoanalytic works by Otto Rank.