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Jessie Taft papers, 1888-1961, bulk 1920-1961

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1226
Bib ID 4078353 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Taft, Jessie, 1882-1960
Title Jessie Taft papers, 1888-1961, bulk 1920-1961
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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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

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jessie Taft papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Rank Collections at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library:

Otto Rank Papers

Otto Rank Association Records

Saul Hofstein Papers

Virginia P. Robinson Papers

E. James Lieberman Papers

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Otto Rank Association, 1984.

Gift of Anita J. Faatz, 1990.

Gift of E. James Lieberman, 1990.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 08/--/84.

Papers Processed HR 04/10/91.

Letters Processed HR 04/15/91.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Annual reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Case histories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Curricula Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obituaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oil paintings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
indexes (reference sources) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horney, Karen, 1885-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otto Rank Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychoanalysis -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychotherapists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychotherapy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rank, Otto, 1884-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social work education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociologists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Pennsylvania. School of Social Work Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women sociologists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Psychotherapist, professor of social casework at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, and translator of several psychoanalytic works by Otto Rank.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Angell, James Rowland

Box 1 Benedict, Ruth

Box 1 Horeny, Karen Danielsen

Series II: Cataloged Portrait

Box 1 Catherine Grant -- J.J. Taft

Series III: Uncataloged Correspondence & Miscellaneous

Box 1 1920-1959 and n.d.

Box 1 Pringle, John C. - Charity Organization Society (London)

Box 1 Shlien, John M.

Box 1 Academic Awards

Box 1 Jessie Taft -- Estate

Box 1 Jessie Taft -- Obituaries & memorials

Series IV: Manuscripts


Box 2 Loretta Chara, 1934

Box 2 Charles Collier, 1933

Box 2 Peggy Cortright, 1922

Box 2 James Dawson, 1926

Box 2 Anne Dick ("Anne Dean"), 1922-27

Box 2 "Miss G.", 1929-30

Box 2 Jack P., 1930

Box 2 Juanita Payne, 1932-33

Box 2 Comment on the death of Otto Rank, 1939

Box 2 Comment on "The underlying philosophy of social case wcrk", 1941

Box 2 Comments on "Social case work in practice", 1940

Box 2 A conception of the growth process..., 1950

Course Notes:

Box 2 Growth, learning, and change, 1935-37

Box 2 Levels and patterns of will organization, 1951-52

Box 2 The organization of the self, 1935-36

Box 2 Practice class in psychotherapy with children, 1934-36

Box 2 Theories of personality development, 1934-36

Box 2 Courses, 1918-51

Box 2 The Dane case, 1949

Box 2 Department of Child Study (Philadelphia) - Annual reports, 1918-26

Box 2 Do social agencies contribute to parent education?, 1930

Box 2 Dymanics of therapy - Reviews & correspondence, 1933

Box 2 Everett, Edith M. - Obituary, 1941

Box 2 The function of a mental hygienist in a children's agency, 1927

Box 2 Introduction of Grace Marcus to the Summer Institute, 1943

Box 2 Journal of Social Work Process - Reviews, 1937-39

Box 2 Mental hygiene and education, 1922

Box 2 A philosophy of helping in social work, 1947

Box 2 Reading notes & references

Box 2 The relation of the child's emotional life to his education, 1926

Box 2 State Charities Aid Association (New York), 1918

Box 2 Time as a medium of the helping process, 1949

Box 2 To the editor re. "The growing science of casework", 1946-47

Box 2 The training of the will and emotional debelopment (by Otto Rank) - Discussion, 1930

Box 2 The use of development of field work opportunities..., 1941

Box 2 Work in its relation to mental health, 1924

Box 2 Case materials on supervision, 1947

Box 2 Index of unpublished Taft papers

Box 2 Poems, 1930

Box 2 Teaching materials, 1944

Series V: Photographs & Printed

Box 3 Miscellaneous

Box 3 Photographs

Box 3 Printed materials