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Kurt Goldstein papers, 1900-1965

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Call No.: MS#0498
Bib ID 4078817 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Goldstein, Kurt, 1878-1965
Title Kurt Goldstein papers, 1900-1965
Physical Description 9 linear feet (18 boxes 2 small cartons of slides)
Language(s) English .

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Material is arranged into 4 series.



Correspondence, lecture notes, and drafts and manuscripts of his numerous articles, essays, and books.

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Preferred Citation

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Ms. Else M. Goldstein Haudek. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1968. Accession number--M-68.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

1989-06-00 Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2021-01-08 Complete box and folder list added to Series I: Correspondence. cml

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Neurologist and psychiatrist. Dr. Goldstein was clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, 1934-1940. His fields of research included psycho-pathology, speech and optic disorders, injuries and tumors of the brain, and schizophrenia. His book publications reflect his achievements in these areas: THE BRAIN INJURED SOLDIERS, THE ORGANISM: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO BIOLOGY DERIVED FROM PATHOLOGICAL DATA IN MAN, HUMAN NATURE IN THE LIGHT OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, and LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE DISTURBANCES.

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Series I: Correspondence

Box 1 Einstein, Albert to KG--Princeton, NJ--t.l.s. 1p., 1952 June 5

Box 1 May, Rollo to KG New York, NY--t.l.s., 1p., August 30

Box 1 Correspondence--A, 1940-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--B, 1935-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--C, 1949-1963

Box 1 Correspondence with Ernst Cassirer, 1925, 1928, 1941

Box 1 Correspondence--D, 1941-1961

Box 1 Correspondence--E, 1956-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--F, 1944-1961

Box 1 Correspondence--G, 1939-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--H, 1952-1964

Box 1 Correspondence--I, 1958

Box 1 Correspondence--J, 1953-1963

Box 1 Correspondence--K, 1933-1962

Box 1 Correspondence--L, 1934-1964

Box 1 Correspondence--M, 1951-1963

Box 1 Correspondence--N, 1936-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--O, 1958-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--P, 1950-1962

Box 1 Correspondence--R, 1951-1964

Box 1 Correspondence--S, 1951-1963

Box 1 Correspondence--T, 1953-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--V, 1956

Box 1 Correspondence--W, 1934-1964

Box 1 Correspondence--Y, 1934

Box 1 Correspondence--Kurt Goldstein, 1950-1965

Box 1 Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1933-1965

Box 1 Personal Documents, 1900-1959

Box 1 Obituaries and condolences, 1965

Series II: Manuscripts

Box 2 The Organism--proofs and printed book

Box 2 Language and Language Disturbances--proofs and printed book

Box 14 Lecture Notes

Box 15 General Notes

Box 15 Notebooks

Box 16 Miscellaneous Notes and Printed Material

Box 17 Printed Material

Series III: Subject Files

Box 3 Adequacy

Box 3 Anxiety

Box 3 Aphasia

Box 3 Aphasia, encyclopedia article

Box 3 Ambiguity

Box 3 Autobiographical

Box 3 Babinski phenomenon

Box 3 Bibliographies of Goldstein's Works

Box 3 Biological theory

Box 3 Blindness

Box 3 Brain damage

Box 3 Brain function and physical theory

Box 3 Brandeis University (Summer Session)

Box 3 Brown

Box 4 "Certain Problems of Intersensory Relations"

Box 4 Child Development, (3 folders)

Box 4 Children, Case histories

Box 5 Concrete and abstract, (2 folders)

Box 5 Conscious-General remarks

Box 5 Consciousness and unconsciousness

Box 5 Columbia University

Box 5 Courses taught-materials

Box 5 Defense mechanisms

Box 5 Disease and therapy

Box 5 Eatherly, Claude

Box 5 Ego

Box 5 Emotion

Box 5 Eros

Box 5 Existence

Box 5 Existentialism

Box 6 Freud

Box 6 Basic concepts

Box 6 Drives

Box 6 Instincts

Box 6 Sexuality in children

Box 6 Fromm, Erich

Box 6 Frontal lobal lesions

Box 6 "The Function of the Frontal Lobe in the Light of the Results of

Box 6 Leucotony"

Box 6 Hebb

Box 6 Heidegger

Box 6 Heisenberg (Physics and philosophy)

Box 6 Holistic approach and analytic method in science

Box 6 Human nature

Box 6 "Human Nature In the Light of Psychopathology"-Foreword

Box 7 Husserl, Edmund, (2 folders)

Box 7 Infant behavior

Box 7 Individuality-lecture

Box 7 Instinctive behavior

Box 7 Intelligence

Box 7 Isolation

(last chapter of unidentified book)

Box 8 Knowledge

Box 8 Knowledge and biology

Box 8 Language

Box 8 Language and Language Disturbances (reviews)

Box 8 "Law of Initial Value" (bibliography)

Box 8 Leucotomy Research Committee

Box 8 Love-Hate

Box 8 Material for proposed last book, (2 folders)

Box 8 Memory

Box 8 Merleau-Ponty

Box 9 Natural science and the animals

Box 9 Nature and functioning of wants

Box 9 Neurology

Box 9 Neurosis

Box 9 New School for Social Research

Box 9 Opposites

Box 9 Oppositional behavior and negativism

Box 9 The Organism-Notes

Box 9 Organistic approach, development of

Box 9 Perception, (4 folders)

Box 10 Personal knowledge

Box 10 Personality

Box 10 Phenomenology-Notes

Box 10 Philosophy

Box 10 Philosophy and Religion

Box 10 Physiognomy

Box 10 Plato

Box 10 Pointing and grasping

Box 10 Psychoanalysis

Box 10 Psychology

Box 11 Reflexes

Box 11 Religion and science

Box 11 Repression

Box 11 Royalty statements, announcements, etc.

Box 11 Schachtel

Box 11 Scheler, Max

Box 11 Schizophrenia, (4 folders)

Box 12 Science and Humanity--Notes

Box 12 Science and Philosophy

Box 12 Self

Box 12 Sickness

Box 12 Smiling--Infants

Box 12 Social Relations

Box 12 Sociology

Box 12 Sphere of Immediacy

Box 12 Stress and the Concept of Self-Realization

Box 12 Study of Man

Box 13 Symbiotic relationships

Box 13 Symbols

Box 13 Tonus

Box 13 Truth

Box 13 Twins

Box 13 Werner

Box 13 White, R.I.

Box 13 Whitehead, Alfred North

Series IV: Visual Material

Box 18 Films and Slides