This collection contains materials related to the life and work of Mary Louise Ainsworth, a student of the C.G. Jung Institut
in Zurich and a former President of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco. Materials include correspondence, photographs,
academic paperwork, and Zurich Institut program guides. The inclusive date range is 1948-1976.
Mary Louise Ainsworth was born on September 16, 1904 in Moline, Illinois as the fifth child of Charles Henry and Mary Augusta
Ainsworth. She graduated from Moline High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. She continued her
schooling at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she earned her master’s degree in Music Education. She returned
to Moline briefly to teach piano and music appreciation, but elected to move to New York City in 1939. While living in New
York, she enrolled in classes in creative writing and painting at Columbia University. Music and painting were life-long interests
In the early 1940s Mary contributed to the war effort by wrapping bandages as a Red Cross volunteer. It was also during this
period that she became interested in human psychology and moved to Switzerland to study at the C.G. Jung Institut in Zurich.
She studied at the Institut from 1948-1956.
Upon returning to the United States, she chose to settle in Berkeley, California. Mary was an active member of her East Bay
community. She joined the First Congregational Church and became active in the Berkeley chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota music
sorority and the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco. She became President of the APC-SF in 1969. Mary died on February
25, 2002 in Oakland, California.
1 linear foot (1 album box)
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