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Finding Aid for the Ralph R. Greenson papers, 1934-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ralph R. Greenson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1979
    Collection number: 1497
    Creator: Greenson, Ralph R. (Ralph Romeo), 1911-1979.
    Extent: 38 boxes (19.0 lin. ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
    Abstract: The Ralph R. Greenson papers includes correspondence, writings (including lectures and published papers), tape recordings, and materials relating to teaching. In 1953, Greenson started teaching at UCLA. He is best known for writing The technique and practice of psychoanalysis. He also wrote Explorations in psychoanalysis, as well as 53 scientific papers.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Some materials restricted until 2039.
    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Ralph Greenson, 1986.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ralph R. Greenson papers (Collection Number 1497). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Ralph Romeo Greenson was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1913. He came to the United States in 1924, and after high school in New York attended Columbia University, from where he graduated in 1930. He then completed his MD at The University of Bern in 1934 before doing further postgraduate work at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, Allgemeines Krankenhaus in Vienna, Austria, the Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute, and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. He started a private practice in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Los Angeles in 1934, which he continued in Beverly Hills after four years in the U.S. Army Air force Medical Corps from 1942 to 1946. In 1953 he started teaching at UCLA. He is best known for writing The technique and practice of psychoanalysis. He also wrote Explorations in psychoanalysis, as well as 53 scientific papers. He was a founding member of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and a life member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Greenson died November 24, 1979.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes correspondence, writings (including lectures and published papers), tape recordings, and materials relating to teaching.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. U.S. Army service
    2. Articles (translations)
    3. Biographical material
    4. Captain Newman, M.D.
    5. Colleagues
    6. Correspondence
    7. Discussions of papers by
    8. Dream seminars
    9. Early lecture-seminars
    10. Ernst Simmel
    11. Greenson seminars
    12. Lectures and broadcast by Ralph Greenson
    13. Lectures and patient notes
    14. Medical aspects of human sexuality
    15. Miscellaneous papers
    16. Notes and articles
    17. Otto Fenichel
    18. Panels
    19. Patient sessions
    20. Private practice
    21. Professional organizations
    22. Psychoanalytic associations and institutes
    23. Psychoanalytic process
    24. Public lectures
    25. Publication of books
    26. Published articles
    27. Published papers
    28. Short stories
    29. Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis Volume II
    30. Technique
    31. Unpublished papers
    32. West Los Angeles Mental Health Center
    33. Wilhelm Stekel.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Greenson, Ralph R. (Ralph Romeo)---1911-1979.
    Psychoanalysis.