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Géza Róheim Papers
MSS 0046  
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Description
Papers of Géza Róheim, Hungarian anthropologist who applied psychoanalytic techniques to the study of cultures. Educated in Hungary and Germany, Róheim taught at the University of Budapest until 1938, when he immigrated to the United States. Between 1929 and 1931 he conducted field work in Australia, Melanesia, and Arizona. The collection includes drafts of writings and research materials, including transcriptions of the dreams and stories of Australian aborigines, and a vocabulary of the Normanby Islanders. The papers are divided into two series: WRITINGS and RESEARCH MATERIALS.
Background
Géza Róheim considered himself a professional anthropologist, although many see his work as an example of the Freudian school of psychoanalytic theory. He is credited as one of the first to apply psychoanalysis to the study of world cultures.
Extent
0.80 linear feet (2 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Materials in box 2, folders 2 and 3, cannot be used without the permission of the Manuscripts Librarian.