The Norman papers include a collection of papers organized by subject, patient files by both Norman and Weiss, committee meetings
and reports, the HFN Medical Corporation, correspondence, gifts to the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and a miscellaneous
series. The collection spans the dates 1933 to 1985.
Haskell Norman was born July 24, 1915, in Lynn, Massachusetts and was educated at Boston Latin School and Johns Hopkins University.
After doing graduate work at Harvard University and working for several years in the shoe industry, he entered medical school
at St. Louis University, graduating first in his class. He was drafted into the Army medical corps, and completed his psychiatric
residency at the Langley Porter Clinic and Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. Norman established a private practice
in San Francisco in the 1950s and was a training analyst at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute until his retirement
from medicine at the age of 75. Passionate about books and wine, Norman founded the Marin County Branch of the International
Wine and Food Society in 1976, which grew to a membership of more than 600 and created a private library of rare scientific
and medical first editions, including a collection of first-edition works by Sigmund Freud. Excited about sharing his collection,
Norman made donations to numerous libraries including the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institution, where he taught, and also
authored the book "One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine" in 1995. Haskell Norman died December 11, 1996 at Marin General Hospital
after a brief illness.