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Mary Louise Ainsworth Papers
CaSfVAD MMC4.1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mary Louise Ainsworth Papers
    Dates: 1948-1976
    Collection Number: CaSfVAD MMC4.1
    Creator/Collector: Mary Louise Ainsworth
    Extent: 1 linear foot (1 album box)
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    Repository: C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
    San Francisco, California 94109
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Access is available by appointment and advance notice is required. Contact the C.G. Jung Institute to set-up an appointment.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the C.G. Jung Institute Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the copyright holder. A copy of the request must also be submitted to the Archives Committee. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Mary Louise Ainsworth Papers. C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were donated to the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco from Dorothy Leiser, Librarian at the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco on March 29, 2004. One photograph of Mary Louise Ainsworth was gifted to the Institute by Thomas Kirsch in March 2015.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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 for Mary. 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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains materials related to the life and work of Mary Louise Ainsworth, a former President of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco and a life-long student of Jungian psychology. The collection documents her experience studying at the C.G. Jung Institut in Zurich and the many relationships that formed as a result. The collection contains letters from C.G. Jung, Emma Jung, and Carl Meier, among others. Materials include correspondence, photographs, academic paperwork, and Zurich Institut program guides. The inclusive date range is 1948-1976.

    Indexing Terms

    Ainsworth, Mary
    Jung, C.G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
    Meier, Carl Alfred
    Wolff, Toni
    Jung, Emma
    C.G. Jung-Institut (Zurich, Switzerland)
    Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco

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