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Marion Woodman Papers and Collection of Books
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The Woodman collection is comprised of personal and professional materials, and her collection of books. Materials include manuscripts, lecture notes, research materials, professional and personal correspondence, artifacts and audio lectures. Personal mementos in the collection include scrapbooks and photograph albums from Marion Woodman’s youth. Her collection of books is comprised of approximately 1,500 volumes.
Background
Marion Woodman (1928-2018) was an international teacher and workshop leader, author, lecturer, and Jungian analyst. With over half a million books in print, she is one of the most widely read authors on analytical and feminine psychology of our time. Her publications include Addiction to Perfection (1982), The Pregnant Virgin (1985), and The Owl was a Baker's Daughter (1980). A graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zürich in 1979, Marion Woodman was in private practice until 1992 when she began her treatment of cancer and focused on writing, lecturing and holding workshops. Throughout her career she focused on the relationship of psyche and soma and this specialization, particularly as it manifested in the experiences and lives of women, was groundbreaking in the field of Jungian studies. Woodman was married to Ross Woodman, author and Professor-Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, who died in 2014. See the Opus Archives and Research Center website for a bibliography of Woodman’s works.