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Guide to the Loren R. Mosher Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
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  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0818
    Creator: Mosher, Loren R., 1933-
    Title: Loren R. Mosher papers
    Dates: 1933-2004
    Physical Description: 10 Linear feet
    Physical Description:
    Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, articles and papers, reports, interviews, photographs, and audiovisual material relating to Loren R. Mosher, a clinician specializing in the treatment of schizophrenia without drugs.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Cite As

    Loren R. Mosher papers, SC 818. Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Loren R. Mosher, clinician specializing in the treatment of schizophrenia without drugs, earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Stanford University in 1956. His professional posts have included first chief of the National Institute of Mental Health's Center for the Studies of Schizophrenia (1968 to 1980); chief medical director of mental health service in Montgomery County, Md., (1988 to 1996); and clinical director of mental health services for San Diego County (1996 to 1998). He also served as clinical professor of psychiatry at UC-San Diego School of Medicine. He died in 2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is arranged in two series: Series 1 Papers and Series 2 Publications. Biographical materials in Series 1, 1933-2004, include a diary from his 1973 trip to USSR, several interview transcripts, and his 1998 resignation from the APA with related correspondence. Correspondence in Series 1, 1965-2004, is arranged by name and subject; correspondents include Manfred Bleuler, Jerker Hanson, Theodore Itten, Noel Cobb, R. D. Laing (1 letter, 1965), Lars Martensson, Daniel R. Moynihan, and Karl Menninger (1 letter, 1973). Articles and papers in Series 1 are in typescript form dating from 1961 to 1999 and include a book manuscript on Soteria. Subject files in Series 1 contain articles, correspondence, reports, and memos; of note are Mosher?s interviews with Medard Boss and Manfred Bleuler, 1988; papers on existential psychiatry by Medard Boss, George Serban, and Paul Tillich (typescript); and reports, manuals and notes on Soteria, 1972-92. Other materials in Series 1 include photographs of Mosher, 1973-2000 and undated; slides of illustrations for talks; audio and video cassette tapes of talks, 1976-98; and DVDs on Mosher?s career. Series 2 contains published versions of his work (journal articles and books), with some related correspondence.

    Access Terms

    Bleuler, Manfred
    Boss, Medard, 1903-
    Laing, R. D. (Ronald David), 1927-1989
    Martensson, Lars.
    Menninger, Karl A. (Karl Augustus), 1893-1990
    Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965
    Community mental health services.