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Series 1. Correspondence 1957-2004

Scope and Contents

The correspondence is arranged chronologically with letters to and from Haley together. It consists mainly of invitations to participate in conferences, symposia, workshops, and all kinds of public speaking events. In particular from the late 1970s there is a constant stream of invitations for speaking engagements all over the world. There are also petitions to review peers’ writings; requests for information on professional matters, especially on training; communications on the publications of Haley’s books and articles, and their multiple translations into Japanese, Spanish, Italian, German, French, etc. From 1977 on the vast majority of the letters are to Haley and only a few are by him.

Subseries 1.1 Contributors for Journal Family Process 1959-1967

Scope and Contents

In 1962, in collaboration with Don D. Jackson and Nathan Ackerman, Haley founded the journal Family Process. He was the editor for the first decade. The correspondence from 1959 through 1967, which is arranged chronologically, deals with letters of submissions to Family Process, and the corresponding acceptance or rejection letters.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ackerman, Nathan W. (Nathan Ward)
Jackson, Don D. (Don De Avila)
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Subseries 1.2 Subscriptions for Journal Family Process 1964-1966

Scope and Contents

The letters in this subseries deal with Family Process subscription requests and orders of back issues.
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Subseries 1.3 Personal 1957-2004

Scope and Contents

Haley's personal letters make up the largest subseries in the correspondence series. Haley's chronological organization of the letters was retained. The content of the letters deal with Haley's writings, publications, teaching, conferences, and Haley's requesting permission to publish portions or complete articles of colleagues or vice versa.
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Scope and Contents

These early letters deal with Haley's book Strategies of Psychotherapy (1963) and also writings on schizophrenia and the double bind. Some of the correspondents include: Gregory Bateson, Allan Watts, and Milton H. Erickson M. D.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Watts, Alan
Erickson, Milton H.
Bateson, Gregory
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Bernard E. Gorton 1958-1960

Scope and Contents

Letters between Jay Haley, Andre Weitzenhoffer, and Bernard E. Gorton. Philadelphia Conference (1958) and San Francisco Seminar (1959) on Milton H. Erickson's theories on hypnosis, psychotherapy and communications; on collaborating on a Festschrift for Erickson's 60th birthday (1961); discussion on an Erickson book published in 1961 The practical application of medical and dental hypnosis. The book Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis and Therapy, the Selected Papers of Milton Erickson M.D. edited by Haley was dedicated to Bernard E. Gorton.
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Scope and Contents

On Haley joining the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic as director of Family Research (1967); on the publication of Haley's book Techniques of Family Therapy; relocation to Philadelphia; on Richard Rabkin becoming the new editor for the Family Process journal book review section (Nov. 67); invitations for speaking engagements and for writing articles; requests for reprints of Haley's articles, such as "The Art of Being a Schizophrenic" (1966). Some of the correspondents include: Salvador Minuchin, Antonio J. Ferreira, John Weakland, Frank Pittman, Richard Rabkin, and Don D. Jackson.
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1968 Jan. - June

Scope and Contents

Comments on articles submitted to Family Process journal; Haley's writing for the journal Voices. The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, "The Amiable Hippie,"(1968); on the publication of the book Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis and Therapy: Selected papers of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.Jay Haley, editor; on the death of Don D. Jackson; final feedback tabulation for the journal Voices. Some of the correspondents include: Milton H. Erickson, Gregory Bateson, and Nathan W. Ackerman.
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1968 July - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Discussion on the Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome; planning for the Don Jackson Memorial Conference for February 1969 (audio material of conference proceedings, see under Media); reception of Haley's article "The Amiable Hippie"; criticism of Haley's article "The Mystery of Child Therapy"; self-disclosure questionnaire findings of couples group therapy of the Mental Research Institute. Some of the correspondents include: A.J.M. Morison, Milton H. Erickson, John M. Shlien, Alan Watts, Eveoleen N. Rexford, Arthur M. Bodin, and Murray Bowen.
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1969 Jan. - June

Scope and Contents

Planning the Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference; reception of Haley's article "The Amiable Hippie"; response to Haley's book Strategies of Psychotherapy, (1963); Recommendation for Haley to become an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Dept. of Psychiatry; Some of the correspondents include: Carlos E. Sluzki, Salvador Minuchin, Norman L. Paul, H.L. Ansbacher, Murray Bowen.
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1969 July - Dec.

Other Finding Aids

Submission of Haley's paper "The Mystery of Learning"; Haley's retirement as editor of Family Process journal; response to Haley's article, "The Art of Being a Failure as a Therapist" (July, 1969); invitation to the First Argentine Congress of Psychopathology of the Family Group; Haley's comments on the "Approaches to Family Therapy" (drawn from the GAP report); on Haley's article "The Amiable Hippie"; on the MRI bibliography covering 1950 to1970 with Ira Glick; Some of the correspondents include: S.J. Marks, John E. Bell, Donald A. Molde, Carlos E. Sluzki, Alan Watts, Jason Aronson, Edward J. Callahan
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1970 Jan. - June

Scope and Contents

On Haley's clinical writings for Science House publishers, includes a list of relevant works; Milton H. Erickson becoming honorable member of the Sociedad Mexicana de Medicina Psicosomatica e Hipnosis Clinica, also Honorary vice president for Life of the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis of England, and vice President of the International Congress in Spain; on Haley training the poor in Philadelphia to become family therapists; panel for the APA May meeting; on the differences and similarities between group therapy and family therapy; Haley's letter to the Local Draft Board on behalf of Dr. Howard Baker; severing relations with Family Process journal; on the dispute of republishing papers submitted to Family Process journal; early planning stages of Haley's book Changing Families: A Family Therapy Reader; finishing Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis and Therapy; Selected Papers of Milton H. Erickson, M. D.; Some of the correspondents include: Jason Aronson, Milton H. Erickson, Donald A. Bloch, Ira D. Glick, Richard J. Moore, Salvador Minuchin, Gerald H. Zuk, Nathan W. Ackerman, John E. Bell.
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1970 July - Dec.

Scope and Contents

On the family therapy bibliography and research (1950-1970) offered to Science House publishers ; publishing a history on the Bateson Project from 1961; Tourette Syndrome; on the Erickson research fund at MRI; Haley's disapproval of questionnaires for studying families; family therapy course offered at the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital; Haley's and Bateson's discussion on power; on publishing Haley's book Changing Families: A Family Therapy Reader; on Lynn Hoffman's article "Beyond Homeostasis"; members of the Philadelphia black community trained as family therapists; exchanges with Erickson on Haley's wrapping up Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Some of the correspondents include: Gregory Bateson, Carlos Sluzki, Warren M. Brodey, F. S. Abuzzahab, John Weakland, Carolyn L. Attneave, Milton H. Erickson, and Lynn Hoffman.
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1971 Jan. - June

Scope and Contents

Feedback on Haley’s manuscript Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. by Lynn Hoffman and John H. Weakland; discussion on the Erickson book with Erickson; evaluating the possibility of creating a film documenting Erickson’s work; renewal of grant at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic to continue training poor people to be family therapists. Some of the correspondents include: Gregory Bateson, Carlos Sluzki, Lynn Hoffman, Milton H. Erickson, John H.Weakland, Howard Head, and Porfirio J. Miranda.
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1971 July - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Feedback on Haley’s article “Communication and Therapy”; offer of appointment as Associate Professor of Family Study in Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania; invitation for Haley to be a visiting lecturer at Swarthmore College; critical reaction to Haley’s article “The Art of Being a Failure as a Therapist”; appointment as Psychology Consultant at the Veterans Administration in Palo Alto, CA; Haley’s observations on his family therapy training for poor African Americans, in particular the connection between a social organization and the cognition of its members. Some of the correspondents include: Carl A. Whitaker, Milton H. Erickson, Kenneth J. Gergen, Harvey Barten, C. Peter Rosenbaum, and Gregory Bateson.
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1972 Jan. - June

Scope and Contents

Festschrift for Gregory Bateson; Haley’s report to S. Minuchin on the Phildelphia Child Guidance Clinic: the use of film for training, the possibility of creating a training institute for family therapists; invitation to record a discussion on the various methods and techniques of family therapy with Dr. Murray Bowen from the Council for Interdisciplinary Communication in Medicine. Some of the correspondents include: Salvador Minuchin.
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1972 July - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Discussion on the title of Erickson’s and Rossi’s book The February Man; Erickson’s description of the case in The February Man; Erickson’s description of a hypnosis session for a lecture at the Boston State Hospital; unusual Erickson cases to be considered for Haley’s book, Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.; on the Japanese translation of Strategies of Psychotherapy; Haley’s advice on how to publish a successful professional journal; Haley’s ideas on couples' therapy, see letter to Arthur Raske. Some of the correspondents include: Milton H. Erickson, Noboru Takaishi, Martin G. Blinder, and Arthur Raske.
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1973 Jan. - May

Scope and Contents

Haley’s brief account on the method of keeping a running tabulation for his study on treating families, see letter to Ruth Rachlis; missing out on having a preface by Margaret Mead in Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.; on the Italian translation of Strategies of Psychotherapy; behavior modifier therapy vs. directives, and the triad of the teenage mother, baby, and grandmother, see letter to John B. Reid; reception on Haley’s book Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.; Haley’s return interest to schizophrenia, particularly in adolescents. Some of the correspondents include: Ruth Rachlis, John Weakland, Annalisa Marzot, John B. Reid, Elizabeth Erickson, Milton H. Erickson, Kay F. Thompson, and Loren R. Mosher.
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1973 June - Dec.

Scope and Contents

On treating schizophrenia, see letter to Loren R. Mosher; discussion with Carlos Sluzki on Haley’s double bind paper; on the death of Jerry Ford and Rae Weiner. Some of the correspondents include: Loren R. Mosher, Lynn Hoffman, and Carlos Sluzki.
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Scope and Contents

The letters in this folder are mainly to Haley and responses are missing with a few exceptions. This is the year that Haley resigned from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. The most important topics discussed are: Dr. J. J. Sigal on long-term follow up of therapy cases; J.J. Sigal’s and Waldo Presser’s project on standardizing means of comparing different approaches to family therapy; German translations/editions of Haley’s books and articles; Some of the correspondents include: Sigal, J. J., and Karl Herbert Mandel.
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1977 Jan. - Aug.

Scope and Contents

“Beyond the Double Bind” Conference; Haley’s training film Coming Home from the Mental Hospital in Sweden; Haley’s promotion to Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Howard University in Washington D.C.; Haley training people with live supervision at the Washington D.C. Family Therapy Institute, see letter to Richard Rabkin; Sydney Tovatt’s response to Haley’s opinion of keeping schizophrenics at home with their families; Haley corrects Richard Rabkin on the theory of counterwill and the double bind. Some of the correspondents include: Milton M. Berger, Sydney Tovatt, and Richard Rabkin.
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1977 Sept. - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Declining Richard Rabkin’s invitation to teach strategic therapy in New York due to ideological differences; Haley recounts the history of the founding of the journal Family Therapy, see letter to John Weakland; Haley’s suggestions for David Lipset’s book on Gregory Bateson; Some of the correspondents include: Richard Rabkin, John Weakland, Ira D. Glick, and Theo Compernolle.
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Scope and Contents

Consists only of one letter by Paul Watzlawick from the Mental Research Institute on the Fourth Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference and 20th Anniversary of MRI.
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Scope and Contents

On the Fourth Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference and 20th Anniversary of MRI; Haley offers feedback to Thomas C. Todd’s and M. Duncan Stanton’s manuscript, The Family Therapy of Drug Abuse and Addiction; discussion of Haley’s “Heroin My Baby: A Clinical Study,” a chapter of the manuscript Leaving Home. Some of the correspondents include: Theo Compernolle, Jules Riskin, Paul Watzlawick, Thomas C. Todd, and M. Duncan Stanton.
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Scope and Contents

M. Duncan Stanton’s request to reprint Haley’s “Heroin My Baby: A Clinical Study,” in his and Thomas C. Todd’s book: The Family Therapy of Drug Abuse and Addiction; Haley refutes the idea that the cause of schizophrenia is organic and comments on the propensity of anti-psychotic drugs to cause irreversible neurological damage, see letter to Albert M. Honig; Reception of Haley’s book Leaving Home: The Therapy of Disturbed Young People; James W. Ingersoll recounts Haley’s deep and defining professional and personal impact on him. Some of the correspondents include: Albert M. Honig, M. Duncan Stanton, Rosmarie Welter, and James W. Ingersoll.
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1984 - 1986

Scope and Contents

Consists only of two letters to Haley by Mary Jane Eimer, and Howard A. Liddle
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1987 Jan. - Oct.

Scope and Contents

Planning for Haley’s seminars in Tokyo and Osaka; other international invitations to conferences. Some of the correspondents include: Jeffrey K. Zeig and Keiichi Miyata.
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1987 Nov. - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Haley’s response to Barbara Peeks’ paper “Strategies for Solving Children’s Problems Understood as Behavioral Metaphors”; Planning for Haley’s seminars in Tokyo and Osaka. Some of the correspondents include: Barbara Peeks and Noriyuki Fujii.
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1988 Jan. - April

Scope and Contents

Haley’s criticism of the article “Management rather than Cure, the Goal with Schizophrenia,” by Kimberly A. Tilley published in Family Therapy News, and reception of Haley’s published comments. Some of the correspondents include: Elizabeth Erickson and Bruce S. Neben.
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1988 May - Aug.

Scope and Contents

Haley’s disagreement with Dr. Lee Combrick-Graham on drug-based treatment for schizophrenics; on the polarized ideology of schizophrenia treatment: Haley versus Anderson-Goldstein, see letter by Loren R. Mosher. Some of the correspondents include: Lee Combrick-Graham, Loren R. Mosher, and John H. Weakland.
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1988 Sept. - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Haley declines Albert R. Roberts’ invitation to write a chapter entitled “Family Abuse and Sexual Abuse Treatment: Issues, Stages, and the Therapeutic Process,” for a book on violence.
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1989 Jan. - June

Scope and Contents

On the creation of Haley’s audio book, The First Therapy Session; “Family Experiments at the MRI: A Historical Note” for MRI’s 30th anniversary.
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1989 July - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Haley’s comment on Bill O’Hanlon’s book in progress, An Uncommon Casebook: The Complete Clinical Work of Milton Erickson, M. D.; transcript of Haley interview commemorating the 10th anniversary of The Milton H. Erickson Institute of San Diego; The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Phoenix, planning the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference; Haley’s parameters for judging a colleague’s paper, see letter to Carlos Sluzki. Some of the correspondents include: Bill O’Hanlon, Michael D. Yapko, Jeffrey K. Zeig, and Steve Andreas.
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Scope and Contents

Update on the Dec. Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference organized by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation; Haley’s letter to the “Ericksonian Foundation Newsletter” editor, Michael D. Yapko, disagreeing with the content of an interview with Albert Ellis; initial stages of the creation of the Milton H. Erickson documentary film with Madeleine Richeport; Moshe Talmon’s book on single-session therapy; as part of Haley’s feedback to Susan H. McDaniel’s paper (title not specified), he offers an explanation of what family systems therapy, or family therapy, is in his view; clarification on how the term “double bind” was coined, see letter to Douglas Flemons; “The One Way Screen – An Historical Note,” see letter to Cheryl White; transcription of Haley’s talk “Compulsory Therapy for Both Client and Therapist,”(with added corrections) for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual Conference in Washington DC, see letter by Kimberly A. Tilley. Some of the correspondents include: Jeffrey K. Zeig, Herb Lustig, Elizabeth Erickson, Moshe Talmon, Susan H. McDaniel, and Douglas Flemons.
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1991 Jan. - June

Scope and Contents

Haley’s life-transforming impact on a colleague, see letter by Michael R. Fox; Douglas Flemons writes to Haley about his new book, Completing Distinctions and elaborates on some of his and Haley’s views in regard to therapy and Zen. Some of the correspondents include: Michael R. Fox and Douglas Flemons.
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1991 July - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Haley is invited to participate in the seminar , in Santiago Chile, Development in Family Therapy organized by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. Some of the correspondents include: Jeffrey K. Zeig
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1992 Jan. - Apr.

Scope and Contents

Haley accepts to be named Editor Emeritus for the Family Process journal Some of the correspondents include: Peter Steinglass.
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1992 May - Dec.

Scope and Contents

Haley discusses his article “Paradoxes in Play, Fantasy and Psychotherapy,” from 1955 with Ewald Vervaet; Haley answers questions on the chapter, “He never had a chance,” (dealing with stuttering) from his book Ordeal Therapy, see letter by and to Susan Paskerian; reviews to Haley’s article “How to be a therapy supervisor without knowing how to change anyone,” see letter from Douglas H. Sprenkle, editor of Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; reviews to Haley’s article “Therapist Abuse,” see letter from Peter Steinglass, editor of Family Process journal; Haley offers his view on family therapy and systemic thinking, see letter to Salvador Minuchin. Some of the correspondents include: Douglas H. Sprenkle, Peter Steinglass and Salvador Minuchin.
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Scope and Contents

On publishing Haley’s chapter “Zen and the Art of Therapy” from his book Jay Haley on Milton H. Erickson in The Family Therapy Networker, see letters by Richard Simon.
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Scope and Contents

Reception of Haley’s article “Zen and the Art of Therapy” published in The Family Therapy Networker, see letters by Tamara Engel and Mark Rivett; Haley recounts Gregory Bateson’s work as an ethnologist starting in the 1940s serving a variety of ethnic groups at the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital, see letter to Mony Elkaīm.
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1995 - 1999

Scope and Contents

On schizophrenia and the systems thinking, see letter by Michael E. Kerr; Haley’s dilemma on accepting an invitation to participate in the 1997 Twenty Fifth Year Celebration of the Family Therapy Conference in Chicago, see letter to Betty Mac Kune-Karrer; on using laughter/humor to give a new meaning for an old experience; the command function of language and hypnosis; people as functioning systems; problems with classification, see letters from and to Steve Andreas; Haley pokes fun at some of the professional literature’s turgid nature, see letter to Brian Cade; Loren Mosher’s letter of resignation from the American Psychiatric Association; tribute to Jay Haley by Lyman Wynne. Some of the correspondents include: Michael E. Kerr, Betty Mac Kune-Karrer, Steve Andreas, Brian Cade, Loren Mosher, and Lyman Wynne.
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2000 - 2004

Scope and Contents

Effects of Haley’s Strategies of Psychotherapy on a young draftee doing assessment and counseling work at the Mental Hygiene Consultation Service in Ft. Gordon, Georgia, see letter by Jay Lappin; Haley’s feedback on David Grove’s manuscript Invisible Men; Haley accepts the invitation to join the American Psychotherapy Seminar Center, see letters by and to Alfred D. Yassky Some of the correspondents include: Dan N. Short, Jay Lappin, David Grove, Alfred D. Yassky

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Short, Dan
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Personal: Potential Speaking Engagements I 1972-1973

Scope and Contents

A large proportion of the correspondence consists of invitations for professional speaking. Haley filed the1972-73 invitations separately, but all others were filed chronologically with the personal correspondence.
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Personal: Potential Speaking Engagements II 1973

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Misc. Letters. Restricted


Series 2. Haley's Writings 1958-2003

Scope and Contents

Haley’s writings are organized by subject and within each subject by date. The first two subseries are the largest and also the most important, in particular his writings on teaching psychotherapy.

Subseries 2.1 Psychotherapy as a Profession 1958-2003

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"The Art of Psychoanalysis" (reprints) 1958

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"Control in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy" (reprint) 1959

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"Transference Revisited" by Jay Haley and Donald D. Jackson (reprint); Strategies of Psychotherapy (typescript) 1963

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"The Amiable Hippie" (journal) 1968

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"The Art of Being a Failure as a Therapist" (journals) 1969; 1972

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"How to Criticize Your Fellow Therapists" (journal) 1970

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Problem Solving Therapy - Funny Coincidence Department (typescript and letters) 1976-1980

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A Quiz for Young Therapists (reprint); Social Control Versus Therapy (typescript) 1977

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"Changes in Therapy" (four typescripts and one galley proof) 1977

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Reflections (on the trends in the fields of therapy, typescript) 1979

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"Therapy - A New Phenomenon" (photocopies of printed article) 1987

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The Businessman's Guide to Therapy; The Therapy Industry (typescripts) 1989-2000

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Why Not Long Term Therapy? (typescript and letters) 1990

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Zen and the Art of Therapy and Other Essays (Chapters 1- 6, typescripts) 1992

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Zen and the Art of Therapy and Other Essays (Chapters 7- 12, typescripts) 1992

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Learning Theory and Family Therapy (typescript) circa 1996

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Changing Times in Therapy (rough drafts, typescripts) 1997

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How to Be an Abusive Therapist (typescript) circa 2000

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"A Response to Donald Meichenbaum" for the Evolution of Psychotherapy: A Meeting of the Minds (galley proof and letter) 2003

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"What Therapists Have in Common" (typescript and galley proof) 2003

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Ethics in Therapy (typescript)

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Impossible Situations and Unreasonable Solutions by Jay Haley and Neil Schiff (typescript)

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Does Therapy Require Educating Clients? (typescript)

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In Defense of Psychoanalysis (typescript)

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Toward a More Sensible Therapy (typescript)

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Mandatory Therapy Meeting (typescript)

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Traditional Therapy vs Compulsory Therapy

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Psychotherapy miscellaneous: directives, strategies, ethics, codes, and a questionnaire (typsescripts)

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No Orthodox Procedures (on marriage therapy, typed note-cards)

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Miscellaneous Fragments (typescripts)


Subseries 2.2 Teaching Psychotherpay 1965-2006

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Diagnosis from Two Points of View, (typescript) 1959

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Marcha's Notes on Haley's Training: Therapy with Disturbed Young People; Paradox, (copies of handwritten notes); Dick Stuart, Behavior Modification with Couples, (copies of handwritten notes) 1976

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Communication in Learning and Psychotherapy (typescripts, 4 drafts, and letters) 1965

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How to Supervise Therapy without Knowing How (typescript) 1993

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Development of a Theory: The Rise and Demise of a Research Project, (typescript)

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"How to Be a Therapy Supervisor without Knowing How to Change Anyone" (reprint) 1993

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"How to Teach Psychotherapy" (reprint) 1994

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Learning and Teaching Therapy (letters, new title announcement, book covers, reviews) 1994-1996

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Learning and Teaching Therapy ((typescript of early draft with different title, Strategies of Therapy Supervision) 1996

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Learning and Teaching Therapy (editor's comments and annotated typescript). Chapter 1 - 6 1995 (January)

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Learning and Teaching Therapy (editor's comments and annotated typescript). Chapter 7 - 11 1995 (January)

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Learning and Teaching Therapy (publisher's edited typescript) Chapter 1 - 6 1995 (October)

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Learning and Teaching Therapy (publisher's edited typescript and letter) Chapter 7 - 11 1995 (October)

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Teaching Therapy, (annotated typescript)

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Changes in Therapy (typescript) 1997

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Computer Monitor Supervision (4 typescripts) 1998

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Therapy Supervision (typescript)

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What to Know; How to Do (typescripts)

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Changes in Therapy in a Different Way (typed note-cards for talk)

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Syllabus for US International University; Workshop: Directive Family Therapy (typscripts) 2001

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Approaches to Psychotherapy (fragment, notes for lecture, typescript)

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Family and Individual Therapy: Similarities, (annotated typescript)


Subseries 2.2.5 Strategic (Directive) Therapy 1971-2007

Material Specific Details: In later years Haley preferred the term directive therapy over strategic therapy
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Strategic Therapy When a Child is Presented as the Problem, (typescripts of paper and related correspondence 1971-1974

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The Art of Strategic Therapy, with Madeleine Richeport-Haley. Part I, (edited typescript) 2003

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The Art of Strategic Therapy, with Madeleine Richeport-Haley. Part II, (edited typescript) 2003

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The Art of Strategic Therapy (dust jacket); How to Do Strategic Therapy, table of contents, (earlier version of book) 2003

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The Strategy of Psychotherapy (typescript)

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Directive Therapy; Strategies and Techniques Used in Therapy, Questionnaire; Appendix: Therapist Manual for Family Treatment of Obsessive Compulsives; Psychotherapy for Smarties (typescripts) 2006

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Directive Family Therapy, with Madeleine Richeport-Haley. Part I, (galley proofs with annotations) 2007

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Directive Family Therapy, with Madeleine Richeport-Haley. Part II, (galley proofs with annotations) 2007


Subseries 2.3 Milton H. Erickson MD 1957-1993

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Explorer of Hypnosis (typescript) 1957

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On the Transcripts of Conversations with Erickson (correspondence) 1966-1967

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Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson (typescripts of drafts, notes, and fragments) 1973

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Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson (typescript of draft, Part I) 1973

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Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson (typescript of draft, Part II) 1973

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Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson (typescripts of draft with annotations, and notes) 1973

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The Contribution to Therapy (typescript) 1982

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Epilogue for the new edition of Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson (typescript) 1985

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"Remembering Erickson: A Dialogue Between Jay Haley and John Weakland" (photocopies of book with annotations) 1985

Material Specific Details: Exists also as film (1997), see Series 7 Media, box 55.
box 14, folder 4

"Zen and the Art of Therapy" (typescript) 1992


Haley believed that Zen was the only way to explain Erickson's directive therapy.
box 14, folder 5

Commentary on the Writings of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. from the book Jay Haley on Milton H. Erickson (typescript and photocopies of printed book) 1993

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Correspondence on Jay Haley on Milton H. Erickson(typed letters) 1993

box 14, folder 7

"The Therapy of Milton H. Erickson." Topical Panel. The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (typescript)

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Treatment of an Acute Hysterical Depression (annotated typescript); On Erickson's Approach to Sex Therapy, (audio transcript); Similaritites Between Psychotic Behavior and Manifestations of Hypnotic Trance. Haley and John Weakland in conversation with Erickson (audio transcript)

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Erickson's Stories; Cases Condensed (typescripts)


Subseries 2.4 Hypnosis 1958-1999

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"An Interactional Explanation of Hypnosis" (reprint) 1958

box 14, folder 11

"A Transcript of a Trance Induction with Commentary" by Erickson. M., Haley, J. and Weakland, J. (journal) 1959

box 14, folder 12

Hypnotic Seminar (typescript of lecture) 1999


Subseries 2.5 Gregory Bateson; The Bateson Project; Paradoxes 1953-1993

box 15, folder 1

Guidelines on Paradoxes; Misc. Notes (typescripts and mss.) circa 1953

box 15, folder 2

Development of a Theory: A History of a Research Project. Part I (annotated typescript) 1953-1963

box 15, folder 3

Development of a Theory: A History of a Research Project. Part II (annotated typescript) 1953-1963

box 15, folder 4

Paradoxes in Play, Fantasy, and Psychotherapy (annotated typescript) 1955

box 15, folder 5

Paradojas en Juego, la Fantasía y la Psicoterapia (annotated typescript) 1955

box 15, folder 6

"A Note on the Double Bind" by Bateson, G., Jackson, D., Haley, J., and Weakland, J. (photocopy of book) 1962

box 15, folder 7

Paradox in Therapy (with case example: Only on Sunday, typescripts) 1974

box 15, folder 8

A Matter of Character by the Ghost of Gregory Bateson, with Madeleine Richeport-Haley (typescripts of drafts and related correspondence) 1993

box 15, folder 9

The Great Tradition. On Gregory Bateson (typescript)


Subseries 2.6 Marriage and Family Therapy 1962-2010

box 16, folder 1

Classification of Communication Patterns in Families with Experimental Methods. Application for Research Grant, (typescripts) 1961

box 16, folder 2

"Whither Family Therapy?" (annotated typescript and reprints) 1962

box 16, folder 3

An Approach to the Problem of Classifying Families. Progress Report, (typescript) 1962

box 16, folder 4

Family Experiments: A New Type of Experimentation, (reprint); Experimental Program. Preliminary Set of Experiments: A) Cooperative Endeavors B) Competitive Endeavors, (typescript) 1962

box 16, folder 5

"Marriage Therapy" (correspondence and reprint) 1963

box 16, folder 6

"Family Therapy and Research." Proposed Collection of Family Papers for Science and Behavior Books, (typescripts) circa 1964

box 16, folder 7

"Research on Family Patterns: An Instrument Measurement," (photocopies) 1964

box 16, folder 8

Normal and Abnormal Families Tested in a Restricted Communication Setting. Essay and correspondence, (annotated typescript); Speech Sequences of Normal and Abnormal Families with Two Children, (typescript); Communication Problems in Marital Discord, (reprint) 1966-1967

box 16, folder 9

"Experiment with Abnormal Families"; "Control in Brief Psychotherapy"; "Speech Sequences of Normal and Abnormal Families with Two Children Present" (reprint and photocopies) 1967

box 16, folder 10

A Family Process Reader (old version, typescripts of references and letters) 1968 - 1970

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Publisher Grune & Stratton, Inc. and Family Process Journal. Haley failed to obtain permission from Family Process to republish his articles. Some of the correspondents include: Duncan Mackintosh; John E. Bell; Nathan W. Ackerman; John H. Weakland; Lyman C. Wynne, and Milton H. Erickson.
box 16, folder 11

Materials for Changing Families: A Family Therapy Reader. An Annotated Bibliography, (typescripts of reference lists, abstracts, contract, and letters) 1950 - 1970

Scope and Contents

Some of the corrspendents include: Ira D. Glick; Jason Aronson; Duncan Mackintosh;
box 16, folder 12

Institute for Training Family Therapy, Pennsylvania. Grant Proposal, (typescript) 1977-1978

box 17, folder 1

Reprints of Haley's Writings in the 1970s 1971 - 1979

Publications Included

Family Therapy and Research, 1971; "Communication and Therapy: Blocking Metaphors," 1971; "Critical Overview of Present Status of Family Interaction Research," 1972; "Strategic Therapy When a Child is Presented as the Problem," 1973;"Why a Mental Health Clinic Should Avoid Family Therapy," 1975; "Family Therapy," 1975; "Dimensions of Family Therapy," with Cloe Madanes, 1977; "Ideas that Handicap Therapy with Young People," 1979.
box 17, folder 2

Family Therapy with Disturbed Adolescents. Talk for the Institute of Marriage and Family Meeting in Zürich, (typescript) 1975

box 17, folder 3

Family Therapy of Delinquency, (typescripts and letters) 1979 - 1981

box 17, folder 4

Reprints of Haley's Wrintgs in the 1980s 1980 - 1988

Publications Included

"How to be a Marriage Therapist Without Knowing Practically Anything," 1980; "On the Right to Choose One's Own Grandchildren," 1981; "Strategic Therapy and The Stages of Family Life," 1988
box 17, folder 5

Haley's foreword to Practicing Family Therapy in Diverse Settings, by Michael Berger, Gregory J. Jurkovic and associates, (typescript) 1983

box 17, folder 6

"Marriage or Family Therapy," (reprint and annotated typescript); Therapy Supervision; Toward a More Sensible Therapy, (typescripts) 1984

box 17, folder 7

Ordeal Therapy (photocopy of chapter VI, typescript of XII); Unpublished Cases. Not used in Ordeal Therapy, (typescripts) 1984

box 17, folder 8

The Dual Hierarchy and Power in Marriage, (typescript); The Dual Hierarchy and the Problem of Children,(typescript); "Marriage and its Consequences," from Uncommon Therapy,(typescript of chapter) 1993

box 18, folder 1

Correspondence on Leaving Home: The Therapy of Disturbed Young People; Problem Solving Therapy: New Strategies for Effective Family Therapy 1994

box 18, folder 2

Brave Men Run in My Family, (annotated typescript for talk) 1996

box 18, folder 3

"The Family Structure and its Importance to the Individual," (journal issue) 1996

box 18, folder 4

Leaving Home, (galley proofs) Part I 1997

box 18, folder 5

Leaving Home, (galley proofs) Part II 1997

box 19, folder 1

Unbalancing a Couple, (annotated typescript for talk) circa 2005

box 19, folder 2

Essays for Jay Haley Revisited 2010

box 19, folder 3

Case Book, Part I, (annotated typescripts)

List of cases

Only on Sunday; Family Therapy without Parent Education; Handwashing; case with no title: divorcing couple with a son and daughter
box 20, folder 1

Case Book, Part II, (annotated typescripts)

List of Cases

A Depressed Boy; Family Therapy Zen Family; Psychotic Youth; Anxious Woman with Sweating Hands; ms. fragments
box 20, folder 2

Family Therapy Without Parent Education; The Affair (annotated typescripts)

box 20, folder 3

Critical Overview of Present Status of Family Interaction Research, (annotated typescript)

box 20, folder 4

Marriage Therapy. Clinical Demonstration, (various versions of talk, typescripts)

box 21, folder 1

Misc. Family Therapy Directives, (typescritps)

Separated Materials

The First Interview in Family Therapy: A Primer; Supervision Notes; Rules of Relationships; Thérapie Familiale; Pharmacology vs Family Therapy; Possible Experiment, a child is doing badly in school in comparison with other children; ms. fragments
box 21, folder 2

Delinquent Family Script. Bringing out Addiction. Therapist: Paul Riley, (typescript)

box 21, folder 3

Miscellaneous (typescripts)

Titles of undated typescripts

The Art of Family Therapy; Social Context of Children; Child Therapy without Education; The Human Dilemma and Therapeutic Change; and The Conceptual Design of Minimal Strategies for Family Therapy;

Subseries 2.7 Schizophrenia 1950-2007

box 21, folder 4

Early Drafts: A Hypothesis Regarding the Origin and Nature of Schizophrenia; The Family of the Schizophrenic: A Model System; An Invesitgation of the Characteristics of Schizophrenic Communication; Towards a Scientific Method in Psychiatry; and fragments, (typescripts and letters) 1956-1960

box 21, folder 5

Reprints: "Toward a Theory of Schizophrenia"; "The Family of the Schizophrenic: A Model System"; "An Interactional Description of Schizophrenia" 1956-1959

box 21, folder 6

The Family of the Schizophrenic: A Descriptive Model, (typescripts of two versions) 1959

box 21, folder 7

Reprints 1960s: "Observation of the Family of the Schizophrenic"; "Control in Psychotherapy with Schizophrenics" ; "The Art of Being Schizophrenic"; "Testing Parental Instructions to Schizophrenic and Normal Children"; "Toward a Theory of Pathological Systems" 1960-1968

box 21, folder 8

Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia. Philadelphia Meeting, April 21- 23; Correspondence 1965-1966

box 21, folder 9

A Tribute to Sullivan. The Doctor as Part of the Schizophrenia Interchange, (annotated typescripts) 1967

box 21, folder 10

"Schizophrenics Deserve Family Therapy Not Dangerous Drugs and Management," (newspaper clipping) 1988

box 21, folder 11

"The Effect of Long-Term Outcome Studies on the Therapy of Schizophrenia," (reprints, typescript, and correspondence) 1989

box 21, folder 12

Correspondence on the Publication of Articles on Schizophrenia 1988-1989

box 21, folder 13

On the CME Training Meeting (letters, typescript of talk) 1997

box 21, folder 14

Schizophrenia. Severely Disturbed Patients; Talk on Meichenbaum's "Core Tasks of Psychotherapy";The Therapy of Milton H. Erickson. Topical Panel, (typescripts of talks) circa 2004

box 22, folder 1

Misc. Undated Typescripts: Schizophrenia Communication: A Theoretical Discussion and a Proposal for Research; Alternative Views of "Schizophrenia" and their Consequences to Therapy; Improbable Solutions to Impossible Problems; The Good News on Schizophrenia; Interaction of Male Schizophrenia and their Parents; The Pathological System and Cross Cultural Measurement; Maneuvers in Induction.


Subseries 2.8 Sexual Abuse undated

box 22, folder 2

The Therapy of Sexual Abuse; The Nature of the Crime; Offering Solutions; Kinds of Sex Abuse; Fragment of a Haley and Grove Interview, (typescripts)


Subseries 2.9 Hierarchies and Power Tactics

box 22, folder 3

Correspondence, Reviews, and Notes on The Power Tactics of Jesus Christ 1962-1974

box 22, folder 4

The Art of Being the Messiah, (typescripts)

box 22, folder 5

The Power Tactics of Jesus Christ, (seven typescripts of different versions, mostly all annotated) circa 1965-1974

box 22, folder 6

Japanese and Hierarchy in Therapy, (correspondence, two annotated typescripts, and typescript fragments) 1999-2001

box 22, folder 7

Japanese and Hierarchy in Therapy, (complete annotated typescripts; different versions and incomplete typescripts; misc. pages) circa 2001

box 22, folder 8

Hierarchy Issues and Japanese; Hierarchy Issues and Therapy. Unpublished, (late versions of paper, annotated typescripts). Based on a research paper from 1967. circa 2001

box 22, folder 9

A Proposal for Research to Develop a Taxonomy of Power Tactics, (typescript); The Development of a Taxonomy of Human Tactics, (mimiographed copies of typescript)


Subseries 2.10 Feminism 1985

box 24, folder 1

How Should a Gentleman Talk to a Feminist Family Therapist, (annotated typescript)

box 24, folder 2

Should Feminists be Allowed to do Family Therapy? (correspondence and annotated typescript) 1985


Subseries 2.11 Cross-Cultural Experiments 1965-1968

box 24, folder 3

"Cross-Cultural Experimentation: An Initial Attempt," (correspondence, annotated typescripts, and reprints); "Reaction to Socio-Documentary Film Research in a Mental Health Clinic," (journal) 1965-1971

box 24, folder 4

Sweet Sixteen. A Black Girl's Life, (annotated typescripts) 1960s


Subseries 2.12 Media, Violence 1952 - 1971

box 24, folder 5

Violence in Films: “The Appeal of the Moving Picture,” (journal issue); Rating Parameters of Films, (typescripts) 1952

box 24, folder 6

Analysis of Social Themes and Group Structure in Popular Fictional Television Series. Research Proposal, (typescript) 1960s

box 24, folder 7

Television Grant: An Approach for Categorizing Television Content with Special Relevance to Violence, (typescript and correspondence) 1971

box 24, folder 8

Misc. Materials on Media and Violence. “New York Television,” by Dallas W. Smythe, Robert K. Merton, 1951,1952 (photocopies of article); Thesis, “Man and Society in Mass-Media Fiction: The Pattern of Life in the Mass Media as Revealed by Content-Analysis,” by Herbert Goodrich, n.d. (typescript of fragment); “Achieving Goals Through Violence on Television,” by Otto N. Larsen, Louis N. Gray, and Gerald Fortis, (photocopies of publication); “Four Years of New York Television 1951-1954,” by the Purdue Opinion Panel, (photocopies of publication); Haley’s notes of previous studies on media and violence, (typescript) 1951-1968

Material Specific Details: Although most of this material is not written by Haley it is included here, as part of series 2, because he filed it together with the notes he wrote about media and violence.

Subseries 2.13 Haley on Peers’ Writings 1965-1996

box 24, folder 9

Reviews/Introductions by Haley: “Where’s the Family?” on Salvador Minuchin’s paper, “Where is the Family in Narrative Family Therapy,” n.d. (typescript); On Donald Meichenbaum’s “Core Tasks of Psychotherapy,” n.d. (typescript); Three Book Reviews by Haley: Agoraphobia in the Light of Ego Psychology, by Edoardo Weiss; The Modes and Morals of Psychotherapy by Perry London; Games People Play, by Eric Berne, (photocopies of published review); Thomas S. Szasz, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis. Book reveiw, 1965, (typescript and correspondence); “Book Note” on Thomas Szasz, Law, Liberty and Psychotherapy: An Inquiry into the Social Uses of Mental Health Practices, 1965, (photocopies of journal); “Discussion,” on Judd Marmor’s "The Evolution of an Analytic Psychotherapist: A sixty-Year Search for Conceptual Clarity in the Tower of Babel," 1997, (photocopies of journal); Introduction for Michael Yapko's book, Hand-Me-Down Blues, 1998, (typescript and fax); 1965-1998


Subseries 2.14 Fiction and General Topics Journalism 1947 - 1962

box 24, folder 10

The Trial of Jesus Christ. A Three Act Play, (annotated typescripts) circa 1960

box 24, folder 11

An Anxious Husband and an Erring Wife. A One-Hour Teleplay, (typescript) circa 1960

box 25, folder 1

The Red and the Black. A Live Television Play. Adapted from the novel by Stendahl or Marie-Henri Beyle, (typescript)

box 25, folder 2

Black Jeanne. Play in Two Acts, (annotated typescript)

box 25, folder 3

Don Quixote. Play in Two Acts, (annotated typescript)

box 25, folder 4

Poona. Play in Three Acts, (annotated typescript)

box 25, folder 5

Published articles and stories: Ye Cannot Serve Both God and Mammon; Cup of Bitterness; Students of the World, Unite! 1946, The Daily Bruin, (newspaper clippings); Stanford Man Views Movie 18 times -- All For Science, 1954, Daily Palo Alto Times, (newspaper clipping). “The Eastern Question,” 1947, (issue of New Yorker magazine); “Charlie and the Fire Extinguisher,” 1952, (issue of Bluebook magazine); “The Great Snafu,” 1954 (issue of Cavalier magazine) 1946-1954

box 25, folder 6

The Real Truth About Love. Story, (typescripts)

box 25, folder 7

Black Militancy: A National Effort. Article, (typescript)

box 25, folder 8

Oomgowuh Black Powuh. Article, (annotated typescript); Whither the Black Revolutionary. Article, (annotated typescript)

box 25, folder 9

The Lake of Gold. Story, (annotated typescript)

box 25, folder 10

The Robe and Bowl. Story, (annotated typescript) circa 1960

box 25, folder 11

The Lord as a Linear Thinker, (typescript)

box 26, folder 1

Miscellaneous: The Amiable Hippie, 1968, (annotated journal leaf); The Art of Being a Scientist, (typescript); Natural Conflicts in Business Management, (typescript) 1968-1998


Subseries 2.15 Haley’s Books in Various Languages 1973-2007

box 47

Spanish Translations: Tratamiento de la Familia, 1974; Las Tácticas de Poder de Jesucristo y Otros Ensayos, 1991; Aprender y Enseñar Terapia, 1997; Terapia de Ordalía. Caminos Inusuales Para Modificar la Conducta, 2001; Técnicas de Terapia Familiar, con Lynn Hoffman, 2001; Terapia No Convencional. Las Técnicas Psiquiátricas de Milton H. Erickson, 2001; Terapia Para Resolver Problemas, 2001; El Arte de la Terapia Estratégica, con Madeleine Richeport-Haley, 2006; Italian Translations: Le Strategie Della Psicoterapia, 1974; Techniche de Terapia della Familgia, 1974; Il Distacco Dalla Familglia. La Crisi del Giovane e la Terapia della Famiglia, 1983; Cambiare i Bambini e le Famiglie. Conversazioni con Milton H. Erickson, 1988; Dietro lo Specchio. Problemi Ingarbugliati e Soluzioni Originali Nella Terapia della Famiglia, 1995; Strateghi del Potere. Gesù Cristo, lo Psicoanalista, lo Schizofrenico e Altri Ancora, 2009. 1974-2006

box 48

French Translations: Changer les Couples. Conversations Avec Milton H. Erickson, 1990; Tacticiens du Pouvoir. Jésus-Christ, le Psychanalyste, le Schizophrène et Quelques Autres, 1991; Strategies de la Psychotherapie, 1993; Strategies de la Psychotherapie, 1993; Un Thérapeute Hors du Commun: Milton H. Erickson, 1995; D'un âge à l'autre : Thérapie familiale directive et cycle de vie, 2009; Swedish Translations: Psykoterapi-Strategi Och Teknik, 1975; Familje Terapi- Hur Man Löser Problem, 1979; Flytta Hemifrån. Familjeterapi Med Störda Ungdomar, 1982; German Translations: Die Psychotherapie Milton H. Ericksons, 1978; Ablösungsprobleme Jugendlicher. Familientherapie-Beispiele- Lösungen, 1981; Die Jesus-Strategie. Die Macht der Ohnmächtigen, 1990; Therapie Lehren & Lernen, 1999; Czech Translations: Neobvyklá Psychoterapie Miltona H. Ericksona, 2003; Portuguese Translations: Terapia Não-Convencional, 1991 1975-2003

box 49

Dutch Translations: De Machtspolitiek van Jezus Christus, 1973; Handboek Therapeutisch Handelen, 2000; Hebrew Translations: Problem-Solving Therapy. New Strategies for Effective Family Therapy, 1982; Japanese Translations: Strategies of Psychotherapy, 1973; Problem-Solving Therapy, 1985; Conversations with Milton H. Erickson, 1985; Uncommon Therapy, 1986; Conversations on Therapy. Popular Problems and Uncommon Solutions, 1993; Chinese Translations: Problem-Solving Therapy, 2003; Uncommon Therapy, 2011 1973-2003

box 50

Books in English: Leaving Home, 1980; Reflections on Therapy and Other Essays, 1981; The Power Tactics of Jesus Christ and Other Stories, 1986; Jay Haley on Milton H. Erickson, 1993; The Art of Strategic Therapy, with Madeleine Richeport-Haley, 2003; Directive Family Therapy with Madeleine Richeport-Haley, 2007 1980-2007


Series 3. Haley’s Work 1953-2004

Scope and Contents

This series offers a view to some of Haley’s professional activities. Since he pioneered the recording of therapy sessions, and created many training films the materials on his films in this series are central to his work.

Subseries 3.1 Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic: memos, reports, and training programs 1971-1975

box 26, folder 2

Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic General Memos I 1971-1972

box 26, folder 3

Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic General Memos II 1972-1973

box 26, folder 4

Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic and the Institute for Teachers of Family Therapy, (typescripts of memos, reports, and training programs) 1971-1975

box 26, folder 5

Memos reg. training from the clinic’s director Marianne Walters; Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic’s pamphlets; Materials of the Institute of Family Counseling: statistics, placement perspectus, on evaluation of students, and on new careers for teachers of family counseling. 1972-1975

box 26, folder 6

Committee for Human Resources: Memos and other related materials I, (typescripts) 1971-1973

box 26, folder 7

Committee for Human Resources: Memos and other related materials II, (typescripts) 1974-1975


Subseries 3.2 Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Meetings: programs, flyers, letters, notes, and papers 1955-2004

box 27, folder 1

Jackson Conferences. Transcripts of Discussions Between Don D. Jackson, Jay Haley, John Weakland, and Gregory Bateson. Feb. – Apr.: 1) 2-9-55 Different Language Operations and the Related Situations of the Participants. Learning Contexts and Characters Traits. Feeling and Communication; 2) 2-16-55 The Helpless Mother & Patient’s Fear of Competing with her; 3) 2-23-55 Anxiety, Mothers and their Mothers, and Double Binds; 4) 3-16-55 Ways of Avoiding Forbidden Messages or Feelings, or Ways of Communicating Indirectly. Symptom Removal Precipitating Psychosis, and Debate on Continuity vs. Discontinuity in Mental Illness; 5) 3-23-55 The Approach to Schizophrenia; A Debate on Degree vs. Discontinuities; 6) 3-30-55 Are there Special (Exclusive) Characteristics in the Group of “Schizophrenia-P” Double Binds and Mothers?; 7) 4-6-55 Perasall Case and Double Binds. Family Background. Time in Paradoxes and Double Binds. Family Homeostasis as Double Bind Obverse; 8) 4-13-55 Jackson Interview with Mr. Earl Lane; 9) 4-20-55 J’s Patient “B” – Double Binds and Indirect Communication, “You Look Tired.” Half Truths, Suggestion and Conspiracy of Acceptance. H and Marian Barber – Potential Binds in Interviews and Ways of Therapeutic Response, i.e. Avoiding the Bind; 10) 4-27-55 Multiple Levels in Communication and Resulting Problems. Family Configuration in Etiology and Disruption on Recovery. 1955-1990

box 27, folder 2

Jackson Conferences. Transcripts of Discussions Between Don D. Jackson, Jay Haley, John Weakland, and Gregory Bateson. May – July: 11) 5-25-55 Double Binds and Two Levels Regarding Erickson’s “Stay Awake” Induction, Haley and Hackett – “Liar” or “Not True” Jackson’s “I’m a Liar or Mother is” Case, Bind “You must Obey Mother – But not Obey so I Can Criticize”; 12) 6-1-55 Hypnosis (Preparing for Erickson Trip) Double Binds and Dependence in Hypnosis and Schizophrenia; 13) 6-8-55 Double Binds: Gaubatz’ Obscure Communications and Erickson’s Handling and Inversion of Resistance to Induction; 14) 6-15-55 Open Attack on Parents Double Binds and Schizophrenia. GB Letter to Macy-Theory Regarding Logical Types, Levels, etc. Characterization of Mother or Family Structure of Schizophrenic. Hospital Structure Parallel – Schwartz on Covert Therapist-Administrator Conflict Effect on Patients; 15) 6-22-55 Report and Discussion of Conference with Erickson. A) Manic–Depressive and Schizophrenia Psychoses Compared Language Patters. Ideas on etiology and Double Binds. B) Hypnosis and Schizophrenia Compared. Induction and Etiology - “Offering” Cigarette and Amnesia. Schizophrenia as Trance? E. Takes Over Trance from Another. Double Binds: Hypnotic and Schizophrenic Responses – Kinds and Functions. “Benevolence” and Threat in Creating Binds; Illusion of Choice; 16) 6-29-55 Reinstitution of the Double Bind as a Therapeutic Move. How to Set Up and How to Alter Outcome. Similarities to Hypnosis, Especially “Artificial Neurosis.” Reinstitution and Maintenance of the Double Bind. Does Rosen “Cure” this Way? Persistence or Ending of Transference in Therapy; 17) 7-6-55 Remission: Insight and Frozen. Binds Therapists in Erickson and Others and Insight; 18) 7-14-55 Ego Splitting or Message Interpretation; 19) 7-20-55 Double Binds in Schizophrenia and in Trance Induction. Anticipation of Needs. Mothers of Schizophrenics-their Characteristics, what they Offer. 1955

box 27, folder 3

Jackson Conferences. Transcripts of Discussions Between Don D. Jackson, Jay Haley, John Weakland, and Gregory Bateson. Aug. – Oct.: 20) 8-2-55 Therapy; 21) 8-10-55 Dependency and Control; 22) Cannibalism and Orality: The Help Rejecting Complainer Classification and is Mama Fixated or the Child; 23) 8-24-55 Control, Relationship, and dependency. Attempt to Formalize Problem of Control Boo-Worthington “Reconstradiction” Material; 24) 8-31-55 Introjection, Incorporation. The Diagram of a Message Defining a Relationship. The Diagram of the Erickson Paradox; 25) 9-14-55 Therapy: Inquiry Versus Intervention, or Doing Things for the Patient; 26) 9-22-55 Rapid Psychotherapy – Asking Patient to Get Worse? Patient Keeping Secrets and Allowing this, Complimenting Oneself and Why Not; 27) 9-28-55 A Discussion of Rosen’s Interview with Arthur; 28) 10-5-55 Rosen: What to Look for on Visits? “As if” Involvement, the Rosen Controversy. 1955

box 27, folder 4

Jackson Conferences. Transcripts of Discussions Between Don D. Jackson, Jay Haley, John Weakland, and Gregory Bateson. Nov. – Dec.: 29) 11-2-55 Multiple Therapy and Rosen and Martin. Jackson Multiple Therapy Case. Controlling the Woman by Talking to Each Other, and an Emphasis on Explicit Versus Implicit Support; 30) 11-10-55 Report on Rosen Visit and Comments on Felix Tape; 31) 11-17-55 What is the Acute Phase and How Does it Differ from the Chronic Phase; 32) 11-28-55 Acute and Chronic in Terms of Stress and Anti-Stress. What is a Double Bind? Can it be Diagrammed? 33) 12-8-55 Double Binds: Patient and Stiffening Mother, and Erickson “Stay Awake.” Detailed Discussion; 34) 12-15-55 Discussion of Dependence. Dependence Versus Nurturing. Dependence Versus Domination. Biological Versus Psychological Dependency (Including Recognition of Dependency); 35) 12-22-55 Piersall Binds – Past and Wife. Dependency, Control – Especially of Distance. Voluntary-Involuntary Problems; 36) 12-29-55 Conflict over Admitting Life Can be Better than it was in Family. Sympathy Versus Distance in Sickness Device. Controlling Closeness. Langley Porter Study. 1955

box 28, folder 1

Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference: Correspondence 1968

Material Specific Details: Conference organized by Jay Haley.
box 28, folder 2

Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference: Correspondence 1969

box 28, folder 3

Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference: Inquiries for Public Conversations 1969

box 28, folder 4

Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference: Program and Misc. 1969

box 28, folder 5

Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference: Confirmation and Lists of Attendants 1969

box 28, folder 6

Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference: Ranking of Conference Topics 1969

box 28, folder 7

Essay on the Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference circa 1990

Material Specific Details: See series 8.1 box 53
box 28, folder 8

Correspondence on Conferences/Workshops: Jan. – Sept. 1969

box 28, folder 9

Correspondence on Conferences/Workshops: Sept. 1969 - Feb.1970 1969-1970

box 29, folder 1

Correspondence on Conferences/Workshops: March - May 1970

box 29, folder 2

Correspondence on Conferences/Workshops: June – Dec. 1970

box 29, folder 3

Correspondence on Conferences/Workshops 1971-1977

box 29, folder 4

Contemporary Applications of Directive Family Therapy with Adolescents and Young Adults, (typescript of description of workshop, and notes) n.d.; International Conference on Family Therapy Training, 1985, (brochure, correspondence, and typescripts of program and notes); Outlines of Family and Marital Therapy Workshops, (typescripts) n.d.; 1985

box 29, folder 5

The Evolution of Psychotherapy. Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, (booklet and program) 1985

box 29, folder 6

Sexual Abuse Workshop (program, letters, and annotated typescrits) circa 1980

box 29, folder 7

Erickson Meeting. Erickson’s Contribution to Therapy, 1980; Technology Serving Meetings and Supervision, 1984; Directive Therapy, Cape Cod Summer Symposia, 1988, (brochure and flyers); Symposium: Schizophrenia and the Current Zeitgeist: Antitheses, 1989 “Schizophrenia: Current Myths; The Case of the Neuroleptic Drugs,” by Loren r. Mosher, (typescript of paper) circa 1980

box 30, folder 1

Misc. Outlines, Programs, and Notes of Conferences and Workshops circa 1980

box 30, folder 2

Zen and the Art of Therapy Workshop, ca. 1990, (typescript of notes); Cape Cod Summer Symposia, “Directive Therapy” 1993, (booklet); Prospectus. The Evolution of Psychotherapy: A Conference. Hamburg, Germany, July, 1994, (program and correspondence); Unmuddying the Waters, Saratoga, CA, March 1995, (program, correspondence, and notes) 1990-1995

box 30, folder 3

The Brief Therapy Conference, Brazil, 1996, (poster, booklet, program, correspondence, and typescript of Haley’s paper); New Workshop Notes: Contemporary Applications of Directive Therapy with Adolescents and Young Adults, 1996, (announcement, and notes); III European Congress on Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Venice, Italy, 1998 (program); Hypnotic Voices. Workshop La Jolla, CA, 1999, (program); Directive Family Therapy with Adolescents and Young Adults, 1999, (program and correspondence) 1996 - 1999

box 30, folder 4

Abuse Workshop, (program, correspondence, and notes) 2000

box 30, folder 5

The Evolution of Psychotherapy. A Conference, Anaheim, CA, “What Therapists have in Common,” Haley with discussant Arnold Lazarus. “On Common Factors in Psychotherapy: A Response to Haley,” by Arnold A. Lazarus. “Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What Expert Therapists Do,” Donald Meichenbaum. “Millenium Therapy,” Haley’s speech on receiving the tribute. 2000

box 30, folder 6

Lecture and Workshop Notes: Brave Men Run in My Family, (typescript of incomplete paper and correspondence); Family Therapy, (typescript); Marriage Therapy, (typescript); Brief Directive Therapy for Problems at the Stages of the Family Lifecycle, (program, notes) 2000-2004


Subseries 3.3 Case Studies - Medical Records. Restricted 1953 - 1981

Restricted Materials

The case studies in series 3.3 are restricted and will be available one hundred years from the date of creation (ca. 2087).
box 31, folder 1

Case Records in Hypnotherapy A – F, (mostly handwritten notes, a few typescripts documenting sessions) circa 1958 - 1963

box 31, folder 2

Case Records in Hypnotherapy G – O), (mostly handwritten notes, a few typescripts documenting sessions) circa 1958 - 1963

box 31, folder 3

Case Records in Hypnotherapy P – S), (mostly handwritten notes, a few typescripts documenting sessions) circa 1958 - 1963

box 31, folder 4

Case Records in Hypnotherapy T – Z), (mostly handwritten notes, a few typescripts documenting sessions); misc. notes of unidentified patients circa 1958 - 1963

box 31, folder 5

Lists of Hypnotherapy Patients and Payment Records circa 1958 - 1963

box 31, folder 6

Results of 22 Cases in Cooperation with Another Therapist, (typescripts) 1956 - 1958

box 32, folder 1

Memorandum, 1953, (typescript); Outcome of Philadelphia Clinic Patients, 1977, (typescripts); Zen Family Report, 1981, (typescript); Analysis According to Therapist Discipline and Student, (computer printout) 1953 - 1981

box 32, folder 2

Transcripts of Family Sessions. Individuals not identified, (typescripts) 1957 -

box 32, folder 3

Research, Guidelines, Lists, Cases, (data printouts) 1984-1986

box 32, folder 4

Research Data '87: Outcome Data, (printouts) 1987

box 32, folder 5

Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic: Case Studies, (forms with handwritten information and letters) 1974-1975

box 32, folder 6

Baltimore Case Studies Outcome, (forms and statistics) 1977-1978

box 32, folder 7

Case Studies 1978-1985

box 32, folder 8

Family Case 1980

box 32, folder 9

Misc. Case Studies 1981-1982

box 33, folder 1

Training Program for Clergymen or Their Designates in Family Therapy, Philadelphia 1973

box 33, folder 2

Philadelphia Clinic. Index Forms


Subseries 3.4 Film and Audio Materials: film scripts, interview transcriptions, correspondence, grant proposals, agreements 1953 - 2000

box 34, folder 1

Enacted Cases. Misc. Excerpts from Interviews; M Family, Mother's Day Card; Paul Riley: A Delinquent Family, (scripts) 1953 - 1956

box 34, folder 2

Headshrinker - Television Series, (description); Episode: The Lady was a Gentleman, with Don D. Jackson, (pilot script, mimeographed typescript) 1962

box 34, folder 3

The Small Monster. TV Series: The Eleventh Hour, (typescript) 1960s

box 34, folder 4

Milton H. Erickson Hypnotic Demonstration, (letter, abstract, and transcript) 1964 - 1991

box 34, folder 5

Only on Sunday, (film script) 1972

box 34, folder 6

Coming Home from the Hospital, (film script, audio cue sheet, letter, and annotated typescript of chapter III) 1981

box 34, folder 7

Children Who Fall Out, (film script)

box 34, folder 8

Enacted Cases: Unbalancing a Couple; Approaching a Crisis; The Guaranteed Cure, (scripts) 1998

box 34, folder 9

Leaving Home, (film script) 1980

box 34, folder 10

The Bossy Daughter, (typescript of transcript)

box 35, folder 1

Jay Haley and Don Jackson. Theoretical Dialogue, (transcript) 1956 - 1957

box 35, folder 2

It Depends Upon Your Theory of Therapy!? Sandra E. Neil interviews Haley, (transcript); Networker Interview, (annotated transcript) 1985-1987

box 35, folder 3

Interview with Jay Haley, Martinez CA., (annotated transcript) 1989

box 35, folder 4

Jay Haley interviews Kay Thompson, (transcript) 1991

box 35, folder 5

An Interview with Jay Haley by Mony Elkaïm 1995

box 35, folder 6

Edited Telephone Consultations with Jay Haley: George Stone, Scott Ward, Sarah French 1995; 1997

box 35, folder 7

Conversation with Jay Haley About Teaching and Learning Therapy 1998

box 35, folder 8

Jay Haley Interview with Wendel A. Ray, Kristen Lee, Marty Carroll, and David Govener, (transcript) 1998

box 35, folder 9

Jay Haley Interview with Jon Carlson, (annotated transcript) 2000

box 35, folder 10

Jay Haley Interview with Anthony Yeo, (annotated transcripts)

box 35, folder 11

Jay Haley and Salvador Minuchin, Conversations 1-4, (annotated transcript)

box 35, folder 12

Jay Haley and Salvador Minuchin, Conversations 1-4, (transcript)

box 35, folder 13

Misc. Film and Audio Materials - Keeping Madness at Home, (cue sheet); Fragments of various unidentified film scripts; Project for Problem Young People, (grant proposal); Film Exhibition Agreement, (form and guidelines) 1970 - 1999


Subseries 3.5 Data on Therapists, Trainees, and Programs: questionnaires, statistics

box 36, folder 1

Statistics of Various Studies, (handwritten and typed tables) - 1985

box 36, folder 2

Therapists Characteristics Overview, (filled out forms); Family Therapy Certification, (NACFT information and application booklet)


Subseries 3.6 Haley's Bibliographies 1947-1998

box 36, folder 3

Bibliography of Family Therapy 1947-1998, (typescript); Communication: Research and Therapy. Selected Papers of Jay Haley; Reprints; Publications; Books, (typescripts and computer printout) 1947-1998


Series 4. Haley's Legal, Personal Documents, and Photographs 1966-2007

Scope and Contents

Of particular interest in this series are the awards, tributes and Festschriften for they offer an overview of Haley’s impact on the field of Psychotherapy.

Subseries 4.1 Contracts, Accreditations, Agreements, Releases, Copyright 1966-1999

box 36, folder 4

Releases: On Haley's and Hoffman's book on family psychotherapy, 1966, (letters); Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. Video releases, 1972, (memo); Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. Legal Clearance of Material for Publication, 1974, (signed forms); Filming authorization forms for the Family Therapy Center. 1966-1974

box 36, folder 5

Copyright. On "Interminable Therapy" published in the Networker, (letters and forms); Copyright Clearance Center, Academic Permission Service, 1995, (agreement guidelines, letters, and forms); Spanish Translation Rights for Conversations on Therapy, (letter and memorandum agreement) 1990-1995

box 36, folder 6

American Counseling Association Liability Insurance, Policy holder information (publications, forms, and letters) 1990-1996

box 36, folder 7

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Accreditation, (letter and accreditation standards form) 1995


Subseries 4.2 Personal Documents: diplomas, school transcripts, CV 1941-1952

box 36, folder 8

Sacramento Junior College Diploma for Fred S. Haley, 1940; Sacramento High School Diploma, 1941; University of California Los Angeles, Transcripts, 1943; Stanford University, Transcript, 1952. 1940-1952


Subseries 4.3 Haley's Collection of Quotes

box 36, folder 9

Quotes by Haley and Others, (typed on cards)


Subseries 4.4 Awards, Certifications, Tributes, Festschriften 1975-2007

box 36, folder 10

Special Tribute to Jay Haley by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, (letters, publications, typescript of acceptance speech, and photo of gift) 1999-2000

box 36, folder 11

Tribute to Jay Haley, Phoenix, AZ, (typescript of acceptance speech) 1999

box 36, folder 12

Misc. Awards and Certifications: XV Congreso Médico Centroamericano, 1973; Honorary Member, Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos, Costa Rica, 1975; In appreciation, plaque, Atlanta Institute for family Studies, 1981; Distinguished Achievement Award, American Family Therapy Association, 1981; Lifetime Achievement Award, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, 1983; The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Founding Editorial Board Member. The Ericksonian Monographs, 1984; Certificate of Approval for a Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Program, 1987; Distinguished Professional Contribution for Family Therapy Award, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1990; Distinguished Membership Award. International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, 1990; The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Supervision Committee, 1993 and1998; The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1999; International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, 2000-2001; American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Outstanding Family Therapist in California, 2001; Doctor of Humane Letters, Alliant International University, 2002; The National Credentialing Academy for Certified Family Therapists, Inc.; The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: Honorary Fellow, n.d.; The International Society of Hypnosis: The Jay Haley Early Career Award for Innovative Contributions to Hypnosis, 2009 1975-2009

box 36, folder 13

Honorary Doctorate, Alliant International University, (publication, congratulatory cards, typescript of acceptance speech) 2002

box 36, folder 14

Festschrift: Jay Haley on Jay Haley with Michael D. Yapko, (typescript) 2007

box 36, folder 15

Obituaries, (letters, journal articles, newspaper clippings) 2007


Subseries 4.5 Photographs 1950-1960

box 36, folder 16

William Fry, John Weakland, Gregory Bateson, and Jay Haley circa 1960


Series 5. Milton H. Erickson M.D. 1932-2010

Scope and Contents

This series offers an overview of Haley’s life-long involvement with and study on Milton H. Erickson.

Subseries 5.1 Erickson's Writings 1932-1974

box 37, folder 1

The Experimental Demonstration of Unconscious Mentation by Automatic Writing, 1932, (typescript); A Brief Survey of Hypnotism, 1934, (typescript, fragment); A Study of Experimental Neurosis Hypnotically Induced in a Case of Ejaculatio Praecox, 1935, (typescript and a later reprint); Note on a Word Association Test, 1936, (typescript); Development of Apparent Unconsciousness During Hypnotic Reliving of a Traumatic Experience, 1937, (typescript); The Application of Hypnosis to Psychiatry, 1939, (typescript); An Experimental Investigation of the Possible Anti-Social Use of Hypnosis, 1939, (typescript); Experimentally Elicited Salivary and Related Responses to Hypnotic Visual Hallucinations Confirmed by Personality Reactions, 1943, (typescript); The Development of Aphasia-Like Reactions From Hypnotically Induced Amnesia, 1943, (typescript); Psychoanalytic Implications in Hypnosis – Unconscious Mental Activity, 1944, (typescripts); Hypnosis in Medicine, 1944, (typescript);Treatment of a Case of Hysterical Urinary Retention, 1944, (typescript); Selma Carr, 1944, (typescript); Janet Carr, n.d., (typescript); My Life, by Ruth Bye, n.d. (typescript) 1932-1944

box 37, folder 2

Concerning Present Inadequacies in the Legal Recognition and Handling of the Mentally Ill, 1946, (reprint); Hypnotic Psychotherapy, 1948, (typescript); Hypnotherapy of Two Psychosomatic Dental Problems, 1952, (typescript); Therapy of a Psychosomatic Headache, 1953, (typescript); Special Techniques of Brief Hypnotherapy, 1954, (typescript); The Development of an Acute Limited Obsessional Hysterical State in a Normal Hypnotic Subject, 1954, (typescript); Further Considerations of Time Distortion: Subjective Time Condensation, Time Expansion and Their Therapeutic Applications, 1958, (annotated typescripts); Naturalistic Techniques of Hypnosis, 1958, (typescripts); The Basis of Hypnosis, 1959, (typescript); Pantomime Techniques in Hypnosis and the Implications, circa 1959, (typescript); The Utilization of Patient Behavior in the Hypnotherapy of Obesity: Three Case Reports, 1960, (typescripts); Psychogenic Alteration of Menstrual Functioning: Three Instances, 1960, (typescript); An Investigation of Optokinetic Nystagmus, 1962, (typescript); Hypnotically Oriented Psychotherapy in Organic Disease, 1964, (typescript); 1946-1964

box 37, folder 3

Deep Hypnosis and its Induction, (typescript) 1952

box 37, folder 4

Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis and Therapy. Selected Papers of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Edited by Jay Haley, (annotated typescript) 1967

box 37, folder 5

A Field Investigation by Hypnosis of Sound Loci Importance in Human Behavior, 1973, (reprint); Varieties of Hypnotic Amnesia, 1974, (reprint) 1973-1974

box 37, folder 6

Therapeutic Self-Exploration in the Hypnotic State, (typescript); A Brief Note on the Origins of the Hand-Levitation Technique, (typescript); Deepening of Trance; The Phenomena of Hypnotism, (typescript); General Principals of Induction and Utilization, (typescript); Indirect Techniques, (typescript); The Clinical and Therapeutic Applications of Time Distortion, (annotated reprint); Possible Detrimental Effects of Experimental Hypnosis, (annotated reprint); miscellaneous fragments

box 38, folder 1

Reprints 1934-1958

box 38, folder 2

Reprints 1959-1964

box 38, folder 3

Reprints 1965-1967


Subseries 5.2 Erickson's Cases

box 33, folder 3

Identified Cases: Restricted 1944-

box 39, folder 1

Unidentified Cases: An instance of Aggression Transformation, (typescript and letter); Breast Development Possibly Influenced by Hypnosis: Two Instances and the Psychotherapeutic Results (typescript); Man Reading Problem, (typescript); The Bowel Movement Girl, (typescript); The Nursing Husband, (typescript); The New Married Nurses with Perverse Husband, (typescript); Patient D, (typescript); Mary, (typescript); misc. notes and fragments


Subseries 5.3 Transcripts of Conversations with Erickson 1955-1963

box 39, folder 2

Tape Recordings’ Lists and Outlines, (typescript) 1955-1971

box 39, folder 3

Erickson Brief Therapy Conference, (typescript) 1956

box 39, folder 4

Haley interviews Milton Erickson, (typescript fragments) 1956

box 39, folder 5

Haley interviews Elizabeth Erickson, (typescript) 1956

box 39, folder 6

Haley interviews Milton Erickson about his life, (typescript) 1957

box 39, folder 7

Haley, Bateson, and Weakland interview Milton Erickson, (typescript) 1958

box 39, folder 8

Erickson Philadelphia Conference I, (typescript) 1958

box 39, folder 9

Erickson Philadelphia Conference II. Interview with Erickson, Gorton, Weizenhofer, Farnham, Haley, and an unknown voice, (typescript) 1958

box 39, folder 10

Erickson Philadelphia Conference III. Interview with Erickson, Gorton, Weizenhofer, Farnham, Haley, and an unknown voice, (typescript) 1958

box 40, folder 1

Erickson Philadelphia Conference IV. Interview with Erickson, Gorton, Weizenhofer, Farnham, Haley, and an unknown voice, (typescript) 1958

box 40, folder 2

Erickson Philadelphia Conference V. Interview with Erickson, Gorton, Weizenhofer, Farnham, Haley, and an unknown voice, (typescript) 1958

box 40, folder 3

Erickson Philadelphia Conference VI. Interview with Erickson, Gorton, Weizenhofer, Farnham, Haley, and an unknown voice, (typescript) 1958

box 40, folder 4

Erickson Philadelphia Conference VII. Interview with Erickson, Gorton, Weizenhofer, Farnham, Haley, and an unknown voice, (typescript) 1958

box 40, folder 5

Hypnotic Demonstration: Ruth’s Induction with Commentary 1958

box 40, folder 6

Selecting a Subject and Technique, (annotated typescript) 1959

box 40, folder 7

Haley interviews Milton Erickson, (annotated typescript) 1959

box 40, folder 8

Erickson Psychotherapy Conference I, (annotated typescript) 1959

box 41, folder 1

Erickson Psychotherapy Conference II, (annotated typescript) 1959

box 41, folder 2

Erickson Psychotherapy Conference III, (annotated typescript) 1959

box 41, folder 3

Erickson’s Second Conference, (annotated typescript) 1959

box 41, folder 4

Haley and Weakland interview Milton Erickson, (annotated typescript) 1961

box 41, folder 5

Erickson Interviews. Transcriptions of Tapes 1 - 4 1963

box 41, folder 6

Erickson Interviews. Transcriptions of Tapes 4 - 6 1963

box 41, folder 7

Misc. Interview Transcripts Fragments


Subseries 5.4 Correspondence 1955-1971

box 42, folder 1

Gregory Bateson; Dezso Levendula 1955-1965

box 42, folder 2

Jay Haley 1956-1971


Subseries 5.5 Miscellaneous

box 42, folder 3

Erickson’s Bibliographies (includes a letter from Elizabeth Erickson) 1965-2010

box 42, folder 4

On Erickson and His Work 1985-2004

box 42, folder 5

III European Congress on Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Venice Italy, 1998; Photograph of Erickson; The Milton Erickson Foundation Newsletter 1999; Articles by Ernest L. Rossi and John O. Beahrs; Fragments 1998-1999


Series 6. Other Author’s Writings 1946-2007

Scope and Contents

This series consists of the writings, mainly of colleagues, that Haley collected throughout his life.

Subseries 6.1 On Jay Haley: His Work and Philosophy; Reviews of his Books, Articles, and Films 1977-2007

box 42, folder 6

Jay Haley’s Approach to Family Therapy. A Professional Paper Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters of Science: Marriage, Family, Child Counseling, by Katherine W. Keith, 1982, (typescript); Jay Haley: Mad Genius. Family Oriented Treatment, John J. McCarthy, 1986, (typescript); Another View on “Madness” by Loren R. Mosher, Family Forum News 1988, (newsletter issue); On Jay Haley. Letters to the Editor. Family Forum News 1988, (newsletter issue); Approaches to Madness Shared by Cross-Cultural Healing Systems and Strategic Family Therapy, by Madeleine Richeport-Haley, 1998, (reprint); Haley's Conversation with Jon Carlson, 2002, (e-mail and typescript) 1982-2002

box 43, folder 1

Changing Directives: The Strategic Therapy of Jay Haley, Jeffrey K. Zeig, ed., (book) 2001

box 43, folder 2

Reviews of Haley’s Books I 1977-1999

box 43, folder 3

Reviews of Haley’s Books II 2005 - 2007


Subseries 6.2 On and By Gregory Bateson 1946-1992

box 43, folder 4

"Physical thinking and Social Problems," 1946 (reprint); "Structure and Process in Social Relations," with Jurgen Ruesch, 1949, (reprint); "Metalogue: About Games and Being Serious," 1951, (reprint); "Metalogue: Why Do things Have Outlines, 1951, (reprint); Metalogues: Why do Frenchmen?" 1951, (reprint); "Applied Metalinguistics and International Relations," 1951, (reprint); "For God’s Sake, Margaret. Conversation with Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead," 1976, (photocopies of journal); The Life of Gregory Bateson, by David Lipset, 1977, (typescript of one chapter); A Matter of Character by the Ghost of Gregory Bateson, 1992, (typescript); "Cultural and Thematic Analysis of Fictional Films," n.d. (reprint) 1946-1992


Subseries 6.3 Don Jackson, John H. Weakland, and the History of the Palo Alto Group 1954-1987

box 43, folder 5

"Some Factors Influencing the Oedipus Complex," by Don Jackson, 1954, (reprint); "A Note on the Importance of Trauma in the Genesis of Schizophrenia," by Don Jackson, 1957, (reprint); "Patient and Therapist Observations on the Circumstances of a Schizophrenic Episode," by John Weakland and Don Jackson, 1958, (reprint); "Conjoint Family Therapy," by Don Jackson, 1965, (reprint); History of the Palo Alto Group, 1987, by Carl Broderick, (typescript) 1954-1987

Material Specific Details: On History of the Palo Alto Group, 1987, by Carl Broderick, see also Haley's "Development of a Theory," in box 10, folder 20

Subseries 6.4. Madeleine Richeport-Haley 1992-1998

box 43, folder 6

"The Interface Between Multiple Personality, Spirit Mediumship, and Hypnosis," 1992, (reprint); "Ethnicity in Family Therapy: A Comparison of Brief Strategic Therapy and Culture-Focused Therapy," 1998, (reprint) 1992-1998


Subseries 6.5 George Stone and Barbara Peeks 1984-1987

box 43, folder 7

Misc. Student Papers 1984-1987


Subseries 6.6 Strategic Therapy 1968-1998

box 43, folder 8

Stages of Strategic Therapy, by Judith Mazza, n.d. (typescript); "Fulfillment of Therapeutic Tasks as a Precondition for Acceptance in Therapy," by Haim Omer, 1985, (reprint); "Strategic Marital Therapy for Depression," by James C. Coyne, 1986, (photocopies of a book); The Significance of the Interview in Strategic Marital Therapy, by James C. Coyne, n.d., (typescript); The Gandhi Technique, by Neil P. Schiff and Richard Belson, n.d., (typescript) 1968-1998


Subseries 6.7 Schizophrenia, Drug Treatment, and Brain Studies 1964-1996

box 44, folder 1

Study of Interaction in Families of Schizophrenic Patients, by Elliot G. Mishler, (forms, notes of studies, and letter) 1964

box 44, folder 2

Analysis of Family Sessions and Family Tasks, Salvador Minuchin, (typescripts and letter); Characteristics of Interaction Patterns in Families with a Schizophrenic Child, by Henry L. Lennard, Maurice R. Beaulieu, and Nolen G. Embrey, (typescript) 1964

box 44, folder 3

Writings on Schizophrenia I 1967-1988

box 44, folder 4

Writings on Schizophrenia II 1989-1996

box 44, folder 5

Writings on Schizophrenia III


Subseries 6.8 On Family Therapy 1970-1990

box 45, folder 1

The Case History Method in the Study of Family Process. A Report of the Committee on the Family of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, (typescript) 1970

box 45, folder 2

The Book of Therapy and The Book of Family Therapy, two book reviews by O. Spurgeon English, 1972, (typescripts); "Confidentiality and Privileged Communications: Legal Dilemma for Family Therapists," 1989, (reprint); "An Investigation of Systemic Conceptualizations of Parent-Child Coalitions and Symptom Change," by Barton J. Mann, Charles M. Borduin, Scott W. Henggeler, and David M. Blaske, (reprint) 1972- 1990


Subseries 6.9 Misc. Topics on Psychotherapy: Articles, Newsletters, Publications 1896-2001

box 45, folder 3

On Psychotherapy I 1896-2001

box 45, folder 4

On Psychotherapy II


Subseries 6.10 Fiction and Other Writings 1957-1961

box 45, folder 5

Stories by Carl Armandola: Time in Kingman; Doing Time. Others Have Been Known to Take up Woodcarving or Painting. My Racket is Words; Divertimenti. Written for Mr. Jay Haley, Roshi and Friend, (Typescripts and letters) 1961-

box 45, folder 6

Writings by Lewis Ellingham: Notes on Spanish Religious Architecture, 1957, (typescript); A Year in the Life of an Innocent Young Man, 1958, (typescript); Nauphlion, 1959, (typescript) 1957-1959

box 45, folder 7

Le Roman de ma Vie. Play in Three Acts. Author unknown.

box 45, folder 8

Piéce de Nausicaa. Play in Six Tableux. Author unknown


Series 7. Family Process Journals, Jay Haley ed. 1962-1988

Scope and Contents

This series documents Haley’s role as editor of the Family Process journal.
box 46

Subseries 7.1 Family Process Journals: 1962 Vol. 1 Nr. 2; 1963 Vol. 2 Nr. 1; 1963 Vol. 2 Nr. 2; 1964 Vol. 3 Nr. 2; 1965 Vol. 4 Nr. 1; 1965 Vol. 4 Nr. 2; 1966 Vol. 5 Nr. 1; 1967 Vol. 6 Nr. 1; 1967 Vol. 6 Nr. 2; 1968 Vol. 7 Nr. 1; 1968 Vol. 7 Nr. 2; 1969 Vol. 8 Nr. 1; 1969 Vol. 8 Nr. 2; 1970 Vol. 9 Nr. 1; 1988 Vol. 27 Nr. 4 1962-1988


Series 8. Media 1969-2004

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Non-digital audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. For additional information see Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives, Duplication Services.

Scope and Contents

As mentioned in Series 3 Haley pioneered the recording of therapy sessions, and created many training films. This series documents his extensive production of training films.

Subseries 8.1 Audio: Reel to Reel and Cassette Tapes

box 53

Don D. Jackson, M. D. Memorial Conference, Asilomar California, Feb. 27 - March 2, 1969. Organized by Jay Haley: Opening Address, Dr. Ackermann; Sessions 1 – 7: Panel and General Discussions, (8 reel to reel tapes, 1/4" tape, 3-3/4 IPS; typescript with an introduction to the conference and list of participants); Milton H. Erickson: Multiple Personality, (60 min. audio cassette)

Material Specific Details: See also Haley's essay on the Don D. Jackson Memorial Conference: series 3.2 box 28 folder 7

Subseries 8.2 Audio: Compact Discs

box 55

Milton H. Erickson M.D. In His Own Voice. 1) Problem Drinkers; 2) Sex Therapy, the Male; 3) Sex Therapy, the Female; 4) Multiple Personality (see 8.1 audio cassettes). Editor and narrator: Jay Haley. Co-Editor M. Richeport-Haley


Subseries 8.3 Video Cassettes 1995-2001

box 54

Produced by Jay Haley and Madeleine Richeport-Haley: Dance and Trance of Balinese Children, 1995; Unbalancing a Couple, 1998; Jay Haley Seminar on Clinical Hypnosis, 1998; Changing a Violent Family, 2000; A Positive Approach with a Psychotic Couple, 2000; The Boy who Can’t Stop Fighting, 2001 1995-2001


Subseries 8.4 Digital Video Discs 1978-2004

box 55

Produced by Jay Haley and Madeleine Richeport-Haley. Jay Haley on Strategic Therapy, 1978, (50 min.); Remembering Milton H. Erickson, M.D. A Conversation with Jay Haley and John Weakland, 1980s, (59 min.); Milton H. Erickson, MD Explorer in Hypnosis and Therapy, 1993, (56 min.); Whither Family Therapy? A Jay Haley Version, 1997, (50 min.); The Guaranteed Cure. Of a Case of Bulimia/Anorexia, 1997, (53 min.); Remembering Gregory Bateson. A Conversation with Jay Haley and John Weakland, 1997, (78 min.); Approaching A Crisis. Threats of Violence, Divorce, and Suicide, 1997, (50 min.); Compulsory Therapy. A Case of Violence, 1999, (36 min.); Family Therapy at a Distance. A Case of Depression, 1999, (55 min.); Learning &Teaching Therapy with Jay Haley Series: A Positive Approach with a Psychotic Couple, 1999, (45 min.); Jay Haley on Directive Family Therapy, 1999, (40 min.); Brief Strategic therapy with Couples, 2001, (50 min.); How Many Clients are there in one Body?, 2001, (45 min.); Family Therapy in Bali, 2004, (28 min.) Additional Media Forthcoming. 1978-2004


Subseries 8.5 Restricted Media (forthcoming)

Access to Restricted Media

The media in series 8.5 is restricted and will be available one hundred years from the date of creation.