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Finding Aid for the Robert J. Stoller Papers, 1942-1991
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert J. Stoller Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1991
    Collection number: 373
    Creator: Stoller, Robert J.
    Extent: 90 cartons (90 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Robert Jesse Stoller (1924-1991) was a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. The collection consists of correspondence, research files, publications, manuscripts, notes, and lectures related to Stoller's activities and career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    Papers in Box 91 are closed for 75 years from date on item. Box 68 is closed pending conservation re-housing of photographs and negatives and separation of patient-related material.

    Conservation Note

    *Indicates box contents require preservation reformatting and/or conservation treatments.
    Photographs and negatives, Box 68, require re-housing and labeling.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Sybil Stoller, 1995.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert J. Stoller Papers (Collection 373). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3222329 


    Robert Jesse Stoller was born December 15, 1924 in Bronxville, New York; BA and MA, psychology, University of California at Berkeley; became professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, 1954; wrote many books, including Sex and gender: on the Development of Masculinity and Femininity (1968), Splitting: a Case of Female Masculinity (1973), and Observing the Erotic Imagination (1985); co-wrote Cognitive Science and Psychoanalysis (1988) with K.M. Colby; died in Los Angeles on September 6, 1991.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, research files, publications, manuscripts, notes, and lectures related to the activities and career of Robert J. Stoller at the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence.
    2. Presentation files.
    3. Publication files.
    4. Reprint files.
    5. Research files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Stoller, Robert J.--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--School of Medicine--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Psychiatrists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Psychosexual development--Research.
    Gender identity--Research.