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Ruth-Inge Heinze papers, 1900-2007.
BANC MSS 2017/120 oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2017/120 carton 1; BANC MSS 2017/120 carton 2; BANC MSS 2017/120 carton 3; ...
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Ruth-Inge Heinze papers, 1900-2007


Heinze, Ruth-Inge, creator, creator.


Consists of personal and professional materials related to the life of Asian Studies scholar Ruth-Inge Heinze. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence and email, personalia, materials related to the Independent Scholars of Asia and the International Conference on Shamanism and Alternative Healing, writings, research, teaching materials, and ephemera. The collection is in English and German.


1900 (issued)


Heinze, Ruth-Inge -- Archives
Shamanism -- Congresses
Spiritual healing -- Congresses
Rites and ceremonies
Southeast Asia -- Religious life and customs


COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Ruth-Inge Heinze papers, BANC MSS 2017/120, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Lucy Lewis, executrix and successor trustee to the estate of Ruth-Inge Heinze ; 2016.
Ruth-Inge Heinze (1919-2017) was born in Berlin, Germany. She had a successful acting career in Berlin before immigrating to the United States. Heinze moved to the Bay Area in 1956, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1962. She founded the Art Repertory Theatre, which trained actors and produced German plays. Heinze received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Asian Studies in 1974. She received a Fulbright to study Shamanism in Southeast Asia, and lived and traveled extensively in Asia for more than 30 years. Her books include Trance and Healing in Southeast Asia Today, Shamans of the Twentieth Century, and The Nature and Function of Rituals. Heinze taught courses in the psychology of shamanism and Eastern Psychologies at the Saybrook Institute, and was an adjunct faculty member at Mills Colleage, University of California, Berkeley, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Heinze was founder and president of Independent Scholars of Asia. In 1984, she initiated the organization's annual meeting, the International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing, to share insights in the field of alternate healing and preserve the integrity of shamanism.
In English and German.

Physical Description:

3.85 (3 cartons, 1 oversize folder)




BANC MSS 2017/120 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2017/120 carton 1
BANC MSS 2017/120 carton 2
BANC MSS 2017/120 carton 3
BANC MSS 2017/120
BANC MSS 2017/120



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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.