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Thomas Szasz Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Szasz, Thomas Stephen, 1920-2012.
Title: Thomas Stephen Szasz Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1949-1992
Quantity: 50.0 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American psychiatrist, born in Budapest, Hungary. Collection contains correspondence, typescript and published articles, books and essays, galley proofs, legal files, photographs, awards, and printed material about Szasz.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Thomas Stephen Szasz (1920- ) is an American psychiatrist and scholar, best known for his criticisms of psychiatry and of the influence of modern medicine on society. Since 1990 he has been Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. His books include The Myth of Mental Illness (1960) and The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement (1970).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas Szasz Papers consist of correspondence, typescript and published articles, books and essays, galley proofs, legal files, photographs, awards, and printed material about Szasz.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Regarding legal files and case studies, no personal names are to be published without the written permission of both Dr. Szasz and the named individual(s).

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Szasz, Thomas Stephen, 1920-2012.

Subjects

Antipsychiatry.
Criminal liability -- United States.
Hungarian Americans.
Insanity (Law) -- United States.
Involuntary treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Mental illness.
Psychiatric ethics.
Psychiatric hospitals.
Psychiatrists -- United States.
Psychiatry.
Psychoanalysis.

Genres and Forms

Articles.
Awards.
Correspondence.
Drafts (documents).
Essays.
Galley proofs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Photographs.

Occupations

Physicians.
Psychiatrists.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thomas Stephen Szasz Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas S. Szasz, 1969-2009.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 1 Jan 2001
Revision history: 12 Oct 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Inventory

The item-level inventory for this collection has not yet been converted to electronic format. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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