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Eric L. Berne Papers MSS.89.12
MSS.89.12  
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Description
The materials in this collection were created by Eric L. Berne (1910-1970), a San Francisco-based psychiatrist and author, and by the International Transactional Analysis Assocation (ITAA). Records document Berne's writings on psychiatry and psychoanalysis, his development of the Transactional Analysis approach to group therapy, and his formation of the ITAA. Formats include correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, publishers' proofs, administrative records, patient records, photographs, reel-to-reel audio recordings, and videotapes. Materials in the collection date from 1931-1970.
Background
Eric L. Berne (1910-1970) was a practicing psychiatrist, lecturer and author. Best known for his development of the theory of Transactional Analysis, Berne published dozens of scholarly articles in the field of psychoanalysis and was the author of eight major books, including the bestseller Games People Play. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Corresponding Member of the Indian Psychiatric Society, and a member of the American Medical Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He served as a consultant in psychiatry at Mt. Zion Hospital and at the McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute (St. Mary’s Hospital) in San Francisco, and was an Associate Psychiatrist and Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.
Extent
10.0 Linear feet (24 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Access to records that contain personal and confidential information about an individual or individuals is restricted for 75 years from date of creation or until the death of the individual mentioned in the records, whichever is longer. Medical records are restricted for 50 years after an individual’s date of death, if known. If the date of death is unknown, access is restricted for 100 years from the individual’s date of birth or 100 years from the date of record creation, whichever occurs first. Access restrictions are noted at the file level. Please contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.