Correspondence, journal articles, drafts,
speeches, notes, legal papers, and subject files created by Los Angeles
psychiatrist Judd Marmor (1910-2003), a leader in the successful movement to
remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association's
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
, in the course of his research on homosexuality.
Materials include several handwritten letters from Evelyn Hooker, as well as
legal affidavits, testimony, and other materials documenting Marmor's role as
an expert witness on behalf of gay plaintiffs--most often to counter the
testimony of Charles W. Socarides, Paul Cameron, and Harold M. Voth--in several
legal cases, most importantly Baker v. Wade in Texas, and Evans v. Romer in
Colorado. The collection also includes several photographs of Marmor, together
with leading activists Barbara Gittings and Frank Kameny, and masked gay
psychiatrist "Dr. H. Anonymous" at the May 1972 annual convention of the
American Psychiatric Association.
Judd Marmor was born in London, England, in 1910, the son of a Yiddish
scholar. He grew up in Chicago, and later moved to New York, where he supported
himself through Columbia College with odd jobs and debating scholarships. He
earned his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in
1933, and went into private psychiatric practice in New York. In 1946, after
serving in the Navy during World War II, he moved to Los Angeles, where he
gained prominence as an analyst to Hollywood celebrities. He was also widely
respected as an analyst and scholar, publishing more than 350 papers and
writing or editing six books, including the classic text
Modern Psychoanalysis, first
published in 1968. He served as director of the psychiatry division at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 1965 to 1972. From 1972 to 1980 he was Franz
Alexander Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California, and
from 1980 to 1985 adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of
California at Los Angeles.
4 archive boxes.
1.7 linear feet.
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