Papers of Géza Róheim, Hungarian anthropologist who applied psychoanalytic techniques to the study of cultures. Educated
in Hungary and Germany, Róheim taught at the University of Budapest until 1938, when he immigrated to the United States.
Between 1929 and 1931 he conducted field work in Australia, Melanesia, and Arizona. The collection includes drafts of writings
and research materials, including transcriptions of the dreams and stories of Australian aborigines, and a vocabulary of the
Normanby Islanders. The papers are divided into two series: WRITINGS and RESEARCH MATERIALS.
Géza Róheim considered himself a professional anthropologist, although many see his work as an example of the Freudian school
of psychoanalytic theory. He is credited as one of the first to apply psychoanalysis to the study of world cultures.