Fonds F0260 - David Bakan fonds

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David Bakan fonds

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18.38 m of textual records
152 audio cassettes
14 computer disks
9 audio reels
1 videocassette
1 reel of microfilm

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David Bakan (1921-2004), educator and author, joined the Department of Psychology at York University as a professor in 1968. He previously held positions at the University of Chicago (1961-1968), University of Missouri (1949-1961), and Ohio State where he received the PhD in 1948. He has served on the executive of many professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Advisory Board of the Canadian Council on Children and Youth, and in research and clinical bodies in Canada, the United States and Australia. He was the founding editor of the "Canadian journal of community mental health", and a consulting editor for several scholarly journals in the field of psychology. The author of several journal articles, he also wrote "Sigmund Freud and the Jewish mystical tradition" (1958, 1965) which has been translated into French and Italian, "The duality of human existence" (1966), "Slaughter of the innocents: a study of the battered child phenomenon" (1971, 1973), and "And they took themselves wives: on the emergence of patriarchy in western civilization" (1979). Bakan died in Toronto on 18 Oct. 2004.

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The fonds consists of the records of David Bakan pertaining to his work as a York University professor and academic. Included are manuscript drafts and other writing, correspondence, notes, lecture notes, research materials, sound recordings, and teaching files.

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  • English

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1977-004, 1980-003, 2001-060, 2002-008. Further accruals are not expected.

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2002/03/22 Creation.
2003/04/15 Revised.
2020/04/23 J. Grant. Migrated to AtoM

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  • English


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