Joseph L. Henderson Papers (1901 - 2003)


Abstract | This collection contains materials related to the life and work of Joseph L. Henderson, a pre-eminent Jungian analyst, scholar, and co-founder of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. The collection documents Dr. Henderson’s involvement with ARAS, the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Journal of Analytical Psychology, as well as his relationships with various colleagues and friends including Kay Bradway, Virginia Beane Rutter, Murray Stein, Michael Fordham, and Thomas Kirsch. Materials include correspondence, photographs, art books, museum publications, drawings, handwritten lectures, notes and article drafts, book reviews, article re-prints, one interview transcript, and institute paperwork. While the inclusive dates range from 1901-2003, the majority of materials date from the 1960s to late 1990s.

In addition to the main collection of papers, the Archive also maintains a Joseph Henderson Reference Collection (Box 5). The Reference Collection contains general reference materials about Joe Henderson’s life and work. The collection was compiled by the Archive and materials are added regularly.

Physical holdings | Five document boxes, 2.5 linear feet.

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