William McGuire Papers (1932 - 2007)


Abstract | This collection contains materials related to the life and work of William McGuire, a prolific editor, scholar, and writer of Jungian history. Mr. McGuire was a member of the San Francisco Institute's Board of Governors from 1975-1978, and an honorary lifetime member in his later years. This collection documents Mr. McGuire’s career as a historian and editor as well as his personal research interests and pursuits. Materials include correspondence, photographs, interview transcripts, Institute meeting minutes, research notes, article drafts, and pamphlets. Mr. McGuire was considered an expert on Jungian history and scholarship and was often consulted for historical information and fact-checking. His correspondence with Joan Alpert and Marianne Morgan (Institute Librarians) as well as others including Frederick Steele, Herbert Smith Bailey, and Benito F. Reyes, highlights this role. The fifteen oral histories in the collection were donated by Mr. McGuire, but were not conducted by him. They deal primarily with remembrances of Jung. While inclusive dates range from 1932-2007, the majority of materials date from the late 1950s to the early 1990s.

In addition to the main collection, the Archive also maintains a William McGuire Reference Collection (Box 3). The Reference Collection contains general materials related to William McGuire’s life and work, compiled by the Archive.  Materials are added regularly.

Physical holdings | Three document boxes, one carton (2.5 linear feet)

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