Inventory of the
David Bakan fonds

Inventory #F0260

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0260
Title:David Bakan fonds
Dates:1957, 1979
Extent:0.08 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
David Bakan (1921- ), educator and author, has been a professor in the Department of Psychology at York University since 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).
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of typescripts for two of David Bakan’s publications: the first title, ’Freud and the tradition of Jewish mysticism,’ (1957) includes handwritten changes to the typescript in pencil and ink. The second title is a typescript copy of ’And they took themselves wives: the emergence of patriarchy in western civilization,’ (1979). It has been copy-edited, showing/the editorial work of more than one hand, as well as handwritten additions to the text.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000260.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1977-004, 1980-003, 2001-060, 2002-008. Further accruals may be expected.
Provenance Access Points:Bakan, David, 1921-

Date of creation: 2002/03/22
Date of last revision: 2003/04/15
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