Inventory of the
William Moyer Swartley fonds

Inventory #F0422

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0422
Title:William Moyer Swartley fonds
Dates:1929-1979, predominant 1947
Extent:7.5 m of textual records
2 films (108 min) : col & b&w; 16 mm
ca. 50 photographs : b&w ; 29 x 22 cm or smaller
artwork : oil and some pencil and watercolour sketches ; 81 x 57 or smaller
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
William Moyer Swartley (1927-1979), therapist and psychologist was born and educated in the United States. He later studied in Switzerland at the Jung Institute and in India at the University of Benaras before returning to the US and the University of the Pacific where he obtained the PhD (1959). He opened the first Center for the Whole Person in Philadelphia in 1963, later opening branches in New York, Toronto, and London (U.K.). In 1973 he founded the International Primal Association. Swartley was instrumental in introducing the novel therapy techniques (primal, encounter groups, etc) for popular consumption in the 1960s.
Scope and Content:

The fonds documents William Moyer Swartley's academic career and research activities in the field of psychology. The fonds also includes personal records.

Fonds is comprised of the following series:

Correspondence and papers
Author and subject catalogue cards
Writings and related papers
Typescripts and reprints
Printed material
Newspaper clippings
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is partially restricted. Researchers wishing access to the William Moyer Swartley fonds must sign the Access and Use Agreement form before access is granted. Written permission for access to closed material must be obtained from Anne Swartley, and be directed to the Archivist, York University. The following files are restricted: Accession 1979-015: Box 4 (files 109-122); Box 10 (file 188); Box 11 (file 193); Box 22 (files 520-522). Accession 1979-016: both films are closed. Accession 1979-017: Box 1 (files 1-3). No copying is allowed without the written permission of Anne Swartley, directed to the Archivist, York University.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000422.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1979-015, 1979-016, 1979-017, 1984-015. Further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: All material is on deposit with the Archives.
Provenance Access Points:Swartley, William Moyer, 1927-1979

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/05/07
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