Inventory of the
Norman S. Endler fonds

Inventory #F0186

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0186
Title:Norman S. Endler fonds
Extent:16.04 metres of textual records
1 film reel
18 audio reels
20 audio cassettes
175 photographs
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Norman S. Endler (1931-2003) was born on 2 May 1931 in Montreal, Quebec and educated at McGill University where he received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Psychology in 1953 and his M.Sc. in Psychology in 1954. He continued his studies at Bet Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne where he received a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1958. Endler was the youngest member of the original group of faculty hired by the newly founded York University in 1960 and was the last of this group to retire. He won numerous distinctions for his teaching and research contributions to the study of psychology and the social sciences and for his service to York University. He focussed his research in the areas of stress, anxiety and coping. In addition to authoring or co-authoring 8 monographs, 174 refereed articles, 66 book chapters, and 100 technical reports, Endler's writing about shock therapy and his own struggles with depression reached general audiences with the publication of his book "Holiday of Darkness: A Psychologist's Personal Journey Out of Depression". Over the course of his career, he supervised 29 Ph.D. and 35 M.A. candidates throughout their studies as well as serving as an administrator on several occasions for the Department of Psychology at York. When Norman Endler passed away on 7 May 2003, he was a Distinguished Research Professor (Emeritus) at York University.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of material that documents Endler's career as an academic, researcher and administrator and, as such, includes correspondence, memos, notes, research material, drafts and offprint copies of his journal articles and other publications, as well as approximately 258 York University Research Reports authored either by Endler himself or in collaboration with his colleagues. It also includes sabbatical files, newspaper clippings and popular articles by our about Endler, letters of reference written by him for his students, various grant applications, conference files and material related to his "Holiday of Darkness." It also includes material that documents his education at both McGill University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne such as lecture notes, research projects and various drafts of his PhD Thesis.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000186.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1999-048, 2003-040. Further accruals may be expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Norman S. Endler in 1999 and from Beatrice Endler in 2003.
Subject Access Points:Endler, Norman S., 1931-2003.
Provenance Access Points:Endler, Norman S., 1931-2003.

Date of creation: 2003/05/16
Date of last revision: 2005/02/03
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