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Guide to the Jerome Greenfield Research Files on Wilhelm Reich TAM 440

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jerome Greenfield Research Files on Wilhelm Reich
Dates: undated
Abstract: For his book, Wilhelm Reich vs. the U. S. A (1974) about the prosecution of the famous German-born, and one-time Communist psychiatrist, Jerome Greenfield compiled the material contained in this collection. Included are copies of Reich's writings, correspondence, records of his legal battles against the United States Food and Drug Administration, and materials on his imprisonment.
Quantity: 7 Linear Feet in 7 boxes
Language: Materials are in English
Mixed Materials [31142063410966] [Box]: 1
Mixed Materials [31142063410941] [Box]: 2
Mixed Materials [31142063411006] [Box]: 3
Mixed Materials [31142063410982] [Box]: 4
Mixed Materials [31142063410974] [Box]: 5
Mixed Materials [31142063410958] [Box]: 6
Mixed Materials [31142063410990] [Box]: 7
Call Phrase: TAM 440

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Historical/Biographical Note

Jerome Greenfield grew up in Seattle, Washington, and served as a pharmacist's mate in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He studied at the University of Jerusalem, and saw action in the 1948 war. Greenfield received his B.A. from the New School for Social Research in 1952, and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1953. At the time that Wilhelm Reich vs. the U. S. A (1974) was published, he was teaching in the English department at the State University of New York in New Paltz.

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Scope and Content Note

This unprocessed collection is made up of the research files that Jerome Greenfield compiled to write the book, Wilhelm Reich vs. the U. S. A (1974) about the prosecution of the famous German-born, and one-time Communist psychiatrist. The collection contains copies of Reich's writings and correspondence relative to his life as a scientist and Communist as well as copies of others' writing on orgonomics and other Reichian concepts. There are also records of Reich's legal battles against the United States Food and Drug Administration as well as materials on his imprisonment, including correspondence from jail with his daughter Eva. Also of note are copies of correspondence between Reich and Albert Einstein and between Reich and Sergei Eisenstein.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. -- |v Correspondence
  • Reich, Wilhelm, 1897-1957
  • Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 -- |v Correspondence
  • Greenfield, Elana

Subject Organizations

  • United States. Food and Drug Administration

Subject Topics

  • Communism and psychoanalysis.
  • Psychoanalysts -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Materials

Books were removed and placed into the Library's general collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Elana Greenfield in 2007. The accession number associated with this gift is 2007.021.

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