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Hyman L. Levin papers

 Collection — Box: 1-4
Identifier: MS-0042
This collection documents the professional and personal life of Dr. Hyman L. Levin, an early psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from Buffalo, New York. Includes correspondence, lectures, publications, handwritten notes, Buffalo Mental Hygiene Society, and research materials. Also includes materials related to Levin's involvement with local Jewish and Zionist affairs.

Dates

  • 1898-1965

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Hyman L. Levin Papers are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes)

Overview

This collection documents the professional and personal life of Dr. Hyman L. Levin, an early psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from Buffalo, New York. Includes correspondence, lectures, publications, handwritten notes, Buffalo Mental Hygiene Society, and research materials. Also includes materials related to Levin's involvement with local Jewish and Zionist affairs.

Biographical Note

A native of Buffalo, New York, Dr. Hyman L. Levin (1885-1965) was a 1911 graduate of the University at Buffalo Medical School. In 1913 he completed graduate work in Neurology at the New York State Institute in New York City while working as medical staff at the St. Lawrence State Hospital in Ogdensburg, New York (1911-921). In 1924 Levin returned to graduate work in Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Levin worked as a senior psychiatrist at the Buffalo State Hospital from 1922-1924 before being promoted to Clinical Director, a position he held until 1950. Throughout this time he taught courses in the University at Buffalo's psychology department and schools of social work and medicine.

Levin was involved with several psychiatry organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, Western New York Psychoanalytic Group, and the Council of Social Agencies. He was also active in local Jewish and Zionist affairs and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Bureau of Jewish Education.

Levin married twice and had three children.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: I. Personal Files, II. Correspondence, III. Subject Files

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the University Archives by Hyman Levin's son, Kenneth L. Levin, on January 29, 1981.

Accruals and Additions

No future accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff.

Updated by Amanda Kuhnel, February 2009.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Hyman L. Levin papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives Staff; updated by Amanda Kuhnel, February 2009.
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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