MS 2003-20 Alexander Leighton and Jane Murphy oral history

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2003-20
Creators:
Powers, Willow Roberts, 1943-
Leighton, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1908-2007
Murphy, Jane M.
Dates:
2002
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
5 Sound cassettes
analog
2 Folders
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of oral history interviews of Dr. Alexander Leighton and Dr. Jane Murphy, conducted by Dr. Willow Powers in 2002 and funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation's Historical Archives Program. The collection includes recordings of the interviews on 5 audiocassettes, interview transcripts, permission forms, correspondence relating to the interview, and background information collected in preparation for the interview.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1948, Dr. Alexander Leighton initiated the "Stirling County Study," a post-war longitudinal study of the distribution and amount of mental illness in a general population, and one of the first to do so within the framework of epidemiology. When Dr. Leighton retired from Harvard in 1975, Dr. Jane Murphy, who had been a member of the study since 1951, assumed directorship of the study. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Leighton also conducted numerous cross-cultural studies of mental illness, keeping anthropological ideas as central ingredients in their research.

Administration
Custodial History
Gift of Dr. Willow Powers.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2003-20

Using the Collection
Citation
MS 2003-20, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
See associated ethnology collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Values -- Ethnographic study of Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Psychiatric epidemiology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural psychiatry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral history Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcripts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leighton, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1908-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murphy, Jane M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/