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Marny Hall papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00785

Scope and Contents

Collection includes Hall's research materials and published writings, including videotapes, audio cassettes and transcripts of public talks and research subjects. Collections contains graduate work and some correspondence.

Dates

  • 1977 - 2018

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Research material closed until 2050. Boxes 1 and 2 closed until 2050.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Biographical Note

Marny Hall, PhD, is a lesbian therapist, researcher and writer based in Oakland, California. She is the author of several books including The Lavender Couch: A Consumer's Guide to Psychotherapy for Lesbians and Gay Men, considered to be the first book about therapy for lesbian and gay male clients. The book focuses on the therapy process and"danger signs," including inappropriate therapy and when to terminate therapy. Other books include Sexualities and Lesbian Love Companion: How to Survive Everything from Heartthrob to Heartbreak. She has produced a video documentary, and contributed articles to Out, Girlfriends, Lambda Book Report, and a number of academic journals. Hall is thought to be the first mental health professional to write about lesbian and gay issues in the workplace and to conduct research on lesbians in 20th Century corporate settings. She lectures on various aspects of her work, leads workshops, and participates in seminars worldwide. In 1998, she was designated a fellow of the gay and lesbian division of the American Psychological Association"in recognition of outstanding and unusual contributions to psychology." Hall was expelled from the Emma Willard School in 1959 for writing in her diary about her love for a female classmate. She received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Michigan in 1964, an MSW from Hunter College School for Social Work in 1969 and a Ph.D. from Union Graduate School in 1981. She has practiced psychotherapy since 1975.

Extent

0.833 linear feet (2 containers)

Overview

Marny Hall, PhD, is a lesbian therapist, researcher and writer based in Oakland, California. Collection includes Hall's research materials and published writings, including videotapes, audio cassettes and transcripts of public talks and research subjects.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is comprised of the following accessions, some of which may not have accession records. Accession numbers: 2017-S-005 and 2018-S-0088. Accessions were received on the following dates: 2017-02-02 and 2018-12-17 .

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Marny Hall in 2017 and 2018.

Processing Note

This collection has not been processed, in the sense that archival arrangement and description beyond creating minimal box lists has not been done. The arrangement and description of materials may change in the future as iterative processing occurs. Researchers are encouraged to document their citations with this in mind.

Creator

Source

Title
Marny Hall papers
Status
Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
Author
edited 2019 Becca Tibbitts; updated Ellice Amanna
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
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