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Oral history interview with Rutherford and Mildred Stevens [electronic resource], 1991

Creator: Stevens, Rutherford
Project: Northside Center for Child Development project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Early childhood and education, Philadelphia; B.A., Howard University, 932; M.D., Howard University, 1939; Officer, World War II, 1939-1945; difficulty in obtaining Medical Officer status because of race; Medical Officer, 1941-1945; Army Neuropsychiatric Consultation program; early Army integration efforts; Menninger's Psychiatric Clinic, early experiences: psychoanalysis, work with patients; move to New York: private practice; Northside Center for Child Development [Northside]: lack of interest in out-patient psychiatry after World War II, attitudes toward psychiatry of blacks and whites, attitudes of Kenneth Clark and others toward analysis, lay therapists; meeting of prospective spouse at Northside; work with children at Northside; Northside's lack of size, resources; Mildred Stevens' recollections of early Northside's diversity, high ideals; Northside's reputation; shared recollections of various children.


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Copyright by the Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., 1991.

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