Name and location of repository
Level of description
Joanne Greenberg papers
0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Name of creator
Joanne Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 24, 1932. She is best known for the 1964 novel I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, a semi-autobiographical account of her psychiatric treatment at Chestnut Lodge in Rockville, Maryland, and eventual diagnosis of, at the time, schizophrenia. Her primary psychiatrist, Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, consulted with Dr. Hilde Bruch, who had more experience with adolescent patients, at the beginning of Greenberg’s treatment in the late 1940s.
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Scope and content
Joanne Greenberg Papers contains a cassette and correspondence reprints related to Joanne Greenberg’s relationship with Dr. Hilde Bruch.
Subjects: Correspondence with Hilde Bruch, MD
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Materials are in good condition.
Need equipment to play cassette.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Source is unknown. Assumed to be creator.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
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Related archival materials
- Citation: Joanne Greenberg papers; MS 048; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.