Name and location of repository
Level of description
Herman Detering Book Collection on Psychiatry and Photography
- 1601-1997 (Publication)
33 linear feet
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Herman Detering History of Photography and Psychiatry collection contains 324 books.. This collection was also processed as a manuscript collection so that the materials in the collections could be discoverable. This collection explores the relationship and history of photography and psychiatry, especially 19th century photography and the “insane.” The primary focus of the collection is the treatment and study of people suffering from various forms of mental illness. Consult with an archivist for more information.
See also Collection MS 203 - Herman Detering History of Photography and Psychiatry collection.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
Open for research. Reading Room access only.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply. Reproduction depends on condition of the item.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Uploaded finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Herman E. Detering, III (1938-2015) and his wife, Mimi Crossley Detering, donated 22 boxes of books along with archival materials on December 11, 2015.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Accruals are not expected for this collection.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
2014-009 Detering Family and Business Papers at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/resources/263
When processing RB Collection, materials in MS 203 should also be processed.
- Processing information: Loose-leaf papers removed from books. Materials placed in folder per book identification number with page number indicating original location of papers within the book. Folders stored in box and added to MS 203 Detering Collection.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Place access points
Name access points
- Detering, Herman E., III (Subject)