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BOX 7-18 Writings File, 1911-1994
Handwritten notes, notebooks, and German and English manuscripts, handwritten and typed drafts of books and articles, copies of articles published in journals and magazines, two speeches, introductions to works by others, and a file of writings by others. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Reik often wrote on large sheets of paper so a significant portion of the series is stored in the Oversize series. Some of the oversize material is in fragile condition and should be handled with care.

The Writings File, with its collection of notes, early drafts, and, in some cases, near-complete book drafts, reflects Reik's writing process. Reik wrote notes on scraps of paper and grouped them into packets by topic, most numerously on Judaism and the relationship between men and women. These original groupings have been retained and are identified by the topical headings created by Reik. The notes consist largely of Reik's own reflections and observations as well as insights gleaned from psychoanalytic sessions and his readings. The topics discussed in the unidentified manuscript pages mirror those found in the note packets, with a majority of the pages focusing on the relationship between men and women. Many of these unidentified handwritten pages have no title, page number, or other identifying characteristics that might tie them to a particular article or book of Reik's, and so have been separated by language and then grouped into sets based on the original order as received. Identified manuscript drafts of books and articles are sorted by title; however, even when identified, a majority of the book drafts are incomplete and some contain only a few miscellaneous pages.

While most of the material in the series was generated after Reik's immigration to the United States in 1938 and before his death in 1969, some newspapers, magazines, and journal articles as well as writings by others extend before and after those dates. Reik began writing literary and general articles for Viennese newspapers and magazines soon after completing his doctorate in 1912, and continued publishing in newspapers and magazines after his immigration. Included in the collection is a series of articles on “Men, Women and Love” published in the New York Herald Tribune in 1958. Other topics covered in his magazine and journal articles include couvade, gender relations, guilt, humor, masochism, and puberty rites. Some of the newspaper and magazine articles are in very poor physical condition and have been photocopied for ease of use.

The file of writings by others includes article-length drafts and reprints, some of which pertain to Reik or topics of interest to him. Also included in the file are journal-like letters and manuscripts by two women who may have been Reik's analysands. Barbara Ivins' writings contain the reflections of a young woman living in wartime New York in 1944. Dorothy Jeffery's letters and manuscripts, written in 1954, discuss her thoughts on the relation between men and women, her marriage, and life in California.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material and therein by title of topic.
BOX 7 By Reik
BOX 7 Book drafts and notes
BOX 7 Curiosities of the Self, miscellaneous pages, circa 1965
BOX 7 Fragment of a Great Confession, "Roads of Destiny," circa 1949
BOX 7 From Thirty Years with Freud, "Das Echo des Sprichwörtes," circa 1940
BOX 7 The Haunting Melody, "Aria Without Words" ("Three Women in a Man's Life"), circa 1953 See Container OV 3, Handwritten and typed drafts
BOX 7 Jewish Wit, circa 1962
BOX 7 Handwritten drafts and notes on large sheets See Container OV 3, same heading
BOX 7 Typescript
(4 folders)
BOX 7 The Many Faces of Sex, circa 1966
(4 folders)
BOX 8 The Many Faces of Sex, circa 1966
(4 folders)
BOX 8 Masochism in Modern Man, miscellaneous pages, circa 1941
BOX 8 Myth and Guilt, preface and outline, circa 1957 See Container OV 3, Preface
BOX 8 The Need to Be Loved, circa 1963
(9 folders)
BOX 8 Of Love and Lust, circa 1957
BOX 8 Part III, chapter titled "The Chip on the Shoulder" See Container OV 4, Handwritten draft
BOX 8 Part IV: "The Emotional Differences of the Sexes" See also Container OV 4, Handwritten drafts and notes
(4 folders)
BOX 9 Part IV: "The Emotional Differences of the Sexes"
(1 folder)
BOX 9 Pagan Rites in Judaism, 1963
BOX 9 Handwritten draft
(4 folders)
BOX 9 Typescript
BOX 9 Psychology of Sex Relations, introduction for a new edition, 1968
BOX 9 German manuscripts, handwritten on large sheets, 1938-1941, undated See Container OV 5, same heading
BOX 9 Individual chapters or articles
BOX 9 "Comparative Psychology of the Sexes on the Street," undated
BOX 9 "The Courage of a Coward," undated See Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 9 "An Experimenter and His Audience," undated See Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 9 Freud, Sigmund, letters to Reik, transcriptions and English translations, 1911-1938, 1952 See also Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 9 "Guilt Feelings," undated See Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 9 "A Holy Nation," undated
BOX 9 Partial draft on Anatole France's The Juggler of Notre Dame, undated
BOX 9 "Sexual Psychology in an American Novel," undated See Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 9 "Some Traits of Feminine Sexuality," undated See Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 9 Insertions ("einschub"), undated
BOX 9 Introductions to works by others, 1958, 1966
BOX 9 Newspaper and magazine articles, 1913-1961
BOX 9 Originals See Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 9 Photocopies
(2 folders)
BOX 9 Notebooks
BOX 9 English vocabulary, undated
BOX 9 Notes in German and English, undated
BOX 9 Notes on literature and philosophy, undated
BOX 9 Notes on
BOX 9 Freud, Sigmund, miscellaneous, undated
BOX 9 Judaism
BOX 9 Set 1, from Jewish Wit, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 10 Set 1, from Jewish Wit, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 10 Set 2, largely from Mystery on the Mountain, undated
(9 folders)
BOX 10 Set 3, partially from Part III of Curiosities of the Self, circa 1959-1961
(3 folders)
BOX 11 Set 3, partially from Part III of Curiosities of the Self, circa 1959-1961
(4 folders)
BOX 11 Set 4, bibliography, undated
BOX 11 Set 5, "Ergänzungen zu Pagan Remnants in Judaism," undated
BOX 11 Set 6, miscellaneous, undated
BOX 11 Language, undated
BOX 11 Listening, undated
BOX 11 "Man, the Moral Climber," circa 1945-1953
BOX 11 Men and women, circa 1945-1953
BOX 11 From topically labeled envelopes
BOX 11 "Active/passive"
BOX 11 "[Double] standards"
BOX 11 "Dress"
BOX 11 "Homosexuality"
BOX 12 "Infection"
BOX 12 "Introduction"
BOX 12 "Male and female varia"
BOX 12 "Masochism"
BOX 12 "Men women"
BOX 12 "Men women III"
(3 folders)
BOX 12 "Nature"
(3 folders)
BOX 12 "Prehistory"
BOX 13 "Sex"
(4 folders)
BOX 13 "Varia (biology, intercourse, emotional differences)"
BOX 13 "Wit"
BOX 13 "Young Men"
BOX 14 From unlabeled packets
(10 folders)
BOX 15 From unlabeled packets
(5 folders)
BOX 15 Readings, bibliographic notes, undated
BOX 15 "Technik," undated
BOX 15 Various topics, circa 1941-1964
(2 folders)
BOX 15 "Wert der Neurose," undated
BOX 16 Reprints and copies of journal articles, 1911-1968
(7 folders)
BOX 17 Speeches
BOX 17 "From a speech to students," 1962
BOX 17 Speech on psychoanalysis, undated See Container OV 6, same heading
BOX 17 Torn fragments, undated
BOX 17 Unidentified English manuscripts
BOX 17 Set 1, 1966-circa 1969
BOX 17 Set 2, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 17 Sets 3-4, undated See also Container OV 7, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 17 Sets 5-7, undated See Container OV 7, same heading
BOX 17 By others
BOX 17 Berlin, Jeffrey B., 1971-1982
BOX 17 Ivins, Barbara, 1944
(3 folders)
BOX 17 Jeffery, Dorothy, 1954
BOX 17 Kraus, Karl, Die Fackel, 1928
BOX 18 Miscellaneous
BOX 18 B-D, 1951-1994
BOX 18 E-J, 1948-1968
BOX 18 K-M, 1945-1968
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