Fonds R1 - Gotthard Booth fonds

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CA ON00362 R1


Gotthard Booth fonds


  • 1915-1982 (Production)

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Étendue matérielle et support

4.26 m of textual records.
14 photographs : b&w, 8 photographs : col.

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Nom du producteur

(1899 - 1975)

Notice biographique

Gotthard Booth (1899-1975) was a medical doctor specializing in the practice of psychiatry concerned with chronic physical diseases, psychosomatic medicine, and studies in the relationship between religion and health. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Booth graduated from the University of Munich Medical School in 1923, and in the early 1930s moved to the United States. He resided in Westport, Connecticut but maintained a practice in New York City. Booth taught at Columbia University from 1945 to 1953, was instructor for one year at the New York Medical College, and from 1962 was consulting psychiatrist for the Union Theological Seminary, New York. In 1965 he became a visiting lecturer at Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfrid Laurier University) and its federated college, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Booth's research resulted in the publication of more than 60 articles. He worked as a research associate with the New York Psychiatric Institute for ten years. He was also a member of the American Psychosomatic Society, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the New York County Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

Histoire archivistique

In 1975 the family of Gotthard Booth left his archives in the custody of Dr. Aarne Siirala, a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and a friend of the family.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Fonds was deposited by Dr. Aarne Siirala in 1984.

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Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of publications, papers, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, rough notes, case files, and other materials created and accumulated by Gotthard Booth.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


No further accruals are expected.

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Conditions d’accès

Some restrictions apply.

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Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • allemand

Écriture des documents

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Instruments de recherche

A finding aid is available.

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Title taken from the contents of the fonds


Finding aid is a listing of files. When the fonds was deposited it was no longer in original order.

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Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Noms

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