Bettelheim, Tinbergen and Hall fonds, 1972-1981
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Fonds contains correspondence, an autobiographical statement by Nikolaas Tinbergen, and three inscribed presentation copies of books by Bettelheim or Tinbergen that were given to Hall. Elizabeth Hall was a managing editor of Psychology Today and was acquainted with Oxford ethologist Nikolaas Tinbergen and psychologist Bruno Bettelheim. Tinbergen refers to his work with autistic children in his autobiographical statement and some of his correspondence. Several letters also refer to Tinbergen’s relationship with his colleague and friend Konrad Lorenz. The two friends were on opposing sides during World War II, with Lorenz associating with the Nazis and Tinbergen detained in a concentration camp in the Netherlands. The three books included are The Empty Fortress: Infantile Autism and the Birth of the Self by Bruno Bettelheim; Surviving and other Essays by Bruno Bettelheim; and The Herring Gull’s World by Nikolaas Tinbergen. Each book is inscribed by the author.