David H. Rosen Psychology and Medicine Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000130

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David H. Rosen Psychology and Medicine Collection


  • 1949-2014 (Creation)


17 boxes (17 linear feet)

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Biographical history

David H. Rosen was born on February 25, 1945, in Port Chester, NY to Max and Barbara Rosen. In 1966, he received his BA in an individual major in Psychological-Biological Science at the University of California, Berkeley. From there, he went on to medical school at the University of Missouri, where he earned his Medical Doctorate in 1970.

Following medical school, Rosen interned at the University of California in San Francisco from 1970 to 1971, after which he remained at UCSF at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute to do his residency from 1971 to 1974. In 1974, Dr. Rosen became the Chief Resident in Psychiatry and a Clinical Instructor at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, practicing general psychiatry and analytical psychotherapy. In 1975, Rosen became the Co-Director of the Shetland Health Study and Staff Psychiatrist of the Inpatient Treatment and Research Service at the Langley Porter Institute, UCSF. Dr. Rosen finished out his time at UCSF, as an Assistant Professor and Director of Psychiatric Aspects of Medical Practice in the Department of Psychiatry.

After leaving San Francisco, Rosen moved to Rochester, New York, where he was an Associate Professor and Associate Director in the Division of Behavioral Science in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine and Director of Consultation/Liaison Programs, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Rochester, until coming to Texas A&M University in 1986.

Rosen became Professor of Psychiatry as well as the first McMillan Professor of Analytical Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Health Science Center in College Station, TX until his retirement in 2011. In 1989, Dr. Rosen became a Professor of Humanities in Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

David Rosen remains an active member and leader of the Jungian community, having served as general faculty at the Texas Region Jungian Training Seminar from 1992 to 2012. From 1997 to 2012, Dr. Rosen served as Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and as faculty for the New Orleans Region Jungian Training Seminar from 1999 till 2006. He is also a member and Training Analyst of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts since 2011.

Dr. Rosen’s research interests include analytical psychology, the psychology of religion, positive psychology, depression, suicidology, social medicine and psychiatry, epidemiology, healing, creativity, and the psychosocial, psychiatric, and human aspects of medicine. His publications include over a hundred articles and chapters as well as ten books.

Rosen semi-retired in 2011 to Eugene, Oregon, where he is an active member of the psychiatric and medical community, serving as Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

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The majority of the collection is made up of miscellaneous subject files, which follow Dr. Rosen's detailed research, colleagues, and projects. In addition to the subject files, four series of special subject files, denoting those of particular importance, have been created for subjects containing multiple files.

The collection also contains files on the publications of Dr. Rosen, in addition to a number of books either written or contributed to by Rosen. The Presentations and Audio-Visual Materials series archive the many lectures given by Dr. Rosen at Texas A&M University and around the world. Four of the cassettes in the Audio Visual Materials Series record interviews with survivors of suicide attempts from the Golden Gate Bridge. One film reel, Discussion with Dr. Carl Jung, is in a degraded condition and stored in the film vault.

As Dr. Rosen focused most of his work on Analytical or Jungian Psychology, the majority of his collection is dedicated to his research, publications, and lectures given on the subject.

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged as follows:

  • Series 1, Rosen - Initial Donation
    • Subseries 1, Audio-Visual Materials
    • Subseries 2, Awards and Certifications
    • Subseries 3, Books
    • Subseries 4, Journals, and Other Personal Items
    • Subseries 5, Personal Correspondence and Family Materials
    • Subseries 6, Photographs
    • Subseries 7, Presentations
    • Subseries 8, Publications
    • Subseries 9, Miscellaneous Subject Files
    • Subseries 10, Special Subject Files
    • Subseries 11, Unsorted Materials
  • Series 2, Rosen - February 2014 Addition
  • Series 3, Rosen - March 2014 Addition
  • Series 4, Rosen - May 2014 Addition
  • Series 5, Rosen - July 2015 Addition
  • Series 6, Rosen - 2015 Addition

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Conditions governing access

The David H. Rosen Psychology and Medicine Collection is open to research. Photocopies of fragile materials are given to researchers in lieu of the original documents.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Researchers are responsible for other copyright compliance.

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  • Chinese
  • English

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February 2014 Addendum donated by David H. Rosen.

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Kittredge Stephenson has written a dissertation, "Haiku, Nature, and Narrative: An Empirical Study of the Writing Paradigm and Its Theories", using the Rosen Collection. It can be accessed at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/152638

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Fay Lecture & Book Series  http://www.tamupress.com/pages/series_description.aspx

Texas Medical Center Library  http://the.library.tmc.edu/

Universal Orlando Foundation Library at Rosen College  http://library.ucf.edu/rosen

Additional information may be found at http://people.tamu.edu/~David-Rosen/

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Processed by: Kathryn Treat Burwitz, 2013.
Finding aid: Kathryn Treat Burwitz under the supervision of Jeremy Brett, 2013.

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