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Guide to the Richard Stephen Creed papers, 1959 April-July

Abstract

Richard Stephen Creed was vice-chancellor of New College, Oxford, England. Collection documents the controversy that followed publication of Dr. Seymour J. G. Spencer's article, "Homosexuality among Oxford Undergraduates," in the Journal of Mental Science in April 1959, which received press coverage in England and the United States. The article discussed the psychiatric treatment of such students. Contains Creed's corrected copy of the reprinted article and an excerpt from the July meeting minutes for the Warneford Management committee, where faculty and staff mentioned in the article's acknowledgments expressed their outrage at the unwanted and sensational publicity. Includes Creed's letter to the author following that meeting, which questioned Spencer's research results and approach to writing, as well as Spencer's letters written in response to defend his work.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00268
Title
Richard Stephen Creed papers
Date
1959 April-July
Creator
Creed, R. S. (Richard Stephen), 1898-
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection documents the controversy that followed publication of Dr. Seymour J. G. Spencer's article, "Homosexuality among Oxford Undergraduates," in the Journal of Mental Science in April 1959, which received press coverage in England and the United States. The article discussed the psychiatric treatment of such students. Contains Creed's corrected copy of the reprinted article and an excerpt from the July meeting minutes for the Warneford Management committee, where faculty and staff mentioned in the article's acknowledgments expressed their outrage at the unwanted and sensational publicity. Includes Creed's letter to the author following that meeting, which questioned Spencer's research results and approach to writing, as well as Spencer's letters written in response to defend his work.

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Contents of the Collection

Richard Stephen Creed papers, 1959
Folder 1

Historical Note

Richard Stephen Creed was vice-chancellor of New College, Oxford, England.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Richard Stephen Creed Papers, 1959 April-July, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2010

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, November 2010

Encoded by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2010-0191