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Preliminary Guide to the Percy E. Ryberg Papers, [1910s]-1984

Collection Overview

The collection consists primarily of Ryberg's personal family correspondence (in particular with his wife, Barbara), journals, and other personal papers ([1910s]-1984). Also includes biographical and genealogical information; photographs and a photo album documenting Ryberg's travels through Germany and the United Kingdom, including a visit to the home of Rom Landau; professional correspondence and items illustrating aspects of his career, including the publication of his book, Health, Sex and Birth Control; and material documenting his youth in Argentina.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Percy E. Ryberg papers, [1910s]-1984
Creator
Ryberg, Percy Edward, 1908-
Extent
2 Linear Feet, 700 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is restricted.

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Contents of the Collection

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Notebook, 1937-1938
Box 1
Delegate's Handbook for the Conference on Church, Community, and State for the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work, Oxford, England, 1937 July 12-26
Box 1
Diary No. 30, 1926 July-Oct.
Box 1
Letters and clippings, 1940s-1980s
Box 1
Diary No. 28, 1926 2 Feb. - 25 April
Box 1
Genealogical information
Box 1
Photographs, 1937, 1981
Box 1
Personal Correspondence, 1910s-1970s
Box 1
Biographical Sketch of Ryberg
Box 1

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Personal correspondence including photographs, 1930s-1970s
Box 2
Anchor Press

Includes correspondence and legal information related to the publication of Ryberg's book, Health, Sex and Birth Control

Box 2
Book sales
Box 2
Salena Jones
Box 2
Insurance File, 1960s-1970s
Box 2
Correspondence and loan information
Box 2
Correspondence including x-rays of Barbara Ryberg's knee, 1950s
Box 2
Personal correspondence and news clippings, 1940s
Box 2
Caribbean
Box 2

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Professional correspondence, 1950s-1970s
Box 3
Photograph of Ryberg with other doctors
Box 3
Correspondence, 1960s-1984
Box 3
Wedding Photographs
Box 3
Personal correspondence and clippings, 1950s
Box 3
Column Ideas, 1950s
Box 3
Writing, Creative
Box 3

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Photograph, undated
Box 4
Photograph of Alcoholism in Industry Conference, 1971
Box 4
Personal correspondence and clippings, 1930s-1940s
Box 4
Address book
Box 4
Diary No. 26, 1925, Aug.-Nov.

Kept by Ryberg when he was a schoolboy in Argentina.

Box 4

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Diploma from College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario, 1943, April 5
Box 5
Photo album with postcards, 1937

From locations including Munich, Derbyshire, Canterbury, Cambridge, London, Scotland, York, Durham, Windermere, Glasgow, Sunderland, and Edinburgh; includes photos of Rom Landau's house near Chichester, England.

Box 5

Historical Note

Physician of Swedish and English ancestry, well known in his specialties in psychiatry, which included gender identity and sexuality, sexual disorders, and alcoholism.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Percy E. Ryberg Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Percy E. Ryberg Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Ann Langford

Completed April 15, 2003

Encoded by Elizabeth Arnold

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.