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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes); plus
    • additions of 29 photographs and
    • 21 negatives
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Restricted: The Patient Files in Box 9 are closed. Researchers may have access to these files, however, if they sign the Archives' Use of Restricted Material Form certifying that they will not release any personally identifiable information.


  • Papers, mainly 1938-1952, of a nationally-known neuropsychiatrist who was the first director (1915-1952) of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute, a testing and research laboratory, and a professor at the University of Wisconsin (1915-1952). The collection chiefly consists of outgoing correspondence to Leo T. Crowley, Paul De Kruif, August Derleth, William T. Evjue, Walter Goodland, Ralph Immell, William Middleton, Hans Reese, Harry Sauthoff, A. G. Schmedeman, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other political, military, and medical associates and to his sons during their military service in World War II. One box of restricted correspondence concerns diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. Also present are correspondence and miscellaneous administrative material pertaining to activities with the Wisconsin Board of Control and the Wisconsin Board of Mental Hygiene; personal income tax forms and documents concerning his operation of Normandy Farm and other properties; and manuscripts and published versions of professional writings.
  • The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.


  • Presented by William F. Lorenz, Jr., Madison, Wis., 1959.
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