Biographical Note: Lydia Gibson received her medical degree from Yale University in 1929. She married Daniel Dawes with whom she traveled to Vienna for analytic training. She was analyzed by Anna Freud and worked closely with child analyst Jenny Waelder. Lydia Dawes established child-psychiatry units at Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Summary: This small collection features a notebook from analytic training in Vienna, correspondence, and miscellaneous manuscripts and notes. BPSI Archives also holds one interview with Lydia Dawes from 1973 (see Audiovisual Materials). Please note that the larger collection of Lydia Dawes papers is located at the Countway Medical Library of Harvard University.

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Related BPSI Collections
Audiovisual Materials: Oral History Interviews
Oral History Transcripts
BPSI History Collections: Scientific Meetings

Related Archives
Lydia Dawes Papers at Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University
Fist Stockbridge Congress for Child Analysis, 1950: images from Countway Library Archives

Related Sites
Stories from the Archives for Women in Medicine, Countway Library of Medicine