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.