Selected Special Collections
Publications related primarily to psychology, (10,000 unprocessed items).
Frederic Wertham, M.D. From the Prints and Photographs Division
Books related to psychiatrist Frederic Wertham. His life work was mainly dedicated to protesting the harmful effect of violent visual materials and their developmental implicatons on children. In particular, Wertham was against comic books themed with super heros and horror.
Also see: Frederic Wertham papers, 1818-1986