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1959 trip to Nigeria

File contains documents relating to Alexander Leighton's 1959 trip to Nigeria. Includes a photograph, several bundles of research notes, schedules, graphic materials, and patient medical notes. Includes an article from the New York Times on the Nigerian election, and no. 10 of the Western Nigerian Illustrated quarterly publication featuring an article about psychiatric treatment at the Aro Hospital. Also includes an envelope labelled 'thought disorder pills' containing five spherical pills.

1965 - 1966 re-abstracting Yoruba manual

File consists of a re-abstracting manual for the Yoruba study data to update the research goal to compare urban and rural mental health and limit bias in analysis. File also includes respondents' answers to health surveys and a memo regarding evaluation of Yoruba abstracts.

1981 Learned Societies Conference fonds

  • MS-2-447
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1981
Fonds consists of reports, press clippings, information about individual and society delegates, and administration and planning records for the 1981 Learned Societies Conference held at Dalhousie University.

Learned Societies Conference

A study of resistance to psychiatric epidemiological interviewing among the Yoruba / by Zebulon C. Taintor

File contains documents relating to Taintor's study and two drafts of the full study text. Includes mental and physical health surveys and datasets, interview fieldnotes, and statistics and calculations. Also contains a letter from Laurel Hodgden regarding the usability of the data.

Alexander Leighton and Jane Murphy fonds

  • MS-13-86
  • Fonds
  • 1837-2020, predominant 1904-2008

Fonds contains records created and collected primarily by Alexander H. Leighton, with some by Jane Leighton Murphy. Documents span from Leighton's studies at Princeton, Cambridge, and Johns Hopkins univerities, through his government employment in World War II, and his teaching career at Cornell, Dalhousie, and Harvard. The majority of records are related to the 1961 Cornell-Aro Mental Health Research Project and the 1963 Study on the Role of Women, both based in Nigeria, and the Stirling County Study, based in Nova Scotia. Record types include correspondence, manuscripts, grant applications, reports, photographs and slides, medical and academic records, method and guidebooks, reviews, offprints and publications, teaching and course materials, and surveys and interview transcripts.

A sous-fonds contains records documenting the migration of Alexander Leighton's parents from Ireland to the United States and their subsequent life in Philadelphia. The sous-fonds contains extensive correspondence between extended family members over the course of a century, as well as photographs, diaries, wills, family trees, memoirs, and Alexander Leighton's personal correspondence.

Murphy, Jane Leighton

Analysis of hemoglobin data

File contains notes on medical data relevant to hemoglobin. Includes lists of Sahli percentages and charts comparing averages. Also includes a memo regarding summary data from random village hemoglobin samples.

Beaver study correspondence

File is loosely organized into two sections: Nova Scotia beaver and Norway beaver. Both sections contain correspondence to and from government officials, biologists, academics, and industry consultants regarding research for and publication of Alexander Leighton's study on beaver mental characteristics. The Norway section also contains excerpts from Norwegian newspapers. There is also a set of handwritten notes titled "Outline for study of the Beaver: D. Cross & A.H. Leighton."
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