Fonds Details

Call Number: MS Laing
Title: Papers of Ronald David Laing
Associated Websites: The Society for Laingian Studies
R D Laing Estate website
Encountering R D Laing's Archive: Library Blog Post, Nov 2014
Date of Creation: Between 1949 and 1989
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent: 22.0 metre(s)
Name of Creator:
Ronald David Laing 1927-1989
Psychiatrist. Born in Govanhill, Glasgow, Scotland, 7 October 1927. Attended Cuthbertson Street primary school and Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School. Elected a Licentiate …
Content: Papers of Ronald David Laing.
Includes medical correspondence and case notes, financial papers, diaries, appointment books, notebooks, press-cuttings, drafts of published works, unpublished writings and lectures, interviews, films and recordings, and draft biography of R.D. Laing by Adrian Laing.
Arrangement: The material is arranged in the following series
Laing or MS Laing PB Manuscript material located in or removed from printed books belonging to Ronald David Laing
MS Laing A Drafts of works by Ronald David Laing.
MS Laing B Contracts, correspondence, etc. relating to works by Ronald David Laing.
MS Laing D Records of patients of Ronald David Laing.
MS Laing G General correspondence of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing H Master copies of correspondence of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing K Diaries and notebooks of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing L Plans, projects, etc. of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing M Certificates of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing N Financial papers of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing Q Biography of Ronald David Laing by Adrian Laing
MS Laing R Bibliography and curriculum vitae of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing S Family of Ronald David Laing
MS Laing T Press cuttings, etc. relating to Ronald David Laing
MS Laing V Drafts and offprints sent to Ronald David Laing
MS Laing W Audio-visual material relating to Ronald David Laing
MS Laing X Artwork relating to Ronald David Laing
MS Laing Z Artifacts relating to Ronald David Laing
Access: Written application and appointment required for consultation. Confidential files, including diaries and patients' records, closed until various dates to 2089.
Language: English
Source of Acquisition: Purchased from the estate of R.D. Laing, July 1997, with support from the National Fund for Acquisitions and the Friends of Glasgow University Library. Augmented by subsequent gifts from various sources.
See Accession details
Bibliography: Allan Beveridge, Portrait of the psychiatrist as a young man: the early writing and work of R D Laing, 1927-1960 (Oxford: 2011); Cheryl McGeachan, Enticing Ghosts to Life: Exploring the Historical and Cultural Geographies of R D Laing (PhD thesis, University of Glasgow: 2010); Gavin Miller, R D Laing (Edinburgh: 2004)
Related Material: Received with Laing's personal library and copies of his own publications. (See rare books search: Sp Coll Laing). Special Collections also holds a collection of film and audio recorded during Laing's 1972 US lecture tour (see MS Laing Add 1).
Cataloguing Note: Catalogued with support from Non-Formula Fund (1998-1999) and the Wellcome Trust (2003-2004)
Cataloguing Rules: ISAD(G)
Repository Code: GB 0247
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