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Joseph Campbell Collection
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The Joseph Campbell collection consists of artifacts and audiovisual materials, including lecture recordings and film, that were created or collected throughout the course of his lifetime, as well as his personal library (catalogued separately). There are approximately 1,200 audio taped lectures and video tapes from during the decades he taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Eranos, Esalen, and elsewhere. The approximately 650 audio tape cassettes of Campbell’s public lectures reveal the scope of his interests in comparative mythology, religious studies, the hero’s journey, Indian mythology, the literature of James Joyce and Thomas Mann, and the psychologies of Sigmund Freud and C.J. Jung. Consists of two series: 1) Artifacts and 2) Audiovisual.
Background
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was an American mythologist, writer, lecturer and Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College from 1934 to 1972. His work focused on comparative mythology and comparative literature.