As we celebrate Black History Month this February, researchers may be curious as to what holdings Archives & Special Collections has documenting African Americans at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Archive for Collections
We’re pleased to announce that the papers of Ethel Spector Person (1934-2012) are open to researchers.
Person, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, did pioneering research in the field of gender and sexual identity, specifically in the areas of transsexualism and transvestism. With Lionel Ovesey, she did groundbreaking work on the psychosexual roots of transsexuality and transvestism, distinguishing core gender identity from gender-role identity, and gender identity from sexual preference.