Contains the professional papers of Richard Sherman Lyman (1891-1959), professor of neuropsychiatry at Duke University from 1941 to 1951. Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, memoranda, reports, budgets, course and teaching materials, and schedules. Major subjects include Duke Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, mental health agencies in North Carolina, mental health treatment, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, nurse training programs, and treatment of soldiers and veterans of World War II. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1957.
Contains correspondence related to Richard S. Lyman's professional career at Duke University Medical Center, as well as at other institutions and organizations, particularly his time as the chair of Duke's Department of Psychiatry. Also contains applications, reports, memoranda, projections, schedules, policies, budget records, program information, and general files related to the Department of Psychiatry, Duke Clinics and Mental Health Agencies, and other major subjects including techniques for treating various mental illnesses, African-American patients and employees, conscientious objectors, Department of Neuropsychiatry, the Department of Psychology, the Duke Parapsychology Lab, Highland Hospital, government-sponsored studies on motion sickness, psychiatric attendants, teaching, U.S. Public Health Grants, U.S. Veterans Administration, and areas of the Duke University Medical Center such as the Meyer Ward and the Children's Spastic Dormitory. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1957.