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I'm a writer, researcher, and independent scholar based in Cambridge, MA. I graduated from Radcliffe in 1972 with an A.B. magna cum laude in linguistics, and from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1977 with an M.D. degree. Over the next six years I trained in psychiatry and child psychiatry at Harvard hospitals. A hearing loss in the early 80s persuaded me to turn my academic inclinations and considerable subject expertise to writing and research. 

This proved a happy arrangement, and when computers began to cast their long shadow over scholarly enterprise, I went back to school to consolidate my grasp of the new research technologies. In 1990 I received an M.L.S. from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. I also acquired extensive institutional experience behind the reference desk at Harvard's Widener Library and in the archives of the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe. I am a member of the National Consortium of Independent Scholars and sometimes of the Association of Independent Information Professionals.

For the last fifteen years I have worked with scholars and other writers as researcher, research consultant, and editor. Some typical projects:

  • Locating full-text online sources for 1923 Budapest's German-language newspapers.
  • Researching the family background of a provincial German schoolteacher who died in the early days of WWI.
  • Documenting the private experiments with psychoanalysis of Leo Stein (the art collector and critic, and Gertrude's brother) in the 1920s.
  • Consulting in the establishment of a nineteenth-century German reference library (that is, identifying the books a German intellectual of the turn of the century might have had at his disposal).
  • Compiling bibliographies and webliographies for novelists and scholars. Subjects include:
  • German and Czech book arts
  • Pre-WWII Jewish emigré newspapers
  • Patination techniques in Victorian metalwork 
  • Educational opportunities for mid-nineteenth-century central European Jews.

I co-authored Out of the Woods: Tales of Resilient Teens, published in 2006 by Harvard University Press, and an award-winning paper, "Narration in the Study of Resilience," for the 61st volume of Psychoanalytic Study of the Child (New Haven: Yale). I also wrote "Clothes, Inside Out," which appeared in I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Shopping and the Search for Self (2000), edited by A.L. Benson and published in 2000 by Aronson. For more on my work in writing and psychoanalysis, please visit

I specialize in nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American intellectual history, including the history of psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis. At present I am editing a piece on the Yiddish literary culture in Europe on the eve of WWII, and working on a study of information access issues for independent scholars. In-library and archival work undertaken with pleasure; backgrounds for novels are a particular interest. Please call to discuss your research needs.

Eve Golden Research
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