M. Scott Peck Collection, 1950-2004
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Documents in this collection cover the years 1950 through 2004, with a few earlier documents such as the letters Scott Peck wrote to his parents from Phillips Exeter Academy, and some later documents such as recent book reviews of Glimpses of the Devil published by Knight Ridder/Tribune News in February 2005. The collection documents Scott Peck's journey to becoming one of the most prestigious psychiatrists of his era to explore the integration between spiritual and psychological growth. It documents Scott Peck’s thinking, development and spiritual journey, culminating with his encounter with Christianity and later the development of his ideas about peacemaking and problem resolution through community building.

The core of the collection is the series Biography containing articles and interviews describing Scott Peck’s life, work and worldview. It provides essential information for understanding the development of his ideas, beliefs, and relationships,as well as his personal, professional and public life. Many of the collection’s published articles and interviews are a rich and consistent source of data on Peck’s life and work. Scott Peck’s books in 25 different translations are included, as well as a comprehensivecollection of newspaper and magazine articles providing an overview of the public reaction to Scott Peck’s work. Scott Peck’s very active professional life after publishing The Road Less Traveled is also documented by the collection, as well as his thinking on such issues as the integration of science and spirituality, on the relationship between emotional and spiritual growth, and on the understanding and assessment of emotional and mental illnesses.

A broader understanding of Scott Peck’s social engagement can be provided by consulting The Papers of The Foundation for Community Encouragement (FCE), which describe FCE’s history, organization and  importance in promoting practical application of Scott Peck's ideas about community building, peacemaking, spiritual and psychological growth both for the individual and the community, and ultimately for the world.

Held at:
David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182 0002
Phone: (626) 584-5311
Fax: (626) 584-5613
Email: archives [at] fuller.edu
Created by: Peck, M. Scott (Morgan Scott) (1936-2005)
Volume: 34.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/2000.

The M. Scott Peck Collection is currently organized into 8 series:

I. Biography (boxes 1 – 4); II. Books (boxes 5 – 30); III. Other Professional Activities (boxes 31 - 36); IV. Psychiatry and Religion (box 37); V. Social/Political Views (box 38); VI. Correspondence (boxes 39 - 52); VII. Awards (boxes 53 - 55); VIII. Gifts and Memorabilia (boxes 56 – 60).

Due to their volume and significance, documents related to The Foundation for Community Encouragement have been organized as a separate collection, Collection 31: Foundation for Community Encouragement Collection

Access Restrictions: Supervised use only
Subject Index
Devil -- Christianity.
Exorcism -- United States -- Case studies.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: No more than 100 consecutive words from Peck's writings to be photocopied without seeking permission from the publishers of Peck's books, or 300 consecutive words from any other document in the collection, as per agreement with the Peck estate.
Technical Access Notes: For full Finding Aid email the archives.
Acquisition Notes: M. Scott Peck  Gift
Related Materials: Collection 31: Foundation for Community Encouragement