Jean L. Baer papers,, 1934-1988

Overview of the Collection

Baer, Jean L., 1926-
Jean L. Baer papers,
1934-1988 (inclusive)
19 cubic feet (19 boxes)
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American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Jean L. Baer (1926-1992) an author of personal self help books aimed at women, graduated from Cornell University in 1944. She was publicity director at "Seventeen" magazine in 1965 when her first book "Follow Me," a travel guide for single women was published. She later published "The Single Girl Goes to Town" in 1968 and shortly afterwards married Herbert Fensterheim, a clinical psychologist. They wrote several books together on psychological writings, including "Don't Say Yes When You Want to Say No" (1975), "Stop Running Scared" (1977) and "Making Life Feel All Right When It Feels All Wrong" (1988). Baer also wrote "The Self-Chosen," a study of American Jewish elite after World War II in 1982.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains materials relating to Baer's writings, including correspondence (1965-1988) mostly regarding publication and publicity for her books; subject files on women's issues, male-female relationships and psychology (1934-1988); extensive transcripts of interviews used to write her books; the galley for "Stop Running Scared"; and photographs of Baer (1968).

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Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

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There are no known other archival collections created by Jean L. Baer at the date of processing.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Interpersonal relations.
  • Jews -- United States -- Biography.
  • Psychological literature -- Women authors.
  • Psychology, Applied.
  • Self-help techniques.

Personal Names

  • Fensterheim, Herbert, 1921-2011.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs.


  • Women authors.