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cover artThe Memoirs series changed names frequently, paralleling the subtle name changes that the Center of Alcohol Studies underwent in the 1940s. Starting out as Memoirs of the School of Alcohol Studies, it later changed to Memoirs of the Section on Alcohol Studies, and finally Memoirs of the Section of Studies on Alcohol. These were a series of six monographs designed to serve as another medium for disseminating the same or similar information that was published in the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol (QJSA).

As these items themselves appeared in QJSA, they are currently under copyright from Alcohol Research Documentation, Inc. Provided here are the covers, title pages, table of contents (if available), and first page of each work. The full articles, as they appeared in QJSA, can be purchased for a fee of $29. Please contact the editorial office of the JSAD for purchase.

List of Memoirs

No. 1 – Sociology and the problems of alcohol. Foundations for a sociological study of drinking behavior. By Selden D. Bacon, PhD

No. 2 – Inebriety, social integration, and marriage. By Selden D. Bacon, PhD

No. 3 – Adult adjustment of foster children of alcoholic and psychotic parentage and the influence of the foster home. By Anne Roe, PhD and Barbara Burks, PhD, with a chapter on sibling adjustment in collaboration with Bela Mittelmann, MD

No. 4 – Some economic aspects of alcohol problems. By Benson Y. Landis, PhD

No. 5 – Phases in the drinking history of alcoholics. Analysis of a survey conducted by the Grapevine, official organ of Alcoholics Anonymous. By E. M. Jellinek, ScD

No. 6 – A Rorschach study on the psychological characteristics of alcoholics. By Charlotte Buhler, PhD and D. Welty Lefever, PhD

Bonus* – Alcohol and creative work, part 1: Painters. By Anne Roe, PhD

*The title “Alcohol and creative work” was listed as ‘In preparation’ to be included among the Memoirs series, but was apparently never added. However, in 1946, Dr. Roe published “Alcohol and creative work, part 1: Painters,” in the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol, which may have been the result of that study. No further installments in this series were published.