The BPSI Archives were founded to identify, preserve, and make accessible records of permanent historic, legal or administrative value which document the history of BPSI and the activity of its members from as early as 1914. The Archives serve as a collective memory of BPSI and, thereby, contain historic documents, administrative records, personal papers, audio and video tapes, photographs and other materials pertaining to the history of BPSI and of psychoanalysis in general.
The Archives contain monographs and other materials published by BPSI members, and have an active oral history program, recording and preserving interviews of analysts and others connected to BPSI. All collections are housed in the Archives Room, accessible through the library. Browse our full Collection Index to retrieve information for each specific archive. Photo materials are listed in the Photographs and Exhibits section of the web site: many images are digitized and could be requested for a fee. Information about Oral History Interviews and BPSI Event Recordings could be found under Audiovisual Materials: copies of recordings are available upon request. You can now Pay for Archival Services Online.
Collections are open to all Members, Candidates, friends of BPSI, researchers and scholars. Access to the BPSI Archives must be requested in writing to Olga Umansky, MLS, Librarian/Archivist, and supported by a statement of purpose. For further information regarding access, please refer to the Archives Policies & Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call BPSI at 617-266-0953 ext. 104.