Oral History Interview Records,1953-2008, bulk 1973-2008

 


Descriptive Summary

Creator Dr. Sanford Gifford
Title: Oral History Interview Records, 1953-2008, bulk 1973-2008
Dates: 1953-2008
Quantity: about 258 cassettes and about 75 audio files
Abstract Sanford Gifford was a well-known psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, historian, and the BPSI Archives Director. He served as the Hanns Sachs Library Director from 1966 to 2000, taught many BPSI seminars, and helped to develop the BPSI Archives. The creator of our unique Oral History Interviews project, he recorded conversations with noted psychoanalysts and their relatives for over thirty years. This series consists of audio files related to people prominent in the field of psychoanalysis.
Identification: MS-N029 and AU-N002
Languages: Description is in English

Historical Note

Sanford Gifford was a well-known psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, historian, and the BPSI Archives Director. He served as the Hanns Sachs Library Director from 1966 to 2000, taught many BPSI seminars, and helped to develop the BPSI Archives. The creator of our unique Oral History Interviews project, he recorded conversations with noted psychoanalysts and their relatives for over thirty years. In addition to his work for the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Dr. Gifford taught at Harvard Medical School, worked at West Roxbury VA hospital, and chaired the History and Archives Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He published widely and contributed many historical and biographical materials to the BPSI Archives.

 


Scope and Content

This series consists of audio files related to people prominent in the field of psychoanalysis. It features interviews with many noted psychoanalysts and their family members, such as Grete Bibring, Helene Deutsch, Suzanne and Martin Deutsch, Marie Briehl, Mrs. Martin Peck, Maria Piers, Renee Spitz, and many others.

All interviews conducted by Dr. Sanford Gifford unless otherwise noted.

Series Arrangement

Arranged into four subseries. Subseries I is arranged alphabetically and includes Oral History Interviews with both transcripts and audio availalbe, unless otherwise noted. Subseries II is arranged alphabetically and consists of interviews that are audio files only. Subseries III is arranged chronologically and contains Oral History Interviews of Sanford Gifford, composed of both transcripts and audio files, unless otherwise noted. Subseries IV is composed of interviews only available on audio cassette at this time, arranged alphabetically.

 


Restrictions

Restrictions to Access

If you wish to access any records in the BPSI Archives, please email archives@bostonpsychoanalytic.org or call 617-266-0953.

Copyright Notice

Please contact The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute for copyright information.

 


Index Terms

Useful subject terms:

Names:

Bibring, Grete

Briehl, Marie

Deutsch, Helene

Deutsch, Martin

Deutsch, Suzanne

Gifford, Dr. Sanford

Kirsner, Douglas

Peck, Mrs. Martin

Piers, Maria

Ritvo, Lucille

Semrad, Elvin

Spitz, René

Subjects:

Oral history

Psychoanalysis

 


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Oral History Interview Records, The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Sanford Gifford, Director of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, to the repository, 2005-2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Olga Umansky, 2008

Encoded by Amanda Zwolsky, March 2010

Updated by Alyssa Staples, July 2014

 


Description of the Collection

Subseries I: Oral History Interviews Transcripts and Audio Files, 1953-2008
This series consists of transcripts and audio unless otherwise noted.
Arranged alphabetically.
Balint, Enid by Sanford Gifford and Joel Rosen, March-April 1989.
Bibring, Grete: by Oliver Cope on May 11, 1973, by Otto Marx on September 6, 1973 and by Dr. Sanford Gifford on November 1, 1974, April 11, 1976, April 13, 1976, and April 17, 1976
Only Oliver Cope’s interview of May 11, 1973 has been transcribed
Briehl, Walter: May 2, 1974
Briehl, Marie: December 21, 1984 and December, 1985
Brown, Janet: February 25, 2004
Two audio files. One file is in regards to Putnam Children’s Center.
Cobb, Elizabeth Amy: October 1, 1974
Elizabeth Cobb interview pt. 1
Handwritten notes of conversations and typescripts created from longhand notes, 1974-1978.
Dawes, Lydia: May 7, 1973
2 copies with annotations.
Deutsch, Helene: Yale University, sometime after 1963
There is no audio file available.
Deutsch, Helene: by Sanford Gifford, Cecil Mushatt, and Thomas Morris, June-July, 1965
Revised copy excerpts added on April, 2009. Full original placed in the Helene Deutsch Collection.
Deutsch, Helene: by Sanford Gifford, Cecil Mushatt, and Thomas Morris, July 13, 1966
Revised copy excerpts added on April, 2009. Full original placed in the Helene Deutsch Collection.
Deutsch, Helene: by Sanford Gifford, August 10, 1966
Revised copy excerpts added on April, 2009. Full original placed in the Helene Deutsch Collection.
Erikson, Erik: Interviewed by Howard B. Levine and Dan Jacobs, November 13, 1984
Erikson, Erik and Joan: November 3, 1984
Erikson, Joan with Bernhard Handlebauer: April 15, 1996
Fenichel, Clare: May 1984
Franks, Juanita (Walter Langer’s first wife): May 22, 1999
Telephone interview. There is no audio file associated with this transcript.
Fries, Margaret: December 13, 1978
Gardiner, Muriel: by Brenda Webster, APA Workshop, December, 1975
Gardiner, Muriel: December 1968
Groot Lampl, Jeanne de: by Christien Brinkgreve, translated from German by Charlotte I. Loeb, 1986
There is no audio file associated with this transcript.
Hendrick, Ives: by residents of Boston Psychopathic Hospital, about 1962
Howard, Mrs.: April 20, 1978
At this time, it is unclear what her first name is or who her husband is. Tape says it is re: Eleanne(?) Clay and Elaine Lewis. Writing unclear, but perhaps reads “Mother of Eleanne and Elaine.”
Howe, Louisa: by Catherine Holt, 1995-1996
There is no audio file associated with this transcript.
Howe, Louisa: by David J. Kallen, 1995-1996
There is no audio file associated with this transcript
Jackson, Edith: 1974
Jessner, Lucie: November 30, 1972
Transcript and related correspondence.
Kohut, Heinz: by Susan Quinn, March 29, 1980
Kush, Louise: August 27, 2008
Kubie, Lawrence S.: around December, 1972
Transcript and background information.
Langer, Leonard (Walter Langer’s nephew): August 17, 1999
Loewenfeld, Henry and Yela: April 24, 1994
Ludwig,Alfred Oscar: 1983-1984
Recorded in six sessions.
Ludwig, Alfred: May-June 1984
Earlier incomplete transcripts.
MacPherson, Donald: March 28, 1973 and February 28, 1973
The transcript is only available for March 28, 1973.
Menashi, Ann: Notes by Ann Menashi during child analysis interviews, May 1985
There is no audio file associated with this transcript.
Myerson, David, Max Day, and Sanford Gifford: November 4, 2000
2 copies
Pavenstedt, Eleanor: September 26, 1976
2 copies: one is a revised transcript with the introduction and commentary by Sanford Gifford.
Pinderhughes, Charles: December 7, 1994
Pokross, David: March 24, 1979
Putnam, Molly: August 11, 1971
Transcript only. There is no audio file associated with this transcript.
Ritvo, Lucille: Interviews by Lucille Ritvo. Courtesy of The Archives of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
Talk with Anna Freud. Yale University, 1963.
There is no audio file available.
Robey, Harriet: by Sanford Gifford and Ingrid Gifford, March 24, 1984
2 copies, the latest revision is from March 5, 2001.
Taylor, Ms. Martha and Mrs. John H.: April 8, 1973
Waelder-Hall, Jenny: August 1973
Typescript 14pp. Bethesda, MD
Waelder-Hall, Jenny: by Sanford Gifford and Ingrid Gifford, August 18, 1982
Typescript, 47pp. Santa Barbara, CA
Waelder-Hall, Jenny: 1988-1989. Remarks for the Oral History Workshop on eminent “Women in Psychoanalysis”, Part 5, chaired by Nellie Thompson. American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, December 14, 2000.
There is no audio file associated with this transcript.
Wilbur, George B.: May 16, 1971
There is no audio file associated with this transcript.
Wolff, Anna: November 13, 1986

 

Subseries II: Oral History Interviews: Audio Files Only, 1953-2008
This series consists of audio cassettes and mp3 files from oral history interviews.
Arranged alphabetically.
Abbott, John, April 8-April 9, 1973
Adams, Alice: August 1, 1995
Aisenian, John with Max Day: October 21, 2000
Baldwin, Betty: May 9, 1993
Baldwin, Betty: October 31, 1993, Pt. 1
Baldwin, Betty: October 31, 1993, Pt. 2
Bandler, Bernard, February 20, 1975
Barrett, William, August 9, 1974
Berezin, Martin, February 6, 1991-February 21, 1991
Bergman. Anni + Kostin: November 24, 2001
Berliner, Bernard, April 14, 1975
Bibring, Edward, May 31, 1953
Blom, Gaston (Jeb), March 25, 1985 and April 16, 1985
Briehl, Walter and Marie: December 23, 1968
Briehl, Marie and Walter, December 23, 1968, August 19, 1982, February 4, 1976
December 23 audio available in digital form only.
Briehl, Marie: Interviewed by Lucille Ritvo, December, 1984
Brown, Janet Interview by Sanford Gifford and Olga Umansky. May 18, 2011
audio available in digital form only.
Buxbaum, Edith, June 16, 1979
Cobb, Elizabeth: June, 1975
Elizabeth Cobb interview pt. 2.
Cobb, Stanley: September 23, 1999
Cochran, Marybelle: Novermber 10, 1997
Marybelle Cochran (nee Herman) was the daughter of W? Herman, referenced by Muriel Pokross.
Cohen, Murray: January 20, 1999 and February 8, 1999
Cohen, Murray: January 20, 1999 and February 16, 1999
David Mobley: Reports on the Elvin Semrad audio materials, May 21, 2001 and June 5, 2001 >
Dawes, Lydia, July 23, 1973
Day, Max and Johnson, June, November 18, 2000
Deutsch, Helene, March 28, 1973
Deutsch, Martin, ca. late 1980’s
Deutsch, Martin and Suzanne, March 12, 2002
Eger, William Interview by Sanford Gifford and Olga Umansky. December 20, 2010
audio available in digital form only.
Fecteau: March 6, 1980
Most likely Richard Fecteau of Lynn, Massachusetts. Restrictions may apply.
Fenichel, Clare, May 1-2, 1984
Fernandez, Dr., September 25, 1980 and October 9, 1980
Fliegel, Norris, December 15, 2000
Gardiner, M. Robert, March 12, 1999
Digital only.
Gellert, Miriam with Max Day and Sanford Gifford, February 24, 2001
Gottstein, Esther: n/d
This interview is dated 6/22, but no year is given.
Grotjahn, Martin, August 18, 1982
Handlbauer, Bernhard and Erikson, Joan, April 15, 1996
Hitschmann, Hedwig, May 17, 1973
Howard, Mrs.: April 20, 1978
At this time, it is unclear what her first name is or who her husband is. Tape says it is re: Eleanne(?) Clay and Elaine Lewis. Writing unclear, but perhaps reads “Mother of Eleanne and Elaine.”
Jessner, Lucie, November 30, 1972
Johnson, June, November 18, 2000
Kahn, Ernest, November 19, 1989
Kahn, Virginia, December 3, 1989
Kapit, Hannah, October 25, 2004
Kasanin, Mrs., August 4, 1974
Kirsner, Douglas: April 19, 1981
Kirsner, Douglas: July 15, 1992
Kirsner, Douglas: October 21, 1996
Kris, Marianne, December 12, 1979
Kubie, Lawrence and Jessner, Lucie, date unknown
Lehner, Hansi, September 29, 1977
Lightfoot, Orlando, May 21, 2001
Lindemann, Erich: Sanford Gifford’s report on the interview, August 7, 1974
Linenthal, Arthur, April 10, 1985
Lorand, Sandor, March 2, 1975, April 30, 1976, December 16, 1976
MacPherson, Christine, March 27, 1973
Mann, Harold and Muriel, October 21, 1996
Mann, Ida with Max Day and Sanford Gifford, April 24, 1999
Mohrer, Mary, March 1, 1985 and January 13, 1989
Nemiah, John, 1974 and July 15, 1975
Norman, Sarah, November 17, 1983, December 1, 1983, January 4, 1984, and March 1, 1984
Pappenheim, Elsie, December 13, 1973
Pavenstedt, Eleanor, September 26, 1976
Peck, Mrs. Martin, November 23, 1972
Piers, Maria, January 3, 1984, January 19, 1984, March 11, 1984, December 13, 1984, November 6, 1985, January 22, 1986, May 7, 1987, and April 16-17, 1988
Prochnik, George, July 20, 2004
Rexford, Eveoleen, April 30, 1984
Robey, Harriet, March 24, 1984
Rochlin, Gregory, April 23, 1985 and June 5-12, 1996
Rusnak, Marth Hendrick, May 12, 2004
Schoenberg, Mollie, September 14, 1982, October 6, 1982 and October 27, 1982, November 10, 1982, November 1982 and January 1983, November 17, 1982 and December 5, 1983, November 12, 2000
Segal, Hanna, March 25, 1986
Spitz, René , May 3, 1974
Tartakoff, Helen, February 15, 1975
Taylor, Marth and John, January 19, 1984, March 13, 1984
Tidd, Charles, December 20, 1976
Tisza, Vera, November 16-17, 1988
Weininger, Eva, May 21, 1981
Weisskopf, Victor, October 16, 1988
White, LeMoyne, February 19-20, 1978
Worchester, Constance, June 15, 1973 and July 20, 1983
Wyman, Dan, December 3, 1983

 

Subseries III: Sanford Gifford Interviews, 1953-2008
This series consists of audio cassettes and mp3 files from oral history interviews.
Arranged chronologically.
Sanford Gifford interviewed by BBC on October 21, 1999.
Interview for the BBC segment “America on the Couch.” The segment was not aired. No transcript availanble.
Sanford Gifford appearing in the BBC segment, “America on the Couch” on October 31, 1999
Unaired BBC segment. No transcript available.
Sanford Gifford and Daniel Pick: Psychoanalysis During the World War II Era, April 9, 2008 and September 17-24, 1008 and October 15, 2008
Sanford Gifford talking about how he became a psychoanalyst, October 15, 2008
Sanford Gifford and Olga Umansky on all recorded interviews, October 15, 2008
Sanford Gifford WWII experiences, November 19, 2008
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI)-Pine Split, December 3, 2008
Hitschman Information January 21, 2009
Sanford Gifford’s notes on Denver Oral History Workshop 1974, April 1, 2009
Sanford Gifford on his donation of Bach-Mai papers to Countaway, May 20, 2009
Sanford Gifford and Meghan Hardison on Grete Bibring Cookbook Project, October 2, 2009
Divided into two parts.
Sanford Gifford and Erin Dornbusch on Putnam Children’s Center, October 13, 2010
Notes for online exhibit project
Sanford Gifford and Terra Bianchi on Martin Grotjahn, August 11, 2010
On occasion of Dr. Gifford’s donation of Grotjahn’s papers to BPSI

 

Subseries IV: Oral History Interviews: Cassette tapes only. 1971-2005
This series consists of audio cassettes of oral history interviews.
Arranged alphabetically.
Baldwin, Betty: June 6, 1993
This cassette is damaged and cannot be digitized or played at this time.
Braucriller, Celso, August 21, 1968, August 19, 1979
The spelling of the name is unsure.
Deutsch, Martin: August, 2002
Sanford Gifford reads E.C. White’s notations of Martin Deutsch. Two cassettes.
Deutsch, Martin: March 28, 2002
Side B only. Martin and Suzanne Deutsch.
Deutsch, Martin: not dated.
Sanford Gifford reads notes on his phone call with Martin Deutsch.
Deutsch, Martin: not dated.
Martin Deutsch’s trasnlation of Hohendorf. Two cassettes.
FELIX I
This tape has limited descriptive information available. Most likely a tape about Felix Deutsch. Undated.
Formier, Maedi: not dated.
Sanford Gifford reads Maedi Formier’s diary.
Fuershier, Vermika: August 20, 2004
Goldman, Vivien and Mobley, David: March 27, 2002
Vivien Goldman and David Mobley on Elvin Semrad at BPSI.
Goldman, Vivien and Mobley, David: October 1, 2002
Vivien Goldman and David Mobley on Elvin Semrad at BPSI.
Handlbauer, Bernhard: April 14, 1996
Conversation between Bernhard Handlbauer, Ingrid Gifford, and Sanford Gifford.
Hitschmann, Hedwig: May 17, 1973
Conversation between Bernhard Handlbauer, Ingrid Gifford, and Sanford Gifford.
Jackson, Edith: May 3, 1974
Kapit, Hannah: August 19, 2003
Hannah Kapit interviewed at Suzanne’s.
Kaplan, Sam: October 7, 1996
Koff, Robert: August 28, 2001
Robert Koff and his wife.
Langer, Leonard: n/d
Langer, Leonard: n/d
McCarter, Peggy
Wife of Robert H. McCarter, 1916-1997.
Mailer, Norman: 1966
Charles Magraw interview of Norman Mailer and Stokely Carmichael.
Miles, Henry: May 10, 1991
Henry Miles interviewed in New Orleans.
Notman, Malkah: February 9, 2000
Pauero, Marta and Susana: April 23, 1979
Perman, Gerald: July 2, 1995
Gerald Perman interviewed in D.C.
Pokross, David and Muriel: November 17, 1997
Reid, Bob: March 27, 2002
Rochlin, Gregory: January 16, 1996
Schwabacher, Ethel: n/d
Ethel Schwabacher interviewed by Brenda Webster.
Schwabacher, Ethel and Gardiner, Muriel: n/d
Ethel Schwabacher and Muriel Gardiner interviewed by Brenda Webster.
Semrad, Elvin: March 12, 1971
Semrad, Elvin: May 14, 2005
Elvin Semrad interviewed at BPSI.
Semrad, Elvin: n/d
Three tapes, undated.
Spitz, Rene: n/d
Rene Spitz, Edith Jackson, and Maria Piers on tape.
Terry and Mitzy: May 28, 19??
Tape has little descriptive information. Terry and Mitzi are unknown. Date is May 28th, but year is unknown.
Vachon, Louis A.: April 29, 2003:
Valenstein, Arthur: February 2, 2002
Conversation between Arthur Valenstein, “Alex,” “Steve,” and Sanford Gifford. Alex and Steve not yet identified.
Valenstein, Arthur: March 18, 2002
Conversation between Arthur Valenstein, “Alex,” “Steve,” and Sanford Gifford. Alex and Steve not yet identified.
Valenstein, A.F. Febrauary 4, 2003:
Veltfort, Helene: October 11, 1985
Helene Veltfort and Hofstein on Otto Rauk.
Veltfort, Helene: May 10, 1996
Helene Veltfort interviewed at Martin Deutsch’s house.
Veltfort, Helene: May 22, 1996
Helene Veltfort interviewed at BPSI.
von Hippel, Marianne: September 24, 2003
Marianne von Hippel with her daughters.
von Hippel, Marianne: September 29, 2003
Marianne von Hippel with Karin von Hippel.
W., Francis: not dated.
Sanford Gifford reads notes on Francis W. Unclear about last name. First side only.
Wiener, Christina: September 5, 2001
Wiener, Christina: September 6, 2001
Sanford Gifford’s comments, postscript.
Wilkinson, Ronald: July 24, 1996
Ronald Wilkinson interviewed at the Library of Congress.
Wolff, Anna: n/d
Anna Wolff, M. Kanzer, and Lucille Ritvo are present on this tape.
Wyman, Helen: March 26, 1990
Wyman, Helen: November 3, 1990
Wyman, Helen: May 24-25, 1992
Wyman, Helen: May 25, 1992
Wyman, Helen: May 26, 1992
Wyman, Helen: May 3, 1995
This tape appears to be about Helen Wyman. Includes Gill, Mary, Hal, and Emmy.