The collection of Oral History Transcripts features the printed records of interviews with prominent psychoanalysts and their relatives. Some of the transcripts were created from the sound recordings in the larger BPSI Oral History Interviews collection (see Audiovisual Materials), while others do not have corresponding audio records in the BPSI Archives. Many of the featured interviews have been conducted and recorded by Dr. Sanford Gifford, the Director of BPSI Archives.  The most recent additions to the collection are the transcripts of interviews with Anna Freud (1963), Helene Deutsch, and Muriel Gardiner (1968) conducted by Lucille Ritvo (courtesy of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Archives), Dr. Gifford’s interview with Janet Brown (2004), and the typescript of an interview with Jeanne de Groot Lampl by Christien Brinkgreve translated from German (1986). The transcripts of Oral History Workshops conducted by the American Psychoanalytic Association History and Archives Committee since 1974 have been added to the collection in 2014 (see boxes 6-10).

Finding Aid for this collection is available here.


Related BPSI Collections

American Psychoanalytic Association Records, 1930-2010
Audiovisual Materials
Gifford, Sanford

Related Archives
The Archives of The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
NLM Archives: American Child Clinic and Child Psychiatry Movement Interview Collection, 1975-1978 (tapes and transcripts)
The Carter-Jenkins Center Historical Footage

Related Sites
Oral History Association