This collection features an assortment of materials, organized alphabetically by personal names and pertaining to the history of psychoanalysis. Consisting mainly of articles, clippings, biographies, and obituaries, the files often provide an important background information on the miscellaneous subjects and notable people not presented by the individual BPSI collections. Several files, containing additional materials for already established BPSI collections, were placed in the Vertical File to help researchers access a quick ready-reference resource without delving into larger archives.

Finding Aid for this collection is posted here (viewing it requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Related BPSI Collections
Assorted Correspondence, 1872-1996
Bibring, Edward (1894-1959) 
Bibring, Grete L. (1899-1977)
Bibring Photograph Collection
Dawes, Lydia Gibson (1896-1990)
Fox, Henry M. (1907-1987)
Hendrick, Ives (1898-1972)
Kaufman, M. Ralph (1900-1977)
Pavenstedt, Eleanor (1903-1993)
Pokross, David R. (1906-2003)
Putnam Children’s Center Collection (1942-1991)
Putnam Children’s Center Photographs, 1958-1966

Related Sites
Karl Abraham (from René DesGroseillers “Sigmund Freud – Life and Work”)
Alfred Adler (article by C. George Boeree)
Franz Alexander (article by Judd Marmor)
Franz Alexander‘s obituary by Thomas M. French (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Wilfred Bloomberg (New York Times Obituary)
Stanley Cobb: Neurologist and Psychiatrist (article by Benjamin V. White) Erik Erikson (Wikipedia entry) Henry A. Murray (Wikipedia entry)
Rank-Minzer, Beata (from International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis)
Book review of “An Ordinary Marriage” by Harriet Robey (New York Times)
Hanns Sachs (from
Norman E. Zinberg (article by Edward J. Khantzian)