The collection of Oral History Transcripts features the printed records of interviews with prominent psychoanalysts and their relatives, as well as materials from the Oral History Workshops of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 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 addition are the transcripts of interviews conducted by Elizabeth A. Danto and donated to BPSI in 2018. Also included are transcripts of Lucille Ritvo’s interviews with Anna Freud (1963), Helene Deutsch, and Muriel Gardiner (1968) – Courtesy of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Archives. The collection also includes a 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). The full list of the APsaA Oral History Workshops is posted online – some of the transcripts are not available in the archives.

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