American Psychoanalytic Association Records, 1930-2010 (Ongoing)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Psychoanalytic Association, Sanford Gifford, M.D., 1918-2013
Title: American Psychoanalytic Association Records, 1930-2010 (Ongoing)
Dates: 1930-2010 (Ongoing)
Quantity: Five manuscript boxes
Abstract: This collection focuses on the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and APsaA's Archives and History Committee. The collection is made up of two series relating to the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). Series I (American Psychoanalytic Association Records, 1933-1977) contains miscellaneous papers relating to the activities of APsaA during the first few decades of the Association's existence. Series II (American Psychoanalytic Association History and Archives Committee Records, 1971-2010, unknown) contains the papers of Dr. Sanford Gifford (Director of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a co-chair of the Committee) relating to the activity of the History and Archives Committee. Specifically, Series II focuses on meetings of the Committee, correspondence with Committee members, background concerning the Committee's Oral History Workshops, some of Dr. Sanford Gifford's Oral History Projects, and assorted other interviews. For information on audio and transcripts from APsaA's Oral History Workshops, see Oral History Workshops, 1975-2010 and Oral History Transcripts.
Identification: Ms. N-035
Languages: English

Historical Note

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) was founded in 1911 and is the oldest national psychoanalytic society. It is a professional organization for psychoanalysts, focusing on education, research, and membership development. The History and Archives Committee of APsaA holds annual meetings and provides workshops related to various historical topics within psychoanalysis.

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Scope and Content Note

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), the oldest and largest national organization for professional psychoanalysts in the United States, was founded in 1911. APsaA is a publisher of a peer-reviewed quarterly scholarly Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA), the creator of the professional standards and ethics for psychoanalysts, and a constituent of the International Psychoanalytical Association. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is an affiliate of the American Psychoanalytic Association. The small collection of APsaA records held at BPSI Archives reflects the old versions of APsaA constitutions and by-laws, earlier minutes and meeting related correspondence. The records of APsaA's History and Archives Committee contains documentation relating to the activities of the Committee and its members, including budgetary breakdowns, committee reports and preparations for meetings, meeting attendance, and correspondence (letters, e-mails, and short notes). Records of the History and Archives Committee also include correspondence, preparation notes, and drafts of speeches given at the Committee's annual Oral History Workshops.

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Restrictions

Restrictions to Access

If you wish to access any records in the BPSI Archives, please email library@bpsi.org or call 617-266-0953 ext 104.

Copyright Notice

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

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Index of Terms

Subjects:

Oral history--Methodology
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis and literature--United States
Psychoanalysis--Case studies
Psychoanalysis--History
Sound archives

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Organizations:

American Psychoanalytic Association

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the American Psychoanalytic Association Records (1930-Ongoing), [Series name and number, box number, folder number] The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Newton, MA, USA

Acquisitions Information

Series I was donated to BPSI over time through the papers of several members of the APsaA. Series II was donated to the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute by the family of Sanford Gifford during Summer 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Kaitlin Clark Hackbarth (February-May 2016). Encoded by Kaitlin Clark Hackbarth (March-May 2016).

The materials in this collection have been re-housed in acid free folders when necessary and placed in an archival box. All paperclips and most staples have been removed and replaced by Plastic Clips for the sake of preserving the documents and preventing rusting. The folders have been reordered based on dates represented in folders. The folder's place in original order is printed on the back of the folder. Documents inside of folders maintain original order.

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Content

Series I-American Psychoanalytic Association Records, 1933-1977

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Box 1-American Psychoanalytic Association, 1933-1977

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f.01 Constitutions – old versions, 1933-1945
f.02 By-laws – old versions, 1935-1951
f.03 Correspondence, 1935-1946
f.04 Constitution and by-laws, 1945, 1951-1952
f.05 Minutes – executive council, December 4, 1952
f.06 Revision of by-laws, December 1957
f.07 Harriet Robie, Bertram D. Lewin seminar “Vulnerable Child,” 1957, 1975
f.08 Rosters, 1952-1953, 1964-1965, 1968-1969
f.09 From Ives Hendrick’s papers, 1930, 1936, 1948, 1976
f.10 American Psychoanalytic Association: copy of an entry by D’Amore (1977) In International encyclopedia of psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis and neurology, Vol. 2, p. 7-10
Series II-American Psychoanalytic Association History and Archives Committee Records, 1971-2010, unknown

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Box 2-American Psychoanalytic Association Records History and Archives Committee Records, 1971-1983

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f.01 Archives Committee, 1971-1977
f.02 Correspondence and Biographies re: 1973 Symposium “Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in New England 1894-1994”
f.03 Rochester Correspondence History and Archives Workshops #39, 1974, 1993
f.04 Denver, 1974
f.05 Doctors Trained About Workshops #4, December 1975
f.06 D’Amore (Committee Report and WA White), March 1976
f.07 Archives Committee (Correspondence on Res. Workshops and Meetings), 1977-1978
f.08 Mrs. Fischer (Re: Date of BPSI), January 1978
f.09 Archives Committee, 1978-1979
f.10 Archives Committee Chicago Meeting, May 1979
f.11 History and Archives San Francisco (Disc. of Sullaway, Eiden MS), May 1980
f.12 MSS for History and Archives OHWs, San Diego, 1981, 1984
f.13 History and Archives Funds, 1983-1985
f.14 History and Archives Committee Meeting Correspondence, New York City, 1983
f.15 Correspondence re: OHW: “Emigre Analysts on West Coast,”San Diego, 1983
f.16 Correspondence re History and Archives Committee for OHW #19, Child Psychoanalysis III, 1983
Box 3-American Psychoanalytic Association Records History and Archives Committee Records, 1984-1991

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f.01Correspondence re: San Diego OHS, 1984
f.02 San Diego American Psychoanalytic Association Meeting, May 1984
f.03 Julia Services (Correspondence Concerning Wilkinson, Engel, and Ed Joseph), 1984
f.04 Correspondence and minutes re: History and Archives Committee Planning for Workshop (Library of Congress), December 1984
f.05 Correspondence re: History and Archives Workshop on Russell Jacoby, December 1984
f.06 Notes and Correspondence re: OHW #22, “Psychoanalysis in Denver up to 1985,” Denver, Colorado
f.07 History and Archives Committee Workshop Correspondence and Grotjahn MS for Meeting, Washington, December 1986
f.08 History and Archives Workshop (Use Gotsch, New York City, December 12, 1986
f.09 Chicago History and Archives Committee Meeting Correspondence, May 1987
f.10 History and Committee Appointment Letters and Minutes, November-December 1988
f.11 Sanford Gifford Correspondence and Notes, 1989-1993 (bulk 1990-1991)
f.12 Library of Congress: Guide, 1990
f.13 New York Psychoanalytic Part II (MSS of Speakers), May 1990
f.14 Plans for New York City Part II, May 1990
f.15 Plans for Psychoanalytic Libraries, PSaA, May 1991
Box 4-American Psychoanalytic Association Records History and Archives Committee Records, 1992-2009

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f.01 MSS from OHW #39, “Psychoanalysis in Latin America,” New York City, 1992
f.02 History and Archives Committee Minutes and Correspondence re: Meeting D.C., May 1992
f.03 History and Archives #39 Rochester and Correspondence Concerning R.J. Cohen, 1992-1993
f.04 History and Archives Committee Minutes, 1993, 1998-2000, 2002, 2006, 2008
f.05 Correspondence and MSS re: OHW #39 (Grayson, Bartlett, Mangolis, Thaler, Engel), December 16, 1993
f.06 Correspondence re: OHW #38 (“Psychoanalysis in San Fransisco”), 1993
f.07 Nellie L. Thompson (Esp. MS on Women in Psychoanalysis I), 1994 [see also:
f.08 Workshops (Early Women in Psychoanalysis), December 1994
f.09 #44 Woman in Psychoanalysis III Gifford MS on Beta Rank and Marian Putnam, 1996
f.10 3 Papers by E. Weigert, G. Hornstein, and N. Thompson, OHW #52 “Women in Psychoanalysis,” (New York City) December 14, 2000
f.11 History and Archives Budget and Annual Report, July 2002 and 2004-2005, 2006
f.12 Rapaport Workshop Correspondence re: OHW #62, January 2006
f.13 Berthelsdorf Correspondence Plus MS, May 2006
f.14 Billing for HSA (Nerissa Steele) and History and Archives Program, June 2006 and July 2007-2009
Box 5-American Psychoanalytic Association Records History and Archives Committee Records," 2005-2010, unknown

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f.01 History and Archives Annual Report and Budget, August 2005 and July 2006 and January 2007, 2008, 2099, 2010
f.02 2 MSS by N. Thompson and Unknown for OHW #64, “Resonances and Problems in Archival Research” (New York City), January 2007
f.03 History and Archives (Annual Report and Communication from Diane O’D), January 2008 and February 2008
f.04 Correspondence and MSS re: OHW #68, “Psychoanalysis and War,” New York City, January 2009
f.05 2 MSS by Howard Schlossman on “Psychoanalysis and War” OHW, New York City, January 2009
f.06 MS by Erika Schmidt, OHW #69 “History of Child Analysis,” January 2010
f.07 Gifford Correspondence with Robert Grayson, plus OHW [date unknown]; Meyers, Blum, Michels, Calder, Wiederman, Silber, Grayson Chair