American Psychoanalytic Association Records, 1930-2010 (Ongoing)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Psychoanalytic Association
Title: American Psychoanalytic Association Records, 1930-2010 (Ongoing)
Dates: 1930-2010 (Ongoing)
Quantity: Nine manuscript boxes
Abstract: This collection focuses on the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), APsaA's Archives and History Committee, and APsaA's Association of Administrators Meeting Records and Related Materials. The collection is made up of three 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. Series III (APsaA's Association of Administrators Meeting Records and Related Materials, 1957-2010) contains papers relating to the meetings and activities of the Association of Administrators. The Association of Administrators was previously known as the Group of Executive Secretaries (GOES) and as the Executive Secretaries of the Institutes and Training Centers, and Series III contains documents relating to each iteration of the organization.
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. The Association of Administrators holds annual meetings and provides support to the Administrators of the affiliate Institutes of APsaA.

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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. The records of APsaA's Association of Administrators contains documents relating to the three iterations of the group up to the present: the Executive Secretaries of the Institutes and Training Centers, the Group of Executive Secretaries (GOES), and the Association of Administrators. These records include financial reports, preparations for and summaries of meetings, correspondence, and brief histories of the group over the years.

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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:

Administration
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. Series III was collected by Diana M. Nugent, BPSI Administrative Director from 1982-2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Kaitlin Clark Hackbarth (February-May 2016) and Mary Millage (February-April 2018). Encoded by Kaitlin Clark Hackbarth (March-May 2016) and Mary Millage (March-April 2018).

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. Series III has been scanned and digital copies are available.

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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
Series III-American Psychoanalytic Association Association of Administrators Meeting Records and Related Materials, 1957-2010

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Box 6-American Psychoanalytic Association Association of Administrators Meeting Records and Related Materials, 1957-1964

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f.01 Miscellaneous
f.02 Executive Secretaries of the Institutes and Training Centers December 5, 1957 Meeting
f.03 Executive Secretaries of the Institutes and Training Centers May 5, 1958 Meeting
f.04 Group of Executive Secretaries April 22, 1959 Meeting
f.05 Group of Executive Secretaries May 5, 1960 Meeting
f.06 Group of Executive Secretaries December 8, 1960 Meeting
f.07 Group of Executive Secretaries Summary of Meetings, 1957-1960
f.08 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1960-1961
f.09 Group of Executive Secretaries May 5, 1961 Meeting
f.10 Group of Executive Secretaries December 8, 1961 Meeting
f.11 Personnel Practices Questionnaire, 1961
f.12 Group of Executive Secretaries May 4, 1962 Meeting
f.13 Group of Executive Secretaries December 7, 1962 Meeting
f.14 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1962
f.15 Group of Executive Secretaries May 3, 1963 Meeting
f.16 Group of Executive Secretaries December 6, 1963 Meeting
f.17 Stages of Candidates’ Training Questionnaire and Responses, 1963
f.18 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1963-1964
f.19 Mailings and Meeting Calendars
f.20 Group of Executive Secretaries April 23, 1964 Meeting
f.21 Group of Executive Secretaries December 4, 1964 Meeting
f.22 The American Psychoanalytic Association List of Approved Training Institutes, 1964
f.23 Terminology Project, 1964
Box 7-American Psychoanalytic Association Association of Administrators Meeting Records and Related Materials, 1965-1973

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f.01 Group of Executive Secretaries April 27, 1965 Meeting
f.02 Group of Executive Secretaries May 3, 1966 Meeting
f.03 Group of Executive Secretaries December 16, 1966 Meeting
f.04 Group of Executive Secretaries May 5, 1967 Meeting
f.05 Group of Executive Secretaries December 15, 1967 Meeting
f.06 Group of Executive Secretaries May 10, 1968 Meeting
f.07 Group of Executive Secretaries December 19, 1968 Meeting
f.08 Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute 35th Anniversary
f.09 Group of Executive Secretaries 10th Anniversary
f.10 History of the Group of Executive Secretaries
f.11 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1966-1968
f.12 Group of Executive Secretaries Meeting Attendance, 1963-1969
f.13 Group of Executive Secretaries May 2, 1969 Meeting
f.14 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1969
f.15 Group of Executive Secretaries December 9, 1969 Meeting
f.16 Newsletters, 1960-1970
f.17 Group of Executive Secretaries Statement of Purpose, April 1970 draft
f.18 Photographs from the Group of Executive Secretaries May 5, 1970 Meeting
f.19 Group of Executive Secretaries May 5, 1970 Meeting
f.20 American Psychoanalytic Association List of Approved Training Institutes September 1970
f.21 Group of Executive Secretaries December 15, 1970 Meeting
f.22 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1970
f.23 Group of Executive Secretaries response to 1970 William S. Robbins Memorandum
f.24 Group of Executive Secretaries Correspondence with the International Psycho-Analytical Association
f.25 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1971
f.26 Bertram Lewin Death
f.27 Group of Executive Secretaries April 27, 1971 Meeting
f.28 Helen Ross Lecture, June 1, 1971
f.29 Group of Executive Secretaries December 14, 1971 Meeting
f.30 Group of Executive Secretaries November 28, 1972 Meeting
f.31 Group of Executive Secretaries April 25, 1972 Meeting
f.32 The American Psychoanalytic Association List of Approved Training Institutes, 1972-1973
f.33 Group of Executive Secretaries May 1, 1973 Meeting
f.34 Group of Executive Secretaries December 11, 1973 Meeting
Box 8-American Psychoanalytic Association Association of Administrators Meeting Records and Related Materials, 1974-1989

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f.01 Group of Executive Secretaries April 30, 1974 Meeting
f.02 Sue Joshel speech May 1974
f.03 Group of Executive Secretaries December 10, 1974 Meeting
f.04 Arthur F. Valenstein letter regarding the Buckley Amendment, 1974
f.05 Group of Executive Secretaries April 29, 1975 Meeting
f.06 Group of Executive Secretaries December 16, 1975 Meeting
f.07 Group of Executive Secretaries May 4, 1976 Meeting
f.08 Group of Executive Secretaries December 14, 1976 Meeting
f.09 Educational Statistical Information Gathering Query, 1976
f.10 Group of Executive Secretaries April 26, 1977 Meeting
f.11 Group of Executive Secretaries December 13, 1977 Meeting
f.12 Executive Secretary Retirement Plan Correspondence, 1977
f.13 Group of Executive Secretaries May 2, 1978 Meeting
f.14 Group of Executive Secretaries December 12, 1978 Meeting
f.15 Relationship of the Group of Executive Secretaries to the American Psychoanalytic Association
f.16 Mollie L. Schoenberg Correspondence, 1972-1978
f.17 Group of Executive Secretaries May 13, 1979 Meeting
f.18 The 31st International Psycho-Analytical Congress, 1979
f.19 Group of Executive Secretaries December 11, 1979 Meeting
f.20 Group of Executive Secretaries April 29, 1980 Meeting
f.21 Group of Executive Secretaries December 16, 1980 Meeting
f.22 Merrill Whitney Correspondence, 1959-1980
f.23 Group of Executive Secretaries May 5, 1981 Meeting
f.24 Association of Administrators December 15, 1981 Meeting
f.25 Association of Administrators May 11, 1982 Meeting
f.26 Association of Administrators December 14, 1982 Meeting
f.27 Linnea Hopper Correspondence, 1982
f.28 Association of Administrators April 26, 1983 Meeting
f.29 Association of Administrators December 13, 1983 Meeting
f.30 Association of Administrators May 1, 1984 Meeting
f.31 Association of Administrators December 18, 1984 Meeting
f.32 Association of Administrators May 14, 1985 Meeting
f.33 Association of Administrators December 17, 1985 Meeting
f.34 Association of Administrators May 6, 1986 Meeting
f.35 Association of Administrators December 16, 1986 Meeting
f.36 Association of Administrators May 5, 1987 Meeting
f.37 Association of Administrators Data Sharing Questionnaire Summer 1987
f.38 Association of Administrators December 15, 1987 Meeting
f.39 Association of Administrators May 3, 1988 Meeting
f.40 Association of Administrators December 13, 1988 Meeting
f.41 Association of Administrators May 2, 1989 Meeting
f.42 Association of Administrators December 12, 1989 Meeting
Box 9-American Psychoanalytic Association Association of Administrators Meeting Records and Related Materials, 1990-2010

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f.01 Association of Administrators May 8, 1990 Meeting
f.02 Association of Administrators December 4, 1990 Meeting
f.03 Association of Administrators May 7, 1991 Meeting
f.04 Association of Administrators December 17, 1991 Meeting
f.05 Association of Administrators April 28, 1992 Meeting
f.06 Association of Administrators December 15, 1992 Meeting
f.07 Association of Administrators May 18, 1993 Meeting
f.08 Association of Administrators December 14, 1993 Meeting
f.09 Association of Administrators December 13, 1994 Meeting
f.10 Association of Administrators May 13, 1995 Meeting
f.11 Association of Administrators December 12, 1995 Meeting
f.12 Association of Administrators April 30, 1996 Meeting
f.13 Association of Administrators May 13, 1997 Meeting
f.14 Association of Administrators December 17, 1997 Meeting
f.15 Association of Administrators May 26, 1998 Meeting
f.16 Association of Administrators December 15, 1998 Meeting
f.17 Association of Administrators May 11, 1999 Meeting
f.18 Association of Administrators December 14, 1999 Meeting
f.19 Association of Administrators By-laws, 1999-ongoing
f.20 Association of Administrators May 9, 2000 Meeting
f.21 Association of Administrators December 12, 2000 Meeting
f.22 Association of Administrators May 1, 2001 Meeting
f.23 Association of Administrators December 18, 2001 Meeting
f.24 Association of Administrators May 14, 2002 Meeting
f.25 Association of Administrators January 21, 2003 Meeting
f.26 Association of Administrators June 17, 2003 Meeting
f.27 Association of Administrators January 20, 2004 Meeting
f.28 Association of Administrators June 22, 2004 Meeting
f.29 Association of Administrators January 18, 2005 Meeting
f.30 Association of Administrators June 7, 2005 Meeting
f.31 Association of Administrators January 17, 2006 Meeting
f.32 Association of Administrators June 13, 2006 Meeting
f.33 Association of Administrators Contact List, c. 2006/2007
f.34 Association of Administrators January 16, 2007 Meeting
f.35 Association of Administrators June 19, 2007 Meeting
f.36 Association of Administrators January 15, 2008 Meeting
f.37 Association of Administrators June 17, 2008 Meeting
f.38 Association of Administrators January 13, 2009 Meeting
f.39 Attendance of Executive Secretaries at American Psychoanalytic Association Meetings
f.40 Association of Administrators January 12, 2010 Meeting
f.41 Association of Administrators Treasurer Reports, 1999-2010
f.42 Correspondence, 2009-2010