BPSI Historical Files, 1935-2016

Descriptive Summary

Repository: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Creator: Boston Psychoanalystic Society and Institute (BPSI)
Title: BPSI Historical Files
Dates: 1935-2016
Quantity: 8 archival boxes
Abstract: This collection contains administrative records and miscellaneous materials of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Of particular note are materials relating to the early years of BPSI as well as 18 years worth of Audited Reports of the Treasurers and photographs of previous BPSI Presidents.
Identification: MS-N045
Languages: Materials are in English.

Historical Note

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI) is a membership organization with three principal programs: professional training, scientific activities, and service to the Boston and New England community of those interested in psychoanalysis and its applications. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI) is an American Psychoanalytic Association's affiliate society. The training, postgraduate and continuing education programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, and for individual programs for social workers, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The Boston Psychoanalytic Alliance is a division of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. BPSI became a formally recognized member of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1933. The Hanns Sachs Library and Archives have existed since 1937.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes assorted correspondence, material related to plans for the building at 15 Commonwealth Avenue, administrative materials from the early years of BPSI (syllabi, class schedule, events, etc.), minutes from meetings of several different committees, including but not limited to the following committees: Financial Situation, Institute Analysis, Faculty, Education, Nominating, Executive, Review, and Librarian and Archives. Eighteen years worth of Audited Reports of the Treasurers. Various other materials. Recent additions to this collection includes BPSI committee listings and rosters from 1930 to 2010.

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Restrictions to Access

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

Some content restricted to BPSI members.

Copyright Notice

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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in BPSI Historical Files, The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Newton, MA, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Materials collected and retained by BPSI.

Processing Information

Processing by Anna Dorste (2015). Machine readable encoding by Natalie Flammia (2015). Processing of Boxes 6 and 7 (administrative committee records) completed by Drew Brydon (2017). Updated by Lucy Davis (2019).

The materials in this collection have been re-housed in acid free folders when necessary and placed in an archival box. The original order has been preserved.

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Series I. Administrative Records

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Box 1.

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f.01 Seminars and instructors, 1935-1957
f.02 Early BPSI history, American Psychoanalytic Association meetings, 1939-1949
f.03 Library reports - excerpts from minutes, 1939-1958
f.04 Peck donation - library naming, 1940-1953
f.05 Library - miscellaneous, 1941-1967
f.06 Change of name from Boston Psychoanalytic Institute to BPSI, 1946-1947
f.07 Miscellaneous material - financial file, 1948-1961
f.08 “Financial office given to Dr. Hendrick,” 1949-1958
f.09 Telephone book, pre-1952
f.10 Correspondence received from Dr. Michaels re: early history of BPSI, March 1955
f.11 Miscellaneous correspondence concerning early history, 1956-1962
f.12 Vanderpol, Maurice. Correspondence concerning donation of book signed by Freud. 1973
f.13 Suzanne T. van Amerongen Memorial Library, 1983-1987
f.14 Mollie Schoenberg correspondence, February 1985
f.15 Oaths of allegiance signed by BPSI members [binder] 1952
f.16 Research on Massachusetts Teachers Oath, 1935-1967
f.17 Schedule for the 1949/50 seminars and related handwritten notes by Ingrid Gifford
f.18 Kris, Anton. Unlearning and Learning: BPSI Contribution, 1940-2010; The First S. Joseph Nemetz Memorial Lecture. BPSI, October 2, 2010
f.19 Note to Mr. Cabot, c1966, found in the first room Administrative Office's fireplace in 2010
Box 2.

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f.f.01-17 Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute: Audited Reports of the Treasures (1948-1966) [added in 2011]
Box 3. (added in 2014 from office files)

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f.01 BPSI syllabi and reading lists, (donated by Don Lipsitt) 1960 – 1964
f.02 15 Commonwealth Avenue floor plans and certifications, 1985-1994
f.03 15 Commonwealth Avenue building renovations and open house, 1985 – 2001
f.04 15 Commonwealth Avenues slides and furniture layout diagrams, 1986
f.05 Logo, 1993
f.06 William C. Ackerly M.D. The History and Architecture of 15 Commonwealth Avenue, 1993 -2001
f.07 Nemetz room redecoration, 1996 -1998
f.08 Musical events, 1996-1999
f.09 Magnolia tree, 1997
f.10 Freud bust memo, 1997
f.11 Considering relocation from 15 Commonwealth Avenue building, 1997-1999
f.12 Materials relating to BPSI building history at 15 Commonwealth Avenue
f.13 Discussion of sale/re-modeling of 15 Commonwealth Avenue
f.14 Early BPSI directory and syllabus/curriculum, including handwritten notes
Box 4. [archivist Natalie Flammia]

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f.01 MS on Privileged Communication, by Suarez and Balcanoff (date unknown)
f.02 BPSI Committee on Institute Analysis, 1960
f.03 BPSI Committee on Financial Situation, 1960
f.04 Ad Hoc Committee on Relationship of Society to Institute (1961)
f.05 Minutes from Ad Hoc Committee on Privileged Communication (1961-1971)
f.06 BPSI constitution (copy), analyst training manual (copy), correspondence re: emergency meeting of Cte. of Training Analysts, 1962-1974
f.07 Correspondence re: Committee on Privileged Communication (and notes), 1963-1973
f.08 Faculty Committee: notes, agendas, minutes, letters (1963-1974)
f.09 Ad Hoc Committee on Preservation of Records (1964-66)
f.10 Statement to American Psychoanalytic Institute re: Special Membership, 1964
f.11 Education Committee, 1964-1975
Box 5. [archivist Natalie Flammia]

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f.01 Librarian and Archives Committee Report (1966-1968)
f.02 Review Committee (1966-1968)
f.03 Executive Committee (1966-1970)
f.04 Community Psychiatry, 1967
f.05 BPSI Nominating Committee, 1967
f.06 Dr. Valenstein, History and development of the office of the Dean, 1972
f.07 Miscellaneous - Ad Hoc Survey, Ad Hoc Cte. Art, Newsletter, 1972-1974
f.08 BPSI Faculty - Correspondence, minutes (1973)
f.09 BPSI Annual Meeting, 1973
f.10 Sanford Gifford Correspondence, 1973
f.11 BPSI Business meetings, minutes, etc., 1973-1974
f.12 Election Committee, 1973-1974
f.13 Dr. Valenstein, copies correspondence re: BPSI/PINE split, BPSI changes, etc., 1973-1974
f.14 Ad Hoc Committee: Creation, Correspondence, 1973-1974
f.15 Committee of The Whole; minutes, etc., 1973-1974
f.16 Coordinating Committee, 1973-1974
f.17 Committee on New Training Facilities (1974)
f.18 Notes on Douglas Kirsner 1981-04-19 re: BPSI-PINE 1973-75
f.19 Library and Archives Committees, Annual Report 1989
f.20 American Psychoanalytic Committee on Libraries, 1991-1992 (Correspondence and Info)
f.21 American Psychoanalytic Committee on Libraries, 1993-1994 (Correspondence and Info)
Box 6. Officers and Committee Members [archivist Drew Brydon] 1947-2009

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f.01 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1947-1959
f.02 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1960-1969
f.03 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1970-1979
f.04 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1980-1984
f.05 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1985-1989
f.06 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1990-1994
f.07 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1995-1999
f.08 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 2000-2004
f.09 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 2005-2009
Box 7. Committee Rosters Organized by Committee Name [archivist Drew Brydon] 1930-1999

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f.01 Ad Hoc Committee Rosters of the Institute - 1961-1974
f.02 Ad Hoc Committee Rosters of the Society - 1957-1975
f.03 Board of Trustees Composition - 1947-1997
f.04 Boston Psychoanalytic Graduates - 1930-1982
f.05 Candidates Council Representatives - 1952-1976
f.06 Chairs of the Education Committee - 1932-1992
f.07 Committee of Training Analysts – Chairs and Secretaries - 1968-1990 1998-1999
f.08 Committee on Child Analysis Representatives - 1954-1998
f.09 Committee on Continuing Education – Roster - 1978-1997
f.10 Committee on Institute Analysis – Committee Roster - 1954-1999
f.11 Elected Representatives to APSAA - 1963-1997
f.12 Elizabeth R Zetzel Committee for Studies in Psychotherapy - 1974-1976
f.13 Executive Council Roster – 1978-1997
f.14 Executive Program Committee Rosters - 1971-1997
f.15 Financial Advisory Committee Rosters - 1971-1981
f.16 Librarians - 1939-1997
f.17 List of BPSI Officers - 1930-1998
f.18 Members of the Admissions Committee - 1950-1994
f.19 Members of the Curriculum Committee - 1950-1999
f.20 BPSI Officers and Committee Members - 1960-1969
f.21 Members of the Nominating Committee for Training Analysts - 1964-1999
f.22 Members of the Nominating Committee of the Society and Institute - 1964-1997
f.23 Members of the Program Committee - 1952-1998
f.24 Members of the Research Committee - 1967-1997
f.25 Members of the Scientific Prize Committee - 1963-1997
f.26 Members of the specialized committee for special straining - 1967-1990 1998-1999
f.27 Members of the Students Committee - 1950-1994
f.28 Membership Rosters
f.29 Nominating Committee for the Faculty - Roster - 1967-1986
f.30 Non-Training Analyst’s to Education Committee - 1954-1997
f.31 Roster of Candidates and Guests - 1985-1987
Series II. Photographs 1911-2009

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Box 1. Presidential Photographs 1911-2009

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Arrangement note: Photographs are arranged alphabetically by BPSI Presidents last name and includes the years of their presidency. Complete list of BPSI Presidents arranged by date is linked here.
Adler, Gerald 1996-1998
Bibring, Edward 1947-1949
Bibring, Grete 1955-1958
Coriat, Isador 1930-1931
Coriat, Isador 1941-1942
Coriat, Isador 1943-1944
Daniels, Edward 1970-1972
Deutsch, Felix 1951-1954
Deutsch, Helene 1939-1941
Engle, Ralph 1988-1990
Gill, Benjamin 1982-1984
Glass, Leonard 2003-2005
Hendrick, Ives 1946-1947
Jacobs, Daniel 1994-1996
Kahana, Ralph 1980-1982
Kaufman, M Ralph 1937-1939
Kolb, Jonathan 2005-2007
Kravitz, Arthur 1984-1986
Lindermann, Enrich 1944-1946
Ludwig, Alfred 1966-1968
Mann, James 1964-1968
McGraw, Charles 1975-1978
Michaels, Joseph 1958-1961
Murray, John 1942-1943
Murray, John 1949-1951
Murray, John 1954-1955
Myerson, Paul 1972-1974
Nason, Jeffrey 2001-2003
Nemetz, S Joseph 1978-1980
Notman, Malkah 1998-2001
Paulsen, Randall 2007-2009
Peck, Martin 1931-1937
Putnam, James Jackson 1911
Reid, Elizabeth 1990-1992
Rochlin, Gregory 1961-1964
Semrad, Elvin 1968-1970
Silberger, Julius 1986-1988
Vachon, Louis 1992-1994
Valenstein, Arthur 1992-1994
Zilbach, Joan 1998-1999
Photograph of six former BPSI Presidents (Jonathan Kolb, Randall Paulsen, Ann Katz, Gerald Adler, Howard Katz, Bernard Edelstein) and BPSI Member Paul David 2012