Interspersed with mostly original items are photocopies, facsimiles, transcripts, and English translations of some of the material. The Library of Congress is the premier research center for the study of Freud and his circle and some of its critics.
Also included are more than 300 interviews with Freud associates, patients, and family members conducted by K. Eissler, founding director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. Among the more than 100 related collections are the papers of Anna Freud and other Freud family members.
They contain audiotaped interviews with Freud's family, friends, colleagues, and patients, together with transcripts of those interviews.
The collections are housed at the Library of Congress, Washington, D. Back to top Sigmund Freud Archives and the Library of Congress At the time of its founding in 1951, the Sigmund Freud Archives contracted with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.
Seventy-eight years after his death, Freud, who escaped to London after the Nazi takeover of Austria prior to World War II, remains a primary figure in modern cultural and intellectual history.
The collection documents the formulation of Freud’s thinking, including the birth and maturation of psychoanalytic theory, the refinement of its clinical technique and the proliferation of its adherents and critics.
In 2015, the Library of Congress received funding to digitize the collection from The Polonsky Foundation, a UK-registered charity, which primarily supports cultural heritage, scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, and innovation in higher education and the arts.
Its principal activities include the digitization of significant collections at leading libraries (British Library; Bibliothèque nationale de France; Bodleian Library, Oxford; Cambridge University Library; New York Public Library; and Vatican Apostolic Library).
C., for the Library to become the depository, cataloguer, and conservator of the writings, documents, and artifacts assembled by the Archives.
Across decades of work by both the Sigmund Freud Archives and the Library of Congress, the Freud collection of papers, films, photographs, interviews, and related materials has grown to approximately 50,000 items.