Historical Records Repositories in New York State
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
1216 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10029
New York Academy of Medicine. Committee on Public Health. Records, 1911-1968. ca. 12 cubic ft.
Included are minutes, reports, and miscellaneous documents. Also, correspondence concerning alcohol and narcotics addiction, various diseases, autopsies, air pollution, Bellevue Hospital, birth control, blood banks and blood donors, clinics, death certificates, drugs, hospitals, legislation, mental health, New York City Dept. of Health, nurses and nursing, cancer, poliomyelitis, and other topics. Correspondents prominently represented include George Baehr, Leona Baumgartner, Charles Frederick Bolduan, Charles Loomis Dana, Haven Emerson, Sigismund Schulz Goldwater, James Alexander Miller, John Levi Rice, Alvin Leroy Barach, Frederick Randolph Bailey; Walter Belknap James, George William Kosmak, Charles Norris, William Hallock Park, and Ernest Lyman Stebbins. Also included is correspondence of Executive Secretaries Dr. Edward Henry Lewinski Corwin and Dr. Harry Daton Kruse; and letters from Alfred Charles Kinsey and from Margaret Sanger, ca. 1921-1929, concerning birth control.
Index to correspondents and subjects.
New York Academy of Medicine. Salmon Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene. Records, 1927-1977.ca. 7.5 cubic ft.
Records consist of correspondence, minutes, agendas, reports, financial statements, grant applications, curriculum vitae of applicants, and lectures. Prominently represented correspondents include Francis J. Braceland, C. Charles Burlingame, Paul O. Komora, David M. Levy, Nolan D.C. Lewis, Adolf Meyer, William L. Russell, and Edwin G. Zabriskie. Correspondence largely concerns arrangements for the "Salmon Lectures." Other topics are medals, and general business.
Schilder Society for Psychotherapy and Psychopathology (New York, N.Y.). Records, [ca. 1935]-1981. ca. 2.8 cubic ft.
This group met to discuss "divergent viewpoints on pyschotherapy and psychopathology." Its founder and first president was Dr. Paul Schilder. Minutes, membership applications, and financial statements, 1943-1953; dues book, 1943-1948; constitution and bylaws, 1943; and correspondence, 1912-1981, concerning publications by Dr. Schilder (1941-1945), the future of the Society (1979-1981), and general Society business. Miscellaneous reports, invitations, programs, membership lists, and minutes are included. Also included are account books, 1935-1947, of the Society.
New York Academy of Sciences. Sections records, 1894-1952. 0.8 cubic ft.
Correspondence pertaining to the various sections or branches of scientific study of the Academy. Information concerns plans for meetings, nominations for officers, some abstracts of papers delivered, and minutes. Sections represented by records are Biology, Psychology, Anthropology, Geology and Mineralogy, Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering, and Oceanography and Meteorology.
Inventory work sheet.
Bornstein, Berta, 1899-1971. Papers, [ca. 1930-1954]. ca. 4.8 cubic ft.
Child psychoanalyst. Papers include Bornstein's notebooks, notes, reprints, manuscripts, and typescripts of papers, lectures, and discussions on various psychoanalytic topics, particularly child psychology and phobias. Also, reading lists, evaluations, and typescripts of lectures, mostly on child psychology, from courses she taught at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and other institutions.
English and German. Inventory.
Edelheit, Henry, 1920-1981. Papers, 1947-1981. ca. 2 cubic ft.
Psychoanalyst. Edelheit was a lecturer, instructor, and training analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and its Secretary from 1974 to 1976. Edelheit's class materials including reading lists, correspondence, course critiques, discussion and other notes, and papers, 1950-1975; manuscripts of his writings with related notes and clippings, 1962-1977; notes on various psychoanalytic topics on which he was working, 1957-1979; reprints and photocopies of his papers, 1960s-1970s; correspondence, reports, programs, and papers, 1970-1980, generated by Edelheit's affiliations with the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psycho-Analytical Association, the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Rapaport-Klein Study Group, Institute for Psychoanalytical Training and Research, and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York; and miscellaneous photographs, drawings, and a travel diary, 1961. Also, correspondence and memos, 1957-1981, between Edelheit and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the New York Psychoanalytic Society concerning committees, appointments, meetings, and other matters; and general correspondence, 1947-1981. Correspondents include Henry W. Brosin, Daniel Dervin, Renee Fuller, Gordon G. Globus, Joyce McDougall, James C. Manley, and Rene Major's correspondence with Dr. Ernest Kafka accompanied by Edelheit's notes, 1978.
Restricted to qualified researchers who must apply to the A. A. Brill Library's Archives Committee. Inventory.
Freud, Anna, 1895- . Papers, 1941-1984. 0.4 cubic ft.
Child psychoanalyst (1895-1982). Anna Freud's correspondence with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, 1950-1966; typescripts of unpublished papers, 1948-1968; tickets, invitations, and clippings from lectures she gave, 1950-1968; a transcript of a meeting of the Ernest Kris Study Group, Sept. 26, 1957, and a memo, Sept. 16, 1957, concerning suggested readings for the group; reprints of scientific writings, 1944-1967; reviews of her books, 1943 and 1965; clippings about her, 1941-1967; and a manuscript of an address delivered at a meeting of the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, 1964. Topics of Anna Freud's papers were child psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. Also, a program of a memorial tribute to Anna Freud, with a video recording of the tribute, 1984.
Geleerd, Elisabeth R. (Elisabeth Rozetta), 1909-1969. Papers, 1927-1969 (bulk 1945-1969). 6 linear ft.
Forms part of the repository's Sigmund Freud collection. Psychoanalyst. Correspondence, memoranda, mss. of articles and speeches, reports, lecture notes, patient case files, financial and legal papers, photographs, and other papers, relating chiefly to Geleerd's psychoanalytic practice in New York, N.Y.; her involvement in the American Psychoanalytic Association, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and the New York Psychoanalytic Society, especially in the areas of child analysis and of educational and professional standards for analysts; and her writings on various psychological topics. Includes a small amount of material relating to Geleerd's work at the Menninger Clinic and Southard School, Topeka, Kansas. Correspondents include Princess Marie Bonaparte, Dorothy T. Burlingham, Anna Freud, Marjorie Harley, Otto Isakower, Ernest Jones, Robert P. Knight, Margaret Mead, Karl Menninger, William C. Menninger, and Geleerd's husband, psychoanalyst Rudolph Maurice Loewenstein.
In English, Dutch, and German. Gift of the Sigmund Freud Archives, Inc., 1982. Finding aid in the repository.
New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Historical records, 1927-1946, 1931-1946 (bulk). 5.6 cubic ft.
The New York Psychoanalytic Institute was founded in 1931 as the training arm of the New York Psychoanalytic Society. In 1946 it split off to become a separate organization. Records include minutes of the Society and Institute's joint board of directors, 1932-1945; minutes of the Institute's membership meetings, 1933-1945; legal and financial documents, 1927-1964; and correspondence, minutes, and reports, registration lists, schedules, announcements, examinations, lecture transcripts, and course evaluations of the extension school, of the Educational Committee, 1928-1946. Also, correspondence and financial reports, 1931-1939, of Monroe A. Meyer generated by his duties as Secretary of the Society, Secretary of the Educational Committee, Treasurer of the Society and Institute, and Executive Director of the Institute. Samuel Atkins is represented by correspondence, 1939-1946, generated by his duties as Executive Director of the Institute, Treasurer and Secretary of the Institute, and Secretary of the Educational Committee; and Atkins' notes and case reports of psychiatric examinations he conducted for the Selective Service Board, 1943-1944.
New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Pictorial collection, [ca. 1929-1980]. ca. 0.8 cubic ft.
Photographs, paintings, and drawings depicting analysts Abraham Karl, August Aichan, Franz Alexander (1929), Adolf Baginsky (1980), Lieutenant-Colonel Berkeley-Hill (Owen) and his wife (1929), Eugen Bleuter, Peter Blos (1971), Leonard Blumgart, Berta Bornstein, and Abraham Arden Brill (1929, 1939). Also, a film of a New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute meeting, May 8, 1954, with Anna Freud and others; and a 1957 TV program, "Conversations with Ernest Jones," in which Jones is interviewed by Lionel Trilling.
New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Records, 1945-1979, 1946-1965 (bulk). 6.4 cubic ft.
A little less than half of the collection consists of records, 1946-1979 of the Institute's Educational Committee. Included are correspondence, mostly of the Committee's Secretary, Merrill Whitney, and memos concerning general matters such as advisement, curriculum, policies, and scheduling; announcements, attendance lists, individual evaluations, registration lists, and catalogs, 1951-1955, of the School of Applied Psychoanalysis; and the establishment of various new groups including a psychoanalytic training clinic and school at Columbia University, the Psychoanalytic Training Center at Kings County Hospital (SUNY Psychoanalytic Institute), the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, and the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis. The rest of the records consist of board of trustees minutes, 1945-1961; minutes of meetings of the membership, 1946-1962; correspondence and financial documents of the Treasurer, 1946-1963; annual reports of the Institute, 1947-1972; and correspondence of Presidents and Secretaries. Presidents include Adolph Stern, Phyllis Greenacre, Rudolph Loewenstein, Ruth Loveland, and Annie Reich, 1946-1958. Also, brochures, announcements, reports, and minutes, 1945-1963, generated by fund raising and public relations activities; lectures, correspondence, invitations, and reprints, 1951-1957, resulting from the Freud Anniversary lectures; minutes, bibliographies, correspondence, and manuscripts of the Linguistics Study Group, 1962-1974; and correspondence and minutes, 1955-1977, of various Institute and ad hoc committees. Inventory.
New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Treatment Center. Records, 1933-1970. 0.8 cubic ft.
Treatment Center records include minutes, correspondence, and reports, 1933-1952; clippings, 1946-1949, concerning the Treatment Center; application for a license, 1955; statistic concerning the Treatment Center, 1959-1970; and correspondence of Dr. Marion Kenworthy, M.J. Rockmore, and Leo Stone. Correspondence concerns such topics as the Gifted Adolescent Project, 1955-1957, fund raising, staff appointments, and certification (with the State University of New York - SUNY).
New York Psychoanalytic Society. Historical records, 1911-1984, 1911-1946 (bulk). 4.4 cubic ft.
Records include minutes of regular and special meetings of the membership, 1911-1946; drafts and final copies of constitution and bylaws, ca. 1925-1984; and correspondence, financial documents, meeting agendas and announcements, and membership lists of the Society's Presidents and Secretaries, 1919-1946. Presidents represented include Abraham A. Brill, Bertram Lewin, Adolph Stern, Leonard Blumgart, and Sara Bonnett. Also, correspondence, minutes, reports, bills, blueprints, press releases, clippings, programs, and resolutions resulting from the funding and construction of the Society's building on East 82nd Street, 1939-1946; fund raising and public relations activities, 1931-1943; relationships with the International Psychoanalytic Association, 1912-1946, and the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1924-1946; the medical ethics case of Gregory Zilboorg, 1941-1942; and schisms, particularly those that concerned Karen Horney and Edward Glover, 1941-1944. Of note are Wilhelm Reich's refusal to attend a Society meeting due to his controversial position, 1941; and president Bertram Lewin's 1936 cable to Secretary of State Cordell Hull requesting U.S. intercession concerning Nazi confiscation of books published by the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag.
New York Psychoanalytic Society. New York Psychoanalytic Society/New York Psychoanalytic Institute records of joint activities, 1933-1973. 2 cubic ft.
Correspondence, minutes, photographs, invitations, studies, reports, bills, and memos of various committees and temporary activities participated in jointly by the Society and Institute. These include the Committee for a Statue of Freud, 1947; Mount Sinai Hospital Project (plans for a clinic), 1964; Committee to Study Unauthorized Training, 1953-1955; House Committee (concerning the building on 82nd Street shared by the Society and Institute), 1945; Joint Committee to Plan Conference, 1968-1973; and Joint Committee on Member Workshops, 1970-1972. Other joint activities represented are the Emergency Service Fund, announcements and correspondence, ca. 1943, (established to aid members in the armed services and their families); and correspondence and minutes, 1943, concerning the establishment of the BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE AND SOCIETY. Miscellaneous printed material from various other psychoanalytic societies is included. Of note is correspondence, 1933-1942, concerning the rescue of analysts from Germany and Eastern Europe during World War II and their establishment in the U.S. Analysts whose cases are discussed here are Ernst Simmel, Erich Fromm, Fanny Von Hahn, and Emil Oberholzer.
Pappenheim, Else. Papers, 1936-1983. 0.4 cubic ft.
Psychoanalyst. Unpublished manuscripts of three lectures delivered by Dr. Pappenheim at the Oral History Workshop of the Midwinter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1976-1983. Topics are "On the origin of psychiatry and pediatrics during the last century in Vienna," 1983; "Remarks on training at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute," 1981; and "The Baltimore years: December 1938-January 1941," 1976. The last two lectures are autobiographical. Also included are a transcript of an oral history interview conducted by Sanford Gifford with Dr. Pappenheim, 1977, and reprints of eight published articles, 1936-1975, by Dr. Pappenheim.
English and German. Inventory. Other authors: Gifford, Sanford.
Wittels, Fritz, 1880-1950. Papers, [ca. 1897-1949]. ca. 2.6 cubic ft.
Psychoanalyst, disciple of Freud. Diaries and notes on reading, 1913-1944; a biography of Wittels by Poldi Goetz Wittels, and other biographical notes and writings; manuscripts of Wittels' writings, 1897-1949, including papers and monographs largely on psychoanalytic topics, a play, an autobiography, book reviews, miscellaneous reprints, and clippings; and slides used with his paper "Idolatry and Rejection of Women in Prehistoric Art." Correspondence, 1943-1949, concerns personal and professional matters including Wittels' teaching career at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Correspondents include Paul Federn, Phyllis Greenacre, Emeline P. Hayward, Mark Kanzer, David Margolis, Clara Mayer, the New School of Social Research, Arthur Pell, Richard Pestalozzi (Consulate General of Switzerland in New York City), and Rudolf Urbantschitsch.
English and German. Inventory.