Marie Bonaparte collection
Princess Marie Bonaparte, a student of Sigmund Freud and founding member of the SPP in 1926, bequeathed her personal psychoanalytic library to the SPP on her death in 1962, a corpus of a little more than 1300 documents.
This legacy was first included in the general collection of the library without being clearly identified. The first task consisted in identifying this collection and isolating it from the other collections: this work began in 2004 and was made possible thanks to the bookplates, to the many dedications clearly addressed to Marie Bonaparte, and to the first inventory records that were kept.
This patrimonial collection is exceptional due to its historical content and the quality of the copies: most of them are dedicated by their authors (S. Freud, Ferenczi, Rank…), and annotated by Marie-Bonaparte herself. Owing to its completeness, this collection represents a very interesting picture of the psychoanalytic publications from the beginning of the twentieth century until 1945 in French, of course, but also in German and English.
- Jahrbuch für psychoanalytische und psychopathologische forschungen (1909-1914)
- the first psychoanalytic journals:
- Almanach der Psychoanalyse (1926-1938)
- Internationale Zeitschrift für ärztliche Psychoanalyse (1913-1941)
- Imago (1912- 1937)
- Psychoanalytische Bewegung (1929-1933)- Zeitschrift für Psychoanalytische Pädagogik (1926-1937)
- the first psychoanalytic books were published in Vienna by Franz Deuticke then in the publishing house founded by Sigmund Freud, the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag but also in England by Hogarth Press the publishing house founded by Leonard and Virginia Woolf; in France, too, with the publications of Felix Alcan, then those of Gallimard in the collection Les documents bleus, with the first translations of Freud in French.
This collection can be consulted on request and with the authorisation of the head of the library. The documents cannot be photographed or photocopied except under special authorization for museums and exhibitions.
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