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  • War and the psyche


    Readers who consult the online Archives and Manuscripts sources guides may have noticed some recent changes to the guides on war, medicine and health. In order to streamline these somewhat, the content has been rearranged, into War, Medicine, and Health: general and guides… Continue reading

  • Maverick analyst


    Archives and Manuscripts is pleased to announce a new addition to our holdings of personal papers of psychoanalysts, psychiatrist and psychologists. The papers of the noted psychoanalyst Charles Rycroft (1914-1998) are now catalogued and available (apart from certain files closed… Continue reading

  • Roger Money-Kyrle papers


      Archives and Manuscripts is extremely pleased to announce that the papers of the eminent Kleinian psychoanalyst, Roger Money-Kyrle are now catalogued and available for research, subject to certain Data Protection restrictions on parts of the collection. Money-Kyrle (1898-1980) had… Continue reading

  • Online resources: PEP Web


    An online resource on the history of psychoanalysis is now available at the Wellcome Library. Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) was formed through the collaborative efforts of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Institute of Psychoanalysis. The database, which started life… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library loans swastikas and squiggles to the Science Museum


    Submarines, tanks, swastikas and squiggles are probably not the first things that come to mind when envisaging the material held in the Wellcome Library, but that’s exactly what is contained within the Melanie Klein and Donald Winncott archives that are… Continue reading

  • Mrs Klein


    The play Mrs Klein by Nicholas Wright is currently enjoying a well-reviewed revival at the Almeida Theatre, London. The play had its first production at the National Theatre in 1988. Two years previously Phyllis Grosskurth’s somewhat controversial biography of Klein… Continue reading

  • Was Freud Really “The Father of Psychoanalysis?”


    The place of Sigmund Freud in history is assured. However, this was not always the case. In 1930 Freud regularly found himself facing accusations that he had stolen all his valuable ideas about psychoanalysis from Pierre Janet, a fellow pupil… Continue reading

  • Donald Winnicott papers – expanded catalogue now online


    Early in February a substantial additional tranche of papers of Donald Winnicott was received from the Winnicott Trust to add to the significant transfer they made last summer of the papers of this important figure in child psychiatry and the… Continue reading

  • Melanie Klein Play on Radio 4


    This Saturday (20th December) Radio 4 will be broadcasting a play based on the life of the influential child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein (1882-1960). Mrs Klein by Nicholas Wright dramatises Klein’s relationship with her own children. Melanie Klein, a disciple of… Continue reading