Articles and Essays

  • Timeline A chronology of the key events in the life of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis.
  • Brief History of the Collection A brief history of the Sigmund Freud Papers at the Library of Congress.
  • Conservation of the Sigmund Freud Papers at the Library of Congress Preparation of the Sigmund Freud Papers for scanning required the Conservation Division to perform some important, in-depth treatments that provided improved access to information for the researcher. This essay describes the work undertaken by the Library’s conservators on those items identified by them and the Manuscript Division processing team as needing attention beyond what could be provided by archivists and archives technicians preparing the...
  • Home Movies and Other Films in the Sigmund Freud Papers at the Library of Congress Housed in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division and presented on the Library of Congress website are eleven Sigmund Freud "home movies" (ten titles) made between 1928 and 1939, the last decade or so of Freud's life. By 1928, Freud had already undergone several operations for cancer of the jaw and palate. Many of the films reveal the acute discomfort of the...
  • Photographs in the Sigmund Freud Papers at the Library of Congress Nearly all of the photographs received as part of the Sigmund Freud Papers are housed in the Library's Prints & Photographs Division, and many images for which researchers have purchased copies are available online via the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC). The collection contains more than a thousand photographs, several prints and drawings, and a copper printing plate. Photographs date between 1860 and...