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Finding Aid for the Otto Fenichel Papers, 1903-1953
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Description
Otto Fenichel was born on December 2, 1897 in Vienna. He decided to become a psychoanalyst and began his training while a medical student. He received his MD from the University of Vienna in 1921 and moved to Berlin in 1922 to complete his training at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute. He traveled to the Soviet Union in 1929 and 1932 and in 1933 went to Oslo to undertake the training of psychoanalysts, and did the same in Prague two years later. Fleeing the Nazis, he moved to Los Angeles in 1938. Fenichel was a Marxist, and insisted that psychology needed to be studied in a societal context; publications include The Outline of Clinical Psychoanalysis (1934), Problems of Psychoanalytic Technique (1941) and The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945). The collection consists of manuscripts, abstracts, drafts, reviews, notes, correspondence, memorabilia, and ephemera of Fenichel, manuscripts and abstracts of other psychologists, newsletters, and papers of Hanna Fenichel. Many materials are in German.
Background
Fenichel was born on December 2, 1897 in Vienna; MD, University of Vienna, 1921; at age 17, decided to become a psychoanalyst and began his training while a medical student; moved to Berlin in 1922 to complete his training at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute; appointed an assistant (1923) and a training analyst (1925) at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Clinic; traveled to the Soviet Union in 1929 and 1932; in 1933 went to Oslo to undertake the training of psychoanalysts, and did the same in Prague two years later; fleeing the Nazis, he moved to Los Angeles in 1938; Fenichel was a Marxist, and insisted that psychology needed to be studied in a societal context; publications include The Outline of Clinical Psychoanalysis (1934), Problems of Psychoanalytic Technique (1941) and The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945); he died on January 22, 1946.
Extent
18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.