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SFPI&S Institutional Archive SFCP.MSS.002
SFCP.MSS.002  
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Description
The SFPI&S Institutional Archive contains significant materials relating to both individuals associated with the institution and the institution's history. The materials span the years 1918-2007.
Background
The San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute & Society was founded in 1942 in San Francisco by Emigre analysts from Austria, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and other German-speaking countries. They founded a psychoanalytic institute in San Francisco, California similar to those that existed in Europe in the pre WW-II period. During the period that the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute & Society existed, which was until the organization was reorganized in the mid-1990's into the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, it served as a training institute for classical Freudian psychoanalysis, with a full post-doctoral (or, earlier, post-MD) program. Meetings and classes were held at Mt. Zion Hospital until the construction of a building to house the society in 1962, located at 2380 Sutter Street. SFPI&S was disbanded when discussions among the management of the institute decided that a new organization was needed to meet the needs of a new century. These archival artifacts represent the earlier institution.
Extent
4.2 Linear feet 11 cartons
Restrictions
Subject to copyright restrictions.
Availability
For use by researchers and students of psychoanalysis subject to archive rules and regulations.