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Ekstein (Rudolf) collection of material about Sigmund Freud, the Freuds, and the Freudians
Biomed.0452  
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Description
Eighteen binders (in six cartons) and one box of assembled (by psychoanalyst Rudolf Ekstein) correspondence, photographs, brochures, conference announcements and programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photocopies, portraits, biographical notes and texts, journal articles, and other material about Sigmund and Anna Freud and the Freudians. Binders are labeled "Volume 1 (parts 1 and 2). Genesis, 1856-1938," "Volume 2. Exodus, 1938-1939," "Volume 3. Restoration, 1940-1962," "Volume 4. The Scope, 1963-1966," "Volume 5. The Return, 1967-1971", and "Volume 6. Fulfillment, 1972-1976". Additional binders of Ekstein's archives from 1977-1995. One box of materials from Ekstein's early life, 1922-1945, and a 1985 oral history interview in German by Dr. Andrea Schwabb. Correspondents include Sigmund Freud (photocopies of letters purchased by Ekstein and donated elsewhere), Anna Freud, Siegfried Bernfeld, August Eichhorn, Eduard Hitschmann, Theodor Reik, René Spitz, Max Schur, Donald Winnicott, Bertram Lewin, and Dora Hartmann.
Background
Rudolf Ekstein (9 February 1912-18 March 2005) studied in psychology in Vienna with Anna Freud, Willi Hoffer, and August Aichhorn and trained in analysis in Boston with Eduard Hitschmann. He practised, taught, and wrote on child psychology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalytic education while working at the Menninger Clinic (Topeka, KS) , the Reiss Davis Child Study Center (Los Angeles, CA), and UCLA. A long-time visiting lectureship at the University of Vienna culminated in the creation of the Rudolf Ekstein Zentrum (Rudolf Ekstein Center), a pediatric special education center for care, supervision, and consulting in the city of Vienna.
Extent
6.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 6 cartons)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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
Unprocessed collection. Material is unavailable for access. Please contact Special Collections reference (spec-coll@library.ucla.edu) for more information.