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.
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.
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