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Maenchen papers SFCP.MSS.003
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Description
The Maenchen papers consist of correspondence, child analysis documents, manuscripts and reprints authored by Maenchen, and child analysis manuscripts collected by her. There are also notes created by Maenchen, case studies collected by her, and miscellaneous documents. The materials within the collection span the years 1941-1984 and offer valuable insight into her career as a psychoanalyst.
Background
Anna Maenchen (1902-1991) was born into a Jewish landowner family in Kaunas, a small Lithuanian town near Kovno. Her father died when she was one year old in 1903, and she grew up in Russia, studying in Odessa, St. Petersburg and Kovno before moving to Austria and attending the University of Vienna beginning in 1921. She studied psychology and history in the philosophy department, where lectures by Sigmund Bernfeld led to contact with Anna Freud. She graduated in 1925 with a doctorate; her thesis was on Alexander Herzen and the problem of development in Russia.
Extent
4.25 Linear feet 10 cartons
Restrictions
Subject to copyright restrictions.
Availability
For use by researchers and students of psychoanalysis subject to archive rules and regulations.