The Sigmund Freud Archives, Inc. is an entirely independent organization, founded in 1951. It is dedicated to collecting, conserving, collating and making available for scholarly use all of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic and personal papers, his correspondence, photos, records, memorabilia, etc.
These documents are protected and preserved at the United States Library of Congress, in the Freud Collection, established with the collaboration and donation of Sigmund Freud Archives. The Sigmund Freud Archives has a policy of derestriction, except for ethical and legal constraints, and 90% of the collection is now accessible. All documents are released unaltered save for the deletion of patients' names to preserve anonymity and confidentiality.
All interested persons may apply to the Library of Congress for permission to see nonrestricted documents on the basis of equal access.
Papers of Anna Freud and other eminent psychoanalysts are available in allied collections at the Library of Congress.
Louis Rose – Executive Director
Jennifer Stuart – President
Nellie L. Thompson – Secretary
W. Craig Tomlinson – Treasurer
Whenever possible, the Library of Congress provides factual information about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids, and other texts that accompany collections. As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and generally does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Permission and possible fees may be required from the copyright owner independently of the Library.
It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.
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