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Karen Horney papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1604

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, writings, and photographs documenting the life of Karen Horney. Also included are lecture notes, memoirs and recollections, interview notes, and audiocassettes.

Dates

  • 1899-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

The papers are in English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in box 3 of the original accession are restricted due to their physical nature. Researchers are required to use the preservation photocopies in Box 1 rather than the originals.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Sara Sheiner. Copyright is retained by Bernard J. Paris, Marianne H. von Eckardt, Renate Patterson, and Jeffrey Rubin for unpublished materials they have authored or otherwise produced during their lifetimes, after which their individual copyright is transferred to Yale University. Copyright status for the remaining collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Renate Patterson, 1991, 1995, and 2000; Dr. Marianne H. von Eckardt, 1991; Bernard J. Paris, 1991-1992, and 1999; and Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, Dean, American Institute for Psychoanalysis of the Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Institute and Center, 1991 and 1997; Mimi Sheiner, 1999.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by accession.

Extent

6.5 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1604

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, writings, and photographs documenting the life of Karen Horney. Also included are lecture notes, memoirs and recollections, interview notes, and audiocassettes.

Biographical / Historical

Karen Danielson Horney was born in Hamburg, Germany, on September 16, 1885. She received her medical degree in 1909 from the University of Berlin. In the same year she married Oskar Horney, a Berlin attorney, from whom she was divorced in 1937. From 1914 to 1918 Karen Horney studied at the Berlin-Lankwitz Psychoanalytic Institute, and it was during this time that she participated with Sigmund Freud in discussions on psychological analysis by non-physicians. Dr. Horney left Germany for the United States in 1932, and became the associate director for the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis. From 1934 to 1941, she was on the teaching staff of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. In 1941 Dr. Horney was one of the founders of the American Psychoanalytic Institute, and helped start the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She died in New York on December 4, 1952.
Title
Guide to the Karen Horney Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan
Date
October 2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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