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   Otto Rank Papers, 1903-1988 1903-1940.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Otto Rank Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079582 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Rank, Otto, 1884-1939.
Title:Otto Rank Papers, 1903-1988 1903-1940.
Physical description:21 linear ft. (in 47 boxes and 1 flat box).
Language(s): English and German.
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 8 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of: (1) A group of early materials written between 1903-1905, before Rank met Freud. This includes 4 daybooks, a notebook of dreams, a notebook of poems, the manuscripts of "Der Kunstler;" (2) Correspondence between Freud and Rank between 1906-1924, including the controversy over The Trauma Of Birth . 40 a.l.s. from Freud and typed copies from Rank, with a few letters to and from Ferenczi; (3) Copies and some originals of the circular letters by members of the inner circle, Ernest Jones, Abraham, Eitingon, Ferenczi, Rank and Freud, 1920-1924; (4) Original handwritten manuscripts, typed copies, notes and corrections of Rank's major works; (5) Rank's own listing and comments on his writings and publications (to 1930); (6) Rank's published works--20 titles.

Mrs. Simon, formerly the wife of Otto Rank, presented a group of manuscripts by and about him including the introduction and part of the text of his last book Beyond Psychology .

The original manuscript of Freud's Massenpsychologie und Ich-Aanalyse with the published English translation by James Strachey; and two other Freud manuscripts..

Helene Rank Velfort, his daughter, has presented a group of books from his library which contain many revisions and annotations.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Subseries I.1: Freud-Rank Correspondence, 1907-1925

Originally in three envelopes, the Freud-Rank Ferenczi Committee letters are in a physical order determined by Rank and must be retained in this original order; therefore, the folder numbers are out of sequence with this alphabetic listing. Box 1 contains folders 1-82.

Subseries I.2: Rundbriefe

Letters regarding the debate over "Das Trauma der Geburt" and other psychoanalytic issues

Subseries I.3: Journal Correspondence

Letters regarding journal printed in Vienna. In Box 4, Folders 411-555

Subseries I.4: General Correspondence

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts

Manuscripts by authors other than Rank.

Series III: Cataloged Documents

Series IV: Arranged Manuscripts

Subseries IV.1: Chronological Series, 1903 - 1939

Subseries IV.2: Lectures

Subseries IV.3: Book Reviews

Subseries IV.4: From the Collection of Dr. James E. Liberman

Purchase, 2016

Series V: Arranged Photographs and Drawings

Series VI: Printed Series

Subseries VI.1: Clippings

Subseries VI.2: Books

Subseries VI.3: Additional Printed Material

Subseries VI.4: Journals, Pamphlets, Brochures and Announcements

Subseries VI.5: Bookx from the Collection of Dr. James E. Liberman

Purchase, 2016

Series VII: Miscellaneous

This series includes some correspondence, manuscripts by Rank and others, as well as some clippings and memorabilia, including Rank's Ph.D. diploma.

Subseries VII.1: General

Subseries VII.2: Clippings

Subseries VII.3: Cataloged manuscripts

Subseries VII.4: Miscellaneous

Series VIII: Gifts

Gift of Gunther Stuhlmann- June 1996

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Otto Rank Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/28/1990

Annotated books Processed 04/30/1991 HR

Annotated books Processed 04/30/1991 HR

Papers Processed 04/30/1991 HR

Books Processed 12/10/1991 HR

4 books re Otto Rank Processed 05/23/1996 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-24 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
    2016-09-30 xml document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Applications.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bibliographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clippings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Daybooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dissertations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Galley proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inventories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts for publication.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Obituaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Outlines.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tickets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Abraham, Karl, 1877-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eitingon, M. (Max), 1880-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ferenczi, Sándor, 1873-1933.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jones, Ernest, 1879-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mental health.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Psychoanalysis.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Psychoanalysts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Psychotherapists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Psychotherapy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Strachey, James.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Psychotherapist and one-time associate of Sigmund Freud.

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