[Oil portrait of Sigmund Freud by Wilhelm Victor Krausz, 1936]
É online la Sigmund Freud Collection, ossia la digitalizzazione dell’archivio personale di Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) posseduto dalla Library of Congress di Washington. Si tratta di un’importante e vasta collezione donata alla biblioteca americana nel 1952 dal “Sigmund Freud Archives“.
L’archivio digitalizzato è costituito da più di 20.000 item e fa luce sulla vita privata e sull’attività di Freud. Sono presenti anche più di 300 interviste a pazienti, colleghi, familiari e amici condotte da da K.R. Eissler, fondatore del Sigmund Freud Archives, dopo la morte del pensatore.
“The collection reveals Freud’s life and work, including his early medical and clinical training; his relationship with family, friends, colleagues, students, and patients; his association with early psychoanalytic societies; his perspectives on analytical training; and his numerous writings. It contains family papers, correspondence, writings, legal documents and certificates, notebooks, and other materials of a personal nature encompassing his life and career. People of great prominence in 20th-century history are among the correspondents: Franz Werfel, Theodor Hertzl, Stefan Zweig, C.G. Jung, Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, Havelock Ellis and Romain Rolland.
Most of the handwriting is in the so-called Gothic or Sütterlin script used by writers of German at the time. Interspersed with mostly original items are photocopies, facsimiles, transcripts, and English translations of some of the material. Also included are more than 300 interviews with Freud associates, patients and family members after his death conducted by K.R. Eissler, a director and founder of the Sigmund Freud Archives.”