This collection contains materials related to the life and work of Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist who founded the
field of analytical psychology. Materials include correspondence, photographs, articles, obituaries, clippings, speeches,
magazines, and pamphlets created and/or published between 1909 and1992. The bulk of the materials date from the 1920s to the
Carl Gustav Jung was born on July 26, 1875 in Kesswil, Switzerland to parents Paul and Emilie. He attended the University
of Basel from 1895 to 1900 and received his M.D. from the University of Zurich in 1902. He married Emma Rauschenbach in 1903
and together they raised five children. He joined the staff at Burgholzli Asylum shortly after completing his M.D. and began
to develop the idea of “complexes” to explain patients’ emotionally-charged responses to certain stimulus words. It was during
this time that he also began to study Freud’s work and became a close colleague of the elder psychologist. This collaboration
and friendship lasted five years (1907-1912), but eventually ended because of temperamental differences but also fundamental
differences in theory and viewpoint.
Free to distinguish himself from Freud, Jung developed some of his best known work during the period between 1914 and 1940.
In 1921 he published Psychological Types in which he discussed his concept of introversion and extroversion as a way to classify
people who exhibit either outward-looking or inward-looking characteristics. He also developed the idea of the “collective
unconscious” and proposed that certain universal symbols which appear across cultures and throughout history are drawn from
this collective reservoir of the psyche and expressed through symbolic means such as dance, art, dreams, etc.
During the 1930s-1950s Jung traveled widely and studied cultures across the globe. His travels informed many of his publications,
including Modern Man in Search of a Soul (1933) and The Undiscovered Self (1957), in addition to many others. During this
time he also taught psychology at the Federal Polytechnical University in Zurich (1933-1941) and medical psychology at the
University of Basel (1943). He continued to write and see patients well into his seventies. Over the span of his life, Jung
contributed many key theories and ideas which continue to inform psychoanalytic theory and practice today including complex,
archetype, shadow, individuation, and personality typology, to name just a few. Jung died in his home in Zurich on June 6,
3 linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 portfolio, 1 album)
Publication rights vary within this collection. Copyright in the letters to C.G. Jung from others which are in the possession
of the C.G. Jung Institute archive may be held either by the C.G. Jung Institute archive (if gifted to us) or by the correspondent
or his/her heirs. Consequently, the letters may be made available for reading and note-taking upon signing of the Archive
user Registration form, unless the correspondent has expressly restricted such access in writing. They must not, however,
be copied, quoted, published, or reprinted without the written permission of the correspondent, or the correspondent’s heirs,
or the C.G. Jung Institute archive.
Letters by C.G. Jung to others are held in copyright by the heirs of Jung. They may be made available for reading and note-taking
upon the signing of the Archive User Registration form. Unpublished letters by Jung must not, however, be copied, quoted,
published or reprinted without the written permission of the Jung heirs.
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Access is available by appointment and advance notice is required. Contact the C.G. Jung Institute to get more information
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