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Finding Aid for the Otto Fenichel Papers, 1903-1953
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Otto Fenichel Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1953
    Collection number: 1613
    Creator: Fenichel, Otto
    Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Otto Fenichel was born on December 2, 1897 in Vienna. He decided to become a psychoanalyst and began his training while a medical student. He received his MD from the University of Vienna in 1921 and moved to Berlin in 1922 to complete his training at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute. He traveled to the Soviet Union in 1929 and 1932 and in 1933 went to Oslo to undertake the training of psychoanalysts, and did the same in Prague two years later. Fleeing the Nazis, he moved to Los Angeles in 1938. Fenichel was a Marxist, and insisted that psychology needed to be studied in a societal context; publications include The Outline of Clinical Psychoanalysis (1934), Problems of Psychoanalytic Technique (1941) and The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945). The collection consists of manuscripts, abstracts, drafts, reviews, notes, correspondence, memorabilia, and ephemera of Fenichel, manuscripts and abstracts of other psychologists, newsletters, and papers of Hanna Fenichel. Many materials are in German.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Papers cannot be photocopied until December 11, 2016 except with the prior written permission of Randi Markowitz.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Randi Markowitz, 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Otto Fenichel Papers (Collection 1613). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233014 

    Biography

    Fenichel was born on December 2, 1897 in Vienna; MD, University of Vienna, 1921; at age 17, decided to become a psychoanalyst and began his training while a medical student; moved to Berlin in 1922 to complete his training at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute; appointed an assistant (1923) and a training analyst (1925) at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Clinic; traveled to the Soviet Union in 1929 and 1932; in 1933 went to Oslo to undertake the training of psychoanalysts, and did the same in Prague two years later; fleeing the Nazis, he moved to Los Angeles in 1938; Fenichel was a Marxist, and insisted that psychology needed to be studied in a societal context; publications include The Outline of Clinical Psychoanalysis (1934), Problems of Psychoanalytic Technique (1941) and The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945); he died on January 22, 1946.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, abstracts, drafts, reviews, notes, correspondence, memorabilia, and ephemera of Fenichel, manuscripts and abstracts of other psychologists, newsletters, and papers of Hanna Fenichel.
    Materials in this collection are in English and German.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fenichel, Otto--Archives.
    Psychoanalysts--Archival resources.
    Fenichel, Hanna.