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Otto Rank Association records, 1934-1993

Summary Information

Abstract

The Records of the Otto Rank Association, founded by Virginia P. Robinson in 1965 and disolved in 1983.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0958
Bib ID 4078427 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Otto Rank Association
Title Otto Rank Association records, 1934-1993
Physical Description 24 linear feet (56 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 series.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, minutes, lists, and legal documents, financial records, publicity materials, and printed items. Among the correspondents are: Anna Freud, Ernst L. Freud, Erich Fromm, Ernest Jones, Rollo May, Karl Menninger, Henry Miller, and Anaïs Nin, a frequent lecturer at meetings. There are 117 letters from Nin discussing her lecture tours and the publication of her diaries.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

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

Related Rank Collections at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library:

Otto Rank Papers

Saul Hofstein Papers

Virginia P. Robinson Papers

Jessie Taft Papers

E. James Lieberman Papers

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Association, 1984-1986.

Gift of Anita J. Faatz, 1990.

Gift of Gunther Stuhlmann, 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--The Otto Rank Association. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1984.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Faatz, Anita J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/07/1990. Accession number--M-90-11-07.

ANAIS (Journal): Source of acquisition--Stuhlmann, Gunther. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1993. Accession number--M-1993.

Papers re. E. Salomon: Source of acquisition--Lieberman, E.J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--05/08/1997. Accession number--M-97-05-08.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 09/--/1984.

Papers Processed HR 04/05/1991.

ANAIS (Journal) Added to collection HR 04/13/1993.

Papers re. E. Salomon Processed HR 01/05/2000.

Revision Description

2013-10-11 Ead version published by Patrick Lawlor

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bylaws (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers (account books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Personnel records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tax returns Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Freud, Anna, 1895-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freud, Ernst L., 1892-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jones, Ernest, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
May, Rollo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Menninger, Karl A (Karl Augustus), 1893-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mental health Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mental health counseling Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychiatry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychoanalysis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychoanalysts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychology, Pathological Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychotherapists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychotherapy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rank, Otto, 1884-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robinson, Virginia P (Virginia Pollard), 1883-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociologists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taft, Jessie, 1882-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

The Otto Rank Association was planned by J. Jessie Taft and founded by Virginia P. Robinson in 1965 to foster and develop interest in the writings of Otto Rank, the psychoanaylyst, to promote further exploration of his concepts and their meaning for art, literature, psychology, psychotherapy, and the history of culture through publication, translation, discussion, and research; and to establish an information center regarding these and related writings. Otto Rank was an early associate and later opponent of Sigmund Freud. The Association was disolved in 1983.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts



Box 1 Freud, Anna


Box 1 Freud, Ernst L.


Box 1 Fromm, Erich


Box 1 Jones, Ernest


Box 1 May, Rollo


Box 1 Menninger, Karl Augustus


Box 1 Miller, Henry


Box 1 Nin, Anals

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence, Manuscripts & Printed Materials



Box 2 Correspondence: A


Box 2 Correspondence: B


Box 2 Correspondence: Pearce Bailey, M.D.


Box 2 Correspondence: Ernest Becker


Box 2 Correspondence: Abigail Brownell


Box 2 Correspondence: C


Box 2 Correspondence: D


Box 2 Correspondence: E


Box 2 Correspondence: Ophelia Egypt


Box 2 Correspondence: Rudloph Ekstein


Box 2 Correspondence: F


Box 2 Correspondence: Philip Freund


Box 2 Correspondence: G



Box 3 Correspondence: Martin Grotjohn., (3 folders)


Box 3 Manuscripts: Martin Grotjohn., (2 folders


Box 3 Drawings: Martin Grotjohn., (1 folder)


Box 3 Correspondence: H


Box 3 Correspondence: J


Box 3 Correspondence: K



Box 4 Correspondence: E. James Lieberman


Box 4 Correspondence: L


Box 4 Correspondence: M


Box 4 Correspondence: N


Box 4 Manuscripts & Printed: Anaïs Nin, 1965-73, (13 folders



Box 5 Correspondence: O


Box 5 Correspondence: P


Box 5 Correspondence: R


Box 5 Correspondence: G


Box 5 Correspondence: Rank, Beata "Tola" Mincer


Box 5 Correspondence: Rank, Estelle Buel


Box 5 Correspondence: Rank, Helene


Box 5 Correspondence: Callman, Rawley


Box 5 Correspondence: Robinson, Virginia P.


Box 5 Correspondence: Rogers, Carl


Box 5 Correspondence: Ruzo, Ellya



Box 6 Correspondence: S - Sil


Box 6 Correspondence: Sl - Sz


Box 6 Correspondence: Spencer, Sharon


Box 6 Correspondence: Sward


Box 6 Correspondence: T


Box 6 Correspondence: V


Box 6 Correspondence: W


Box 6 Correspondence: Waddington, Miriam


Box 6 Correspondence: Wells, Ruth


Box 6 Correspondence: Z

Series III: Subject Files



Box 7 Board of Directors


Box 7 Brovnell, Abigail F. - Will


Box 7 By Laws


Box 7 By Laws - Statement of Purpose


Box 7 Charter & Certificate


Box 7 Committees: Book Cabinet


Box 7 Committees: Budget


Box 7 Committees: Finance


Box 7 Committees: Nominating


Box 7 Dissolution: Correspondence


Box 7 Dissolution: Documents



Box 8 Financial: Auditor's Reports, 1966-19-82



Box 9 Financial: Bank Records


Box 9 Financial: Fund Raising


Box 9 Financial: Income & Expense Ledgers



Box 10 Financial: Royalty Statements & Copyright Information-A -U


Box 10 Financial: Tax Exemption Records


Box 10 Financial: Tax Returns, 1979-1981


Box 10 Financial: Taxes


Box 10 Founding Correspondence


Freud, Sigmund--Rundbriefe:



Box 11 Balint, Michael


Box 11 Grotjahn Manuscript


Box 11 Grotjahn Project


Box 11 Group A Complete


Box 11 Group A Old Copy


Box 11 Group B


Box 11 Group C


Box 11 1920



Box 11A 1921(?)


Box 11A 1921


Box 11A 1922; 1923; 1924; 1924-25



Box 12 Salomon, Eva


Box 12 Taft & Robinson


Box 12 Sale of Freud letters


Box 12 Fromm, Erich


Box 12 Incorporation Documents


Box 12 Insurance


Journal:


Box 12 Article Ideas


Box 12 Correspondence


Box 12 I.S.S.N.


Box 12 Promotion


Box 12 Reprint Requests


Box 12 Requests for Review Copies


Box 12 Requests to Cite



Box 13 Soliciting Papers & Comments


Box 13 Subscription Correspondence


Box 13 Lease


Box 13 Lewisohn, Ludwig: Re. his correspondence with Otto Rank


Box 13 Library Inventory



Box 14 Meetings, Board, 1965-1982



Box 15 Meetings, Board, 1965-1982



Box 16 Meetings, Board, 1965-1982


Box 16 Meetings, Membership, 1966-1968


Box 16 Meetings, Membership, 1969-1970


Box 16 Meetings, Membership: Programs, 1966-1982



Box 17 Membership Card File



Box 18 Membership Ledgers


Box 18 Membership Statistics


Box 18 Membership Survey


Box 18 The New Yorker article--Correspondence


Box 18 Newsletter, 1966-1981


Box 18 Personnel: Payroll


Box 18 Personnel: Insurance & Taxes



Box 19 Procedures


Box 19 Procedures: Forms


Box 19 Proxy Letters


Box 19 The Psychological Center, Paris



Box 20 Publishing Activities: A-U


Rank, Otto:



Box 21 Class Seminars & O.R.A. Research


Box 21 Collection at Columbia University Articles


Box 21 Collection at Columbia University Correspondence


Box 21 Collection at Columbia University Inventory


Box 21 Collection at Columbia University Requests for Photocopying


Box 21 Grinstein Index on Rank


Box 21 Life Chronology


Box 21 List of Works compiled by O.R.A.


Box 21 Misc. Articles about Rank


Box 21 Misc. References


Box 21 O.R.A.. Promotion


Box 21 O.R.A. Research Correspondence


Box 21 University of Vienna Degree


Rank, Otto: Works:



Box 22 Die Analyse des Analytikers - Reviews


Box 22 Art and Artist - Translation of Der Kiinstler


Box 22 Beyond Psychology


Box 22 Der Doppelganger - Correspondence


Box 22 Genetic Psychology


Box 22 Imago; zeitschrift...1912 - Photocopy of title page


Box 22 Inzest-Motiv - Correspondence


Box 22 Letters with Dr. George Wilbur


Box 22 Die Lohengrinsage - Positive photostat


Box 22 Die Nacktheit in Sage und Dichtung - Photocopy


Box 22 Nudity in Myth and Poetry


Box 22 The Psychological Approach to Personal Problems


Box 22 Das "Schauspiel" in "Hamlet" - Photocopy


Box 22 Der Sinn der Griselda-Fabel - Photocopy


Box 22 Totemismus im Marchen - Photocopy


Box 22 Truth and Reality - Promotion


Robinson, Virginia:



Box 23 The Committee - Introduction


Box 23 Jessie Taft - Reviews


Box 23 Notes on the O.R. Collection at Columbia


Box 23 Memorial Book by O.R.A.


Taft, J. Jessie:


Box 23 Correspondence re. Otto Rank


Box 23 Correspondence re. Otto Rank - Jack Jones


Box 23 Correspondence re. Otto Rank - Lovell Langstroth


Box 23 Correspondence re. Otto Rank - Pennsylvania School of Social Work


Box 23 Otto Rank - Correspondence


Box 23 Otto Rank - Notes


Box 23 Otto Rank - Reviews of book



Box 24 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 25 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 26 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 27 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 28 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 29 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 30 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 31 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 32 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 33 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 34 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 35 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 36 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 37 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 38 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 39 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 40 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 41 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 42 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 43 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 44 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 45 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 46 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 47 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 48 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 49 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 50 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked



Box 51 Printed materials & the seal of The Otto Rank Association. Periodicals & books with references to Otto Rank marked

Series IV: 1990-2022 Additions


Arranged Corerspondence:



Box 52 Diane Fernandez re. Anais Nin


Box 52 Eugene T. Gendlin


Box 52 Frank P. Gendusi


Box 52 Jacket blurbs


Box 52 Fay B. Karpf


Box 52 Miscellaneous


Box 52 Publishers


Box 52 Responses, 1967-1968


Box 52 Ruth Elizabeth Smalley


Box 52 Gunther Stuhlman


Arranged Manuscripts, Subject Files, & Printed Materials:


Box 52 AMS Press, Inc.


Box 52 Announcements


Box 52 Article by Pearce Bailey


Box 52 Articles by V.P.R, from the JORA


Box 52 Brochures - drafts


Box 52 Chapter on Rank by V.P.R.


Box 52 Copyright


Box 52 Crosby, Phoebe: Account of therapy with Rank



Box 53 Ending of the O.R.A.


Box 53 Faatz, Anita - Lecture notes at Washington School of Psychiatry


Box 53 Finances


Box 53 Fromm, Erich


Box 53 Fund appeal letter


Box 53 Hechler, Jacob re. publishing


Box 53 History of school


Box 53 Invitation, 1967 & replies


Box 53 Letter to membership, Feb. 1982


Box 53 Miscllaneous



Box 54 The New Yorker article


Box 54 Nin, Anais - mailing list


Box 54 W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. - orders


Box 54 Occasional Letter


Box 54 Occasional Letter - 1977 responses


Box 54 Orders


Box 54 Promotional material


Box 54 Quotations - Rank


Box 54 Rank-Freud letters


Box 54 Seidenman, Ethel Wannemacher: interview - therapy with Rank


Box 54 Shereshefsky, Pauline M. - account of Rank analysys, etc.


Box 54 Silverman, Sam


Box 54 Traumdeutung by Freud


Box 54 Will Therapy - review


2000 Addition:


Box 54 Salomon, Eva - Misc. materials


2022 Addition: Otto Rank Association of North Carolina Records

Sarah DeLancey brought these items to Mars Hill University's Southern Appalachian Archives on September 9, 2021. They were the possession of Nancy Hall, a lifelong social worker and at some point a professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here is an article about Ms. Hall: https://iournalnow.com/news/local/no-time-fo-stop-retiree-stays- very-busy-looking-after-the-interests-of-the-elderly/article 6b3c000c-04fd-5164-8fe7-a2ba32afeO8c.html.


Notebooks, etc.:



Box 55 "Otto Rank Association of North Carolina, Inc.; Articles of Incorporation; Tax Exempt Status; Correspondence; Certificates", 1982-1985


Box 55 "N.C. Branch Otto Rank Association", 1972


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch Otto Rank Association", 1973


Box 55 "The Otto Rank Association, North Carolina Branch", 1974


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch Otto Rank Association", 1975


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch Otto Rank Association", 1976


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch The Otto Rank Association", 1977


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch The Otto Rank Association", 1978


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch The Otto Rank Association", 1979


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch The Otto Rank Association", 1980


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch The Otto Rank Association", 1981


Box 55 "Otto Rank Association of North Carolina, Inc.", 1982


Box 55 "Otto Rank Association of North Carolina, Inc.", 1983


Box 55 "North Carolina Branch, Otto Rank Association", 1984


Box 55 "Otto Rank Association of North Carolina, Inc.", 1985/1986


Box 55 "The Otto Rank Association of North Carolina, Inc., The Otto Rank Study Fund", 1983-1986


Box 55 Loose papers related to the Otto Rank Association of North Carolina


Box 55 Loose documents from the Otto Rank Association, Doylestown, PA., 1967-1980


Box 55 Notebook labeled, "Otto Rank Association, Doylestown, PA.", 1967-1972


Box 55 Envelope labeled, "Otto Rank Association Member Addresses and Flyers"