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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence
Series IV: Arranged Manuscripts
Series VI: Printed Series
Series VII: Miscellaneous
At a Glance
This collection is arranged into 8 series.
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.
Estelle Buell Rank 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-ANALYSE 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.
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
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Otto Rank papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
See also: Ms Coll/The Otto Rank Association; Ms Coll/E. J. Lieberman; Ms Coll/V. P. Robinson; Ms Coll/J. J. Taft
The manuscript of Freud's "Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse" was cataloged and shelved separately. It may be requested via CLIO as MS X159.4 F89.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alternate Form Available
Rundbriefe (Boxes Ib, IIa, IIb, IIc); General correspondence (Box Ia); "Lohengrin Sage" "Incest Motif" "Art and Artist" and "Genetic Psychology" are on: microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Taft, Dr.Jessie and Mrs. Pierre Simon; Otto Rank Assoc. Method of acquisition--Gift.
Annotated books: Source of acquisition--Velfort, Helene Rank. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/--/1989. Accession number--M-89-12---.
Annotated books: Source of acquisition--Simon, Estelle. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1990. Accession number--M-1990.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Lieberman, E.J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/26/1990. Accession number--M-90-12-26.
Books: Source of acquisition--Novey, Riva. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/22/1991. Accession number--M-91-12-22.
4 books re Otto Rank: Source of acquisition--Lieberman, James. Method of acquisition--Gift; Accession number--M-12-26-94.
Gift of Dr Jessie Taft and Mrs Pierre Simon, 1957.
Gift of the Otto Rank Association, 1984, 1985, and 1986.
Gift of Helene Rank Velfort, 1989.
Gift of Estelle Buel Rank Simon, 1990.
Gift of E. James Lieberman, 1990 & 1994.
Gift of Riva Novey, 1991.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Entered in AMC 11/28/1990.
Annotated books Processed HR 04/30/1991.
Annotated books Processed HR 04/30/1991.
Papers Processed HR 04/30/1991.
Books Processed HR 12/10/1991.
4 books re Otto Rank Processed HR 05/23/1996.
2010-02-24 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2016-09-30 xml document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Psychotherapist and one-time associate of Sigmund Freud.