Archives & Research
Welcome to Archives and Research
The Freud Museum houses the possessions that Sigmund and Anna Freud brought with them to London at their emigration in 1938, including the library, their personal papers and photograph albums.
The following resources are available to researchers:
- Anna Freud's personal library
- An archive containing essential documentation on the life and work of Sigmund and Anna Freud and the history of psychoanalysis
- A research library specialising in the history, theory and culture of psychoanalysis
- A large library of photographs and photograph albums
For catalogues of letters, documents, press cuttings or books, go to Archive Catalogues.
For photos, images and photographic prints go to Photo Library.
The Research Centre offers access to the archives and library by advance appointment. Research access is free of charge. Before making an appointment researchers are advised to consult the Archive Catalogues in order to plan what they would like to view. Researchers wishing to make an appointment should contact the Museum.
The Research Centre can supply digital copies of archive documents and excerpts of Sigmund Freud's books for personal use. There is a fee for this service. Researchers wishing to use the scan service should contact the Museum.
Psychoanalysis and History
This is the only British journal to specialize in the history of psychoanalysis. The Freud Museum has been one of its corporate sponsors since the first number appeared in 1998. For more information click here.
In addition to the Freud Museum's extensive collections, researchers may find the following institutions helpful:
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing is an online digital collection of psychoanalytic texts. It provides a powerful rapid search of psychoanalytic literature in English. Full texts are only available to subscribers, but non-subscribers can use the powerful search tool to identify relevant publications.
The Archives of the British Psychoanalytical Society is home to several collections of documents related to psychoanalysis in the United Kingdom.
The Wellcome Library contains numerous hard-to-find books on psychoanalysis and is of particular interest to researchers of the history of science and medicine.
The largest remaining part of Freud's personal library is now on display at 20 Maresfield Gardens, London.
More details can be found on the Library page.
The Archive Catalogue lists around 10,000 letters, 1,600 documents and 1,500 press cuttings (1926-39).
We are delighted to announce our recent acquisition of an important archive of documents related to the life and work of Sándor Ferenczi. Please click here for more information.
The Museum has a Collection of Freud's antiquities, prints and rugs.