Bibring, Edward papers, 1929-1960 (inclusive), 1941-1958 (bulk). H MS c283

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Bibring, Edward papers, 1929-1960 (inclusive), 1941-1958 (bulk). H MS c283


Edward Bibring, 1894-1959, M.D., 1922, Vienna Medical School; was a psychoanalyst, a close associate and advocate of Sigmund Freud, and a researcher and lecturer known for his contributions to psychoanalytic theory, history, and practice. In 1922 Bibring began his training at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, of which he became a member in 1927. From 1928 to 1938 he served as the Director of the Psychiatric Department of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Clinic. Bibring, and his wife and life-long collaborator Grete, emigrated to Great Britain following the Anschluss in 1938. The Bibrings emigrated to the United States in 1941 and Edward became a training analyst and lecturer at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, serving as president of the society from 1947 to 1949. Bibring also lectured extensively at the Boston University School of Social Work.
Contains Bibring's personal and professional correspondence, professional organization records, lectures, research and writings, conference records, collected professional clippings, and personal records, resulting from his work as a psychoanalyst in Vienna and Boston, Mass. at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, the Boston University School of Social Work, and Beth Israel Hospital. Includes his research notes on topics such depression, instincts, ego psychology, psychoanalytic theory, the history of psychoanalysis, and the teaching of psychoanalysis. Includes correspondence with Leopold Bellak, Leo Berman, Grete Bibring, Felix Deutsch, Kurt Eissler, Paul Federn, Otto Fenichel, Anna Freud, Otto Isakower, Karl Menninger, Ella Lingens, and Arthur Valenstein.

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Letter from Edward Bibring
Edward and Grete were partners in all aspects of their lives. They began their journey together in medical school and continued to support one another both personally and professionally. They were faced with new challenges as Edward

Letter from George Bibring to his parents
George wrote frequently with his mother in his youth, however, in later years he corresponded more with his father.
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