Erikson Institute Archives

About the archives

The Erikson Institute Archives supports the Institute’s mission of education and research by collecting, organizing, preserving, and providing access to Erikson’s historical records. The archives feature a physical collection of items located in the Edward Neisser Library and a digital collection of photos available via CARLI Digital Collections.

Locating archival resources

Most of our archival materials are currently shelved in archival boxes in the Edward Neisser Library Staff Workroom, room 212. The archives also has a small collection of manuscripts which can be found in the display case in room 215.

If you’re curious about what we have before visiting us, please take a look at this document (PDF) which lists our collections, the categories (referred to as “series”) within each collection, and each collection’s box location. Each collection has a link to another PDF document describing the collection and its categories in greater detail.

Visiting the archives

Due to the singular nature of the materials, items held by the archives do not circulate. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Food, drinks, and personal scanners are not permitted in the archives. Please feel free to bring pencils, paper, and laptops. Read our access policies for more information, or contact [email protected].

If you would like to visit the archives and peruse the collections, please contact [email protected]. The archives are located in the staff workroom (room 212) in the Edward Neisser Library at 451 N. LaSalle in Chicago.