Copyright and Citation Guidelines

As agreed on the Rules & Conditions form, which must be signed before using the archives, readers agree to request written permission from the Chair of the Archives Committee of the British Psychoanalytical Society if they wish to quote any material from the archives in any work which they intend to publish and to provide a copy of that published material if requested.

Researchers wishing to cite items from our collections are asked to use the following format:

  • Brief title/description, date, collection, British Psychoanalytical Society, reference code.


  • Scientific Minutes, 17 Oct 1923, Society & Institute Records, British Psychoanalytical Society, FAA/106.

Where a document or photograph is reproduced in its entirety, readers are asked to also include the following text:

  • The Archives of the British Psychoanalytical Society have granted us kind permission to reproduce this [letter/photograph/etc].

For any queries relating to citation and publication please contact the Archivist. Please note however that the British Psychoanalytical Society may not own the copyright of the records in question and it is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission for reproduction holder before the material is used.