Citation Guidelines & Copyright

Citation guidelines

Written permission must be obtained from the chair of the archive committee and the archivist to reproduce or publish any works held in our archive.

To cite works from our archive collections, please include the following information:

  • Title of work
  • Date
  • Collection title
  • Archive name
  • Reference code

For example:
Letter from Paul Federn to Ernest Jones, 07 Jun 1939.
Ernest Jones collection, The British Psychoanalytical Society Archive, P04-C-C-1.

Where a document or photograph is reproduced in its entirety, please also include the following text:
The British Psychoanalytical Society Archive has granted us kind permission to reproduce this [letter/photograph/etc.]

Please note that our collections were extensively re-catalogued between 2004-2008 and new reference numbers are now in use.
Citations using old reference numbers beginning with C, F or G should be avoided if possible.

We reserve the right to make a charge for the publication of material obtained from our archive.


Copyright imposes restrictions on the extent to which works may be quoted, published in full or reproduced in facsimile without permission from the copyright owner.

Please note that the British Psychoanalytical Society Archive is not the copyright owner of most of the works we hold in our collections. Using a work without the copyright owner’s permission could be considered infringement, unless your use is within one of the copyright exceptions.

Please seek advice at The Intellectual Property Office, the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property rights.

Marion Milner