Library at FAU receives

psychoanalyst’s archives

Florida Atlantic University’s library has taken delivery of the archives of Judith Kestenberg, “the grande dame of psychoanalysis.” The archives include thousands of pages of transcripts of interviews with children.

Kestenberg had an international reputation for her groundbreaking research, study and treatment of children, particularly Holocaust survivors.

She died in 1999 at age 88.

William Miller, FAU libraries director, said the school was lucky to inherit Kestenberg’s work. “She was a prominent and influential American psychoanalyst, and trained a whole generation of people in New York City, and did not only Holocaust survivors, but was well known for work with children in general,” he said.

Once catalogued, Kestenberg’s archives will be made available to the academic community for research.