About the Oskar Diethelm Library

The Library


Founded in 1936, the Oskar Diethelm Library houses, preserves, and provides access to printed books and serials, archives and manuscripts, photographs, prints, sound and video recordings, and other ephemera and is part of Weill Cornell Medical College's DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy, & the Arts. The library’s rare book collection contains approximately 35,000 titles dating back to the 15th century dealing with psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, mesmerism, spiritualism, phrenology, witchcraft and related topics. World-renowned individuals and organizations are also represented in the approximately 1500 linear feet of archives, including Donald W. Winnicott, Thomas Salmon, and the American Psychoanalytic Association.

To learn more about the library's collections, please view our website.




Rights Statement


The images on this website are presumed to be in the public domain due to creation date and are believed to have no known U.S. copyright or other restrictions. As good scholarly practice, please credit the Library as the source on any reproductions by including the following text: Courtesy of the Oskar Diethelm Library, DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College.  



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