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Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), psychiatrist and founder of “analytical psychology”, was a private lecturer and honorary professor of psychology at ETH Zurich from 1933 to 1941. Due to these appointments his academic papers were donated to ETH-Bibliothek.

Carl Gustav Jung’s academic papers include the famous psychiatrist’s academic correspondence. ETH Zurich University Archives are pleased to announce that now, for the first time, detailed descriptions of more than 32,000 letters to and from C.G. Jung are searchable in the ETH Zurich University Archives’ database. The database by the way, has a brand-new web design, which is optimised for mobile devices and features faceted search. For legal reasons, however, the letters may only be examined on site in the ETH-Bibliothek’s Reading Room Collections and Archives.  

The majority of letters are between C.G. Jung and his academic peers. The correspondence, for instance, documents his increasing estrangement from Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, who had initially regarded Jung as his successor. However, Jung also corresponded with interested amateurs and such great minds as Wolfgang Pauli, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics.