APA Archival Photo Collection

The APA Archival Photo Collection was established in 2002 with an anonymous donation of 36 photo portraits and sketches used as figures in Hilgard’s “American Psychology in Historical Perspective.” 1 The identity of the photographers and the sketch artists are not known. Another publication, Street’s “American Psychological Association 1992 Centennial Calendar,” 2 became the second series of the collections. All photographs are processed by Warren R. Street, PhD, at the time professor of psychology at the Washington State University.

Clark University Conference, 1909. Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall, Carl G. Jung, A. A. Brill and Sandor Ferenczi.

Clark University Conference, 1909. Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall, Carl G. Jung, A. A. Brill and Sandor Ferenczi.

 

Gradually new groups of photographs were processed, donated by photographers such as David Hathcox, Ben Boblett, Deborah Albers, Lloyd Wolf and many APA members. These additions became the core of the Legacy Photo Series, with over 1,000 items. Monitor on Psychology, the official publication of the APA, donates many photographs used as illustrative material in their articles. Currently there are over 2,300 photographs and 1,500 in digital format, many in high resolution, ready for publishing.

America's first mental hospital, Colonial Williamsburg, Va.

America's first mental hospital, Colonial Williamsburg, Va. 

 

For More Information

Another source of information about photographs is Psychological Images in Publication, many of which can be found in the APA Library holdings.

Request a Copy of an APA Archive Photograph

You can contact the APA Archives to request a copy of a photograph, or read the Reproduction and Duplicating Services.

 

1 Hilgard, E.R., (Ed.) (1978). American Psychology in Historical Perspective. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association

2 Street, W.R. (1991). America Psychological Association 1992 Centennial Calendar. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.