C.G. Jung Paper Collection at ETH Zurich

According to C.G. Jung’s last will the family after his death in 1961 gave his scientific literary estate to the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Nowadays the C.G. Jung Paper Collection is part of the ETH Zurich University Archives. The materials are generally accessible for purposes of research upon request with the ETH Library (section ‘Archives and Literary Estates’). Restricted access applies only to records that are under medical confidentiality or personal privacy law. Applications for consultation of the Jung materials must be sent to the ETH Zurich University Archives and require the individual checking by and approval of the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung.

For more information on the C.G. Jung Paper Collection at ETH Zurich and a downloadable application form click here.

C.G. Jung Private Library

With the establishment of the foundation of the Work of C.G. Jung in 2007 all the books of Jung’s private library also became part of the foundation. The foundation endavors to preserve all the library materials and to make it accessible for scientific research. Over the years the library grew constantly and became a mirror of Jung’s own research interests. At the time of his death in 1961 the library covered about 4’000 items.
The main inventory of Jung’s private library contains contemporary literature of medicine, psychiatry, psychology and philosophy of the 19th and 20th century. Additionally there are a lot of books about antique culture, gnosis, christian symbols, eastern religions, ethnology and occultism. The library also contains a collection of early prints (bevor 1800) of alchemistry, theurgy and kabbala as well as antique dream-literature, writings of church fathers and latin and greek classicism works.

Different activities to physically maintain the stock of Jung’s private library have been undertaken in recent years by the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, such as the restoration and preservation of books. 
In collaboration with the ETH Library and with the financial support of the Dr. Donald C. Cooper Fond for the advancement of psychology at the ETH Zurich the Foundation has furthermore digitized some 300 titles from Jung’s personal rare book collection, which are now accessible online under e-rara.ch.

Thomas Fischer, ‘The Alchemical Rare Book Collection of C.G. Jung’, International Journal of Jungian Studies, special issue, vol. 3, issue 2, 2011, pp. 169-180.

Publication History of the Works of C.G. Jung

Ulrich Hoerni, long-term representative of the society of heirs of C.G. Jung and Emma Jung-Rauschenbach and the first director of the new Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung in 2007, sums up the publication history of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung in the following paper, which has been published in a 2011 special issue of the Spring Journal:

Ulrich Hoerni, ‘The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung’Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture (Vol. 86, Fall 2011: Unwrapping Swiss Culture), pp. 183-192.