C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Max and Lore Zeller Library

Address: 
10349 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States
Contact: 
Mrs. Nancy Forbes
Phone: 
310-556-1193 ext 229

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The Max and Lore Zeller Library provides a specialized collection (including rare books) of over 6,500 volumes on Jungian psychology and related subjects: sandplay therapy, general psychology, anthropology, mythology, religion, alchemy, art and symbolism. The extensive book collection, 800 audio CDs, videotapes and DVDs, and 16 journals are available to the analytic community and the general public through an affordable membership fee. Library membership provides onsite access to the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS). Drawing upon C.G. Jung’s work on the archetype and the collective unconscious, ARAS is a pictorial and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history. The archive contains over 17,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, and accompanied by scholarly commentary. The commentary includes a description of the image that serves to place it in its unique historical, cultural, and geographical setting. The ARAS commentaries honor both the universal patterns and specific cultural context associated with each image. The librarian is available to help steer readers toward their particular interests.

Regions covered: 
Los Angeles area
Languages: 

Management

Catalog System: 
A unusual system developed by the Kristine Mann Library and the New York Analytical Psychology Club, stored on InMagic. Uncataloged materials are simply stored for future processing.
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
No
Exhibited?: 
No