Selected Special Collections
Bollingen Foundation Collection
Records and publications of the Bollingen Foundation
[Paul Mellon, half-length portrait, facing front], The Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress.
The Bollingen Foundation was established in 1945 by Paul and Mary Conover Mellon to create a larger audience for Carl G. Jung's theories through the publication of his collected works in English translation. From this initial publishing venture grew the Bollingen Series, a distinguished series of publications on aesthetics, anthropology, literary criticism, philosophy, psychology, and comparative religion. With the transfer of the Bollingen Series to Princeton University Press in 1969, the foundation concluded its activities and presented its records to the Library of Congress four years later.
An archival set of books published by the Bollingen Foundation or with its financial support is kept in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.