Sigmund Freud and the Freud Archives

Sigmund Freud was a neurologist widely renowned for his research in psychology with things like dreams, egos, and human drive including his extensive psychoanalysis research. However, what many people don’t know is that Sigmund Freud also dabbled in the research of cocaine, claiming that it was a cure for many mental and physical problems. He publicly recommended it, writing several articles on the drug between 1883 and 1887 as well as personally using the drug for depression, migraines, and nasal inflammation until 1896. He used the drug up and became addicted to it until nearly killing  a patient while under the influence of cocaine and while treating her with the it during surgery. After this incident, he valued his career too much to continue his use of cocaine and supposedly quit his addiction.

Recently, a very valuable online resource including a collection of links to Freud and his works has been discontinued and no longer available. Fortunately, with lots of research and with helpful online tools, we have re-purposed this archive and made it available below.



The Freud Archives

This collection of links points to Internet resources related to Sigmund Freud and his works. Included in this collection are libraries, museums, and biographical materials, as well as materials in the Brill Library archives.

Freud Texts on the Internet

While most of Freud’s work remains under copyright, certain early (and unfortunately, inferior) translations of Freud’s work are in the public domain. Below our links to these texts, courtesy of Psychweb. (Please note: we cannot vouch for the accuracy of these texts, nor for their conformity to copyright laws)


A number of excerpts from the writings are also scattered across the numerous websites featuring Freud’s work.


In addition, the diligent browser may happen upon a stray letter of Freud’s, or reference thereto, as with the following finds.


Writings on Freud

The following are links to writings of interest on Freud, including some general biographical and bibliographic information as well as work of more concentrated merit.

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