Malcolm Pines: archives

  • Pines, Malcolm
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The following is an interim description which may change when detailed cataloguing takes place in future:

Professional archive covering Malcolm Pines' work in the area of psychotherapy and group analysis from the 1960s to 2010s. Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, drafts, essays, reviews, treatment reports and conference materials. There are files relating to specific disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, manic depression, borderline personality and appetite disorders. There are files relating to themes such as agency, borderline concept, economy/evolution, empathy, guilt and shame, self analysis, psychosis, trauma and the history of psychoanalysis. There are files relating to figures in the group analysis field such as SH Foulkes, Wilfred Bion, Patrick de Mare, Nicola Diamond and Max Jones as well as to the Cassel Hospital. There is material relating to training, including his teaching at LSE and the IGA (Institute of Group Analysis) qualifying course.



Physical description

51 transfer boxes


Acquisition note

The archives were given to the library at Wellcome Collection by Malcolm Pines in June 2016

Biographical note

Malcolm Pines was born in London in 1925. He qualified in medicine specialising in psychiatry. While training at the Maudsley Hospital he met S.H. Foulkes, the pioneer of group analysis, who became his training analyst. He was one of the core group of psychiatrists involved in advancing group analysis in the UK and a founding member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) . He also served as the President of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP) from 1980 to 1984.

Terms of use

This collection is currently uncatalogued and cannot be ordered online. Requests to view uncatalogued material are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact for more details.

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Accession number

  • 2287