The core collection was developed through acquisition of the estates of Mrs. Blits (via Mrs. van der Wansem) and from the members Noordzij, Van Mourik Broekman, Giesen, Westhoff and Timmer. Expansion has been possible due to donations from members of the IVAP and the NAAP. From the annual financial contribution of both organizations a number of books can be purchased each year. In 2012 the collection numbers 1400 books.
For a more detailed picture of the history of the C.G. Jung Library see the contribution of Dr. Van Meurs and the opening speech of Dr. Noordzij, both on 27 June 2004 (full text in Dutch, summary in English). Click on the images:
That members in Heusden (Sleegers/De Vries Lensch), Naarden (Van den Hooff) and Hilversum (Van Helsdingen-Vlietstra) have made available for accommodating and visiting of the library, is a truly generous gesture.
The Foundation C.G. Jung Library was founded on May 23rd 2003 by the C.G. Jung Society for the Netherlands IVAP (Interdisciplinary Society for Analytical Psychology) and the NAAP (Dutch Association for Analytical Psychology).
The goal is the preservation and expansion of a collection of books, journals, videos, DVDs, photos and so forth on and about analytical psychology, the psychology of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961).
The emphasis lies on unique works and those important for clinical-analytical practice and the study thereof. With this objective the C.G. Jung Library will in the first place be a collecting-library. Lending is indeed a possibility, but is not the primary goal.
The C.G. Jung Library is a non-profit organization. All available funds are devoted to the preservation and expansion of the collection.
The library finances its activities primarily through the contributions of the IVAP and the NAAP; secondly with donations and the sale of books, which are obtained as gifts, but fall beyond the scope of the collection.