Eric Berne Archives

Our Mission

The Eric Berne Archives at the University of California, San Francisco are a treasured resource for those studying the man who changed the way we think about psychotherapy, personality and communicating with others. The archives will include books, papers, audio / video, personal correspondence, and other momentos from his family life.

Eric Berne’s archival material will continue to be important to scholars researching his life and theory – and to Transactional Analysis practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the man and his body of work. Read more or contact us.

By putting his archives online, we will forever preserve Eric Berne’s life’s work.
Carol Solomon, Gloria Noriega, Terry Berne, Ann Heathcote, and Marco Mazzetti.

Access the Archives

The Eric L. Berne Collection (2200 pages including photos, letters, papers, articles)

Collection Guides for the Eric Berne Collection (click on a particular collection and then on “collection details” or “collection contents” in the menu on the right)

The Transactional Analysis Bulletin (896 pages)

Copyrights & Permissions to publish

Other resources

Letters of Support

I’d like to thank those who have contributed to making this project a reality. Simply put, the digital archive is fantastic. Please have a look! Read more.

– Terry Berne


Access to Berne’s archives could be a great resource for anybody who is keenly interested in Berne and his works. It could be a pilgrimage to many of Berne’s admirers – those who were touched by his writings. But all do not have the luxury of this first-hand experience. Read more

– Suriyaprakash, ITAA President (2015-2016)


The project is going ahead, as self financing initiative, with the encouragement and endorsement of the ITAA. The success of the project is dependent on fund raising and on the generosity of individuals. Read more.

– John Heath, ITAA President (2010-2015)


The European Association for Transactional Analysis is proud and happy to support the Eric Berne Archives Project both financially and ideally. Read more (Italian version).

– Marco Mazzetti, EATA President (2013-2015)

We are grateful to all of our donors. Thank you.