Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers

Identifier: EBL-0093

  • Staff Only

Content Description

Papers are the personal materials belonging to Dr. Tedesco, and include business records, and subject files.


  • Majority of material found within 1975-1998


Conditions Governing Access

All collections are subject to applicable Vanderbilt privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a nationally recognized psychoanalyst, was born and raised in Florence, Italy. His father was acclaimed composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He came to Nashville in 1975 as the James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Castelnuovo-Tedesco also served as a training and supervising analyst at the St. Louis Psychological Institute, was president of the American College of Psychoanalysts (1990-91), and was a member and fellow of several other psychiatric associations.

Dr. Castelnuovo-Tedesco was known for two works which greatly influence psychological principles today--The Twenty Minute 'Hour,' a book about psychotherapy techniques for physicians, and Dynamic Psychiatry, a collection of his works on psychoanalysis, psychosomatic medicine, and psychiatry. He died in Nashville on January 24, 1998. He was 73.


6.42 Cubic Feet (Five Paige boxes) : Materials consist mainly of subject and research files, correspondence, and lecture notes. There is a possiblity of clinical files being contained within these groupings that will need to be removed during processing.

Language of Materials



Papers and materials beloging to Dr. Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco documenting his clinical and teaching activities. Dr. Castelnuovo-Tedesco served as as the James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from his appointment in 1975 until his death in 1998.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated in 1998 by his widow Lisbeth Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Physical Description

The materials are in good condition.

Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


About this Site

This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.

Requesting Materials

Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collections. Collections can also be requested by emailing the repository directly through the library website. Each repository has its own location, hours, and contact information. Please consult the repository with questions about using the materials. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the repository’s reading room. In many cases, the collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.