About the Fae Dougan Library

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About the Fae Dougan Library

Our library is housed in charming office space in Northwest Portland

With over 4,500 items in its growing collection, the Fae Dougan Library is a unique and rich resource for the Jungian community in Oregon.  A trove of books and hundreds of recordings of OFJ events are available for loan to members.  The Library’s reserve collection includes core Jungian texts as well as Jungian journals such as the The Journal of Analytical Psychology.  These resources are available during Library hours, which can be found here.

Explore OFJ’s collection by searching the catalog – and if you have a deep connection to books and scholarship, consider becoming a Library volunteer.

From the outset, Oregon Friends of Jung has been committed to supporting the inner work of our members through access to Jungian literature and recordings.  OFJ’s first Librarian, Fae Dougan, recalled the Library’s humble beginnings (“it was just a shoe box”); but the collection has expanded enormously over succeeding decades and is now able to meet the needs of scholars and therapists as well as those who have embarked upon a path of independent learning.

The Reserve Collection includes a complete set of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung as well as other important works by Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, and James Hillman.  Other resources in the Reserve Collection are helpful in the amplification of dream imagery and myths.  The journals that are currently held in the Reserve Collection include (but are not limited to) extensive holdings of:

  • Harvest
  • The Journal of Analytical Psychology
  • Jung Journal (formerly, the San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal)
  • Parabola
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Quadrant
  • Spring

Copies of the Collected Works are also available in the lending collection, which includes the major (and many lesser known) works by Jung and his followers, as well as key works in the study of mythology and culture.

The lending collection includes MP3-format recordings of nearly all of OFJ’s public programs – extending back to the mid-1970s.  Among these recordings are presentations by some of the most distinguished of Jung’s early followers.

The Library is always interested in donations of Jungian and related journals and certain rare, out of print, or newer books (titles first published in the last five years) that are in excellent condition. If you have such items you’d like to donate, please contact us by phone at 503.223.3080 or by e-mail at:  [email protected]. We regret that due to a lack of space, we cannot accept donations of other materials at this time.

OFJ’s library became the Fae Dougan Library in 2002, in recognition of Fae Dougan’s exemplary contributions to OFJ. Fae, who died in 2020, aged 100, was an inspiration to generations of our members who benefited from her generosity of time, effort, and spirit in the decades since the organization was founded.

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