More Unreleased Eric Berne Photos

The first part of the Eric Berne archives was released this summer at the ITAA Conference. Some of the people reading this likely attended the conference. We have been fortunate to be able to post some of the more interesting items found in Part I of the archives.

Eric Berne photo at Washington Street Seminar 1958

The photo above was taken at a Washington Street Seminar in San Francisco in 1958. Directly to Eric’s left is Viola Litt.

Eric Berne 1963 photo First TA Summer Conference

This photo is taken at the First Summer TA Conference in 1963. The woman is unidentified.

All images courtesy the Eric Berne Archives at UCSF. We hope you all enjoy these photos as much as we do.


New Photo from ITAA 1970 Summer Conference

This is a new photo just released from the Eric Berne Family Archive. It is from the ITAA’s 8th Annual Summer Conference held in Monterey, California in August, 1970. The conference took place approximately 1 month after Eric’s unexpected death.

ITAA August 1970 Conference commemorating the life of Eric Berne. Has Ellen Berne, David Kupfer, Claude Steiner

The individuals in the photo (from left to right) are: Ellen Berne (Eric’s only blood daughter – she was 25 at the time), David Kupfer, Franklin Ernst, Viola Callaghan, Ken Everts, and Claude Steiner.

The “theme” of the conference was changed radically due to Eric’s death. As a result, it became more of a tribute to the legacy of Eric Berne, and this photograph reflects it. The expressions on Ellen Berne’s face tells us all we need to know about the mood of the conference.

Unreleased Photo Proofs of Eric Berne

Another new release from the family archive includes two photo proofs of Eric.  The shoot and photographer are unknown. Based upon his appearance, we believe it is from the mid to late 1960s.

Eric Berne Two Proof Photographs Pictures assumed to be late 1960s

Clicking on the photo will reveal a high quality version.

These are proofs because on closer analysis you will see indentations within the photographic paper.  These photographic proofs were in the collection of Eric’s oldest daughter Ellen Berne. Clicking on it will reveal a high quality version.

You can appreciate Eric’s sense of humor and quirkiness by looking at these two photographs.  You can see there is a real person behind his genius.  To us, it looks like he is displaying his Child in one of them. What do you think?