Sala Helena Antipoff

The Helena Antipoff Room was established in 1997, at the Central Library of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), with the aim of preserving a part of Helena Antipoff’s documentation, donated through a Cooperation Agreement signed between CDPHA, UFMG and the State Department of Education of Minas Gerais. This collection consists of unpublished documents such as: manuscripts, correspondence, single texts, notes, publications with restricted circulation and photographs. Includes documents related to Helena Antipoff’s career (studies in Paris and Geneva, work as a psychologist and educator in Russia, Switzerland and Brazil) and the organization and functioning of the Fazenda do Rosário complex. The documents were produced and accumulated in the period of 1927 to 1987.

The documents of the CDPHA collection located in the Helena Antipoff Room are organized in boxes, classified into themes (life and works, honours, Fazenda do Rosário, Psychometrics, Rural Education, Special Education, etc.), and can be consulted with authorization from the Librarian Diná Araújo, Head of the Special Collections and Rare Works Division at the University Library (Telephone: +55.31.3409-4615 / e-mail

In the Helena Antipoff Room there is also an exhibition of panels on the life and works of the educator – Helena Antipoff: the universal Minas Gerais woman and a set of collections and databases related to the history of Psychology, which constitute the UFMG Archives of the History of Psychology. The Archives include the following collections: Josef Brozek Collection, donated by the owner, psychologist, educator, scientist, historian of psychology; Helena Dias Carneiro Collection, from the collaborator in the works of Helena Antipoff and participant in the creation of the Sociedade Pestalozzi do Brasil (SPB); Daniel Antipoff Collection, from Helena Antipoff’s son, a psychologist known for working in the diagnosis and psychopedagogical and psychological guidance of the gifted, children and adolescents; Léo and Regina Campos Collection, donated by the owners, respectively environmental lawyer and professor of Educational Psychology at the Faculty of Education of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG); Marina Massimi Collection, professor and researcher in the History of Psychology, linked to the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of São Paulo (USP); Lígia Marcondes Machado Behavior Analysis Collection, a collection of behavior analysis laboratory instruments named in honor of the professor at the Psychology Institute of the University of São Paulo, donated and organized by Prof. Sérgio Dias Cirino, from the Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais; and two catalogs resulting from research in History of Psychology, the Marina Massimi Catalog of Sources for the History of Psychology to be found in the Libraries of the State of São Paulo, and the Denise Nepomuceno Catalog of Sources for the History of Psychology to be found in the Libraries of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. In addition, there is a Collection of Masters’ theses and Doctoral dissertations defended by members of the Research Group on the History of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Context and other groups that research related themes, and a set of publications from CDPHA.

SEE-MG, UFMG, CDPHA and FHA Agreement (1999)

CDPHA Presentationand Antipoff Room (2020)

Speech givenby Professor Regina Helena de Freitas Campos at the opening of the Helena Antipoff Room (1999)

Exhibition – Helena Antipoff, the Universal Minas Gerais Woman

Guide to the UFMG Archives of the History of Psychology