"Psychiatric research with hallucinogens has resumed. After two decades of virtual prohibition, formal authorization from federal regulatory agencies to conduct investigative studies in the United States has been successfully obtained."
- Charles Grob

Collection Focus

Types of materials being sought for the Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Research Collection include the papers and writings of individuals who have been recognized on a national and international level for their contributions to knowledge in this area, including scientists, clinicians, and scholars. This collection will consist mainly of primary source materials such as unpublished writings, correspondence; diaries; photographs; lab notebooks; research notes and data; interviews, and other materials of enduring value.

If you have materials relating to our collecting focus, please contact:

Stephanie Schmitz, Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Research Archivist
phone: 765-494-2904
Purdue Archives and Special Collections
504 West State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907