"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
- Joseph Campbell

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 This collection will consist mainly of primary source materials such as unpublished writings, correspondence; diaries; photographs; lab notebooks; research notes and data; interviews, and other materials of enduring value.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