"With psychedelics, if you're fortunate and break through, you understand what is truly of value in life. Material, power, dominance, and territory have no value. People wouldn't fight wars, and the whole system we have currently would fall apart. People would become peaceful, loving citizens, not robots marching around in the dark with all their lights off."
- Gary Fisher, Ph.D.

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 This collection will consist mainly of primary source materials such as unpublished writings, correspondence; diaries; photographs; lab notebooks; research notes and data; interviews, and other materials of enduring value.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