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

Materials at Other Repositories

Peter G. Stafford Papers

1960-1971; approximately 14,000 items

This collection contains case histories, clippings, printed materials, and correspondence relating to psychedelic drugs, other drugs, the underground press, and aspects of the youth culture in the 1960s.

Weston La Barre Papers

1930-1996; 31 linear feet

The Weston La Barre papers include correspondence, publications, lectures, committee materials, teaching materials, photographs, audio recordings and scrapbooks. La Barre's professional interests included cultural anthropology, religion, psychedelic drugs such as peyote, and psychology.

Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory Records

1893-1984; 340 linear feet

This collection consists of primarily correspondence and research files on topics including extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, displacement analysis, the Psychical Research Foundation, and parapsychology research. Correspondents include J.B. Rhine, Hereward Carrington, Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, Joseph Jastrow, C.G. Jung, William McDougall, and Henry Margenau.

The Tina & R. Gordon Wasson Ethnomycological Collection Archives

1931-1986; 28 linear feet

This collection contains correspondence, notes, memoranda, lists, notebooks, diaries, translations, drafts, typescripts, proofs, illustrations, maps, charts, stamps, artifacts, original art work, film, audio tapes, video tapes, photographs, negatives, slides, and mounted exhibit materials relating to Tina and Gordon Wassons' ethnomycological research as well as to RGW's literary and political interests.

Julio Santo Domingo Collection

This collection includes rare books, manuscripts, posters, photographs, audio material, and popular and underground cultural ephemera that documents psychoactive drugs and their physical and social effects. The collection includes scientific and medical works on cannabis, hashish, opium, coca, peyote, LSD, anesthetics and various derivatives. The bulk of the collection explores drug use by individuals and the influence such use and users had on their society, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries in America and France.

Al Hubbard materials

Assorted digitized documents pertaining to Al Hubbard who was instrumental in raising awareness of the therapeutic properties of LSD in the 1950s.

Varro E. “Tip” Tyler papers

1926-2001; 50 linear feet

The collection consists of Tyler's publications in various forms (manuscripts, reprints, and original copies), some correspondence, and personal and professional materials, such as curriculum vitae, bibliographies, clippings, and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is subject files, predominantly on various medicinal plants/herbs, which literally run A-Z.

MAPS Forum Archive (1996-2015)

The MAPS Forum documents day-to-day information on the development of psychedelics and psychedelic culture, discussions of topics and different perspectives on them, names of contributors and activists, dates that determine who did what when, what went on in MAPS and similar organizations, news reports, articles, summaries of scientific research, invention of ideas and coining and usage of words, laws and Federal and state relationships, social events, conferences, publications, and so forth. (Description provided by Thomas Roberts, PhD)

Charles Lee Tranter Papers

1916-1963; 6 linear feet

This collection contains correspondence and other materials pertaining to Tranter's medical studies on the effects of hallucinogenic drugs.

Timothy Leary papers

1910-2009; 263 linear feet

The Timothy Leary papers contain records created and accumulated by Leary over his entire life, as well estate records created after his death. The papers comprehensively document his life and activities: as a child, student, professional psychologist, lecturer and researcher at Harvard, unaffiliated psychedelic guru, prisoner, escapee, exile, and futurist.

Joseph Campbell papers


The collection includes Joseph Campbell’s lecture tapes, artifacts, and his personal library (catalogued separately). There are approximately 1,200 audio taped lectures and video tapes from during the decades he taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Eranos, Esalen, and elsewhere. The approximately 650 audio tape cassettes of Campbell’s public lectures reveal the scope of his interests in comparative mythology, religious studies, the hero’s journey, Indian mythology, the literature of James Joyce and Thomas Mann, and the psychologies of Sigmund Freud and C.J. Jung.

Abram Hoffer papers

Abram Hoffer was a Canadian psychiatrist who researched extensively in schizophrenia, orthomolecular medicine, and other alternative therapies. This collection contains records created, accumulated, and used by him over the course of his career. It includes correspondence, patient files, appointment and personal diaries, subject files, conference and meeting materials, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, an audio/visual materials.

Betty Eisner papers

1927-2002; 10 linear feet

This collection contains papers documenting Betty Grover Eisner's career in clinical psychology and experimental use of LSD and other drugs. Includes narrative reports and audio recordings of drug therapy sessions, articles and conference papers, book manuscripts, journals, legal documents, journals, personal and professional correspondence, and other materials.

Huston Cummings Smith Papers

1990-2011; 16 linear feet

The Huston Smith papers contains materials that document Smith’s personal and professional life, including correspondence, photographs, awards, lectures and presentations, genealogical information, as well as published materials.

Sidney Cohen collection

1910-1987; 43 cubic feet

The Sidney Cohen Collection includes subject files covering Cohen's professional research, correspondence files from his teen years until close to his death in 1987, biographical information documenting education and government service, audio tapes of LSD conferences from the late 1950s and early 1960s, articles and manuscripts, and files from LSD and mescaline experiments Cohen conducted with Gerald Heard.

Daniel X. Freedman Papers

1921-1993; 112 linear feet

Daniel X. Freedman studied the effects of LSD at the National Institute of Mental Health in the late 1950s. This collection consists of correspondence, class syllabi, lectures, notes, grant applications, laboratory notebooks and data, manuscripts and typescripts of publications, lectures, speeches, interviews, publications, notes of committee meetings and draft reports, patient case notes and correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, awards, photographs, and audiotapes.

Gerald Heard papers

1935-1971; 20.5 linear feet

Collection consists of Heard's manuscripts of published and unpublished books, correspondence, sixteen boxes of tape recordings of Heard's lectures, lecture notes, articles, books from Heard's library, photographs, and ephemera related to Heard's interests in parapsychology, Vedanta, philosophy, and religion. Includes manuscripts by others as well as an oil painting of Heard by Aldous Huxley (1933).

Aldous and Laura Huxley papers

1925-2007; 50 linear feet

The Aldous Huxley papers portion of the collection consists correspondence between Aldous Huxley and publishers Harper & Row, personal correspondence, holographic notes, literary manuscripts and personal effects. The materials in the collection that comprise the personal papers of Laura Archer Huxley include personal correspondence, holographic and typewritten notes, manuscripts, collected articles, clippings, and interviews. This collection also contains photographs and audiovisual recordings of both Aldous Huxley and Laura Archera Huxley.

Neuroscience History Archives

The Neuroscience History Archives at the UCLA Brain Research Institute collects primary source materials pertaining to twentieth-century American neuroscience. Materials within the Collection comprise the personal papers of significant neuroscientists including Daniel X. Freedman, Percieval Bailey, John Field, Robert Galambos, John D. Green, Gilbert Van Tassel Hamilton, Rafael Lorente de Nó, and Horace Winchell Magoun.

Nina Graboi Papers

1960-1999; 7 boxes

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials for Graboi's publication, One Foot in the Future: A Woman's Spiritual Journey. Subjects include hallucinogenic drugs, with a focus on LSD.

Ardath H. Emmons correspondence

1968-1980; 18 linear feet

This collection contains correspondence, notes, reports, research proposals and other materials of Ardath H. Emmons, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri. It includes materials relating to LSD experiments at Missouri Institute of Psychiatry.