By Kristin Leaman
Title: Sanford Unger papers, 1961-1974
Primary Creator: Unger, Sanford Martin
Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.
Date Acquired: 05/06/2009
Subjects: Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience, Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963, Huxley, Laura Archera, LSD (Drug) - therapeutic use, Psilocybin, Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University., Psychology, Psychotherapy
Forms of Material: Articles, Correspondence, Manuscripts (document genre)
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Sanford Unger papers (1961-1974; 0.2 cubic feet) contains several articles concerning the effects of psychedelic drugs on alcoholics and individuals suffering from neurotic disorders, as well as the implication of those drugs on religious visions and mysticism. The collection also documents the correspondence between Aldous and Laura Huxley and Sanford Unger, as well as a DVD and VHS of "LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment."
Sanford Unger received his BA from Anitoch College in 1953, his MA from Cornell University in 1955, and his PhD from Cornell University in 1960. Unger served as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health from 1960 to 1965 and Chief of Psychosocial Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1965 to 1992. He also was an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine from 1966 to 1992. Unger has published several articles including “LSD and Psychotherapy: A Bibliography of the English-Language Literature,” “Mescaline, LSD, Psilocybin, and Personality Change,” “The Use of LSD: Reflections and Observations” and has co-authored articles such as “Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy of Neurotic Disorders: Short Term Effects” and “The Experimental Use of Psychedelic (LSD) Psychotherapy.”
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Alternate Extent Statement:
This collection is open for research.
To the extent that he owns the copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of his works to the Archives; however, copyright of some items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. Consult the reference archivist for details.
MSP 69, Sanford Unger papers, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
All materials have been placed in archival housing.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Folder:
[Folder 1: Articles, Correspondence, 1961-1974],
[Folder 2: "LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment", 1967