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Sanford Unger papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Articles, Correspondence

"LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment"

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Sanford Unger papers, 1961-1974 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Kristin Leaman

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1961-1971

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)

Languages: English

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."

Biographical Note

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.”

Subject/Index Terms

Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
Huxley, Laura Archera
LSD (Drug) - therapeutic use
Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University.

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 folders

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: Sanford Unger

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: MSP 69, Sanford Unger papers, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All materials have been placed in archival housing.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/unger_s.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1: Articles, Correspondence, 1961-1974],
[Folder 2: "LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment", 1967],