By Kristin Leaman
Title: Thomas B. Roberts papers, 1967-2006
Primary Creator: Roberts, Thomas B.
Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet. More info below.
Date Acquired: 10/01/2009
Subjects: Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University., Psychology, Psychotropic drugs
Forms of Material: Articles, Bulletins, Clippings (Information artifacts), Correspondence, Manuscripts (document genre), Pamphlets, Records (documents), Reports
Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Thomas B. Roberts papers (1973-2005; 0.5 cubic feet) documents his research in psychoactive substances through articles, clippings, correspondence, conference materials, and a course syllabus.
Thomas B. Roberts graduated with an AB from Hamilton College, an MA from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD from Stanford University. He is Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University, where he has taught courses on Psychedelic Studies since 1981. Roberts planned the First Conference on Transpersonal Psychology Applied to Education in 1973
and is a founding member of both the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and the International Transpersonal Association, as well as a co-founder of the Council on Spiritual Practices. A specialist in psychedelics, Roberts has published works such as Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogenic Substances as Treatments
;Psychedelic Horizons: Snow White, Immune System, Multistate, Enlarging Learning,
and Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion.
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.
Thomas B. Roberts
MSP 71, Thomas B. Roberts 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: Partial Correspondence, 1977-2005
[Folder 2: Psychoactive Sacraments Conference, 1995
[Folder 3: 1st Conference on Transpersonal Psychology Applied to Education, 1973
[Folder 4: Transpersonal Conference, Esalen Institute, 2000],
[Folder 5: Writings, 1964-1996
[Folder 6: Course syllabus, letter and flier, 1981-1993
[Folder 7: Published materials and correspondence, 1984-2008
[Folder 8: Articles and Correspondence, 1998-2007
- Folder 4: Transpersonal Conference, Esalen Institute, 2000
Correspondence pertaining to conference
Conference participant contact information
"An Exploration of the Quantum/Vacuum Interaction (QVI) Hypothesis" by Ervin Laszlo
"Humanistic Psychologists Look to Revamp their Image" by Lisa Rabasca
List of allowable living expenses and accommodations for conference
"Psychoactive Sacramentals, A Book of Questions" by Thomas B. Roberts
"Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind: A Study of Apparent Eyeless Vision" by Kenneth Ring, Ph.D. and Sharon Cooper, Ph.D.
"The Consciousness Research of Stanislav Grof and the Modern Study of Mysticism: A Participatory Perspective" by Jorge N. Ferrer, Ph.D.
"Addiction, Despair, and the Soul: Successful Psychedelic Psychotherapy, A Case Study" by Richard Yensen, Ph.D. and Donna Dryer, Ph.D.
"Needed: Psychedelic Institutions" by Thomas B. Roberts
"New Vocation for the Age-Old Market" by Mike Arons
"Perinatal Energies in Hitler's Rise and Fall" by Thomas Jenden Riedlinger