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Thomas B. Roberts papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Partial Correspondence

Psychoactive Sacraments Conference

1st Conference on Transpersonal Psychology Applied to Education

Transpersonal Conference, Esalen Institute


Course syllabus, letter and flier

Published materials and correspondence

Articles and Correspondence

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Thomas B. Roberts papers, 1967-2006 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1967-2005

Primary Creator: Roberts, Thomas B.

Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 10/01/2009

Subjects: Ecstasy (Drug), Education, Hallucinogenic drugs, Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience, Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University., Psychology, Transpersonal psychology

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Ecstasy (Drug)
Hallucinogenic drugs
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University.
Transpersonal psychology

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

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: Thomas B. Roberts

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: MSP 71, Thomas B. Roberts 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/roberts_t.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

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[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],