Records, 1893-1984 (bulk 1930-1965).

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Records, 1893-1984 (bulk 1930-1965).

Chiefly correspondence and research files, as well as legal and financial papers, clippings, and photographs. Includes records of the laboratory primarily during its operation at Duke University, 1930-1965. Contains personal and professional papers of J.B. Rhine, L.E. Rhine, J.G. Pratt and other laboratory staff members, such as Rhea White. There are editorial files (1942-1959) of Dorothy Pope, Managing Editor of the JOURNAL OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY, and papers (1957-1963) relating to Rhea White and J.G. Pratt as officers of the Parapsychological Association. Topics include extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, displacement analysis, the Psychical Research Foundation, grants for parapsychology research, mediums, spirit survival, and the teaching of parapsychology. J.B. Rhine's correspondence with major figures in parapsychology and other fields is represented in the collection. Correspondents include Hereward Carrington, Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, Joseph Jastrow, C.G. Jung, William McDougall, and Henry Margenau. Margaret Mead, Gardner Murphy, Oliver Leslie Reiser, Upton Sinclair, Ian Stevenson, and Warren Weaver are also represented.

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Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

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Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1878. Sinclair was an American author, novelist, journalist, and political activist who wrote many books in several genres. He is most well-known for his exposé, The Jungle regarding conditions in Chicago's meat packing plants, which influenced the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. Much of Sinclair's writing was related to the economic and social conditions of the early twentieth century. He was heavily in...

Duke University. Psychology Department

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Rhine, J. B. (Joseph Banks), 1895-1980

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Parapsychologist and Professor of Psychology, Duke University. From the description of Papers, 1925-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155498363 Rhine was an American educator, psychologist, and author. From the guide to the J. B. Rhine Collection on the, New Frontiers of the Mind, 1937, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) ...

Reiser, Oliver Leslie, 1895-1974

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Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978

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Foundation executive, mathematician. From the description of Reminiscences of Warren Weaver : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735455 Max Bergmann (February 12, 1886-November 7, 1944) was a biochemist, whose research proved key for the study of biochemical processes. His work on peptide synthesis and protein splitting provided a starting point for modern protein chemistry and the study of enzyme-substrate ...

McDougall, William, 1871-1938

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William McDougall (1871-1938), an early twentieth century psychologist, taught at Duke University from 1927 to 1938. McDougall espoused a hormic theory of psychology, emphasizing genetics and instinct over nurture. McDougall was also a strong proponent of parapsychology. From the description of William McDougall papers, 1892-1982. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 57225797 William McDougall, a noted psychologist, was born in Lancashire, England, in ...

Psychical Research Foundation

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Parapsychology Laboratory.

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Established in 1935. Became Institute for Parapsychology at the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man in 1965. From the description of Records, 1893-1984 (bulk 1930-1965). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 22299969 ...

Stevenson, Ian Patrick

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White, Rhea.

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Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x000080 Aldous Huxley was a British novelist, short-story writer, playwright, screenwriter, literary and social critic, and poet. From the description of Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 1915-1973 bulk (1915-1963). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517267 From the guide to the Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 19...

Murphy, Gardner, 1895-1979‏

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Psychologist and parapsychologist. From the description of Papers, 1938-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155494325 Research director at the Menninger Foundation in Kansas and at different times the president of both the American Psychological Association and the American Society of Psychical Research. From the description of Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1945-1963. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63585542 ...

Jastrow, Joseph, 1863-1944

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Joseph Jastrow (1863-1944), was a psychologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin. He was married to Rachel (Szold) Jastrow. From the guide to the Joseph Jastrow papers, 1875-1961, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Psychologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin. From the description of Papers, 1875-1961. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19933817 ...

Pope, Dorothy

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Rhine, Louisa E., 1891-1983

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Scientist, Ph. D. from University of Chicago. Worked with her husband Joseph Banks Rhine in parapsychology field. Published several works on the topic. From the description of Papers, 1890-1983. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 15672068 1891, Nov. 9 Born, Louisa Ella Weckesser, on an island in the Niagara River, New York State. 1919 ...

Jung, C.G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961

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Psychoanalyst and author. From the description of Letter, 1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149490 Psychologist and psychiatrist. From the description of C.G. Jung papers, 1909-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983585 Epithet: Professor psychologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x0000da Swiss psychoanalyst. From the description of C.G. Ju...

Margenau, Henry, 1901-1997

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Dr. Henry Margenau, Yale professor and eminent philosopher of science, was born in Germany in 1901 and came to the United States in 1922. He earned his A.B. from Midland Lutheran College and a M.Sc. from the University of Nebraska. He attended Yale University on a graduate fellowship in 1927, and received his Ph.D. in 1929. He remained at Yale as an instructor and later as a professor. In 1950 Margenau was made the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Natural Philosophy, the first such joint ...

Institute for Parapsychology

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Carrington, Hereward, 1880-1959

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Pratt, J. Gaither (Joseph Gaither), 1910-1979

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Joseph Gaither Pratt was born in Winston-Salem, NC on August 31, 1910 to Joseph M. and Mattis H. Pratt. He completed his academic training at Duke University: A. B. in 1931, M. A. in 1933 and Ph.D. in 1936. He married his wife Nellie in 1936, and they had four children. Pratt joined the psychology department at Duke in 1937 as an instructor and a member of the staff of parapsychology where he served for nearly 30 years. He left Duke in 1963 to join the University of Virginia School of Medicine. ...

Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

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American anthropologist. From the description of Letter 1968 June 12. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38156541 Anthropologist. From the description of Collection re Margaret Mead, 1978-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131863 Anthropologist, author, and educator. From the description of Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996 (bulk 1911-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068917 M...

Parapsychological association

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Parapsychology professional organization founded in 1957, Durham, N.C. From the description of Records, 1957-1976. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38991372 ...

Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975

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English biologist. From the description of Typed letter signed : London, to Mr. Heineman, 1928 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269555836 British biologist, philosopher, and popularizer of science; b. Julian Sorell Huxley. From the description of Papers, 1899-1980. (Rice University). WorldCat record id: 86118827 From the description of Julian Sorell Huxley papers, 1899-1980. (Rice University). WorldCat record id: 28418189 Jul...