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Horowitz, Michael



  • Existence: December 11, 1938

Michael Horowitz is an historian, writer, and collector of papers and books. He worked with Timothy Leary as his archivist, preserving and disseminating his works. Horowitz then went on to combine his archives with those of Rabert Barker and William Dailey, creating the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library. This library was later bought by Julio Mario Santo Domingo Braga, creating the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library. Horowitz is the co-athor of the High Times Encyclopedia of Recreational Drugs, and an Annotated Bibliography of Timothy Leary. With his wife, Cynthia Palmer, he is co-editor of Moksha: Writing on Psychedleics and Visionary Experience, and Sisters of the Extreme: Women's Writings on the Drug Experiece. Horowitz was raised in Brooklyn, moved to San Francisco in 1967, and then to Vancouver in 2006. He runs Flashback Books, an online bookstore specializing in psychoactive printed materials.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1979 - 2014

 Series — Box: 22, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains Grof's correspondence concerning the Esalen Institute and the screenplay Brainstorm. The correspondence also documents Grof's achievements, as well as a letter from the Czech president. This series includes an email between Michael Horowitz and Ralph Metzner and a letter to Dr. Willis Harman from and signed by Albert Hofmann.
Dates: 1979 - 2014

Horowitz, Michael. "Interview: Albert Hofmann." High Times, undated

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 56, File 11, Item 5
Scope and Contents Reprint. Publishing information not discernible.
Dates: undated

Ralph Metzner collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 56
Scope and Contents The Ralph Metzner collection of articles documents the progression of psychoactive substance research, legality issues, and the religious or spiritual aspects of its use. These articles were not solely written by Ralph Metzner, but they instead represent the type of work that influenced Metzner during his career. These article files do not contain the personal papers of Ralph Metzner. Instead, they provide insight into the diverse sources that Metzner sampled while conducting his research....
Dates: 1958 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Michael and Cynthia Palmer Horowitz papers

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2024-039