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Leary, Timothy

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: October 22, 1920 - May 31, 1996

Biographical Information

Timothy Leary was born on October 22, 1920 to parents Timothy Leary and Abigail Ferris. He earned his master's degree in psychology from Washington State University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Leary began lecturing at Harvard in 1959, while researching "the interaction of dimensions of personality and social relationships". Shortly after, he went on to start the Harvard Psilocybin Project with Richard Alpert, though due to poor experimental practice, the project shut down in 1963. Leary went on to be an instrumental - yet controversial - figure in raising awareness about potential therapeutic uses for psychoactive substances up until his death on May 31, 1996.

Sources: https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/timothy-leary https://www.biography.com/people/timothy-leary-37330

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Articles, 1978-2001

 File — Folder: 3
Identifier: Folder 3
Scope and Contents AHP Newsletter, Jean Millay guest editor, May 1979 King, Marjorie. "A Visit With Tim Scully." AHP Newsletter. December 1978 [photocopy and typed manuscript] "The Return of Timothy Leary." The Sunday Star Bulletin. November 25, 1979 [photocopy] "Thinking About Thinking: Examining the Structures of Education" by Jean Millay, printed in Perspective, October/ November 2001

Correspondence describing Solomon's meetings with Timothy Leary and Humphry Osmond, April 23, 1963 - July 10, 1965

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 92, File 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The David Solomon papers contains Solomon's typescript for "Psychedelic Satire," a letter to Timothy Leary, other correspondence, a photocopy of Don Allen's talk on LSD, a poem, notes and correspondence pertaining to "Flight to Reality," Duncan Blewett's proposal for an "Institute for Studies in Normal Psychology, survey of a psychedelic questionnaire, description of a mescaline trip, materials pertaining to Solomon's friend, Robert Burdette.

Harvard Psilocybin Project records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 98
Abstract The Harvard Psilocybin Project memos, reports and meeting minutes (1 folder; circa 1961-1962) documents the therapeutic use of psilocybin on inmates at the Concord Prison with Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert, George Litwin, James Ciarlo, Mike Kahn, Gunther Weil, and Timothy Leary.

Jean Millay and Timothy Leary, 1964-1973

 File — Folder: 2
Identifier: Folder 2
Scope and Contents Photocopied photograph from the 1964 Big Sur, Esalon Conference   Photocopied photograph of Timothy Leary, possibly in his 80s   Photocopied photograph of Jean Millay and Timothy Leary when he was at Vacaville Prison, 1973   Article written by Timothy Leary in Playgirl   Postcard to Jean Millay from Timothy Leary   Letter from Wesley Hiler to Dr. Krippner about Jean Millay's edited tapes of conversations she had with Timothy Leary in Vacaville Prison

Leary, Timothy and Walter Houston Clark. "Religious Implications of Consciousness Expanding Drugs," Religious Education. (reprint), May - June, 1963

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 12, Item 10
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.

Leary, Timothy. "The Religious Experience: Its Production and Interpretation," The Psychedelic Review. (photocopy), undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 12, Item 9
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.

Manuscripts, Reprints, Clippings, and Advertisements, 1962 - 1976

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSP 67, File 5
Scope and Contents This file includes text of lecture, untitled, undated; articles, reprints, photocopies about or authored by Timothy Leary, circa 1973-circa 1976; Research Program on Consciousness- Altering Substances, Newsletter No. 1, February 1962; International Federation for Internal Freedom, Number 1, May 1963; International Federation for Internal Freedom, Volume 1, Number 3, November 1963; Harvard Law School Forum, "LSD Methods of Control," November 4, 1966; The Illumination of the Buddha, A Psychedelic...

"The Seven Tongues of God" by Timothy Leary, 1964

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 69, File 1, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Sanford Unger papers 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."