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Thomas B. Roberts papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 71

Scope and Contents

The Thomas B. Roberts papers documents his research in psychoactive substances through articles, clippings, correspondence, conference materials, and a course syllabus.


  • 1967-2006


Language of Materials

Collection material is primarily in English. Spanish is also present.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

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Biographical Information

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.


0.50 Cubic Feet (One full-width legal-size manuscript box)


Material arranged as received.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Thomas B. Roberts on December 29, 2008.
Thomas B. Roberts papers
Under Review
Kristin Leaman and Serena Potter
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed September 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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