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Sanford Unger papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 69

Scope and Contents

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."

Dates

  • 1961 - 1974

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical Information

Sanford Unger received his BA from Anitoch College in 1953, his MA from Cornell University in 1955, and his PhD from Cornell University in 1960.  Unger served as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health from 1960 to 1965 and Chief of Psychosocial Research at the Maryland State Psychiatric Research Center from 1965 to 1973.  He also was an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1966 to 1992. Unger has published several articles including “LSD and Psychotherapy: A Bibliography of the English-Language Literature,” “Mescaline, LSD, Psilocybin, and Personality Change,” “The Use of LSD: Reflections and Observations” and has co-authored articles such as “Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy of Neurotic Disorders: Short Term Effects” and “The Experimental Use of Psychedelic (LSD) Psychotherapy.”

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Extent

0.20 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size manuscript box)

Abstract

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 contains the correspondence between Aldous and Laura Huxley and Sanford Unger, as well as a DVD of "LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment."

Arrangement

Collection material is arranged by subject.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Sanford Unger, June 19, 2009.

Related Materials

MSP 83, Aldous Huxley papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Title
Sanford Unger papers
Status
Under Review
Author
Kristin Leaman and Serena Potter
Date
2018-02-14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
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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