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Sanford Unger papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 69

Scope and Contents

The Sanford Unger papers (1961-1974; 0.2 cubic feet) contains writings exploring the therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances. The collection also contains the correspondence between Aldous and Laura Huxley and Sanford Unger, and an excerpt from the 1966 CBS Reports feature, “LSD The Spring Grove Experiment.”


  • 1961 - 1974


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.”

Note written by


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


Collection material is arranged by subject.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Sanford Unger, June 19, 2009.
Sanford Unger papers
Under Review
Kristin Leaman and Serena Potter
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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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