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Jean Millay papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 63

Scope and Contents

The Jean Millay papers (1964-2001; 0.2 cubic feet) contains a DVD of the 2001 film The Psychedelic Experience by Millay and Allen Willis and an article by Millay. The collection also documents Millay's friendship with Timothy Leary and contains photocopies of pictures, correspondence, and an article on Leary.


  • 1964-2001
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1964-1980
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/12/2009


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns the copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of her works to the Archives; however, copyright of some items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. Consult the reference archivist for details.

Biographical or Historical Information

Jean Millay earned an Associate of Arts degree (with honors) from Sacramento City College in 1948, a BA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1962, and a PhD in Human Science from the Saybrook Institute in 1978.  She also completed a General Secondary Teaching Credential and Special Credential in Art from the University of California in 1963.  Millay acted as the art director for the development of interactive educational software at DynEd International before her retirement and created the computer art for interactive educational programs for Picodyne Corporation and later DynEd International.  She, along with Dean Brown and Tim Scully, created INTEGRATION, the first biofeedback stress management game for the IBM pc in 1984.  She is known for her collaboration with Allan Willis in filming The Psychedelic Experience, winner of the 1965 San Francisco International Film Festival and the Harold L. Zellerbach Foundation Award.  Millay served as the president of the Parapsychology Research Group in San Francisco for six years and co-invented the stereo brain wave biofeedback light sculpture with Tim Scully, which was demonstrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1972.  She has written books and articles including Multidimensional Mind: Remote Viewing in Hyperspace with a foreword by Stanley Krippner; she edited Silver Threads alongside Dean Brown and Beverly Kane and Radiant Minds by Russell Targ and Dean Radin. Source(s): Jean Millay. “” Web Master. September 15, 2011.

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0.226 Cubic Feet (One legal-size half-width manuscript box)

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Source of Acquisition

Jean Millay

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

20081215.1; 20090203; 20110825

Processing Information

All materials have been placed in archival housing.


Jean Millay papers
In Progress
Kristin Leaman
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2014-06-01 by Kristin Leaman.

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Revised 2/21/2013
  • 2024-02-08: Extents updated by William Niner.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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