Stephen Hancoff papers
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 103
Scope and Contents
The Stephen Hancoff papers contains typed and written notes of Belle Hancoff's two LSD sessions under the guidance of Walter Pahnke and music therapist, Helen Bonny, as well as a letter from Walter Pahnke to Lewis Hancoff about the status of Belle Hancoff's battle with cancer. Stephen Hancoff also includes with the collection his reflections and response to Alexander Zaitchik's article "Flashback! Psychedelic Research Returns" on Salon.com, which is in the collection.
- 1968 - 2011
- Hancoff, Steve (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright held by Purdue University.
Biographical or Historical Information
Stephen Hancoff is the son of Belle Hancoff and the brother of Lewis Hancoff. His mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and was given LSD in a therapeutic setting twice under the guidance of Walter Pahnke and Helen Bonny during 1968. Source: Stephen Hancoff papers. 1968-2011. Virginia Kelley Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University, Indiana.
0.20 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter size manuscript box.)
This collection documents Belle Hancoff’s two LSD sessions guided by Walter Pahnke along with the help of Helen Bonny, as well as Pahnke’s discussion of Belle Hancoff’s battle with cancer in a letter to Lewis Hancoff. Stephen Hancoff discusses his mother’s illness in a response to Alexander Zaitchik’s article "lashback! Psychedelic Research Returns," and he also mentions his relationship to William Richards and Stanislav Grof.
Material is arranged as received.
Collection donated by Stephen Hancoff, December 21, 2011.
- Stephen Hancoff papers
- Under Review
- Kristin Leaman and Serena Potter
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description was first completed January 30, 2012.