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 Container

Contains 23 Collections and/or Records:

Academic writings, 1963 - 1971

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 68, File 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1963 - 1971

CV, photograph, and letter from donor, circa 1955-2009, circa 1955-2009

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 68, File 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: circa 1955-2009

Personal writings, 1950 - 1970

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 68, File 3
Scope and Contents Hand written letter by Walter Pahnke to himself in the year 2000, 1950 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of his first LSD experience, 1964 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of a disturbing dream he had, 1971 Typed letter from Eva Pahnke to friends concerning Walter’s death and the finding of a file named “Wally – Biographical Material,” which contained Walter’s account of his disturbing dream in 1971. Eva writes a personal note to William Richards at the end of the letter, 1989
Dates: 1950 - 1970

Summary of Pahnke's doctoral thesis- "Drugs and Mysticism An Analysis of the Relationship between Psychedelic Drug Experiences and the Mystical State of Consciousness", 1963

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 68, File 2, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1963

Pahnke, Walter."Drugs and Mysticism" International Journal of Parapsychology, Volume 8, Number 2, 1966, pages 295-314, 1966

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 68, File 2, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1966

Pahnke, Walter. "The Psychedelic Mystical Experience in the Human Encounter with Death," The Psychedelic Review, Number 11, Winter 1970, pages 3-20. , 1970

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 3
Identifier: MSP 68, Folder 2, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1970

Pahnke, Walter et. al. "The Experimental Use of Psychedelic (LSD) Psychotherapy," JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 212, Number 11, June 1970, pages 1856-1863 , 1970

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 4
Identifier: MSP 68, File 2, Item 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1970

Pahnke, Walter. "The Use of Psychedelic Drugs in Parapsychological Research," Parapsychology Review, Volume 2, Number 4, 1971, pages 5-6, 12-14, 1971

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 5
Identifier: MSP 68, Folder 2, Item 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1971

Copy of letter Pahnke wrote to himself to be opened in the year 2000, 1950

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 68, File 3
Scope and Contents From the File: Hand written letter by Walter Pahnke to himself in the year 2000, 1950 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of his first LSD experience, 1964 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of a disturbing dream he had, 1971 Typed letter from Eva Pahnke to friends concerning Walter’s death and the finding of a file named “Wally – Biographical Material,” which contained Walter’s account of his disturbing dream in 1971. Eva writes a personal note to William Richards at the end of the letter, 1989
Dates: 1950

Copy of a typed firstperson account of Pahnke's LSD experience, 1964

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 68, File 3, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the File: Hand written letter by Walter Pahnke to himself in the year 2000, 1950 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of his first LSD experience, 1964 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of a disturbing dream he had, 1971 Typed letter from Eva Pahnke to friends concerning Walter’s death and the finding of a file named “Wally – Biographical Material,” which contained Walter’s account of his disturbing dream in 1971. Eva writes a personal note to William Richards at the end of the letter, 1989
Dates: 1964

Typed account of a vivid and disturbing "warning dream", 1971

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 3
Identifier: MSP 69, File 3, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the File: Hand written letter by Walter Pahnke to himself in the year 2000, 1950 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of his first LSD experience, 1964 Walter Pahnke’s typed account of a disturbing dream he had, 1971 Typed letter from Eva Pahnke to friends concerning Walter’s death and the finding of a file named “Wally – Biographical Material,” which contained Walter’s account of his disturbing dream in 1971. Eva writes a personal note to William Richards at the end of the letter, 1989
Dates: 1971

"Death of a Child," poem by Walter's wife, Eva , 1964

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 68, File 4, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1964

Copy of a letter to friends concerning Walter's death, 1989

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 68, File 4, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1989

Copy of letter from close colleagues concerning the death of Pahnke , 1971

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 68, File 5, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1971

Copy of obituary typescript (no publication information), undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 68, File 5, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: undated

Copy of obituary by Walter Houston Clark which appeared in the Parapsychology Review, 1971

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5, Item: 3
Identifier: MSP 68, File 5, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1971

Copy of memorial service program , 1971

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5, Item: 4
Identifier: MSP 68, File 5, Item 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1971

Prayer by Howard Thurman, the African American Dean of the Boston University Church, where Pahnke conducted his "Good Friday Experiment" as a graduate student , undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5, Item: 5
Identifier: MSP 68, File 5, Item 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: undated

"In Memory of Wally Pahnke," poem by Bill Richards , 1972

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5, Item: 6
Identifier: MSP 68, File 5, Item 6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1972

Letter from donor Bill Richards, 2009

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 68, File 1, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 2009

Curriculum vita, circa 1955

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 68, File 1, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: circa 1955

Photograph , circa 1970

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 3
Identifier: MSP 68, File 1, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: circa 1970

William Richards collection on Walter Pahnke

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 68
Scope and Contents The William Richards Collection on Walter Pahnke (1952-1972; 0.2 cubic feet) contains materials collected and donated by William Richards that document the life and work of his close colleague, Walter Pahnke. It includes some of Pahnke's important academic writings, copies of personal manuscripts, some biographical information, writings by his wife (Eva Sontum Pahnke), and materials memorializing his untimely passing.
Dates: 1950 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1971