University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery
Contains Dr. Jule Eisenbud's collection of documents from his lifetime of research on a variety of subjects, with the bulk of material relating to his work on Ted Serios, thoughtography, thoughtographic photography, and his book "The World of Ted Serios." Includes an impressive number of correspondence, legal and medical documents, financial documents, experimental data, Eisenbud's clippings, Non-Eisenbud clippings, multimedia, and photographs.
Michael McEachern McDowell was the author of a number of horror novels, including The Amulet (1979), Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980), and The Elementals (1981), as well as six serialized novels known as the Blackwater series (1983). He also has screenwriting credits for Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and wrote for the TV series Tales from the Darkside. The Michael McDowell Death Collection is comprised of 76 boxes, and spans the years 1616 – 2005. The collection was assembled by McDowell based on his interest in the subject matter, and includes correspondence, photographs (including photographic prints, daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, and stereographs), memorial cards, jewelry, hairwork, scrapbooks, ledgers, newsclippings, and artifacts.
Typescript of unpublished four-act stage play of a dramatized encounter based on actual persons and events in 16th century Europe. Set in Old Prague, Czechoslovakia [i.e. Staré Město] in circa 1588, the play centers around Dr. John Dee, the pre-eminent metaphysian of his time, and his close acquaintance Edward Kelley, a well-known English psychic, who have been summoned to the court of Emperor Rudolph of Bohemia
The Brewster Ghiselin papers (1928-1996) consist of materials related to Ghiselin's career as an author, poet, and professor at the University of Utah. The collection contains materials related to the University of Utah Writer's Conference, primarily from 1944 to 1966, materials from the Poetry Society of America, a large number of books of poetry by various authors, and manuscripts of much of Ghiselin's own work, both poetry and essays. The materials consist of manuscripts, notes, letters, brochures, news clippings, correspondence, reader evaluation forms, bulletins, posters, preparatory materials, and other items. Ghiselin joined the University of Utah faculty in 1929, and served as director of the University of Utah Writer's Conference for nineteen years.
An electrical engineer and senior editor for Aviation Week and Space Technology, Philip Klass began investigating UFOs in 1966 after participating in a panel discussion on the subject for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). From that time forward Klass has investigated UFO sightings in an effort to find a credible prosaic explanation, and became one of the most widely recognized UFO "debunkers." A founding member of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), serving on the Executive Council and the UFO subcommittee, Klass has authored seven books and numerous articles on UFOs, including the Skeptics UFO Newsletter in 1989. In the early 1970s, he became interested in space based weapons, and began collecting material related to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) for a possible book. The Klass Collection relate to his forty-plus years of investigating UFO sightings, and includes correspondence with many of the ... Read More
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Saul Bellow (1915-2005) was a writer, educator, and Nobel laureate. Born in Lachine, Quebec and raised in Chicago from the age of nine, Bellow studied at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago from 1962 to 1993, and at Boston University from 1993 until his death. Bellow was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, and the National Book Award for Fiction. His best known novels include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Humboldt's Gift, Mr. Sammler's Planet, and Ravelstein. The collection contains personal ephemera; correspondence; materials related to the creation and publication of his writings; writings by others given to or collected by Bellow; writings about Bellow's life and work; administrative and teaching materials from the University of Chicago and Boston ... Read More
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
This collection consists of the business records of Ernest Dichter and the several consulting firms through which he operated fully document his role as a pioneer of motivational research, from the beginnings of his career in the United States until a few months before his death.