Guide to the Esalen Institute Collection

Processed by David C. Gartrell
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2002
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Guide to the Esalen Institute Collection, 1968-1997

Collection number: HPA Mss 8

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    David C. Gartrell
    Date Completed:
    03 May 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Esalen Institute Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1968-1997
Collection Number: HPA Mss 8
Creator: Esalen Institute
Extent: .2 linear ft. (1 half-size box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Norte
Abstract: This collection represents ephemera created by the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Esalen Institute Collection. HPA Mss 8. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Artificial collection.

Administrative History

The Esalen Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center devoted to the exploration of what Aldous Huxley called the "human potential," the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination. Esalen soon became known for its blend of East/West philosophies, its experiential/didactic workshops, the steady influx of philosophers, psychologists, artists, and religious thinkers, and its breathtaking grounds blessed with natural hot springs. Once home to a Native American tribe known as the Essalen, Esalen is situated on 27 acres of spectacular Big Sur coastline with the Santa Lucia Mountains rising sharply behind.
--from http://www.esalen.org

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of ephemeral publications from the Esalen Institute, arranged at the folder level by document type.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Esalen Institute

Related Material

The Department of Special Collections also holds an extensive run of Esalen Catologs; see the catalog record in Pegasus for more information.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

Articles, 1968 - 1987

Box 1: 2

Big Sur Recordings Lists, n.d.

Box 1: 3

Esalen Institute Transformation Project, n.d.

Box 1: 4

Newsletters

Box 1: 5

Esalen Papers [#1 and #2, Gestalt Therapy]

Box 1: 6

Leaflets, 1970 - 1979

Box 1: 7

Michael Murphy, n.d.