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Guide to the Santa Barbara Parapsychology Collection
ARC Mss 48  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials in Special Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Santa Barbara Parapsychology Collection
    Dates: ca. 1955-1987
    Bulk Dates: 1970-1980
    Collection number: ARC Mss 48
    Creator: Phillips, David T.
    Collection Size: 6.6 linear feet (4 cartons, 1 document box and 1 half-sized document box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Newsletters, magazines, catalogs, flyers, articles, records of experiments, correspondence, subject files, and other material, mainly printed, collected by Santa Barbara resident Dr. David T. Phillips and primarily pertaining to parapsychology-related groups, studies, and issues in Santa Barbara, southern California, and elsewhere in the United States.
    Physical location: Annex 2.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    Box 6 restricted pending staff review. Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    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

    Santa Barbara Parapsychology Collection. ARC Mss 48. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donor unknown; donated via Gordon Melton, 9/29/05.

    Scope and Content Notes

    Newsletters, magazines, catalogs, flyers, articles, records of experiments, correspondence, subject files, and other material, mainly printed, collected by Santa Barbara resident Dr. David T. Phillips and primarily pertaining to parapsychology-related groups, studies, and issues in Santa Barbara, southern California, and elsewhere in the United States.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into the following sections:
    • Research - by subject area; notes, test data, etc. Includes materials on Phillips' Glendan Company and their product the Acupointer.
    • Subject files - includes articles, clippings, etc. on parapsychology and related areas.
    • Organizations - flyers, brochures, some newsletters, etc.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Phillips, David T.
    Glendan Company
    Parapsychology.
    Psychics.
    Metaphysics.
    California.

    Related Materials in Special Collections

    Have transferred large runs of serials like Rosicrucian Forum to ARC Serials. These can be searched in the library catalog.
    See also:
    • Records relating to parapsychology in the American Religions Collection, ARC Mss 1.
    • File on the parapsychology program at UCSB in the UCSB College of Letters and Science Records, UArch 66.
    • Books and serials on parapsychology in the American Religions Collection, searchable in the library catalog.