Papers documenting Betty Grover
Eisner's career in clinical psychology and experimental use of LSD and other drugs. Includes
narrative reports and audio recordings of drug therapy sessions, articles and conference
papers, book manuscripts, journals, legal documents, journals, personal and professional
correspondence, and other materials.
Betty Grover Eisner (1915-2004), a clinical psychologist best known for her experiments
with LSD and other psychoactive drugs, was born Helen Elizabeth Grover in Kansas City, MO.
After completing high school in Kansas City, she attended Stanford University and earned a
B.A. in political science in 1937. She volunteered with the Red Cross during World War II,
then spent a year in the late 1940s traveling Europe, Asia, and Africa with her first
husband, fellow Stanford graduate Will Eisner. She documented their trip in a series of
columns published in the Los Angeles Times.
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With the exception of Series 2, Series 3 and the world trip materials in Series 1, access
to the collection is restricted according to the Department's Access to Health
Information of Individuals Policy. Please contact the University Archivist for