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Guide to the Esalen Institute Collection
HPA Mss 8  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • 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


    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.