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Series 1. Correspondence 1966-1981, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of typed and handwritten correspondence primarily between Colin Wilson and June O'Shea. Also includes correspondence between Colin Wilson and others regarding the development and publication of Wilson's literary works.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence to June O'Shea from Colin Wilson and other individuals 1973-1975

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence to June O'Shea from Colin Wilson and other individuals 1976-1981

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence to Colin Wilson 1974-1980, undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence to June O'Shea from Colin Wilson regarding Wilson's essay on Humanistic Psychology 1975 August 30

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence to Colin Wilson from the Psychological Service Associates regarding Wilson's essay for the book The Challenge of Humanistic Psychology 1966 March 23

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence to June O'Shea regarding an interview with Colin Wilson in Oui undated

 

Series 2. Galley proofs 1967-1975, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of printed galley proofs of Colin Wilson's literary works. Includes the galley proof for The Unexplained as well as several other essay's Wilson wrote for various publications.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 2

Galley proof of The Unexplained (photocopy/hand annotated) June 1975

Box 2, Folder 6

Galley proof of an essay by Colin Wilson titled "An Introduction to James Drought" from the Los Angeles Times Calendar Magazine 1967 January 15

Box 2, Folder 6

Galley proof of an essay by Colin Wilson titled "Dual Value Response...A New Key to Nietzsche" (hand annotated) 1973 August 7

Box 2, Folder 6

Galley proof of an essay by Colin Wilson titled "Civilization and Individual Fulfillment" from the Philosophy Forum 1973

Box 2, Folder 6

Galley proof of an essay by Colin Wilson titled "A Writer's Prospect - II" (photocopy) undated

 

Series 3. Manuscripts 1965-1978, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of typed and hand annotated manuscripts of Colin Wilson's literary works. Included here are manuscripts for chapters in The Unexplained, Lulu , and The Order of Assassins as well as a complete manuscript for the book, The Schoolgirl Murder Case. Manuscripts regarding Israeli paranormalist Uri Geller are also included.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Manuscript of the introduction to The Faces of Evil; 84 pages (typed/hand annotated) February 1976

Box 1, Folder 3

Manuscript of The Unexplained; chapters 1-5, 68 pages (typed/hand annotated) February 1976

Box 1, Folder 4

Manuscript of Lulu; chapter 1, 18 pages, page 14 is not included (typed/hand annotated) June 1976

Box 1, Folder 5

Manuscript of Lulu; chapter 5, pages 93-117 (typed/hand annotated) undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Manuscript regarding Israeli paranormalist Uri Geller; 17 pages (typed) undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Manuscript of The Path of the Dragon; chapter 3, 166 pages (typed/hand annotated) September 1976

Box 1, Folder 8

Manuscript of the introduction to Mysteries (typed/hand annotated) undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Manuscript of "Giants and Witches" from Mysteries;chapter 2, pages 78-123 (typed/hand annotated) undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Manuscript of "The Curious History of Human Stupidity" from Mysteries; part 2, pages 221-278 (typed/hand annotated) undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Manuscript of "How Many Me's Are There?" from Mysteries ; pages 267-315 (photocopy/typed/hand annotated) February 1978

Box 1, Folder 13

Manuscript of The Geller Phenomenon; chapters 2-6 (photocopy) undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Manuscript of Order of Assassins; pages 1-150 (hand annotated) undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Manuscript of Order of Assassins; pages 151-365 (typed/hand annotated) undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Manuscript of The Schoolgirl Murder Case; approximately 301 pages (typed/hand annotated) 1974

Box 2, Folder 2

Manuscript of the introduction to book on W. Reich; approximately 29 pages (typed/hand annotated) February 1978

Box 2, Folder 6

Manuscript of an essay by Colin Wilson titled "The Magic Pendulum" from Psychic Eye December 1975

Box 2, Folder 6

Manuscript of an essay by Colin Wilson titled "Cranks and Weirdies" from Cavalier May 1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Manuscript of an essay by Colin Wilson titled "Evolutionary Humanism and the New Psychology" (hand annotated) undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Manuscript of article by Colin Wilson titled "Comments on Boredom" (typed/hand annotated) undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Manuscript of the interview with Colin Wilson featured in Oui (typed) undated

 

Series 4. Notes, press clippings, and other material 1973-1998, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of notes, press clippings, and other material regarding Colin Wilson. Includes film notes, press clippings on psychology and social behaviorism, an autobiographical essay by Bruce Boston, and a dust jacket for the book The Space Vampires.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 12

Notes regarding a film tentatively titled Journey to the End of Night; 20 pages undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Notes regarding story outline and film project shooting schedule for the Geller Effect (photocopy) undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Publication titled Oui, containing interview with Colin Wilson titled "Conversation with Colin Wilson" December 1973

Box 2, Folder 6

Press clipping featuring review of Colin Wilson's book Mysteries from the Los Angeles Times Book Review (photocopy) 1978 December 24

Box 2, Folder 6

Press clipping featuring review by Colin Wilson of Views from the Real World Early Talks of Gurdjieff as Recollected by his Pupils from The Spectator (photocopy) 1974 March 2

Box 2, Folder 6

Press clipping featuring review by Colin Wilson of Strong Opinions (photocopy) undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Press clipping featuring review by Colin Wilson of The Romeo Error from The Spectator (photocopy) 1974 October 26

Box 2, Folder 6

Press clipping featuring review of Colin Wilson's book, Strange Powers (photocopy) undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Press clipping featuring review of Colin Wilson's book, The Space Vampires from the Herald Examiner undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Dust jacket of Colin Wilson novel, The Space Vampires (hand annotated on inner sleeve) May 1976

Box 2, Folder 7

Brochure for A&W Visual Library, includes description of Colin Wilson's book The Faces of Evil, including brief description and publication information 1976

Box 2, Folder 7

Press clipping featuring review of Messengers of Deception by Jacques Vallee reviewed by Dennie Stacy from the San Antonio Star (photocopy) undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Press clipping featuring review of The New Psychology: New Image of Man from the Los Angeles Times (photocopy) 1975 April 6

Box 2, Folder 7

Press clipping of article titled Abraham Maslow: Father of Humanistic Psychology (photocopy) undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Autobiographical essay "Fifteen Explanations in Search of a Life" by Bruce Boston from volume 30 of Contemporary Authors: Autobiography Series (signed off-print) 1998

Box 2, Folder 7

Press clipping of article on Colin Wilson titled "Colin Wilson: Wer bin ich?" (photocopy) undated