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Preliminary Guide to the John Beloff Papers, 1963-2001

Collection Overview

Collection (acc.#s 92-098, 95-096, 99-337) (17,150 items, 23 linear feet; dated 1963-1999) contains correspondence, research materials, unpublished papers, other manuscripts, files relating to professional associations and journals, printed matter, and talks reflecting Beloff's work in the field of parapsychology. These items reflect Dr. Beloff's connections with parapsychologists throughout the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, including J.B. Rhine. Container lists have not been created for accessions from 1992 and 1995.

The addition (acc# 2002-0245) (1900 items, 3 linear feet; dated [1980s]-2001) consists primarily of correspondence files, reflecting Dr. Beloff's connections with parapsychologists throughout the world ([1980s]-2001). Also includes some manuscripts of articles/papers.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Beloff papers 1963-2001
Creator
Beloff, John
Extent
26 Linear Feet, 19,050 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Benor
Box 1
Editorial Correspondence
Box 1
Referees 1993/1994
Box 1
David Ellis
Box 1
Tony Cornell - Alan Gauld
Box 1
Eisenbud - Lomax
Box 1
Vernon Harrison
Box 1
Michael Coleman 1992-1995
Box 1
U.T. Place
Box 1
EUROP-PA
Box 1
MarkZilberman
Box 1
Gardner-Stepanek-Keil 1987/1992
Box 1
Imich Prize 1992/1993
Box 1
Raymond Bayless 1989-92
Box 1
Amorim 1990/1991
Box 1
Lampeter 1987/88 IISD
Box 2
RelentlessQuestion 1987-1993 McFarland
Box 2
Dorothy E. Warren 1991-1994 (2folders)
Box 2
Guy Playfair 1986-1994
Box 2
Brazil - Carvalho
Box 2
WillisHarman
Box 2
Sommerhoff G
Box 2
CambridgeConference
Box 2
Winawer
Box 2
MacLellan
Box 2
Argentina/ Mexico South America/ Brazil
Box 2
SPR Council
Box 2
Fulvia Cariglia San MarinoConference
Box 2
He, Hong Beijing
Box 2
AlastairMacLellan
Box 2
F.S. Roberts 1995-
Box 2
American Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 3
Peter Mulacz
Box 3
1989-1995 JohnSmythies
Box 3
Roy Willis
Box 3
Colin Wilson
Box 3
Susan Blackmore 1990-1995
Box 3
Alexander Imich 1990-1995
Box 3
Journal 1992
Box 3
Indian Parapsych. 1983/1985 Misc.
Box 3
YaleConference
Box 3
Takeshima
Box 3
Stevenson
Box 3
Philosophers Misc. 1988/1992
Box 3
Shang-Hai Correspondence
Box 3
Hansen
Box 3
Misc. Psychologists
Box 3
Flew-Taylor
Box 3
C. Tort (2folders)
Box 3
Misc. Philosophers
Box 3
Hoyt Edge - MichaelGross
Box 3
Stafford Betty - PaulaFreeborn
Box 3
Smythies ( U. of Virginia) Press 1986-1989 (2folders)
Box 4
Mostyn Gilbert - Fraser Nicol 1989/90
Box 4
Italian Parapsychologists 1975-92
Box 4
International Conference on Parapsychology
Box 4
Peoch
Box 4
Chinese Parapsychology 1982-1988
Box 4
Soviet ParapsychologistsMisc.
Box 4
1985/1989 F.R.N.M.
Box 4
Brian Inglis
Box 4
Renee Hanes - Obituary, 1992
Box 4
Shari Cohn 1984-1993 (2 folders)
Box 4
Journal Corr. 1993
Box 4
Journal Corr. 1991-Oct.1993
Box 4
Referees 1992
Box 4
SPR Conference 1993& 1994-1995/1996
Box 4
Vasilescu
Box 4
SPR Research Grants
Box 4
1989-1990 China
Box 5
Nancy & Carlos 1982-1987
Box 5
Mary Coyne
Box 5
Cox Supplement 1992
Box 5
Chinese Symposium 1987
Box 5
Athlone
Box 5
PA 1991/1992
Box 5
Conference SPR 1991/1992
Box 5
Journal 1994
Box 5
Fryer-Oram Expt.
Box 5
Breederveld 1986-1991
Box 5
Stevenson & BeloffPaper
Box 5
Dale Stout 1980-1987
Box 5
Marian Nester 1985/1993
Box 5
Frank Roberts 1989-1992 (2 folders)
Box 5
Imich Essay &Imich 1987-1991
Box 5
Cox 1985/1994
Box 5
Warnambool... (2 folders)
Box 6
D.J. Ellis 1990/1992
Box 6
Serena Roney-Dougal 1983/1993
Box 6
F.S. Roberts (2 folders)
Box 6
Thalbourne 1991
Box 6
Colin Wood
Box 6
WilliamGodwin
Box 6
Beloff Conference
Box 1
Brian MacKenzie, 1989-[present]
Box 1
Massimo Palidoro
Box 1
Richard Wiseman--Hertfordshire
Box 1
Michael Thalbourne, 1993-[present]
Box 1
Alejandro Parda
Box 1
Shari Cohn
Box 1
John Randall
Box 1
Skeptics, 1990-1996--Kendrick Frazier,Paul Kurtz et.al.
Box 1
George Owen--Canada
Box 1
Michael Ward
Box 1

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David Lorimer--Beyond theBrain
Box 2
Nicholas Greaves
Box 2
Jon Taylor
Box 2
Reviews
Box 2
Swift, H.
Box 2
Dean Radin
Box 2
U.S.A.
Box 2
Koestler--Jewish LiterarySociety--Michael Scammell
Box 2
Australia and New Zealand, 1990-[present]
Box 2

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Japan
Box 3
Adetunji
Box 3
Song, Kong Zhi-Shen, HanChang
Box 3
Africa
Box 3
Braude
Box 3
PersonalCorrespondence
Box 3
Lay Folk--GeneralInterest
Box 3
Randi and Assorted Skeptics, 1990-[present]
Box 3
Tim Haigh, Simon Forsyth--ThePsychic World and Psychic News
Box 3
Frank Dilley
Box 3
Cranks Misc.
Box 3
Adrian Parker--CurrentCorrespondence
Box 3
John Smythies
Box 3

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Kerala--India
Box 4
Germany
Box 4
East EuropeanParapsychologists
Box 4
Russian
Box 4
Kappers--Amsterdam
Box 4
Netherlands
Box 4
Breederveld and Dutch Misc. 1992--SRU Belgian
Box 4
Spain--Portugal
Box 4
Hygen--Oslo
Box 4
Alex Imich
Box 4

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Paul Edwards
Box 5
South America
Box 5
Paul Smith
Box 5
Rhine Research Center--RichardBroughton
Box 5
Peter Mulacz
Box 5
Carlos Alvarado
Box 5
Titus Rivas
Box 5
Jack Sarfatti
Box 5
Annekatrin Puhle--AdrianParker
Box 5
Smythies/Neuro-philosophy
Box 5
Houran and Lange
Box 5
Emily Cook
Box 5
Misc. Correspondence--arisingfrom publication
Box 5

Historical Note

Parapsychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Edinburgh; editor of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Beloff Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Received as a gift in 1992, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Staff

Completed October 26, 1999

Additions minimally processed by Elizabeth Arnold

Last updated April 14, 2003

Encoded by Lisa Stark; Joshua A. Kaiser

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

Parts of this collection are unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.