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Cleve Backster papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Backster, Cleve
Title: Cleve Backster papers
Dates: 1940-2013
Quantity: 34.0 Linear feet (35 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Cleve Backster, polygraph teacher and biocommunication researcher known for his 1966 experiment on a dracaena plant.
Identification: MS-0079

Biographical/Historical Note

Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Backster, Jr. was born on February 27, 1924 in LaFayette, New Jersey to G.C. Backster and Nina L. Backster, and graduated from Franklin and Marshall Academy (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) in 1941.

In January 1943, Backster enlisted in the Navy and was honorably released to inactive duty on 4 July 1946. He was awarded a World War II Victory Medal. It appears that he then moved to the Los Angeles area of California, operated a body building gym, and used the alias of William "Bill" Baxter.

In March 1947, Backster re-enlisted, this time with the Army Counter Intelligence Corps, where he became involved in criminal investigation and counterintelligence techniques in his role as CIC Investigator at Fort Holabird, Maryland. He was honorably discharged in April 1948, whereupon he spent two years at the CIA and became an interrogation specialist. In 1949 he instituted the CIA's polygraph examination program.

Throughout 1951-1952, Backster periodically was employed by the Army to attend training and to work as a Expert (WAE) in the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA). In 1951 he also founded Cleve Backster Inc. as owner and operator of the Backster School for Lie Detection. Backster also worked for commercial polygraph consulting companies, including the National Training Center for Lie Detection (1959-1962). In 1962, he refocused his professional work on The Backster School of Lie Detection with the purpose to research and and to train law enforcement in techniques of interrogation using a polygraph. His Backster Zone Comparison Technique is still in use today.

In 1964, Backster was part of a group to test whether the ninhydrin fingerprint method was viable in determining if people claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia matched prints from copybooks retained by the Duchess' childhood tutor.

Backster testified before the Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives about polygraph testing in 1964 and in 1974.

In 1965, he created the Backster Research Foundation, Inc.

In 1966, Backster connected his polygraph electrodes to a dracaena plant to see how it would respond to various stimuli. He reported that the polygraph showed a “stress response” the moment he thought about harming the plant, as if the plant could read thoughts and emotions. Another more objective test showed the plant would respond when brine shrimp were killed in the same room. He tested this response in further experiments with plants, yogurt, eggs, and other cells, and reported that they all had the capacity to respond to other living systems. He called this phenomenon “primary perception,” believing that this type of biocommunication was a universal capacity of life. He explained his decades of research in his 2003 book Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells.

Although other scientists struggled to replicate what became known as the “Backster effect” (except for Marcel Vogel, who reported a successful replication), Backster stood by his results and maintained that other researchers were not preparing their experimental systems correctly: they were not doing all that was necessary to “eliminate human consciousness” from their laboratory setting. He traveled and lectured extensively about his research, advocating for a paradigm change to consciousness research that opens to the possible effect of the experimenter’s intent.

He died on June 24, 2013 in San Diego, CA after a prolonged illness.


Scope and Content Note

Research files, lecture files, audio cassette tapes, and other materials pertaining to Backster’s research on plants and career in the polygraph field.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into thirteen series. Each series is arranged alphabetically by file title.

Series I: Alphabetical Files, Series II: Polygraph Association, Series III: Biographical Files, Series IV:Backster Research Foundation Files, Series V: Lie Detector School, Series VI: Natal and Astrological Charts, Series VII: Topical Files, Series VIII: Experimental Research, Series IX: Correspondence and Memos, Series X: Polygraph Lectures, Series XI: Research Lectures, Series XII: Audio Visual Materials, Series XIII: Miscellaneous.


Index Terms

American Association of Police Polygraphists.
American Polygraph Association.
Backster, Cleve--Archives.
Biocommunication.
Lie detectors and detection--United States--History.
Lie detectors and detection.
Polygraph operators--United States--History.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Before his death, Cleve Backster gave his papers to an owner and employee of Lafayette Instrument Company (LIC), Chris Fausett. Another LIC employee, Todd Hooker, flew out to San Diego in September 2012. Hooker packed up contents of the 18 by 20-foot storage unit and trucked the materials to Lafayette, Indiana.

The metal filing cabinets, cardboard filing drawers, and loose boxes of materials were stored in a warehouse at Lafayette Instrument. Upon his retirement, Fausett gave them to LIC.

In August 2018, the President and co-owner of Lafayette Instrument Company, Jennifer Rider, gifted the materials to the University of West Georgia.”

Preferred Citation note

Cleve Backster papers, Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lafayette Instrument Company, August 2018.

Processing Information note

Processing of the Cleve Backster papers began in October 2018. Series I to Series XI processed by Erin Wright and Brian Lord, 2018-2019. Series XII and XIII processed by Jennah Marston, May-June 2019. Processing was completed in June 2019.

Sponsorship


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.


Container List

 

I: Alphabetical Files

Backster maintained distinct alphabetical files from 1969-1972, as he indicated on filing cabinet labels. Materials similar to this -- some dating before, during, and after this time period -- can be found in the Topical Files.

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1ABC-TV News (Robert Miller) [Eyewitness News]

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1Abrams, Stan (PhD) - Psychologist

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1Abrams, Stanley (Handout Material -- Aug 18, 1975 Lectures)

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1Acupuncture
Includes program for "The First Western Hemisphere Conference on Acupuncture, Kirlian Photography and the Human Aura" held in New York in May 1972.

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1Advant Guard [Avant Garde magazine]

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1African Violet Society of America -- CB Lecture

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1“Ahead of Time” (Edited by Theodore J. Gordon & Harry Harrison) [Doubleday]

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1Albert, Eddie (Ref. Documentary)

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1Alfonso (De Duran)

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1American Association for Humanistic Psychology (Also-- Aureon Institute)

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1American Society for Psychical Research
Single sheet of paper with notes about Janet Mitchell who started full time at ASPR on June 1, 1972 after working there part time for 5 years. Note on upper right says: May 24, 1972 Ingo Swann visit with Janet Mitchell ASPR/

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1Americans Building Constitutionally (Hayes, Robert)

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1Amphetamines

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1Anderson, Anna

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1Andreasen, Jo Ann (Mrs.)

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1Animal Experimentation (Articles & Arguments against it)

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1Arjun (Hindu Philosophy)

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1Army, U.S. (Detection & Sensor Lab -- Ft. Belvoir, VA)

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1Astrology

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1Astronomy

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1Atlanta (Journal & Constitution Article)

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1Atlantis

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1Atwood, Walter

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1Audubon Society (Ref. Goodrich Lowery)

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1“B” Cell Water

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1Baba Ram Dass (Richard Alpert)

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1Backster, Norma

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1Baker, Dr. Douglas M. (England)

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1Bailey, F. Lee

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1Barland, Gordon (Univ. of Utah Psychology Dept.)

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1Baruch Foundation (Belle)

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1Beal, Jim

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1Beardon, Harold (California Polygraph Examiner)

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1Bees

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1Bennett, Alex (WMCA Radio)

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1Berle, Louise

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1Berner, Charles & Ava (Institute of Ability)

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1Berry, Robert

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1Berton, Pierre (Show)

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1Bible (References)

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1Biofeedback

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1Bird, Christopher

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1Black Panthers

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1Bocassi, Joseph V.

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1Bormann, Martin

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1Borrowed Items (Books, etc.)

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1Botanists -- Articles Detracting from Possible “Primary Perception” in Plant Life

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1British Broadcasting Co -- London (Invasion of Privacy Group)

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1Brown, Leo J. (Jr) Ref. Norman Spells Case

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1Brown, Michael

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1Budhists
Folder is titled by Backster as Budhists. Only includes phone messages from Mario Cascianelli from 1969 with a meeting location at the home of Tiziana Catolfi.

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1Bullpit, Stanley

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1Burch, John [John Birch Society]
Reprinted leaflet, May 1973, The National Educator, "Petition for Redress of Grievances to the 93rd Congress of the United States Assembled."

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1Byrd, Richard Evelyn (Sr)

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1Caidin, Jack L.

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1Calculators (Electronic)

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1Canadian Broadcasting Co.

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1Cancer (Misc)

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1Capp, Al (Lil Abner)

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1Caputo, Rudy (Sr)

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1Carr, Alan (son of writer who interviewed us)

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1Carson, (Johnny) Show - NBC-TV - John Carsey, Prod. Mgr.

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1CBS Laboratories (Div. of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.) (Calvin M. Yee)

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1CBS Labs (Dr Goldmark)

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1Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Letter and attached newspaper pages to Robert L. Bannerman at the CIA from Cleve Backster (Chairman) dated 17 December 1964 regarding a Daily News article of 17 December 1964 titled, "CIA Outdoes Soviets, Sen. Young Believes."

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1Chiropractors

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1Churchill, Robert

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1Clark, Adrian V. (“Cosmic Mysteries of the Universe”)

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1Clayton, John -- (Public Relations Coordination) [Flower Show--1969]

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1Color Charts

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1Colorado

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1Colton, Gale & Gordon (Searchlight, Nevada)

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1Concept Therapy

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1Conditioning Experiment (Equip. Folder)

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1Conductive Rubber

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1Connors, Michelle (Mrs. Frank)

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1Cooper, Jack (M.D.)

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1Crane, Joe (Radionics)

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1Crib Deaths

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1Crimmins, Alice (Misc. Folder)

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1Crowell-Collier Educational Corporation

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1Cukier, Lil

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1Dahl, Charly

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1Daily News (N.Y.) ESP Series

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1Dale Systems, Inc.

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1Daniels, Rexford (Pres. Interference Consultants, Inc -- Boston) (Electromagnetic Spectrum)

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1Dannon Yogurt (& Richard Auletta)

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1Dektor

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1Delta College (Michigan)

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1Definitions

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1Denis Wholey Show

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1Downs, Kevin

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1Disney, Walt (Productions)

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1“Distance” Experimental Format

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1Doberman File

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1Dolan, Mary (Gloria Saphire, Inc.)

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1Don, Norman (Union Graduate Program)

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1Downs, Kevin

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1Dowsing

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1Drasin, Daniel

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1Driller, Mel

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1Dudley, Marshall (Westinghouse Electric Co. -- Balto. MD.)

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1Dynamis (Stuart H. Grayson)

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1Earlbaum, W Attorney / Norman Ackerman Psychiatrist

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1Eastern Philosophy “Pollution” File

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1Eckankar

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1Einstein, Albert (N.Y. Times Series by Walter Sullivan)

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1Educational Research

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1Electroencephalograph (EEG)

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1Electronic Pre-Testing Corp.

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1Electromagnetic Spectrum (Info)

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1Encyclopedia Britannica -- NBC (TV Special) -- “Science in the Future”

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1Erickson Educational Foundation

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1Esalen Institute (San Francisco, Calif.)

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1Ethyl Chloride

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1Excerpts (Conversation “out-of-context”)

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1Fanon Electronic Industries, Inc. (Newark, N.J. -- Toronto Canada)

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1Farber, Barry (Show) Radio Station WOR

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1Faulk, Frank

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1Findhorn

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1Finley, Art (Vancouver, B.C., Canada -- Radio Station CKNW)

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1First, Elsa (Ms.)

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1Fisher, George -- “Noumedia Co.”

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1Fisk, Pliny

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1Fisk, Pliny -- Waste Conversion Science Foundation, Inc Literature)

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1Fondiller, Robert (Dr)

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1Ford, Arthur (Book) “Unknown--But--Known”

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1Ford Foundation -- Ecology Program

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1Frick, Miss Helen C.

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1Friedman, Isidore

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1Fry, Daniel W.

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2Fry, Dan

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2Fuller, Fred H. Corresp. Re: Research Format for Plant Experiment

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2Fuller, John G. (Freelance Writer)

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2General Electric Company

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2Gallery (Entertainment) Magazine (March 1973 Issue)

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2Genetics

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2Germany (Articles, etc.--on plant research)

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2Germany (Articles, etc.--on plant research)

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2Geschke Matter

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2Getty, J. Ronald (Media Proposal)

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2“Ghosts”

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2Goldberg, “Rube”

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2Gordon, Theodore J.

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2Gottlieb, Bertram (Transportation Institute)

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2Graham, Billy

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2Green, Barbara

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2Greyson, Stewart

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2Grimaldi, Vince

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2Grow-Lux (Bulbs)

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2Guarantees (Watch, etc.)

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2Guarantees (Watch, etc.)

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2Hackensack (New Jersey) Record (Don Tepper)

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2Hamilton, Lowell Psych. Dept. Hobart College -- Geneva, N.Y.)

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2Hammond Museum (Miss Natalie Hammond)

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2Handwriting

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2Hapgood, Charles H.

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2Harkness (Mr. & Mrs.)

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2Harper’s Magazine (Plant Research Article) [November 1972 Issue]

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2Haskins, Caryl P.

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2Hassebrock, Wayne

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2Hawkey, Richard

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2Henderson, Oran (Court-Martial)

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2Herald-News (Mon., June 30, 1969)

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2Hieronymous, Galen (& Louise) -- Research

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2Hill, Christopher B.

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2Holiday Inn Deposition Re Polygraph (Jackson, Mississippi)

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2Holmes, Warren

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2Homeopathy (Trace Element Medication)

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2Homosexuality (Misc.)

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2Horizon (Magazine)

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2Houston, Jean (And Bob Masters)

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2Honeywell, Inc. (Ordinance Division)

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2Hughes, Sen. Harold E. (ex-Gov.-Iowa)

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2Hunter, Dr. Neva Dell (Quimby Center)

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2Hyder, Charles L. (Dr.) Physicist (Univ. of New Mexico)

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2Hypnosis -- American Institute of Hypnosis

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2IBM (Lewis R. Mobley) Ch. Bd. -- Life Energies Research, Inc.

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2Imich, Alexander (Dr.)

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2Immunology (N.Y. Times article) [May 15, 1978]

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2Insects (related material involving suggestion of use of “primary perception”)

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2International Synetics Foundation (Frank Ogden) (Vancouver, B.C., Canada)

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2Israeli Consulate

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2Italy (Publications)

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2Jacobs, Terry (PhD. - Physics)

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2Jonathan Livingston Seagull (by Richard Bach)

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2“Justice”

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2Kamiya, Joseph (Dr.) -- (Smiley Kamiya’s brother)

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2Kamiya, Mrs. Sumanro

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2Karagulla, Shafica (M.D.)

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2Karagulla, Shafica (M.D.)

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2Karagulla, Shafica (M.D.)

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2Karron, Danny

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2Kaufman, Victor

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2Kiley, Richard (Actor)

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2Kinship With All Life -- by J. Allen Boone

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2Kleipstein, Donald

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2Knoppel, Curt

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2Kundalini Research Foundation (Gene Kieffer)

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2Kupperman, Rose (Mrs.)

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2Landers, Ann

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2Leary, Timothy (PhD)

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2Ledesma, Rubin

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2Levin, Phil

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2Levitation

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2Library of Congress (Nat. Reference Center for Science & Technology)

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2Life Magazine (Wilbur Bradbury, Assoc. Editor) (Judy Gurovitz)

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2Limited War Laboratory (Biological Sciences Branch)

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2Lilly, John C. (MD)

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2Loehr, (Reverend) Franklin - (Religious Research Foundation of America, Inc.)

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2Longevity

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2Lotos Club -- (Norris W. Harkness, Pres.)

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2MacFadden, Tom

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2MacNamara, Donal E.J.

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2“Mackell-Monty” Case

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2Mankind Research Unlimited, Inc. (Carl Schleicher)

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2Mann, Prof. Ted (PhD)

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2Margenau, Henry

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2Maryland Polygraph Association

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2Masonry (Freemasons)

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2Matheja, Johann H. (Dr.) (M.I.T.)

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2Matthews, Mike (brought Hieronymous to lab)

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2Mauromatis, Albert - (Physics Prof. -- Westchester Community College)

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2McCall Magazine Article (by Maya Pines)

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2McKinney, Jack (Philadelphia Channel 17)

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2Media (Rejection Memos, etc.)

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2Media “Hold” Folder (Prospects for Future Coverage)

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2Medical World News

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2Medina Court Martia

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2Meek, George W.

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2Mensa Society

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2Meyers, Ethel (Psychometrist)

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2Miller, Howard B. (M.D.)

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2Millicent Foundation, Inc. (H.F. Leonard -- Exec. Dir.)

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2Milstein, George (D.D.S.)

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2Mind (Human) vs. Brain

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2Mitchell, Edgar D.

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2Moody Bible Institute of Chicago (Moody Institute of Science -- L.A. Calif.)

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2Moseley, James B.

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2Mullener, Jakob (employed at Univ. of Wisconsin)

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2Mullin, Michael J.

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2Murphy, Dr. Gardner

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2NASA (Houston) Hooper, Craig

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2NASA

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2Narcotics, Fed. Bur. of Drug Abuse

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2Narcotics (Marijuana, LSD included)

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3National Cash Register (Applied Research and Development) (ARAD)

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3National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc

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3National Enquirer (Apr 11, 1971) -- Art. on Plant Research

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3National Geographic Society

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3Navy Letter (of Jan. 22, 1970)

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3Naval Weapons Lab (Dahlgren, VA)

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3Navy (Nemesis)

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3Nebel, Long John (Show) WNBC Radio

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3Nelson, John H. (RCA Consultant on “Sun Spots”)

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3New York City P.D.

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3New York School of Occult Arts & Sciences

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3New York University -- Biology Department

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3Newark College of Engineering

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3Neuman, Alan

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3Non-Verbal Communication -- Dolphins

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3Noorbergen, Rene - Der Spiegel Weekly Magazine

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3North American News Alliance (NANA)

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3North Lilian

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3Norvell, Anthony

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3Numerology

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3Ogden, Frank

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3Ondishko, Caroline

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3Organized Crime

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3Pain

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3Painter, Mrs. Nancy (Volunteer Worker -- Crawford, N.J.)

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3Panjwani, Harry K. (M.D.) [Glen Rock, New Jersey]

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3Parapsychology Forum (New York) [Ann Koernig]

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3Pardue, Austin (Bishop)

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3Paternity Cases (Disputed)

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3Patrice

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3Peck, P. Lachlan

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3Pendulum (Swinging)

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3Pendle Hill Pamphlets (“Quaker” Oriented)

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3Peterson, Franklynn (Sunday Supplement Article)

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3Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin (Roslyn Hahn Story) (June 28, 1970)

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3Pike, (Rt. Rev.) James A

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3Politicians

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3Polygraph -- Uses O.T. “Lie Detection”

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3Popular Electronics (L. George Lawrence Articles)

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3Programmers

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3Psychic Article (Dec 1972) [“Plants, Polygraphs, and Paraphysics” by John White]

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3Psychology Today Magazine (Scot Morris -- Assoc Editor)

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3Puharich, Henry (Andrija) K (M.D.)

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3Pyramids (of Teotihuacan -- near Mexico City)

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3Quest Foundation (James P. Valentine)

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3Radio Shack (Allied) Science Fair “Lie Detector”

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3Radiocarbon Dating (C14) Method

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3Rags Magazine

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3Rats (White)

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3Readers Digest (Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn, etc.) (Donald E Monaco & Uli Monaco)

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3Reed, Thomas G. (West Chester State College) PA

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3Reincarnation

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3Religion (in Communist countries)

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3Rindge, Jeanne & Freds (Human Dimensions Institute)

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3Ritter, Herbert W. (Phila -- Girard Trust Bank)

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3Rizzo, Frank L. (Mayor)

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3Rock Festival (Watkins Glen, Ny.Y.

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3Rosenblum, Art

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3Rubenstein, Sidney S. (Mosler Safe Company)

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3Rucker, Henry (Psychic Research Foundation)

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3Rups, Jan (riter for Netherlands Newspaper)

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3Sanderson, Ivan T. (Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained)

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3San Diego

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3Satan Cults Sauvin, Paul (Starting Car Engine by Psychokinesis, etc.)

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3Schorr, Ken

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3Shark Research

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3Siamese Cats

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3Skinner, B.F. (Behavioral Psychologist -- Harvard Univ.)

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3Slick, Tom

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3Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

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3Smithsonian Institution

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3Soul

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3Souza, M.

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3Spangler, Steve (Hobart College Psych Major -- Geneva, N.Y.)

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3Speller, Jon

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3Spermatazoa (Research Formats)

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3Spirits (Helpers, etc)

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3Sterling, David & Gerry Merklinger (Alpha-Humanics)

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3Stern Magazine

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3Stone, Mary & Frank

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3Stucky, William

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3Surplus Property (U.S. Gov)

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3Susini (France)

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3Swaim, Loring (Mass. Legislative Press)

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3Swann, Ingo

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3Swanson, Gloria

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3Sweden (Scientists, etc)

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3Switzerland

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3Teaching Machine

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3Telemetering

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3Television -- WCBS-TV (Ch 2) [N.Y.C. Metro Area Broadcast (Aug 4, 1950)]

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3Temple of Understanding (Wash., D.C.)

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4Temple University (Phila.) [Journalism survey on “popular” coverage of scientific experimental results]

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4Theremin (circuits)

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4Thomson, David L. (Articles, wiring sketches, etc.)

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4Time Magazine (Jan. 24, 1969) p 52 Also in 7.3

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4Timetables

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4“To Tell the Truth” Show

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4Tomlin, Mary (Foundation in Fact) -- Film Makers

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4Transcendental Meditation (“TM”)

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4Transplants (& Rejection)

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4Tribbe, Frank C. (Wash. D.C.)

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4Turpin, George

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4Twentyfifth Century Foundation (Dr. Paul & Mrs. Bundi Ruegsegger)

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4Unarius - Science of Life (Ernest L. Norman, Ruth E. Norman)

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4United Feature Syndicate, Inc. (June 1, 1969)

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4Unidentified Flying Objects

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4United Press International (U.P.I.) (Gay Pauley)

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4University of California (at Davis); Lewis, Mrs. Judith A.; Tart, Dr. Charles T.

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4Universal Energy Pulse

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4Uphoff, Walter & Mary Jo

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4Virginia State Police Polygraph Workshop (Sept. 11-12, 1972)

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4Vitamins

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4Vogel, Marcel (IBM)

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4Volunteer Personnel (for advancing info distribution)

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4Von Daniken, Erich (Chariots of the Gods, etc.)

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4Voodoo

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4WPIX-TV (Chan. 11) Garden Show (Ed Bravo=Producer) (Frank Bowman=Host)

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4Wainwright House (Rye, NY)

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4Water (H2O)

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4Watts, Alan

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4Waukegan News-Sun (March 10, 1969 item)

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4Wheatstone Bridge Instrumentation

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4White Brotherhood (The Great) (Mt. Shasta & Medford, Oregon)

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4White Brotherhood (The Great) (Mt. Shasta & Medford, Oregon)

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4White, John (New Haven)

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4Whiting, Charles J.

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4Wietecha, Robert J.

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4William Morrow & Company, Inc., Publishers

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4Williams, Mr. Merl (& Mrs. Margaret) (Redlands, California)

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4Witherell, Randall (Baltimore, MD)

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4Writers -- Freelance & Misc. Others

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4Woidich, Francis (M.D.) (Wash, DC)

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4Worrall, Ambrose & Olga

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4Wolf, Mrs. Robbie M. (& son Marty)

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4Xerox Equipment

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4Young, Arthur M.

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4Zelda

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4Ziegner, Ann

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4Zimmerman, Charles H.

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4Zohn, Lincoln M.
 

II: Polygraph Association

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51Academy for Scientific Interrogation, Undated
2Academy for Scientific Interrogation Brochures, Undated
3Alabama Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
4Alabama Association of Polygraph Examiners Newsletters, 1979 - 1984
5American Arbitration Association, Undated
6American Association of Police Polygraphists, Undated
7American Association of Police Polygraphists, Undated
8American Association of Police Polygraphists Journal, 1977 - 1985
9American Polygraph Association, Undated
10American Polygraph Association, Undated
11American Polygraph Association, Undated
12American Polygraph Association, Undated
13American Polygraph Association Certificates, Undated
14American Polygraph Association History, Undated
15American Polygraph Association- Maryland Meeting Minutes, Undated
16American Polygraph Association Minutes, Undated
17American Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1972 - 1974
18American Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1975
19American Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1976 - 1977
20American Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1978
21American Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1979

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Fldr

61American Polygraph Association Newsletter- Volume 13, 1980
2American Polygraph Association Newsletter- Volume 14, 1981
3American Polygraph Association Newsletter- Volume 15, 1982
4American Polygraph Association Newsletter- Volume 16, 1983
5American Polygraph Association Newsletter- Volume 17, 1984
6American Polygraph Association Newsletter- Volume 18, 1985
7American Polygraph Association Newsletter- Volume 19, 1986
8American Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1990
9American Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1991
10American Polygraph Association, Vancouver, Canada, Undated
11Arizona Polygraph Association, Undated
12California Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
13California Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
14California Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
15California Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
16California Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
17California Association of Polygraph Examiners- meeting/training session, Undated
18California Association of Polygraph Examiners Newsletter “The C.A.P.E Newsletter”, Undated
19California Association of Polygraph Examiners Newsletter “The C.A.P.E Newsletter”, Undated
20Colorado Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
21Colorado Association of Polygraph Examiners Newsletter, 1978 - 1985
22Empire State Polygraph Society, Undated
23Empire State Polygraph Society Newsletter 1977-1979, 1977 - 1979
24Empire State Polygraph Society Newsletter, 1980 - 1981

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71Florida Polygraph Association, Undated
2Florida Polygraph Association Newsletter, Undated
3Florida Polygraph Association Newsletter, Undated
4Hawaii Organization- Baxter Research Foundation, Undated
5International Polygraph Association, Undated
6International Committee of Polygraph Standards, Undated
7International Committee on Polygraph Standards Bulletin, 1966
8International Society of Stress Analysis, Undated
9Journal of the American Polygraph Association, 1978 - 1981
10Michigan Association of Polygraph Examiners- Delta College, Undated
11Missouri Polygraph Association, Undated
11National Academy of Lady Polygraphists, Undated
12New Hampshire Police Association, Undated
13New Hampshire Polygraph Association, Undated
14Northwest Polygraph Association Newsletter, 1979 - 1985
15Ohio Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
16Oklahoma Polygraph Examiners Association, Undated
17Pennsylvania Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
18Police Polygraph Journal, Undated
19Religious Research Foundation of America, Inc., Undated
20Tehachapi- Phoenix Journal Express, Undated
21Texas Association of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
22Texas Association of Polygraph Examiners Newsletter “The Voice”, Undated
23Truth, Inc., Undated
24Utah Polygraph Association Newsletter, Undated
25United States Psychrotronics Association, Undated
26Virginia Polygraph Association, Undated
27Miscellaneous, Undated
 

III: Biographical Files

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81Army, Counter Intelligence Corporation, Undated
2Air Force, Undated
3Army, 1963
4Backster Association Inc.- Correspondence, Undated
5Backster Evaluation (For Employment), Undated
6Backster Lab Sign
7Backster Publications, Undated
8Biographical, Undated
9Board of Polygraph Examiners- Certificate, 1955
10Board of Polygraph Examiners- Correspondence, Undated
11Certificates- Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, Undated
12Certificate- International Security Conference, 1968
13Certificate- Los Angeles State College, “Polygraph Examiners Clinic”, 1962
14Certificate- National Board of Polygraph Examiners, 1958-1962
15Certificate- New York University “Modern Methods in Law Enforcement” Lectures, 1954
16Certificate Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado, 2000
17Certificate- State of Connecticut “As Special State Policeman”, 1959
18Certificate- University of Oklahoma “Polygraph Examination Clinic”, 1964
19Certificate- Virginia State Police, 1988
20Cleve Backster Inc- Correspondence- MacNamara, Donal E.J, Undated
21Clippings, Undated
22Clippings- Backster, Frank O., Undated
23CIA Memo, 1949
24“Confidential Files”, Undated
25Continual Research Effort 1957-1961, 1957 - 1961
26Correspondence, Undated
27Correspondence- Dilys, Joseph, 1973
28Correspondence- Lake Mohawk Marine Pool and Tennis Club, 1941 - 1942
29Correspondence (Suplee)- Zelda, Undated
30Correspondence- to G.C and Nina Backster from Carrie M. Oliver, 1952 - 1958
31Department of Defense, Undated
32Education, Undated
33Education- Texas A&M, 1942
34Genealogy- Backster, G. Cleveland, Undated
35Genealogy- Backster, J. Frank, Undated
36Hypnosis
37Leo, Undated
38Letters of Recommendation, 1942 - 1943
39Libby, Undated
40Lie Detection Inc.; Polygraph Services Inc.; Cleve Backster Inc., 1951 - 1956
41Long Beach Body Building Studio, 1946 (Bill Baxter), 1946
42Membership Cards, Undated
43Miscellaneous, Undated
44National Training Center of Lie Detection License, Undated
45National Training Center for Lie Detection- Correspondence, 1960 - 1962
46National Training Center of Lie Detection- Legal Suits, 1963 - 1964
47National Training Center of Lie Detection- Memos, Undated

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848National Training Center of Lie Detection-Rosters, 1959 - 1962
49National Training Center of Lie Detection-Rosters, 1961 - 1962
50Navy, Undated
51Notes, Undated
52Office of the Secretary of Defense- Letters, April 1950

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91Pet Memorial Park Information, Undated
2Photographs- Sam I, Undated
3Photographs- Backster, Cleve, Undated
4Photographs- Backster Family, Undated
5Photographs- Group of People, Undated
6Photographs- Sent to National Wildlife, 1969
7Photographs- Miscellaneous, Undated
8Photographs- Miscellaneous, Undated
9Photographs- Backster, Cleve with Cats, Undated
10Photographs- Backster, Cleve- 72nd Birthday, 1996
11Photographs- Backster, Cleve- While Testing Plants, 1968
12Photographs- Backster, Cleve and Siblings Frank and Mary, 1940, 1940
13Photographs- Backster, Cleve- 80th Birthday, Undated
14Photographs- The Show, March, 1969
15Pilot’s Log Book, 1951 - 1952
16Polygraph Services, Inc.- Correspondence, Undated
17Private Trade Schools, Undated
18Public Relations, Undated
19Sam I- Horoscope, Undated
20Sam II, Undated
21Seaboard Applicant Service, Inc., Undated
22Security Screening Specialists, Inc.; Seaboard Applicant Service, Inc.; Backster Associates Inc., 1951 - 1956
23Seperated from Books, Undated
24Stimulants, Undated
25Subconscious Isolation, Undated
26United States Coast Guard- Coast Guard Dogs for Patrol- “Lucky”, 1943
27Zener Cards, Undated
 

IV: Backster Research Foundation Files

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101Backster Research Foundation- Binder Contents, Undated
2Backster Research Foundation- Communication Breakdown and Grants, Undated
3Backster Research Foundation- Correspondence, Undated
4Backster Research Foundation-Correspondence-Bird, Chris, Undated
5Backster Research Foundation- Correspondence- Ponticelli, Theodore P. and Robert B. Bates, Undated
6Backster Research Foundation- Correspondence- “Nice People But,”, 1969
7Backster Research Foundation- Evidence…(draft), Undated
8Backster Research Foundation- “Evidence of Primary Perception in Plant Life”, Undated
9Backster Research Foundation- Founding Documents, 1963
10Backster Research Foundation- Grant Proposal- Computer Feasibility of Polygraph, Undated
11Backster Research Foundation- Medicina Alternativa, Undated
12Backster Research Foundation Meeting Notes, 1965 - 1971
13Backster Research Foundation- Partial List of Lectures by Backster, 1969 - 1974
14Backster Research Foundation- Policy Memorandum, approximately, 1972
15Backster Research Foundation- Selected Bibliography with Notes, Undated
16Backster Research Foundation taxes, 1979 - 1981
17Backster School of Lie Detection, Undated
18Current Class Horoscopes, 1979
19Eckerd Drug Seminar, 1982
20Equipment- Bio Communications, Undated
21Ingatts, Charles (Backster Employees), Undated
22Naval Security and Investigative Command, 1986
 

V: Lie Detector School

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111AAA, Undated
2Backster Historical Items, Undated
3Backster School of Lie Detection- Correspondence, Undated
4Backster School of Lie Detection- Course Bulletins, Undated
5Backster School of Let Detection- Licenses, Undated
6Backster School of Let Detection Seminar Announcement, 1974
7Class Schedule, Undated
8Correspondence- Zone Comparison Test, Undated
9Course Index, Undated
10EAG, Undated
11Early Work Conference Roster, Undated
12EEA, Undated
13FCA, Undated
14Historical “Zc Technique” Chronology, Undated
15JBA, Undated
16KAB, Undated
17Key Historical Zone Comparison Sequence Chronologicals, Undated
18LIA, Undated
19Loose Class Materials, Undated
20Loose Class Materials, Undated
21MAZ, Undated
22Miscellaneous, Undated
23Miscellaneous- Seven Position Scale, Undated
24Miscellaneous- Quest Sheet Forms, Undated
25Noble, Darrell (PE-94), Undated
26(PE-43) Student Notes- CB Lectures, Undated
27(PE-79), Undated
28(PE-80), Undated
29(PE-83), Undated
30(PE-84), Undated
31(PE-85), Undated
32(PE-89), Undated
33(PE-90), Undated
34(PE-91), Undated
35(PE-92), Undated
36(PE-95) Tri-Zone Reaction Combinations, Undated
37(PE-97) Basic Considerations, Undated
38(PE-100) Basic Considerations, Undated
39(PE-100) Cardio Chart Interpretation, Undated
40(PE-101) Basic Considerations, Undated
41(PE-101) Cardio Chart Interpretation, Undated
42(PE-101) Seven Position Scale, Undated
43(PE-101) Tri-Zone Combinations, Undated
44Polygraph Examiner Course School Catalog, Undated
45Question Formulation Checklist, Undated
46Question Pools, Undated
47Total Chart Minus Conception, Undated
48Uniform Designation of Test and Question Types (Historical Chronological Copies), Undated
49White, Stephen (PE-94), Undated
50Work Conference, Undated
51Zone Comparison Color Code System (Historical Chronological Copies), Undated
52Zone Comparison Notepack (Isolated), Undated
53Zone Comparison Notepack 1963 Edition with Calendar, 1963
54Zone Comparison Notepack 1963 Edition without Calendar, 1963
 

VI: Natal and Astrological Charts

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121Astroflash "Readouts", Unadted
2Astrology (Basic Concepts), Undated
3Astrology Horoscopes of Others, Undated
4Astrology- Personal Planetary Transits, Undated
5Astrology Rectification of Time of Birth, Undated
6Astrology (Transits, Progressions, Ect), Undated
7"B" Book, Undated
8Bach, Eleanor (Astrology), Undated
9Backster, Cleve, Astrology (Horoscopes Cast), Undated
10Backster, Cleve (Transits), 1979 - 1981
11Backster, Cleve (Transits), 1982 - 1984
12Backster, Cleve (Transits), 1985 - 1987
13Backster, Cleve- Medical Astrology, Undated
14Craig, Hugh Mac (Astrology), Undated
15Devine, Dave (Astrology), Undated
16Henson, Mary Ann (Transits), Undated
17Life Magazine- "A Tour of the Zodiac", 1969
18Natal Astrology, Undated
19White, Steve, Undated
 

VII: Topical Files

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131AAAS Annual Meeting- “Science and the Human Development.”, 1975
2AAAS Annual Meeting- Slides (Originals), Undated
3Aaronson, Steve, Undated
4“A.B.C Foundation and Sales Analysis Institute”, Undated
5Abelson, Philip H., Undated
6Academy for Scientific Interrogation- Article, “Lie Detection Comes of Age”
7Academy for Scientific Interrogation- Certificates, Undated
8Academy for Scientific Interrogation- Convention Programs, Undated
9Academy for Scientific Interrogation- Correspondence, Undated
10Academy for Scientific Interrogation- Newsletters, 1963 - 1964
11Academy for Scientific Interrogation- Photographs, 1961
12Academy for Scientific Interrogation- Resolutions, Undated
13Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine, Undated
14Ament, R.W. (Dr.) (Arvada, Colorado) [Microbiologist, Endocrinologist], Undated
15American Academy of Polygraph Examiners- Membership Application, Undated
16American Association for the Advancement of Science, Undated
17American Institute of Hypnosis, Undated
18American Society of Dowsers, Undated
19American Society for Psychical Research, Undated
20Aquarian Research Foundation, Undated
21Archaeus- Second Congress, 1989
22Argenbright, Inc., Undated
23Arizona School of Polygraph Science, Undated
24Arthur, Richard and Mary-Esther- Supreme Court of New York, Undated
25Articles- Lie Detectors, Undated
26Aromatherapy Handbook of Essential Oils, Undated
27Astrological Society Talk, Undated
28Atterbom, Peraxel A., Undated
29Auletta, Richard, Undated
30Bach, Marcus, Undated
31Backster, Norma, Undated
32Barland, Gordon, Undated
33Basis for Spot Analysis Numerical Society, Undated
34Battisti, Albert (Case), Undated
35Belk, William Henry, Undated
36Bennett, Colin, Undated
37Bergstresser, Ralph E., Undated
38Berry, Gordon V., Undated
39Bird, Christopher, Undated
40Bird, Christopher- “Report on the Telepathic Ability of Tofik Dadashev”, Undated
41Birne, Ralph, Undated
42Blewitt, Duncan, Undated
43Borderland Science, Undated
44Bostrack, Jack M. (University of Wisconsin, River Falls), Undated
45Brazil, 1978
46Brazil- I Congresso Nacional De Parapsicologia E Psicotronica (Eduardo Resende), Undated
47Brian, Denis, Undated
48“Bulletin on the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man.”, 1969
49Burdick Enterprises, Undated
50Burr, Dr. Harold Saxton, Undated
51Cancer Research (Shellfish Theory), Undated
52Camp Holabird, Maryland, Undated
53Carnahan Conference on Electronic Crime Countermeasures, Undated
53Carnivorous Plants, 1974
54Center for Frontier Sciences (Temple University), Undated
55Central Washington State College, Undated
56Centre House (London), Undated
57Centre Sivananda Yoga Vedanta, Undated
58C.H. Stoeling Company, Undated
59C.H. Stoeling Company, Undated
60Chamberlain, John [Calif. Case], 1974
61Church of Religious Science, Undated
62Chancellor Philip M.- Doctor of Acupuncture, Undated

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141Changes- Issue Number 81, 1963
2Church, George W. Jr. (Bill Church) and John M. Kmetz, Undated
3CIA- LSD Research, Undated
4Clifford, Gregory (Case), Undated
5Cogswell, John F., Undated
6Collins, Don, Undated
7Committee to Investigate Assassinations, Undated
8Confederate States of America- Money, Undated
9Correspondence- Fan Mail, Undated
10Council of Polygraph Examiners, Undated
11Crawford, Myra, Undated
12Crawford, Myra, Undated
13Dartmouth College, Undated
14Daily News, 1964
15Dalis, Allen, Undated
16Dawson, Michael, Undated
17Dean, Jennifer, Undated
18Decker, Jerry W., Undated
19Delta College Conferences, Undated
20Discalced Carmelite Nuns- Sister Josephine of St. Teresa, 1973
21Drexel University, Undated
22East West Institute for Science and Philosophy, Undated
23Ehlri News- Environmental Health and Light Research Institute, Undated
24Emotional Response Index System, Undated
25Ernest Holmes Research Foundation, Undated
26Ervin, Sam J., Undated
27Essence of Humanity, 1972
28Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)- FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Undated
29FBI- Polygraph Examiners Training, Undated
30First Church of Religious Science (Shafica Karagulla), Undated
31Flying Saucers News (Bookstore), Undated
32Fontes, Randall, Undated
33Foreign Operations and Government Information, Undated
34Foundation for Mind- Being Research, Undated
35Friedman, Isidore, Undated
36Future Worlds Lecture Series, 1973
37Galston, Arthur W., Undated
38Galston, Arthur W.- Barbara Frum Show, CBC, 1975
39Garden Club of South Carolina, Undated
40Gieseler, Mardi- Chilbolton Crop Circles, Undated
41Gough, William C., Undated
42Grad, Bernard, Undated
43Granges, Charles R., Undated
44Griffin, Merve, Undated
45Harleston, Hugh Jr., Undated
46Henson, Robert E., Undated
47Higinbotham, Noe, Undated
48Hoffa, James R., Undated
49Holmes Center for Research in Holistic Healing, Undated
50Homicide Investigation School (Wyoming), 1978
51Honts, Charles Robert, Undated

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151Honts, Charles R., Undated
2Honts, Charles R.- Backster School of Lie Detection, Undated
3Horvath, Frank Correspondence, 1988
4Hubbard, L. Ron, Undated
5Human Dimensions Institute, Undated
6Humble Associates- School of Lie Detection, Undated
7Hutchinson, Harry C., Undated
8Hypnosis- For Victims and Witnesses, Undated
9Indian Life International [Newspaper], 1969
10Institute for Humane Studies, Undated
11Institute of Noetic Sciences, Undated
12International Conference on Human Functioning, Undated
13International Committee on Polygraph Standards, Undated
14International Security Conference, 1968
15International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, Undated
16Instrument Society of America, 1969 - 1971
17International Association of Polygraph Examiners- Correspondence, Undated
18International Congress of Parapsychology and Psychotronics (Brazil), 1976
19International Festival of Yoga and Esoteric Sciences, 1972
20International Society for the Detection of Deception, Undated
21IRVA Conference, Undated
22John E. Reid and Associates, Undated
23Johnson, Rex V.II, Undated
24Johnson, Rex V., Undated
25“Johnson, Rex”, Undated
26Jurres, John, Undated
27Karron, Daniel B., 1987
28Kautz, William H., Undated
29Kennedy, Brian, Undated
30Kim, Bong Dal (Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine), Undated
31Kimura and Lindo- “The Secret Life of Cleve Backster” [Interview], 2001
32Klass, Philip J., Undated

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1533Knights of Malta, Sovereign Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem, Undated
34Knights of Malta, Sovereign Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem, Undated
35Knights of Malta, Sovereign Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem, Undated
36Krotona Institute, Undated
37Krotona Institute (Backster Presentations April 14-15, 1989, 1989
38Lafayette, New Jersey- History, Undated
39Lake Forest College (Illinois) Tri Beta Biology Honor Society, Undated
40Laucks, Irving F., Undated
41Laurendi, Nat, Undated
42Lear, John, Undated
43Ledezma, Eugene, Unadated
44Legislation and Veto Bill, Undated

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161Legislation- State of New York, Undated
2Leonard, Evelyn C., Unadted
3Leonid Vasilyev Parapsychology Fund, Undated
4Lewis, A.S and Valentina Forsky, Undated
5Lindsey, Inez (and Mardi Gieseler), Undated
6Lindsey, Inez “Dowsing Your Way to Good Health”, Undated
7Linn, Karl- M.I.T, Undated
8Long, F. Vinton, Undated
9MacDonald, Jeffrey, Undated
10Martin, Michael (Boston University), Undated
11Matte, James, Undated
12McHarg, Ian, Undated
13McLin, Jim, Undated
14McNaughton, Sandy, Undated
15Milchen, Joseph- Tobias V. Milchen Civil Case, Undated
16Richard Alan Miller, 1973
17Moore, David- Scientific Prayer Ministry, Undated
18Moscow Trip, 1972
19Mudd, Roger, Undated
20Muses, Charles A., Undated
21Muses, Charles A., Undated
22NASA Talk (Goddard Space Flight Center) May 13, 1974, 1974
23National Council for Geocosmic Research Inc., Undated
24National Enquirer- 1968 (J.B. Rhine), 1968
25National Office Management Association, Undated
26National Research Council, 1986
27National Research Council, handouts, 1986
28National Science Foundation, 1972
29National Security Agency, Undated
30National Training Center of Lie Detection, Undated
31National Wildlife (“Nature’s Secret Signals”), Undated
32New Frontiers Newsletter, Undated
33New York City United Lodge of Theosophists (U.L.T), 1969 - 1971
34New York Senate, Undated
35New York Theosophical Society, 1970 - 1972
36North Carolina State University, Undated
37North West Conference, Undated
38NU Aeon Review: Healing and Technology, Undated
39NYU Underground Committee, Undated
40Office of Naval Research (Brian Mechanisms and Behavior Meeting), Undated
41Ostrander, Shelia, Undated
42Parapsychological Association, Undated
43Parapsychology Foundation, Undated

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171Parapsychology Material, Undated
2Pickard, Barbara G., Undated
3Podlesny, John A., Undated
4Polygraphy Consultant Services, Undated
5Polygraph in Court, Undated
6Polygraph Efficacy- History and Research, Undated
7Polygraph Information Sheets, 1940 - 1950
8Polygraph Technique, Undated
9Presentation- Lecture Notes, Undated
10Presentation- Lecture Notes, Undated
11Presentation- Lecture Notes, Undated
12Proposal to a T.V Documentary, Undated
13Psi Search- Norma Bowles and Fran Hynds, Undated
14Psycho-Physiological Monitoring Instrumentation, Undated
15Putnam, Richard L., Undated
16Quantum Spacetime Research, Undated
17Raskin, David C., Undated
18Raskin, David C., Undated
19Raskin, David C., Undated
20Reader, 1982
21Read Drug and Chemical Company, Undated
22Reich, William- Orgone and Orgasms, Undated
23R.E.S.A (Scientific Research Society of America), Undated
24R.E.S.A- Du Pont Experimental Station, Undated
25Reverse Speech Research, Undated
26Rhine, J.B, Undated
27Roche Laboratories, Undated
28Rockwell Papers, Undated
29Rockwell, Theodore, Undated
30Rogers, Michael, Undated
31Roll, William G., Undated
32Romanoff Case, Undated
33Romanoff Case, Undated
34Romanoff Case, Undated
35Romanoff Case, Undated
36Romanoff Case, Undated
37Rosicrucians- Plant Consciousness, Undated
38Rothblatt, Henry (Attorney at Law), Undated
39Ruby, Jack, Undated
40Russian “Cellular Communication”, Undated
41Rubenstein, Sidney S., Undated
42Ruderfer, Martin, Undated
43Rudy’s Ashram (New York City), Undated
44Russell,Edward W., Undated
45Sacramento Hearing- Licensing Bill, Undated
46Salk Institute, Undated
47San Diego City College- Science Seminar, Undated
48San Diego State University, 1975
49Sands, Charles M., Undated
50Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department Office Case (Somohano, J), Undated
51Saturday Evening Post, 1968

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181Schauss, Alexander G. (International Journal of Biosocial Research), Undated
2Schichtel, Henry P., 1969
3Schutt, Steven R. 1970-1974, 1970 - 1974
4Schwebs, Ursula, Undated
5Science of Mind Magazine, Undated
6Science of Mind Symposium, 1973
7Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario Conference (Ottawa), Undated
8Science, Technology, and The Human Prospect, Undated
9Scientology, Undated
10Scientology, Undated
11Scientology - E. Meter, Undated
12Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, Undated
13Screening Technology Corporation, Undated
14Scripps Research Institute, Undated
15Seattle Church of Religious Science (Mind Miraculous Symposium), Undated
16“Secret Life of Plants” Film, Undated
17Senior Counter Intelligence Corps Retired (S-CIC-R), Undated
18Silva Mind Control, Undated
19Silva Mind Control Talk, 1987
20Silva Convention, 1979 - 1991
21Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Undated
22Slayman, Clifford, Undated
23Side Materials, Undated
24Slides, Undated
25Smith, William H. (Yale), Undated
26SouthWest Polygraph Examination Clinic, 1962 - 1963
27Speller and Fons Publishers, 1963
28Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, Undated
29Springfield American Sliced Cheese Incident, Undated
30Standardized Polygraph Notepack and Technique Guide, 1979
31Standards and Ethics Committee, Undated
32Stanford Research Institute (SRI) O.W Markley, Undated

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191Stanford University SRI International, Undated
2Stoelting Company, Undated
3Stone, Mary, Undated
4Stone, Mary, Undated
5Stone, Robert B., Undated
6Stone, Robert B., Undated
7Taormina Theosophical Society, Undated
8Taylor, Eric R. (Rutgers), Undated
9Teare, Maralyn, Undated
10Tesla, Nikola, Undated
11Tesla, Nikola- Backster’s Notes on Coil, Undated
12Testing and Testimony Services, Undated
13The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, Undated
14Theosophy Weekly, Undated
15“The Reporter” The Lie Detector Era, June 8, 1954, 1954
16Thomas, Charles C., Undated
17Tompkins, Peter, Undated
18Tompkins, Peter, Undated
19Toth, Max, Undated
20Tribbe, Frank C., Undated
21Trovillo, Paul V., Undated
22UFO, Undated
23UFO- Incident, 1975
24UFO- Klass, Philip J., Undated
25“UFO Review” No. 33, Undated

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201Unified Science Conference Program Transparencies, Undated
2University of Houston Downtown College, Undated
3University of Houston Polygraph Seminar, Undated
4University of Humanistic Studies, Undated
5University of Michigan- “Future Worlds” Lecture Series, Undated
6University of Science and Philosophy, Undated
7University of Science and Philosophy- Kimura, Undated
8University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Undated
9Urantia Brotherhood, Undated
10U.S Army- Evaluations of False Positives/Negative, Undated
11U.S Department of Agriculture Farmer’ Bulletin, Undated
12Use of Polygraphs by the Federal Government, Undated
13Utah Deception Detection Examiner Act, Undated
14Uzick, Maurice, Undated
15Vietnam “Anti-Infiltration” Project, Undated
16Vilenskaya, Larissa, Undated
17Von Ward, Paul, Undated
18Walton, Travis, Undated
19Walton, Travis- Cy Gilson, Undated
20Walton Travis- George Pfeifer, Undated
21Walton Travis- McCarthy, Undated
22Walton Travis- McCarthy, Undated
23Walton Travis- Media Publicity, Undated
24Walton Travis- Mike Rogers, Undated
25Watergate Case (Charles W. Corson), Undated
26Watergate- V.P. Agnew, Undated
27Western Electrical Symposium (13th), 1970
28Winfrey, James S., Undated
29Works, John D., Undated
30Yale University (Department of Linguistics), Undated
31Yoga Ashram, 1984
32Yoga Conference, Undated
33Yoga Publication Society and C.B’s Search for Books, Undated
34Yoga World Brotherhood Convention, 1969
35Yogi Bhajan, Undated
36Zoellner, Peter Lee- Emotional Response Index System, Undated
37Zukav Gary, Undated
 

VIII: Experimental Research

Boxes contain experimental research on plants, sperm, yogurt, yeast, and LSD. Research is dated from 1966 - 1990.

Box

21Experimental Research

Box

22Experimental Research

Box

23Experimental Research
 

IX: Correspondence and Memos

Box

24Correspondence and Memos
 

X: Polygraph Research

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251APA School Accreditation Folder, 1975
2Backster Testimony, Undated
3Backester Zone Comparison Technique Notebook, Undated
4Case Log, 1959
5Cleve Backster Notes, Undated
6Comparative Technique, Undated
7Computerized Polygraph System (CPS), Undated
8Electrode Research Protects, Undated
9FT Gordon Case, Undated
10Future of the Polygraph in Research, Undated
11Interim Research Report, Undated
12Interpretation of Test Graphs Student Outline, Undated
13Keeler Polygraph Institute- Chart Interpretation, 1965
14Law Enforcement, Undated
15Law and Order- “Total Chart Minutes Concept”, Undated
16Lawyer’s Guide to Polygraph, Undated
17Miscellaneous Polygraph Research, Undated
18National Training Center of Lie Detection- Student Roster, 1962
19New York Law Journal, Undated
20Polygraph Loose, Undated
21Polygraph Technique- Past and Present, Undated
22Polygraph- Validity and Reliability, Undated
23Replications- Private, Undated
24Spindrift Information, Undated
25Spindrift Papers, Undated
26Spindrift Papers, Undated
27Spotlight Interview, Tom Valentine, 1986
28Steve Schutt, Undated
29U.S Army Military Police School Polygraph Course, Undated
30VideoTape Example, Undated
31Work Conference Notes, Undated
32Zone Comparison Test, Undated
 

XI: Research Lectures

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261Parapsychological Association, September 7, 1967
2Natural Food and Farming Club of Westchester, February 4, 1969
3American Association for Humanistic Psychology, August 11, 1969
4Hortus Club (New York), October 21, 1969
5New Life Clinic of Mt. Washington Methodist Church, January 11, 1970
6“Emotional Response in Plant Life", March 22, 1970
7Wainwright House, March 22, 1970
8Bucks County Seminar, April 19, 1970
9Reading Woman’s Club, April 25, 1970
10Western Electric Bell Labs Symposium, April 29, 1970
11A.R.E (Casey Foundation), May 8-9, 1970
12Life Energies Research, Inc., November 19-22, 1970
13Lambro, Edward- Immaculate Conception Seminar, March 31, 1971
14Leonard, Eve- Hood College Presentation, May 19, 1971
15University of Georgia, Garden Club, July 13, 1971
16Wainwright Center, December 8, 1971
17New Jersey Society of Parapsychology, June 9, 1972
18Millbrook Garden Club Talk, September 21, 1972
19Bell Laboratories, September 28, 1972
20American Association of Psychoanalysts, October 21, 1972
21Mind Science Foundation Talk, November 25-26, 1972
22Parker Chiropractic Foundation, January 19, 1973
23New Jersey Society of Parapsychology Seminar, June 8-10, 1973
24Prague Conference Correspondence, June, 1973
25Mind Science Foundation and Mind Control Conference, November 25, 1973
26Grossmont College Seminar, May 19, 1984
27Harrisburg Rotary Club, June 17, 1974
28San Diego County Library Lecture, October 3, 1974
29Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Grossmont College), October 4, 1974
30British Broadcasting Corporation “Q.E.D” Show, July, 1983
31Kay Sterner Group, Undated
32Prague Conference (Marcel Vogel), Undated
33Prague Conference (Misc), Undated
34Toronto Canada, International Festival of Esoteric Sciences and Yoga, Undated

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271Backster Festival, August 22-31, 1975
2Dallas Garden Center, July 7, 1975
3Scottsdale Arizona Talk, November 1, 1975
4Church of Religious Science, March 27, 1976
5University of California Department of Social Sciences, April 30, 1976
6Atlantis Conference, September 3-6 1976
7Association for Holistic Health and U.C.S.D Conference, September 3-9 1976
8Southwestern College Lecture- Chula Vista, California, September 17, 1976
9“The Great Debate”, October 16, 1976
10“Ushering in New Age” Conference, Novemner 5-7, 1976
11Northeastern University Lecture, November 30, 1976
12Roslen McKnight’s Program, December 4, 1976
13International Plant Consciousness Society Group, January 28, 1977
14California Parapsychology Foundation, January 30, 1977
15“The Mind Can Do Everything” Conference, April 2-3, 1977
16“It’s All In The Mind” Conference- Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 1977
17National Center for the Exploration of Human Potential (June 23, 1977), 1977
18Cancer Control Society (5th Annual Cancer Convention), July 2-4, 1977
19BBC- TV “Horizons” Documentary, August 22, 1977
20Santa Barbara City College (“Mind-SuperMind” Series), October 10, 1977
21NBC Special, November 11, 1977
22Its All in Your Mind, November 12-13, 1977
23Horizons of Consciousness, November 19, 1977
24NYC Wash-Richmond Trip, November 27- December 17, 1977
25International Plant Consciousness Research Society, January 28, 1979
26“Beyond Reason” TV Show (C.B.C- Toronto), March 28, 1979
27S.D. City College Science Seminar, May 29, 1980
28Silva Mind Control World Convention, July 19-20, 1980
29Schmeidler, Gertrude, Undated
30Moss, Therma, Undated
31Grad, Bernard, Undated
32Lewis, Al., Undated
33Inyushin, V.M, Undated
34Neeme, T., Undated
35Association for Research and Enlightenment Inc., Undated
Press Coverage
 

XII: Audio Visual Materials

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281Gateways to the Mind, undated Video Reel-Gateways to the Mind, undated, 1 video reel
2Hemo the Magnificent, undated, 1 video reel

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291Johnny Carson Show: Peter Tompkins, 28 February 1974 , 1 audio cassette
1Peter Tompkins: CBS Morning News, 20 December 1973, 1 audio cassette
1McDaniel’s Case, 26 October 1973, 1 audio cassette
1Gary T. Rowe, 13 September 1977, 1 audio cassette
1Judge Signiorelli Case, 13 April 1973, 1 audio cassette
1Dean’s Specific, 24 January 1973, 1 audio cassette
1Eleanor Bach, 9 October 1973, 1 audio cassette
1Donald Copeland, 1 October 1973, 1 audio cassette
1untitled, 27 February 1973, 1 audio cassette
1Cleve Backster Auditorium, 28 September 1972, 1 audio cassette
1Lenny Harrison Briefing on F. Lee Bailey Case, 13 September 1972, 1 audio cassette
1Eleanor Bach Cont., undated, 1 audio cassette
1Eleanor Bach, 18 April 1972, 1 audio cassette
1Astrology Reading Eleanor Bach, 30 December 1971 , 1 audio cassette
1Tri-Beta Biology Talk, 10 November 1971, 1 audio cassette
1Ontario Science Teachers Meeting, 7 November 1971, 1 audio cassette
1Astrology Reading (Eleanor Bach), 30 August 1971, 1 audio cassette
1Astrology Reading (By Eleanor Bach), 24 August 1971, 1 audio cassette
1Shelley, 13 June 1971, 1 audio cassette
1Theosophical Society, 14 February 1971, 1 audio cassette
1Grade School Group, 2 December 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Theosophy Society Talk, November 1970, 1 audio cassette
1N.C. State University Botany Seminar, 28 October 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Side 1: Letter to Mr. Cleve Backster, 12 August 1970; Side 2: Glycerin Soaked Paper Without Sound Pulsing, undated, 1 audio cassette
1Cleve Backster Talk, 27 July 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Side 1: New Philodendron Faraday Shield only 1 Yard From Plant; Side 2: Low Level Noise of Same Leaf in an Inactive State, 30 June 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Dr. Scot Morris Interview with Cleve Backster, 28 August 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Alan Oken Reading, 11 August 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Cleve Backster Talk, 27 July 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Astrological Reading (Alan Oken), 15 July 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Ed Harvey Show CBS, 2 July 1970c, 1 audio cassette
1Edgar Cayce Foundation Talk, 8 May 1970, 1 audio cassette
1A.R.E., 9 May 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Cleve Backster Talk: Bell Labs-Western Electric (copy), 29 April 1970c, 1 audio cassette
1Cleve Backster Talk: Bell Labs-Western Electric (original), 29 April 1970, 1 audio cassette
1Woman’s Club of Reading (PA), 25 April 1970, 1 audio cassette
2George B. Johnson (New Hampshire Case), 1 May 1974, 1 audio cassette
2Sherman, 1974, 1 audio cassette
2Ruth Howard, 1974, 1 audio cassette
2Walter McGraw, 1975, 1 audio cassette
2Backster, Galston, Kmetz-Host: Farber, 1975, 1 audio cassette
2Joanne Hess (Astrology Reading), February 1974, 1 audio cassette
2Linda Goodman Speaking in Tongues, 13 April 1975, 1 audio cassette
2Cleve Backster Lecture, 17 April 1975, 1 audio cassette
2Cleve Backster San Diego State Talk, 17 April 1975, 1 audio cassette
2Barbara Fruin Sitow, 22 April 1973, 1 audio cassette
2ABC Wide World Special, Milde Connors Commentator, 23 April 1975, 1 audio cassette
2CBS Special JFK Assassination, 26 November 1975, 1 audio cassette
2Travis Walton, 1 audio cassette
Side 1: Interview (By Fred Sylvanus) with Mike Rogers and Duane Walton on 11/8/1975, while Travis was still “missing” (All of 1st side and 1/3 of 2nd side). Travis Walton’s first public account of his alleged abduction KOOL-TV, Phoenix Dec. 1975; Side 2: Rogers/ Walton Con. (15 min) Travis Walton tells story 1st time on KOOL-TV, Phoenix: Dec. 1975
2Electrical Responses of Plants to External Stimuli session 1 of 2, 1975, 1 audio cassette
2Electrical Responses of Plants to External Stimuli session 2 of 2, 1975, 1 audio cassette
2UC Irvine, 1976, 1 audio cassette
2Cleve Backster Lecture It’s All in the Mind, 2 April 1977, 1 audio cassette
2Fritjof Capra (Santa Monica) It’s All in the Mind, 2 April 1977, 1 audio cassette
2Cleve Backster (Phoenix) It’s All in the Mind, 18 June 1977, 1 audio cassette
2Language Lesson, 15 June 1977, 1 audio cassette
2Cleve Backster Language Lesson, 7 July 1977, 1 audio cassette
2Gary T. Rowe, September 13, 1977, 1 audio cassette
2Neuroscience Workshop, 6 November 1977, 1 audio cassette
2Coping with Stress: Effects on Somatic Illness, Morale, & Social Functions by Richard S. Lazarus, Ph.D., 1978, 1 audio cassette
2UFO 79 Symposium: Using Polygraph in UFO CEs, 7 May 1980, 1 audio cassette
2Stevie Wonder’s Journey through the Secret Life of Plants, 1979, 1 audio cassette
2Andrew Robertson Poly Exam (Chuck Sevilla Case), 14 April 1980, 1 audio cassette
2FYI Radio 910, undated, 1 audio cassette
2Side 1: James A. Matte on radio show-WGR-55 Buffalo, NY Moderator John Otto/Dr. Lyyken, April 1982 Side 2: James A. Matte on TV program ‘Confrontation’ Buffalo, NY. WBEN-TV Channel 4 Labor Union, May 1982, 1 audio cassette
2Cleve Backster Horoscope Linda Goodman Reading, 14 March 1983, 1 audio cassette
2Polygraph examination of Smith, Marshall, 22 March 1983 , 1 audio cassette
2Guzman Interview, 11 January 1985, 1 audio cassette
2Cleve Backster Presentation on Research, 20 February 1985, 1 audio cassette
2Gunther A. Fralob, 12 April 1989, 1 audio cassette
2CH of RBLIG. Science, 30 July 1985, 1 audio cassette
2Bill Scheur Telephone Call, Discussing APA Research, 16 August 1985, 1 audio cassette
2Lazar Interview, 17 October 1989, 1 audio cassette
3Travis Walton Case, 12 March 1993, 1 audio cassette
3Side 1: Mike Rogers Call; Side 2: Gilson Call, 29 March 1993, 1 audio cassette
3Walter McGraw Meeting 2, undated; Side 2: Walter McGraw Meeting 3, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Walter McGraw Meeting 4, undated, 1 audio cassette
3R. Galston (intro. And early part of lect.), undated, 1 audio cassette
3Test Joe Guzman, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Robert Andrew (Arson Exam), undated, 1 audio cassette
3Maria-From Living Language Course, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Side 1: R-R (small amount); Side 2: All, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Film Soundtrack, undated, 1 audio cassette
3UC Irvine Cleve Backster Conclusions, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Backster Rebuttal, Question and Answer Period, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Smith, M., undated, 1 audio cassette
3UFO Tape, 10 December 1971, 1 audio cassette
3David Raskine Exam (Ref. Bill Gray and US Attorney Req.), undated, 1 audio cassette
3Master Tape Piano Talk, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Dr. Backster from Robert Kier, undated , 1 audio cassette
3Superbowl Split Screening, January 1994, 1 audio cassette
3White Cell Session, 18 August 1993, 1 audio cassette
3White Cell Session, 18 August 1993, 1 audio cassette
3White Cell Session, 9 April 1992, 1 audio cassette
3Doc Lew Childre Heart Zones, undated, 1 audio cassette
3Call to Doug Hamilton, 22 March 1991, 1 audio cassette
3Michael Wright Exam, 27 December 1988, 1 audio cassette
3Bob Stone Lab Visit, 25 November 1988, 1 audio cassette
3Tape to Bob Stone, 11 November 1988, 1 audio cassette
3Tape to Bob Stone, 3 November 1988, 1 audio cassette
3Robin Sestero Lab Visit Backster Research Find (San Diego) Key Explanations from White Cell Video Tape, 23 August 1988, 1 audio cassette
3Garvey Center 10th INTL. Conference (Wichita, Kansas) Lecture, 24 September 1987, 1 audio cassette
3Phoenix, Arizona Radio Talk Show, 15 August 1987, 1 audio cassette
3Michael Parrer Exam (Cheats in Progress), 19 May 1987, 1 audio cassette
3KFYI Radio (Phoenix, Arizona), 23 February 1986, 1 audio cassette
3Side 1: Tom Valentine Interview, 17 January 1986; Side 2: Tom Valentine 2nd Interview, 7 March 1986, 1 audio cassette

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30“Fire”, 8 May 1977, 1 video cassette

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30Session, undated, 1 video cassette

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30Fish Observation, 7 February 1979, 1 video cassette

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30Fish Observation, 3 May 1979, 1 video cassette

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30Steve Mateer Test Session, 28 November 1982, 1 video cassette

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30Joe Cameron, 11 November 1982, 1 video cassette

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30In Search of Other Voices, undated, 1 video cassette

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30The Guardian Part II, undated, 1 video cassette

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30Untitled, 4 April 1979, 1 video cassette

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31Dr. David Moore Tape, 5 March 1974, 1 recording tape

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31David Moore “Treatment”, 9 April 1974, 1 recording tape

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31“Treatment” Dr. David Moore, 23 March 1974, 1 recording tape

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31“Dr. David Moore Tape “Meditation”, 12 March 1974, 1 recording tape

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31Untitled, 23 March 1974, 1 recording tape

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31David Moore Treatment, 26 February 1970, 1 recording tape

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31Dr. David Moore “Treatment” (Version One), undated, 1 recording tape

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31“Meditation” Dr. David Moore, 23 March 1974, 1 recording tape

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31Cleve Backster Life Reading (Part I), 9 November 1970, 1 recording tape

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31Cleve Backster Life Reading (Part II), 9 November 1970 , 1 recording tape

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31Meow Tape, 4 August 1984 , 1 recording tape

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32Mark Hicks Lab Unit (Yogurt Session), 15 July 1986, 1 video cassette

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32White Cell Session, 7 January 1989, 1 video cassette

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32APA Mock Trial, 7 August 1979, 1 video cassette

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32Secret Life of Plants Movie Footage, 28 February 1984, 1 video cassette and 1 CD

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32The Green Machine PBS, May 1980, 1 video cassette and 1 CD

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32Untitled, 1999, 1 VHS tape

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32White Cell Test Session, 13 September 1988, 1 video cassette

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32White Cell Session, 2 January 1987, 1 video cassette

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32White Cell Session, 22 August 1988, 1 video cassette

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32Untitled, 1999, 1 video cassette

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32Myra Crawford, 30 January 2007, 1 VHS and 1 CD
 

XIII: Miscellaneous

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33Publications and Other Press Coverage, undated

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3413 Chrono. Copies of Time Magazine, 24 January 1969
2Backster Foundation Activity Log, 1966-1971
3Backster Protocols, undated
4Brazil, 1976-1977
5Charts, undated
6Coast to Coast Radio Interviews, 2004-2007
7Convergence the Movie, 2006
8Electronic Marvel Weeds Out Dishonest and Unfit Applicants, 1956
9David Goodman, 2005
10Do Animals Think?, 1987-1988
11Evidence of Etra-Sensory Plant Perception in Plant Life, 1968
12Evidence of a Primary Perception in a Plant Life, 1968
13Evidence of Primary Perception in Plant Life Master Revision, 1968
14Fickett, David, 1990s
15Flower Recall (Russian Language), 1972
16For France Visit, undated
17Fort Gordon, August 1971
18Franci Miscellaneous, 2006
19Military Police Journal, 1963-1964
20Miscellaneous, 1980s
21Miscellaneous, 1980s
22Miscellaneous, 1940s-1970s
23Miscellaneous, 1950s-1990s

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351Miscellaneous, 2003-2006
2National Wildlife, 1969-1971
3Newsclips for Reproductions, undated
4Robert Stone "Celestial 911: Call Your Right Brain For Answers" Unedited Manuscripts, 1997
5Notes From Session, 5 February 1996
6Partin-Hoffa Life Article, undated
7Plant Experiments Playboy Magazine, undated
8Primary Perception Draft (1 of 2), 1966
9Primary Perception Draft (2 of 2), 1966
10Research, 1973-1978
11Spotlight, 7 April 1986
12Tissue Culture, 1976
13Uniform Designation of Test and Question Types, undated