Janet Lee Mitchell papers
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Janet Lee Mitchell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Mitchell, previous hitJanet Lee next hit
Title: Janet Lee next hit Mitchell papers
Dates: 1971-1974
Quantity: 2.21 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of previous hitJanet Lee next hit Mitchell, researcher in extrasensory perception and psychokinesis.
Identification: MS-0073

Biographical/Historical Note

previous hitJanet Lee next hit Mitchell, born 1936, received her Ph.D. from City University of New York in experimental cognition. She performed laboratory research regarding extrasensory perception (ESP) in New York for 15 years. She is a former professor at Yavapai College in Arizona, and has lectured, appeared on radio and television, and written numerous publications on parapsychological topics. (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/shangobooks)

Her works include Out-of-Body Experiences: A Handbook (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1981), and Conscious Evolution (New York: Ballantine Books, 1990).

Scope and Content Note

Electroencephalography (EEG) charts with notes dated 1971-1974. The EECs were housed in seven (7) robin's egg blue colored boxes. In addition to EEG charts, item 1 in box 1 contains a copy of Psychology Today, October 1973, and two numbered diagrams. And, item 3 in box 2 contains a handwritten note by Janet Mitchell dated January 16, 1974.

Series II contains annotated charts, correspondence, notes, recordings, and other materials which largely pertain to Mitchell's experiments with psychokinesis (PK). The charts relate to thirteen table levitation experiments that she conducted in 1972-1973. Also included is correspondence with Kenneth Batcheldor, Colin Brookes-Smith, and Gertrude Schmeidler, on the topic of PK.


In Series I, materials arrived to UWG housed in seven (7) boxes. Boxes were retained.

Index Terms

Mitchell, previous hitJanet Lee, 1936--Archives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

previous hitJanet Lee next hit Mitchell papers, Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of previous hitJanet Lee next hit Mitchell, June 2016. First materials arrived March 2018. The second grouping of materials were donated by Donna L. McCormick in January 2019.

Processing Information note

Processed by Russ Lenox, 2018 and Blynne Olivieri, 2019.



Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Container List


Series I: EEG Charts



11EEG Box 1. Swann #12 EMs (36,501-37,000), 1971-1973
2EEG Box 2. Swann (8), 1972
3EEG Box 3. Swann (9), 1972
4EEG Box 4. Swann Precog #1 (58,501-59,000), 1972-1973



21EEG Box 5. Swann #10 (57,501-58,000), 1972
2EEG Box 6. Swann Precog #2 (46,001-46,500), 1973
3EEG Box 7. Precog #5 (28,501-29,000), 1972-1974

Series II: Papers



31"Addendum," unsigned, undated
2"Appendix 1," Kenneth J. Batcheldor, 1968
3Charts - Table Levitations, 1972-1973
4College of Psychic Studies (London) - Autumn Session bulletin, 1975
5Correspondence, 1970-1978, 2018
6Daventry PK Sittings, No. 65-71 (Audio Cassette), undated
7Daventry PK Sittings, No. 65-71 (CD), undated
9Notes, undated
10"Outline of the Programme of the Geoffrey Hill Group", approx. 1970s
11Photographs - in England, 1975
12"Proposed Long-Range 'Triangular' ESP Latency Experiment...," Colin Brookes-Smith, 1974
13"The Religious Experience Research Unit, Manchester College, Oxford," Alister Hardy, 1968