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Correspondence – Amityville, 1978-1980

 File — Box: 116, Folder: 5
Identifier: II

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection contains the correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, artifacts (including targets for experiments and cutlery bent allegedly through psychokinesis), audio-visual recordings, and other materials pertaining to the work of William G. Roll in the field of parapsychology. Parapsychology explores the existence and causes of psychic abilities and paranormal phenomenon. Other terms for this field include: paraphysics, psychical research, psi phenomena, and psi research.

Roll's papers particularly focus on ESP and linkages to poltergeists, near-death experiences, and other psi phenomena.

Approximately 38 boxes of English, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese and other language parapsychology serials representing likely over 100 distinct titles have been separated for cataloging. These items can be found in the Library's catalog by searching William G. Roll as the former owner. These serials may have been part of the Psychical Research Foundation [PRF] library when PRF relocated to West Georgia College in 1986 however they are unmarked and unstamped so that possibility cannot be verified. These titles will be cataloged beginning February 2016 and the William G. Roll serials cataloging project may take up to 2 years to complete. When cataloged, the titles will be available in Special Collections.

Dates

  • 1978-1980

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users. Because social security numbers or other materials with privacy concerns may be present, the Head of Special Collections will preview boxes before serving them to patrons.

Extent

From the Collection: 180.53 Linear feet (224 boxes and 1OV item)

Language

From the Collection: English