Collection RC0637 - Timothy Leary collection

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Timothy Leary collection

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  • 1961-1967 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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Timothy Leary was born 22 October 1920 in Springfield, Massachusetts. In the 1950s and 1960s he taught psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University. He was a proponent of the drug culture in the 1960s and experimented with consciousness-altering drugs such as LSD.

A prolific author, he wrote an autobiography, Flashbacks (1983). He died on 31 May 1996.

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The collection consists of articles by and interviews with Leary.

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The collection was acquired in the 1970s.


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No further accruals are expected.

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