Survival Research Newsletters and Periodicals Collection

Inventory prepared by Jarad Buckwold and Samantha Booth
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(February 25, 2013)
(December 2015)

Finding aid encoded by Jarad Buckwold and Andrea Martin (February 25, 2013)(January 2016)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba

Creator:
Survival Research Newsletters and Periodicals Collection

Title:
Surviavl Research Newsletters and Periodical Collection

Dates:
1986-2015

Quantity:
0.26 metres of textual records

Identification:
MSS 374 (A11-62, A15-139)

English

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Administrative History of the Survival Research Newsletters and Periodicals Collection

The Survival Research Institute of Canada was founded in 1991. The institute aimed to pursue and promote studies in the field of survival research, which is investigation into whether some part of the human consciousness or personality, commonly referred to as spirit, survives physical death and whether that spirit is able to communicate with the living. Based in Victoria, BC, its representatives carry out the following activities: undertaking research into the history of Spiritualism and psychical research in Canada (including study of the work of Canadian psychical researcher, Dr. Thomas Glendenning Hamilton, and the relationship of Spiritualist table-tilting phenomena documented by Hamilton and others to theories about psychokinesis); taking part in experiments connected to evidence of spirit survival brought through mediumship; sponsoring public education on subjects relevant to survival research through workshops, lectures, and demonstrations of mediumship; participating in media interviews; presenting academic lectures in Canada, the United States and Europe; and directing relevant records of Canadian organizations and individuals to appropriate archival repositories. On May 24, 2000, the institute was federally incorperated and became a registered charity. The founding members were: Walter Meyer zu Erpen and Debra Barr, two noted Canadian archivists, Walter Keoki Quan, Claus Michael Thomsen, Janice Irene Stromgren, Paul Dennis Biscop, and Lolita Nevon Wilson.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection was arranged in part by the transferring agent in accordance with specifications he provided. This collection consists of 218 newsletters, journals and other publications created by Spiritualist churches and organizations between the 1980s and 2011 which have been collected by the Survival Research Institute of Canada. The collection takes up 0.26 linear metres of shelf space and is fully textual. The items and folders were organized by the transfering agent and are divided by publication. Publications and papers bound together by staples, archival clips or other means were done so by the transfering agent and thus are treated as a single record, even those which contain what could be considered more than one document. In 2015 a second accession was added to the collection (A15-139), this consisted of 12 additional items which were interfiled with the first accession. Box 1, Folder 8; and Box 4, Folder 7 were updated with new issues, and a periodical from 1991 was added to Box 4, Folder 6.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Related Materials

This collection is one of a series of fonds and collections transferred to the archives by Walter Meyer zu Erpen of the Survival Research Institute of Canada related to survival and parapsychology research. Other such fonds and collections transferred by Meyer zu Erpen are the Survival Research Institute of Canada fonds (MSS 372; A11-60), A.R.G. (George) and Iris M. Owen fonds (MSS 373, PC 328, EL 38; A11-61), Debra Barr and Walter Meyer zu Erpen Research and Publication Collection (MSS 375; A11-63), Jenny O'Hara Pincock fonds (MSS 376; A11-64), Spiritualist Hymnals and Manuals Collection (MSS 377; A11-65), Kenneth J. Batcheldor fonds (MSS 378, EL 39; A11-66), Mary Olga Park fonds (MSS 380; A11-71), Albert Batten fonds (MSS 379, PC 329, EL 40; A11-67), Howard Reed fonds (MSS 381, EL 41; A11-107). Also related, but not transferred by Meyer zu Erpen, is the Hamilton Family fonds (Mss 14, Pc 12, Tc 70; A.79-21, A.79-41, A.79-52, A.79-56, A.79-65, A.80-08, A.80-25, A.81-09, A.86-56)

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Custodial History

The collection was donated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen in 2011 and 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Survival Research Newsletters and Periodicals Collection [ 1986-2012 ]
BoxFolder
11 Alpha Print Pty. Ltd. - Psychic Science News-Magazine 1957
2 The ARC (Awarenes, Reality, Consciousness) News 1988
3 Barbanell, Maurice - Psychic Truth 1946-1947
4 Bodin, Ed - Spirit World 1947
5 British Astrological and Psychic Society 1997
6 Canadian Healing Exchange Association - Healing Exchange News 1989
7 Canadian Psychic Research Centre - Psychic Power 1976
8 Christian Spiritual Ministries Inc. - The Digest 2002; 2008-2015
9 Community Spiritualist Church - Circle of Light 1999
10 Cosmic Light Press - Cosmic Light 1967, 1967
11 Church of Religion Research - Religious Research Journal 1991-1993
12 Church of Spiritualist Truth - Quest 1970
13 Church of the White Eagle, Star Centre for the Americas - Newsletter for the Americas 1990-1991
14 Denton, Leigh and June - Chimes 1950, 1964-1965
15 The Eagleye Management Group - Egleye 1995-1996, 2001
16 Elodia Castol de Benavides 1956-1967
17 Dorothy Jeanne Engst - True Blue Spirit 2008-2009
BoxFolder
21 Fate Magazine - Fate 1980, 1983
2 The Gateway Centre Spiritualist Church - That's the Spirit 1991-2002
3 Greater World Christian Spiritualist Leage - The Greater World (1937-1959) 1937-1959
4 Greater World Christian Spiritualist League - The Greater World (1960-1969) 1960-1969
5 Greater World Christian Spiritualist League - The Greater World (1970-1973) 1970-1973
6 Greater World Christian Spiritualist League - The Greater World (1981-1986) 1981-1986
7 Greater World Christian Spiritualist League - The Greater World (1988-1991) 1988-1991
BoxFolder
31 W.E. Harrison - The London Spiritualist 1957
2 The Healer Publishing Company - The Spiritual Healer (1963-1971) 1963-1971
3 The Healer Publishing Company - The Spiritual Healer (1972) 1972
4 The Healer Publishing Company - The Spiritual Healer (1973) 1973
5 The Healer Publishing Company - The Spiritual Healer (1974-1975) 1974-1975
6 The Healer Publishing Company - The Spiritual Healer (1978-1980) 1978-1980
7 The Hydesville Healing Shrine - Spiritual Digest of Hydesville 1952, 1962
BoxFolder
41 IARP - Research for Religion and Parapsychology 1982, 1983
2 IARP - Institute for Religious Psychology Newsletter 1982, 1983
3 Inner Quest Foundation - Direct Voice 1994-1997
4 International Association of Near-Death Studies - Vital Signs 1998
5 International General Assembly of Spiritualists - The Journal 1990-1997
6 International Spiritualist Federation - Yours Fraternally - 1991; 1999-2004 1991; 1999-2004
7 International Spiritualist Federation - Yours Fraternally - 2005-2015 2005-2015
BoxFolder
51 Japan Psychic Science Association, Inc. - Psychical Research and Spiritualism 1957
2 Leicester Progressive Spiritualist Church Hymn Sheet [date?]
3 London District Council SNU - London Chronicle 1969
4 The Lynwood Fellowship of Spiritual and Metaphysical Studies - The Lynwood Fellowship 1999
5 The National Spiritualist Association - The National Spiritualist Summit 1985, 1989, 2002
6 Norwich Christian Spiritualist Church - Friend 1970-1981
7 The Psychic Society of Alberta - New Dimesnsions 1988
8 Psychic Systems Research - Psi-scene 1980, 1983
9 Dr. C.S. Ramaswami Iyer - Life 1956-1957
10 Renaissance Spirituelle Française - Force Spirituelle 1961
11 Royal Oak Christian Spiritualist Church - Seekers Newsletter 200-2003
12 Shared Vision - Shared Vision 1990
13 Shinri-Jikko-Kai (Truth-Practicing-Society) - The Cosmos 1957-1958
14 Sommer, Andreas - Human Nature 1999
15 The Spiritual Truth Mission - Wisdom Magazine 1962
16 The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain - Service 1986
17 The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain - Spiritualist Gazette 1972-1973, 1986
18 Spiritualist Church of Canada - The Light Within 1994-1997
19 The Spiritualist Information Service -Sei 1994-1995
20 Spiritualist Publication Collection - Publication Lists 1980s
BoxFolder
61 Springdale Church - Spiritual Information Bulletin 1991-1995
2 Syncronicity Publishing Ltd. - Syncronicity : The Magazine 1996, 2000
3 Tone Magazine - Tone 1996
4 Toronto Spiritualist Temple - Digest 1965-1967, 1996
5 Two Worlds Publishing Co. - Two Worlds (1953-1960) 1953-1960
6 Two Worlds Publishing Co. - Two Worlds (1961-1972) 1961-1972
7 Two Worlds Publishing Co. - Two Worlds (1975-1983) 1975-1983
8 Two Worlds Publishing Co. - Two Worlds (1983-1989) 1983-1989
9 White Eagle Lodge (Ontario Daughter Lodge) - Drumbeat 2000

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