The William Perry Bentley Papers comprise research files on parapsychology, correspondence, publications, organizational records and reports, event information, audio recordings, and photographs. Organizations represented in the collection include The Society for Psychical Research, the Texas Society for Psychical Research, the Parapsychological Association, the American Society for Psychical Research, the Psychical Society, the Psychical Research Foundation, the Foundation for Integrated Education, and the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man. Events documented by the collection include the International Conference of Parapsychological Studies at Utrecht and the Colloquium On the Nature of Man. Correspondents or subjects of research include Eileen Garrett, Hornell Hart, F. L. Kunz, Karlis Osis, Merta May Parkinson, J. G. Pratt, J. B. Rhine, and Minnie Meserve Soule. Date range: 1948-1974.
Extent: 8 boxes (8 linear feet) [Boxes 1537-1543, 740L (future 1544)].
Gift of William Perry Bentley, 1971.
Collection BLA 9.