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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence 1962 - 1983

Series II: Newspaper Clippings and printed materials, 1962 - 1983 1962 - 1983

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Gertrude Maurin correspondence, 1962-1983 MS 405



creator crp Maurin, Gertrude
Title: Gertrude Maurin correspondence
Dates: 1962-1983
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from Gertrude Maurin with Dr. Joseph Banks Rhine, Dr. Louisa E. Rhine, Dr. Marie Higbee Avery, and other individuals connected with the Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory, the Institute for Parapsychology, and the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man in Durham, North Carolina. Most of the correspondence is incoming, although a few manuscript drafts of outgoing letters exist. Generally, the correspondence concerns Miss Maurin’s support of the institutions. Also included are letters from her attorney and bankers.
Identification: MS 405
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Gertrude Maurin graduated from Rice University in 1922. She was a long-time supporter and donor to the Duke Parapsychology Lab, later named the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man (FRNM) and the Institute for Parapsychology. Maurin had a long correspondence with Dr. Joseph Banks Rhine, head of the institute. Maurin mentioned in her letters both her ESP and her apport experiences. She donated more than $20,000 to the institute over a 20 year span.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence from Gertrude Maurin with Dr. Joseph Banks Rhine, Dr. Louisa E. Rhine, Dr. Marie Higbee Avery, and other individuals connected with the Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory, the Institute for Parapsychology, and the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man in Durham, North Carolina. Most of the correspondence is incoming, although a few manuscript drafts of outgoing letters exist. Generally, the correspondence concerns Miss Maurin’s support of the institutions. Also included are letters from her attorney and bankers.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Gertrude Maurin Correspondence must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

corrrespondence
Psychical research
Parapsychology
Duke University. Parapsychology Laboratory
Telemetry
Extrasensory perception
American Society for Psychical Research
Silva, Jose -- Correspondence
Manning, Matthew -- Correspondence
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Huxley, Aldous -- Correspondence
Owen, A. R. G. (Alan Robert George)
Rhine, Louisa E. -- Correspondence
Rhine, J.B. (Joseph Banks) -- Correspondence
Maurin, Gertrude
Mitchell, Edgar D. -- Correspondence
Carrington, Hereward -- Correspondence
Geller, Uri -- Correspondence
Levy, Walter J., Jr. -- Correspondence
Dixon, Jeanne
Sinclair, Upton
Velikovsky, Immanuel -- Correspondence
Jule Eisenbud, M.D. -- Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gertrude Maurin Correspondence, 1962-1983 MS 405 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift donated by Miss Gertrude Maurin on June 17, 1987.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence 1962 - 1983

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1 Avery, Marie Higbee, correspondence 1964 - 1970
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2 Rao, K.R., correspondence 1980 - 1982
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3 Rhine, Joseph Banks, correspondence 1962 - 1966
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4 Rhine, Joseph Banks, correspondence 1967 - 1969
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5 Rhine, Joseph Banks, correspondence 1970 - 1972
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6 Rhine, Joseph Banks, correspondence 1973 - 1979
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7 Rhine, Joseph Banks death Feb. 20, 1980
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8 Rhine, Louisa E., correspondence 1967 - 1982
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9 Rhine, Louisa E. death March 17, 1983

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Series II: Newspaper Clippings and printed materials, 1962 - 1983 1962 - 1983

Folder
10 Newspaper Clippings, articles, reviews
Folder
11 Foundation for research in the Nature of Man, meeting notices/agendas/minutes, reports, correspondence 1962 - 1983

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