Edgar Cayce Foundation

Edgar Cayce Foundation

DeLaski Education Center, Association for Research and Enlightenment campus

Edgar and Gertrude Cayce, 1903


Name of institution: Edgar Cayce Foundation
Mailing address: 215 67th St
City: Virginia Beach
Country: United States
Email address: jessica.newell@edgarcayce.org
Website: edgarcaycefoundation.org

Your collections page relating to parapsychology holdings:


Description of your institution:

During Edgar Cayce’s lifetime, the records of the psychic readings he gave were his personal property. After his death, they became the property of his sons, Hugh Lynn Cayce and Edgar Evans Cayce, and his secretary, Gladys Davis Turner. They were stored in the Cayce home and office. In February 1948, the Edgar Cayce Foundation (E.C.F. or “the Foundation”) was chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide permanent legal and physical custody of historical resources including: The Edgar Cayce readings themselves and various compilations of extracts from the readings, including microfilm and electronic copies, related correspondence and records, such as original stenographer notebooks, appointment books, research studies and reports on the readings, indexes and inventories, reports of preservation activities, photographs, sound and video recordings, correspondence, business papers, and files of Hugh Lynn Cayce, Gladys Davis Turner, and other early staff members. Other materials include lectures and other writings by Edgar Cayce, Hugh Lynn Cayce, Gladys Davis Turner, and others who donated their records to the Foundation. The archive also preserves various Cayce Family papers and memorabilia as well as official historical and business records for the A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment), E.C.F., and Atlantic University. Hugh Lynn Cayce had an interest in parapsychology and undertook research as well as maintained correspondence with members of the field, including J.B. Rhine and Hans Holzer.

Description of how and when your institution started acquiring archival, library or artifact collections relating to parapsychology:

Collecting began with the establishment of the Edgar Cayce Foundation in 1948.

Your main collections in the field, including the names of prominent creators:

  • Cayce Family Collection
  • The Edgar Cayce Readings
  • Association of National Investigators Collection
  • Association for Research and Enlightenment Collection
  • Edgar Cayce Foundation Collection
  • Prominent creators: Edgar Cayce, Gertrude Cayce, Hugh Lynn Cayce, Gladys Davis Turner

Finding aids for your main parapsychology collections:


Any relevant external websites of prominent creators of your holdings:


Published works created using your parapsychology collections, including books, plays, artwork, both non-fiction and fiction:

There is a River, by Thomas Sugrue (1942)
Hugh Lynn Cayce: About My Father’s Business: The Incredible Story of Edgar Cayce’s Son, by A. Robert Smith (1988)


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