University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Description of your institution:

Name of institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mailing address: Special Collections, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21228, U.S.A.
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Description of how and when your institution started acquiring archival, library or artifact collections relating to parapsychology:

The UMBC Special Collections began collecting parapsychology materials with the donation of the first donation of the “Jule Eisenbud Collection on Ted Serios and Thoughtographic Photography” in 2002.  The Denver Public Library, holder of the collection, did not feel that the material fit with their collections,so in consultation with the Eisenbud family determined to send the collection to UMBC.

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

UMBC also holds a parapsychology book collection.

Finding aids for your main parapsychology collections:

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

Ted Serios: Serien by Romeo Grŭnfelder. Hamburg: Textem Verlag, 2016 [563 page book]

Polaroid: the Magic Material by Florian Kaps. London: First Frances Lincoln Edition, 2016 [240 page book]

Kella: Super-Illusion, The Wondrous World of Ted Serios, exhibition at Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki Finland, November 25-December 18, 2016 [exhibition curated by Marjaana Kella of about 40 photographs along with other photographs and a film by Rebecca Baron]

Tour de Force by Rebecca Baron, 2014 [29 minute film]

Psychic Projections/Photographic Impressions: Paranormal Photographs from the Jule Eisenbud Collection on Ted Serios, exhibition at UMBC, January 26-March 27, 2011 [exhibition of about 80 photographs curated by Emily Hauver]


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