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Letters to a "Heretic" (fan mail?), 1951-1966
Collection Description & Creator Information
The papers are voluminous: published and unpublished manuscripts with related subject files, an autobiographical manuscript, lectures, personal and professional correspondence, legal documents, works of others, 63 microfilm, magnetic film reels, photographs, and miscellaneous papers including clippings and magazine articles. Included are original signed letters from Albert Einstein; several Velikovsky letters, manuscripts, and notes annotated by Einstein; one original signed note card from Sigmund Freud; and a signed letter from C. G. Jung and one from Eugen Bleuler. In addition, the collection contains T. O. Thackrey's file of correspondence regarding Professor Harlow Shapley's criticism of Worlds in Collision and of Velikovsky himself, several folders of original letters from Horace Kallen, a large file of correspondence primarily related to professional and scientific reactions to Velikovsky's theories, and a number of offprints of early (1931-1937) Velikovsky articles.
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Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Special Requirements for Access:
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media, but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Public Services staff.
- Credit this material:
Letters to a "Heretic" (fan mail?); Immanuel Velikovsky Papers, C0968, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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