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Jennifer Ulrich Interviews Michael Horowitz Re: The Archival Catastrophe of 1975 and the Birth of ARCANA

Michael Horowitz, Dr. Timothy Leary’s Archivist, 1970 to the present Jennifer Ulrich, over at the New York Public Library (where Dr. Leary’s archives now live), has a new post about “The Archival Catastrophe of 1975,” when the Feds took possession of the archives and put Michael Horowitz, Tim’s archivist since 1970, on the stand in […]

Never Before Published Transcript of a Conversation Between John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Timothy Leary and Rosemary Leary – at the Montreal Bed-In, May 1969

Copyright 2012 Dr. Timothy Leary’s Futique Trust Michael Horowitz, Tim’s longtime archivist and contributing editor to this website, has brought us this transcript from a tape recording of a conversation between Timothy and Rosemary Leary and John Lennon and Yoko Ono, which he found buried in his personal archives. From Michael: “Back in 1984, Tim […]

Latest NYPL Post on Processing the Leary Papers: Annotations and Fact Clarification

Jennifer Ulrich is the archivist in charge of processing the Timothy Leary Papers at the New York Public Library, their new home. She’s been blogging about the entire process, and providing a few peeks inside at a few goodies while she’s at it. Jennifer’s latest post provides documentation directly from the archives that will correct […]

Timothy Leary Makes a Surprise Visit to Liberty Plaza

Michael Horowitz, Tim’s longtime friend and archivist, claims he overheard the following imaginary conversation: Tim: I like your mask. I had one like that I wore at the Swiss Mardi Gras back in 1972, when Nixon’s agents were chasing me across four continents. Anonymous: We Are Anonymous. Leary: I should have been more anonymous, but […]

Rex Morgan Clippings from 1966

From the archives of Michael Horowitz. Michael sez: “1966 was the year LSD was banned, Millbrook was raided, and Tim was sentenced to 30 years for the Laredo border bust. Here is evidence that even the comics were on his case. These two strips are all I have of the story that went on at […]

Timothy Leary Speaking Engagement Ad – 1969 Village Voice

The Electric Circus (formerly the Dom) was THE venue of the hip heads of the Lower East Side during the mid to late 1960s. Lots of  60′s rock bands played there. Andy Warhol staged his Exploding Plastic Inevitable there. The Velvet Underground was, for a time, the house band. Tim headlined three nights there in […]

1970′s News Clipping of Rosemary’s “Conspire-In Blowout”

Michael Horowitz thought we might enjoy a few tidbits from his own personal archives… This picture on the left was published on March 25, 1970. We’re not sure what the publication was. From Michael: “Rosemary did a benefit for Tim after his bail was taken away in an Orange County courtroom. Tim was jailed, and […]

Dr. Ralph Metzner Comments A Bit On All the Recent Press

Here’s Ralph’s post on his own blog about the last few weeks of press on the archives. Ralph was a graduate student at Harvard, working on his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, which he received.  He took graduate classes with Leary and Alpert, was introduced to psilocybin mushrooms, and became a research assistant on the Harvard […]

The Economist Weighs In: “Research into hallucinogenic drugs begins to shake off decades of taboo”

Nice to see that, for the most part, the Economist gets it! This piece keeps an open mind about the potential benefits of this research finally being published and made publicly available. Acid tests: Research into hallucinogenic drugs begins to shake off decades of taboo Excerpted from the article: “These papers will be interesting not […]

New York Magazine Article On A Bad Trip

Timothy’s longtime archivist Michael Horowitz sent this comment on the piece in New York Magazine (June 27 issue): The New York Magazine writer who covered the recent acquisition of the Timothy Leary archives by the New York Public Library seems to have a morbid interest in descriptions of the worst moments of people’s psychedelic trips.  […]