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Friday, June 17, 2011

The New York Public Library acquiresTimothy Leary archive

The New York Public Library acquiresTimothy Leary archiveThe New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division has acquired over 300 boxes of material belonging to influential psychologist and author Timothy Leary, whose advocacy of the use psychedelic substances to promote psychological well-being, increased creativity, and spiritual renewal made him a key figure in the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. The Timothy Leary papers amount to 412 linear feet of letters, manuscripts, research documents, notes, legal and financial records, printed materials, photographs, video and audio tapes, CDs and DVDs, posters and flyers, and artifacts, dating from Leary's youth in the 1920s until his death in 1997

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