Fonds MSS 459 (A15-77) - Erlendur Haraldsson fonds

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Erlendur Haraldsson fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 459 (A15-77)

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  • 1974-2015 (Creation)
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    Haraldsson, Erlendur

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0.13m of textual records

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(1931-)

Biographical history

Erlendur Haraldsson was born in Iceland in 1931. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh (1955-1956) and the University of Freiburg (1956-1958), later studying psychology at Freiburg (1963-1966) and the University of Munich (1966-1969). In 1969-1970 he spent a year with Dr. J. B. Rhine at his Institute of Parapsychology in Durham, North Carolina, and in 1970-1971, he did an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where he met Dr. Ian Stevenson, leading to a life-long association and publication of joint papers. From 1971-1973 he worked with Dr. Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research in New York. He received a doctorate in psychology from the University of Freiburg in 1972, and became a lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Iceland in psychology in 1973; in 1989 he became a full professor, and in 1999, an emeritus professor. His research and publications have covered a wide range of religious and psychological topics, including mediums, reincarnation, and deathbed phenomena.

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This fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in 2015 by Erlendur Haraldsson, facilitated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen (President, Survival Research Institute of Canada (SRIC)).

Scope and content

This fonds comprises some of the English-language publications by Icelandic scholar Erlendur Haraldsson regarding parapsychological and deathbed phenomena such as mediums, reincarnation, and other experiences surrounding death, including books, article offprints, and a bibliography to 2014.

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  • English

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Users must abide by the relevant copyright legislation.

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An online finding aid is available at the link below:
Mss 459 (A2015-77)

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This fonds is one of a series of fonds and collections whose transfer to the Archives has been facilitated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen, President of the Survival Research Institute of Canada. It is related to the various other Psychical Research and Spiritualist Collections that the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections has attracted since it acquired the Hamilton Family fonds.

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Further accruals are expected, including the digital images from the 2015 book "Indridi Indridason: The Icelandic Physical Medium"; an Icelandic-language biography of Erlendur Haraldsson; and an updated version of the Einer Nielsen document in Folder 4.

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MSS 459 (A15-77)

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Created by Samantha Booth, January 2016

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