Fonds MSS 458 - Het Johan Borgman Fonds fonds

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Het Johan Borgman Fonds fonds

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  • 1928-1990 (Creation)
    Het Johan Borgman Fonds

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0.2m of textual records: 16 books ; 13 newsletters

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Donated by Het Johan Borgman Fonds to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, facilitated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen, in 2014.

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Fonds consists of 13 issues of newsletters from 3 different parapsychological societies, as well as 15 books in Dutch and 1 in English regarding parapsychology, telepathy, and spirit communication through mediumship. The fonds contains two series: newsletters, organized by publication name; and books, arranged alphabetically by author surname.

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Walter Meyer zu Erpen acted as transferring agent.


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  • Dutch
  • English

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No restrictions on access.

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Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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An online finding aid is available:
Het Johan Borgman fonds

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Related Materials:
Hamilton Family fonds
Alexander Imich fonds
Psychical Research and Spiritualism Collections

This fonds is one of a series of fonds and collections transferred to the Archives 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 (MSS 14). It is particularly closely related to the Alexander Imich fonds (MSS 389, PC 342 (A12-10), which also contains issues of the Applied PSI Newsletter (1983-1992).

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MSS 458 (A14-43)

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Created by Samantha Booth, June 2015
Revised by Andrea Martin, July 2015

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  • English

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Walter Meyer zu Erpen & Wim Kramer, personal communications; HJBF website

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