Scope and Contents
The Susan M. Watkins papers include correspondence and interviews with Jane Roberts and others in the Seth community, audio and videotapes, manuscripts, publications, and related materials. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence, as well as materials relating to the efforts of Watkins and others to write books about Seth and related topics.
A significant portion of these files pertains to Watkins’s book “Conversations with Seth: The Story of Jane Roberts’s ESP Class.” Included in this category are the series ESP classes and the series, “Conversations with Seth,” by Susan M. Watkins (1980), located in Series II.
- 1954 - 2013
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Susan M. Watkins was transferred to Yale University in 2021. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact email@example.com.Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sean Watkins, 2021.
The collection is arranged in five series: I. Correspondence, 1954-2013. II. ESP classes, 1969-1999. III. Manuscripts and publications, 1968-2007. IV. Subject files, 2008. V. Audiovisual material, 1982-2008.
6.42 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
Language of Materials
Susan M. Watkins was a Seth researcher and author of books including “Conversations with Seth.” She was known for her writings on psychic and spiritual phenomena including extrasensory perception (ESP), as well as for being a long-time friend and associate of Seth channeler Jane Roberts. The papers include correspondence and interviews with Roberts and others in the Seth community, audio and videotapes, manuscripts, publications, and related materials.
Biographical / Historical
Susan M. Watkins (1945-2022) was a Seth researcher and author of books including “Speaking of Jane Roberts” and “Conversations with Seth.” She was known primarily for her writings on extrasensory perception (ESP) and other psychic and spiritual phenomena, as well as for her association with Jane Roberts and with the wider Seth community.
- Guide to the Susan M. Watkins Papers
- compiled by Michelle Wickham
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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