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P. D. Ouspensky memorial collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 840

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reports of meetings of P. D. Ouspensky with his followers in London (1921-1947) and his manuscripts of books and articles in Russian, French, and English. Included are In Search of the Miraculous, New Model of the Universe, and Tertium Organum. Also in the collection are printed copies of Ouspensky's books in various languages, selected articles by others on Ouspensky, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1913-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in English, with some material in Russian, French, German, Spanish, Finnish, and Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

These records are available for research.

In series I, original typescriptsof meeting reports are too fragile to be used. Photostatic copies of these records are available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials by P. D. Ouspensky is held by Tatiana Nagro. 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 Tatiana Nagro and others, 1976-1992; gift of Tatiana Nagro, 2000; gift of the Society for the Study of Normal Psychology, 1998; gift of H. W. Kropholler, 2003; gift of William A. Simon, 2003. Gift of Daniel Cerqueiro, 2010.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series and additions: I. Reports of Meetings. II. Writings. III. Writings by Others.

Extent

58.27 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Overview

The collection consists of reports of meetings of P. D. Ouspensky with his followers in London (1921-1947) and his manuscripts of books and articles in Russian, French, and English. Included are In Search of the Miraculous, New Model of the Universe, and Tertium Organum. Also in the collection are printed copies of Ouspensky's books in various languages, selected articles by others on Ouspensky, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical

P. D. Ouspensky was a journalist based in Russia, and travelled extensively in Europe and the Near East. He met George I. Gurdjieff in 1915 and became his follower. Ouspensky broke with Gurdjieff in 1918, left Russia in 1920 and went to Constantinople, and then went to London in 1921 where he founded the Historico-Psychological Society.

Accruals

Writings by others about Ouspensky will no longer be added to the collection as of August 2010.
Title
Guide to the P. D. Ouspensky Memorial Collection
Author
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
June 1981
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 2010: finding aid revisiion description not supplied

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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