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Jane Roberts papers

Call Number: MS 1090
Scope and Contents

Jane Roberts was an author of fiction, and of non-fiction works dealing with Seth and her role as a channeler. The papers consist of correspondence, printed material, audio and videotapes, journals, poetry, and other material documenting her personal life and literary career. Many of the documents are photocopies of originals.

Language of Materials

The papers are in English. Foreign language editions of selected published works are included.

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research with the following exceptions.

Researchers wishing to use the fan mail in Accessions 1985-M-014, 2002-M-027, and 2003-M-029 must sign the Access Agreement for the Fan Mail in the Jane Roberts Papers (MS 1090), which states the following: "I agree to preserve the confidentiality of the individuals documented in the fan mail. I will refrain from making any disclosure that would identify any person as the subject of this fan mail. No names or other information making possible the specific identification of an individual will be used in any formal or informal oral presentation or conversation, nor in any teaching exercise, nor in any disseminated product that results from my research. I understand that failure to comply with this agreement may result in legal proceedings being initiated against me. In such a case, I agree to hold harmless and to indemnify Yale University, its officers, agents, or employees, for any loss or damage to them, including any associated legal fees."

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site. Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.

Permission of Mrs. Robert F. Butts is required in order to obtain copies of or publish any collection material donated by Robert F. Butts, Jr.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Tam Mossman was transferred to Yale University. 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 Copyright is retained by Mrs. Robert F. Butts for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. 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

Received from Robert F. Butts, Jr., 1985-1996, 2001-2003, and 2006. Gift of Tam Mossman, 1991, 1996-1997, 2001, and 2011. Received from Richard Kendall, 1991-1992, 1995, 1997, and 1999-2001; Seth Network International, 1993-1995 and 1997-1998; Norman Friedman, 1993; Madelon Rose Logue, 1996-2017; Ron Heckens, 1999; Anita Newell and Nancy Walker, 2000; Mary Rouen/Brass Ring Bookstore, 2000-2001 and 2006; Moment Point Press, 2001; Rick Stack, 2001-2002; Jobi Harris, 2001; Barry Noonan, 2001 and 2004; Mary Dillman, 2000-2001; Susan Watkins, 2000-2001; Joyce Combs, 2002; Mike Flynn, 2002; Lucy Gillis, 2002-2003; and Sabine Lucas, 2006. Gift of Jeff King, 2011. Gift of Janet M. Ackerman, 2018.


The original donations to this collection were arranged in February 1988 into the following groupings: Jane Roberts material (boxes 1-32), Robert Butts, Jr. material (box 33), Tam Mossman material (boxes 34-35), and publications (boxes 36-38). Within those groupings arrangement is basically by type of material. This 1988 arrangement is followed by numerous subsequent additions.

166.17 Linear Feet (501 boxes)
19943.56 Megabytes
Related Names
Roberts, Jane, 1929-1984
Language of Materials