Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Leary papers open to public this summer

The Timothy Leary papers at the New York Public Library will open to the public this summer. I am assuming that will include any correspondence with Robert Anton Wilson contained in the more than 300 boxes of material that the library acquired in 2011 and has been processing since then.

I obtained the news in a Twitter exchange with Alison Rhonemus, an intern with the Leary papers at the New York Public Library.

Here is our exchange:

@jacksontom: @aerho When will correspondence between Tim Leary and Robert Anton Wilson become publicly available?

@aerho: @jacksontom I just spoke to the project archivist. The Timothy Leary Papers are scheduled to open this summer.

@jacksontom: @aerho Can we access them via digital images, or will we need to be physically present inside the library building?

@aerho: @jacksontom I keep to the born digital side of the collection. Once the papers open the reading room can tell you about document delivery.

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