Fonds MSS 458 - Het Johan Borgman Fonds

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Het Johan Borgman Fonds

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  • 1928-1990 (Creation)

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0.2 m of textual records

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Het Johan Borgman Fonds (HJBF) was founded in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands in 1969 by Dutch natural healer and artist Johan Borgman (1889-1976) as an organization dedicated to his interests: academic investigation of parapsychology, natural healing, and art. It has funded a number of projects including Ph.D. research in psychic healing at Utrecht University and the creation of Het Johan Borgman College in 1995 to train students in natural healing techniques, and many conferences, art exhibits, and publications. Since 2007, HJBF has undertaken a number of projects to organize and facilitate the transfer of library and archives collections relevant to parapsychology, psychical research, Spiritualism, and other esoteric systems to permanent library and archives repositories in the Netherlands, Germany, and elsewhere, including this small collection of publications

Custodial history

This collection was donated by Het Johan Borgman Fonds to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, facilitated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen (President, Survival Research Institute of Canada), in 2014.

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Fonds consists of 13 issues of newsletters from 3 different parapsychological societies, as well as 16 books 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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Dutch, English

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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. It is particularly related to the Alexander Imich fonds (MSS 389, PC 342 (A12-10)), which also contains issues of the Applied PSI Newsletter (1983-1992) and PSI News: Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association (1982-2002).


No further accruals are expected.

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Parapsychology Foundation proceedings from 1972 & 2008 removed to be housed with the Parapsychology Foundation fonds; other publications removed to be catalogued by the University of Manitoba Libraries:

Snel, F.W.J.J. Aspects of Paranormal the Paranormal Healing Phenomenon. Bunnik : Het Johan Borgman Fonds, 2010)

Kramer, W.H., E. Bauer and G.D. Hövelmann. Perspectives of Clinical Parapsychology Bunnik : Het Johan Borgman Fonds, 2012

Research letter (of the Parapsychology Division of the Psychological Laboratory University of Utrecht), 9 issues (1972-1984)

European Journal of Parapsychology 20 issues (2.4 (1979)-7.4 (1989))

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Inventory and finding aid prepared by Samantha Booth on 30 June 2015.

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