Archives whereabouts

In the past ten years, the HJBF has built a large collection of archival material, books, and journals on parapsychology and the spiritualistic movement in the Netherlands. These materials have been handed over, or are in the process to be handed over in the near future, to public archival institutions and libraries in the Netherlands. Furthermore, duplicates of archival materials, journals and books have been handed over to university libraries and archives in Germany, Canada, and the United States. The HJBF encourages historical research of parapsychology and Spiritualism in the Netherlands and is eager to help you with any research related to these topics. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at info@hjbf.nl.

 

1) Collections  on the history of parapsychology in the Netherlands:

 

  • Archief en Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Gedragswetenschappen (ADNG):

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In 2015 the HJBF handed over an addition to the archive of The Netherlands Institute of Psychologist (NIP) and a significant collection on Dutch parapsychology. You can search the collection of the ADNG.

  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam:Logo Erasmus Universiteit

The Erasmus University already had an interesting collection of books and magazines from before 1940. In 2012 The HJBF donated various 19th and 20th-century Journals of Parapsychological Research to complete and extend this collection

  • Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP):
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From 2008 onwards numerous books, journals, magazines, and brochures have been donated to the IGGP library. Also, the following archival materials were donated in 2012:

Entry number 10/36: Prof. Henri van Praag
Entry number 20/26: Dutch committee ‘Psychic Healing’ of the National council of Public Health 
Entry number 20/27: Collection from Wim Kramer
Entry number 20/28: Dutch Spiritualistic Society “Harmonia”
Entry number 20/29: Collection on the abduction of Gerrit Jan Heijn
Entry number 20/4: The Ganzfeld Research Program
Entry number 20/4: Remote Viewing Experiment with Chris Heil

  • University of West Georgia:Logo University of West Georgia

In 2016 the HJBF donated a small collection of books concerning the parapsychology in the Netherlands to the University of West Georgia.

 

2) Collections on parapsychology in general:

 

  • Het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid:Logo Beeld en Geluid

Het Nederlands Intituut voor Beeld en Geluid is the Dutch institute for Sound and Vision. The HJBF donated over 300 VHS videotapes from the estate of Jan Dorresteijn, the director of the 1980s tv series on paranormal phenomena called ‘Parallax‘.

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen:Logo Rijksuniversiteit Groningeb

In the University library of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, a diverse collection of Dutch, German and English Parapsychology journals can be found here. The HJBF completed the already existing collection of  Spiritualistic and parapsychological journals. 

  • University of Manitoba, Canada:Logop University of Manitoba

The HJBF donated various journals, books, and newsletters on Parapsychology to the university of Manitoba.

  • Archive for the Unexplained (AFU), Sweden:

The HJBF donated 23 boxes with  books and magazines in several languages about parapsychology in general to the AFU.  

 

3) Collections on Dutch Spiritualism:

 

  • Het Utrechts Archief:Logo Utrechts Archief

Entry Number 1390: Archive of the Dutch Society of Spiritualism Harmonia

The archive contains an elaborate collection of brochures, magazines, and books from 1888 until 2012. Most of them come from the libraries of Harmonia as well as individual members who left their personal libraries to the society. The archive contains rare issues of spiritualistic books and magazines.

Entry Number 6247: Addition to the archive of the Dutch Society of Spiritualism Harmonia

  • Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP):
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From 2008 onwards numerous books, journals, magazines, and brochures have been donated to the IGGP library. Also, the following archival materials were donated in 2012:

Entry number 20/28: Dutch Spiritualistic Society “Harmonia”

  • Literatuurmuseum:literatuurmuseum-logo

In 2010 the HJBF donated handwritten manuscripts and written notes of lectures of the psychometric medium Jacoba C. Calkoen (1866-1944) to the Literatuurmuseum. 

 

4) Collections on alternative healing in the Netherlands:

 

  • Gelders Archief:logo Gelders Archief

Entry number 3176: Personal Archive of Johan Borgman 

This archive contains information about Borgman’s life, poems, paintings and practice as a natural healer.

Entry number 3177: Archive of Stichting Het Johan Borgman Fonds (HJBF)

The archive contains materials about the organization of the HJBF from the period  1969-2010.

  • Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP):
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From 2008 onwards numerous books, journals, magazines, and brochures have been donated to the IGGP library. Also, the following archival materials were donated in 2012:

Entry number 20/26: Dutch committee ‘Psychic Healing’ of the National council of Public Health