Mandeville Collection in Parapsychology and the Occult Sciences
The Merten J. Mandeville Collection in Parapsychology and the Occult Sciences of more than 11,000 titles, with over 16,000 items such as journals, books, and other material, is supported by an endowment established by the late Merten J. Mandeville, a Professor of Management at UIUC.. Under the terms of the endowment, works of a serious nature, and those which emphasize the positive aspects of the occult, are acquired. The primary subject areas for which materials are purchased are astrology; the divinatory arts and palmistry; esoteric religion and mysticism; occult techniques for health, happiness and success; psychical phenomena and research, including clairvoyance, ESP, and out-of-body experiences; spiritualism, including apparitions, mediumship, and reincarnation; unidentified flying objects; and witchcraft and magic. Newer books and unbound issues of print journals are located in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). The bulk of the collection is housed in the Main Stacks.
Please direct all comments or requests for information to Nancy O’Brien.
Resources for the Mandeville Collection
- Guide to Sources in the Merten J. Mandeville Collection in Parapsychology and the Occult Sciences
- Guide to Astrology
- Mandeville Exhibit Handout
- Selected Journals on Parapsychology and the Occult Sciences
- Selected Websites on Parapsychology and the Occult Sciences