LSD guru Leary's files go public - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

LSD guru Leary's files go public

Posted: Updated:

By ULA ILNYTZKY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A trove of Timothy Leary files could shed new light on the LSD guru, his controversial research into psychedelic drugs and the emergence of the '60s counterculture.

The New York Public Library acquired the vast archive for an undisclosed sum from the Leary estate in 2011. It is making the material available Wednesday for the first time to scholars and the public.

Leary was fired as a psychology lecturer at Harvard and coined the phrase "turn on, tune in, drop out." He advocated the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs including LSD.

Much of the material is previously unpublished. Leary estate trustee Denis Berry says it will force a reworking of the current narratives on Leary and the counterculture.

Leary died in 1996.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Teen injured attempting 'fire challenge'

    Teen injured attempting 'fire challenge'

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:56:13 GMT
    A dare posed by a young girl to her brother led to the 14-year-old boy suffering from second-degree burns. The dare was based on the 'fire challenge,' a dangerous online social media-driven trend.
    A dare posed by a young girl to her brother led to the 14-year-old boy suffering from second-degree burns. The dare was based on the 'fire challenge,' a dangerous online social media-driven trend.
  • MMA trained clerk fights crooks

    MMA trained clerk fights crooks

  • Suspect in videotaped Houston church theft caught

    Suspect in videotaped Houston church theft caught

    A suspect has been charged with stealing from a purse during a 2011 Houston church service in a theft recorded on security video.
    A suspect has been charged with stealing from a purse during a 2011 Houston church service in a theft recorded on security video.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices