Galbreath, Robert (Carroll) (1938– )
Writer and editor on folklore, popular culture, and the occult.
He was born October 24, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He
attended the University of Michigan (A.B. with high honors,
1960; Ph.D., 1970) and Harvard University (A.M., 1961). He
was awarded a Woodrow Wilson fellowship for 1960–61. He
taught at Bowling Green State University, Ohio (1965–70) and
then became a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Twentieth
Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(1972–74). He taught at the University of Wisconsin for several
years before moving to a position at the Northwestern University
library in Evanston, Illinois.
Galbreath has had a longstanding interest in the occult and
has published a number of articles in various scholarly journals.
He is a member of the American Society for Psychical Research
and the Popular Culture Association. Through the latter
he published his main book, The Occult Studies and Evaluations
(1972). He also served as the associate editor for
Explorations A Newsletter of Research into the Occult.
Galbreath, Robert C. ‘‘Arthur Edward Waite, Occult Scholar
and Christian Mystic A Chronological Bibliography.’’ Bulletin
of Bibliography 30, no. 2 (April–June 1973).
———. ‘‘History of Modern Occultism A Bibliographical
Survey.’’ Journal of Popular Culture 5, no. 3 (winter 1971).
———, ed. The Occult Studies and Evaluations. Bowling
Green, Ohio Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1972