Parapsychology Foundation
Founded in 1951 as a nonprofit educational organization to
support ‘‘impartial scientific inquiry into the psychical aspect
of human nature such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition,
and psychokinesis.’’ The foundation stems from the work of Eileen
J. Garrett, the first president, and Frances P. Bolton. The
foundation provides grants for research in parapsychology
and maintains an active program of publications, including
monographs, books, and journals. It holds both national and
international conferences. It periodically issued journals beginning
with Tomorrow and more recently the International Journal
of Parapsychology (1959–1968) and Parapsychology Review
(1970–1990). The International Journal of Parapsychology resumed
publication in the spring of 2000. The foundation’s web
site offers answers to frequently-asked-questions, The Parapsychology
F.A.Q., and other information regarding the organization’s
history, research, and membership.
The foundation also maintains the Eileen J. Garrett Library,
which provides valuable reference to students and researchers
in the field of parapsychology. The main emphasis of the library
is to disseminate information on the history of parapsychology,
contemporary and experimental parapsychology, and
related subjects. It warehouses publications that approach
parapsychology from an objective and analytical point of view.
The library also has access to various parapsychological databases,
as well as, to current journals and periodicals. The foundation
may be contacted at 228 E. 71st St., New York, NY
10021. Website
The Parapsychological Association Web site. http April 25, 2000.