Proceedings of the Old American Society
for Psychical Research
The American Society for Psychical Research was originally
formed in 1885 and existed as an independent organization
until 1889, when it became a branch of the British Society for
Psychical Research, under the leadership of Richard Hodgson.
When Hodgson died in 1905, the branch was dissolved, and
after a year of preparation, the present American Society for
Psychical Research was formed under the leadership of James
H. Hyslop. The main Proceedings of the original Amerian Society
for Psychical Research from 1885–89 continued reports of
research by the Society and its members on such areas as
thought-transference, the Supernatural Among the Omaha
Tribe, hypnotic phenomena, telepathy, and automatic writing.
The American Society for Psychical Research was reconstituted
in 1907.