Rivers, Olivia Burnett (Mrs. Doris Wilmer
Rivers) (1919– )
Assistant professor of psychology and a parapsychologist.
She was born on June 16, 1919, at Booneville, Mississippi. She
studied at Blue Mountain College, Mississippi (B.A., 1941) and
Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee (M.A., 1942). After
graduation she taught at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette
(1942–44), the Woman’s College, University of North
Carolina, Greensboro, (1944–47), and Mississippi State University
(1947–49). In 1950 she joined the staff of the Parapsychology
Laboratory, at Duke University.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964