Smith, Barbara Gosline (1909–1994)
Newspaper columnist who studied parapsychological subjects.
She was born on November 4, 1909, in Dallas, Texas. She
studied at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A.,
1929) and the University of Southern California (M.A., 1933).
She was successively an elementary school teacher (1930–35),
high school teacher (1935–45), and college instructor
(1945–50). In 1950 she became a freelance writer. She was a
member of Bema Forensic Society. With Karlis Osis she investigated
possible relationships between religious backgrounds
and ESP among elementary school children.
She died on January 7, 1994.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964

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