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  • Separated Materials Note
  • Acquisition Information
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  • Title: Louise Evans Eastern philosophy collection [Yoga Institute, etc.]
    Identifier/Call Number: M1135
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 24.0 Linear feet 20 manuscript boxes, 1 mf
    Date (inclusive): circa 1920-1998
    Abstract: Incoming correspondence to Sri D.R. Sukul, numerous manuscripts and pamphlets relating to eastern philosophies and religions (originally part of the library of the Yoga Institute of America), and material concerning nutrition and color and their effect on the mind and body (one of Sukul's primary interests). Also represented are personal projects that Evans was involved with, including the Famine Relief Program for India in 1967, research on John Howard Payne, and the Olympic Manufacturing Co. There are also some scrapbooks relating to her husband's tenure as publisher of a Stockton, California newspaper, 1938-1940. Material from the Yoga Institute's library includes numerous East Indian book dealer catalogs and a large pamphlet collection on yoga and its practitioners. There are photographs of Sukul, a photo album of his visit to the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915, and an oil painting representing him.

    Historical Note

    Evans, secretary to the Yoga Institute of America while Sri Deva Ram Sukul was president, became president on Sukul's death on Nov. 12, 1965 when the headquarters was moved to her home in Santa Barbara from New York. It had been Evans' hope that the Yoga Institute library would eventually be associated with a research institution, and shortly before her death she arranged for the collection of books and papers to come to Stanford University.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], COLLECTION NAME (CALL#). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Separated Materials Note

    The books and serials that formed part of the collection are being cataloged individually by title. They were probably part of the Yoga Institute of America's library.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Louise Evans, 1998; Accn 2000-031.

    Access to Collection

    Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Evans, Louise R.