Guide to the Walter Truett Anderson Collection, 1976-1986

Project archivist: David C. Gartrell; processed by Staff of Department of Special Collections; student assistants: Roxanne Carter and James Bramlett; machine-readable finding aid created by David C. Gartrell
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Walter Truett Anderson Collection, 1976-1986

Collection number: HPA Mss 2

Department of Special Collections



Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
Project Archivist:
David C. Gartrell
Processors:
Staff of Department of Special Collections
Student Assistants:
Roxanne Carter and James Bramlett
Date Completed:
8 July 1999
Encoded by:
David C. Gartrell
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Anderson, Walter Truett,
Date (inclusive): 1976-1986
Collection number: HPA Mss 2
Creator: Anderson, Walt, 1933-
Physical Description: 5.5 linear feet; 2 manuscript boxes, 3 boxes cassettes, 6 boxes compact discs
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Shelf location: The Anderson materials are located in the Department of Special Collections at UCSB.
Abstract: Audio interviews for a book on the Esalen Institute and typescripts of this book and three others by author/journalist/political scientist Walter Truett Anderson.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

The materials that comprise the Walter Truett Anderson Collection were given to the Humanistic Psychology Archive by Anderson in 1988 and 1990.

Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Anderson, Walter Truett, HPA Mss 2, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Access Points

Anderson, Walt, 1933-
Esalen Institute.
Group relations training
Humanistic psychology

Biography

Walter Truett Anderson (b. 1933) is an author, political scientist, and environmentalist who writes on technology, psychology, ecology and global government. He recieved a BA in political science in 1955 from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in political science and social psychology from the University of Southern Califronia in 1972.
Anderson is a longtime resident of San Francisco, a consulting faculty member at the Saybrook Institute, a regular contributor to the Pacific News Service, and a fellow of the Meridian Institute, an international political think-tank he co-founded.

Related Collections

Researchers may also be interested in the
Title: Esalen Collection
(HPA MSS 8), the Humanistic Psychology Archives' collection of printed materials from the Esalen Institute.

Series Descriptions

 

Writings

Located in Del Norte stacks.
Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes typescripts of four of Anderson's books: Open Secrets: A Western Guide to Tibetan Buddhism (includes proofs as well), Rethinking Liberalism (political science essays; edited by Anderson), The Upstart Spring: Esalen and the American Awakening, and the biopolitical To Govern Evolution: Further Adventures of the Political Animal.
 

Interviews

Masters in vault; cassette originals and use copies in Performing Arts stacks.
Physical Description: 48 cassette originals; 75 master copies; 75 service copies

Scope and Content Note

This series includes audio cassette interviews of Esalen Institute associates done by Anderson while researching his book The Upstart Spring. Some cassettes are unplayable due to either oxidation or "sticky shed syndrome." All playable cassettes have been reformatted onto compact disc master copies and use copies.

Container List

 

Writings

Box 1, Folder 1

Edited typescript of Open Secrets, pp. 2-150, January 1979.

Box 1, Folder 2

Edited typescript of Open Secrets, pp. 151-251, January 1979.

Box 1, Folder 3

Revised proof of Open Secrets, pp. i-100, 1980.

Box 1, Folder 4

Revised proof of Open Secrets, pp. 101-224, 1980.

Box 1, Folder 5

Typescript of Rethinking Liberalism, pp. 1-100, 1983.

Box 1, Folder 6

Typescript of Rethinking Liberalism, pp. 101-243, 1983.

Box 1, Folder 7

Typescript of Rethinking Liberalism, pp. 244-253, 1983.

Box 2, Folder 1

Typescript of The Upstart Spring, pp. i-155, c. 1983.

Box 2, Folder 2

Typescript of The Upstart Spring, pp. 156-295, c. 1983.

Box 2, Folder 3

Typescript of The Upstart Spring, pp. 296-507, c. 1983.

Box 2, Folder 4

Typescript of To Govern Evolution, pp. i-79, August 1986.

Box 2, Folder 5

Typescript of To Govern Evolution, pp. 80-140, August 1986.

Box 2, Folder 6

Typescript of To Govern Evolution, pp. 141-210, August 1986.

Box 2, Folder 7

Typescript of To Govern Evolution, pp. 211-291, August 1986.

Box 2, Folder 8

Typescript of To Govern Evolution, pp. 292-336, August 1986.

 

Interviews

Note

Cassette originals have been reformatted onto CD listening copies unless noted.
 

A1795/CS Bateson, Gregory and Paul Herbert April 3, 1979

 

A1796/CS Bugental, James and Don Michael

 

A1797/CS Carter, Seymour

 

A1798/CS Cobbs, Price and Ron Brown

 

A1799/CS Doyle, Jackie March 19, 1981

 

A1800/CS Farson, Richard

 

A1801/CS Fosters, The

 

A1802/CS Greening, Tom

 

A1803/CS Haigh, Gerard

 

A1804/CS Heider, John and Ed Maupin [currently unlistenable]

 

A1805/CS Herbert, Paul [side 2 is Anderson's "random thoughts"] September 6, 1979

 

A1806/CS Huxley [interview and lecture; no Bateson as originally labeled-- side 2 is telephone interviews re: California water] June 2, 1979

 

A1807/CS Keen, Sam

 

A1808/CS Lederman, Janet [currently unlistenable]

 

A1809/CS Leonard, George November 14, 1980

 

A1810/CS Leonard, George December 9, 1980

 

A1811/CS Leonard, Needleman, Krassner, and Marin

 

A1812/CS Levy, John February (December?) 19, 1980

 

A1813/CS May, Rollo November 18, 1980

 

A1814/CS Moore, Fred

 

A1815/CS Murphy, Michael and George Leonard [Leonard (side 2) identity questionable] December 5 and 9, 1980

 

A1816/CS Murphy, Michael March 26, 1981

 

A1817/CS Murphy, Michael October 12, 1982

 

A1818/CS Murphy, Michael December 8, 1982

 

A1819/CS Murphy, Michael September 24, 1981

 

A1820/CS Murphy, Michael May 21, 1981

 

A1821/CS Murphy, Michael May 21, 1981

 

A1822/CS Murphy, Michael October 4, 1977

 

A1823/CS Murphy, Michael March 9, 1979

 

A1824/CS Murphy, Michael September 12, 1977

 

A1825/CS Murphy, Michael September 20, 1979

 

A1826/CS Murphy, Michael April 5, 1977

 

A1827/CS Murphy, Michael March 9, 1979

 

A1828/CS Narejano, Claudio March 20, 1981

 

A1829/CS Narejano, Claudio March 20, 1981

 

A1830/CS Price, Dick - Belvedere [1982?]

 

A1831/CS Price, Dick and Emil White December 19, 1976

 

A1832/CS Price, Dick [currently unlistenable] April 20, 1981

 

A1833/CS Price, Dick June 14, 1981

 

A1834/CS Druckner, Al and Dick Price [currently unlistenable] April 20, 1981

 

A1835/CS Price, Dick December 21, 1982

 

A1836/CS Schultz, Will August 24, 1981

 

A1837/CS Schultz, Will August 24, 1981

 

A1838/CS Schultz, Will December 4, 1980

 

A1839/CS Schultz, Will December 4, 1980

 

A1840/CS Schultz, Will [currently unlistenable] April 20-21, 1981

 

A1841/CS Price, Dick and Julian Silverman [currently unlistenable] April 21, 1981

 

A1842/CS Silverman, Julian