Tim Leary’s archive: “A Counter-Cultural Treasure Trove”

6 02 2009

CNET writer, Daniel Terdiman, reports on being able to dig through the 400 boxes of documents, memorabilia, tapes, computer and floppy disks that comprise the archive Timothy Leary had kept from the 60’s through the 90’s.   He also disusses the causal link between LSD and the birth of the computer era, and how Leary was an early spokesman for cyberspace.   Leary’s family, with the help of Bruce Damer, is looking for a buyer and/or someone to digitize the old analog media.

After spending several months going through the boxes, the appraiser declared that the entire collection was worth in excess of $1 million.

“Really, the history of the psychedelic movement is in here,” Berry said. “So while it’s Tim’s archives, it’s really much more than that.”

Read the article and see the slideshow at CNET.







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6 02 2009

Sunday, February 8th at 6:30 pm, in San Francisco, California:

An evening of film, art and music inspired by Timothy Leary and his archives.

When: February 8, 2009
Where: 111 Minna Gallery
2nd Street Between Howard and Mission
San Francisco, CA 94105

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm – Reception
9:00pm-10:30pm – Premiere of “The Terrestrials” film by Rene Daalder
10:30pm-2am – Party back at 111 Minna Gallery

18 02 2009
Timothy Leary Archives Party « The Teleomorph

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