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MS Am 3105

Whitmer, Peter O. Peter Whitmer papers concerning counterculture, circa 1966-2015 (MS Am 3105): Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository, b
Call No.: MS Am 3105
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Whitmer, Peter O.
Title: Peter Whitmer papers concerning counterculture
Date(s): circa 1966-2015
Quantity: 6 linear feet (7 boxes)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2016M-47. Purchased with Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund and Margaret F. Cowett Book Fund; received 2016 September 27.

Processing Information:

Collection was minimally processed upon accession.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation:

Peter O. Whitmer Papers Concerning Counterculture, circa 1966-2015 (MS Am 3105). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical Note

Peter Whitmer is an American author and psychologist.


The collection is not arranged. The finding aid consists of a list of contents.

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to author and psychologist Peter O. Whitmer's research on 1960s counterculture, including interviews (in text and audio), correspondence, and compositions concerning William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Elvis Presley, Tom Robbins, and Hunter S. Thompson.
Also includes material for Whitmer's work Aquarius revisited: seven who created the sixties counterculture that changed America.
Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: audiocassettes, CDs.

Other Finding Aids

For detailed accounting of contents, see curatorial file.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Burroughs, William S. , 1914-1997
Robbins, Tom, 1932-
Thompson, Hunter S.
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996