Walker (Thane) Collection on The Prosperos Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2011-085
Finding Aid Author
Marc LaRocque
Finding Aid Date
(c) 2011
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
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Dates

  • 1966-1980 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    [5 folders]

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Course prospectus, flyers, pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, essays, articles, class notes and other material from The Prosperos, co-founded by Thane Walker, 1966-1980. Founded in Florida in 1956, then based in Los Angeles in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology, as well as an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny.

  • Historical Note

    Founded in Florida in 1956--then based in Los Angeles during the 1960s and early 1970s--the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Thane Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology; and an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny. During the 1960s, its mission statement read, "The Prosperos is a non-profit religio-educational institution devoted to research, study and education in the New Frontiers of the heart, the mind and the spirit."

  • Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

  • Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

  • Preferred Citation

    Thane Walker Collection on The Prosperos, Coll2011-085, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

  • Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

  • Scope and Content

    Course prospectus, flyers, pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, essays, articles, class notes and other material from The Prosperos, co-founded by Thane Walker, 1966-1980. Founded in Florida in 1956--then based in Los Angeles in the 1960s and early 1970s--the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology, as well as an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny. Some items in the collection, including a 200-page volume of collected course materials, are annotated in order to highlight references to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender subject matter.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1

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