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Fonds - Duncan Blewett fonds
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Duncan Blewett fonds

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  • 1954-1988 (Creation)

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1.68 m of textual records

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Blewett, Duncan B.

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Duncan Blewett received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1947 and 1950 respectively. He then went to England where he completed his Ph.D. at the University of London under Hans Eysenk in 1953. After gaining clinical experience in Great Britain, Dr. Blewett came to Saskatchewan in 1954 to assume the position of Supervising Psychologist for the Psychiatric Service Branch of the provincial Department of Health. In 1961 he was hired by the University of Saskatchewan Regina Campus to develop the Department of Psychology. His major areas of research and publication were psychedelics and psychotronics, and he was heavily involved in controversial LSD research undertaken in Saskatchewan during the 1950s and 1960s. Dr. Blewett remained with the University of Regina until his retirement in 1986, when he was named Professor Emeritus, and went to live in Mexico. He and his wife, June, now reside on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

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Fonds consists of personal and professional papers created by psychology professor Duncan Blewett, 1954-1988. The bulk of the material has not been processed, but it includes: personal (1965-1988) and professional (1958-1979) correspondence; writings, speeches, and notes by Dr. Blewett (1958-1985) chiefly relating to psychedelics and psychotronics; articles by others about Dr. Blewett and his work (1959-1984), teaching materials and student theses (1972-1986); and various published works. Especially noteworthy is the extensive documentation relating to LSD research undertaken by Blewett and others, dating from 1955-1984 and comprised of interview forms, patient assessment scales, correspondence, data tables, reports, clippings, notes, and unpublished and published articles. A small quantity of material pertaining to departmental matters is also present.

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One file of confidential correspondence in 88-29 is restricted; files in 91-87 Box 1 and 2 relating to LSD research are closed.

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