THE ARCHIVES: HISTORY
The College Archives are a unique collection of documentary material dating back to the earliest years of Victorian Spiritualism. We are in the process of digitalizing the material, to make it available to educational & research institutions and eventually also the general public.
This section of the website will be expanded accordingly.
HISTORY OF THE ARCHIVES
In 1873 the British National Association of Spiritualists was formed and in 1884 this association was re-organised to become The London Spiritualist Alliance which was renamed The College of Psychic Science and subsequently The College of Psychic Studies.
Those responsible for the formation of the London Spiritual Alliance were the Rev. W Stainton Moses ("MA Oxon") and Edmund Dawson Rogers. They were both prodigious collectors and it is thanks to them that the College Archives contain such a wide range of spiritual material including a number of very fine Spirit Photographs.
Of inestimable research value is the entire collection of LIGHT, continuously published since 1881, and whose first Editor, Edmund Dawson Rogers, subsequently became President of The London Spiritualist Alliance.
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