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The Immanuel Velikovsky Collection

Identifier: SPC00008

Scope and Contents

This collection, created by Professor Lewis M. Greenberg, includes transcripts of lectures, articles, papers, media, photographs, and correspondence. The letters between C.J. Ransom and Immanuel Velikovsky discuss publication, marketing, criticism, and outreach. Professor Lewis Greenberg and C.J. Ransom  co-founded Cosmos and Chronos, a non-profit organization devoted to scientific research. Professor Greenberg was the editor-in-chief and C.J. Ransom served as a senior editor of the journal Kronos. In addition, C.J. Ransom wrote several books and articles defending Velikovsky's controversial catastrophe theory.


  • Created: 1948 - 2001


Conditions Governing Access

Collections are available for supervised use in the Special Collections reading room during regular hours or by appointment. Users are required to complete a registration form and to comply with regulations governing use. Research assistance may be available but please email or phone first to set up an appointment. Photocopies or electronic copies of material in the collections may be provided within copyright limits but may not be ready immediately. In addition, selected materials are digitized and available electronically through the Digital Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). FAU Libraries adhere to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any subsequent use of a reproduction in excess of " fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement. When using electronic copies or images, please keep in mind that copyright law applies. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission from the rights holder when copying material in excess of fair use. Restriction in the copying of materials may be imposed if the researcher does not have written permission from the rights holder. Should the researcher use or reproduce special collections material when submitting or publishing his or her own writing or research, the author should credit Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections. If research at FAU Special Collections results in publication, we would appreciate citation information that would allow us to reference that work to future researchers. Also, If the researcher desires to reuse material for commercial use, please contact Special Collections.


12.00 Linear Feet

23 boxes other_unmapped

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Source of Acquisition

Professor Lewis M. Greenberg donated the collection.

Related Materials

Princeton University Library has an extensive Velikovsky Collection.

Processing Information

In 2011, Kerline Dameus, Jaclyn M. Nowak, and Victoria Thur processed this collection. Annaleah Morse added material to this collection in 2018.

The Immanuel Velikovsky Collection
Rick Cullen, Kerline Dameus, Robert Feeney, Jaclyn M. Nowak, Dakota Merchant, and Victoria Thur
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries Repository

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