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Finding Aid to the Theos Bernard Papers, 1884-1998, bulk 1935-1947
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Series 1 Personal and Biographical Materials 1908-1955

Physical Description: Boxes 1-5, Carton 1, Oversize Box 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into four subseries: Photographs, Passports and Personal Certificates, Diplomas and Professional Certificates, and Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal and biographical materials relating to Theos Bernard and his family.
 

1:1 Photographs 1908-1946

Physical Description: Boxes 1-5, Oversize Box 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs relating to Theos Bernard, his family, his travels and his interest in yoga.
Box 1, Folder 1

Theos Bernard 1909-1920s

Box 1, Folder 2

Theos Bernard 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 3

Crable/Harwood (unidentified) 1890s-1900s

Box 1, Folder 4

Clarkstown Country Club (various) 1920s-1930s

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Theos Bernard (Bachrach portraits) 1930s

Box 1, Folder 5

Theos Bernard and Viola Wertheim Bernard 1934

Box 1, Folder 6

New Mexico and Western United States 1935

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2

New Mexico and Western United States 1935

Box 1, Folder 7

Gordon Family 1935-1940

Box 1, Folder 8

New York, Arizona, California 1936

Box 1, Folder 9

India (Taj Mahal) 1936

Box 1, Folder 10

India 1936-1937

Box 1, Folder 11

Viola Wertheim Bernard 1936

Box 1, Folder 12

Yogis (India) 1936

Box 5, Folder 1-16

Yogis and Sadhus (India) 1936

Box 1, Folder 13

Bengal, Sikkim, and Tibet 1937

Box 1, Folder 14

Publicity Photos 1937

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Publicity Photo (negative and documentation) 1937

Box 1, Folder 15

Blodgett (Geo. W.) Sculpture of Theos Bernard 1938

Box 1, Folder 16

Trendong Shapé (bkras mthong zhabs pad) 1938

Box 1, Folder 17

New York 1938-1941

Box 1, Folder 18

Publicity Photos 1939

Box 1, Folder 19

New York World's Fair 1939

Box 1, Folder 20

Publicity Photos 1940s

Box 2, Folder 1

Santa Barbara 1940s

Box 3, Folder 3-20

Santa Barbara (negatives) 1940s

Box 2, Folder 2

Tibetland 1940s

Box 2, Folder 3-4

Clara Spring 1940s

Box 2, Folder 5

Ganna Walska, etc. 1940s

Box 2, Folder 6

Hatha Yoga (dissertation plates) 1943

Box 3, Folder 21-54

Hatha Yoga (dissertation plate negatives) 1943

Box 2, Folder 7

Jonathan Gordon 1945

Oversize Box 1, Folder 3

Theos Bernard and Helen Graham Park (portraits) 1946

Box 2, Folder 8

Photographs (Unidentified) undated

Box 4, Folder 1-3

Business card logos and book plate (negatives) 1940s

 

1:2 Passports and Personal Certificates 1908-1954

Physical Description: Carton 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains passports, birth, marriage and death certificates.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Passports, Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates 1908-1954

 

1:3 Diplomas and Professional Certificates 1920-1943

Physical Description: Carton 1, Oversize Box 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains diplomas and professional certificates.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 4

Certificates and Diplomas 1922-1936

Carton 1, Folder 2

Certificates and Diplomas 1929-1939

 

1:4 Miscellaneous 1908-1955

Physical Description: Box 2, Carton 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains miscellaneous personal materials of Theos Bernard, including x-rays, illustrations, ration books, horoscopes, business cards, bookplates, a doctor's report, and a membership certificate in the Circumnavigator's Club.
Box 2, Folder 9

Memorabilia 1920s-1930s

Box 2, Folder 10

Grand Canyon 1935

Box 2, Folder 11

Memorabilia 1936-1937

Box 2, Folder 12

Dental X-Rays 1936

Box 2, Folder 13

Sinus X-Rays 1938

Box 2, Folder 14

Illustrations of six chakras 1940

Box 2, Folder 15

Memorabilia 1940s

Carton 1, Folder 3

Bookplate circa 1935

Carton 1, Folder 4

Business Cards circa 1945

Carton 1, Folder 5

Cardiologist's Report 1935-1936

Carton 1, Folder 6

Circumnavigator's Club Certificate of Membership 1938

Carton 1, Folder 7

War Ration Book and related items 1940s

Carton 1, Folder 8

Horoscopes undated

 

Series 2 Writings 1936-1947

Physical Description: Cartons 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into four subseries: Academic, Professional, Popular, and Unpublished.

Scope and Content Note

The series is almost exclusively focused on Bernard's interest in yoga and Tibet. The series contains Bernard's MA thesis, his PhD dissertation, and professional, popular and unpublished works about yoga, Hindu philosophy and the Tibetan language.
 

2:1 Academic 1922-1943

Physical Description: Carton 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains drafts and final copies of Bernard's MA thesis and PhD dissertation.
Carton 1, Folder 9

Introduction to Tantrik Ritual (Columbia Univ. M.A. thesis, draft) 1936

Carton 1, Folder 10

Introduction to Tantrik Ritual (Columbia Univ. M.A. thesis, draft) 1936

Carton 1, Folder 11

Introduction to Tantrik Ritual (Columbia Univ. M.A. thesis, final) 1936

Carton 1, Folder 12

[Tantrik Yoga] (Columbia Univ. Ph.D. dissertation, draft) undated

Carton 1, Folder 13

Tantrik Yoga: A Clinical Report (Columbia Univ. Ph.D. dissertation, draft) 1943

Carton 1, Folder 14

Report of the Examining Committee on the Theos Bernard dissertation 1943

Carton 1, Folder 15

Hatha Yoga (Columbia Univ. Ph.D. dissertation, draft) 1943

 

2:2 Professional 1938-1939

Physical Description: Carton 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains drafts of The Wheel of Life, Sipa Khorlo, and Tibetan Wheel of Life.
Carton 1, Folder 16

The Wheel of Life (draft) undated

Carton 1, Folder 17

Sipa Khorlo (draft plus notes) undated

Carton 1, Folder 18

Sipa Khorlo (draft) undated

Carton 1, Folder 19

Sipa Khorlo (draft) undated

Carton 1, Folder 20

Sipa Khorlo (draft) undated

Carton 1, Folder 21

The Wheel of Life (drafts) undated

Carton 1, Folder 22

Tibetan Wheel of Life (draft plus notes) undated

Carton 1, Folder 23

Tibetan Wheel of Life (drafts) undated

Carton 1, Folder 24

Tibetan Wheel of Life (Review of Religion offprints) 1939

 

2:3 Popular 1938-1947

Physical Description: Carton 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles written for the popular press.
Carton 1, Folder 25

Family Circle 1938-1939

Carton 1, Folder 26

Beta Kappa Journal 1938

Carton 1, Folder 27

Asia Magazine 1939

Carton 1, Folder 28

NBC Artists Service 1939

Carton 1, Folder 29

Arizona Alumnus 1937, 1939

Carton 1, Folder 30

Heaven Lies Within Us undated

Carton 1, Folder 31

Notes on "Penthouse of the Gods" (book illustrations) undated

Carton 1, Folder 32

The Art of Reflection (draft) undated

Carton 1, Folder 33

Hindu Philosophy (draft) 1944

Carton 1, Folder 34

Hindu Philosophy (draft) 1944

Carton 1, Folder 35

Hindu Philosophy (draft) 1945

Carton 1, Folder 36

Hindu Philosophy (draft) 1945

Carton 1, Folder 37

Philosophical Foundations of India (draft) 1945

Carton 1, Folder 38

Philosophical Foundations of India (draft) 1945

Carton 1, Folder 39

Philosophical Foundations of India (draft) 1945

Carton 1, Folder 40

Philosophical Foundations of India (glossary plus notes) undated

Carton 2, Folder 1

Tibetan Grammar (notes) undated

Carton 2, Folder 2

Tibetan Grammar (draft) undated

Carton 2, Folder 3

Tibetan Grammar (draft) undated

Carton 2, Folder 4

A Simplified Grammar of Literary Tibetan (draft) 1945

Box 6, Folder 20

A Simplified Grammar of Literary Tibetan (galleys) undated

 

2:4 Unpublished 1938-1947

Physical Description: Carton 2

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Bernard's unpublished materials primarily concentrating on yoga and Tibetan philosophy.
Carton 2, Folder 5

Book Review: Ronald Kaulback, Salween 1938

Carton 2, Folder 6

The Oxford of Asia undated

Carton 2, Folder 7-9

Tibetan Saga undated

Carton 2, Folder 10

Tibetan Saga (plates list) undated

Carton 2, Folder 11

The True Nature of Things (handwritten draft) undated

Carton 2, Folder 12-14

The True Nature of Things (draft) 1942

Carton 2, Folder 15-17

The True Nature of Things (draft) 1942

Carton 2, Folder 18

The True Nature of Things (excerpts) undated

Carton 2, Folder 19

The True Nature of Things (notes) undated

Carton 2, Folder 20

[Yoga] (handwritten excerpt) undated

Carton 2, Folder 21

[Yoga] (draft) undated

Carton 2, Folder 22

[Yoga] (draft) undated

Carton 2, Folder 23

[Yoga] (draft) undated

Carton 2, Folder 24

Untitled Manuscript (handwritten draft plus notes) undated

 

Series 3 Lectures and Interviews 1938-1943

Physical Description: Carton 2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into three subseries: Lecture Materials, 1938-1943, Lecture Materials, Undated, and Radio Interviews.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials that relate to lectures and interviews given by Theos Bernard.
 

3:1 Lecture Materials 1938-1943

Physical Description: Carton 2

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains dated lecture materials prepared by Theos Bernard.
Carton 2, Folder 25

"Penthouse of the Gods" lecture 1938

Carton 2, Folder 26

Lectures 1939

Carton 2, Folder 27

Pierre Lectures 1939

Carton 2, Folder 28

Lectures 1940

Carton 2, Folder 29

Lectures 1941

Carton 2, Folder 30

Lectures 1942

Carton 2, Folder 31

Lectures 1943

Carton 2, Folder 32

Lectures undated

Carton 2, Folder 33

Lectures undated

 

3:2 Lecture Materials Undated

Physical Description: Carton 2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains undated lecture materials prepared by Theos Bernard.
Carton 2, Folder 34

Psychological Basis of Yoga (notes) undated

Carton 2, Folder 35

Lecture Notes undated

Carton 2, Folder 36

Lecture Notes undated

Carton 2, Folder 37

Lecture Notes undated

Carton 2, Folder 38

Lecture Notes undated

Carton 2, Folder 39

Lecture "Rationale Behind Yoga" undated

Carton 2, Folder 40

Seminar "How to Live Yoga Today" undated

Carton 2, Folder 41

Physiological Yoga undated

Carton 2, Folder 42

Academy of Tibetan Literature undated

 

3:3 Radio Interviews 1938-1939

Physical Description: Carton 2

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains transcripts of radio interviews of Theos Bernard.
Carton 2, Folder 43

Radio Interviews (Transcripts) 1938-1939

 

Series 4 Research Materials 1934-1947

Physical Description: Boxes 2, 5, 7-9, Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into six subseries: Notes on Published Works, Topical Notes, India and Tibet Materials, New York and California Materials, California and India Materials, and Acquisitions.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Bernard's notes and research materials.
 

4:1 Notes on Published Works 1934-1936

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes by Theos Bernard on published works about yoga.
Carton 3, Folder 1

Notes: Arthur Avalon, Principles of Tantra undated

Carton 3, Folder 2

Notes: Arthur Avalon, Serpent Power undated

Carton 3, Folder 3

Notes: Caraka-samhita (Kaviratna Transl.) undated

Carton 3, Folder 4

Notes: Yoga Literature undated

 

4:2 Topical Notes 1934-1936

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes on the various chakras described in Tantric philosophy.
Carton 3, Folder 5

Notes: Anahata undated

Carton 3, Folder 6

Notes: Kundalini undated

Carton 3, Folder 7

Notes: Manipura undated

Carton 3, Folder 8

Notes: Muladhara undated

Carton 3, Folder 9

Notes: Sahasara undated

Carton 3, Folder 10

Notes: Svadhisthana undated

Carton 3, Folder 11

Notes: Vishuddha undated

Carton 3, Folder 12

Notes: Miscellaneous undated

 

4:3 India and Tibet Materials 1936-1937

Physical Description: Boxes 5, 7-9, Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains research materials about India and Tibet, including diaries, photographs, travel notes, vocabulary cards, and notes on Tibetan philosophy and language.
Box 5, Folder 17-49

Theosophical Society (Madras) Lineage Figures 1936

Box 5, Folder 50-55

Prints of Bengali Gurus 1937

Box 5, Folder 56-65

Postcards of Ellora (British Museum) 1937

Box 9

Tibetan Vocabulary Cards undated

Carton 3, Folder 13

Diary 1 1937

Carton 3, Folder 14-15

Diary 2 1937

Carton 3, Folder 16

Diary 3 1937

Carton 3, Folder 17

Directions from Lhasa to Ganden 1937

Carton 3, Folder 18

Notes on 16mm Film Footage 1937

Carton 3, Folder 19

Notes on Bhagavad-Gita (K.S. Ramaswami transl.) undated

Carton 3, Folder 20

Notes: Cultural Heritage of India (1936) undated

Carton 3, Folder 21

Notes: Miscellaneous undated

Carton 3, Folder 22-23

Notes: Tibetan Book of the Dead undated

Carton 3, Folder 24

Notes: Tibetan Vocabulary and Grammar 1937

Carton 3, Folder 25-26

Notes: Tibetan Vocabulary and Grammar undated

Carton 3, Folder 27

Notes: L. Austin Waddell, Sikkim undated

Box 7

Theos Bernard's personal library card catalog undated

Box 8

Glossary on Hindu/Tibetan gods/goddesses/words undated

 

4:4 New York and California Materials 1938-1943

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials regarding New York and California.
Carton 3, Folder 28

Notes: Miscellaneous Books undated

Carton 3, Folder 29

Notes: Wheel of Life undated

Carton 3, Folder 30

Notes: Changing Asia undated

Carton 3, Folder 31

Tibetan Collection Appraisal 1940

 

4:5 California and India Materials 1943-1947

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to California and India.
Carton 3, Folder 32

bde chen snying po (1878-1941), lam rim chung ngu myur lam bshad lung zin bris (translation) undated

Carton 3, Folder 33

Notes: Miscellaneous (handwritten) undated

Carton 3, Folder 34

Insurance List for Acquisitions 1947

Carton 3, Folder 35

Transcription of Evans-Wentz's translation of Bardo Thodal 1947

 

4:6 Acquisitions

Physical Description: Box 2, Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains items acquired by Theos Bernard on his trips to India and Tibet, including prints, newspapers (not in English) and a Tibetan calendar.
Box 2, Folder 16

Prints Various India 1936-1937

Carton 3, Folder 36

Tibetan Calendar - Tibetan Mirror Press 1937

Carton 3, Folder 37

Newspapers - yul phyogs so so'i gsar 'gyur me long dge (with addressed mailing envelope) 1936-1940

 

Series 5 Organizational Papers and Notes 1938-1948

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into American Institute of Yoga/Pierre Health Studios and Tibetan Text Society.

Scope and Content Note

Contains organizational papers related to three different organizations: the American Institute of Yoga, Pierre Health Studios and the Tibetan Text Society, including brochures, notes, by-laws, articles of incorporation, correspondence, and meeting minutes.
 

5:1 American Institute of Yoga/Pierre Health Studios Materials 1938-1941

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the American Institute of Yoga and Pierre Health Studios Materials.
Carton 3, Folder 38

Brochure Drafts - Pierre Health Studios 1938-1941

Carton 3, Folder 39

Miscellaneous Notes - American Institute of Yoga 1938-1941

 

5:2 Tibetan Text Society 1942-1948

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the Tibetan Text Society, including correspondence, meeting minutes, Society by-laws and articles of incorporation.
Carton 3, Folder 40

By-laws, Articles Of Incorporation 1945-1946

Carton 3, Folder 41

Correspondence 1946

Carton 3, Folder 42

Draft documents, seals, etc. circa 1945

Carton 3, Folder 43

Minutes undated

 

Series 6 Correspondence 1934-1947

Physical Description: Box 2, Carton 3-4, Oversize Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into eighteen subseries, categorized by genre and correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Theos Bernard's correspondence.
 

6:1 Christmas and New Year's Cards 1937-1939

Physical Description: Box 2, Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Christmas and New Year's Cards sent by Theos Bernard.
Carton 3, Folder 44

Christmas cards, envelopes and enclosure 1937

Carton 3, Folder 45

Correspondence: Cover letter to Christmas card 1937

Carton 3, Folder 46

New Year's card 1937

Box 2, Folder 17

New Year's card 1939

Box 2, Folder 18

Correspondence: Cover letter to Christmas card 1939

 

6:2 Correspondence with Glen A. Bernard 1934-1947

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and his father Glen A. Bernard.
Carton 3, Folder 47

Correspondence: Glen A. Bernard 1934-1937

 

6:3 Correspondence with Viola Wertheim Bernard 1930s-1940s

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and his first wife, Viola Wertheim Bernard.
Carton 3, Folder 48

Correspondence: Viola Wertheim Bernard 1930s-1940s

 

6:4 Papers and Correspondence regarding Viola Wertheim 1938-1944

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers and correspondence relating to the divorce of Viola Wertheim Bernard and Theos Bernard.
Carton 3, Folder 49

Papers and Correspondence re: divorce and trust fund 1938-1944

 

6:5 Papers and Correspondence with Crable/Gordon Family 1937-1942

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and the Crable/Gordon family, most notably with his mother, Aura Gordon.
Carton 3, Folder 50

Correspondence: Aura Gordon 1937

Carton 3, Folder 51

Correspondence: Gordon Family 1939

Carton 3, Folder 52

Correspondence: Francis Crable 1940-1942

 

6:6 Papers and Correspondence regarding Donovan Lawsuit 1941

Physical Description: Carton 3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers and correspondence regarding Donovan lawsuit.
Carton 3, Folder 53

Correspondence: Birrell and Dimmock 1941

 

6:7 Correspondence with Ganna Walska (neé Hanna Puacz) 1941-1946

Physical Description: Carton 4, Oversize Box 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and his second wife, Ganna Walska.
Carton 4, Folder 1

Correspondence: Ganna Walska 1942

Carton 4, Folder 2

Correspondence: Ganna Walska 1943

Carton 4, Folder 3

Correspondence: Ganna Walska 1944

Carton 4, Folder 4-8

Correspondence: Ganna Walska 1945

Oversize Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence: Ganna Walska 1945

Carton 4, Folder 9-10

Correspondence: Ganna Walska 1946

Carton 4, Folder 11

Correspondence: Ganna Walska (notes and letters) 1940s

Carton 4, Folder 12

Correspondence: Ganna Walska (telegrams) 1941-1946

 

6:8 Papers and Correspondence regarding Ganna Walska

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers and correspondence relating to the divorce of Ganna Walska and Theos Bernard.
Carton 4, Folder 13

Papers regarding Ganna Walska Divorce 1946

 

6:9 Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence 1937-1947

Physical Description: Box 2, Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains miscellaneous personal correspondence of Theos Bernard and photographs of one of the correspondents, Dundul Namgyal "George" Tsarong.
Carton 4, Folder 14

Correspondence: Frederick Spencer Chapman 1937

Carton 4, Folder 15

Correspondence: Tsarong Shapé, Dasang Damdul (tsha rong zhabs pad, zla bzang dgra' 'dul) 1938-1944

Carton 4, Folder 16

Correspondence: B. Bhimasena Rao 1941

Carton 4, Folder 17

Correspondence: Dr. Milton Raisbeck 1941-1945

Carton 4, Folder 18

Correspondence: Dundul Namgyal "George" Tsarong (bdud 'dul rnam rgyal tsha rong) 1944-1947

Box 2, Folder 19

Tsarong (photographs) 1944

Carton 4, Folder 19

Correspondence: Kaviraj Narendranath Bidyanidhi 1947

Carton 4, Folder 20

Correspondence: Miscellaneous 1947

 

6:10 Papers and Correspondence with Public Relations Firm 1938

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with a public relations firm.
Carton 4, Folder 21

Correspondence: W. Colston Leigh 1938

 

6:11 Correspondence with Gendun Chopel [Chopel, Chhophel] (dge 'dun chos 'phel)

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and Gedun Chopel.
Carton 4, Folder 22

Correspondence: Gedun Chopel 1941-1944

 

6:12 Correspondence with Gegen Tharchin (dge rgan mthar phyin) 1937-1947

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and Gegen Tharchin.
Carton 4, Folder 23

Correspondence: Gegen Tharchin 1937-1947

 

6:13 Correspondence with Col. Charles A. Lindbergh 1937

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Carton 4, Folder 24

Correspondence: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh 1937

 

6:14 Miscellaneous Professional Correspondence

Physical Description: Carton 4, Oversize Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains miscellaneous professional correspondence of Theos Bernard.
Carton 4, Folder 25

Correspondence: British Mission (Lhasa) 1937

Carton 4, Folder 26

Correspondence: Church of Scotland Guild Mission 1937

Carton 4, Folder 27

Correspondence: Clarkstown Country Club 1937

Carton 4, Folder 28

Correspondence: N.I. Ellicott 1937

Carton 4, Folder 29

Correspondence: Miscellaneous Telegrams 1937

Carton 4, Folder 30

Correspondence: Tibetan Letters to FDR 1937

Carton 4, Folder 31

Correspondence: William Chamberlain and Motion Picture Distributors 1937

Carton 4, Folder 32

Correspondence: William Chamberlain and Newspaper Syndicates 1937-1939

Carton 4, Folder 33

Correspondence: Miscellaneous (Tibetan and Chinese) 1937-1940s

Carton 4, Folder 34

Correspondence: FDR Administration 1938

Carton 4, Folder 35

Correspondence: Trendong Shapé (bkras mthong zhabs pad) 1938

Carton 4, Folder 36

Correspondence: Miscellaneous (regarding films) 1938

Carton 4, Folder 37

Correspondence: NBC 1939

Carton 4, Folder 38

Correspondence: S.K. Jinorasa 1940-1941

Carton 4, Folder 39

Correspondence: Lowell Thomas 1940-1946

Carton 4, Folder 40

Correspondence: Book Publishers 1942-1946

Carton 4, Folder 41

Correspondence: Library of Congress 1945

Carton 4, Folder 42

Correspondence: Carl Dorese 1946-1948

Carton 4, Folder 43

Correspondence: Edward Schramm 1946

Carton 4, Folder 44

Correspondence: Nicholas Roerich 1947

Carton 4, Folder 45

Correspondence: Thos. Cook and Sons 1947

Carton 4, Folder 46

Correspondence: Miscellaneous Professional 1938-1947

Oversize Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence: Ashbel R. Welch 1945

Carton 4, Folder 47

Correspondence: Ashbel R. Welch undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence: Unidentified undated

 

6:15 Books and Lectures: Correspondence and Related Papers 1938-1947

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence and materials relating to Theos Bernard's books and lectures, including correspondence, itineraries, announcements, contracts, programs and flyers.
Carton 4, Folder 48

Correspondence: Hatha Yoga 1943-1946

Carton 4, Folder 49

Lecture Tour Itinerary 1938-1940

Carton 4, Folder 50

Lecture Tour Announcements 1938-1942

Carton 4, Folder 51

Lecture Announcements (non-tour) circa 1938

Carton 4, Folder 52

Lecture Tour Press Releases undated

Carton 4, Folder 53

Lecture Tour Programs and Flyers 1938-1939

Carton 4, Folder 54

Lecture Tour Contracts 1938

Carton 4, Folder 55

Lecture Tour Contracts 1939

Carton 4, Folder 56

Lecture Tour Contracts 1940

Carton 4, Folder 57-59

Correspondence: Twentieth Century India 1946-1947

 

6:16 Correspondence: Miscellaneous 1947

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Theos Bernard and the Station Master of the railway station in Siliguri, India.
Carton 4, Folder 60

Correspondence: Siliguri Station Master 1947

 

6:17 Correspondence Received Unsolicited (Fan Mail) or Posthumously 1938-1950s

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains fan mail received by Theos Bernard.
Carton 4, Folder 61-62

Correspondence: Miscellaneous Fan Mail 1938-1947

Carton 4, Folder 63

Correspondence: Posthumously Received 1950s

 

6:18 Correspondence Received, But Neither Authored nor Addressed 1930s-1950

Physical Description: Carton 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence received, but neither authored nor addressed.
Carton 4, Folder 64

Correspondence: Gegen Tharchin (dge rgan mthar phyin) and Statesman Newspaper (Calcutta) 1937

Carton 4, Folder 65

Correspondence: John E. Mock 1937

Carton 4, Folder 66

Correspondence: W.Y. (Walter Yeeling) Evans-Wentz/Herbert Schneider 1938

Carton 4, Folder 67

Correspondence: Viola Wertheim Bernard 1930s

Carton 4, Folder 68

Correspondence: Helen Graham Park 1947-1950

Carton 4, Folder 69

Correspondence: Ganna Walska 1941-1945

 

Series 7 Newspaper Clippings ca. 1937-1955

Physical Description: Cartons 9-10, Oversize Box 2, Volumes 1-3

Arrangement

Partially arranged.

Scope and Content Note

Contains loose newspaper clippings and three scrapbooks that document Theos Bernard, Tibet, yoga and his second wife, Ganna Walska. Some of the loose clippings are from clipping services hired by Theos Bernard.
Carton 9, Folder 1-57

Newspaper clippings ca. 1937-1946

Carton 10, Folder 1-41

Newspaper clippings ca. 1937-1946

Oversize Box 2, Folder 2

Newspaper clippings ca. 1937-1946

Volume 1

Clipping scrapbook about Theos Bernard 1937-1939

Volume 2

Clipping scrapbook about Theos Bernard, compilation commenced December 1937 1937

Volume 3

Clipping scrapbook about India, Tibet, Yoga (RESTRICTED) 1937-1939

 

Series 8 Glen Agazia Bernard 1884-1976

Physical Description: Boxes 2, 4, 6, Cartons 5-8

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into four subseries: Personal and Family Biographical Materials, Research Materials and Documents, Unpublished Writings, and Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the life of Glen A. Bernard, the father of Theos Bernard, including photographs, correspondence, passports, horoscopes, estate documents and wills, research materials, lecture notes, and writings on yoga and Tibetan philosophy.
 

8:1 Personal and Family Biographical Materials 1884-1976

Physical Description: Boxes 2, 4, 6, Carton 5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal materials relating to Glen A. Bernard, including photographs, business cards, notes, passports, legal documents, death certificates, and library catalogs.
Box 2, Folder 20

Glen Bernard (photographs) 1884-1920s

Box 2, Folder 21

Glen Bernard (photographs) 1920s-1976

Box 4, Folder 4-6

Glen Bernard and unidentified person (negatives) undated

Box 6, Folder 1

Atal Behari Ghosh [Atal Bihari Ghose] (photographs) 1920s-1935

Box 4, Folder 1

Atal Behari Ghosh [Atal Bihari Ghose] (negative) 1935

Box 6, Folder 2

Clyde Bernard (photographs) undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Irven Bernard (photographs) undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Pierre Arnold Bernard (photographs) undated

Box 6, Folder 5

Sukumar Chatterji (photographs) 1923

Box 6, Folder 6

Swami Vivekananda (photographs) undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Hatha Yogi Wassan (photographs) undated

Box 6, Folder 8

India (photographs) 1935-1936

Box 6, Folder 9

Bernard Family, various (photographs) 1870s-1920s

Box 6, Folder 10

Bernard Family, unidentified (photographs) undated

Box 6, Folder 11

Unidentified Persons (photographs) undated

Box 6, Folder 12

Tibetan Collection Appraisal Photographs 1950s-1960s

Box 4, Folder 35

Tibetan Collection Appraisal Photographs (negatives) 1950s-1960s

Box 4, Folder 8-28

La Cresenta (negatives) undated

Box 4, Folder 29-34

Unidentified (negatives) 1935

Carton 5, Folder 1

Passports, Family Notes, Business cards undated

Carton 5, Folder 2

Horoscopes 1926-1942

Carton 5, Folder 3

Wills and Deeds 1967

Carton 5, Folder 4

Death Certificate 1976

Carton 5, Folder 5

Glen Bernard Estate Documents 1965-1977

Carton 5, Folder 6-7

Clyde Bernard Estate Documents 1967-1978

Carton 5, Folder 8-9

Ray Bernard Estate Documents 1965-1967

Carton 5, Folder 10

Memorabilia 1900s-1930s

Carton 5, Folder 11

Palm Prints 1932

Carton 5, Folder 12-13

Appraisal of Theos Bernard Collection 1948

Carton 5, Folder 14

Tibetan Collection Catalogue 1948

Carton 5, Folder 15-16

Catalogue of Tibetan Manuscripts 1950s

Carton 5, Folder 17-21

Catalogue of Theos Bernard Library undated

Carton 5, Folder 22

Documents pertaining to Transferal of Theos Bernard Trust Fund to Glen A. Bernard 1955

 

8:2 Research Materials and Documents

Physical Description: Cartons 5-6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains research materials and documents relating to Glen A. Bernard's interests in yoga and Tibetan philosophy, including translations, lectures, notes, outlines, and journal articles.
Carton 5, Folder 23

Dharmaratna, Satvotpatti Vinischaya (translation) [1902, 1900s]

Carton 5, Folder 24

Vira Sadhana: International Journal of the Tantrik Order (excerpts) circa 1905

Carton 5, Folder 25

Printed Matter, re: Pierre Arnold Bernard circa 1910

Carton 5, Folder 26

A Lecture Given at Columbia University 1911

Carton 5, Folder 27

J.L. Triwedi, How to Attain Manhood and Womanhood 1914

Carton 5, Folder 28

Jagadish Chatterji, Kashmir Shaivism [1914, undated]

Carton 6, Folder 1

Lecture Notes: Sukumar Chatterji 1922

Carton 6, Folder 2

Lecture Notes: Sukumar Chatterji (transcription) 1922

Carton 6, Folder 3

Lecture Notes: Sukumar Chatterji 1922

Carton 6, Folder 4

Lecture Notes: Sukumar Chatterji 1922, 1964

Carton 6, Folder 5

Lecture Notes: Sukumar Chatterji, Hindu Systems 1924

Carton 6, Folder 6

Lecture Notes: Sukumar Chatterji undated

Carton 6, Folder 7

Outline: Advanced Course on "Divine Will Healing" Swami Yogananda 1925

Carton 6, Folder 8

Anapana Sati (notes) circa 1927

Carton 6, Folder 9

Rasayan Sar (plus notes) 193x

Carton 6, Folder 10

Notes: Yoga Vasistha 1930s

Carton 6, Folder 11

Regeneration of Sexual Fluids (book excerpt) [1934-1939]

Carton 6, Folder 12

Notes: Nyaya 1923

Carton 6, Folder 13

Acquisitions (India) 1935-1936

Carton 6, Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings on Yoga, Medicine, etc. 1937

Carton 6, Folder 15

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farmers' Bulletins 1938

Carton 6, Folder 16

Claude Bragdon, "Yoga for the West" 1939

Carton 6, Folder 17

Notes for Theos Bernard 1946

Carton 6, Folder 18

Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) 1951

Carton 6, Folder 19

Vedanta Society of California 1951-1952

Carton 6, Folder 20

Notes: Alex Wayman, "Explanation of Dependent Origination" 1956

Carton 6, Folder 21

Course Materials (unidentified) undated

Carton 6, Folder 22

Barnhart System of Vita Breathing undated

Carton 6, Folder 23

Miscellaneous Illustrations and Drawings undated

Carton 6, Folder 24

Notes: Astrology undated

Carton 6, Folder 25-26

Notes: Ayurvedic Medicine and Rasa undated

Carton 6, Folder 27-28

Notes: Samkhya undated

Carton 6, Folder 29

Notes: Vedanta undated

Carton 6, Folder 30-31

Notes: Yoga undated

Carton 6, Folder 32

Tantrik Doctrine of Duality in Unity undated

Carton 6, Folder 33

The Yogi Cleaning Breath undated

 

8:3 Unpublished Writings 1942, 1943, 1964, undated

Physical Description: Box 6, Cartons 6-7

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains unpublished writings of Glen Agazia Bernard, including works on sex, diet, Tibetan religion, philosophy, medicine and yoga.
Carton 6, Folder 34

Fundamental Laws of Tibetan Buddhism 1943

Carton 6, Folder 35

Contraceptives undated

Carton 6, Folder 36

Astrological Writings undated

Carton 6, Folder 37

Man, A Symbol of Nature undated

Carton 6, Folder 38

Mind: Its Mastery undated

Carton 6, Folder 39

History of Karmic Literature undated

Carton 6, Folder 40

Miscellaneous Writings on Yoga undated

Carton 6, Folder 41-42

Quintessence of the Psychology and Physiology of Sex Relations undated

Carton 6, Folder 43

The Rationale of Sex undated

Carton 6, Folder 44

The Rationale of Sex undated

Carton 6, Folder 45

Rebirth, Regeneration of Representative Cognition undated

Carton 7, Folder 1-6

Science of Life undated

Carton 7, Folder 7-8

Science of Nutrition undated

Carton 7, Folder 9-23

Selective Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Yoga undated

Carton 7, Folder 24

Sunlight Diet undated

Carton 7, Folder 25

The Path of Purity 1942

Carton 7, Folder 26

Therapeutic Abortion undated

Carton 7, Folder 27

Tibetan Medicine undated

Carton 7, Folder 28

Tibetan Medicine undated

Carton 7, Folder 29

World System, or Investigation of the Ultimate Being undated

 

8:4 Correspondence 1910s-1960s

Physical Description: Cartons 7-8

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the correspondence of Glen Agazia Bernard.
Carton 7, Folder 30

New Year's cards 1959-1961

Carton 7, Folder 31

Correspondence: Viola Wertheim Bernard 1937

Carton 7, Folder 32

Correspondence: Aura Crable 1910s

Carton 7, Folder 33

Correspondence: W.Y. (Walter Yeeling) Evans-Wentz 1932-1936

Carton 7, Folder 34

Correspondence: Manly P. Hall undated

Carton 7, Folder 35

Correspondence: Persons in India 1926-1929

Box 6, Folder 13

Correspondence: Persons in India 1926-1929

Carton 7, Folder 36

Correspondence: Persons in India 1930-1932

Carton 7, Folder 37

Correspondence: Persons in India 1935-1937

Carton 7, Folder 38

Correspondence: Persons in India 1938-1949

Carton 8, Folder 1

Correspondence: Hans Nordewin von Koerber 1934-1938

Carton 8, Folder 2

Correspondence: Helen Graham Park 1947-1960s

Carton 8, Folder 3

Correspondence regarding Theos Bernard's books 1949-1963

Carton 8, Folder 4

Correspondence: Philosophical Library 1951

Carton 8, Folder 5

Theos Bernard Copyright Transfer 1953

Carton 8, Folder 6

Correspondence: Library of Congress 1954

Carton 8, Folder 7

Correspondence regarding Theos Bernard Estate 1954-1957

Carton 8, Folder 8-9

Correspondence regarding Theos Bernard Tibetan Collection 1955-1963

Carton 8, Folder 10

Correspondence: Ray Bernard 1958-1965

Carton 8, Folder 11

Correspondence: Blanche DeVries 1963

Carton 8, Folder 12

Correspondence: La Varnie undated

Carton 8, Folder 31

Correspondence: Miscellaneous undated

 

Series 9 Gertrude Eleanore (Howell) Murray 1910-1998

Physical Description: Boxes 6, 10, Carton 8, Oversize Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Divided into 3 subseries: Personal and Biographical Materials, Correspondence, and Photographs.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials relating to Gertrude Eleanore Murray, companion of Glen Agazia Bernard.
 

9:1 Personal and Biographical Materials 1920s-1990s

Physical Description: Box 6, Carton 8, Oversize Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal and biographical materials relating to Eleanore Murray, including photographs, diaries, a scrap book and biographical documents.
Box 6, Folder 14-15

Eleanore Murray Portraits 1920s-1950s

Oversize Box 1

Eleanore Murray Portrait 1920s-1950s

Box 6, Folder 16

Unidentified photos undated

Box 6, Folder 17

Eleanore Murray 1950s-1990s

Box 6, Folder 18

Miscellaneous photos undated

Box 6, Folder 19

Property and house scenes undated

Carton 8, Folder 13

Personal and Biographical Documents 1910-1998

Carton 8, Folder 14

Scrap book (including newspaper clippings) circa 1921

Carton 8, Folder 15-16

Diaries 1925, 1944

 

9:2 Correspondence 1940s-1990s

Physical Description: Carton 8

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the correspondence of Eleanore Murray.
Carton 8, Folder 17

Map (California, Tourist) undated

Carton 8, Folder 18

Correspondence: Henry Miller 1959

Carton 8, Folder 19

Correspondence: Viola Wertheim Bernard 1980s-1990s

Carton 8, Folder 20

Correspondence: Carol Lingham 1980s-1997

Carton 8, Folder 21-22

Correspondence: Julian Don Alexander II 1989-1992

Carton 8, Folder 23

Correspondence: Georg Feuerstein 1989-1990s

Carton 8, Folder 24-25

Correspondence regarding Theos Bernard Collection 1940s-1990s

Carton 8, Folder 26-30

Correspondence: Miscellaneous Personal 1940s-1990s

 

9:3 Photographs 1930s-1940s

Physical Description: Box 10

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal photographs of Eleanore Murray.
Box 10, Folder 1-8

Loose photographs 1930s-1940s

Box 10, Folder 9-10

Scrapbook 1930s-1940s

 

Series 10 Unidentified and Miscellaneous Materials Undated

Physical Description: Box 11, Oversize Box 2, Oversize Folders 1-3 B, 1 C

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Provenance cannot be determined for these materials; they may belong to Theos Bernard, Glen Bernard, or Eleanore Murray. Includes artwork, drawings, maps, and charts relating to yoga, Asian culture, and world history.
Box 11, Folder 1

Unidentified text fragments undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 4

Unidentified text fragments undated

Box 11, Folder 2-8

Unidentified artwork and prints undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 5-6

Unidentified artwork undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous research materials undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 8

Miscellaneous maps undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 9

Book cover paste-up (Philosophical Foundations of India) undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 10

Posters of photographs of India by Raymond Burnier undated

Oversize Unit C, Folder 1

Drawings and artwork undated

Oversize Unit B, Folder 1

Charts relating to yoga undated

Oversize Unit B, Folder 2

Maps of India, Tibet, etc. undated

Oversize Unit B, Folder 3

Histomaps of history, religion, and evolution undated