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Richard F. Haines Ufology papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 706
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

The Richard F. Haines Ufology papers includes documents that cover the period between the 1970s and 2010s. It includes personal and professional correspondence, administrative documents of NARCAP and drafts of its research projects, Haines' own drafts and printouts for conference presentations. It also contains a large set of UFO photos with notes and photo analysis, and well as audio tapes with interviews of UFO witnesses. The audio cassettes have been digitized and once completed, will be filed on the Woodson Research Center's nearline server, and accessible by request. The recordings will also be transcribed.

Dates

  • 1947 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be through facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, woodson@rice.edu, 713-348-2586.

Biographical / Historical

Richard F. Haines, PhD, was an American psychologist working for NASA and various other research organizations between 1967 and 1988. Since the 1980s Haines became actively involved into the study of UFO phenomena and after retirement he dedicated most of his time to this topic. During the late 1980s he also participated in the study of parapsychology in collaboration with Dr. Edwin C. May and Stanford Research Institute. However, Haines' biggest passion was a study of UFO cases that involved pilots of civil and military aircrafts. In 1999, a National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP) was created to accumulate such reports, and Haines assumed a position of a chief scientist for the organization.

Extent

17 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Richard F. Haines Ufology papers includes documents that cover the period between the 1970s and 2010s. It includes personal and professional correspondence, administrative documents of NARCAP and drafts of its research projects, Haines' own drafts and printouts for conference presentations. It also contains a large set of UFO photos with notes and photo analysis, and well as audio tapes with interviews of UFO witnesses.

Related Materials

Edwin C. May Laboratories for Fundamental Research papers. Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas. http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1363
Title
Guide to the Richard F. Haines Ufology papers, 1947-2015
Status
Unprocessed Addenda
Author
Stanislav Panin
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA