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Stewart Alexander Collection

Identifier: MS 977
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Content Description

This collection includes archival material and circa 300 books and journals related to the career of Stewart Alexander, a medium, living in the UK. The primary content is recorded seances led by Stewart Alexander. Formats of the archival material include audio cd's, reel to reel audiotape, audiocassettes, newsclippings, correspondence, videotapes. Books and journals will be cataloged separately and discoverable through the library's online catalog at


  • 1970 - 2020

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Final listing of audio recordings will be available in Spring 2023. These recordings will not be made available online publicly, but can be be requested for research purposes, due to privacy concerns for persons featured in them. Contact for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must befacilitated through the Woodson Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Stewart Alexander is a researcher into Spiritualism and has an extensive personal knowledge of mediumship gained over more than fifty years. His journey as an author and as a medium were both largely inspired by Arthur Findlay and his classic work On the Edge of the Etheric. He studied Spiritualism and attended many séances before making the decision to form his own circle. There his mediumship gradually developed. Decades later, his spiritual capabilities of facilitating communication with the dead have been witnessed and testified too by many.

Alexander's book An Extraordinary Journey: The Memoirs of a Physical Medium combines his own experiences and those of others experiencing his mediumship with the history of Spiritualism. These accounts provide a perspective concerning the greatest of mysteries - whether consciousness survives bodily death. Alexander lives in England and continues his home circle with persons seeking to connect with the next world.


8 Linear Feet (8 cartons of archival materials)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Stewart Alexander, with support from Leslie Kean, 2021.
Guide to the Stewart Alexander Collection, circa 1970-2020
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Repository Details

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

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