The Shulgin Archive is dedicated to creating a digital library of Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin and his wife Ann Shulgin’s extensive research materials on psychedelics to support the work of psychotherapists, researchers, cultural historians and social reform activists interested in the ethical applications of psychopharmacology towards a better society.
November 2017 update from Keeper Trout:
Despite the fact that there has been an inadequate level of support to sustain the project through completion,
everyone involved is committed to finishing the job as we believe it is important that this resource exists. So going forward, a couple of necessary changes are occurring so that we can achieve our shared goal of digitizing the work of Alexander and Ann Shulgin.
First, the Shulgin Archive is ceasing to exist as an independent organization. This applies only to the conceptual organization and does not refer to the physical Shulgin Archive that will someday house the actual artifacts after screening, cataloguing and indexing.
And there is an even more exciting change.
Completion of the digital version has become a project of our good friends, the Erowids. Anyone wanting to support this project is encouraged to support Erowid and say thanks to them for their interest and their help with the Shulgin Archives.
Thank You Erowid, here’s to the future!
“I do this work because of the incredible properties I have come to appreciate in these products [psychedelic compounds]. Some of these drugs will be of unprecedented value… in the exploration of the human mind. And they can, as a consequence, be of value to physicians and healers…. psychedelics are among the world’s most useful tools in the pursuit of this understanding.” Sasha Shulgin, Why I Do What I Do
Sasha and Ann Shulgin imbued their work with incredible integrity and transparency. The materials in the Shulgin collection are uniquely steeped in the cultural history of the psychedelic movement. They also contain outstanding reports on psychopharmacological research that should be available to future generations of researchers.