The Foundation Library

James Randi --- Wizard (
Sun, 19 May 1996 04:06:36 -0400


To repeat a posting I made here a few weeks ago, the James Randi
Educational Foundation (JREF), as one of its three major functions,
will make available to any persons who wish to use it, a
book-and-video library of materials on paranormal, supernatural, and
occult subjects. And, with your help, it can become the most complete
such specialized library in the world.

I am presently gathering material for this collection, and it is
coming in daily. While much of this material is available in used
book stores, and I have invested a good sum in this source, the
remainder has come from my own personal library -- and now from
donors. Obviously, others around this country and around the world
have appropriate material for the Foundation. I appeal to you for
your help in donating journals and books that we have not yet
obtained. As I specified previously, anything (pro or con) is
welcomed as a donation.

We will have a Spanish-language section to serve the specialized needs
of the Florida community, and our WWW pages will have a parallel
facility, as well, since there are active Spanish-speaking skeptical
groups out there. To a lesser degree, other languages will also be
represented in the Home Office library, and videotapes in SECAM and
PAL standards -- as well as NTSC format -- will be available and are
welcome as donations.

We will of course provide donors with a valuation for income tax
purposes, since the JREF is a 501(c)3 educational organization. If
you have material that you could donate, please contact me and briefly
describe what you have to donate. Or, if the material is obviously
the sort of thing that could be of use, you may send it to me without
describing it. Postal costs will be reimbursed.

Many thanks for your help!

James Randi Educational Foundation
201 S.E. Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1815

phone: +1 954 467 1112 (after June 1)


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