Very fine parts of the Janet & Colin Bord great library of paranormal literature (see picture) were brought here by Clas Svahn as a donation after his recent tour of southern England. Besides being an author & photographer couple (with several dozen books on phenomena to their credit) the two run the Fortean Picture Library.
The Bords have promised us more materials from their gold-mine during coming years. In the donation we have catalogued a large number of pictorial books and series of books for the AFU library, including the Time-Life, Reader’s Digest and Larousse series. We often see these book on sale at eBay but have not been able to finance shipping to Sweden.
The Bords also donated a box full of signed, mostly German editions of their published works. There were also copies of Swedish and Spanish editions and elusive items such as the Indian edition of a book by W. Raymond Drake, copies of the books by psychiatrist Berthold Schwarz.
The donation also included a large number of US magazines like William Corliss‘s Science Frontiers newsletter. In fact, we are now happy to own a complete collection of all issues numbered 1 to 165, which brings us almost up to date. Other examples of included mags were Alternate Perceptions, Farout, Skeptic’s UFO Newsletter and the three issues of the MUFON UFO Journal which have been missing in our files. A newcomer was also a complete collection (issues # 1-17) of the fortean newsletter Elsewhen, published 1989-1991 by Mark R. Gardner out of Oregon.