Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., Atlantic University
International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals (http://www.iapsop.com/).
This is a non-profit organization devoted to the “digital preservation of rare spiritualist and occult periodicals published between 1840 and the start of the Second World War.” Some of the holdings include issues of magazines and newspapers such as the Banner of Light, Christian Spiritualist, Journal and Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, Lucifer, Path, Spiritual Magazine, Spiritual Scientist, Theosophist, Two Worlds, Unseen Universe, Western Star, and Zoist. It also includes some books.
Here I present examples of articles from early issues of the Banner of Light.
Brittan, S.B. (1859). Man and his relations. June 11, p. 4.
Child, A.B. (1858). History of mediums: Number 1: Mrs. J.S. Davis. May 29, p. 7.
Cora L.V. Hatch. (1859). April 9, p. 5.
Edmonds, J.W. (1859). Judge Edmonds on spiritualism: Number eight: Speaking in tongues. August 6, p. 3.
From Professor Hare. (1858). June 5, p. 4.
G., E.M. (1857). The Davenport boys. October 3, p. 7.
Hardinge, E. (1859). Letter from Emma Hardinge. May 14, p. 7.
Hayden, W.R. (1857). Seven years with the spirits in the old and new world: Being a narrative of the visit of Mrs. W.R. Hayden to England, France and Ireland; with a brief account of her early experience as a medium for spirit manifestations in America. May 21, pp. 6-7.
Hume, the medium, and the academicians and journalists of France. (1857). October 31, p. 8.
K., H. (1858). Miss M. Munson, No. 3 Wnter St., Boston, as a trance speaker. July 3, p. 7.
The manifestation of spirit power expressive of a higher life. (1857). April 18, p. 7.
Myra. (1857). Hand-writing imitated. March 13, p. 6.
Nichols, S.B. (1858). Letter from a visitor at one of our circles confirming a manifestation. July 10, p. 5.
Shillaber, D. (1858). Remarkable physical manifestations. (1858). July 17, p. 5.
Startling evidence of spirit identity. (1857). July 2, p. 6.
Sunderland, L.R. (1859). The trance. January 15, p. 3.
Wilburn, C. (1857). The evidence of immortality. May 21, p. 3.