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Jan M. Cox collection

Jan M. Cox collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jan M. Cox collection
Creator: Cox, Jan, 1938-
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1976
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms1190
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of numerous typescripts from 1968 to 1975, interviews, newspaper accounts, Koray articles, news releases, book review commentary and other associated material to Cox's life, beliefs, and professional goals.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Jan Cox, an authority on fifteenth and sixteenth century Eastern philosophy, has gained considerable attention in the intellectual and popular communities with his application of these views to modern psychological techniques. His basic theme, espoused in Magnus Machina (1971), is that "civilization as a whole will only evolve through the concentrated, personal efforts and struggles of individual men working to become more knowledgeable of themselves objectively, and thusly extend their everyday awareness, concern and compassion for their mortal brothers." He has published numerous articles and books and was an unsuccessful candidate for governor of Georgia in 1970.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jan M. Cox collection, 1968-1976. MS 1190. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Cox, Jan, 1938-
Philosophers -- United States -- Biography.
Philosophy, Asian -- 15th century.
Philosophy, Asian -- 16th century.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12The Work
13Newspaper Accounts
14Writings, 1968
15Koray Adventure
16Writings, 1969
17The Dialogues of Gurdjieff
18Writings, 1970
19Writings, 1971
110Writings, 1972
111Writings, 1973
112Writings, 1974
113Writings, 1975
114Writings, 1976
115Untitled Typecript (copy) by Jan Cox, 1976
116Writings, 1977
114Catalog, Handbook, photograph
21 Dialogues of Gurdjieff: Vol. I