The George Roman Library Project

The George Roman Library Project is a physical collection of esoteric, aquarian, and human potential books seeking an appropriate and permanent home.

“Over the course of his life, George Roman accumulated a collection of books and related materials which reflected both his interests and the gamut of esoteric and human-potential topics — ranging from his specialties, personology and vedic astrology, neuro-linguistic programming, and psychology; to new-age philosophy, self-help and personal-power seminars; to books about love, romance, and relationships; to practical books about speaking, writing, and success; to Eastern and Western religions and cults; to tarot, palmistry, and other esoteric arts. George Roman’s library is not only a measure of his personal interests, but also a representation of the history and manifold divergences of the aquarian movement of the latter half of the 20th Century.

Now, just over a decade since Mr. Roman’s death, his library has been classified and catalogued, and begs to find a home where others might freely appreciate its information. Our objective is to find a central location for all of it, or for its more esoteric subjects to go to one place and its human-potential literature to go to another. While some of the items might be of particular interest to collectors or dealers, we consider such items to be integral to the collection. We would like for these books and other materials to finally reside in a library dedicated to the preservation of such literature and the propagation of its ideas.

We are looking to donate this library to the ‘right’ host(s), who would provide these materials the most appropriate home. We would appreciate hearing from you, if you might be interested in hosting this library, or if you might know of some party who would be. The full cataloguing of this library is to be found on this site. Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions, and also feel free to leave a phone number and best time to talk with you.” [via]

The collection has a presence on the web, twitter, and just recently joined LibraryThing. One great thing about them adding their collection over at LibraryThing is the ability to get interesting insight into the collection using a number of views that compare their catalog with yours and others.

You may be interested in checking out this project, taking a look at what they’ve got in the online catalog, adding them as a friend or interesting library at LibraryThing, or, if you think you’re the right match, in contacting them about possibility for hosting the collection.