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International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) video collection

Identifier: MS-0094

Scope and Contents

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) Video Collection contains VHS tapes and DVDs dated 2000-2014.


  • 2000-2014


Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights held by the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA).

Biographical / Historical

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) was organized on March 18, 1999, by select scientists and practitioners meeting in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in conjunction with the first professional conference on remote viewing that was being held in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The founders of IRVA were Hal Puthoff, the co-founder of SRI’s remote viewing program; David Hathcock, the organizing facilitator and a retired business executive; John Alexander, a retired US Army Colonel in Special Forces and Intelligence; Lyn Buchannan, a former US Army remote viewer and trainer; Paul H. Smith, a former US Army remote viewer and trainer; Skip Atwater, a former US Army RV unit operations and training officer; Angela Thompson Smith, a RV researcher, author, and trainer; Macello Truzzi, a Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University; Russell Targ, the co-founder of SRI’s remote viewing program; and Stephan Schwartz, an author and remote viewing researcher.

The objective of IRVA was to create an organization that would provide a mechanism for evaluating the discipline called “remote viewing” (RV), encourage scientifically sound research, propose ethical standards, and provide overview educational information to the remote viewing community and general public. IRVA’s primary goal was to provide an unbiased approach relative to information, training, research, and education regarding remote viewing.

IRVA’s continuing major tasks are to maintain a credible and responsible remote viewing focused internet site which presents key existing published scientific findings, newly-breaking scientific published articles, current educational options and considerations, remote viewing practice targets, community discussion forums, remote-viewing related videos, easy access to the CIA Stargate Archives, and remote-viewing related event listings.


3.0 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)




This collection contains videos related to presentations made at seven International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) conferences, 2000-2014. Presentations made at the 2000 conference are on VHS tapes; all others are on DVDs. Topics include remote viewing (RV), psychic abilities, and extrasensory perception (ESP).


Collection is arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Separated from the Angela Thompson Smith papers in November 2021.

Guide to the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) Video Collection
William Drumm and Madison Seyres
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States