Happy guests mingled before the dinner, Tobias Lindgren and Benny Dahl
My speach at the dinner
Kjell Jonsson with our two bookshelves in 1977
Our development and expansion since 1980 has been exceptional. We now have ten premises and between 15-20 people working at the archive on a daily basis. There is 24 000 books, 45 000 magazines and something like 1,5 kilometers total shelf capacity. Archives for UFO Research is since many years an internationally recognized and firmly established archive institution. A world repository for books, magazines, clippings, organisational & personal files, photos, audio- and audiovisual material etc on ufos, forteana and paranormal phenomena of all kinds. But we also collect objects, models, artwork, t-shirts, posters etc.
One of the AFU libraries
Hilary Evans during a visit to AFU October 7, 1996
Donations of very extensive collections of forteana, parapsychology, folklore, theosophy, esoterica and other borderland subjects have initiated a discussion within the board of eventually changing the name of the foundation to give a more accurate description of our collections and work. We have not reached a decision, yet. We want to keep our acronym AFU but somehow also perhaps include words like fortean, paranormal or unexplained. The board will present our new name when we initiate our new AFU homepage this summer.
AFU has a complete collection of Proceedings of the Society of Psychical Research from 1882-