Hawkins, Gerald S. (1928-2003)

The Gerald Hawkins collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, memorabilia, notebooks, legal material, artwork, film and video, professional material, research material, and audio material.

Manuscripts in the collection include scholarly articles by Hawkins and others from the 1960s, as well as various undated analysis notes and drafts of works about Stonehenge. Also included are various subject files addressing Hawkins’ professional work, with weight given to Stonehenge and crop circles.

Correspondence includes a series of general letters from 1988 to 1990, as well as assorted, undated cards and postcards. A series of undated letters with the Smithsonian are also included, as well as notes regarding Stonehenge and crop circles from 1990 to 2003, and letters with the Lundy Field Society from 1990 to 1995.

Printed material includes newspaper clippings from 1988 to 1990, an undated poster titled “Stonehenge In The Park,” as well as pamphlets, magazines, journals, and brochures from 1965 to 1991 regarding astronomy and the universe. Specific publications include various issues of Time from 1965 to 1974, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians from 1977, and various issues of Archaeoastronomy from 1980. A collection of Hawkins’ work is also present, including notable titles such as, “A New Theory of the Universe,” “Expansion of the Universe” (1962), “”The Plume Over a Meteorite Crater” (1964), “The Redshift” (1960), Stonehenge Decoded” (1963), “Splendor in the Sky” (1961), and “A Study of Tektites” (1963).

Photographs include various undated photos and slides, including a framed photo of Hawkins receiving an award, an assortment of color prints of English crop circles, and photographs for Beyond Stonehenge.

Memorabilia includes a Stonehenge Badge, a calculator used in Stonehenge work from 1980 to 1990, and various award certificates from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Smithsonian Institution. A diploma from the University of Manchester and a certificate from Phi Beta Kappa at BU are also included.

Notebooks include undated journals about physics and other general scientific subjects.

Legal material includes four passports.

Artwork in the collection includes various drawings for Mind Steps to the Cosmos, as well as an undated printed internet cartoon.

Film and video includes an undated video, “Crop Circle Communique,” as well as a DVD documentary from 1977 featuring Hawkins titled, “The Magic of Stonehenge.”

Professional material includes the Lundy Field Society’s Annual Reports from 1992 and 1994, an undated officer list for the Society of Psychical Research, and various diagrams of Stonehenge from Wiltshire, England.

Research material includes undated notes, articles, mathematical and music theory, and geometric diagrams regarding Stonehenge and crop circles.

Audio material includes a CD from 1965 containing CBS’s “The Mystery of Stonehenge.”

Notable Figures
1. Hawkins, Gerald S.
Associated Subjects
1. Science Subject Guide