The Shulgin Archive

Updated 17 November, 2017 by Keeper Trout:

Despite the fact that there has been an inadequate level of support to sustain the archiving project through completion, everyone involved is committed to finishing the job as we believe it is important. So going forward, a couple of necessary changes are occurring so that we can achieve our shared goal of digitizing the work of Alexander and Ann Shulgin.

First, the Shulgin Archive is ceasing to exist as an independent organization. This applies only to the conceptual organization and does not refer to the physical Shulgin Archive that will someday house the actual artifacts after screening, cataloguing and indexing.  That might sound sad but it is necessary to enable the successful completion of digitizing the archive so it should rightly be regarded as a really positive change.

And there is an even more exciting change.

Completion of the digital version has become a project of our good friends, the Erowids. Anyone wanting to support this project is encouraged to support Erowid and say thanks to them for their interest and their help with the Shulgin Archives.

Thank You Erowid, here’s to the future!



Hello everyone – We’ve gotten an inquiry or two from people interested in making a donation via bitcoin to Ann. So we’ve set up a bitcoin wallet for her.  The receiving address is 1D93ioMftanqMXefcf1hQmVrH4aVbJQkUQ. 

Ann’s Statement on the Shulgin Archive & Fundraiser

Dear Shulgin Community,

Once again, I have some exciting news concerning the current Shulgin projects. After ten months of evaluation, assessment, and strategic organization, the small core team working on the Shulgin Archive have determined that this area of endeavor must become its own enterprise. The team, headed by Melitta von Abele (Interim Director) and Keeper Trout (Digital Archive Director), will file the archive project as a 501(c)(3) in November 2016 as The Shulgin Archive.

Paul Daley, Simon Brandt and Nicholas Cozzi, who are publishing their research in the chemistry and pharmacology of psychedelics under the ASRI (Alexander Shulgin Research Institute) designation, will continue to nurture that aspect of the Shulgin legacy until it is ready to become a fully-fledged organization alongside Transform Press and The Shulgin Archive.

The Shulgin Archive team will launch their first fundraising campaign from October 24 to December 15, 2016. I hope you will look out for the banner announcement and consider donating to support their formation of a digital library from the numerous research documents and reports, lectures, journals, letters, and photographs belonging to the Shulgin estate. More details on the Archive project mission will be provided in the fundraising campaign materials.

As always, we are grateful to have your continued interest and support.


Ann Shulgin

Transform Press Launches New Website

Hello everyone –

The Alexander Shulgin Research Institute has some exciting news that we’d like to share with you. Transform Press, which was founded in 1991 by Alexander (“Sasha”) and Ann Shulgin to publish their now cult classic PiHKAL, has officially become a separate sister organization.

As part of this move, Transform Press has launched its own website. The press is a niche publishing house specializing in works on psychopharmacology, psychedelic drug research, and other material relating to psychoactive compounds, society, states of consciousness, and the individual. Its mission is to preserve and publish the Shulgin legacy of research and to inspire societal transformation by giving voice, reach, and influence to writers of high quality texts in these areas of interest. Transform Press will continue to offer Sasha and Ann’s seminal texts in both print and digital formats, including a forthcoming multivolume memorial edition of both PiHKAL and TiHKAL with new bonus content, and will expand its offerings by publishing new authors.

We encourage you to visit and explore the Transform Press website. Among other things, it includes a news post by Ann Shulgin that explains this transition in greater detail, a publications page where you can order books, a social media page where you can connect with the Press’s new Facebook and Twitter pages, and a subscribe page where you can sign up to receive updates from Transform Press about news posts and publications.

Coming Soon

Hello everyone –

There hasn’t been much happening on this web site for quite a while. But don’t judge a book by its cover!

It has taken some time since Sasha’s death to take stock of the vast amounts of material that he left behind. We have been assembling a team, and people are working on the many tasks that need to be done. Now we need to communicate more regularly about what is happening.

My own first report about my activities was published in Erowid Extracts, the spiffy print magazine that you receive if you join Erowid. But I’m not the only person working by any means.

A major revision to this web site is in the works, to more accurately reflect the work that is happening and what will be happening in the future. So stay tuned!