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Cayce Family Collection

Identifier: Coll. 1

Scope and Contents

The collection is primarily composed of paper materials, including correspondence, legal papers, and publications. Other materials include artifacts, certificates, news clippings, photographs, and audio-visual materials. The Hugh Lynn Cayce series comprises the majority of the collection.


  • 1855 - 2013


Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Edgar Cayce Foundation.

Biographical / Historical

The Cayce Family of Hopkinsville, Ky., included Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), known as the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most documented psychic of the 20th century; his wife, Gertrude Evans Cayce (1880-1945), who supported her husband's work and served as the conductor for his readings; Edgar Cayce's father, Leslie Burr Cayce (1853-1937); and the children of Edgar and Gertrude, Hugh Lynn (1907-1982), manager of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, established in 1931, and Edgar Evans (1918-2013), electrical engineer and author. Hugh Lynn and Sally Cayce's son, Charles Thomas Cayce (1942-2016) received his Ph.D. in child psychology in 1968. He taught college and worked for the U.S. State Department abroad before returning to Virginia Beach and joining the A.R.E. staff. He became president of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in 1977 and served as president for 29 years until he retired in 2006.


45.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged in 4 series: 1. Cayce Family, 1855-2013. 2. Hugh Lynn Cayce, 1907-1982. 3. Edgar Evans Cayce, 1950-2013. 4. Charles Thomas Cayce, 1984-1990.

The Hugh Lynn Cayce series is based upon the arrangement created by Norrene Leary, former secretary to Hugh Lynn Cayce.
Cayce Family Collection
Jessica Newell
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The Edgar Cayce Foundation Repository

215 S. 67th Street
Virginia Beach VA 23451 United States