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Significant Historical Dates
of Helen and Bill

 

Helen SchucmanHelen Schucman

1909 (July 14): Birth – New York City
1921 (Summer): Experience at Lourdes, France
1922: Baptism as a Baptist
1931-1935: New York University (B.A.)
1932 (Fall): Meets Louis Schucman
1933 (May 26): Marries Louis Schucman
1938 (circa): Subway Experience
1952-1957: New York University (Ph.D.)
1958 (Early): Meets William Thetford
1958: Accepts position as Research Psychologist from Bill Thetford
         at Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University
1965 (June): “There must be another way” speech by Bill
1965 (June-October): Pre-Course visions and experiences
1965-1972: Scribing of A Course in Miracles
         Text:  October 21, 1965 - October 10, 1968
         Workbook for Students:  May 26, 1969 - February 18, 1971
         Manual for Teachers:  April 12, 1972 - September 7, 1972
1969,1971: (December 25, 1969, March 12 - November 11, 1971): Early poems
1972 (October), 1977 (April): “Notes on Sound”
1972 (November 25): Meets Kenneth Wapnick
1973 (January), 1975 (January, March): “Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice”
1973 (December 24) - 1978 (March 20): Later poems
1973 (late) – 1975 (early): Final editing of A Course in Miracles
1975 (May 29): Meets Judith Skutch
1975: Copyright of A Course in Miracles obtained by Foundation for Inner Peace for
           Helen Schucman who then assigns copyright to the Foundation
1975 (Summer, Fall): Distribution of 300 photo-offset copies of A Course in Miracles
           manuscript in book form
1975 (September - December): “Clarification of Terms”
1976 (June): Publication A Course in Miracles:  First Printing – 5,000 copies
1976 (Fall): Retires – Columbia University
1977 (September -November): “The Song of Prayer”
1978 (February 8 - April 11): “The Gifts of God”
1981 (February 9): Dies – New York City
Bill Thetford


William Thetford

1923 (April 25): Birth – Chicago
1940: Lindblom High School, Chicago (Diploma)
1940-1944: DePauw University (A.B.)
1945-1949: University of Chicago (Ph.D.)
1949-1951: Research Psychologist - Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago
1951-1954: Senior Psychologist, U.S. Government (CIA), Washington, D.C.
1954-1955: Director, Psychology Department, Institute for Living, Hartford
1955-1958: Faculty, Research Psychologist, Cornell University
1958: Professor of Medical Psychology, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
         Columbia University, and Director, Psychology Department, Presbyterian Hospital
1958: Meets and hires Helen Schucman as Research Psychologist
1965 (June): “There must be another way” speech to Helen
1965-1972: Transcribes Helen’s scribings of A Course in Miracles
         Text:  October 21, 1965 - October 10, 1968
         Workbook for Students:  May 26, 1969 - February 18, 1971
         Manual for Teachers:  April 12, 1972 - September 7, 1972
1972: Meets Kenneth Wapnick
1973 (Late) - 1975 (Early): Final editing of A Course in Miracles
1975 (May 29): Meets Judith Skutch
1975: Copyright of A Course in Miracles obtained by Foundation for Inner Peace for
           Helen Schucman who then assigns copyright to the Foundation for Inner Peace
1975 (Summer, Fall): Distribution of 300 photo-offset copies of A Course in Miracles
           manuscript in book form
1976 (June): Publication of A Course in Miracles:  First Printing – 5,000 copies
1978: Retires from Columbia University, moves to California (Tiburon, later La Jolla)
1981 (February 9): Helen’s death – New York City
1981: Choose Once Again (book) with Jules Finegold
1988 (July 4): Dies – Tiburon, California


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