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One of many tenants of the Idle Hour Estate was the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians. This cult changed the name of the estate to Peace Haven and occupied it from 1938–1941.

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Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians: James Schafer m.m., Peace Haven, and “Baby Jean” Files and Memorabilia: Special Collections Location: 12A: Requires appointment to use.

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Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians: James Schafer m.m., Peace Haven, and “Baby Jean” Files and Memorabilia: Special Collections Location: 12A: Requires appointment to use.

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1938

“Vanderbilt Estate To Be Peace Haven.” Unknown Source, January 21, 1938.

“Peace Cult’s Luxurious Long Island Eden.” Source Unknown. January 21, 1938.

“Fraternity Buys Vanderbilt Estate.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 22 Jan. 1939: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52634478>.

“VANDERBILT HOME AT OAKDALE SOLD.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 39. Jan 23 1938. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

“Purchasers Attracted to Suburban Sections by Variety of Dwelling Offerings.” New York Herald Tribune. January 23, 1938.

“VANDERBILT ESTATE TO BE RETREAT JULY 1.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. Jun 01 1938. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

“Vanderbilt Mansion to House Fraternity.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 30 June 1938: 4. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52706414>.

“Old Vanderbilt House Re-opens as Peace Haven.” New York Herald Tribune. July 3, 1938 “ “OLD VANDERBILT HOME TO BE RENAMED TODAY.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 14. Jul 04 1938. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

“Metaphysicians Seek Truth in L.I. Mansion.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5 July 1938: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52608563>.

“PEACE HAVEN OPENS ON FAMOUS ESTATE.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 34. Jul 05 1938. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

Lewis, B. Palmer. Letter. “No Christian Scientists are Members of Master Metaphysicians Fraternity.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 10 July 1938: 10. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52610248>.

“Peaceful Fraternity.” Time 18 July 1938. Time in partnership with CNN. 12 Feb. 2008 <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,760017,00.html>.

“Display Ad 26 — no Title.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 14. Sep 24 1938. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

1939

“Imposing Estates being Put to New Uses; Clubs and Developers Get Costly Places.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 47. Jun 21 1939. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“PEACE HAVEN POOL READY.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 11. Jul 29 1939. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

“Metaphysicians Dedicate Pool at Peace Haven.” New York Herald Tribune: July 29, 1939.

“Shafer and His L.I. Cult Seem to Grub Along Nicely on W.K. Vanderbilt Estate.” New York Post: July 29, 1939.

“Oakdale Taxpayers Hit: Removal of Peace Haven from Tax Roles.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 30 July 1939: 19. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52640905>.

“$50,000 Pool is Dedicated.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 29. Jul 31 1939. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Metaphysical Group Buys 2d Estate on L.I.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 4 Aug. 1939: 22. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52797979>.

“2D ESTATE BOUGHT BY METAPHYSICIANS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 3. Aug 04 1939. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

“Want to Pay Taxes, Metaphysicians Say.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11 Aug. 1939: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52798637>.

“Thinkers to Convene in Old L.I. Mansion.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 3 Sept. 1939: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52640163>.

“Metaphysicians Unit Will ‘Raise Shades.’” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 24 Sept. 1939: 50. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52650633>.

“Heads Master Metaphysicians.” Long Island Forum: October 1939.

“Baby Being Coached by Metaphysicians for Immortality.” New York Herald Tribune: November 27, 1939.

“Experiment in Immortality.” Pathfinder Magazine: December 9, 1939.

“METAPHYSICIANS BAR DEAL.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 67. Dec 10 1939. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

1940

“Baby Jean, Immortal So Far, Honored at Half-Birthday Party.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 7 Jan. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52680520>.

“$50,000 RING GIVEN TO ‘IMMORTAL’ BABY.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 28. Jan 07 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Contract of Sale Not Signed.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. Jan 18 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Immortal Infant.” Picture Post Magazine. January 20, 1940.

“Riches Via Metaphysics.” Newsweek. February 5, 1940. p.33.

“MAY BUY OLD HOLDING.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 37. Feb 29 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Peace Cult to Take Over Gould Stable.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 Feb. 1940: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52700367>.

“Flash! ‘Immortal Baby’ Says ‘Da-Da.’” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 6 Mar. 1940: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52678251>.

“DROPS ‘BLUE NETWORK’.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 17. Mar 11 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

Kahn, E.J. “A Place To Think.” The New Yorker 16. March 16, 1940: 50+.

“‘Immortal’ Baby Has Natural Taste for Easter Finery.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 22 Mar. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52686692>.

“ABOUT NEW YORK.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 24. Mar 29 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“AT THE FAIR.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 32. Jun 12 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“And When I Was One I Was Just Begun.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1 July 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52606180>.

“Leader To Send Messages From Studio in Manhattan.” New York World Telegram. July 1, 1940.

“Transition: Birthday: Baby Jean.” Newsweek. July 8, 1940. p.55.

“Peace Haven Residents Give Benefit.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12 July 1940: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52610825>.

“SOCIETY’S OFFICES TO MOVE UPTOWN.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 26. Jul 20 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Chief of L.I. Peace Haven Held on Charge of Sanitary Violation.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1 Aug. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52642013>.

“METAPHYSICIANS GET OPTION ON THEATRE.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 47. Sep 19 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Master Metaphysician’s Riches Shower Down Just So-So.” New York World Telegram. November 26, 1940.

“‘LIVING FLAME’ TO OPEN.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 37. Dec 11 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Baby Loses ‘Immortality’ As Mother Love Wins Out.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 17 Dec. 1940: 1+. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52777670>.

“BABY ‘IMMORTAL’ NO MORE.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 27. Dec 18 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Jean’s A Mortal Again.” Source Unknown. December 1940.

“‘IMMORTAL’ DIET LOST, BABY BACK ON PRUNES.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 26. Dec 19 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Peace Haven Cultists Probed By Bennett.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 Dec. 1940:1–2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52778228>.

“Donor Belittles Value of Baby Jean’s Ring.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 20 Dec. 1940: 1+. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52778520>.

“INQUIRY IS OPENED INTO SCHAFER CULT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 29. Dec 20 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Cult Leader a Romeo, Says Probe Witness.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 21 Dec. 1940: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52778836>.

“FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SHANGRI-LA TOLD.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 11. Dec 21 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Jean’s A Mere Mortal Now.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 22 Dec. 1940: 37. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52779427>.

“SAYS CULT PROFITED ON ‘INCURABLE’ CASE.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 28. Dec 22 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“NEW YORK: Immortal Storm.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 54. Dec 22 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“BABY JEAN’S NURSE GAVE CULT $7,000.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 11. Dec 24 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Paid $7,000 for Job With Cult, Says Nurse.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 24 Dec. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52779903>.

“LAYETTES ALSO MADE BY METAPHYSICIANS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 20. Dec 25 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Diaper Pin Gets You In Mystic’s Stork Club.” Source Unknown. December 25, 1940.

“‘The Storks,’ a Diaper Brigade, Bared as Offspring of Cult Head.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 26 Dec. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52780302>.

“SCHAFER DISCIPLES HEARD.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 15. Dec 27 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“DEWEY BEGINS INQUIRY INTO METAPHYSICIANS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 14. Dec 28 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Head Metaphysician James B. Schafer.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 Dec. 1940: 37. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52781638>.

“Cult Leader to Give Story Voluntarily to Attorney General.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 30 Dec. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Nespapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52781844>.

“SCHAFER ATTACKS INQUIRY INTO CULT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 19. Dec 30 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“The Transition of Baby Jean.” Newsweek. December 30, 1940. p. 32–33.

“How The Money Came In.” Time 30 Dec. 1940. Time in partnership with CNN. 12 Feb. 2008 <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,795100,00.html?promoid=googlep>.

“SCHAFER WILL END CULT ‘CERTIFICATES’.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 17. Dec 31 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

1941

“‘Metaphysical’ Prophecy of Wealth is Dud as Yet.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 3 Jan.1941: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspaperrs.com/image/52626033>.

“Court Bars Sale of Memberships by Metaphysicians.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 7 Jan. 1941: 1. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52628326>.

“COURT STOPS SALE OF ‘STOCK’ IN CULT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. Jan 08 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Offers Her Baby to Cult for ‘Immortalization.’” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 9 Jan. 1941: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52629216>.

175 Misc. 753; 25 N.Y.S.2d 974; 1941 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1520. LexisNexis Academic. Web. Date Accessed: 2015/01/07.

“Court Rules Peace Haven must Pay Taxes; Holds Cult Center is Not Religious Project.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 32. Jan 11 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Court Suggests Cult Use ‘Love Gifts’ for Taxes.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11 Jan. 1941: 13. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52630269>.

“Proud Suffolk Chateau Doomed by Progress.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 Jan. 1941:12. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52633715>.

“Labor Men Picket Metaphysician’s Theatre; ‘Radiant Center’ Held Union Contract ‘Dodge’.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 19. Jan 29 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Pickets Put Reality into ‘Radiant Center.’” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 Jan. 1941: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52637782>.

“Metaphysicians to Appeal Tax Ruling.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 17 Mar. 1941: 19. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52615058>.

“L.I. Cult’s Peace Haven Again in Legal War.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 28 Apr. 1941: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52823083>.

“‘Angel Child’ Given in Roslyn.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 13. May 10 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Auctioneer’s Hammer Poised to Smash Out Last of Peace Haven.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 June 1941: 1–2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/53522078>.

“Peace Haven Idyl Ends Abruptly; Crass Materialism Compels Sale.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 35. Jun 29 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“RADIANT CENTER PICKETED.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 22. Jul 02 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Peace Haven Sale Date Set.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 15. Jul 19 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“BUSINESS RECORDS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 20. Aug 22 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Charges Cult Leader Threatened ‘Love Gift’ Donor During Probe.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 26 Aug. 1941: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52616378>.

“SEER’ IS ACCUSED OF $9,000 THEFT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. Aug 26 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“‘CHURCH’ HEAD DENIES THEFT FROM WOMAN.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 6. Aug 27 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Auction Will Blast Peace Haven Quiet.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 Aug. 1941: 1. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52617405>.

“IT’S FATHER DIVINE AGAIN.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 15. Aug 30 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“BUSINESS RECORDS” New York Times (1923-Current file): 22. Aug 30 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Bankruptcy Move Saves Peace Haven From Auction Block.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 4 Sept. 1941: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52756602>.

“BUSINESS RECORDS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 29. Sep 04 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Peace Haven Order Vacated.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 11. Sep 17 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Peace Haven Sale at Foreclosure Set for Tomorrow.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 17 Sept. 1941: 23. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52763199>.

“$1,500,000 Home of ‘Immortality Baby’ at Oakdale is Auctioned Off for $22,000.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 18 Sept. 1941: 1. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52763266>.

“PEACE HAVEN IS SOLD IN FORECLOSURE SUIT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 13. Sep 19 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

http://0-search.proquest.com.library.dowling.edu/docview/105709149?accountid=10549&title=To Show Estate “To show Estate Prior to Sale.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 26. Oct 30 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“AUCTION SALES.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 34. Nov 03 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Schafer’s Cult’s Furnishings at L.I. Estate Sold.” New York Herald Tribune. November 3, 1941.

“Crowds, Crying Babes Invade L.I. Cult Haven.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 4 Nov. 1941: 20. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52797263>.

“PEACE HAVEN SALE OPENS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 30. Nov 04 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Last of Cult’s Curios go on Block Today.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5 Nov. 1941: 20. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52797323>.

“ Lunch Counter Set Up at Peace Haven Auction.” New York Herald Tribune. November 6, 1941.

1942

“FRAUD IS ADMITTED BY ‘METAPHYSICIAN’.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 44. Mar 25 1942. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Spell Fails, ‘Master’ Faces Prison as Thief.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 25 Mar. 1942: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52685227>.

“Metaphysical Swindler Traps Young Amateur.” Source Unknown. April 14, 1942.

“CULT LEADER GETS TERM IN SING SING.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. May 06 1942. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015

“SCHAFER FILES SUIT TO GET OUT OF CELL.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 22. Jun 26 1942. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Schafer Court Fight for Freedom Fails.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 6 July 1942: 9. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52659915>.

“CULT LEADER DENIED SING SING RELEASE.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 12. Jul 07 1942. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

1944

“Immortality Dispenser Sent Back to Prison.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5 Jan. 1944: 11. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52696329>.

“SCHAFER BACK IN PRISON.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 19. Jan 05 1944. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

1955

“A DOUBLE SUICIDE RECALLS ODD CULT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 24. Apr 27 1955. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

Brooks, Stan. “‘Immortality’ Cultist, Wife, Commit Suicide.” Newsday, Nassau ed. ed.: 5. Apr 27 1955.

1960′s

“When Royal Metaphysicians Were in Residence.” Adelphi Suffolk Eventide: 3. No Date.

“Schultz Never Slept Here; Metaphysician’s Baby Did.” Adelphi Suffolk Eventide: 3. November 8, 1963.

1970′s

“30 Years Ago.” Suffolk County News. June 27, 1971.

1980′s

Wittlock, Lavern. “When Idle Hour Was Peace Haven.” Long Island Forum: 200–207. October 1980.

Wittlock, Lavern. “When Idle Hour Was Peace Haven.” Long Island Forum: 236–241. November 1980.

“Whooo Else Inhabits Dowling?” Lion’s Voice: 4. December 9, 1981.

“Mr. and Mrs. James Schafer.” Suffolk County News. April 25, 1985.

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“Adelphi Theatre (New York).” Wikipedia. 20 Dec. 2007. 12 Feb. 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelphi_Theatre_(New_York)>.

“Experiment in Immortality.” Pathfinder: A News Review of World Affairs 9 Dec. 1939: 11. Whatever happened to Baby Jean after 1939? 1 Oct. 2002. 12 Feb. 2008 <http://www.fechter.com/BabyJeanGanutt.htm>.

“James Bernard Schafer” Wikipedia.19 July 2014. 7 Jan. 2015 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bernard_Schafer>

“Jean Gauntt - The Immortal Baby.” Museum of Hoaxes - Hoaxipedia. 12 Feb. 2008 <http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/Hoaxipedia/ Jean_Gauntt_-_The_Immortal_Baby/>.

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“Immortal Infant.” Picture Post Magazine. January 20, 1940.

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1960′s

“When Royal Metaphysicians Were in Residence.” Adelphi Suffolk Eventide: 3. No Date.

“Schultz Never Slept Here; Metaphysician’s Baby Did.” Adelphi Suffolk Eventide: 3. November 8, 1963.

1970′s

“30 Years Ago.” Suffolk County News. June 27, 1971.

1980′s

Wittlock, Lavern. “When Idle Hour Was Peace Haven.” Long Island Forum: 200–207. October 1980.

Wittlock, Lavern. “When Idle Hour Was Peace Haven.” Long Island Forum: 236–241. November 1980.

“Whooo Else Inhabits Dowling?” Lion’s Voice: 4. December 9, 1981.

“Mr. and Mrs. James Schafer.” Suffolk County News. April 25, 1985.

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“Fraternity Buys Vanderbilt Estate.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 22 Jan. 1939: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52634478>.

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“Vanderbilt Mansion to House Fraternity.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 30 June 1938: 4. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52706414>.

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“Metaphysicians Seek Truth in L.I. Mansion.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5 July 1938: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52608563>.

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Lewis, B. Palmer. Letter. “No Christian Scientists are Members of Master Metaphysicians Fraternity.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 10 July 1938: 10. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52610248>.

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“Oakdale Taxpayers Hit: Removal of Peace Haven from Tax Roles. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: July 29, 1939.

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“Metaphysical Group Buys 2d Estate on L.I.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 4 Aug. 1939: 22. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52797979>.

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“Want to Pay Taxes, Metaphysicians Say.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11 Aug. 1939: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52798637>.

“Thinkers to Convene in Old L.I. Mansion.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 3 Sept. 1939: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52640163>.

“Metaphysicians Unit Will ‘Raise Shades.’” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 24 Sept. 1939: 50. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52650633>.

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“Peace Cult to Take Over Gould Stable.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 Feb. 1940: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52700367>.

“Flash! ‘Immortal Baby’ Says ‘Da-Da.’” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 6 Mar. 1940: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <htp://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52678251>.

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“Peace Haven Residents Give Benefit.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12 July 1940: 5. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52610825>.

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“Chief of L.I. Peace Haven Held on Charge of Sanitary Violation.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1 Aug. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52642013>.

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“Peace Haven Cultists Probed By Bennett.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 Dec. 1940:1–2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52778228>.

“Donor Belittles Value of Baby Jean’s Ring.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 20 Dec. 1940: 1+. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52778520>.

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“Cult Leader a Romeo, Says Probe Witness.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 21 Dec. 1940: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52778836>.

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“Jean’s A Mere Mortal Now.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 22 Dec. 1940: 37. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52779427>.

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“Paid $7,000 for Job With Cult, Says Nurse.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 24 Dec. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52779903>.

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“‘The Storks,’ a Diaper Brigade, Bared as Offspring of Cult Head.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 26 Dec. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52780302>.

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“Head Metaphysician James B. Schafer.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 Dec. 1940: 37. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52781638>.

“Cult Leader to Give Story Voluntarily to Attorney General.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 30 Dec. 1940: 3. Brooklyn Nespapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52781844>.

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“Court Bars Sale of Memberships by Metaphysicians.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 7 Jan. 1941: 1. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52628326>.

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“Offers Her Baby to Cult for ‘Immortalization.’” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 9 Jan. 1941: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52629216>.

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“Court Suggests Cult Use ‘Love Gifts’ for Taxes.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11 Jan. 1941: 13. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52630269>.

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“Metaphysicians to Appeal Tax Ruling.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 17 Mar. 1941: 19. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52615058>.

“L.I. Cult’s Peace Haven Again in Legal War.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 28 Apr. 1941: 2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52823083>.

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“Auctioneer’s Hammer Poised to Smash Out Last of Peace Haven.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 June 1941: 1–2. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/53522078>.

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“Charges Cult Leader Threatened ‘Love Gift’ Donor During Probe.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 26 Aug. 1941: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52616378>.

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“Auction Will Blast Peace Haven Quiet.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 29 Aug. 1941: 1. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52617405>.

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“Bankruptcy Move Saves Peace Haven From Auction Block.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 4 Sept. 1941: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52756602>.

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“Peace Haven Sale at Foreclosure Set for Tomorrow.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 17 Sept. 1941: 23. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52763199>.

“$1,500,000 Home of ‘Immortality Baby’ at Oakdale is Auctioned Off for $22,000.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 18 Sept. 1941: 1. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52763266>.

“PEACE HAVEN IS SOLD IN FORECLOSURE SUIT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 13. Sep 19 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

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“PEACE HAVEN SALE OPENS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 30. Nov 04 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Last of Cult’s Curios go on Block Today.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5 Nov. 1941: 20. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52797323>.

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“Spell Fails, ‘Master’ Faces Prison as Thief.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 25 Mar. 1942: 3. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52685227>.

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“Schafer Court Fight for Freedom Fails.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 6 July 1942: 9. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52659915>.

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“Immortality Dispenser Sent Back to Prison.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5 Jan. 1944: 11. Brooklyn Newspapers at Brooklyn Public Library. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52696329>.

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“Riches Via Metaphysics.” Newsweek. February 5, 1940. p.33.

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“Transition: Birthday: Baby Jean.” Newsweek. July 8, 1940. p.55.

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“Metaphysical Swindler Traps Young Amateur.” Source Unknown. April 14, 1942.

“CULT LEADER GETS TERM IN SING SING.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. May 06 1942. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015

Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. “SCHAFER FILES SUIT TO GET OUT OF CELL.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 22. Jun 26 1942. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. “CULT LEADER DENIED SING SING RELEASE.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 12. Jul 07 1942. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

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“SCHAFER BACK IN PRISON.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 19. Jan 05 1944. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

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“MAY BUY OLD HOLDING.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 37. Feb 29 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“DROPS ‘BLUE NETWORK’.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 17. Mar 11 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

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Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. “To show Estate Prior to Sale.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 26. Oct 30 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“AUCTION SALES.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 34. Nov 03 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Schafer’s Cult’s Furnishings at L.I. Estate Sold.” New York Herald Tribune. November 3, 1941.

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“ Lunch Counter Set Up at Peace Haven Auction.” New York Herald Tribune. November 6, 1941.

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Kahn, E.J. “A Place To Think.” The New Yorker 16. March 16, 1940: 50+.

“Leader To Send Messages From Studio in Manhattan.” New York World Telegram. July 1, 1940.

“Master Metaphysician’s Riches Shower Down Just So-So.” New York World Telegram. November 26, 1940.

“Baby Immortal No More.” Source Unknown. December 18, 1940.

“Jean’s A Mortal Again.” Source Unknown. December 1940.

“Metaphysicians Get Option on Theatre.” Source Unknown. December 19, 1940.

“‘IMMORTAL’ DIET LOST, BABY BACK ON PRUNES.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 26. Dec 19 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“INQUIRY IS OPENED INTO SCHAFER CULT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 29. Dec 20 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SHANGRI-LA TOLD.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 11. Dec 21 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“SAYS CULT PROFITED ON ‘INCURABLE’ CASE.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 28. Dec 22 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

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“BABY JEAN’S NURSE GAVE CULT $7,000.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 11. Dec 24 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Diaper Pin Gets You In Mystic’s Stork Club.” Source Unknown. December 25, 1940.

“SCHAFER DISCIPLES HEARD.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 15. Dec 27 1940. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Dewey Begins Inquiry Into Metaphysicians.” Source Unknown. December 28, 1940.

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“COURT STOPS SALE OF ‘STOCK’ IN CULT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. Jan 08 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

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“Court Rules Peace Haven must Pay Taxes; Holds Cult Center is Not Religious Project.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 32. Jan 11 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Peace Haven Idyl Ends Abruptly; Crass Materialism Compels Sale.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 35. Jun 29 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Peace Haven Sale Date Set.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 15. Jul 19 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“BUSINESS RECORDS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 20. Aug 22 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“SEER’ IS ACCUSED OF $9,000 THEFT.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 21. Aug 26 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“Church Head Denies Theft From Woman” Unknown Source. August 27, 1941.

“IT’S FATHER DIVINE AGAIN.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 15. Aug 30 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

“BUSINESS RECORDS” New York Times (1923-Current file): 22. Aug 30 1941. ProQuest. Web. 7 Jan. 2015.

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“PEACE HAVEN POOL READY.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 11. Jul 29 1939. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

“Metaphysicians Dedicate Pool at Peace Haven.” New York Herald Tribune: July 29, 1939.

“Shafer and His L.I. Cult Seem to Grub Along Nicely on W.K. Vanderbilt Estate.” New York Post: July 29, 1939.

“Oakdale Taxpayers Hit: Removal of Peace Haven from Tax Roles. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: July 29, 1939.

Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. “2D ESTATE BOUGHT BY METAPHYSICIANS.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 3. Aug 04 1939. ProQuest. Web. 6 Jan. 2015.

“Heads Master Metaphysicians.” Long Island Forum: October 1939.

“Baby Being Coached by Metaphysicians for Immortality.” New York Herald Tribune: November 27, 1939.

“Experiment in Immortality.” Pathfinder Magazine: December 9, 1939.

“Metaphysicians Bar Deal.” New York Times: December 10, 1939.

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