About the
Alan Watts Organization

We are the Alan Watts Organization.
You may have met us before, perhaps under a slightly different name, i.e. The Alan Watts Electronic University, the Alan Watts Center, or the Alan Watts Project, but we all know how much friends change over the years.

Mark & Alan Watts looking at a show poster. – 1965

We are a small organization based in the San Francisco Bay area devoted to maintaining and disseminating the work of Alan Watts. Under the guidance of Alan’s son (owner and archivist of Alan’s recorded materials), Mark Watts, we distribute and provide avenues to interact with the recorded works of Alan Watts.

This endeavor includes continued archiving of the original media, digitization, categorization, mastering, restoring, and curating the source material, as well as a host of other editorial and creative tasks. We provide access to the recorded works and are continuously working to make these works accessible to wider audiences through innovative distribution efforts.

Mark Watts browsing the Alan Watts Archives. – 2017

Given the hundreds of hours of media (originally recorded on lacquered disks and magnetic reels), the archival/digitization effort is a substantial undertaking. Alan was not only a prolific speaker, but with the guidance of his son, Mark Watts and close friend and audio genius Henry “Sandy” Jacobs, he became a diligent recorder of his work.

Since the founding of the Electronic University in 1973, the task of maintaining and distributing these recorded works has been carried on in some form or another; with the resurgence of interest in Alan’s work over the past few years this has proven more important than ever.

Alan’s NAGRA. – 2017

The efforts of the Organization will make Alan’s invaluable work more accessible through the development of summaries of the audio, robust search functionality, and freely available samples of recordings.

We are hard at work establishing a trusted repository of the current digitized works of Alan Watts, and will continue the digitization efforts of never before heard audio as time and funding permits. As we finalize the archiving efforts, we will also be actively participating in the furtherance of the philosophy and playfulness Alan was such a strong believer in.

About the
Alan Watts Organization

We are the Alan Watts Organization.
You may have met us before, perhaps under a slightly different name, i.e. The Alan Watts Electronic University, the Alan Watts Center, or the Alan Watts Project, but we all know how much friends change over the years.

Mark & Alan Watts looking at a show poster. – 1965

We are a small organization based in the San Francisco Bay area devoted to maintaining and disseminating the work of Alan Watts. Under the guidance of Alan’s son (owner and archivist of Alan’s recorded materials), Mark Watts, we distribute and provide avenues to interact with the recorded works of Alan Watts.

This endeavor includes continued archiving of the original media, digitization, categorization, mastering, restoring, and curating the source material, as well as a host of other editorial and creative tasks. We provide access to the recorded works and are continuously working to make these works accessible to wider audiences through innovative distribution efforts.

Mark Watts browsing the Alan Watts Archives. – 2017

Given the hundreds of hours of media (originally recorded on lacquered disks and magnetic reels), the archival/digitization effort is a substantial undertaking. Alan was not only a prolific speaker, but with the guidance of his son, Mark Watts and close friend and audio genius Henry “Sandy” Jacobs, he became a diligent recorder of his work.

Since the founding of the Electronic University in 1973, the task of maintaining and distributing these recorded works has been carried on in some form or another; with the resurgence of interest in Alan’s work over the past few years this has proven more important than ever.

Alan’s NAGRA. – 2017

The efforts of the Organization will make Alan’s invaluable work more accessible through the development of summaries of the audio, robust search functionality, and freely available samples of recordings.

We are hard at work establishing a trusted repository of the current digitized works of Alan Watts, and will continue the digitization efforts of never before heard audio as time and funding permits. As we finalize the archiving efforts, we will also be actively participating in the furtherance of the philosophy and playfulness Alan was such a strong believer in.