November 2012. I have just started my research on the history of LSD and this is my first time in the US. I’m heading to the University of Santa Cruz library where I will be examining a collection at the archives. I am greeted by Nicholas Meriwether, better known for directing the local Grateful Dead collection. I have informed the staff about my visit and there is an air of anticipation on his smile. “I’m here to look at the papers of Nina Graboi,” I tell him. His face lights up and he addresses me as a true Californian. “Dude, she had such an amazing life!”… continue reading.