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Charles Frankel Papers, 1960s-1970s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1715
Bib ID 10693393 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Frankel, Charles
Title Charles Frankel Papers, 1960s-1970s
Physical Description 15 linear feet (10 record storage boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

Material is unprocessed. Was assessed as an unprocessed collection in February 2019. Majority of the collection can be made available. One box (Box 10) with students records and files in question is restricted. Researchers should be advised to report to RBML staff and/or do not use in their research any questionable content (such as students records, personal information, letters of recommendation, etc.) in case they come across such materials. Researchers also should be warned to handle fragile materials (such as newspapers, clippings, and brittle paper) carefuly. Researchers should not try to unfold newspapers. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Box 10 is restricted.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Not yet organized. Material is unprocessed. There is no any particular order and physical or intellectual arrangement.

Description

Summary

Personal papers of Charles Frankel include among other his correspondence with organizations and individuals, writings, publications, research materials, class descriptions, photographs, etc.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

Material is unprocessed. Was assessed as an unprocessed collection in February 2019. Majority of the collection can be made available. One box (Box 10) with students records and files in question is restricted. Researchers should be advised to report to RBML staff and/or do not use in their research any questionable content (such as students records, personal information, letters of recommendation, etc.) in case they come across such materials. Researchers also should be warned to handle fragile materials (such as newspapers, clippings, and brittle paper) carefuly. Researchers should not try to unfold newspapers. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Box 10 is restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Frankel Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transfer from the Diamond Law Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2013.2014.M170: Source of acquisition--[source of acquisition]. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--date.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative. Assessment performed in February 2019 by Yekaterina Davidenko as part of Hidden Collections. During the process of reviewing collection, some documents were identified as subjects to restriction (students records, letters of recommendation, Kisinger file). They were removed from their original place, stored in one box (Box 10) and restricted. They are subject for further detailed review during the collection processing in a future.

Subject Headings

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Philosophy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's rights -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Charles Frankel (December 13, 1917 – May 10, 1979) was an American philosopher, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, Old Dominion Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs at Columbia University and founding director of the National Humanities Center.

Professor Frankel was born in New York City on December 13, 1917. He received his A.B. degree with honors in English and Philosophy from Columbia College in 1937, and did his graduate work at Cornell and Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1946. During the war he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Ocean areas and Japan, leaving naval service with the rank of lieutenant.

Professor Charles Frankel combined scholarly work with active involvement in political and public affairs. He was Old Dominion Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs at Columbia University, teaching in the Faculty of Philosophy and te School of Law. He served as an Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs during the Johnson Administration. He resigned in 1967, protesting the administration's policies in Vietnam. In 1978 Frankel became the first president and founding director of the National Humanities Center.

Charles Frankel is the author of The Face of Reason (1948), The Case for Modern Man (1956), Issues in University Education (1959), The Democratic Prospect (1962), The Love of Anxiety and Other Essays (1965), Education and the Barricades (1968), High on Foggy Bottom (1969), The Pleasures of Philosophy (1971), A Stubborn Case (1972). He also wrote for many periodicals and scholarly journals, some of whic are: Science, Foreign Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, Commentary, Journal of Higher Education, The New Yorker, Harper's, Daedalus, Ethics, Encounter, New York Times Magazine.

On May 10, 1979 Charles Frankel and his wife Helen were murdered in their Bedford Hills home during a series of burglary‐murders.