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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Entries; Series III: Production Files.
This collection contains the correspondence, typescripts, production files, and financial records of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy (1967). The correspondence is between the editorial staff and the entry authors. The Entries series contains typescript drafts (with holograph corrections) of the articles included in the encyclopedia. Production files contain lists of the members of the Editorial Board, indexes, and table of contents of the encyclopedia. Financial records include ledgers of monthly expences (1962-1964) and monthly production progress reports. One box of closed/restricted files is at the end of the collection. Gaps in the alphabetical sequence indicates files not received
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Restrictions on Access
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.
This collection has no restrictions. Box 63 was formerly restricted until Paul Edwards' death (December 9, 2004).
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Encyclopedia of Philosophy records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2020-06-15 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Encyclopedia of Philosophy (New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. and the Free Press; London: Collier, MacMillan, 1967).
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy was first published in 1967 in eight volumes, edited by Paul Edwards. It was reprinted in four volumes in 1972.