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Horace L. Friess papers, 1919-1981

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Call No.: MS#0460
Bib ID 4078791 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Friess, Horace L (Horace Leland), 1900-1975 ; Weingartner, Fannia
Title Horace L. Friess papers, 1919-1981
Physical Description 52 boxes (52 boxes)
Language(s) English , French , German .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-52. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, reports, memoranda, documents, and printed materials relating to Friess' dual career. The correspondence files include letters from professors of religion and philosophy at Columbia and other universities; from his students; letters dealing with Columbia academic matters; letters with related reports and memoranda concerning his membership in the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the American Council of Learned Societies Committee on the History of Religion, the latter concerned with lectures on Chinese religions by Wing-Tsit Chan in 1950 and on Islam by Louis Massignon in 1952. The academic writings of Friess consist of manuscripts, typescripts, manuscript notes, course materials, and other items relating to his teaching, research, publishing and other activities and associations at Columbia. Religion and philosophy are the chief topics, particularly German philosophy. There are numerous manuscripts submitted to Friess by colleagues and students, including three lengthy ones by Dr. Arno Carl Coutinho.

The Society for Ethical Culture and American Ethical Union files contain letters, reports, memoranda, and other documents relating to the general programs and activities of these organizations. Particular emphasis is given to the training of and continuing education for Ethical Culture leaders. These files also contain manuscripts, typescripts, manuscript notes for Friess' addresses, wedding ceremonies, funeral services, and his publications relating to the Ethical Culture movement. Included are his extensive files of manuscript notes and typescripts for his uncompleted biography of Felix Adler, the founder of Ethical Culture, as well as materials on the history of Ethical Culture schools, particularly the New York Society's Fieldstone School. Of the printed materials in this collection relating to the Ethical Culture movement, about one-half of the reprints, pamphlets, brochures, and other ephemera are by Friess. In addition there is a large group of books, journal issues, pamphlets, and reprints on religion, philosophy, political science, and social science, many in French and German. Some are by Friess, but the majority are by other authors, some inscribed to Friess. Also, the revised typescript drafts of Friess' biography of Adler, FELIX ADLER, MEMORIES AND STUDIES (N.Y., Columbia University Press, 1981) edited by Fannia Weingartner.

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The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-52. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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.

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); Horace L. Friess papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-04-06 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Adler, Felix, 1851-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Council of Learned Societies. Committee on the History of Religions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chan, Wing-tsit, 1901-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coutinho, Arno Carl Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethical culture movement Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethics -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fieldston School (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Islam -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Massignon, Louis, 1883-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy, German -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Religion -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Society for Ethical Culture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. (Columbia University A.B., 1918; Ph.D., 1926).

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Series I: Catalogued Correspondence



Box 1 Brunschvicg, Leon


Box 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray


Box 1 Coffin, Henry Sloane


Box 1 Cohen, Morris Raphael


Box 1 Hellman, George Sidney


Box 1 Hocking, William Ernest


Box 1 Massignon, Louis


Box 1 Niebuhr, Reinhold


Box 1 Roosevelt, Eleanor


Box 1 Spranger, Eduard


Box 1 Russell, Richard Brevard

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence and Other Materials


Box 1 Professional Correspondence, 1927-1966

Re: philosophy and religion, chiefly Columbia University files; 3 folders deal with Louis Massignon's lecture tour in 1952



Box 2 Professional Correspondence, continued, 1960-1972


Box 2 Family and Personal Correspondence, circa 1920-1972


Box 2 Documents


Box 2 Memorabilia


Box 2 Photographs

Series III: Academic Writings

mss., typescripts, ms. notes and some related correspondence relating to Friess' teaching, research, publishing, and other activities and associations at Columbia University.



Box 3 Columbia University, A-Z



Box 4 Identified manuscripts, A-Z



Box 5 Unidentified manuscripts



Box 6 Manuscript and notes on German philosophy



Box 7 Manuscript and notes on German philosophy

Series IV: Columbia University Course Materials

Lecture notes, miscellaneous notes, outlines, bibliographies, and papers submitted by students.



Box 8 Unidentified materials



Box 9 Lecture notes


Box 9 Notes


Box 9 Philosophy courses



Box 10 Religion courses


Box 10 Students' papers

Series V: Columbia University



Box 11 Bureau of Applied Social Research


Box 11 Council for Research in the Social Sciences, 1951-1952



Box 12 Seminar on Religion and Health

Seminar minutes and related papers.



Box 13 Seminar on Religion and Health

Seminar minutes and related papers.



Box 14 Seminar on Religion and Health

Seminar minutes and related papers.

Series VI: Organizations



Box 15 American Council of Learned Societies--Committee on the History of Religion, 1949-1950

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, chiefly relating to Wing-Tsit Chan lectures.


Box 15 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1957-1971

Reports and related materials.


Society for Ethical Culture



Box 19 Correspondence, 1933-1974

Friess' files as a leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, with related reports, memoranda and other materials.



Box 20 Documents, A-Z

Reports, memoranda, minutes and other records of the New York Society, chiefly Fellowship Seminars.


Writings

Writings, chiefly by Friess, including mss., ms. notes, typescripts and related printed materials; notes and texts for addresses, wedding ceremonies and funeral services.


Manuscripts by Friess and Others



Box 21 Identified manucripts, A -M



Box 22 Identified manucripts, N-Z


Box 22 Unidentified manuscripts--1



Box 23 Unidentified manuscripts--2-3



Box 24 Unidentified manuscripts--2-3


Manuscripts by Friess



Box 25 Ethical Culture Schools

mss., typescripts, mss. notes on history of Ethical Culture schools, particularly the Fieldstone School.


American Ethical Union



Box 26 Correspondence, 1953-1971

With related mss. and documents.


Box 26 Leadership Training Files, 1950-1957



Box 27 Leadership Training Files, 1958-1974

Series VII: Manuscripts by Others

Typescipts and mimeographed texts of writings on philosophy, religion, and ethical culture.



Box 16 Identified manucripts, A - Z



Box 17 Unidentified manuscripts



Box 18 Manuscripts by Dr. Arno Carl Coutinho

Series VIII: Felix Adler Biography

Manuscripts, typescripts and ms. notes for Friess' projected biography of Felix Adler; also included are mss. and notes for other writings by Friess on Adler.



Box 28 Felix Adler Biography

Includes related correspondence.



Box 29 Felix Adler Biography



Box 30 Felix Adler Biography



Box 31 Felix Adler Biography



Box 32 Felix Adler Biography



Box 33 Felix Adler Biography



Box 34 Felix Adler Biography



Box 35 Felix Adler Biography



Box 36 Felix Adler Biography



Box 37 Felix Adler Biography



Box 38 Felix Adler Biography

Contains typescript drafts and page proofs for the biography that was edited by Fannia Weingartner and published by Columbia University Press in 1981.



Box 39 Felix Adler Biography

Contains typescript drafts and page proofs for the biography that was edited by Fannia Weingartner and published by Columbia University Press in 1981.

Series IX: Printed Materials


Society for Ethical Culture & American Ethical Union

Articles, pamphlets and printed ephemera published by or relating to SEC & AEU.



Box 40 Written by Friess



Box 41 Written by Others


Academic Writings

Articles, pamphlets, reprints, etc



Box 42 Written by Friess


Box 42 Written by Others


Religion, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Science

Books, journal issues, pamphlets and reprints; some by Friess; some inscribed to him.



Box 43 Printed Materials



Box 44 Printed Materials



Box 45 Printed Materials



Box 46 Printed Materials



Box 47 Printed Materials



Box 48 Printed Materials



Box 49 Printed Materials



Box 50 Printed Materials



Box 51 Printed Materials



Box 52 Printed Materials