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James Gutmann papers, 1917-1988

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0529
Bib ID 4078846 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gutmann, James, 1897-1988
Title James Gutmann papers, 1917-1988
Physical Description 3 linear feet (3 linear feet 6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-6. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence; Series III: Subject Files; Series IV: Manuscripts; Series V: Printed Materials; Series VI: Oversize

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, audio cassette, and printed materials. The papers are chiefly professional in nature, concerning teaching, research, students, and some Columbia University academic business, particularly the University Seminars, of which Gutmann was Director from 1970-1976. The files contain letters from colleagues at Columbia and elsewhere. Some of the major correspondents are: Arthur C. Danto, Irwin Edman, Charles Frankel, Horace L. Friess, Sterling P. Lamprecht, John H. Randall, and Herbert Schneider. There are special correspondence files devoted to Joseph Frank (1916-1970), Dean of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Fritz Marti, and numerous letters written to Gutmann in 1964 on his receiving the Nicholas Murray Butler Medal for Philosophy. There are also manuscripts by Gutmann on the myth of Prometheus, mystical experience, Nietzsche and the ethical movement. The subject files include material relating to academic freedom, awards, intergration, Gutmann's biography, Israel, and Gutmann's vitae. In addition there are printed materials by Gutmann and by others inscribed to Gutmann

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-6. 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); James Gutman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Collections related by provenance: James Gutmann Micronesian Papers.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, printed materials, etc Processed JHR 12/01/89.

Revision Description

2010-02-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Colorado Rocky Mountain School Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. University Seminars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Danto, Arthur C., 1924-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Joseph, 1916-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frankel, Charles, 1917-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Friess, Horace L (Horace Leland), 1900-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamprecht, Sterling P (Sterling Power), 1890-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marti, Fritz, 1894- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Randall, John Herman, Jr., 1899-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schneider, Herbert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of philosophy, Columbia University. Gutmann was Director of the University Seminars, 1970-1976. (Columbia University A.B., 1918; A.M., 1919; Ph.D., 1936).