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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 (6 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .
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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.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series.

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

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.

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.

Accruals

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gutmann, James. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1978. Accession number--M-78.

Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, printed materials, etc: Source of acquisition--Rosenkrantz, Mrs. Barbara Gutmann. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--05/18/89. Accession number--M-89-05-18.

Gift of Mr. James Gutmann, 1978, 1981.

Gift of Mrs. Barbara Gutmann Rosencranz, 1988.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89. Processed by BRC 5/21/78; rev. BRC 12/81; rev. LJ-W 3/88; rev. JHR 11/17/89.

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 -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students 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).

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Adler, Felix


Barzun, Jacques


Behrman, Samuel N.


Black, Algernon D.


Bush, Wendell T.


Carey, Robert T.


Coss, John Jacob


Danto, Arthur C.


Deutsch, Babette


Dewey, John


Dupee, Frederick W.


Edman, Irwin


Frankel, Charles


Frankfurter, Felix


Friess, Horace L.


Graffman, Gary & Naomi


Ginsberg, Allen


Hamlin, Talbot F.


Highet, Gilbert


Hollander, John


Kallen, Horace Meyer


Keating, Kenneth B.


Kohn, Robert David


Lamont, Corliss


Loveman, Amy


Lamprecht, John Herman


Randall, Mercedes


Sarton, May


Schneider, Herbert W.


Tannenbaum, Frank


Trilling, Lionel


Van Doren, Mark


Woodbridge, Frederick J. E.


Wouk, Herman

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence


Subseries II.1: Chrolological Correspondence



Box 2 Arranged chronologically by decade, 1934-1960



Box 3 Arranged chronologically by decade, 1970-1980; 1981 - 1988


Subseries II.2: Special Correspondence Files


Box 3 Butler Medal for Philosophy (letters of congratulations), 1964


Box 3 Colorado Rocky Mountain School Joseph Frank, Dean, with related correspondence, 1964 - 1970


Box 3 Marti, Fritz Letters, 1937 - 1972


Box 3 "Special Correspondence", 1963 - 1977


Box 3 Miscellaneous material

Series III: Subject Files



Box 4 Americal Civil Liberties Committee Academic freedom


Box 4 Awards


Box 4 "Der Bibliothekar"


Box 4 Biographical file


Box 4 Integrity and integration


Box 4 Israel visits and talk


Box 4 Photographs


Box 4 Vitae

Series IV: Manuscripts



Box 5 Manuscripts

Series V: Printed Materials



Box 6 Articles by Gutmann and others inscribed to him

Series VI: Oversize



Flat Box 270 "Association of the Degallbladderized"