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New York Philosophical Club records, 1900-1920

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0929
Bib ID 4079158 View CLIO record
Creator(s) New York Philosophical Club
Title New York Philosophical Club records, 1900-1920
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .
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Legacy Finding aid

Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by speaker.

Description

Summary

Typescripts and printed copies of papers presented at the New York Philosophical Club, including papers by John Dewey and Bertrand Russell. Also, a manuscript volume of including meeting minutes, correspondence, attendance, speakers at the Club, dating from 1900 to 1919, is also included.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Legacy Finding aid

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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); New York Philosophical Club records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Minute book, 1900-1919, is on: microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from the Philosophy Department, 1984.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Microfilm of Minutes Processed HR 10/08/94.

Revision Description

March 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abstracts (summaries) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Microfilms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

New York Philosophical Club was organized in 1902, when Frederick J. Woodbridge and Felix Adler joined the philosophy department at Columbia. The mission of the club was to bring people of diverse philosophical attitudes and ideas together. When John Dewey joined the faculty in 1904, he was elected to the club. Members of the Philosophy Department at other universities such as NYU, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton were also welcomed as members of the club. Members of the club include Morris Raphael Cohen, William Montague, Horace Frisco, John Herman Randall, Ernest Nagel, Sidney Hook, William Bakewell, W. H. Sheldon, Brand Blanshard, James Gutmann, as well as others. In the early years, the club met in the homes of its members. In the early 40s, meetings were transferred to the Columbia Faculty Club for a short period of time and then the club met at the Faculty House of New York University in the late 50s. The New York Philosophical Club was active until the mid 1970s.