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John Herman Randall papers, 1911-1977

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Call No.: MS#1046
Bib ID 4079250 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Randall, John Herman, Jr., 1899-1980
Title John Herman Randall papers, 1911-1977
Physical Description 44 boxes (44 boxes 1 oversize folder 1 tube box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 9 series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, course materials, organization files, photographs, and printed materials of John Herman Randall, Jr. Included among the cataloged correspondence are lengthy philosophical exchanges between Randall and Harry Elmer Barnes, Wendell T. Bush, John J. Coss, John Dewey, Irwin Edman, William Ernest Hocking, Corliss Lamont, Sterling P. Lamprecht, Arthur O. Lovejoy, Reinhold Niebuhr, Herbert W. Schneider, and Frederick J.E. Woodbridge, and in the uncataloged series, Horace Friess, James Gutmann, and Paul O. Kristeller. A separate series contains family correspondence consisting primarily of letters from Randall to his wife, Mercedes Irene Moritz Randall, during their courtship and early marriage. Randall's manuscripts include drafts of many of his articles and essays (a number of which became chapters in several of his books) as well as typescripts, proofs and related materials for many of his books, notably THE CAREER OF PHILOSOPHY, VOLUMES I-III, ARISTOTLE, THE MAKING OF THE MODERN MIND, NATURE AND HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE, PLATO, and THE ROLE OF KNOWLEDGE IN WESTERN RELIGION.

Also, files relating to several of the organizations to which Randall belonged, including the American Philosophical Association, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy. Printed copies of many of Randall's writings have been kept with the collection. At the end of the collection are several boxes of material relating to Mercedes Moritz Randall, and particularly to her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and to her book, IMPROPER BOSTONIAN, a biography of Emily Greene Balch.

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This collection has no restrictions.

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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); John Herman Randall papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

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

Subject Headings

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American Philosophical Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Aristotle Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barnes, Harry Elmer, 1889-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bush, Wendell T., 1866-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil rights -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coss, John J. (John Jacob), 1884-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Friess, Horace L (Horace Leland), 1900-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gutman, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kristeller, Paul Oskar, 1905-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamprecht, Sterling P (Sterling Power), 1890-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peace -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- United States -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy, Ancient Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plato Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Randall, Mercedes M. (Mercedes Moritz), 1895-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Renaissance Society of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schneider, Herbert W (Herbert Wallace), 1892-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Societies and clubs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woodbridge, Frederick James Eugene, 1867-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

F.J.E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. A.B. 1918, A.M. 1919, Ph.D. 1923.

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Series I: Catalogued Correspondence



Box 1 Alinsky, Saul D.


Box 1 Barnes, Harry Elmer


Box 1 Barzun, Jacques


Box 1 Brunschvicg, Leon


Box 1 Bush, Wendell T.


Box 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray


Box 1 Cadman, Samuel Parkes


Box 1 Cassirer, Toni (Mrs. Ernst)


Box 1 Coss, John J.


Box 1 Cowley, Malcolm


Box 1 Curti, Merle


Box 1 Dewey, Jane


Box 1 Dewey, John



Box 2 Edman, Irwin


Box 2 Erskine, John


Box 2 Fox, Dixon Ryan


Box 2 Gildersleeve, Virginia C.


Box 2 Hadas, Moses


Box 2 Hand, Learned


Box 2 Haydn, Hiram


Box 2 Hocking, William Ernest


Box 2 Hofstadter, Richard


Box 2 Huxley, Julian S.


Box 2 Johnson, Alvin


Box 2 Kallen, Horace M.


Box 2 Keppel, Frederick Paul


Box 2 Knopf, Alfred A.


Box 2 Knox, Raymond C.


Box 2 Lamont, Corliss


Box 2 Lamont, Florence


Box 2 Lamprecht, Sterling P.


Box 2 Lang, Paul H.


Box 2 Lee, Algernon


Box 2 Lovejoy, Arthur O.


Box 2 Lynd, Robert Staughton


Box 2 Mannheim, Karl


Box 2 Marcuse, Herbert


Box 2 Maritain, Jacques


Box 2 Menninger, Karl


Box 2 Mommsen, Theodor E.


Box 2 Muste, Abraham J.


Box 2 Neff, Emery s


Box 2 Niebuhr, Reinhold


Box 2 Pegram, George B.


Box 2 Perkins, Dexter


Box 2 Rand,Ayn


Box 2 Randall, John Herman, Jr.


Box 2 Santayana, George


Box 2 Schneider, Herbert W.


Box 2 Shotwell, James T.


Box 2 Thorndike, Lynn


Box 2 Trilling, Lionel


Box 2 Van Doren, Mark



Box 3 Wolfe, Helena Woodbridge


Box 3 Woodbridge, Frederick J.E

Series II: Catalogued Manuscripts


Box 3 Dewey, John


Box 3 Hocking, William Ernest


Box 3 Post, Alice Thatcher


Box 3 Randall, Mercedes Irene Moritz (Mrs. John H., Jr.)

Series III: Correspondence


General:



Box 4 1913-1919 and undated, 1913-1919, undated


Includes:


Box 4 Horace Friess


Box 4 James Gutmann


Box 4 Paul O. Kristeller et al.)



Box 5 1950-1962



Box 6 1963-1977


Family:



Box 7 Moritz, Dr. and Mrs. Albert and Elsie -to/from, 1921-1922


Box 7 Randall,-Dr. and Mrs. John H., Sr. and Minerva Ballard -to/from, 1916-1922 1923-1934, 1916-1922, 1923-1934


Box 7 Randall, John H. Jr to Mercedes I. Moritz Randall, 1921-192?



Box 8 Randall, John-H. Jr. to Mercedes I. Moritz Randall, 1923-1946 1922-1938 (cards), 1923-1946, 1922-1938


Box 8 Randall, John H. Jr. and Mercedes to, on engagement and marriage, 1922


Box 8 Randall, John H. III and Francis


Box 8 Randall, Mercedes I. Moritz to John H. Randall Jr.


Box 8 Randall, Mercedes I. Moritz to John H. Randall Jr. "Regina Coeli"-manuscript book presented to J. H. Randall, Jr., 1922


Box 8 Randall, John H. Jr. to Mercedes I. Moritz-copies



Box 9 Randall, John H. Jr. to Mercedes I. Moritz-copies and related material

Series IV: Manuscripts


Many articles and essays also appeared as chapters in several of Randall's books



Box 10 The Aesthetic Attitude Toward Life


Box 10 Are Religious Dogmas Cognitive and Meaningful?


Aristotle:


Box 10 t.ms. (original)


Box 10 t.ms. (carbon)


Box 10 revisions, Front matter and miscellaneous typescripts


Box 10 related material


Box 10 reviews


Box 10 The Art of Language and the Linguistic Situation. . .(Matchette Lecture, Wesleys)



Box 11 Arthur Lovejoy and the History of Ideas


Box 11 Autobiography, 196O


The Career of Philosophy:


Box 11 Volume I. t.ms. (Books 1-3, copy l)


Box 11 Volume I. t.ms. (Books 1-3, copy 2)



Box 12 Volume I. t.ms. (Book 4)


Box 12 Volume I. t.ms. (Book 4, copy 2)


Box 12 Reviews and Related Material



Box 13 Volume II. t.ms. (Book 5)-2 folders


Box 13 Volume II. t.ms. (Book 6)



Box 14 Volume II. t.ms. (Book 6)


Box 14 Volume II. t.ms. (Book 6) Reviews and Related Material


Box 14 Volume III. Projected Chapters


Box 14 Volume III. Related Material



Box 15 Volume III. T.ms.-2 folders



Box 16 Volume III-proofs


Box 16 Cassirer's Theory of History (1949)


Box 16 Churches and the Liberal Tradition (1948)


Box 16 College Essays-English and German (with several notes by Carl Van Doren)



Box 17 College Essays-Philosophy


Box 17 The Cultural Functions of Philosophy (Matchette Lecture)


Box 17 Dean Woodbridge (1940)


Box 17 Deism


Box 17 The Department of Philosophy (1954 see also "The Faculty…")


Box 17 The Development of Scientific Method in the School of Padua, 1940


Box 17 Dualism in Metaphysics and Practical Philosophy


Box 17 An Empirical and Naturalistic Theory of Signs, Signification Universals and Symbols


Box 17 Empirical Pluralism and Unifications of Nature (1945)


Box 17 Essays in Intellectual History


Box 17 The Ethical Challenge of a Pluralistic Society (1959 ?)



Box 18 F. H. Bradley and the Working-out of Absolute Idealism (1967)


Box 18 The Faculty of Philosophy (1954 see also "The Department. . .")


Box 18 Frank Tannenbaum: American Social Philosopher


Box 18 Freedom and Leadership in Teaching (1935)


Box 18 George Santayana: Naturalizing the Imagination (1953)


Box 18 Hellenistic Ways of Deliverance-2 folders


Box 18 History and the Social Sciences (1949)


Box 18 How Philosophy Uses its Past (1963)


Box 18 Humanist Symposium (1959 Corliss Lamont, ed.)


Box 18 The Idea of Pluralism (1958)


Box 18 The Impact of the War on the American Mind (ca. 1946 outline), ca. 1946


Box 18 Intellectual Choice


Box 18 Journal-Italy, I926. a.ms. and t.ms


The Making of the Modern Mind:



Box 19 t.ms. revisions, 1940


Box 19 reviews and printed material


Box 19 The Meaning of Human History (1950)


Box 19 The Meaning of Religion for Man


Box 19 Memorials (John J. Coss, John Dewey, F.J.E.Woodbridge)


Box 19 Metaphysics and Language (1967)


Box 19 Naturalistic Humanism, 1953


Box 19 Nature and Historical Experience-t.ms.


Nature and Historical Experience:



Box 20 t.ms. (final)


Box 20 related material


Box 20 reviews and printed material


Box 20 The Nature of Metaphysics 1956 and 1946, 1956, 1946


Box 20 NeoKantian Social Philosophy. . .(1919 Masters Thesis)


Box 20 On Being Rejected (1953 ?)


Box 20 On Understanding the History of Philosophy (1938 ?)


Box 20 Our Changing Civilization (1929)


Box 20 Padua Lectures (1940-1967)


Box 20 Paul Oskar Kristeller (1969)


Box 20 Personal Liberty and Social Control in an Industrial Age



Box 21 Philosophy and Religion (for Great Ideas Today, 1963)


Box 21 The Place of Leonardo da Vinci...(1953)


Box 21 Plato: Dramatist of the Life of Reason (1968-1969)


Box 21 Plato and the Revolutionary Spirit


Box 21 Poems


Box 21 Qualities, Qualification and the Aesthetic Transaction (1953 1956)


Box 21 Religio Mathematici: The Geometrical World of Malebranche


Box 21 Religion and the Modern World


Box 21 Religious Consequences of Newton's Thought, 1966-1967


Box 21 Reviews and Related Items


Box 21 The Role of Knowledge in Western Religion-t.ms. C19553 (Oberlin Lectures)


The Role of Knowledge, in Western Religion:



Box 22 t.ms. (revised, ca. 1958)


Box 22 t.ms. (final)


Box 22 related material (1958-1959)


Box 22 The Role of Science in Modern Life


Box 22 The School of Padua and the Emergence of Modern Science


Box 22 Schleiermacher: His Message for Today (1917 Senior College Essay)


Box 22 Spinoza and Current Problems-lecture, 2 December 1958 Jewish Theological Seminar, December 1958


Box 22 Substance as a Cooperation of Process (1943 1956)



Box 23 Talking and Looking (1956)


Box 23 Theory of History: (1939-Philosophical Club)


Box 23 Toward a Functional Naturalism


Box 23 The Twelfth International Congress of Philosophy (Italy, 1958)


Box 23 Unifying Factors in the Development of Modern Ideas (1940 Univ. of Pennsylvania.)


Box 23 What is the Temper of Humanism? (l970)


Box 23 What the Philosophy of History Is…


Box 23 Why There is No Such Thing as History


Box 23 The World to be Unified (1954)


Box 23 The Wrong and the Bad, 1954


Box 23 Miscellaneous


Notes-Grade School and High School:


Box 23 Algebra and Trigonometry


Box 23 Biology


Box 23 Chemistry


Box 23 English



Box 24 Geometry


Box 24 German


Box 24 History and Civics


Box 24 Latin


Box 24 Physics


Box 24 Science


Box 24 Miscellaneous


Notes -- Undergraduate and Graduate:



Box 25 English


Box 25 History


Box 25 Philosophy


Box 25 Mixed Topics



Box 26 General notes (3 folders; cards)


Manuscripts by Others:



Box 27 General


Box 27 Kristeller, Paul O.


Box 27 Tillich, Paul


Box 27 About or Citing J.H. Randall, Jr


Box 27 J.H.Randall, Jr.-Festschrift

Series V: Documents



Box 28 Apartment-leases, etc.


Box 28 Banking and Income


Box 28 Bills and Receipts


Box 28 Contracts with Columbia University


Box 28 Contracts with publishers


Box 28 Deeds (Peacham, Vt.) and related items


Box 28 Insurance-General, (2 folders)


Box 28 Insurance, Medical



Box 29 Investments, 1962-1974 and general, 1962-1974



Box 30 Personal (family estates; will; birth and marriage certificates)


Box 30 Royalties


Box 30 General


Box 30 Columbia University Press


Box 30 Taxes


Box 30 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Assoc. (TIAA)


Box 30 Miscellaneous

Series VI: Course Materials


Philosophy:



Box 31 83-Naturalism (1940)


Box 31 101-Nature and History


Box 31 105-Naturalism


Box 31 106-Alfred North Whitehead


Box 31 106-Metaphysics


Box 31 159-160-Making of the Modern Mind


161-History of Philosophy:


Box 31 Bibliography and Readings


Box 31 Exams



Box 32 notes and general materials


162-History of Philosophy II:


Box 32 Bibliography and Readings


Box 32 Exams and Outlines


Box 32 Notes



Box 33 174-Religion


Box 33 182-Nature and the Theory of History


Box 33 184-Language


Box 33 207-Kant


Box 33 218-Theory of Symbols


Box 33 219-Spinoza


Box 33 236-Seminar on Government


Box 33 249-Plato


Box 33 251 and 209 -- Leibniz


Box 33 255-Aristotle


Box 33 285-Language


Box 33 286-The Human Situation



Box 34 General-3 folders


Box 34 Class Records


Box 34 Notes, Miscellaneous


Box 34 University of Washington


Organizations:



Box 35 American Association of University Professors


Box 35 American Philosophical Association


Box 35 American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy


Columbia University:


Box 35 General


Box 35 John Hay Fellows


Box 35 Joint Committee on the Ph.D. in Religion


Box 35 Philosophy Department


Box 35 Seminars-General


Box 35 Seminars-Renaissance


Box 35 Dewey Centenary Committee


Box 35 Journal of Philosophy



Box 36 Peirce Society


Box 36 Renaissance Society of America


Box 36 Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy


Box 36 Society for Creative Ethics



Box 37 Awards, Honors and Degrees


Box 37 Photographs


Box 37 Miscellaneous

Series VII: Printed Material


By Randall:



Box 38 Clippings


Box 38 Proofs


Box 38 Reviews


Box 38 Periodicals (loose)



Box 39 Periodicals (loose)


About Randall:



Box 40 General-2 folders


Box 40 Reviews


Box 40 Miscellaneous

Series VIII: Mercedes Irene Moritz Randall



Box 41 Correspondence


Box 41 Addams, Jane-related material


Box 41 Balch, Emily Greene-related material


Box 41 Balch, Emily Greene and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-related material


Box 41 Borrow, George -- project


Box 41 Cleghorn, Sarah-poems and related materials


Box 41 College Materials



Box 42 Documents


Box 42 Honigmann, Franz-genealogy and memoir of Breslau


Box 42 Manuscript: Improper Bostonian (Emily Greene Balch)


Box 42 Notes and Notebooks


Box 42 Miscellaneous



Box 43 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: Pax et Libertas



Box 44 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom? International-Circular Letter; related printed material

Series IX: Diplomas and Certificates



Tube Box 12 Diplomas and Certificates



Flatbox 85 Marriage Certificate, Brooklyn, N.Y. 24 May 1880. p.d.s.