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Howard Selsam papers, 1935-1972

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1147
Bib ID 4079324 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Selsam, Howard, 1903-1970
Title Howard Selsam papers, 1935-1972
Physical Description 11 boxes (11 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-11. You will need to request this material 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

Cataloged and arranged. Collection is arranged in 5 series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, note cards, and printed material of Selsam. Correspondents include Justice Hugo Black, W.E.B. Dubois, Waldo Frank, Rockwell Kent, and Corliss Lamont. The collection contains several manuscript and proof materials for several of Selsam's books and numerous periodical articles, as well as note cards on philosophers and philosophies. Also, a subject file of Selsam's notes and areas of interest, and assorted printed and biographical material.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-11. You will need to request this material 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); Howard Selsam 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 09/--/89.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Book reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Biography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jefferson School of Social Science (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy, Marxist Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Teacher of philosophy and director of the Jefferson School of Social Science, New York, N.Y. Columbia University M.A., 1928; Ph.D., 1930.

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Series I: Correspondence-Catalogued and arranged



Box 1 Correspondence-Catalogued and arranged

Series II: Selsam manuscripts and reviews of his works



Box 2 Selsam manuscripts and reviews of his works



Box 3 Selsam manuscripts and reviews of his works



Box 4 Selsam, Reader in Marxinst Philosophy, manuscripts and proofs

Series III: Note cards on philosophers and philosophies



Box 5 Note cards on philosophers and philosophies



Box 6 Note cards on philosophers and philosophies



Box 7 Note cards on philosophers and philosophies

Series IV: Subject file



Box 8 Academic freedom


Box 8 American thought (2 folders)


Box 8 Contemporary philosophy


Box 8 Darwin & Marx


Box 8 Deism & Materialism


Box 8 Dewey


Box 8 Dialectics



Box 9 Ethics


Box 9 Existentialism


Box 9 Franklin


Box 9 Free will


Box 9 Freedom and free will


Box 9 Hegel seminar


Box 9 History of modern philosophy


Box 9 Knowledge and practice


Box 9 Lectures: logic and philosophy


Box 9 Lenin


Box 9 Marcuse


Box 9 Materialism & idealism



Box 10 Philosophers


Box 10 Pragmatism


Box 10 Proposed new courses


Box 10 Philosophy - current - book reviews


Box 10 Philosophy in Revolution


Box 10 Propositions on religion


Box 10 Revolution & Constitution


Box 10 Scientific outlook


Box 10 Socialism & ethics - Ethics & progress


Box 10 Transcendentalism - Emerson & Thoreau

Series V: Biographical, printed, and miscellaneous



Box 11 Selsam – biography


Box 11 Institute report and Moscow University Lecture, 1970


Box 11 Coudert – personal


Box 11 Lamont-Blanshard Symposium


Box 11 Handbooks


Box 11 Debates


Box 11 Reprints


Box 11 Miscellaneous notes


Box 11 Miscellaneous