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John Dewey papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Manuscripts and Lecture Notes

Financial Records

Tapes, Films, and Compact Discs

Published Material

Memorabilia, Notes, Art, and Personal Effects

Poetry, John Dewey

Archivist Notecard Indexes

Roberta Dewey Materials

Archibald Sprague Dewey's Shop Ledgers


John Dewey papers, 1858-1970 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: John Dewey papers, 1858-1970Add to your cart.

ID: 1/2/MSS 102

Primary Creator: Dewey, John (1859-1952)

Extent: 73.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into nine series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Manuscripts and Lecture Notes, (3) Financial Records, (4) Tapes, Films, and Compact Discs, (5) Published Material, (6) Memorabilia, Notes, Art, and Personal Effects, (7) Poetry, John Dewey, (8) Archivist Notecard Indexes, and (9) Roberta Dewey Materials.

Subjects: Barnes, Albert., Bentley, Arthur Fisher, 1870-1957., Chicago (Ill.), China., Chipman, Alice Shaw, 1832-1921., Dewey, John, 1859-1952, Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989, Japan, Kagawa, Toyohiko, 1888-1960, Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940., University of Chicago

Forms of Material: Artifacts., Audiocassettes, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Dewey, John, 1859-1952 - Correspondence, Ledgers (account books), Manuscripts for publication., Records (documents), Sound recordings, Speeches, addresses, etc., Writings.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John Dewey papers date from 1858 to 1970 and consist of correspondence, financial records, recordings, and published and unpublished writings including original manuscripts which are published in The Poems of John Dewey. The majority of the correspondence is familial, including letters between Dewey and Alice Chipman before their marriage.  Other personal letters include those Dewey wrote Roberta Dewey from Mexico in 1937, telling of the Trotsky hearings by the Preliminary Commission of Inquiry. Correspondence dating after Dewey's death (1952) is primarily Roberta Dewey's while she was acting as an executrix of Dewey's estate. 

There is also a large portion of professional correspondence including several letters of administrative nature from Dewey's University of Chicago days, correspondence between Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley, and letters concerning the work of Adelbert Ames in Hanover, New Hampshire.  Other miscellaneous, significant material includes:  Abstract of paper of Dewey's "Essays in Experimental Logic"; Schedules of lectures and readings; The Ethical Theory of John Dewey; names of members of the National Committee to Honor John Dewey; and the death certificate of John Dewey.

The recordings in this collection consist of tapes of family conversations, interviews with Dewey, reminiscences of Dewey and some of his lectures as well as films of family trips in the United States and abroad, recordings of Dewey's telephone conversations, and interviews with Dewey at the University of Pittsburgh (1949).

Writings by Dewey, Albert Barnes, Arthur F. Bentley, Sidney Hook, and Toyohiko Kagawa are also in this collection as well as a number of personal artifacts including Dewey's academic regalia, miscellaneous artwork, and Underwood typewriter.

Biographical Note

John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imperial University in Tokyo, National University in Peking, and the University of Mexico. He retired from active service, and was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in Residence at Columbia University in 1930. He also worked for the Turkish government and as an educational ad visor for the Barnes Foundation, served as chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky and was elected president of the League for Industrial Democracy.

In 1935 the John Dewey Society was formed by a group of professional educators in New York City. Their mission was to promote the study of education and culture. John Dewey died in New York City on June 1st, 1952.

Subject/Index Terms

Barnes, Albert.
Bentley, Arthur Fisher, 1870-1957.
Chicago (Ill.)
China.
Chipman, Alice Shaw, 1832-1921.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952
Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989
Japan
Kagawa, Toyohiko, 1888-1960
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
University of Chicago

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: John Dewey Syllabi and Lectures (MSS 22); Sidney Hook collection of John Dewey manuscript (MSS 23); John Rothman collection of John Dewey (MSS 93); Joseph Ratner papers and collection of John Dewey (MSS 142); Sidney Hook collection of John Dewey (MSS 142); Myrtle McGraw collection of John Dewey correspondence (MSS  155); John Dewey Society (MSS 251)

Preferred Citation: [Item], John Dewey papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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[Series 6: Memorabilia, Notes, Art, and Personal Effects],
[Series 7: Poetry, John Dewey],
[Series 8: Archivist Notecard Indexes],
[Series 9: Roberta Dewey Materials],
[Series 10: Archibald Sprague Dewey's Shop Ledgers],
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Series 5: Published MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Print Materials by John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1900-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Print Materials by John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1927-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Print Materials by John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1932-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Print Materials by John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Print Materials by John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1942-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Print Materials by John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1949-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1898-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1925-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1940-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Print Material about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings of Memorial of the Death of John Dewey, May-July 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings of Memorial of the Death of John Dewey, 1952Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1953-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1953-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Print Materials about John Dewey: Off-prints, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Print Materials by Dewey, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Print Materials by Dewey, 1961Add to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, 1966-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mixed Items, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Albert C. BarnesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Arthur F. BentleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Baker BrownellAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Frederick A. DeweyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Cyrus EatonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Print Materials about John Dewey: By James T. FarrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Lloyd K. GarrisonAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Print Materials about John Dewey: By George R. GiegerAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Douglas G. HaringAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Sidney HookAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Hu ShihAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Fr. IsaacAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Toyohiko KagawaAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Felix KaufmannAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Print Materials about John Dewey: By William Heard KilpatrickAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Cho KwanyunAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Corliss LamontAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Agnes MeyerAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Otto MeyerAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Chaing MonlinAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Yoshio NaganoAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Kuniyoshi ObaraAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Victor OtakeAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Max OttoAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Angelo PatriAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Esther PetersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Sidney RatnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Masako ShojiAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Harry A. SnyderAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Harold TaylorAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Print Materials about John Dewey: By Esther TuttleAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Print Materials about John Dewey: American Council for Emigres in the Professions (A.C.E.P.), 1965 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Print Materials about John Dewey: A.C.E.P., 1965 Fall-1966 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Print Materials about John Dewey: A.C.E.P., 1966 May 5 - 1966-1967 WinterAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Print Materials about John Dewey: A.C.E.P., 1967 February 10-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Print Materials about John Dewey: A.C.E.P., 1967 June 28-1968 March 26Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Print Materials about John Dewey: Unsorted articles about educationAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Print Materials about John Dewey: Unsorted articles about travel, other countriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Print Materials about John Dewey: Unsorted articles about travel, other countriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Print Materials about John Dewey: Unsorted articles about travel, other countriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Print Materials about John Dewey: Unsorted promotional pieces found laid in books in Dewey libraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Print Materials about John Dewey: Resolution adopted by the American Federation of Teachers in Convention Assembled, Chicago, 1916 December 30Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Print Materials about John Dewey: Mencken, Henry Louis. "Shall we abolish school 'frills'? Yes," The Rotarian 42, pp. 16-17, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Print Materials about John Dewey: Soldan, F. Louis. "Shortening the years of elementary education," The School Review 11, pp. 4-17, 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Print Materials about John Dewey: "Correspondence: Mr. Wieman and Mr. Macintosh 'converse' with Mr. Dewey, The Christian Century 50, pp. 299-302, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Print Materials about John Dewey: Blumenfield, Samuel M. "John Dewey and Jewish Education," Chicago Jewish Forum VII (Spring 1950), 169-176; Kahan Solomon, "Dzhon Diui" (1950)Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings, 1938-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clippings about Roberta DeweyAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Print Materials about John Dewey: Newspaper Clipping "Eight Pastors Baptize Eleven Hundred Soldiers"Add to your cart.

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[Series 5: Published Material],
[Series 6: Memorabilia, Notes, Art, and Personal Effects],
[Series 7: Poetry, John Dewey],
[Series 8: Archivist Notecard Indexes],
[Series 9: Roberta Dewey Materials],
[Series 10: Archibald Sprague Dewey's Shop Ledgers],
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