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Collection of John Dewey

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Collection of John Dewey, 1915-2005 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Justin  Stofferahn and Pam Hackbart-Dean

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Collection Overview

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ID: 1/2/MSS 279

Primary Creator: Dewey, John (1859-1952)

Extent: 3.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in numerical order previously established.

Subjects: Dewey, John, 1859-1952

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Dewey, John, 1859-1952 - Correspondence, Diaries., Dissertations., Speeches, addresses, etc.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection of John Dewey consists of correspondence, class lecture notes, personal diaries, as well as dissertations about Dewey.  This is an artificial collection of materials created by or about John Dewey.

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

Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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.

Acquisition Source: Purchased and Gifts.

Related Materials: John Dewey papers (MSS 102)

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


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