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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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Folder 1: Brandauer, Lucy Dewey copy of letter, 1968 July 15Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Copies of G.P. Putnam's Sons publishing agreements, 1930-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dewey, Elizabeth typescrips and Xerox copy of diaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Dewey, John reviews of Life in CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Dewey, John check to Consolidated Gas Co., 1915 January 29Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dewey, John class lecture notes, 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Notes from Dewey's class "Types of Logical Theory", at Columbia University.
Folder 7: Dewey, John copies of a letter, 1927 August 14Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dewey, John letter to S. Morris Eames, 1946 June 28Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dewey, John copies of letters relating to visit to China, 1919-1920, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Dewey, John copy of address titled Religion and Morality in a Free Society, 1942 May 18Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Dewey, John copy of letter to Katherine Devereux Blake, 1943 June 25Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Dewey, John copy of letter to Thoreau Society, 1949 November 29Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Dewey, John copy of letter to Harry Norman Gardiner, 1985 October 27Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Dewey, John letter to Fain, 1949 April 26Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Dewey, John letter to Herbert Wildon Carr, 1913 December 19Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Dewey, John letter to Rev. John W. Buckham, 1929 December 9Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Dewey, John letter to Max Fisch, 1942 February 17Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Dewey, John letter to editors of Philosophical Review, 1981 January 5Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Dewey, John letter to Prof. Victor Lowe, 1949 May 4Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Dewey, John letter to Phillip Wittenberg, 1933 May 24Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Dewey, John letter to Adolph Meyer, 1949 November 23Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Dewey, John letter to Dr. Gumbel, 1940 October 29Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Dewey, John letter to Frazer Hood, 1929 October 23Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Dewey, John letters to Edwin Wilson, 1932-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Dewey, John manuscript for lecture to University Church of Disciples of Christ, 1929 February 18Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Dewey, John miscellaneous correspondence, 1929; 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Dewey, John miscellaneous letters, 1923-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Dewey, John scattered letters to Van Meter Ames, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Dewey, Roberta letter to Pearl L. Weber, 1967 September 13Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Dewey, Sabino papers, 1924-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Eastman, George letters, 1964 June 22 - 1965 January 16Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Eaton, Cyrus copies of letters exchanged between John Dewey, 1932-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Eaton, Cyrus letter to George Axtelle, 1961 April 7Add to your cart.
Letter concerns John Dewey photographs
Folder 34: Farrell, James T. copy of article for Scholastic TeacherAdd to your cart.
Article details John Dewey's educational theory
Folder 35: Farrell, James T. letters to Kenneth Duckett, 1967 July 5, July 10; 1968 January 14Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Graves, John letter to Sabino Dewey, 1952 June 27Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Gutmann, James copy of notes taken in John Dewey's Philosophy 31 classAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Hullfish, Gordon copies of letters, 1955 January 31,  August 1, November 29Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Johnson, Lyndon B. copy of letter to James T. Farrell, 1966 November 30Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Manufacturing cards for books of John Dewey published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Rose, Winifred copy of notes from John Dewey's Anthropological Ethics classAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Dewey, John letter to George and Helen Mead, 1927 July 27Add to your cart.
Letter replying to the condolences offered after the death of Alice Dewey
Folder 43: Hunter, Pearl scattered correspondence, 1924-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Whelen, Grover telegram to John Dewey, 1929 October 1Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Nuhn, John copies of selected letters to Ferner NuhnAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Dewey, Lucy letter to Dr. Jo Anne Boydston, 1968 July 15Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Dewey, John letter to Mrs. E.R. Weston, 1929 November 15Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Dewey, John letters to Darwin Meserole, 1949 October 25 - 1950 May 24Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Dewey, John pages entitled Introduction to Philosophy and letter from Gerard Deledalle to Morris Eames, 1892 October, 1971 March 3Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Dewey, John letter to Mr. Filene, 1932 March 22Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Dewey, John memorandum of agreement with Minton, Balch and Co., 1928 December 12Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Dewey, John letter to Seymour Halper, 1929 October 23Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Thomas, Milton H. correspondence between Dr. M. Thomas and Jo Ann Boydston of SIU Dewey Center, 1973 January 17-29Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Dewey, Roberta L. letter to Nolan P. Jacobson, 1960 January 24Add to your cart.
Enclosed is a carbon copy of a letter to Corliss Lamont from 20 January, 1960
Folder 57: Boydston, Jo Ann outline of a proposed book on the history of philosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Dewey, John Xerox copies of correspondence with C. Matthew Ossias and Dr. Louis L. GersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Dewey, John letter to Sherman D. Wakefield, 1940 December 7Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Dewey, John letter to Herbert Schneider, 1921 January 3Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Dewey, John letter to George Kerschensteiner, 1910 November 23Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Dewey, John letter to Gabriele Rabel, 1930 January 20Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Dewey, John letter to Mr. Alfred Sief, 1932 July 21Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Dewey, John letter to Mr. Wise, 1933 August 12Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Dewey, John postcards to Prof. S.A. Nock, 1944 August 19, 1945 January 16Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Dewey, John typed manuscript of "The Unity of The Human Being"Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Dewey, John typed untitled manuscript with holograph correctionsAdd to your cart.
Manuscript concerns social and economic reconstruction after the World Wars
Folder 68: Dewey, John letters to Dana H. Ferrin, 1935 January 14 - 1936 April 22Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Dewey, John letter to Lester Roberts, 1937 December 3Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Dewey, John manuscript "My Favorite English Poet", 1943 March 7Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Dewey, John letter to Dr. Graham, 1951 March 16Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Dewey, John letter to Mrs. Adelaide Kuntz, 1941 November 14Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Dewey, John letter to Alfred Knopf, 1929 August 28Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Dewey, John letter to Sebastian de Grazia, 1949 January 25Add to your cart.
Letter thanks de Grazia for his book and comments on his work
Folder 75: Dewey, John letters to S.J. Woolf, 1939 September 19-20, October 20Add to your cart.
Concerning arrangements for an upcoming celebration
Folder 76: Dewey, John letters to Bertha Aleck, 1936-1945Add to your cart.
Concerns personal news and Dewey's opinions about current events and politics
Folder 77: Dewey, John letters to Sing-Nan Fen, 1946-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Dewey, John card to Sidney Hook, 1947 May 5Add to your cart.
Discusses a former student and his writings and published articles
Folder 79: Dewey, John pamphlet "Dr. John Dewey's Reply: From the Miami Daily News Forum", 1932Add to your cart.
About reasons for economic depression and unemployment
Folder 80: Dewey, John letter to S.J. Woolf, 1936 March 18Add to your cart.
Includes an annotated typescript forward to one of Woolf's books
Folder 81: Dewey, John letter to Mr. Farbman, 1950 January 18Add to your cart.
Offers observations regarding Einstein's philosophical understanding of his own work
Folder 82: Dewey, John letter to Bryn Hovde, 1949 November 16Add to your cart.
Accepts invitation to speak on the occasion of Alvin S. Johnson's 75th birthday
Folder 83: Dewey, John letter to Mr. Walsh, 1943 March 15Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Dewey, John letter to Miss Curtice, 1941 November 26Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Dewey, John letters to Mr. Paul Killinger, 1947Add to your cart.
Discusses nebulous and abstract terms used by philosphers. Includes carbon copy of letter from Killinger to Dewey.
Folder 86: Dewey, John sketchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: Dewey, John letter to Herbert Schneider, 1942 August 12Add to your cart.
Dewey thanks Schneider for his letter about the negative decision on a visa renewal for Kantoriwicz.
Folder 88: Dewey, John typescript of "The Meaning and Progress of Morality."Add to your cart.
Lecture given by Dewey and transcribed and typed by a student.
Folder 89: Dewey, John letter to John L. Childs, 1949 October 8Add to your cart.
Dewey thanks Childs for his recent paper and for his knowledge of Dewey's position, and says that he has tried to be a "student of philosphy, first, last and most of the time."
Folder 90: Wolfe, Bertram letter to Arthru and Rosemary Mizer, 1937 April 16Add to your cart.
Journalist Wolfe conveys his impressions of the Trotsky hearings in Mexico City which he was covering.
Folder 91: Dewey, John letters to Clarence Decker, 1936, 1947Add to your cart.
Dewey mentions writing an article (1936) and a possible chapter (1947) for Decker
Folder 92: Dewey, John manuscript "The field of value.", 1946Add to your cart.
Dewey's manuscript with Ray Lepley's editorial notations. The essay was published in Lepley's Language of value.
Folder 93: Furnas, J.C. papersAdd to your cart.
Furnas' file on the controversy over Bertrand Russell's appointment to CCNY. Includes ALS from John Dewey to Furnas.
Folder 94: Dewey, John letters to Salmon L. Levinson, 1936Add to your cart.
Personal notes about health and visits.
Folder 95: Hook, Sidney letter to Henry Luce, 1952 AprilAdd to your cart.
Hook refutes an untruthful account of John Dewey and Mortimer Adler that appeared in the 17 March, 1952 issue of TIME. Also included is Luce's reply that he will look into the matter.
Folder 96: Dewey, John letter to Albert Glotzer, 1937 May 8Add to your cart.
Dewey thanks Glotzer for the copy of his transcripts of the Trotsky Trial in Mexico.
Folder 97: Dewey, John letter to Albert Glotzer, 1937 May 24Add to your cart.
Dewey acknowledges receipt of the transcriptions of the five sessions of the Trotsky hearings and thanks Glotzer for his promptness, especially under pressure.
Folder 98: Dewey, John speeches, 1937 May 9Add to your cart.
Given by John Dewey, Benjamin Stalberg, and Suzanna La Follette at the Mecca Temple in New York City. They concern hearings conducted by the Commission of Inquirty investigating the carges made by the Soviet government against Leon Trotsky.
Folder 99: Dewey, John letters to Roderick M. Chisholm, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Letters discuss philosophy, Dewey's work, and his advice on Chisholm's career. Also a letter 24 November, 1945 from Dewey to Albert Barnes recommending Chisholm for a job; and a letter 6 December, 1945 from Barnes to Dewey discussing Chisholm. Included is a typescript by Dewey, "Remarks About Truth."
Folder 100: Dewey, John letters to Sidney Hook, 1951 January 16Add to your cart.
Letters concern personal matters and Dewey's criticism of Albert Hofstadter's work.
Folder 101: Dewey, John letter to Allen Shields, 1949 October 4Add to your cart.
Letter concerns Shield's study on Friedrich Schiller.
Folder 102: Dewey, John correspondence, 1945-1950Add to your cart.
Between John Dewey and Emmanuel G. Mesthane, mainly conerning works in progress, with some transcriptions of Dewey's letters. Mesthane's letters are carbons. Also included are journals containing Dewey's articles, a typescript by Dewey, "Democratic Faith and Education" and a newsclipping.

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