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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

Title: Collection of John Dewey, 1915-2005Add to your cart.

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 103: Glotzer, Albert newsclippings, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Concerning hearings conducted by a commission of Inquiry to study the charges made tagainst Leon Trotsky for which John Dewey was chairman. The clippings, mainly April 1937, are from United States and Mexican newspapers and were collected by Albert Glotzer.
Folder 104: Dewey, John transcript of "John Dewey: Ninetieth Birthday Tribute", 1960Add to your cart.
An oral interview of John Dewey conducted by William S. tracy and Richard Hope of the University of Pittsburgh.
Folder 105: Dewey, John letters to Frank Connor, 1932 September - 1938 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Dewey, John typescripts, 1929-1937Add to your cart.
"Lectures in Social Psychology" and outline for "Logic: The Theory of Inquiry" and a manuscript with ink and pencil corrections on value theory.
Folder 107: York, Ruby letter to John Dewey, 1948 May 10Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Dewey, John copy of "Logic of Ethics", 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Dewey, John letter to Oscar Cargill, 1949 November 17Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Dewey, John letter to F.T. Sutphen, 1949 September 29Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Dewey, John letters to Florence Richardson WyckoffAdd to your cart.
Folder 112: Ratner, Joseph letters to Frances Davenport and John DeweyAdd to your cart.
Folder 113: Dewey, John correspondence with James V. Grasso and Warren Allen SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 114: Bawden, Heath H. typed lecture notes of class John Dewey taught, 1898-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Dewey, John letters to Marian E. DwightAdd to your cart.
Folder 116: Dewey, John letters to Amy Morris LillieAdd to your cart.
Folder 117: Boyd, James C. notebook, 1917Add to your cart.
From Pragmatics lecture at Columbia University.
Folder 118: Dewey, John letters to Louise Romig, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 119: Dewey, John letters to Martha Watson Sauer, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Pamphlet from Centenary Celebration of John Dewey's birth, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Manny, Frank A. papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 122: Crick, Nathan dissertation entitled "John Dewey on the Art of Communication", 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 123: Note on Logic class taught by John Dewey at University of Chicago, 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 124: Stetches of Diego Rivera and Trotsky Commission by Dorothy Eisner, 1936Add to your cart.
2 sketches of Trotsky Commission in Mexico [Located in VFM Oversized box]
Folder 125: Dewey, John. "The Significance of the Problem of Knowledge," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 126: John Dewey  Lectures  in the Philosophy of Education [photocopy], circa 1899Add to your cart.
formerly miscellaneous volume 68
Folder 127: John Dewey lectures at the University of Cincinnati, 1937 JuneAdd to your cart.
Multiple lectures.  Formerly miscellaneous volume 51
Folder 128: "Truth is on the March" by John Dewey, 1937Add to your cart.
Report and Remarks on the Trotsky Hearings in Mexico
Folder 129: Dewey, John copy of letter to Louis Pipolo, 1948/11/22Add to your cart.
Folder 130: World Voices on the Moscow Trials from the Labor and Liberal Press, 1936Add to your cart.
A compilation from the Labor and Liberal press of the world.  Published for The American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky.  Pioneer Publishers: New York

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