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Stephen C. Pepper papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

History of Stephen C. Pepper--Part II

History of Stephen C. Pepper--Part III

History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part I

History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part II

History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part III

Miscellanies, Notebooks, Diaries, etc.

Narratives, Historical and Biographical

The Laws of Art, 1921 [mixed typed and holograph manuscript]

Science and Common Experience, Sketch of a Metaphysics, 1926-1927

Aesthetic Quality, 1937, AMs

Philosophy SS 15, 1939, TMs

General Correspondence, 1914-1972

Notes on Various Subjects, Course Bibliographies, Class Record Books

Administrative Files

Manuscripts, Articles, and Addresses

Book Reviews, Bibliographies, Student and Colleagues' work, and News Clippings

Travel Materials, Honors and Posters, and Memorabilia

Books

Correspondence

Class Notes

Journal Articles, News Clippings, Book Announcements and Reviews, Royalty Statements

Narratives, Historical and Biographical; Appointment Books; Miscellaneous


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Collection Overview

Title: Stephen C. Pepper papers, 1903-1972Add to your cart.

ID: 1/2/MSS 106

Primary Creator: Pepper, Stephen C. (Stephen Coburn), (1891-)

Extent: 38.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in twenty two series: (1) History of Stephen C. Pepper-Part II, (2) History of Stephen C. Pepper-Part III, (3) History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals]-part I. (4) History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals]-part III, (5) Journals: [notebooks], (6) Miscellaneous, notebooks, diaries, etc. (7) Narratives, historical and biographical, (8) The laws of art, 1921 [mixed typed and holograph manuscript], (9) Science and common experience, sketch of a metaphysics, 1926-1927, (10) Aesthetic quality, 1937, AMS, (11) Philosophy SS, 15, 1939, TMS, (12) General correspondence, 1914-1972, (13) Notes on various subjects, course bibliographies, class record books, (14) Administrative files, (15) Manuscripts, articles, and addresses, (16) Book reviews, bibliographies, student and colleagues work and newsclippings, (17) Travel materials, honors and posters and memorabilia, (18) Books, (19) Correspondence, (20) Class notes, (21) Journal articles, newsclippings, book announcements, and reviews, royalty statements, (22) Narratives, historical and biographical, appointment books, miscellaneous.

Subjects: Art criticism., Pepper, Stephen C. (Stephen Coburn), 1891-, Philosophy, American - 20th century, University of California, Berkeley

Forms of Material: Audiocassettes, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Diaries., Ephemera., Manuscripts for publication., Oral history, Pepper, Stephen C. (Stephen Coburn), 1891- - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Autobiographical and biographical material comprises over one-quarter of the papers of philosopher, Stephen Pepper; the autobiographical "History of Stephen C. Pepper" which was started when Pepper was twelve and continued throughout his life. The collection also includes correspondence with other scholars. The correspondence between Pepper and Cynthia Schuster, as well as with Judith Economos and Arthur Efron, is extensive and substantive. The collection also includes ample manuscript material documenting the development of Pepper's philosophical thought from its first expression in early essays to its flowering in his major works.

The ephemera in this collection includes diplomas, honors, posters, travel materials, and a photographic block.  There are also five tape recordings by Pepper on aesthetics, and a film entitled "Social Equilibrium."

Biographical Note

Stephen Coburn Pepper was born in 1891, the son of well-known portrait painter Charles Hovey Pepper, and the grandson of a distinguished President of Colby College. 

Pepper majored in Philosophy and received both an A.B. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.  After teaching for a year at Wellesley College, Pepper was called to military service during World War I.  In 1919, Pepper joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Pepper was elected chairman of the Art Department from 1938 to 1952.  From 1939 to 1947, Pepper served as Assistant Dean of the College of Letters and Science at Berkeley, and in 1953 he became chairman of the Philosophy Department there.  Pepper was also an author of several major works in philosophy, aesthetics, and metaphysics.  His most notable works are: Aesthetic Quality, World Hypotheses, The Sources of Value, and Concept and Quality. 

Throughout his administrative years, Pepper continued to teach and was a popular lecturer.  He also continued to write on subjects both technical and non-technical, taking an interest in such current affairs as the design of the San Raphael Bridge. Periodically he would travel abroad studying art forms ranging from the primitive art of the Yucatan to the Renaissance art of Europe.

Prior to his death, Pepper completed an article on aesthetics for the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Stephen C. Pepper died of cancer on May 1, 1972.

Subject/Index Terms

Art criticism.
Pepper, Stephen C. (Stephen Coburn), 1891-
Philosophy, American - 20th century
University of California, Berkeley

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 form 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: Stephen Pepper and Frances Pepper Tarson

Acquisition Method: donation

Related Materials: VFM

Preferred Citation: [Item], Stephen C. Pepper papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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[Series 1: History of Stephen C. Pepper--Part II],
[Series 2: History of Stephen C. Pepper--Part III],
[Series 3: History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part I],
[Series 4: History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part II],
[Series 5: History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part III],
[Series 6: Miscellanies, Notebooks, Diaries, etc.],
[Series 7: Narratives, Historical and Biographical],
[Series 8: The Laws of Art, 1921 [mixed typed and holograph manuscript]],
[Series 9: Science and Common Experience, Sketch of a Metaphysics, 1926-1927],
[Series 10: Aesthetic Quality, 1937, AMs],
[Series 11: Philosophy SS 15, 1939, TMs],
[Series 12: General Correspondence, 1914-1972],
[Series 13: Notes on Various Subjects, Course Bibliographies, Class Record Books],
[Series 14: Administrative Files],
[Series 15: Manuscripts, Articles, and Addresses],
[Series 16: Book Reviews, Bibliographies, Student and Colleagues' work, and News Clippings],
[Series 17: Travel Materials, Honors and Posters, and Memorabilia],
[Series 18: Books],
[Series 19: Correspondence],
[Series 20: Class Notes],
[Series 21: Journal Articles, News Clippings, Book Announcements and Reviews, Royalty Statements],
[Series 22: Narratives, Historical and Biographical; Appointment Books; Miscellaneous],
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Series 17: Travel Materials, Honors and Posters, and MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Travel materials and clippings, German, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Travel materials and clippings, Middle East, Europe; British Isles, 1956, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Travel materials, Central America, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Honors and postersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.

Memorabilia

Diplomas, Photographic Block, and Two Address Books

Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Stephen C. Pepper photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Travel photographsAdd to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Item 1: Tape "Aesthetics I,"  speed 7 1/2, 1954 Monday, May 24Add to your cart.
Item 2: Tape "Aesthetics II," speed 7 1/2, 1954 Monday May 31Add to your cart.
Item 3: Tape "Aesthetics III," speed 7 1/2, 1954 Monday, June 7Add to your cart.
Item 4: Tape "Aesthetics IV," speed 7 1/2, 1954 Monday, June 14Add to your cart.
Item 5: Tape "Aesthetics V," speed 7 1/2, 1954 Monday, June 21Add to your cart.
Item 6: Film - Social Equilibrium ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Volume 1: 136, 1931Add to your cart.
Volume 2: 136, 1931Add to your cart.
Volume 3: The Pacific World, 1926 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Harvard Musical Review, 1913 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: The Journal of Philosophy Volume XXIII No. 9, 1926 April 29Add to your cart.
Volume 6: The Museum News, 1939 September 1Add to your cart.
Volume 7: The Philosophical Review Volume XXXVI, 6, 1927 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 8: The Journal of Psychology and Scientific Methods Volume XIV No. 18, 1917 August 30Add to your cart.
Volume 9: Truth By Continuity, 1928Add to your cart.
Volume 10: The Library of Living Philosophers Volume !: The Philosophy of John Dewey, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 11: The American Journal of Psychology, 1918 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 12: Studies In The Problem of Norms, 1925Add to your cart.
Volume 13: A Convergence Theory of Similarity Volume XLVI, No. 6, 1937 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 14: The Individuality of a Work of Art, 1937Add to your cart.
Volume 15: The Quest For Ignorance or the Reasonable Limits of Skepticism Vol. 45, 1936 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 16: A Contextualistic Theory of Possibility Vol. 17, 1934Add to your cart.
Volume 17: The Order of Time Vol. 18, 1935Add to your cart.
Volume 18: The Equivocation of Value, 1923Add to your cart.
Volume 19: How To Look For Casuality - An Example of Philosophiv Method, 1932Add to your cart.
Volume 20: CategoriesAdd to your cart.
Volume 22: College of the Pacific Publications In Philosophy Volume II MCMXXXIII, 1933Add to your cart.
Volume 23: The American Scholar, 1938 AutumnAdd to your cart.
Volume 24: The Journal of Philosophy Vol. XX No. 14, 1923 July 5Add to your cart.
Volume 25: The Problem of Substance, 1927Add to your cart.
Volume 26: Hommes Revue de Philosophie et d'Esthétique, 1927 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 27: Reviews, 1932 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 28: Transcendence, 1926Add to your cart.
Volume 30: A Criticism of a Positivistic Theory of Mind, 1936Add to your cart.
Volume 31: The Conceptual Framework of Tolman's Purposive Behaviorism, 1934 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 32: University of California Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 2, 1921 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 33: The Philosophical Review Vol. XXXVII, 3, 1928 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 34: The Professional Philosopher, 1927 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 35: Reason Volume 21, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 29: Changes of Appreciation for Color Combinations, 1919 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 21: Middle-Sized Facts, 1932Add to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Values and Value Judgements: The Journal of Philosophy Vo. XLVI, No. 14, 1949 July 7Add to your cart.
Volume 2: The Journal of Philosophy Vol XXXVII, No. 21, 1940 October 10Add to your cart.
Volume 3: The Journal of Philosophy Vol. XLI, No. 26, 1944 December 21Add to your cart.
Volume 4: The Status of "World Hypotheses," The Status of "World Hypotheses": A Rejoinder, 1943 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Metaphysical Method, 1943 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: College Art Journal Volume V No. 3, 1946 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: The American Scholar Vol 9 No. 2, 1940 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 8: What are Categories For?, 1947 September 25Add to your cart.
Volume 9: College Art Journal Volume VI No. 1, 1946 AutumnAdd to your cart.
Volume 10: Emotional Distance In Art, 1946 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 11: The Journal of Philosophy Vol. XLII, No. 4, 1945 February 15Add to your cart.
Volume 12: The Journal of Philosophy Vol. XLIII No. 2, 1946 January 17Add to your cart.
Volume 13: The Journal of Philosophy Vol. XL, No. 18, 1943 September 2Add to your cart.
Volume 14: The Condition of Social Control, 1942Add to your cart.
Volume 15: The Kenyon Review, 1946 AutumnAdd to your cart.
Volume 16: A Reply, 1948 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 17: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1949Add to your cart.
Volume 18: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1948 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 19: Parnassus A Publication of the College Art Association Volume XII No. 8, 1940 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 20: The Agnes Scott Alumni Quarterly, 1947 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 21: Saturday Review of Literature, 1949 December 3Add to your cart.
Volume 22: The Art Bulletin, 1946 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 23: The Colby Alumnus, 1946 JulyAdd to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Volume 1: California Council of Architects 11th Annual Convention Program, 1956Add to your cart.
Volume 2: The Journal of Philosophy Vol. LIII, No. 1, 1956 January 5Add to your cart.
Volume 3: The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. XLIX, No. 20, 1952 September 25Add to your cart.
Volume 4: The Commonwealth Official Journal of the Commonwealth Club of California, 1957 April 1Add to your cart.
Volume 5: College Art Journal Vol. XI, No. 3, 1952 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: A Brief History of General Theory of Value, 1950Add to your cart.
Volume 7: The Arts And Their Interrelations Vol. LIX, No. 3, 1950 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 8: The Journal of Aesthetics And Art Criticism Vol. XVI No. 2, 1957 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 9: College Art Journal Vol. IX No. 3, 1950 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 10: George Berkeley: University of California Publications In Philosophy Vol. 29, 1957Add to your cart.
Volume 11: The Concept of Fusion in Dewey's Aesthetic Theory, 1953 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 12: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. XI, No. 3, 1953 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 13: Meaning and Interpretation: University of California Publications in Philosophy Vol. 25, 1950Add to your cart.
Volume 14: Golden Gardens: An All California Garden Magazine, 1959 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 15: The Journal of Philosophy Vol. XLIX, No. 8, 1952 April 10Add to your cart.
Volume 16: College Art Journal Vol. X No. 1, 1950 FallAdd to your cart.
Volume 17: Saturday Review, 1955 November 26Add to your cart.
Volume 18: Pacific Architect and Builder, 1956 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 19: Horizon, 1956Add to your cart.
Volume 20: The Journal of Industrial Engineering Vol V, No. 5, 1954 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 21: Idea and Experiment: A University At Work Vol. I, No. 3, 1952 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 22: The Colby Alumnus, 1959 SpringAdd to your cart.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Education And Human ValuesAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: JAAC Reviews, 1971Add to your cart.
Volume 3: On The Relation Of Philosophy To ArtAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Reviews from Main Currents In Modern Thought Vol. 25 No. 5, 1971 May-JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Art From Ingres To Pollock: Painting and Sculpture since NeoclassicismAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: The Tulanian, 1961 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Art News, 1963 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 8: Evaluative Definitions in Art and Their Sanctions, 1962 WinterAdd to your cart.
Volume 9: The Work of Art Described from a Double Dispositional Base, 1965 SummerAdd to your cart.
Volume 10: Controlled Experimentation in Criticism, 1964 FallAdd to your cart.
Volume 11: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1966 WinterAdd to your cart.
Volume 12: Lewis' Theory of Value, 1968Add to your cart.
Volume 13: An Essay on the Essay: An Aesthetic Appreciation, 1967 SummerAdd to your cart.
Volume 14: The Monist: Metaphysics Today Vol. 47 No. 2, 1963 WinterAdd to your cart.
Volume 15: Glenn WesselsAdd to your cart.
Volume 16: The Arts and Philosophy, 1962 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 17: Colby Library Quarterly, 1961 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 18: Stephen C. Pepper On Donald Keene's "Japanese aesthetics", 1969 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 19: Philosophy East and West: A Quarterly of Asian and Comparative Thought, 1969 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 20: Can a Philosophy Make One Philosophical?, 1967Add to your cart.
Volume 21: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Vol. XXXII, No. 1, 1971 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 22: Evaluative Definitions in Art and Their Sanctions, 1962 WinterAdd to your cart.
Volume 23: The Journal of Value Inquiry Vol. III No. 2, 1969 SummerAdd to your cart.
Volume 24: The Work of Art Described from a Double Dispositional Base, 1965 SummerAdd to your cart.
Volume 25: The Superior Student Vol. 5, No. 5, 1963 May-JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 26: Autobiography of an Aesthetics, 1970 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 27: Zygon Journal of Religion and Science Vol. 4 No. 3, 1969 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 28: Feibleman's Aesthetic Theory, 1971Add to your cart.
Volume 29: Zygon Journal of Religion and Science Vol. 6 No. 1, 1971 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 30: Sanctions Versus Reasons For Value Judgements, 1960 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 31: College Art Journal, 1959-1960 WinterAdd to your cart.
Volume 32: The Development of Contextualistic Aesthetics, 1968 SummerAdd to your cart.
Volume 33: Survival Value, 1969 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 34: The Journal of Value Inquiry Vol. III, No. 3, 1969 FallAdd to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Two chapters of manuscript by Joan BoyleonAdd to your cart.
Two chapters of manuscript by Joan Boyleon; Pepper's philosophical theories.  [see letter dated Mar. 22 in correspondence]
Folder 2: Short reviews of Pepper's workAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: History of Stephen C. Pepper--Part II],
[Series 2: History of Stephen C. Pepper--Part III],
[Series 3: History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part I],
[Series 4: History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part II],
[Series 5: History of Stephen C. Pepper [holograph, original manuscript including journals] -- Part III],
[Series 6: Miscellanies, Notebooks, Diaries, etc.],
[Series 7: Narratives, Historical and Biographical],
[Series 8: The Laws of Art, 1921 [mixed typed and holograph manuscript]],
[Series 9: Science and Common Experience, Sketch of a Metaphysics, 1926-1927],
[Series 10: Aesthetic Quality, 1937, AMs],
[Series 11: Philosophy SS 15, 1939, TMs],
[Series 12: General Correspondence, 1914-1972],
[Series 13: Notes on Various Subjects, Course Bibliographies, Class Record Books],
[Series 14: Administrative Files],
[Series 15: Manuscripts, Articles, and Addresses],
[Series 16: Book Reviews, Bibliographies, Student and Colleagues' work, and News Clippings],
[Series 17: Travel Materials, Honors and Posters, and Memorabilia],
[Series 18: Books],
[Series 19: Correspondence],
[Series 20: Class Notes],
[Series 21: Journal Articles, News Clippings, Book Announcements and Reviews, Royalty Statements],
[Series 22: Narratives, Historical and Biographical; Appointment Books; Miscellaneous],
[All]

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