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George Kimball Plochmann papers

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Biographical Note

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Detailed Description

Correspondence

Teaching and Service

Writings by Plochmann


George Kimball Plochmann papers, 1924-2010 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Christina M. Gould

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Collection Overview

Title: George Kimball Plochmann papers, 1924-2010Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-19-F10

Primary Creator: Plochmann, George Kimball (1914-)

Extent: 25.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into 3 series. (1) Correspondence and (2) Teaching and Service and (3) Writings by Dr. Plochmann.

Date Acquired: 12/20/2008

Subjects: Philosophy

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Dissertations., Fiction, Manuscripts for publication., Photographs, Playbills, Postcards, Sketches., Speeches, addresses, etc., Writings.

Languages: English, German, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The George Kimball Plochmann papers consist of correspondence to and from Dr. Plochmann discussing issues related to his book series, Philosophical Explorations, personal matters, philosophical concepts and ideas.  The papers also contain Dr. Plochmann's teaching materials, presentations and publications, and letters of recommendation.  The dates of this collection span from 1924-2010.  Some correspondents include David Rockefeller, Richard McKeon, and Charles Hartshorne.

Biographical Note

Dr. George Kimball Plochmann was born on August 20, 1914 in New York City, New York.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at Columbia University in 1936 and completed his doctorate in Philosophy with honors in 1950 at the University of Chicago.  George Kimball Plochmann is married to Carolyn Gassan Plochmann and they have one daughter, Sarah and two grandchildren, Evan and Elisabeth.

Dr. Plochmann was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959.  He is the author of many articles published in professional journals as well as the author of several books including The Ordeal of Southern Illinois University, and Richard McKeon: A Study.  In collaboration with Jack B. Lawson, Dr. Plochmann is the author of Terms in their Propositional Contexts in Wittgenstein's Tractatus.  He also co-authored with Frank E. Robinson, A Friendly Companion to Plato's Gorgias.  In addition to his publications, presentations, teaching, and development of courses and course material, Dr. Plochmann served as the editor of a book series published by Southern Illinois University Press, "Philosophical Explorations."  He was active in a plethora of professional associations as well as departmental, college and university committees and councils in addition to being a consultant on philosophic terms for the American Heritage Dictionary.

Before coming to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dr. Plochmann was a lecturer at Roosevelt College in Chicago and the University of Chicago subsequent to this teaching English as a fellow at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.  Dr. Plochmann became a faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale beginning in 1950 and subsequently professor emeritus upon retirement in 1982. He served as the chairman of a task force on organizing curriculum in the philosophy and history of medicine at the School of Medicine in Springfield and in December of 1985, he was appointed to the adjunct faculty of the School of Medicine where he served as a professor of medical humanities. He passed away at the age of 100 on August 24, 2014 at his home in Carbondale.

Subject/Index Terms

Philosophy

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: George Kimball Plochmann

Acquisition Method: Donated by Plochmann and/or his wife. Boxes 1-14, Acc# 790, 2008 December 20; Box 15, Acc# 995, 2012 January 4; Boxes 16-23, Acc#2013_010, 2013 May 7.

Preferred Citation: [Item], George Kimball Plochmann Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1924-2008],
[Series 2: Teaching and Service, 1930-2008],
[Series 3: Writings by Plochmann, 1924-2010],
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1924-2008Add to your cart.
This series contains the correspondence of George Kimball Plochmann with regard to his book series, Philosophical Explorations, as well as personal correspondence and collegial correspondence featuring discussions of philosophical import.  Some correspondents include David Rockefeller, Richard McKeon and Charles Hartshorne.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Newspaper clippings
Folder 2: Personal FinancesAdd to your cart.
correspondence and other documents related to Dr. Plochmann's financial affairs
Folder 3: Health and Health CareAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Thoman F. Barton concerning The OrdealAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Richard Huett concerning Plato BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Logic Text CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: The Ordeal Correspondence and ApprovalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Columbia University, 1936-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Archery, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Prelims and Dissertation, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 11: University of Toledo Visiting Professorship, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Greeting and Birthday CardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Playbill, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Soldier's Epistle and Information PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: American Heritage Dictionary Correspondence, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with John P. Anton, 1987-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with Mark Backman, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Barry, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with Beata and Kimball, 1986-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence with Aaron Bell, 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence with Stephen H. Bickham, 1975-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence with Duncan, Renee and Parker Bradley, 1974-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence with John Bremer, 1988-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence with Leonard E. Brewster, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence with David Chandler, 1975-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence with Claus, 1994-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence with Harold Scott MacDonald "Donald" Coxeter, 1987-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence with Michael Davis, 1986-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence with Arda Denkel, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence with David Eastwood, 1992-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence with Martin Gardner, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence with William and Frances Hackett of Hackett Publishing, 1978-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence with Lewis Hahn, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence with Charles HartshorneAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence with Todd Hedinger, 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence with Algo D. Henderson, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence with Brian Hendley, 1983-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence with Louis Iglehart, 1969Add to your cart.
Concerning transfer of Philosophical Explorations
Folder 28: Correspondence with Mark Johnson, 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence with Jonathan, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence with Scott Kramer, 1970-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence with Father Tom Kretek, 1983-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Correspondence with Jack Lawson, 1959-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Correspondence with James F. Light, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence with Lloyd and Joann, 1987-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Correspondence with Lois and Jack, 1997-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence with Timothy J. Kochuba, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Correspondence with Mrs. McKeon, 1985-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Correspondence with Richard McKeon, 1950-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Correspondence with Zahava McKeon, 1988-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Correspondence with Douglas Mitchell, 1986-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Correspondence with Carlos Norena, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Correspondence with Joan O'Brien, 1983-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Correspondence with H.W. Pannier, 1972Add to your cart.
In response to Humanities course
Folder 44: Correspondence with Robert Partlow, 1962-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Correspondence with Robert Phillips, 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Correspondence with Dan Piper, 1974Add to your cart.
"Science and Human Values" - lecture for President's Scholars Seminar
Folder 47: Correspondence with Barbara Plochman, 1980-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Correspondence with Harry Reinert, 1989-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Correspondence with Helen Rice, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Correspondence with Dick Richards, 1980-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Correspondence with Charlie Richardson, 1974-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Correspondence with Franklin Robinson, 1974-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Correspondence with David Rockefeller, 1956-2000Add to your cart.
In addition to correspondence, this folder contains cards with photos of the Rockefellers
Folder 54: Correspondence with Gary Slezak, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Bertrand Russell Society
Folder 55: Correspondence with Tom Sloane, circa 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Correspondence with Rosamond Kent Sprague, 1961-1966Add to your cart.
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Symposium Conference
Folder 57: Correspondence with John Steinman, 1983-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Correspondence with Robert Sternfeld, 1964-2000Add to your cart.
"Plato and Meno" and personal correspondence
Folder 59: Correspondence with Kenneth Stikkers, 2000-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Correspondence with Lorraine Swenson, 1977-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Correspondence with Charles D. Tenney, 1952-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Correspondence with Craig Walton, 1976-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Correspondence with Walter Watson, 1985-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Correspondence with Paul Weiss, 1985-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Correspondence with Charles Wegener, 1988-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Correspondence with Donn Welton, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Correspondence with Thomas Wilson, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Correspondence with Kenney Withers, 1974-1988Add to your cart.
Director of Southern Illinois University Press
Folder 69: Correspondence with Judy Wubnig, 1983-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Correspondence with Ron Yezzi, 1988-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Correspondence with Emily Young, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Correspondence, Letters to the Editor, 1988-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Correspondence, New Yorker Letters, 1983-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Retirement, 1982-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Drawings unsignedAdd to your cart.
Folder 76: Correspondence, Foundation for Creative Philosophy, 1972-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Carolyn Gassan Plochmann, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Undated CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Philosophical Explorations, Correspondence with Hippocrates Apostle, 1968-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Philosophical Explorations, Correspondence with Carol Bosche, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with John Brentlinger, 1962-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Robert Brumbaugh, 1950-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Harry Campbell, 1961-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Robert Hartman, 1961-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Myra Milburn, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Myra Moss, 1976-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Edward Pols, 1962-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Gershon Rosenstock, 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with William Sackstedler, 1963-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Walter Thomas Schmid, 1990-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Stuart Spicker, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Adele Spitzer, 1962-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Josiah "Tink" Thompson, 1964-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with Leslie Van Marter, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Philosophical Explorations Correspondence with David Weissman, 1962-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Philosophical Explorations, 1961-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Forwards to BooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Requests for Review and Subsequent ReportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence circa 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence circa 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence, 1940-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence 1949-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, 1966-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Correspondence, 1981-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Correspondence, 1991-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence, 2000-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Thank you notes, 1954-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Brownell, Baker. A review of The Ordeal of Southern Illinois UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Philosophical Inquiry Project ProposalsAdd to your cart.

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