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Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers

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Biographical Materials

Writings

Professional Organizations

Correspondence

Teaching Materials

Students

Printed Materials


Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers, 1921-2003 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Christina M. Gould

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Collection Overview

Title: Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers, 1921-2003Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940-2003

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-19-F8

Primary Creator: Hahn, Lewis Edwin (1908-2004)

Extent: 68.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into seven series: (1) Biographical, (2) Writings, (3) Professional Organizations, (4) Correspondence, (5) Teaching Materials, (6) Students, (7) Printed Materials.

Date Acquired: 06/23/2005

Subjects: American Philosophical Association., Dewey, John, 1859-1952, Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004., Library of living philosophers., Philosophy, American - 20th century, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty

Forms of Material: Artifacts., Bibliography, Boydston, Jo Ann, 1924- - Correspondence, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Diaries., Dissertations., Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004. - Correspondence, Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004. - Manuscripts, Legal documents., Lepley, Ray, 1903- - Correspondence, Manuscripts for publication., Minutes (Records), Newsletters., Obituaries., Pepper, Stephen C. (Stephen Coburn), 1891- - Correspondence, Photographs, Postcards, Radio interviews, Records (documents), Schilpp, Paul Arthur, 1897-1993 - Correspondence, Speeches, addresses, etc., Tenney, Charles D. (Charles Dewey) - Correspondence, Theses, Writings.

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers consist of correspondence to and from Dr. Hahn discussing issues related to his position in the department of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, his role as a university administrator, as well as his participation and leadership in professional philosophical organizations including but not limited to the Library of Living Philosophers, The Dewey Project, and The American Philosophical Association.  Correspondence also addresses personal matters, philosophical concepts and ideas.  Besides correspondence, the papers contain teaching materials, theses, dissertations and other work by Dr. Hahn's students as well as publications, manuscripts, and presentations by Dr. Hahn and by others.  Included in the biographical series of this collection are materials pertaining to Dr. Hahn's education, his personal memberships and his stamp collection.  Finally, these papers incorporate Dr. Hahn's collection of printed materials including reprints, journals, and books.  Notable correspondents include Stephen Coburn Pepper, Jo Ann Boydson, Paul Arthur Schilpp, Charles Tenney, Huston Smith, and Ray Lepley.

Biographical Note

Dr. Hahn is the author of many articles published in professional journals as well as the author of A Contextualistic Theory of Perception, and Contextualistic Worldview: Essays. He collaborated with John Dewey, Ray Lepley, Stephen Pepper and others on Value: A Cooperative Inquiry. In addition to this collaborative enterprise, Dr. Hahn served as Chair of the John Dewey Cooperative Research Project. Dr. Hahn is perhaps, best known as the editor of the Library of Living Philosophers where he edited numerous volumes of this series published by Open Court.  Besides his publications, presentations, editorial activities, teaching, and development of courses and course material, Dr. Hahn was active in a plethora of national and international professional philosophical organizations as well as departmental, college and university committees.  He also served as a consultant for various foundations and government agencies including the U.S. Office of Education, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program, and Educational Testing Services.

Before coming to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dr. Hahn was a professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1936 until 1949 with the exception of one term in 1947 where he taught as a visiting professor at Princeton.  From 1949 until 1963, Dr. Hahn was a professor and university administrator at Washington University in St. Louis.  He was appointed as a Research Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University in 1963. In the fall of 1970 and the Spring of 1980, Dr. Hahn taught at Baylor University in Waco, Texas as a visiting professor.

Lewis Hahn was born on September 26, 1908 on a farm near Swenson, Texas.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in English at the University of Texas with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1929. Dr. Hahn wrote his Master's thesis on Emerson as a lecturer and was awarded an Oldright Fellowship for the 1930-1931 year to pursue a doctorate in English and continue his studies of the relationship between Emerson and Whitman. Early in this fellowship year, Dr. Hahn became convinced that he wanted to pursue a doctorate in Philosophy.  On the advice of Harold Chapman Brown (a collaborator with Dewey, Mead, and others on Creative Intelligence: Essays in the Pragmatic Attitude, 1917) Dr. Hahn decided to pursue a doctorate in Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley since the University of Texas did not offer a doctorate in Philosophy at the time.  Dr. Hahn completed his Doctorate in Philosophy in 1939.  In June of 1932, Dr. Hahn married Elizabeth Herring and they had three daughters, Helen, Mary Louise, and Sharon Kay. After the death of Elizabeth in 1991, Dr. Hahn married Mary Anne Stearns. He died in 2004.

Subject/Index Terms

American Philosophical Association.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952
Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004.
Library of living philosophers.
Philosophy, American - 20th century
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty

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: Donation.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1921-2003Add to your cart.
This series contains materials pertaining to Dr. Hahn's education, his early career, his personal finances and trips, his personal memberships and his stamp collection.  Box 3 contains Hahn's financial records and travel records organized chronologically.  Box 5 contains Hahn's stamp collection and Box 6 contains materials related to Hahn's personal memberships organized chronologically.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hahn's childhood writings, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hahn's notes on legumes and pollinationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Hahn's class notes, Philosophy 212, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hahn's class notes, American Philosophy with Dr. Piatt, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Programme of the Final Public Exam for the degree of doctor of philosophy of Mortimer Taube, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hahn's class notes, Hegel Seminar with Professor Loewenburg, 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hahn's class notes, Epistemology with Professor Marhenke, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hahn's class notes, Santayana, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "A Contextualistic Theory of Perception", 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Comments and letter from Stephen C. Pepper on Hahn's dissertation, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Teaching position at the University of Missouri, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hahn's class notes, E.365fAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Strong, E.W. "The Metaphysics of Pragmatism: Notes Preliminary to a study of the categorial system of pragmatism", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence in relation to Hahn's dissertation and program of the final public examination, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Hahn's dissertation notes, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bahm, Archie J., "Philosophy and Science", 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Student and faculty directory, University of Missouri, 1942-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 18: O'Connor, William Van, poetry manuscript with Hahn's comments, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hahn's position as military math teacher, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Math Instruction, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Students handbook on the board of curators proposal to admit negroes to the University of Missouri", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Hahn's dissertation, typed, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Hahn, Lewis E. "Philosophy and Scientific Method", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Hahn's biographical information and "A Contexualistic Theory of Perception", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Hahn's dissertation, hand-written draft, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Hahn's dissertation, Chapter 1 with notes and letter to prospective employers, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Chapter 6, "Price's Theory of Perception" Hahn's dissertation, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Hahn's dissertation, typed and annotated with diagrams, 1939Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Certificate of participation in 1967 United Nations, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hahn's Curriculum Vitae and financial statement, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hahn's notes, Washington University, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hahn's notes on PriceAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Hahn's class notes on Tolman and BrunswickAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Hahn's Notes on BroadAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hahn's notes, AestheticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Hahn's "Book Index", Log of Anthologies, Histories, Studies ReadAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Hahn's notes on Mead, Dewey, Broad, Hook, Morris and RandleAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Hahn's notes on LovejoyAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boone County National Bank, Missouri, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Continental Assurance Company, 1962-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Itineraries and travel expense reports, 1963-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Retirement, 1965-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hahn's travel journal, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Southern Illinois University Employees Credit Union, 1969, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Property taxes, 1971, 1977, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hahn's travel journal, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Trip Planning correspondence and information, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Property Titles, Assumption Agreements, and Inspection Reports, 1974, 1988, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hahn's Trip to India, itineraries, maps, receipts, postcards and ticket stubs, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hahn's travel journal, 1977 SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Purchase receipts, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Donation receipts, 1979-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund, correspondence and records, 1979-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 16: First National Bank and Trust, check book stubs and deposit records, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 17: First Federal Savings and Loan statements and deposit records, 1981-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Annuity Deposit Records, 1982-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Gladys Jackson Estate, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Automobile records, 1983-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Southern Illinois University Emeritus College Study Tour to China, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Phone bills, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Tax guide for college teachers and income tax request from Hahn, 1985, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 24: The Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1985-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Kiplinger Tax Letter, circa 1985-1991Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Home and property repairs, 1987-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Trip to Washington, D.C., 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Southern Illinois University Emeritus College Tour of USSR, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Charter Bank Records, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Land Atlas and Plat Book, 1988, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Trip to London, 1988 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Mineral and Land Holdings, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: House Insurance and Claims, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Power bills, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Southwestern Philosophical Society Meeting, Trip to Fort Worth, Texas, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Trip to Moscow, XIX World Congress of Philosophy, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Trip to Hong Kong, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Visa and passport applications, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 14: MapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Hahn's dissertation diagram stampsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Ticket stubs, football, international buffet and Paul Simon fundraiserAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Postcard slidesAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Hahn's PassportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: PostcardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: PhotosAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Hahn's stamp collectionAdd to your cart.
stamps on envelopes
Box 5Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Texas Exes Association, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: University City Charter Association, correspondence and meeting minutes, 1959-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: St. Louis Poetry Center, newsletters, 1963-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: St. Louis Poetry Center, Member Correspondence 1963-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mississippi Youth Project, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: St. Louis Poetry Center, Poems and Hahn's comments, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: St. Louis Poetry Center, Poems and Hahn's comments, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: St. Louis Poetry Center, Poems, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Glendale Community Consolidated District, Citizen's Advisory Council, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Centennial Celebration of the World's Parliament of Religions, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Citizen Ambassador Program, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Unitarian Fellowship of Carbondale, Programs and NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Unitarian Fellowship of Carbondale, Addresses by Hahn and othersAdd to your cart.

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