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Paul Arthur Schilpp Papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical Materials

Writings

Correspondence

Teaching Materials

Printed Materials


Paul Arthur Schilpp Papers, 1916-1996 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Christina M. Gould

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul Arthur Schilpp Papers, 1916-1996Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1930-1990

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-19-F5

Primary Creator: Schilpp, Paul Arthur (1897-1993)

Extent: 29.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The Paul Arthur Schilpp Papers are arranged according to 5 series.  These include: 1) Biographical Materials; 2) Writings; 3) Correspondence; 4) Teaching Materials and 5) Printed Materials.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1986

Subjects: Library of living philosophers., Schilpp, Paul Arthur, 1897-1993

Forms of Material: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. - Correspondence, Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938 - Correspondence, Radhakrishnan, S. (Sarvepalli), 1888-1975. - Correspondence, Schilpp, Paul Arthur, 1897-1993 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Paul Arthur Schilpp papers consist of correspondence to and from Dr. Schilpp discussing issues related to his Library of Living Philosophers, personal matters, philosophical concepts and ideas, and professional organizations and conferences. The papers also contain Dr. Schilpp's teaching materials, presentations and publications, and letters of recommendation as well as his class notes and essays from his time as a student. The dates of this collection span from 1916-1996. Some esteemed correspondents include Albert Einstein, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Edmund Husserl.

Biographical Note

Dr. Paul Arthur Schilpp was widely known as a scholar and teacher.  He founded the Library of Living Philosophers in 1938 and served as its editor until July of 1981.  The Library of Living Philosophers was conceived during the 29 years that Dr. Schilpp served in the Philosophy Department at Northwestern University. The first volume on John Dewey appeared in 1939.  While editing the Library of Living Philosophers and teaching, Dr. Schilpp wrote a number of books as well as articles in scholarly journals. Some books by Dr. Schilpp include Kant’s Pre-Critical Ethics, The Quest for Religious Realism (the Mendenhall Lectures given at DePauw University), andThe Crisis in Science and Education (Grady Gammage Memorial Lectures at Arizona State University).

Dr. Schilpp travelled and lectured widely throughout the world.  He held a visiting professorship at the University of Munich, Germany; was awarded the Watumull Foundation Lectureship in India and Ceylon; and represented the U.S. Department of State at the Pakistan Philosophical Congress.

He served as president of the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association and was also a consultant in Philosophy to the Encyclopedia Britannica.  In 1974, he received the Gold Medal of Phi Beta Kappa of Greater Chicago area for Distinguished Service.  In June of 1980, he was awarded the First Bertrand Russell Society Award at the University of Chicago Campus.  From 1978-1979, Dr. Schilpp served as co-chairman of the Centennial Commemoration Festival to honor the 100th birthday of Albert Einstein.  Dr. Schilpp received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for this project which brought three Nobel Laureates, various distinguished scholars and the St. Louis Symphony to Carbondale. In addition to his activities in learned societies, Dr. Schilpp was a leader in multiple causes including the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, the United World Federalists, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the American Civil Liberties Union etc.

Dr. Schilpp was born in Germany and was the son of a pioneer Methodist minister.  He came to the U.S. in 1913 at the age of 16 to study at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio where he graduated 3 years later with high scholastic record.  He earned his Master’s degree at Northwestern University, his Bachelor of Divinity degree at Garrett Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. at Stanford University.  He also received honorary doctorates from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, Springfield College, Massachusetts, Kent State University, Ohio, and Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio. He was a professor at the University of the Pacific and Northwestern University before coming to Southern Illinoios University Carbondale in 1965.

In 1950 Dr. Schilpp married Madelon Golden and they had two children, Erich Andrew and Margot Marlene.  He also had four children from a previous marriage to Louise Grunholz, Mrs. Erna Bimson, Mrs. Marjorie Goodere, Robert W. Schilpp and Walter N. Schilpp.

Source: The Paul Arthur Schilpp Papers, Box 1 Folder 1

Subject/Index Terms

Library of living philosophers.
Schilpp, Paul Arthur, 1897-1993

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: Gift.

Related Materials: Library of Living Philosophers records.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Paul Arthur Schilpp papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 1: Biographical MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series contains Dr. Schilpp's class notes and essays from his time as a student. It also contains biographical sketches, his CVs, newspaper clippings and publications about Dr. Schilpp in addition to his awards, last will and testament and death certificate.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical sketches, clippings, bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Biographical background, data, and CV for Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Paul Arthur Schilpp BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Dr. Schilpp's bibliography and other biographical materials, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Biographical informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Biographical background on Dr. SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bibliography:The published writings of Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: State Board General Junior College CredentialAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Exams and notes from Columbia University Course on Philosophy of Religion, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes as a studentAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Dr. Schilpp's Seminar Papers and Class Notes for History of Religion C5: The Idea of God in the Religions of the World by The Reverend Professor Edmund D. Soper, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Dr. Schilpp's Seminar Papers and Class Notes for Old Testament D3, Israel's Development of the Concept of God by The Reverend Professor L.E. Fuller, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Dr. Schillp's Seminar Paper: "The Prophetic Conception of the Nature and character of Jahweh in its historical development", 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Dr. Schilpp's class notes and seminar papers for Philosophy B6, The Ways of Knowing, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Dr. Schilpp's class notes and papers for Ethics, Philosophy 131Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Dr. Schilpp's class notes for New Testament C13, Dr. HayesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Dr. Schilpp's seminar notes and outlines for The Church and Modern Industrial and Social Problems by the Reverend Professor Arthur NaglerAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Dr. Schilpp's notes on Metaphysics, Philosophy III by J.L. LoewenbergAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: "The Attitude of the Protestant Church Toward the Great War" Seminar Paper in Historical Theology D6Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes and Papers on "The Religious Leaders of the Hebrews" by the Reverend Professor Fred Earl EiselenAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Dr. Schilpp's Notes on The Atonement, Garrett SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes and Papers for History of Religion C6, "The Doctrine of Salvation in the Religions of the World" by the Reverend Professor Edmund D. SoperAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes on Religious Education C2, "The Psychology of Religious Development" by the Reverend Professor Norman RichardsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Dr. Schilpp's notes for Systematic Theology C, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes and Assignments from Old Testament C13, "The Messianic Ideas and Ideals of the Old Testament" by The Reverend Professor Frederick C. EiselenAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Dr. Schilpp's Notes and Assignments for Religious Education C3, "Organization of the Educational Programs of the Church" by Professor John Elbert StoutAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Dr. Schilpp's Notes on "Lectures in Principles of Moral and Religious Education" delivered by Professor Norman E. Richardson, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes and Assignments for Practical Theology C5, "Christ in the Thought of today" by Professor William Louis BaileyAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes and Assignments for New Testament Seminar 8D, "The Person of Jesus" by Reverend Doremus A. HayesAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: "Sources of the Logos-Doctrine in the Old Testament" Seminar Paper, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes and Assignments for "The Lord's Prayer" by the Reverend Professor D.A. HayesAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Dr. Schilpp's Report on "Lotze on the Nature of Thought" by Sir Henry JonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes on Constructive Evangelism, Summer 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes from Homiletics C, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Dr. Schilpp's University of California Class Notes, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes for Seminar in British Philosophy, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes on Social Ethics, Philosophy 212 BAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Dr. Schilpp's Class Notes for New Testament C18, "The Resurrection" by the Reverend Professor D.A. HayesAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Dr. Schilpp's Notes on "The Teachings of Jesus", a lecture course by Professor Dr. Bunch, Garrett Biblical Institute, Summer 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Dr. Schilpp's Notes on Aesthetics, Philosophy 4, Professor H.C. Brown, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Dr. Schilpp's notes on The Development of Christian Ideals by Reverend Professor A.W. NaglerAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Dr. Schilpp's Notes on History of Religion and Missions C7, Spring 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Dr. Schilpp's notes on "The Family and the Home under Modern Stress", 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Seminar Paper: "The Idea of God in the New Testament"Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Lectures given in Columbia UniversityAdd to your cart.
1917-1918
Folder 46: Dr. Schilpp's Favorite Short Quotations and PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Divorce PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Press releases and autograph party announcement for Dr. Schilpp's book, The Abdication of PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Festschrift and autograph party for Dr. SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Dr. Schilpp's minister's book, Stockton, CaliforniaAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Visiting Professorship, University of MunichAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Northwestern University Vita Supplement and Annual Reports, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Academic Positions after 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dr. Schilpp's Southern Illinois University AppointmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Dr. Schilpp's Appointment ContractsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Brochure: Speakers of Consequence (lists Dr. Schilpp)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Dr. Schilpp's Honeymoon ItineraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Comments on Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Programs for speaking engagementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Phi Beta Kappa Award Photos, ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Speeches by others given at Dr. Schilpp's Retirement from Northwestern University, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Lewis School visit to Southern Illinois University, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Kent State University Commencement Program, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Publicity for Dr. Schilpp's FestschriftAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Columbia University Bulletin of Information: "Philosophy, Psychology, and Anthropology", 1917-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Chicago Sunday Evening Club (Dr. Schilpp and Martin Luther King Jr. as speakers), 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Dr. Schilpp's bookplateAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Dr. Schilpp's annual personal research report, Southern Illinois University CarbondaleAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Commencement Program with Dr. Schilpp's Invocation, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Schilpp Family HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Dr. Schilpp's 60th Birthday Letters and Guest ListsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Dr. Schilpp's 80th birthday celebrationAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Dr. Schilpp's 80th birthday celebrationAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence and clippings related to Dr. Schilpp's 90th birthdayAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: University of the Pacific Honors Paul Arthur Schilpp, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Newspaper clippings and publications about Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Who's Who in the World, Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: International Who's Who, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Nomination for Presidential Citizens Medal by Carol Mosley-BraunAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Notable Americans Award, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Interview with Dr. Schilpp in SIU CourierAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Death of Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Kent State University Doctor of Humane LettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Obituary Notice for Edith Fitzgerald GoldenAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Memorial Service for Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Memorial Service for Madelon Golden SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Certificate of Death and Obituary clippings for Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Last Will and Testament and death certificate of Paul Arthur SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Correspondence, Clippings and Photos concerning Madelon Schilpp's careerAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook-Letters of tribute to Dr. Schilpp, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook-ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrapbook-Library of Living PhilosophersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Scrapbook-Clippings about Dr. Schilpp and the Library of Living PhilosophersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Scrapbook-Dr. Schilpp's 80th BirthdayAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Scrapbook-Clippings about Dr. SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Scrapbook-Dr. Schilpp's 90th BirthdayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Scrapbook-Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Scrapbook-Newspaper Clippings and PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Scrapbook-Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Scrapbook-Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Scrapbook-Reviews of the Quest for Religious RealismAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Scrapbook-Dr. Schilpp's Memorial ServiceAdd to your cart.
Map Case 14Add to your cart.
Map Case Drawer 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photo, XIII Iinternational Congress of Philosophy, Mexico, September 1963Add to your cart.
In Map Case Room: Case 14, Drawer 5, Item 1.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Madelon Schilpp, Trps, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Madelon Schilpp, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Funeral Service, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Appointmentbook, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Madelon Schilpp, Ruth Simon, Phpto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Photo, 1982Add to your cart.

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