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Paul Arthur Schilpp Papers

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Biographical Materials

Writings

Correspondence

Teaching Materials

Printed Materials


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

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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 5: Printed MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series includes journals, books, and offprints belonging to Dr. Schilpp.  Box 27 contains volumes inscribed by the authors and some are annotated.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Printed Materials with Contributions by Dr. SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Journals, The Humanist, 1973 and 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Journals, Minerva's OwlAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Time Magazines, 1966 and 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Journals, Saturday Review, 1949, 1957, 1958, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Journals, The Christian CenturyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Southern Illinois University Commencement, Time Magazine with Cover used by Dr. Schilpp in his address, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings about Vietnam WarAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Clippings on CubaAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Clippings on Campus Riots and DisordersAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper articles and reviews by Madelon Golden SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Print Copies of "The Ostrich Syndrome" Phi Beta Kappa Address by Dr. SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Clippings and reports about PakistanAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspaper clippings and letters to the Daily Egyptian about VietnamAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings about Russia, Middle East, Asia-Africa, Buddhism, German Cities and PoetryAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Printed Materials about IndiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Printed Materials, Chrysalis, Volume 8, Issue 2, Article by Dr. SchilppAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: The Dewey NewsletterAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Journals, The Playboy Philosophy, Installments 1-22Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Conference ProceedingsAdd to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Motive, A Magazine of the Methodist Student Moovement, 1941 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Threshold, 1941 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Dialogue in Hades, 1940 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Philosophies and Philosophers, by Milton D. Hunnex, Willamette University, 1961Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Change, The Magazine of Learning, 1978 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Contemporary Psychology, A Journal of Reviews, 1976 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Theory of Community in the Philosophy of Royce and Hocking, 1979Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Instructor's Manual to Accompany Living Philosophy, Philip Lawton and marie-Louis Bishop, 1977Add to your cart.
Volume 9: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1948 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 10: Is Anthropology Alive? Social Resposibility in Social Anthropology, by Gerald D. Berreman, 1968 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 11: Philosophy and Philosophizing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 12: Towards a Critical Theory of Peace Research in the United States the Search for an Inteligible Core, Herbert G. Reid, 1977 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 13: The Futurist , 1973 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 14: Schools the Challenge of Democracy to Education, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 15: Stringfellow Barr on Consulting the Romans, An Analogy Between Ancient Rome and Present-Day America, 1967Add to your cart.
Volume 16: Kantgesellschaft, Landesgrupe, Rheinland - Westfalen, 1964Add to your cart.
Volume 17: George S. Counts' Library, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 18: trans-action, Social Science and Modern Society, 1965Add to your cart.
Volume 19: Advance, 1938 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 20: The New Republic, 1965 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 21: Kantgesellschaft, Landesgrupe, Rheinland - Westfalen, 1964Add to your cart.
Volume 22: Astronomische Nachrichten, 1982Add to your cart.
Volume 23: The Center Diary, A Newsletter for Members of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1966Add to your cart.
Volume 24: Fact and Opinion on Pregress Towards a World of Law and Order War/Peace Report, 1965 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 25: Discussion The Dignity of Man, Bertram Morris, 1946Add to your cart.
Volume 26: General Semantics Bulletin, 1955Add to your cart.
Volume 27: Faculty Forum, A continuing Conversation Among Faculty Regarding The Christian Faith, 1967 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 28: Trans-action, Social Science and Modern Society, 1965Add to your cart.
Volume 29: Review Research and Projects, 1966 januaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 30: Dimension Symposium ISsues, The Place and Price of Order, 1964 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 31: Saturday Review, 1959 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 32: A New Challenge to the Educational Dream, The Handicapped, Edited by Jacquelyn Ann Kegley, 1980Add to your cart.
Volume 33: The Minority of One, 1965 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 34: Look, 1969 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 35: Look, 1971 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 36: Four Annas, Thought, 1951 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 37: Four Annas, Thought, 1951 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 38: Four Annas, Thought, 1951 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 39: The Nation, 1952 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 40: Change the Magazine of Higher Learning, 1981 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 41: United Nations World, 1952 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 42: Chrysalis, The Future of Human Nature, 1992Add to your cart.
Volume 43: The American Spectator, 1994 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 44: Stimmen Der Zeit, Sonderabdruck aus den, 1972Add to your cart.
Volume 45: Stimmen Der Zeit, Sonderabdruck aus den, 1971Add to your cart.
Volume 46: The Journal of Social Issues, 1972Add to your cart.
Volume 47: Religious Humanism, 1981Add to your cart.
Volume 48: Journal of Social Philosophy, 1980 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 49: Journal of Social Philosophy, 1980 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 50: International Journal for Comparative Philosophy and Culture, Thome H. Fang, 1988Add to your cart.
Volume 51: Journal of Social Philosophy , 1979 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 52: Kinesis, 1976Add to your cart.
Volume 53: The United Nations University, Harold taylor, 1973 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 54: Remarks of the President to a Joint Session or the Congress, The American Promise, 1965 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 55: Institute of Intercultural Research, 1969Add to your cart.
Volume 56: Proposals for the United Nations Charter, What was Done at Dumbarton Oaks, by Clark M. Eichelberger, 1944Add to your cart.
Volume 57: Bretrand russell in Retrospect, 1969Add to your cart.
Volume 58: The Monist, An International Journal of General Philosophical Inquiry, 1981 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 59: Kant Student, 1982Add to your cart.
Volume 60: Kant Student, 1983Add to your cart.
Volume 61: Mathematical Logic with Transfinite Types, by Frank G. Burner, 1943Add to your cart.
Volume 62: Population, Poverty and Pollution, by Professor S. Chandrasekhar, 1977Add to your cart.
Volume 63: Building Stones for a More Durable Peace, by Dr. A. Carlson, 1944 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 64: Social Science, 1965 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 65: Social Science, 1967 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 66: Social Science, 1973Add to your cart.
Volume 67: Sonderdruck au Internationale Katholische Zeitschrift, 1973Add to your cart.
Volume 68: International Logic Review, 1973 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 69: Philosophy of History, John Elot Boodin, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 70: On Explicating Existence in Terms of Quantification, Alex Orenstein, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 71: Rationality of an Optimum Aim for Science, G.L. Pandit, 1986Add to your cart.
Volume 72: Epistemological Ontology and the Special Sciences, G.L. pandit, 1987Add to your cart.
Volume 73: We asked Delyte Morris about Education in Illinois, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 74: Official Reports of the Oxford Conference, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 75: Michelson Ausstellung, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 76: Postleitzahlen, 1961Add to your cart.
Volume 77: Perspectives USA, 1954Add to your cart.
Volume 78: Russell, The Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Volume 79: James Joyce Quarterly, 1994Add to your cart.
Volume 80: Explor, In Vommemoration martin Luther 1483-1983Add to your cart.
Volume 81: Current History, Those German Refugees, Facts do not Justify the Propaganda about Refugees Displacing American Job Holders, by Henry Smith Leiper, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 82: A Mechanistic ora Human Society? by Wilfred Wellock, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 83: The Journal of Philosophy, 1958 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 84: Sonderdruck Zeitschrift fur Deutsche Kulturphilosophie Neu Folge Des Logos, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 85: The First Church Pupit, 1937Add to your cart.
Volume 86: Kant Student, 1987Add to your cart.
Volume 87: The Colloquium Heptaplomeres of Jean Bodin, by george H. Sabine, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 88: Junior College Journal, 1940 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 89: The Journal of Philosophy, 1948 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 90: The New Education, The Standard, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 91: Religious Humanism, 1973 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 92: The review of Metaphysics, a Pholosophical Quarterly, 1979 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 93: University of california, Saint Barbara, General Catalog, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Volume 94: Journal and Yearbook, Northern Illinois Conference, 1990 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 95: Journal and Yearbook, Northern Illinois Conference, 1994Add to your cart.
Volume 96: Bulletin of the Santyana Society, 1993 FallAdd to your cart.
Volume 97: Daedalus, The History and the World of the Twentieth Century, 1971 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 98: Essays Presented to Thronton W. Merriam, 1974 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 99: ΦIΛOΣOΦIA, 1977Add to your cart.
Volume 100: The Philosophy of C, I. Lewis, by david Keyt, 1973Add to your cart.
Volume 101: The Church in the Changing World, 1963Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Galley Proofs for Schilpp Festschrift: The Abdication of PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Galley ProofsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Einstein Poster and Enlarged Xeroxed LetterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Certificate of recognition and membership to Paul and Madelon Schilpp in Summa Cum Laude SocietyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Oversized ScrapbookAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Articles and Clippings, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Clippings, Einstein Impersonation, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Clippings, 1973-1979Add to your cart.

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