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Charles Dewey Tenney Papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Subject Files

Biographical

Teaching

Writings

The Centennial Period

Correspondence


Charles Dewey Tenney Papers, 1906-1993 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Charles Dewey Tenney Papers, 1906-1993Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1923-1973

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-19-F12

Primary Creator: Tenney, Charles D. (Charles Dewey) (1906-1983)

Extent: 29.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged into 6 series: (1) Subject Files; (2) Biographical; (3) Teaching; (4) Writings; (5) The Centennial Period; (6) Correspondence.

Date Acquired: 09/01/1990. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Education - Philosophy, Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity, Philosophy - Study and teaching, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Administration, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Journalism, Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947

Languages: English, Russian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Charles Dewey Tenney Papers consist of correspondence to and from Dr. Tenney, biographical information and personal photographs and art collections, materials relating to his teaching career and the organization of the department of philosophy including the Collected Works of John Dewey and The Library of Living Philosophers, documents concerning his administrative roles in the university, writings authored by Tenney as well as other scholars, and documents relating to the Centennial Period and the project Resources for Tomorrow.

Correspondence concerns both professional and personal matters; notable and frequent corresponders include Paul Schilpp, Burnett Shryock (first Dean of the School of Fine Arts, son of University President Henry William Shryock), William S. Minor (Director of the Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity), and University President Roscoe Pulliam. Biographical materials include transcripts, appointment contracts and descriptions, and letters of recommendation. Teaching materials include student writings, exam questions and answers, as well as personnel files and other departmental documents; included in the same series are files concerning the Library of Living Philosophers, for which Tenney wrote one articles, as well as files concerning the Collected Works of John Dewey. Writings include materials by Tenney, both published and unpublished, as well as writings by others. The subject files span the length of Tenney’s administrative career, and deal primarily with university organization and matters concerning the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Materials concerning The Centennial Period cover event planning and publication stipulations, as well as Tenney’s directing of the Resources for Tomorrow, a project primarily focused on the writing, compiling, and editing of his manuscript, The Discovery of Discovery.

Collection Historical Note

Born September 19th, 1906, Charles Dewey Tenney came to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, then known as Southern Illinois Teachers College, in 1931. During the next 42 years, Tenney served his institution in an almost countless number of capacities, spanning from coach to professor to administrator. He was not only instrumental in the organization of the university as it expanded rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, but was also a prolific writer, publishing works in English and philosophy. In 1969, he was named University Professor, becoming but the fourth person to garner the title; in 1979, he received the University's Distinguished Service Award. Tenney retired in 1973, and died in April of 1983 in Carbondale after suffering a stroke.

Tenney began his life in Helena, Montana; he moved to Idaho in 1923 to earn his undergraduate degree from Gooding College, where his father served as president. There he studied English and Philosophy, participated in the debate team, and met his wife, Maude. The research interests he cultivated there, mostly concerning aesthetics and creativity, followed him throughout the rest of his life; some of his writings from this time period were later featured in his work The Discovery of Discovery. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1927, Tenney gained his Master’s at University of Oregon in 1927; he continued his doctoral studies there, also spending a year at Harvard University so as to study under the great Alfred North Whitehead. By the time he completed his student career in 1931, Tenney was already a noted scholar, publishing materials in chemistry, philosophy, and English, specializing in the thought of George Meredith and Whitehead’s cosmology.

Tenney immediately began his teaching career as Professor of English at Southern Illinois in 1931. He soon began organizing philosophy courses, eventually developing the Philosophy Department and serving as the Acting Chairman for several years; he also served as Acting Head for the Art Department for a time, possibly helping out his close friend, Burnett Shryock (son of University President Henry Shryock). During this time, he also served as tennis coach, debate coach, and adviser for student publications.

In 1945, following the death of President Roscoe Pulliam, Tenney considered leaving his post for other openings in philosophy or administration, unsure of a future for himself at Southern. However, Tenney decided to stay, and became Administrative Assistant to the new president, Delyte Morris, in addition to teaching. In 1952, he was designated Vice-President for Instruction. During these administrative years, Tenney was heavily involved in university organization and planning.

After 25 years of administrative work, Tenney stepped down to begin his work as Project Director for Resources for Tomorrow, a division of the University’s Centennial Celebration proceedings and publications. This allowed him to work on the next aspect of his legacy, a mammoth manuscript on the processes of creativity and insight: The Discovery of Discovery, which was to be published as part of the Centennial Celebration. Part of this work involved the assistance of other scholars, collecting quotes elucidating discovery in virtually every branch of knowledge; these quote became interspersed throughout the series of essays authored by Tenney.

Throughout his life, Tenney was a prolific writer, composing many short stories, poems, speeches and articles, many of which were published. Most notable of these works is “Aesthetics in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre,” which became part of Volume XVI of the Library of Living Philosophers. He also kept detailed journals of life events and musings on readings.

Unfortunately, Tenney’s failing health prevented the completion of his project before the end of the Centennial Period. However, Harold M. Kaplan, Ralph E. McCoy, and Lewis E. Hahn, all previously involved in the project, completed editing the manuscript, and published it in 1991. In the Editor’s Preface, they wrote: “This work is presented as a memorial to Charles D. Tenney, in recognition of his distinguish career as university administrator, scholar, teaching, and writer… He had the all too rare ability to present complex and abstract ideas with simple eloquence.” Such ‘simple eloquence’ can be found in his statement of University Objectives, emblazoned in stone within Morris Library’s Hall of Presidents and Chancellors.

Biographical Note

Born September 19th, 1906, Charles Dewey Tenney came to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, then known as Southern Illinois Teachers College, in 1931. During the next 42 years, Tenney served his institution in an almost countless number of capacities, spanning from coach to professor to administrator. He was not only instrumental in the organization of the university as it expanded rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, but was also a prolific writer, publishing works in English and philosophy. In 1969, he was named University Professor, becoming but the fourth person to garner the title; in 1979, he received the University's Distinguished Service Award. Tenney retired in 1973, and died in April of 1983 in Carbondale after suffering a stroke.

Tenney began his life in Helena, Montana; he moved to Idaho in 1923 to earn his undergraduate degree from Gooding College, where his father served as president. There he studied English and Philosophy, participated in the debate team, and met his wife, Maude. The research interests he cultivated there, mostly concerning aesthetics and creativity, followed him throughout the rest of his life; some of his writings from this time period were later featured in his work The Discovery of Discovery. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1927, Tenney gained his Master’s at University of Oregon in 1927; he continued his doctoral studies there, also spending a year at Harvard University so as to study under the great Alfred North Whitehead. By the time he completed his student career in 1931, Tenney was already a noted scholar, publishing materials in chemistry, philosophy, and English, specializing in the thought of George Meredith and Whitehead’s cosmology.

Tenney immediately began his teaching career as Professor of English at Southern Illinois in 1931. He soon began organizing philosophy courses, eventually developing the Philosophy Department and serving as the Acting Chairman for several years; he also served as Acting Head for the Art Department for a time, possibly helping out his close friend, Burnett Shryock (son of University President Henry Shryock). During this time, he also served as tennis coach, debate coach, and adviser for student publications.

In 1945, following the death of President Roscoe Pulliam, Tenney considered leaving his post for other openings in philosophy or administration, unsure of a future for himself at Southern. However, Tenney decided to stay, and became Administrative Assistant to the new president, Delyte Morris, in addition to teaching. In 1952, he was designated Vice-President for Instruction. During these administrative years, Tenney was heavily involved in university organization and planning.

After 25 years of administrative work, Tenney stepped down to begin his work as Project Director for Resources for Tomorrow, a division of the University’s Centennial Celebration proceedings and publications. This allowed him to work on the next aspect of his legacy, a mammoth manuscript on the processes of creativity and insight: The Discovery of Discovery, which was to be published as part of the Centennial Celebration. Part of this work involved the assistance of other scholars, collecting quotes elucidating discovery in virtually every branch of knowledge; these quote became interspersed throughout the series of essays authored by Tenney.

Throughout his life, Tenney was a prolific writer, composing many short stories, poems, speeches and articles, many of which were published. Most notable of these works is “Aesthetics in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre,” which became part of Volume XVI of the Library of Living Philosophers. He also kept detailed journals of life events and musings on readings.

Unfortunately, Tenney’s failing health prevented the completion of his project before the end of the Centennial Period. However, Harold M. Kaplan, Ralph E. McCoy, and Lewis E. Hahn, all previously involved in the project, completed editing the manuscript, and published it in 1991. In the Editor’s Preface, they wrote: “This work is presented as a memorial to Charles D. Tenney, in recognition of his distinguish career as university administrator, scholar, teaching, and writer… He had the all too rare ability to present complex and abstract ideas with simple eloquence.” Such ‘simple eloquence’ can be found in his statement of University Objectives, emblazoned in stone within Morris Library’s Hall of Presidents and Chancellors.

Subject/Index Terms

Education - Philosophy
Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity
Philosophy - Study and teaching
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Administration
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Journalism
Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: 8 accessions added in Summer 2014: #1248 (7/1/1991, donated by Maude Tenney); #1481 (1/7/1992, donated by Ralph McCoy); #1671 (6/14/2000, no donor identified); #1703 (11/2/2000, donated by Maude Tenney); #1984 (3/10/2006, no donor identified); #1987 (no date or donor identified); #818 (2/24/2006, no donor identified); #1697 (10/29/2000, donated by William S. Minor)

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: Accession #1205

Preferred Citation: [Item], Charles Dewey Tenney Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Elizabeth C. Hartman from April to June of 2014.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Subject Files, 1927-1980],
[Series 2: Biographical, 1906-1993],
[Series 3: Teaching, 1930-1976],
[Series 4: Writings, 1921-1977],
[Series 5: The Centennial Period, 1967-1974],
[Series 6: Correspondence, 1930-1977],
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Series 4: Writings, 1921-1977Add to your cart.
Series 4 consists of writings by Tenney as well as writings by others. Tenney's writings take the form of notes, essays, poems, short stories, addresses/speeches, and eulogies, from his student career to his death. Writings by others usually take the form of articles, though there are a few dissertations. Please note that all materials relating to Discovery of Discovery will be found in Series 4, Sub-Series 3.
Sub-Series 1: Writings by TenneyAdd to your cart.
Essays, notes, poetry, prose and tests from Tenney's undergraduate and graduate career. Includes published works written during this time period.  Boxes 6, 23, and 26 contain writings from his student career, and boxes 7 and 22 contain writings of his post-graduate career.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Aesthetic Illusion", 1929-1930Add to your cart.
This piece was written for a class, but Tenney also later used it in his Discovery of Discovery.
Folder 20: "Rose Pink and Dirty Drab: George Meredith as a Critique", 1931Add to your cart.
Pubslihed in the October Number of the Sewanne Review. Folder includes research notes and reprinted published edition.
Folder 21: English coursework - short stories, 1921-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 22: English coursework - notes on Shakespeare, 1930 FallAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Philosophy coursework - notes on Whitehead's Cosmologies, circa 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Miscellaneous notes, philosophy and english, 1920s, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Includes related poetry selections and clippings
Folder 25: Research notes, philosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Philosophy coursework - essays, 1920s, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Essays on: Plato; Plato on Beauty; Aristotle; decline of philosophy after Aristotle; Saint Augustine, Confessions; Samuel Alexander, Space, Time, & Diety; Hegel, preface to the Phenomenology; symbolic philosophy; Berkeley, The Principles of Human Knowledge; Herbert Spencer, First Principles of a New System of Philosophy
Folder 27: "Studies in the Language of Shakespeare's Characters", 1931Add to your cart.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the PhD in Philosophy at the University of Oregon
Folder 28: Published writings in chemistry, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Most of the writings explain various 'magic tricks' one can perform using chemical reactions.
Folder 29: Poetry notebook, 1927Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poems and stories, circa 1920s, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: English coursework - Rhetoric 103, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes on Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes on Shakespeare, Julius Cesear, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Tragedy in the Brome Abraham and Isaac", 1930 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes on ShakespeareAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: English drama, notes and papers, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Laboratory physics experiments, circa 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous writings, 1920s, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Philosophy notes, 1920s, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Poetry, 1920s, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Notes, poetryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Notes, poetry: English, ballads; Romantic; VictorianAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Notes, literatureAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Notes, American literatureAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Notes, Edgar Allan PoeAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tenney, Charles D. "Aesthetic Values in an Age of Science", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Tenney, Charles D. "Aesthetics in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre", 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Tenney, Charles D. "An Anthology of Insights", circa 1970Add to your cart.
Proposal for the Discovery of Discovery project.
Folder 4: Tenney, Charles D. "A Basis for the Idea of Creativity in Whitehead's Thought", 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Tenney, Charles D. "Book explores link between art, East and West", 1969Add to your cart.
Daily Egyptian article reviwing Five Variations on the Theme of Japanese Painting, Leo Bronstein.
Folder 6: Tenney, Charles D. Centennial Charter Day convocation speech, 1969 March 9Add to your cart.
See Box 8, Folder 1 (Centennial Period preparations)
Folder 7: Tenney, Charles D. "Commencement: A Backward Look," speech, 1965 August 27Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tenney, Charles D. "Creative Imagination in Whitehead", 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tenney, Charles D. "Creativity and Abstraction", 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tenney, Charles D. "Do I Have Good Taste?", 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Tenney, Charles D. Essay on the effects of humanities education, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Tenney, Charles D. Eulogy for Abbot, Talbert W., 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Tenney, Charles D. Eulogy for Faner, Robert Dunn., 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Also includes memorials, publications concerning Faner post-humously, thank you letters to Tenney, and materials concerning the Faner Hall dedication.
Folder 14: Tenney, Charles D. Eulogy for Leys, Wayne A.R., 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Tenney, Charles D. Eulogy for Thalman, Wellington A., 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Tenney, Charles D. "The Future of Southern Illinois: A Prediction", 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Tenney, Charles D. "The Future of Southern Illinois: A Prediction" - replies to survey, 1963Add to your cart.
Dr. Tenney interview various faculty members concerning their vision of the future of Southern Illinois before writing his piece.
Folder 18: Tenney, Charles D. "How to be free", 1955 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Tenney, Charles D. Lawson Hall Dedication, 1966 May 8Add to your cart.
Item - audio recording.
Folder 20: Tenney, Charles D. Letter to Daily Egyptian concerning academic freedom and minority rights, 1972 March 9Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Tenney, Charles D. and Lawson, Douglas E. "The Liberal Arts Man and the Professional Educator Look at the Problem Together", 1956 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Tenney, Charles D. "Of Beauty", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Tenney, Charles D. "The paradox of too much progress"Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Tenney, Charles D. "Philosophy for Teachers", circa 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Tenney, Charles D. comments on "The Role of Form, Value, and Novelty in Creative Activity," Carl R. Hausman, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Tenney, Charles D. "The Role of Southern Illinois University", 1963 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Tenney, Charles D. "Scientific Concepts and Artistic Forms", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Tenney, Charles D. On fine taste, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item - audio recording. Possibly related to Box 7, Folder 10 ("Do I Have Good Taste?")
Folder 29: [Tenney, Charles D.] Study of the meaning of democracy in state curriculum bulletins since 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 30: [Tenney, Charles D.] "A University faculty confronts the problem of general education", 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Tenney, Charles D. "The University President's Perspective on Athletics", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Tenney, Charles D. "Whitehead as a Person," address, 1967 February 26Add to your cart.
Item - audio recording.
Folder 33: Tenney, Charles D. Published materials, 1960s, 1970sAdd to your cart.

"A Eulogy to Robert Dunner Faner, 1906-1967." Southern Illinois University, 1968.

"The Future of Southern Illinois: A Prediction."  Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Summer 1964.

Please see also Box 9, Folder 6 (Tenney's article appeared in the Library of Living Philosopher's Volume of Jean-Paul Sartre's Works).

Folder 34: Tenney, Charles D. Poems and prose, circa 1954-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Tenney, Charles D. Draft administrative lettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Tenney, Charles D. Fragments and notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Noteable subjects: Growth of SIU (1955-1961); connections of science and philosophy; descriptions of VP duties; notes on retirment; establishing a southern Illinois university; alienation; John Dewey, Experience and Nature; philosophy of higher education
Folder 37: "The Square Root of Two", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence concerning publication of various works, 1945-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Writings on Whitehead, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Notes; drafts
Folder 18: Tenney, Charles D. "Aesthetics in the philosopher of Jean-Paul Sartre", 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Notes, drafts
Folder 19: Tenney, Charles D. "A Basis for Creativity in Whitehead's Thought", 1967Add to your cart.
APA Program from presentation; notes; drafts; correspondence
Folder 20: Tenney, Charles D. "Creative Imagination in Whitehead", 1969Add to your cart.
Notes; drafts
Folder 21: Tenney, Charles D. "Creative Imagination in Whitehead", 1969Add to your cart.
Drafts, correspondence, commentary
Folder 22: Tenney, Charles D. "Creativity and Abstraction", 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Notes, correspondence
Folder 23: Tenney, Charles D. The Future of Southern Illinois, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Drafts; correspondence; related news
Folder 24: Tenney, Charles D. "The Nature and Development of the 'Banns' as an Advertisement for the Myster Plays", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Tenney, Charles D. "The Romance of Emergence", 1931Add to your cart.
Published by University of Oregon, "Studies in Philosophical Naturalism," The Humanities Series, Vol. I No. I.
Folder 26: Poetry, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Poetry about Southern Illinois University, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Proposal for appointment of resident artist, Aaron Bohrod, 1942 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Writings on Education, 1940s, 1950s, 1960sAdd to your cart.

Lawson, Douglas E. and Charles D. Tenney. "The Liberal-Arts Man and the Professional Educator Look at the Problem Together." The Educational Forum, 1956 May

Notes for speeches and lectures on education.

Letter to president concerning tenure for university professors.

"Philosophy for Teachers"

Folder 30: Notes on aestheticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Notes on criticism, circa 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Notes on literary styleAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Notes on George NelsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Notes on PlatoAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Worlds of Literature, edited final draft (1/2)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Worlds of Literature, edited final draft (2/2)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Worlds of Literature, notes, outlines, preliminary materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 1: IntroductionAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 2: BeginningsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 3: Words and MeaningsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 4: ImagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 5: SoundsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 6: IdeasAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 7: Figures of SpeechAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 8: EmotionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 9: Patterns of ThoughtAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 10: Narrative PatternsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 11: Places and PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 12: Types of NarrativeAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 13: Elements of StyleAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 14: Grammatical and Rhetorical RelationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 15: Elements of RhythmAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 16: Metrical VariationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 17: Flexible RhythmsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 18: Tonal PatternsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 21: Methods of PresentationAdd to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 22: Times and SpacesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 23: AttitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 24: Moods and ThemesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 25: EndingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 19: Rhyme Schemes and Stanza FormsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 20: Forms of PoetryAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Worlds of Literature, Chapter 21: Points of ViewAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Worlds of Literature, Specimens (appendix)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Faner eulogy, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Correspondence, publications, pictures, thank-you letters
Folder 16: Eulogies, 1960sAdd to your cart.
For: Marjorie Shank; Dean Henry J. Rehn; Board member Dave Kenney
Folder 17: Speeches, various datesAdd to your cart.
Works and place; lecture in religious attitudes in American literature; The Harp of a Thousand Strings; Orators and eccentrics; to John Erle Grinnell; Commencement - Time for Prophesy; speech on tennis; speech on Shakespeare quadricentennial; The Role of the University (for Phi Delta Kappa, 1959 May 22); speech on the library; hazards to writers; the golden rule; detective stories; material counseling; the fine arts as an international language (for Fine Arts Festival, 1959 January 18); on Harvard Advocate Centennial Anthology
Folder 18: Speeches for radio, 1939-1942Add to your cart.
Stories of Southern Illinois; Worlds series; Can the United States keep out of war?; The Case for converting Southern Illinois Normal University into University of Southern Illinois; The New Administration
Folder 19: Speech, "How to be Free", 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Speech, "The Romantic East"Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Speech, "Scholars, Young and Old", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Speech, "The Voice of America", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Speech, "What's right with the world", 1959Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Planners, 1940-1942, 1951, 1953, 1958, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Administrative journal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Reading list, 1964-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Diaries, 1927-1932; 1943Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Writings by OthersAdd to your cart.
Essays, speeches, dissertations, publications, and manuscripts by people other than Tenney. Please note that any writings associated with the research for and writing of Discovery of Discovery, either by Tenney or others, will not be found in this Sub-Series: for such writings, please see Series 5, Sub-Series 3. Any dissertations or theses written under the direction of Tenney will be found in his teaching files, Series 3.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alloway, Lawrence. CV and Bibliography, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Berkeley, Edmund C. Tyniacs/Braniacs documents, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Berndtson, Arthur. "A Theory of Radical Creativity"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bilsky, Manuel. "Liberal Education as 'Philosophy'", 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Book reviews, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Borkon, E.l. "Hazards of Anticoagulant Therapy", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Childs, John. "Current Criticisms of Organized Education", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Childs, John L. "A Second Look at Dr. Conant's Report", 1967 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Christensen, Darrell E. Contemporary German Philosophy Yearbook, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Conway, James D. Leisure and Community Development studies, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Duncan, Hugh Dalziel. "Sociology of art, literature, and music: social contexts of symbolic experience", 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Favrot, Leo. Federal Budgeting and Accounting, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Floyd, Samuel A. Writings on Dewey and music appreciation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Frondizi, Risieri. "Value as a Gestalt Quality", 1970 November 16Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Fuller, Buckminister. "New Forms vs. Reforms", 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Gillian, Garth. "Toward Philosophy and Politics: A Critique of Philosophy", 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Greenburg, Hazel. "T.S. Eliot's Theory of Imagination", circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Hazel Greenburg worked at Resources for Tomorrow, and was an important part of the research team that put together Discovery of Discovery.
Folder 18: Greiser, Franz. Report on Central German Federation of Advertising, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hinshaw, Virgil G. Published papers, 1948-1949, 1957-1958Add to your cart.

"Basic Propositions in Lewis's Analysis of Knowledge," The Journal of Philosophy

"Epistemological Relativism and the Sociology of Knowledge," Philosophy of Science

"The Objectivity of History," Philosophy of Science

"The Given," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Folder 20: Kluckhohn, Clyde. "Ethical Relativity: Sic Et Non", circa 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Kuntz, Paul Grimley. "The Hidden Order of Anton Ehrenzweig", 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Lawson, Douglas E. "The essential philosophy of education in the United States", 1940 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Lentz, E.G. "George Williams: a tribute to the founder of the Red Triangle [YMCA]", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Leys, Wayne A.R. "Was Plato Non-Political?", 1965 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Lindegren, K. "We are all indebted to Darwin", 1959Add to your cart.
In Russian
Folder 26: Macleish, Archibald. "What is a true university?", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Martin, F. David. Published papers, 1955-1969Add to your cart.

"The Aesthetic in Religious Experience," Religious Studies

"The Persistent Presence of Abstract Painting," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

"The Power of Music and Whitehead's Theory of Perception," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

"Unrealized Possibility in the Aesthetic Experience," The Journal of Philosophy

Folder 28: McCoy, Ralph E. "The Ordeal of a University Library", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 29: McHale, John. "Buckminister Fuller", 1956 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Meitzen, Manfred O. "Creativity in the thought of Paul Tillich", 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Morris, Bertram. "Dewey's Theory of Art", circa 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Moulton, Wilbur. "For What Purpose Honors?" Honor's Day Address, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Murray, Elwood. "Corridors among the ivory towers: a relational-communication approach to unification of the college curriculum", 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Phillips, James F. "A folio of pen & ink renderings of Southern Illinois University", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Plochmann, George. Ancient Greek Medicine, 1974Add to your cart.
"Hippocrates and the Beginnings of Systems Theory"; Background and affinities of Ancient Greek medicine; "Plato's Philosophy of Medical Art"
Folder 36: Plochmann, George Kimball. "The Complex Unity of the Phaedrus", 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Plochmann, George Kimball. "A Guide to Mr. Hobbes His Leviathan"Add to your cart.
Syllabus/textbook/guide. See Teaching Career.
Folder 38: Plochmann, George Kimball. Published papers, 1959-1976Add to your cart.

"Hiccups and Hangovers in The Symposium," Bucknell Review

"Concepts and Bases in Korner's Logic," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

"Korner on the Logic of Thinking: Some Queries and Objections," The Modern Schoolman

"The Cross that Bears Philosophy," Midwestern Journal of Philosophy

"Plato, Visual Perception, and Art," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

"The Three Layers of Research," The Journal of General Education

"A Note of Harrison's Notes on Das Mystiche," The Southern Journal of Philosophy

"Metaphysical Truth and the Diversity of Systems," The Review of Metaphysics

"Mathematics in Wittgenstein's Tractatus," Philosophia Mathematica

"A Theory of Systems: A Rough Sketch," The Review of Metaphysics

"William Harvey and his Methods," Studies in the Renaissance

"The Philosophy of Science: A College Freshman Course," Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science

"Methods and the Elements of Philosophic Discourse," Proceedings of the Seventh Inter-American Congress of Philosophy

Folder 39: Plochmann, George. "Regionalism and the teaching of philosophy", 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Plochmann, George Kimball. "Spinoza's Doctrine of the Living Body", 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Plochmann, George Kimball. "Truth, Tautalogy, and Verification in Wittgenstein's Tractatus", 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Presley, Wayman. "The story of Hound Dog Boomer and other early happenings in and around Makanda, Illinois", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 43: "Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention Plenary Session," Workshop reports, unknownAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Schilpp, Paul A. "The Library of Living Philosophers from a Personal History", 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder also includes bibliography for Schilpp. See Box 5, Folder 26 (Library of Living Philosophers).
Folder 45: Schilpp, Paul A. "So you want to teach philosophy?", circa 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Spivey, Herman. "Gobbldygook: the art of non-think"Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Strauss, James. "Christianity: could it be truth?", 1976 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Unknown. "For the time being: a christmas oratorio", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Unknown. "Improving our Quality: The Concept of the Fusion of Living and Learning at SIU", 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Verene, D.F. "Cassier's Concept of Symbolic Form and Human Creativity", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Villeman, Francis T. "Aesthetic education in social perspective", 1970 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Wanniger, Forrest. "Tempus Perfectus in John Donner's 'Holy Sonnet XIV'", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Whitehead, Alfred North. "Cosmologies Ancient and Modern", 1930 September 25Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Wu, Joseph S. "Contemporary western philosophy from an eastern viewpoint", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Wyer, Samuel S. "Authoritative Statements of Science, Evolution, Religion and the Bible", 1926Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Calhoun, John B. "Population and Mental Health", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chase, Francis S. "In Defense of Lively Caprice", 1964 December 26Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Harris, Robert T. "The Sacred Body", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hausman, Carl R. "The Role of Form, Value, and Novelty in Creative Activity", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hopkins, Kenneth. "Thoughts on Teaching Creative Writing", 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Howie, John. "Metaphysical Elements of Creativity in the Philosophy of W. E. Hocking", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hunsinger, Paul. "Mike Kado, PhD: Musical Comedy based on Mikado", [1955]Add to your cart.
Musical comedy based on Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. Written by Dr. Paul Hunsinger, the parody is based on a fictional professor at SIU. See related negative images in SIUC Photographs Collection, Series 7: Photographic Services Negatives "A" Series, 1950-1958, boxes 66 and 67, folders A6346, A6405, and A6438.
Folder 8: Linden, George W. "The Film: Remembrances of Things Past", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: McKeon, Richard. "Creativity and the Commonplace", 1973Add to your cart.
Includes Tenney's comments
Folder 10: Sladky, Paul D. "A Theory of Theory", 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Smith, John E. "Creativity in Royce's Philosophical Idealism", 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Williams, George. "The College Professor and Know-Nothing", 1965 SpringAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Writings from the National Conference for Creative Interchange/Philosophy of Creativity, 1969 October 16-18Add to your cart.

Anderson, John M. "Truth, Process and Creature: Martin Heidegger's thought in relation to these themes in the Western Tradition"

Friedrich, Carl J. "Creativity in Government and Politics"

Kuntz, Paul Grimley. "Whitehead's Category of Order-Disorder"

Martin, F. David. "Heidegger's Thinking Being and Whitehead's Theory of Perception"

Miller, David L. "George Herbert Mead's Conception of Creativity," plus commentary by Andrew J. Reck

Folder 14: Poetry, by othersAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Poetry bibliographiesAdd to your cart.

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