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Charles Sherover papers

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Biographical Note

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Detailed Description

Biographical Materials

Writings

Professional, political, and religious organizations

Correspondences, personal and professional

Teaching Materials

Printed Materials


Charles Sherover papers, 1936-2005 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Charles Sherover papers, 1936-2005Add to your cart.

ID: 1/2/MSS 341

Primary Creator: Sherover, Charles M. (1922-2005)

Extent: 13.0 Boxes

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

Subjects: Philosophy, American - 20th century

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists college assignments and notes, writings and presentations of Dr. Sherover and other philosphers, his professional, political and religious organizations, correspondences, both personal and professional, Sherover's teaching materials, and printed materials, such as photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles related to his personal and professional interests.

Biographical Note

Born in 1922 in New York, Charles Milton Sherover graduated from Oberlin College, served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, then did graduate studies at Northwestern University. He received his doctorate from New York University in philosophy.

He joined the faculty at Hunter College, University of New York, in 1963, where he became a full professor, served as Department Chair of the Philosophy Department, College Ombudsman and Chair of the Senate and Professor Emeritus in 1990. He also was a visiting professor at Emery University.

Dr. Sherover was instrumental in organizing the New York Young Republicans and served as President from 1950 to 1952. His father, Maxmillian (Max) Sherover, founded the Linguaphone Corporation of America. After his father's death, Charles assumed the Presidency of the Corporation and was responsible for introducing the first audio tape learning system for the Latin language. He founded the Educational Resources Corporation in 1965.

He was the author of numerous books, including Heidegger, Kant and Time (1971), The Human Experience of Time (1975), Time, Freedom and the Common Good (1989), From Kant and Royce to Heidegger (2003), and Are We IN Time, and Other Essays on Time and Temporality (2003).

He edited The Development of the Democratic Idea, and translated and edited Rousseau's Of the Social Contract and On Political Economy. He was a member of the American Philosphical Society, The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, The Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, The International Society for the Study of Time, and numerous other scholarly organizations.

Subject/Index Terms

Philosophy, American - 20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Use Restrictions: 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

Preferred Citation: [Item], Charles Sherover papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illionis University Carbondale.


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Series 1: Biographical MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series contains materials pertaining to Dr. Sherover’s childhood, education, stamp collection, photographs, U.S. Army service, and awards, college assignments and notes.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sherover's childhood writings, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sherover's grade school report cards, public school and high school commencement programs, PS 193 autograph bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sherover's stamp collectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sherover's photo albumAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sherover's photos, various sizes, some loose, some in cardboard framesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sherover's photos, all in envelopesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Large rolled up photo of faculty and students of Oberlin College, 1940 October 22Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sherover as delegate of Young Leader Conference, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Early speeches, high school and collegeAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Religion and the Good Life"Add to your cart.
Two copies, Philosophy 13, The Philosophy of Religion, Mr. Nicol, 1941
Folder 2: "Cardenas Revolution"Add to your cart.
Latin-American History, Mr. Moore, 1941
Folder 3: "The TVA: An Experiment in Democratic Planning"Add to your cart.
Political Science 2, American Government, Dr. J.D. Lewis, 1941
Folder 4: "Treatment of Criminals"Add to your cart.
Sociology 2, Social Pathology, Mr. Zorbaugh, 1941
Folder 5: "The Social Philosophy of Sun Yat-Sen"Add to your cart.
Political Science 13, Evolution of the State, Dr. Oscar Jaszi, 1941
Folder 6: "The Basic Philosophy of Niccolo Machiavelli"Add to your cart.
Political Science 14, Evolution of the State, Dr. Oscar Jaszi, 1942
Folder 7: Notes from Philosophy 102, Recurrent Types of Philosophy, Dr. Loewenberg, University of California, Berkeley, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Ethical Foundation of Cooperative Capitalism"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 8, Social Ethics, Mr. Garvin, 1942
Folder 9: "Transcendental Individualism: The Social Philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson"Add to your cart.
Political Science Seminar, American Political Theory, Dr. J.D. Lewis, 1942
Folder 10: "Modern Liberal Political Theory"Add to your cart.
Special Reading Course, Dr. J.D. Lewis, 1942-43, Final assignment plus some notes
Folder 11: "John Dewey's Political Thought: A Critical Study"Add to your cart.
American Philosophy, Dr. Carl Nicol, January, 1943.
Folder 12: Oberlin College memorabilia, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
including Sherover’s record of courses taken, grades, and photo of Sherover with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Folder 13: Philosophy 101Add to your cart.
class notes, Mr. H. Bernick, October 1946
Folder 14: Philosophy C-7, The Modern MindAdd to your cart.
Dr. P.A. Schilpp, Fall 1946, class notes and Sherover essays
Folder 15: Logic (Audited class)Add to your cart.
October 1946
Folder 16: "Outline of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason"Add to your cart.
Philosophy Seminar D-1, Critique of Pure Reason, Dr. D.T. Howard, Fall 1946
Folder 17: "Descartes' Ethics: A Critical Examination"Add to your cart.
Philosophy C-1, Founders of Modern Philosophy, Dr. Paul Henle, December 1946, also class notes
Folder 18: "Kant's Concept of Knowing"Add to your cart.
Philosophy Seminar D-1, Critique of Pure Reason, Dr. D.T. Howard, Fall 1946
Folder 19: Philosophy C-20, Logical Patterns of ThoughtAdd to your cart.
Dr. D.T. Howard, 1947, class notes and 2 Sherover essays
Folder 20: Philosophy C-1, Founders of Modern PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Dr. Paul Henle, Spring 1947, class notes and 1 Sherover essay
Folder 21: Seminar, James' PragmatismAdd to your cart.
Dr. Paul Henle, 1947, class notes
Folder 22: "John Dewey's Theory of Philosophy as Criticism"Add to your cart.
Philosophy D-99, Dewey’s Experience and Nature, Dr. Bertram Morris, 1947, also class notes
Folder 23: Sherover's notes on Emerson, 1947 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Philosophy D-1, Seminar, Kant's EthicsAdd to your cart.
Dr. P.A. Schlipp, Spring 1947
Folder 25: Philosophy B-4, LogicAdd to your cart.
Spring 1947, class notes
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Emerson's Basic Thought"Add to your cart.
Philosophy C-20, Modern Tendencies, Dr. D.T. Howard, June 1947
Folder 2: “John Dewey’s Theory of Progress: A Critical Study”Add to your cart.
Sherover’s Master’s Thesis from Northwestern University, June 1947
Folder 3: Sherover’s M.A. Thesis, Copy 2Add to your cart.
Inscribed “To Mother and Dad, Love, Charles,” 17 June 1947, Evanston, IL
Folder 4: Northwestern University Eighty-Ninth Annual Commencement ProgramAdd to your cart.
Wednesday, June 18, 1947
Folder 5: “Josiah Royce and the Human Situation"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 286, Philosophy of Religion, Columbia University, Dr. J. Randall, Dr. P. Tillich, 1949, also notes
Folder 6: “On Royce’s Four Conceptions of Being"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 226, Metaphysics, Dr. A. Hofstadter, NYU, Spring 1950, also class notes
Folder 7: “Naturalism and Value Theory"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 223, Philosophy of Value, Dr. Sidney Hook, Fall 1950, also class notes
Folder 8: Philosophy 214, Philosophy of AristotleAdd to your cart.
Dr. Chapman, Spring 1951, class notes
Folder 9: Philosophy 252, Philosophy of AquinasAdd to your cart.
Dr. James Barrett, Spring 1951, class notes
Folder 10: Government 233, Political PowerAdd to your cart.
Dr. Somit, Summer 1951, class notes
Folder 11: Philosophy 214, Foundations of PhenomenologyAdd to your cart.
Dr. H. Chapman, Fall 1951 (audit), class notes
Folder 12: Philosophy 217, The Platonic TraditionAdd to your cart.
Dr. James Barrett, Fall-Winter 1951, class notes and one paper (2 copies),  “An Aspect of the Platonic Heritage: Descriptive Moral Theory”
Folder 13: Philosophy 216, Contemporary PragmatismAdd to your cart.
Dr. Sidney Hook, Spring 1952, five papers by Sherover plus class notes
Folder 14: Philosophy 214, Philosophy of AristotleAdd to your cart.
Dr. H. Chapman, Fall 1952, 3 copies of “Aristotle and Theism”
Folder 15: Philosophy 249, Modern Trends in Western Religious ThoughtAdd to your cart.
Dr. Marie C. Swabey, Fall 1952, class notes
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Philosophy 249Add to your cart.
Modern Trends in Western Religious Thought, Dr. Marie C.Swabey, Spring 1954, 3 copies of “The Unitarian Way of Life—Channing’s Living Religion,” plus class notes
Folder 2: "Hegel's Philosphy of Politcs"Add to your cart.
Government 234, Contemporary Political Theory, Dr. Gisbert Flanz, Fall 1954
Folder 3: "Stace's Epistemology: A Critical Discussion"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 232, General Theory of Knowledge, Dr. M.C. Swabey, Spring 1955
Folder 4: "Notes on Esthetics" 2 copiesAdd to your cart.
Philosophy 274, Philosophy of Art, Dr. William C. Barrett, Spring 1955, also class notes
Folder 5: "Truth is Subjectivity in Kierkegaard and Neitzsche" and "Kierkegaard's Estheticism"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 275, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, Dr. William C. Barrett, Fall 1956-Winter 1957
Folder 6: "Marcel and his Relation to Royce" 2 copiesAdd to your cart.
Philosophy 276, Twentieth-Century Existentialism, Dr. William C. Barrett, Spring 1957, also class notes
Folder 7: "The World of the Absolute Idea: Reflections on a First Reading of Hegel's Logic" 3 copiesAdd to your cart.
Philosophy 242, Philosophy of Hegel, Dr. Sidney Hook, Spring 1958, also class notes
Folder 8: "The Ontological Argument"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 248, Philosophical Theology, Dr. Antony Flew, Spring 1958, also class notes
Folder 9: "The Conception of Time in Kant's Transcendental Idealism: As Portrayed in the First Critique" 2 copiesAdd to your cart.
Philosophy 236, Kant, Dr. Milton K. Munitz, Spring 1959, also class notes
Folder 10: "Lotze's Discussion of the Nature of Time"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 226, Metaphysics, Dr. Milton K. Munitz, Fall 1959-Winter 1960, also class notes
Folder 11: "Three Idealist Philosophers on the Problem of Freedom"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 278, Determinism, Dr. Paul Edwards, August 1959, also class notes
Folder 12: "The Esthetic and the Ethical Judgment: Notes Toward Their Integration"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 279, Problems of Aesthetics, Dr. Ronald W. Hepburn, June 1960, also class notes
Folder 13: "Martin Heidegger's Examination of Time: A Preliminary Survey"Add to your cart.
Philosophy 200, Contemporary Philosophy, Dr. Milton K. Munitz, Spring 1962, also many class notes for Fall 1961, Spring and Fall 1962
Folder 14: "The Rationalism of Immanuel Kant"Add to your cart.
Philosophy G83.2280, Philosophical Methodology, Dr. W. B Gallie, Fall-Winter 1962-63, also class notes
Folder 15: Notes for Preminary Exams, New York University, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Sherover's AwardsAdd to your cart.
Sherover’s Ph.D. diploma, NYU Founder’s Day Award, Josiah Royce Loyalty Award, U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce Certificate
Folder 17: Sherover's Army documentsAdd to your cart.
Documents as an enlisted soldier, including his Honorable Discharge and Identification Card
Folder 18: Sherover's Army documentsAdd to your cart.
Reserve Signal Corps documents as a Second Lieutenant
Folder 19: Sherover's Veteran's Administration documentsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memorabilia of Max Sherover, Charles' fatherAdd to your cart.
Photos and newspaper clippings
Folder 2: Charles Sherover's various identification itemsAdd to your cart.
Passports, Driver's License, etc.
Folder 3: Lawsuit paperworkAdd to your cart.
Stanislaus Akielaszek vs. Educational Resources Corporation and McGraw Hill, Inc, Charles M. Sherover, Defendant
Folder 4: New York City ApartmentAdd to your cart.
Various correspondences, including communications between Sherover and his partner, Michael Stein, with other neighbors about noise, sunbathing on the roof and other disturbances
Folder 5: Documents from Sherover's teaching career at Hunter CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Royalty payments from Indiana University PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Royalty payments from New American LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Royalty payments from Prentice-Hall, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Royalty payments from HarperCollinsPublishers and Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Royalty payments from Simon & SchusterAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Royalty payments from New York University PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Royalty payments from Penguin, USAAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Royalty payments from UPAAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Various job searches made by SheroverAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Papers particular to Sherover's academics at New York UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Sherover and MENSA, 1962-66Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Personal papers, including willAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Restraining order materialsAdd to your cart.
Professional Staff Congress/City University of New York’s restraining order on NY City’s Financial Disclosure Law
Folder 19: Interview of Sherover by Randy Auxier, 2004 August 28Add to your cart.

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