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Charles Sherover papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical Materials


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.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Biographical Materials],
[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Professional, political, and religious organizations],
[Series 4: Correspondences, personal and professional],
[Series 5: Teaching Materials],
[Series 6: Printed Materials],

Series 6: Printed MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series includes photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles as well as copies of book reviews on Dr. Sherover’s various philosophical and personal interests. Also included is one folder labelled “Maurice William, Printed Material,” which contains numerous photocopies of magazine and newspaper articles, book excerpts, and correspondences, all by or to Dr. William, the author of The Social Interpretation of History. William was a significant figure who, according to some, greatly influenced the course of events in China by his book’s critique of Marxism. His papers are found in the Special Collections Department of the UCLA library.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 22a: Newspaper and magazine articles on Heidegger’s Nazi AffiliationAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Key selections from Vatican Document on Liberation Theology, NY Times, 1986 April 6Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Photocopies of book reviews, various newspapers and magazinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Printed publication notices of Sherover’s Heidegger, Kant, and Time                                   Add to your cart.
Folder 26: “Pluralism” controversy at Duquesne—newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: “Pluralism” controversy—N.Y. Times article, 1987 December 29Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Printed materials concerning Sherover’s transfer of land to The  Trust For New Hampshire Lands; also the warranty deedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Various philosophical articles kept by SheroverAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Articles and correspondences to and by Dr. Maurice William, as well as articles about his bookAdd to your cart.

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