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   Ernest Nagel Papers, 1930-1988

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ernest Nagel Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078453 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Nagel, Ernest, 1901-
Title:Ernest Nagel Papers, 1930-1988
Physical description:15 linear ft. (ca. 5,100 items in 35 Boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-37. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 11 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, notebooks, notes, teaching materials, subject files, clippings, printed materials and books of Ernest Nagel. Included among the correspondence are William J. Bennett, Rudolph Carnap, Kurt Gödel, Adolph Grünbaum, C. G. Hemple, Paul Lazarsfeld, William J. McGill and Morton White. The collection's manuscripts include most of Nagel's essays and articles as well as drafts of his major works, including "The Structure of Science" (1961). The teaching materials contain syllabi, reading lists and lecture plans from the philosophy courses Nagel taught at Columbia. The collection also includes numerous manuscripts and printed materials by other authors which were inscribed to Nagel. In addition, there are printed materials and printed books by Nagel at the end of the collection.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Arranged Correspondence

Series III: Arranged Manuscripts

Series IV: Speeches and Lectures

Series V: Notebooks

Series VI: Notes

Series VII: Teaching Materials

Series VIII: Subject Files

Series IX: Manuscripts inscribed to E. Nagel

Series X: Printed Materials

Series XI: 1989 Addition

Subseries XI.1: Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method

Subseries XI.2: Notes

Subseries XI.3: Teaching Materials

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-37. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ernest Nagel Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 11/01/88 TC

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-18 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Additional Creators

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Gödel, Kurt.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hempel, Carl G. (Carl Gustav), 1905-1997.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
White, Morton Gabriel, 1917-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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PhilosophersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophy, Modern--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Ernest Nagel (1901-1985), philosopher and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. Nagel received a B.S. (1923) from City College, and a M.A. (1925) and Ph.D. (1930) from Columbia. First appointed to Columbia's faculty in 1930, Nagel became John Dewey Professor of Philosophy in 1955 and University Professor in 1967.

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