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   James Gutman Papers, 1917-1988

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078846 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Gutmann, James, b. 1897.
Title:James Gutman Papers, 1917-1988
Physical description:ca. 1,750 items (6 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-6. 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 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, audio cassette, and printed materials. The papers are chiefly professional in nature, concerning teaching, research, students, and some Columbia University academic business, particularly the University Seminars, of which Gutmann was Director from 1970-1976. The files contain letters from colleagues at Columbia and elsewhere. Some of the major correspondents are: Arthur C. Danto, Irwin Edman, Charles Frankel, Horace L. Friess, Sterling P. Lamprecht, John H. Randall, and Herbert Schneider. There are special correspondence files devoted to Joseph Frank (1916-1970), Dean of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Fritz Marti, and numerous letters written to Gutmann in 1964 on his receiving the Nicholas Murray Butler Medal for Philosophy. There are also manuscripts by Gutmann on the myth of Prometheus, mystical experience, Nietzsche and the ethical movement. The subject files include material relating to academic freedom, awards, intergration, Gutmann's biography, Israel, and Gutmann's vitae. In addition there are printed materials by Gutmann and by others inscribed to Gutmann.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence

Subseries II.1: Chrolological Correspondence

Subseries II.2: Special Correspondence Files

Series III: Subject Files

Series IV: Manuscripts

Series V: Printed Materials

Series VI: Oversize

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-6. 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.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

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); James Gutman Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

Collections related by provenance: James Gutmann Micronesian Papers.

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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

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, printed materials, etc. Processed 12/01/89 JHR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-10 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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Subjects

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College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Colorado Rocky Mountain School.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--University Seminars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frank, Joseph, 1916-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frankel, Charles, 1917-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Friess, Horace L. (Horace Leland), 1900-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lamprecht, Sterling Power, 1890-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marti, Fritz, 1894-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophy--Research.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophy--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Randall, John Herman, 1899-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schneider, Herbert.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of philosophy, Columbia University. Gutmann was Director of the University Seminars, 1970-1976. (Columbia University A.B., 1918; A.M., 1919; Ph.D., 1936).

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