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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the John Dewey Collection 1895-1992

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Dewey, John. Collection

Dates:

1895-1992

Size:

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

John Dewey (1859-1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educator. He helped found the philosophic school of pragmatism, the school of functional psychology, and was a leader of a progressive reform movement in American education. The Collection contains biographical information, a course syllabus taught by Dewey, reprints of Dewey’s writings, a photocopy of the manuscript for Principles of Education, articles and reprints about John Dewey, and book reviews of books about Dewey.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Dewey, John. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

John Dewey was born in Burlington, Vermont, on October 20, 1859. He attended the University of Vermont and Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his PhD in 1884. Dewey taught at the University of Michigan from 1884-1894, the University of Chicago from 1894-1904, and Columbia University from 1904-1930. University of Chicago President William Rainey Harper convinced Dewey to leave University of Michigan and become the chair of the Department of Philosophy, Psychology, and Pedagogy. Dewey resigned from the University of Chicago and went to difference after disagreements with Harper regarding administration and financing of the university’s educational program. Dewey died on June 1, 1952.

Scope Note

The John Dewey Collection contains biographical information, a course syllabus taught by Dewey, reprints of Dewey’s writings, a photocopy of the manuscript for Principles of Education, articles and reprints about John Dewey, and reviews of books about Dewey.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Biographical Information, 1949-1980

Box 1   Folder 2

“John Dewey at 90,” 1950

Box 1   Folder 3

Syllabus, Pedagogy I B 19, Philosophy of Education, Winter Quarter 1898-1899, 1965

Box 1   Folder 4

“The Theory of Emotion: the Significance of Emotions,” Reprint, 1895

Box 1   Folder 5

“Context and Thought,” Reprint, 1931

Box 1   Folder 6

Forward to Problems of Ageing: Biological and Medical Aspects, Reprints, 1944

Box 1   Folder 7

“Challenge to Liberal thought, with Alexander Meiklejohn, “A Reply to John Dewey,” and letters from Dewey and Meiklejohn to the editors of Fortune, Reprint, 1944

Box 1   Folder 8

“A Letter to Mr. Dewey Concerning John Dewey’s Doctrine of Possibility, Published Together with His Reply,” Reprint, 1949

Box 1   Folder 9

“Experience and Existence: A Comment,” with Shalom J. Kahn, “The Status of the Potential: A Reply to Professor Dewey,” Reprint, 1949

Box 1   Folder 10

“Liberating the Social Scientist: A Plea to Unshackle the Study of Man,” Reprint, undated

Box 1   Folder 11

“William James’ Morals and Julien Benda’s: It Is Not Pragmatism that Is Opportunist,” Reprint, undated

Box 1   Folder 12

Principles of Education (1902), printed from microfilm of original manuscript, undated

Box 1   Folder 13

Newspaper Articles, about John Dewey, 1929-1946

Box 1   Folder 14

Reprints, Articles about John Dewey, 1944-1989

Box 1   Folder 15

Magazines, Articles about John Dewey, 1959-1961

Box 1   Folder 16

Saturday Review of Literature: John Dewey Issue, 1949

Box 1   Folder 17

Book Reviews, books about Dewey, 1992