Curated by Charles F. Grey Service Professor Emeritus Richard P. McKeon, with the assistance of Professors Kaegi (Department of History), Shelton (Department of Art), and Nelson (Department of Art). Produced by the Committee on Disciples of the Humanities, Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods, the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Philosophy.
This exhibit presents the remarkable personal library of Richard P. McKeon, Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Committee on Disciplines of the Humanities, Committee on General Studies in the Humanities, Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods, Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Philosophy, the University of Chicago. The books in this library are arranged according to the succession of his interests in the history of ideas and as evidence for departures from widely accepted interpretations of intellectual history. The books displayed are selected from a working library of some 40,000 cooks collected over a period of more than 65 years. The collection contains books McKeon bought as a student in high school and books recently purchased.