Philosophy Department. Chair. Correspondence files. 1930-1987.

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Title: Philosophy Department. Chair. Correspondence files.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 411
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.2 linear ft. (13 boxes)
Date: 1930-1987
Abstract: Record Series 411 contains the correspondence of chairs of the Department of Philosophy at UCLA.
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Philosophy Department..

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[Identification of item], Philosophy Department. Chair. Correspondence files (University Archives Record Series 411). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical note

The Department of Philosophy at UCLA began operating as a separate entity in 1924. In 1929 the campus moved to Westwood and an undergraduate Philosophy curriculum was created; shortly after, a graduate program was developed in 1933. Professor Hans Reichenbach greatly accelerated the program by introducing a strong curricular tradition rooted in studies in logic and the philosophy of science. Additionally, the presence of prominent philosophers, such as Bertrand Russell (from 1939-40) and Rudolf Carnap (1953), catapulted the Philosophy Department's reputation. An endowment established in 1941 by Mr. And Mrs. C. N. Flint also assisted in appointing 14 distinguished philosophers from around the world. The Philosophy Department continually expanded as fields of logic, epistemology, semantics, metaphysics, ethics, the philosophy of law, and the history of philosophy were incorporated into the program. By 1964, enrollment within the Philosophy Department reached 2,393 students and 16 faculty members.
The following people have served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy:

Donald A. Piatt, 193?-1940

Hugh Miller, 1940-1944

J. Wesley Robson, 1944-1946

Hugh Miller, 1946-1947

Donald A. Piatt, 1947-1952

David B. Kaplan, 1952-1957

Robert M. Yost, 1957-1961

Ernest A. Moody, 1962-1965

Donald Kalish, 1965-1969

Montgomery Furth, 1973-1975

Robert Merrihew Adams, 1975-1979

David Kaplan, 1983-1986

Marilyn Adams, 1986-1988

Montgomery Furth, 1988-1990

Scope and Content

Record Series 411 contains the correspondence of chairs of the Department of Philosophy at UCLA. Files include the correspondence of Montgomery Furth, Donald Kalish, David B. Kaplan, Hugh Miller, Donald Ayres Piatt, and Robert M. Yost.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.

Box 1, Folder 1

Furth correspondence. 1970 Apr-Jul.

Box 1, Folder 2

Furth correspondence. 1970 Aug-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 3

Furth correspondence. 1971.

Box 1, Folder 4

Furth correspondence. 1972.

Box 1, Folder 5

Furth correspondence. 1973.

Box 1, Folder 6

Furth correspondence. 1974.

Box 1, Folder 7

Furth correspondence. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 8

Furth correspondence. 1978 Jan-Apr.

Box 2, Folder 1

Furth correspondence. 1978 May-Aug.

Box 2, Folder 2

Furth correspondence. 1978 Sep-Dec.

Box 2, Folder 3

Furth correspondence. 1979.

Box 2, Folder 4

Furth - Program Narrative. 1971.

Box 2, Folder 5

Furth - Five Year Self Review. 1973.

Box 2, Folder 6

Furth - Task Force. 1970-1971.

Box 3, Folder 1

Kalish correspondence. 1964-1965.

Box 3, Folder 2

Kalish correspondence. 1966.

Box 3, Folder 3

Kaplan correspondence. 1941; 1947-1949.

Box 3, Folder 4

Kaplan correspondence. 1950-1952.

Box 3, Folder 5

Kaplan correspondence. 1953 Jan-Feb.

Box 3, Folder 6

Kaplan correspondence. 1953 Mar-1954.

Box 3, Folder 7

Kaplan correspondence. 1956-1975.

Box 3, Folder 8

Kaplan correspondence - applications. 1953 Jan-Feb.

Box 4, Folder 1

Kaplan correspondence - applications. 1953 Feb-Jun.

Box 4, Folder 2

Kaplan correspondence - new positions. 1953.

Box 4, Folder 3

Miller correspondence. 1937; 1939-1940.

Box 4, Folder 4

Miller correspondence. 1941.

Box 4, Folder 5

Miller correspondence. 1942; 1944-1946.

Box 4, Folder 6

Miller correspondence. 1947-1948.

Box 4, Folder 7

Miller correspondence. 1949.

Box 4, Folder 8

Miller correspondence. 1950.

Box 5, Folder 1

Piatt correspondence. 1930; 1933-1934.

Box 5, Folder 2

Piatt correspondence. 1935.

Box 5, Folder 3

Piatt correspondence. 1936.

Box 5, Folder 4

Piatt correspondence. 1937.

Box 5, Folder 5

Piatt correspondence. 1938.

Box 5, Folder 6

Piatt correspondence. 1939.

Box 5, Folder 7

Piatt correspondence. 1940.

Box 5, Folder 8

Piatt correspondence. 1941-1945.

Box 5, Folder 9

Piatt correspondence. 1946.

Box 6, Folder 1

Piatt correspondence. 1947 Jan-May.

Box 6, Folder 2

Piatt correspondence. 1947 Jun-Dec.

Box 6, Folder 3

Piatt correspondence. 1948.

Box 6, Folder 4

Piatt correspondence. 1949.

Box 6, Folder 5

Piatt correspondence. 1950 Jan-Sep.

Box 7, Folder 1

Piatt correspondence. 1950 Oct-Dec.

Box 7, Folder 2

Piatt correspondence. 1951.

Box 7, Folder 3

Piatt correspondence. 1952.

Box 7, Folder 4

Piatt correspondence. 1953-1954.

Box 7, Folder 5

Piatt correspondence - Flint Professor of Philosophy Appointment of Perry. 1948-1949; 1953.

Box 8, Folder 1

Yost correspondence. 1950-1955.

Box 8, Folder 2

Yost correspondence. 1956-1961.

Box 8, Folder 3

Yost correspondence. 1962-1963.

Box 8, Folder 4

Yost correspondence. 1964.

Box 8, Folder 5

Yost correspondence. 1965.

Box 8, Folder 6

Yost correspondence. 1966.

Box 8, Folder 7

Yost correspondence. 1967.

Box 9, Folder 1

Yost correspondence. 1968 Jan-Feb.

Box 9, Folder 2

Yost correspondence. 1968 Mar-Dec.

Box 9, Folder 3

Yost correspondence. 1969 Jan-Mar.

Box 9, Folder 4

Yost correspondence. 1969 Apr-Sep.

Box 9, Folder 5

Yost correspondence. 1969 Oct-Dec.

Box 9, Folder 6

Yost correspondence. 1970.

Box 9, Folder 7

Yost correspondence. 1971 Jan-Mar.

Box 10, Folder 1

Yost correspondence. 1971 Apr-Dec.

Box 10, Folder 2

Yost correspondence. 1972.

Box 10, Folder 3

Yost correspondence. 1973.

Box 10, Folder 4

Yost correspondence. 1974.

Box 10, Folder 5

Yost correspondence. 1975 Jan-Jun.

Box 10, Folder 6

Yost correspondence. 1975 Jul-Dec.

Box 11, Folder 1

Yost correspondence. 1976.

Box 11, Folder 2

Yost correspondence. 1977 Jan-Apr.

Box 11, Folder 3

Yost correspondence. 1977 May-Dec.

Box 11, Folder 4

Yost correspondence. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 5

Yost correspondence. 1979.

Box 12, Folder 1

Yost correspondence. 1980.

Box 12, Folder 2

Yost correspondence. 1981.

Box 12, Folder 3

Yost correspondence. 1982 Jan-Feb.

Box 12, Folder 4

Yost correspondence. 1982 Mar-Jul.

Box 12, Folder 5

Yost correspondence. 1982 Aug-Dec.

Box 12, Folder 6

Yost correspondence. 1983.

Box 12, Folder 7

Yost correspondence. 1984.

Box 13, Folder 1

Yost correspondence. 1985.

Box 13, Folder 2

Yost correspondence. 1986.

Box 13, Folder 3

Yost correspondence. 1987.

Box 13, Folder 4

Yost correspondence. n.d.

Box 13, Folder 5

Yost correspondence - External Review of Industrial Relations. 1966-1967.

Box 13, Folder 6

Yost correspondence - External Review of Neil Jacoby. 1960-1962.

Box 13, Folder 7

Yost drawings (pencil & colored pencil). n.d.