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Box: 1

Biographical File 1935-1994

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings and other printed material; includes material relating to John Somerville's doctoral degree, academic and professional career, and condolences to his wife after his death. Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Correspondence relating to Somerville's doctoral examination 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Correspondence, recommendations, Hunter College, Columbia and Cornell University, 1935-1944

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

One page biography circa 1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Clippings and interviews relating to John Somerville 1949-1990

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Clippings, writings and transcript 1950-1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Citation for the presentation of Doctor of Humane Letters from Denison University, with photograph, 1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Book reviews 1973-1974

Scope and Content Note

in German
Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Recommendations 1973

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Clippings, press releases and essays by Somerville related to awards received by him 1980-1987

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

John Somerville's statement of retirement from the presidency of the International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide (IPPNO), correspondence, a biographical sketch An Appreciation: John Somerville, 1905-1994 and condolences to Rose Somerville after John Somerville's death 1991-1994

Box: 1

Diaries 1935-1939

Box/Folders: 1 : 11-23

Diaries 1935-1939

Scope and Content Note

Diaries describe the period during and after which John and Rose Maurer Somerville lived in the U.S.S.R. studying and lecturing on Soviet philosophy and education. Arranged chronologically.
Boxes: 2-10

Correspondence 1940-1993

Scope and Content Note

Letters, writings, reports, programs, memoranda, resolutions, newsletters, clippings, research material, pamphlets and miscellany. The bulk of this material relates generally to John Somerville's academic career in the study of Marxism, Soviet philosophy, education and his political activism against the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear war, and his work as co-founder and president of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Marxism (SPSM) and the International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide (IPPNO). Arranged into two subseries: Chronological Correspondence and Alphabetical Correspondence.
Box/Folders: 2-6

Chronological correspondence, 1933-1993

Box/Folders: 2 :1

1933-1939

Box/Folders: 2 : 2-5

1940-1953,

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including a letter from Harold H. Fisher, director of the Hoover Institution, June 8, 1949, clippings, notes, and the Bulletin of the Committee on Education, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Vol. I, No. 2, September-October 1945
Box/Folders: 2 : 6-7

1947-1961,

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transcript
Box/Folders: 2 : 8

1949-1990,

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meeting minutes
Box/Folders: 2 : 9-10

1950-1959,

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writings
Box/Folders: 2 : 11-12

1960-1967,

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Some in Russian, clippings
Box/Folders: 3 : 1-4

1960-1969,

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writings, clippings
Box/Folders: 3 : 5-8

1961-1993

Box/Folders: 3 : 9

1962-1968,

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writings
Box/Folders: 3 : 10

1963-1968,

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writings
Box/Folders: 4 : 1-2

1966-1992,

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some in Japanese
Box/Folders: 4 : 3-8

1970-1980,

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writings, announcements, newsletters
Box/Folders: 4 : 9-10

1979-1990,

Box/Folders: 5 : 1-4

1980-1989,

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proposed APA resolution and "Rough Draft of a Proposal for Soviet-American Visits and Interaction (SAVI) Paul Allen, 11/22/88"
Box/Folders: 5 : 5-9

1980-1990

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clippings, statements, press releases, writings and the IPPNO Constitution "Approved at the Organizing Meeting Held at the XVIIth World Congress of Philosophy in Montreal, August 23, 1983"
Box/Folders: 5 : 10

1980-1993

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writings, resolutions
Box/Folders: 5 : 11

1980-1993

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book review
Box/Folders: 6 : 1

1982-1992

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writings
Box/Folders: 6 : 2

1985-1991

Box/Folders: 6 : 3

1990-1992

Box/Folders: 6 : 4

1990-1992

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relating to The Crisis and the IPPNO
Box/Folders: 6-11

Alphabetical correspondence, 1936-1944

Box/Folders: 6 : 5

Alpven, Hannes, 1978-1989

Box/Folders: 6 : 6

Allen, Paul, 1982-1989

Box/Folders: 6 : 7

American Philosophical Society (APA), 1966-1988

Box/Folders: 6 : 8

American Philosophical Association, Committee on Freedom for Latin-American Philosophers, 1969-1972

Box/Folders: 6 : 9

Blanshard, Brand, 1966-1967

Box/Folders: 6 : 10

Bulgaria, clippings, writings, 1973-1986

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 6 : 11

Bulgarian Philosophy Society, 1973-1986

Box/Folders: 6 : 12

Burtt, Edwin Arthur, 1980-1987

Box/Folders: 6 : 13

Catholic Bishops, clippings 1967-1983

Box/Folders: 6 : 14

Cohen, Robert S., 1962-1981

Box/Folders: 6 : 15-17

The Crisis, reviews, writings, 1976-1992

Box/Folders: 7 : 1

Daffern, Thomas, and Phipps, John-Francis, 1985-1989

Box/Folders: 7 : 2

Dunham, Barrows, 1961-1992

Box/Folders: 7 : 3

Einstein, Albert, 1950-1987

Box/Folders: 7 : 4

Fédération Internationale des Societes de Philosophie (FISP), XVII World Congress of Philosophy, 1981-1993

Box/Folders: 7 : 5

Frazier, Howard, Promoting Enduring Peace Inc., 1981-1993

Box/Folders: 7 : 6

Fried, John H.E., 1979-1991

Box/Folders: 7 : 7

Friedman, Howard, 1990-1993

Box/Folders: 7 : 8

Ginsberg, Robert, 1972-1991

Box/Folders: 7 : 9

Glossop, Ronald, 1985-1992

Box/Folders: 7 : 10

Hampsch, George, IPPNO Newsletter, Spring 1989, Spring, 1989, 1976-1990

Box/Folders: 7 : 11

Herg, Alice, 1954-1955

Box/Folders: 7 : 12

Hirschbein, Ronald, 1972-1993

Box/Folders: 7 : 13

Hunter College, clippings, statement, 1965-1992

Box/Folders: 7 : 14

India 1989-1991

Box/Folders: 7 : 15

International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 1982, press releases, 1980-1983 and UAJPANO writings, pamphlets, 1980-1984

Box/Folders: 7 : 16

International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers, writings, 1964

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 8 : 1

IPPNO, World Congress of Philosophy, XVII, Montreal, Canada, 1983, program, press release, 1980-1983

Box/Folders: 8 : 2

IPPNO, meeting minutes, 1980-1986

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 8 : 3-4

IPPNO 1983-1989

Box/Folders: 8 : 5

IPPNO and the United Nations, press releases, 1983-1991

Box/Folders: 8 : 6

IPPNO Conference, St. Louis, 1986 (including Linus Pauling), program, press releases, 1985-1986 1985-1986

Box/Folders: 8 : 7

IPPNO, World Congress of Philosophy, XVIII, Brighton, England, 1988, reports, program, 1985-1988

Box/Folders: 8 : 8

IPPNO and CPP, writing, meeting minutes, 1985-1989

Box/Folders: 8 : 9

IPPNO and the Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP), newsletters, 1985-1991

Box/Folders: 8 : 10

IPPNO, Russia, 1986-1990

Box/Folders: 8 : 11

IPPNO 1986-1994

Box/Folders: 9 : 1

IPPNO, Moscow, Russia conference, 1990, meeting minutes, 1987-1992

Box/Folders: 9 : 2

India 1968-1993

Box/Folders: 9 : 3

International Philosophy Congress, XIII, Mexico City 1963, articles, 1962-1965

Box/Folders: 9 : 4

Japan, clippings, writings, 1952-1991

Box/Folders: 9 : 5

Lamont, Corliss 1966-1995

Box/Folders: 9 : 6

Lown, Bernard, writings 1981-1992

Box/Folders: 9 : 7

Mann, Thomas 1950-1955

Box/Folders: 9 : 8

Mannerheim, Augustin, writing and Alfven, Hannes, press release, clipping, 1971-1995

Box/Folders: 9 : 9

Marcuse, Herbert, 1972

Box/Folders: 9 : 10

Masaryk Institute 1948

Box/Folders: 9 : 11

McGovern, George, writings, 1980

Box/Folders: 9 : 12

Neurath, Holland, photo, 1936

Box/Folders: 9 : 13

Nobel Peace Prize, 1981-1982

Box/Folders: 9 : 14-16

Notables including: Sir Alfred Ayer, Fred Warner Neal, Lord Philip Noel-Baker, Cornelius Kruse, W.H. Ferry, William Wilson, J.W. Fulbright, Herbert Marcuse, Darwin J. Meserole, 1948-1992

Box/Folders: 9 : 17

Parsons, Howard, 1961-1991

Box/Folders: 10 : 1

Pauling, Linus, 1983-1992

Box/Folders: 10 : 2

Publications, 1951-1963

Box/Folders: 10 : 3

Polish Academy of Sciences, 1977-1987

Box/Folders: 10 : 4-7

Progress publishers, 1971-1994

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 10 : 8

Rasker, A.J., 1978-1984

Box/Folders: 10 : 9

Riepe, Dale, 1971-1994

Box/Folders: 10 : 10

Schaff, Adam, 1961-1992

Box/Folders: 10 : 11

Schwartz, Gunther, 1970-1993

Box/Folders: 10 : 12

Shibata, Shingo 1984-1986

Box/Folders: 10 : 13

Soviet philosophers, 1962-1977

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Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 10 : 14-16

Soviet Studies in Philosophy, University of Glasgow, 1962-1967

Box/Folders: 10 : 17

Soviet Studies in Philosophy, International Arts and Sciences Press, 1962-1986

Box/Folders: 10 : 18

Thomas, Claire, clippings, 1983-1986

Box/Folders: 10 : 19

Thompson, Edward, Palmer (E.P.), writings, clippings, 1981-1990

Box/Folders: 10 : 20

Union of American and Japanese Professionals Against Nuclear Omnicide (UAJPANO), 1982-1989

Box/Folders: 10 : 21

USSR, notes 1947-1948

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Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 11 : 1

USSR, and writings, 1947-1993

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 11 : 2

USSR, Academy of Science, 1958

Box/Folders: 11 : 3-7

USSR, and writings, clippings 1961-1988

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Some in Russian
Box/Folders: 11 : 8

World Congress of Philosophy, XVI, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1978, writings, 1976-1979

Scope and Content Note

Some in German
Box/Folders: 11 : 9

World Congress of Philosophy, XVI, Vienna, Austria, 1968, writings, 1967-1968

Scope and Content Note

Some in German
Box/Folders: 11 : 10-11

World Congress of Sociology, VII, Varna, Bulgaria, 1970, clippings, writings, photos, 1969-1970

Box/Folders: 11 : 12-13

Yugoslavia 1961-1986

Box: 11-13

Speeches and Writings 1935-1990

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copies, notes, reviews, correspondence, and transcripts. Arranged chronologically. See also Subject File for reviews
Box/Folder: 11 : 14

Notebook, 1935-1936

Box/Folder: 11 : 15

Interviews with Professors Rudas, Broushlinski, and Razumovsky, Moscow, 1936-1937

Box/Folder: 11 : 16

Letters to the editor, clippings, 1936-1937

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Articles, relating to Afghanistan, Marxism, Catholic Bishops, Cuban Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, and Omnicide, 1949-1989

Box/Folder: 12 : 2-3

Letters to the editor, clippings, 1950-1989

Box/Folder: 12 : 4

Articles about Albert Einstein, Elie Wiesel, Soviet philosophy, 1956-1986

Box/Folder: 12 : 5-8

Lectures, Moscow, 1958

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box/Folder: 12 : 9

"U.S.S.R.-Philosophy" and "Report to the Commission on the Function of Philosophy in Liberal Education of The American Philosophical Association: Soviet Philosophy and Our Educational Opportunities," undated

Box/Folder: 12 : 10

Lectures, Moscow July 3 and 17, 1958

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box/Folder: 12 : 11

Letters to the editor, clippings, 1961-1990

Box/Folder: 12 : 12

Articles and essays relating to humanism, Marxism, and philosophy, 1970-1991

Box/Folder: 12 : 13-14

Lectures, Korcula, Yugoslavia, July, 1963

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In Russian
Box/Folder: 13 : 1

"Second Lecture", Korcula, Yugoslavia, July 4, 1963

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box/Folder: 13 : 2

Articles on the subject of humanism, war and the first use of nuclear weapons, 1964-1989

Box/Folder: 13 : 3

"The Future of Science and the Growing Role of the Ethical Factor" 1968, America's Unknown Atomic Soldier, undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 4-7

Letters to the editor, some regarding Alexander Haig, clippings, correspondence, 1968-1990

Box/Folder: 13 : 8

Letters to the Editor, some regarding Alexander Haig, clippings, correspondence, 1970-1988

Box/Folder: 13 : 9

Writings relating to Japan and nuclear omnicide, 1973-1979

Box/Folder: 13 : 10

Catholic Bishops, articles and letters to the editor, 1981-1982

Box/Folder: 13 : 11

Soviet "Criticism and Self-Criticism", undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 12

"USSR--Education: Aims and Objectives", undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 13

"Philosophy in Russia", undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 14

Lecture, undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 15

Notebooks, undated

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box: 14-15

Subject File 1935-1993

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, newsletters, clippings, articles, pamphlets, and other printed material, notes, transcripts, press releases, and miscellany.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box/Folder: 14 : 1

Afghanistan, writings, clippings, program, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 14 : 2

Bulgaria, correspondence, SPSDM newsletter, clippings, 1973-1980

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folder: 14 : 3

California Initiative and No First Use (NFU) Campaign, 1978-1990

Box/Folder: 14 : 4

Christian-Marxist Dialogue, clippings and correspondence, 1966-1985

Scope and Content Note

Some in German
Box/Folder: 14 : 5

Clippings, correspondence, writings and notes, 1949-1977

Box/Folder: 14 : 6

Columbia University Home Study Radio Broadcasts, transcripts, questionnaires, station lists 1930

Box/Folder: 14 : 7

Communism in the U.S. clippings, and a poll from the University Centers for Rational Alternatives signed by Sidney Hook, 1956-1971

Box/Folder: 14 : 8

The Crisis, correspondence, programs, posters, 1979-1992

Box/Folder: 14 : 9

Dialogues on the Philosophy of Marxism, reviews, 1974

Box/Folder: 14 : 10

Domestic terrorism, clippings, 1963-1987

Box/Folder: 14 : 11

The Enjoyment of Study, review, circa 1954

Box/Folder: 14 : 12

Genocide, scientific humanism, social philosophy, first use of nuclear weapons, Marxism, pamphlets, 1949, 1968-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Some in German and Russian
Box/Folder: 14 : 13

Haig, Alexander, correspondence, including from Edward Kennedy, clippings, 1981

Box/Folder: 14 : 14

"How Philosophy Is Studied in USSR" clipping, 1935

Box/Folder: 14 : 15

Hubers, Paul, "Socialism & Omnicide", 1980s

Box/Folder: 14 : 16

International Philosophy Congress, XIII, Mexico City, one rolled panoramic photo of John Somerville and others, 1963

Box/Folder: 15 : 1

International Philosophy Congress, XIII, Mexico City, one rolled panoramic photo of John Somerville and others, 1973-1993

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folder: 15 : 2

International Conference on General Semantics, August 9-13, 1965, San Francisco, clippings, photocopy, 1965

Box/Folder: 15 : 3

International relations, nuclear war and peace, articles and publications, 1978-1988

Scope and Content Note

Some in Russian
Box/Folder: 15 : 4

IPPNO meeting minutes, report, correspondence, 1986-1988

Box/Folder: 15 : 5

Japan, correspondence, clippings and writings, 1961-1979

Box/Folder: 15 : 6

Japan, pamphlets and correspondence, mostly in Japanese, 1976-1980

Box/Folder: 15 : 7

Kosing, Alfred, 1975

Box/Folder: 15 : 8

"Mary Somerville," by A.W. Richeson, 1941

Box/Folder: 15 : 9

"The Meaning of the Declaration of Independence: Philosophic Roots and Present Relevance," bibliographic notes relating to the article, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 10

Molodtsov, V.S. "Philosophical Education in the U.S.S.R.," undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 11-12

The Peace Revolution, reviews, clippings, correspondence, 1954-1988

Box/Folder: 15 : 13

The Philosophy of Marxism, review, 1985

Box/Folder: 15 : 14

The Philosophy of Peace, reviews, clippings, correspondence, 1949-1954

Box/Folder: 15 : 15

Reviews, clippings, 1950-1954

Box/Folder: 15 : 16

Soviet Marxism and Nuclear War, reviews, 1981-1983

Box/Folder: 15 : 17

Soviet Philosophy, reviews, program, 1946-1948

Box/Folder: 15 : 18

Soviet Philosophy, reviews, 1947-1948

Scope and Content Note

Most in Danish
Box/Folder: 15 : 19

Somerville, John, images, Silhouette 1946, Hoover Tower steps 1949, Mexico City 1963, Tijuana 1985, St. Louis 1986, 1949-1986

Box/Folder: 15 : 20

Theatre programs, 1936

Scope and Content Note

In Danish