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Finding Aid for the Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller Papers, ca. 1870-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1870-1940
    Collection number: 191
    Creator: Schiller, F.C.S. (Ferdinand Canning Scott), 1864-1937
    Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: F.C.S. Schiller (1864-1937) was a pragmatist philosopher. He was the president of the Aristotelian Society (1921), and was elected fellow of the British Academy (1926). The collection consists of manuscripts of published books and articles, correspondence, documents, photographs, and ephemera related to Schiller's life and professional career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Department of Special Collections.] Credit shall be given as follows: [c in circle] The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Louise S. Schiller, bequest, 1967.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller Papers (Collection 191). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Schiller was born in Schleswig-Holstein in 1864; studied at Oxford; taught briefly at Cornell University and returned to England to teach at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1897; president, Aristotelian Society (1921); elected fellow of the British Academy, 1926; distinguished himself as a pragmatist philosopher, writing several books, including Humanism: Philosophical Essays (1903), Studies in Humanism (1907), Must Philosophers Disagree? (1934), and Our Human Truths (1939); visiting lecturer and professor, USC, 1926-35; relocated to Southern California, 1935; died, 1937.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts of published books and articles, correspondence, documents, photographs, and ephemera related to the life and professional career of pragmatist philosopher FCS Schiller.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence.
    2. Manuscripts by Schiller and others.
    3. Printed items.
    4. Personal effects and papers.
    5. Papers of Louise Strang Schiller.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Schiller, F.C.S. (Ferdinand Canning Scott), 1864-1937--Archives.
    Schiller, Louise Strang--Archives.
    Philosophers--Archival resources.
    Universities and colleges--Faculty--Archival resources.