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Finding Aid for the Rudolf Carnap papers, 1920-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rudolf Carnap papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1968
    Collection number: 1029
    Creator: Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970
    Extent: 56 boxes (28 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) was born in Germany. He was one of the developers of theories of symbolic logic (1920s-1930s), a leader in the field of logical empiricism and the first to apply mathematical logic to scientific language. The collection consists of correspondence, audio tapes of lectures, notebooks, literary manuscripts (some unpublished), corrected galleys, books, and periodicals.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Rudolf Carnap, 1968.
    • Gift of UCLA Department of Philosophy, 1993.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Rudolf Carnap papers (Collection 1029). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709581 

    Biography

    Carnap was born May 1891 in Germany; Ph.D, University of Jena (Germany), 1921; instructor in philosophy, University of Vienna, 1926-31; professor, German University, Prague, 1931-35; professor, University of Chicago, 1936-52; was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1952-54; professor, UCLA, 1954-62; appointed research philosopher, UCLA, 1962-70; one of the developers of theories of symbolic logic in 1920s and 1930s; a leader in the field of logical empiricism, he was first to apply mathematical logic to scientific language; his book, Meaning and Necessity (1947) was a pioneering work in the study of language and logic; member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; died September 14, 1970.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, audio tapes of lectures, notebooks, literary manuscripts (some unpublished), corrected galleys, books, and periodicals.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-11).
    2. Taped lectures on philosophy, Russian lessons (Boxes 12-13).
    3. 1993 addition (Boxes 13-21).
    4. Articles by author (Boxes 22-64).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Philosophers--Archival resources.