Scope and Content
Title: Philosophy Department. Department meeting records.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 412
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
1.2 linear feet
Record Series 412 contains the records of meetings held by UCLA's Philosophy Department.
University of California, Los Angeles. Philosophy Department..
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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
Scope and Content
Record Series 412 contains the records of meetings held by UCLA's Philosophy Department. Files include agendas, meeting minutes,
ballots, records of vote, and summaries of meeting minutes.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.