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Philosophy Department. Department meeting records. 1947-1987.
University Archives Record Series 412  
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  • Title: Philosophy Department. Department meeting records.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 412
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
    Date: 1947-1987
    Abstract: Record Series 412 contains the records of meetings held by UCLA's Philosophy Department.
    Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Philosophy Department..

    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.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives 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 UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Philosophy Department. Department meeting records (University Archives Record Series 412). 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.

    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.