Guide to the Allan Shields Papers

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Guide to the Allan Shields Papers 1935/2000

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Allan Shields Papers
Dates: 1935-2000
Identification: MS-0340
Creator: Shields, Allan
Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Allan Shields joined the faculty of San Diego State College in 1949 as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, becoming Professor of Philosophy in 1959. In 1954, he left to pursue other academic positions and spent five summers as Ranger-Naturalist in Yosemite National Park. He returned to San Diego State University in 1970 as Professor of Philosophy and retired from that position in 1978.
In addition to teaching, he served for five summers as a seasonal Ranger-Naturalist in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park and is the co-owner (with his wife Bernice) of the Jerseydale Ranch Press in Mariposa, California. He is a musician, author and avid horseman. His many essays, articles, poetry and reviews appear in numerous professional and popular journals and books.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers
Publications

Personal Name:

Shields, Allan -- Archives

Topical Term:

Entertainers -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Allan Shields Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, professional commentary, and various writings both published and unpublished.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Correspondence

 

Individuals

Box 1, Folder 1

Ames, Van Meter 1969 - 77

Box 1, Folder 2

Baker, George 1973

Scope and Contents

letters, art show pamphlets, newspaper articles
Box 1, Folder 3

Baldessari, John 1973

Box 1, Folder 4

Baldwin, Dr. Heath H. 1973

Box 1, Folder 5

Duncan, Elmer 1967 - 77

Box 1, Folder 6

Eisley, Loren 1950 - 72

Scope and Contents

articles & pamphlets, letters, newspaper clippings
Box 1, Folder 7

Fitch, Robert 1965 - 72

Scope and Contents

letters, biography
Box 1, Folder 8

Flanders, Ned 1968

Scope and Contents

letters
Box 1, Folder 9

Hawkins, Erick 1966 - 69

Scope and Contents

letters, programs
Box 1, Folder 10

Kaplan, Abraham 1966 - 69

Scope and Contents

letters, newspaper articles, photographs
Box 1, Folder 11

Koppelman, Walter 1967 - 70

Scope and Contents

letters
Box 1, Folder 12

Morgan, Douglas 1966 - 68

Scope and Contents

Course guide "understanding the fine arts," correspondence
Box 1, Folder 13

O'Dell, Scott 1967

Scope and Contents

letters
Box 1, Folder 14

Pepper, Stephen 1957, 1969 - 70

Scope and Contents

letters, photographs
Box 1, Folder 15

Raymond, G. L. 1955 - 76

Box 1, Folder 16

Rohfleisch, Kramer 1968 - 95

Scope and Contents

letters, introduction by Allan Shields at AAUP annual banquet (1966)
Box 1, Folder 17

Smith, T. V. 1951 - 52, 1955 - 56

Scope and Contents

letters, postcards, pamphlets, book packet, photographs, radio discussion, address, final exam "Theory of Ethics," list of books by T.V. Smith, questionnaire on audio-visual aids in philosophy
Box 1, Folder 18

Torrey, Rev. Joseph 1975 - 76

Box 1, Folder 19

Vivas, Eliseo 1972 - 76

Box 1, Folder 20

Wagner, Philip 1966 - 67

Scope and Contents

letters, introduction at Princeton University notes
Box 1, Folder 21

Watson, E. Bradlee 1939 - 49

Scope and Contents

letters
Box 1, Folder 22

Wheelwight, Philip 1956 - 57, 1967

Scope and Contents

letters, program, lecture notes "Humanism and Symbolism"
Box 1, Folder 23

Student Correspondence 1951 - 78

Box 1, Folder 24

Student Correspondence 1951 - 78

 

University

Box 1, Folder 25

Sabbatical Leave 1968 - 69

Box 1, Folder 26

San Diego State University 1969 - 76

Scope and Contents

Department Memorandums, letters, salary schedules, letters of agreement, research leave application, curriculum proposals
Box 1, Folder 27

San Diego State University 1953 - 54, 1972, 1975 - 79

Scope and Contents

newsletters
Box 1, Folder 28

San Diego State University Lecture 1975

Box 1, Folder 29

University of Northern Iowa 1970

Scope and Contents

letters
Box 1, Folder 30

Miscellaneous 1953 - 57, 1964 - 71, 1988

Scope and Contents

letters from various college & university faculty (1964)
 

Personal

Box 2, Folder 1

Miscellaneous 1947 - 60

Box 2, Folder 2

Miscellaneous 1947 - 60

Box 2, Folder 3

Miscellaneous 1947 - 60

Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous 1965 - 67

Box 2, Folder 5

Miscellaneous 1965 - 67

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous 1965 - 67

Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous 1970 - 71

Box 2, Folder 8

Miscellaneous 1974 - 82

Box 2, Folder 9

Miscellaneous 1990, 91, 93

 

Publishing

Box 2, Folder 10

Regarding: "A Bibliography of Bibliographies in Aesthetics" 1975 - 77

Box 2, Folder 11

Regarding: "Four Early American Aestheticians" 1978

Box 2, Folder 12

Regarding: "The Golden Renaissance" 1960

Box 2, Folder 13

Regarding: "Music for the Love of It" 1990 - 91

Box 2, Folder 14

Regarding: "Studies in American Aesthetics, 1750 - 1940" 1976 - 77

 

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 15

Audubon Magazine 1963 - 69

Scope and Contents

letters
Box 2, Folder 16

Phi Beta Kappa 1958

Scope and Contents

letters, program
Box 2, Folder 17

Various editors - newspapers and magazines 1984 - 95

Scope and Contents

letters, articles (1958, 1964 - 68)
Box 2, Folder 18

Letters of recommendations for students

Box 2, Folder 19

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers 1959, 1968 & 1971

 

Teaching

 

Course Outlines

Box 2, Folder 20

Humanities 99 1971 & 1974

Box 2, Folder 21

Pluralistic Humanities 1974

Box 2, Folder 22

Miscellaneous Class Outlines 1956

 

Curriculum

Box 2, Folder 23

A college curriculum 1969

Box 2, Folder 24

A curriculum investigation 1968

 

Class Materials

Box 2, Folder 25

A selected bibliography for students 1974

Box 2, Folder 26

Testing materials, establishing of norms 1950 & 1955

Scope and Contents

correspondence, test copies
 

Professional Commentary

Box 2, Folder 27

"The Aesthetic Speculations of Igor Stravinsky" 1971

Box 2, Folder 28

"Art and the Artist Reconsidered" 1969

Box 2, Folder 29

"Why Should I Study?" 1969

Box 2, Folder 30

"What does American Philosophy Mean?" 1964

Box 2, Folder 31

The Journal of Philosophy 1957

 

Writings

 

Articles

Box 2, Folder 32

Index and List of Articles 1970 - 84

Box 2, Folder 33

Learning to Ride 1977

Box 2, Folder 34

Free College Tuition would be an Investment in the Future 1992

Box 2, Folder 35

Establishing Ballet in Higher Education

Box 2, Folder 36

Articles on various family members 1992 & 94

Box 2, Folder 37

Articles on Allan Shields 1968 & 1975

Box 2, Folder 38

Miscellaneous Articles 1952, 60 & 66

Box 2, Folder 39

"Music for the Love of It" newsletters 1988 - 92

Box 2, Folder 40

The Truth About the Truth About Joaquin Murieta

 

Papers

Box 2, Folder 1

Collected music reviews & truncated music essays 1963 - 65

Box 2, Folder 2

San Diego Union Editorial 1975

Box 2, Folder 3

A Decalogue of Radical Misconceptions about the Campus (UNI) 1970

Box 2, Folder 4

Art Teachers Seminar on Curriculum 1969

Box 2, Folder 5

The Business of Art 1968

Box 2, Folder 6

The Future of Art 1968 & 1970

Box 2, Folder 7

The Humanities Division Divided 1956

Box 2, Folder 8

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts at the University of Northern Iowa 1969

Box 2, Folder 9

Learning as Transformation 1969

Box 2, Folder 10

Black Studies: A Controversy 1969

Box 2, Folder 11

Some Historiographical Problems in Aesthetics 1973

Box 2, Folder 12

The Uses of Philosophy 1959

Box 2, Folder 13

Can Music Allude? 1970

Box 2, Folder 14

E Uno Plures 1969

Box 2, Folder 15

Unity or E Uno Plures 1968

Box 2, Folder 16

William James & John Muir on the Topless Mountain 1968

Box 2, Folder 17

Santayana's Literary Psychology 1977

Box 2, Folder 18

It Costs to Impoverish Your World Power 1991

Box 2, Folder 19

Some Help for the Weatherman 1983

Box 2, Folder 20

Cal Glee Club and Treble Clef 1992

Box 2, Folder 21

Is There an Implicit Aesthetics? 1974

Scope and Contents

Polish translation
Box 2, Folder 22

Position Paper on Music in Humanities 1971

Box 2, Folder 23

Not Self-Publisher: Independent Publisher 1994

Box 3, Folder 1

Aesthetics, Mataesthetics and the Philosophy of Art 1967

Box 3, Folder 2

Academic Freedom for Administrators 1974

Box 3, Folder 3

Art for Artists' Sake 1975

Box 3, Folder 4

Wildness 1968

Box 3, Folder 5

Did Mr. Childress Use Good Judgment? 1970

Box 3, Folder 6

The Rights and Responsibilities of the College Professor 1970

Box 3, Folder 7

Thomas Jefferson 1965 & 1991

Box 3, Folder 8

Where are the Birds at Night? 1965

Box 3, Folder 9

The Donkey in the Bible and Elsewhere 1983

Box 3, Folder 10

Academic Freedom: Threats from Within 1990

Box 3, Folder 11

Unicity in Art

Box 3, Folder 12

The Critic as Witness 1968

Box 3, Folder 13

The Changing Role of the Critic 1970

Box 3, Folder 14

Who Teaches Music? 1971

Box 3, Folder 15

The 2nd Annual National Conference on Ballet in Higher Education 1969

Box 3, Folder 16

Ballet & Modern Dance in the University of Utah 1969

Box 3, Folder 17

Dance Department of University of Missouri 1969

Box 3, Folder 18

An Examination of the Critique of Metaphysics in Logical Empiricism: A Masters Thesis 1947

Box 3, Folder 19

Miscellaneous papers on Education

Box 3, Folder 20

Reflections on Reading Sellar's Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History 1997

Box 3, Folder 21

Yosemite in 2150: 150AP (After the Present), A Brief History, with Reservations 1997

 

Manuscripts

Box 3, Folder 22

A Bibliography of Bibliographies in Aesthetics 1974

Box 3, Folder 23

Talk about Talk about...Art 1967

Box 3, Folder 24

The Aesthetic Object as Object Manque 1969

Box 3, Folder 25

Cameo 1983

Box 3, Folder 26

Foxy, the Drop Off Dog 1995

Box 3, Folder 27

Humanist Voluntarism of Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller: A Phd. Dissertation 1951

Box 3, Folder 28

The Relation Between Psychology & Logic in the Philosophy of Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller 1950

Box 3, Folder 29

Studies in American Aesthetics 1850 - 1940

Box 3, Folder 30

Tittles, Trifles and Bagatelles 1997

Box 3, Folder 31

Fugitive Writings from Behind the Lectern

Box 4, Folder 1

California Storms, Floods and Other Natural Benefits 1849 - 1997

Box 4, Folder 2

Lemuel Albert Holmes, Editor, Mariposa Gazette 1855 - 62

Box 4, Folder 3

The Symposiasts 1997

Box 4, Folder 4

Tranquil Recollections: A Memoir 1996

Box 4, Folder 5

Craving Immortality 1997

Box 4, Folder 6

The Spirit of Rin-Tin-Tin January 2001

Box 4, Folder 7

Addendum to Into the Valley: a Brief History of Jerseydale Ranch 1998

Scope and Contents

F686 M4 S43 1995 (call number)
Box 4, Folder 8

An Album of Campus Sculptures: California State University, Fresno 1998

Box 4, Folder 9

"Sweet Sixteen," 1972 - 98: A Study in the Politics of Art 1998

Box 4, Folder 10

"Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Next Career," and "A Chronology of the Career and Works of Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1897 - 1957" 1999

 

Verse

Box 4, Folder 11

A Horse in the House

Box 4, Folder 12

The Measure of Man 1956

Box 4, Folder 13

The Mimosa are Blooming in GAZA 1993

 

Off Prints

Box 4, Folder 14

Four Hundred Arts and Types of Art (Thomas Munro) 1957

Box 4, Folder 15

The Unique Once More (Jean C. Harrell) 1966

Box 4, Folder 16

Organic Unity Revindicated (P. Hutchings)

 

Personal

Box 4, Folder 17

Curriculum Vitae

Box 4, Folder 18

Curriculum Vitae - Music

Box 4, Folder 19

Bibliography 1975, 1992

Box 4, Folder 20

Various Newspaper articles: Allan Shields 1965 & 1970

Box 4, Folder 21

Miscellaneous Programs 1966, 75 & 83

Scope and Contents

Allan Shields participant
Box 4, Folder 22

Various Program - SDSC 1957, 84, 97