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Guide to the Victor Lenzen Papers, [ca. 1904-1975]
BANC MSS 76/206 c  
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Letters written to Lenzen and copies of letters by him; Mss. of books, papers, articles, speeches, lectures and problem sets; research notes on the figure of Dionysos on textiles and the lives and careers of Charles S. and Benjamin Peirce; physics and philosophy notebooks, including those he kept while attending Josiah Royce lectures in 1913; reprints; materials re various University of California clubs and committees; an article written and annotated by Albert Einstein; and personal materials.
Victor Fritz Lenzen was born December 14, 1890 in San Josi, California to Theodore W. and Kate (Schnoor) Lenzen. He attended Bay Area schools and graduated in 1909 from the California School of Mechanical Arts. He began his studies at tile University of California in engineering, but, more interested in pure theory, he changed his major to philosophy. He graduated in 1913 and was awarded a scholarship for graduate study at Harvard University where he received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1916.
Number of containers: 5 cartons, 7 boxes and 1 oversize folder
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Collection is open for research.