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Guide to the Records of the Philosophical Union of the University of California, 1889-1919
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  • Collection Summary
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  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Records of the Philosophical Union of the University of California,
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1919
    Collection Number: CU-200
    Creator: Philosophical Union of the University of California
    Extent: 7 boxes, 1 oversize volume (3.3 linear ft.)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Records of the Philosophical Union of the University of California, CU-200, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    The Philosophical Union was established by George Holmes Howison as a society for the discussion of philosophical questions. The society included not only faculty of the University of California, but also interested ministers and laymen. Many of the best known philosophers of the day came to speak before the Philosophical Union, including William James.
    The papers consist of correspondence, constitution of the organization and minutes of meetings, and papers delivered at the meetings, although not every paper delivered is represented in the collection.