University of Washington Philosophy Library records, 1946-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington. Philosophy Library
Title
University of Washington Philosophy Library records
Dates
1946-1996 (inclusive)
Quantity
16.95 cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection Number
UW Resource No. 07287
Summary
Lecture notes, card catalog, shelflist and inactive cards, records of the philosophy library arranged in subject files, annual reports, floor plans, architectural drawings, correspondence. Includes correspondence concerning the closing of the Philosophy Library in Savery Hall and issues and discussions related to the consolidation of the physical collection and public services within the University of Washington Libraries in 1995.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Philosophy Library was established on October 6th, 1947, and was located on the first floor of Savery Hall. The original library collection was built around 650 books from Professor Savery's private library, together with 250 books on permanent loan from the main library. Friends and colleagues of Professor Savery donated an additional 150 books to support the establishment of the Philosophy Library. Claire A. Marston was the first head of the Philosophy Library and volunteers staffed the library for half of the hours of operations. The Philosophy Library was closed and the materials incorporated into the Suzzallo/Allen Library in 1995.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Lecture notes, card catalog and shelf list, annual reports, floor plans, correspondence (particularly concerning the closure of the Philosophy Library), and other records of the Philosophy Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 95-339: University of Washington, Philosophy Library records, 1946-1947Return to Top

.21 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Lecture notes on philosophical psychology by Ludwig Wittgenstein; 1946-1947.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Jerry Anderson, Philosophy Library, August 29, 1995

Accession No. 95-344: University of Washington Philosophy Library records, undatedReturn to Top

15 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Card catalog, shelf list and inactive cards; n.d.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: A. Gerald Anderson, August 30, 1995

Accession No. 96-060: University of Washington, Philosophy Library records, 1966-1995Return to Top

.63 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Records of the Philosophy Library arranged in subject files; includes annual reports (ca. 1966-1992), floor plans, architectural drawings, Philosophy Library history, correspondence regarding the Savery Hough Gift (1968), and statistics; 1966-1995.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: A. Gerald Anderson, August 30, 1995

Accession No. 03-024: Records of the University of Washington Philosophy Library, 1989-1996Return to Top

.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Planning files, annual reports, subject files.

Includes correspondence concerning the closing of the Philosophy Library in Savery Hall and issues and discussions related to the consolidation of the physical collection and public services within the University of Washington Libraries in 1995.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Reference and Research Services Division, July 30, 2002.

Processing Info: Unprocessed.

Restrictions on Access: Files in Box 2 contain confidential materials related to job applications and donor information and are restricted as indicated in the inventory.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 03-024
Annual Reports
Box Accession
1 03-024
Annual Reports
1991-1995
1 03-024
Annual Report 1994-1995
1994
1 03-024
Philosophy - Annual Report 1993-1994
1995
1 03-024
Planning Files
Box Accession
1 03-024
Philosophy Working Group - Consolidation
1994-1995
1 03-024
Consolidation Issues - Philosophy Library
1994-1995
2 03-024
Consolidation - Complaints
1994
2 03-024
Subject Files
Box Accession
2 03-024
Facilities Plan - UW Libraries
1992
2 03-024
Savery Book Donations
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1989-1996
2 03-024
Job Description - Head, Philosophy Library
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1989-1994

Accession No. 16-041: University of Washington, Philosophy Library records, 1954-1990Return to Top

0.69 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Materials related to the proposed closures of the Philosophy Library in the 1960s, the 1970s, and in 1990. Includes correspondence regarding the proposed closures, department and university space needs, and the ultimate decision not to close the library; letters of support for the library from University of Washington faculty and students, as well as faculty at other institutions; and newspaper articles covering the proposed closure. Also included are records related to the library's holdings, budget, and personnel.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (Public disclosure laws may restrict access to some records)

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use is unrestricted after access has been granted)

Acquisition Info: Beverly Wessel, 2006-11-08

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Philosophy libraries--Washington (State)
  • Philosophy--Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Personal Names :
  • Savery, William, 1875---Library
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. Libraries. Philosophy Library--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Business correspondence
  • Library catalogs
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Savery, William, 1875- (former owner)
    • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951, (associated name)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)