Mead, George Herbert, 1863-1931

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Philosopher, social psychologist, and educator. A.B., Oberlin College, 1883; A.B., Harvard University, 1888; graduate student of philosophy, Leipzig and Berlin, 1888-91. Instructor in philosophy, University of Michigan, 1891-93; assistant professor, 1893-94. Assistant professor of philosophy, University of Chicago, 1894-1902; associate professor, 1902-07; professor, 1907-31. Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, 1930.

From the description of Papers, 1883-1964 (inclusive), 1883-1936 (bulk). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52250227

Mead was born in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1863, the son of a clergyman, Hiram Mead. Seven years later, the family moved to Oberlin, Ohio, where his father took the chair in Homiletics at the Theological Seminary of Oberlin College. In 1879, George entered Oberlin where he met two students from Hawaii, Henry and Helen Castle. In 1891, Mead married Henry's sister Helen. A year later, their only child, Henry Castle Albert Mead, was born.

Mead taught from 1891 to 1894 at the University of Michigan, and at the University of Chicago from 1894 to the year of his death. A prominent American thinker, Mead is studied for his work in social psychology and social philosophy, systematic pragmatism, and the history of ideas, as well as for his relationship with his friend and contemporary, John Dewey.

Mead published many books and articles including; Philosophy of the Present (1932), Mind, Self and Society (1934), Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century (1936), and Philosophy of the Act (1938).

George Herbert Mead died in 1931.

From the guide to the Mead, George Herbert. Papers, 1883-1964, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

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referencedIn Tufts, James Hayden. Papers, 1908-1942 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Papers, 1766-1962 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Schütze, Eva Watson. Photographs, 1902-1929 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Mead, George Herbert. Papers, 1883-1964 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Nef, Elinor Castle. Papers, 1891-1966 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Castle, Henry Northrup, 1862-1895. Papers, 1872-1927 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Frank Addison Manny papers, 1890-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Castle, Mabel Wing. Papers, 1865-1957 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Tufts, James Hayden, 1862-1942. Papers, 1908-1942. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Nef, Elinor Castle, 1894 or 5-1953. Papers, 1865-1956. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Park, Robert Ezra. Collection, 1882-1979 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Mead, George Herbert, 1863-1931. Papers, 1883-1964 (inclusive), 1883-1936 (bulk). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Castle, Henry Northrup, 1862-1895. Papers, 1872-1927 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Ames, Edward Scribner, 1870-1958. Edward Scribner Ames papers, 1870-1958. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Open Court Publishing Company. Open Court Publishing Company records, 1886-1998, (bulk 1887-1920). Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Hayner, Norman S.. Papers, 1921-1922 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944. Papers, 1882-1979 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Castle, Henry Northrup. Papers, 1863-1942 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Campbell family papers, 1860-1865 and 1879-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Van Meter Ames Book Collection, 1899-1977 University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
referencedIn Hayner, Norman S. (Norman Sylvester), 1896-1970. Diary, 1921-1922. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Schneider, Herbert W. (Herbert Wallace), 1892-1984. Selected papers of Herbert W. Schneider, 1924-1976. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
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correspondedWith Ames, Edward Scribner, 1870-1958. person
associatedWith Ames, Van Meter, 1898- person
associatedWith Campbell family family
associatedWith Castle, Henry Northrup, 1862-1895. person
associatedWith Castle, Henry Northrup, b. 1853. person
associatedWith Dewey, John, 1859-1952. person
associatedWith ETHEL STURGES DUMMER, 1866-1954 person
associatedWith Hayner, Norman S. (Norman Sylvester), 1896-1970. person
associatedWith Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. person
associatedWith Mead, Helen Castle. person
associatedWith Mead, Henry C. A person
associatedWith Mead, Henry C. A. person
associatedWith Mead, Irene Tufts person
associatedWith Mead, Irene Tufts. person
associatedWith Morris, Charles W. (Charles William), 1903-1979. person
associatedWith Nef, Elinor Castle, 1894 or 5-1953. person
correspondedWith Open Court Publishing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944. person
correspondedWith Schneider, Herbert W. (Herbert Wallace), 1892-1984. person
associatedWith Schütze, Eva Watson, 1867-1935 person
associatedWith Tufts, James Hayden, 1862-1942. person
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Birth 1863-02-27

Death 1931-04-26

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