Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985

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German-American philosopher and political scientist.

From the description of Eric Voegelin papers, 1907-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870173

Biographical Note

  • 1901, January 3: Born, Cologne, Germany
  • 1910: Family relocated to Vienna, Austria
  • 1922: Dr. rerum politicarum, University of Vienna
  • 1924 - 1927 : Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation
  • 1928: Author, Uber die Form des amerikanischen Geistes
  • 1928: Habilitation, University of Vienna
  • 1929 - 1936 : Privatdozent, University of Vienna
  • 1932: Married Lissy Onken (1906-)
  • 1933: Author, Rasse und Staat and Die Rassenidee in der Geistesgeschichte von Ray bis Carus
  • 1936: Author, Der autoritäre Staat
  • 1936 - 1938 : Adjunct professor ("Extraordinarius") of political science, University of Vienna
  • 1938: Author, Die politischen Religionen Emigrated to the United States
  • 1938 - 1939 : Tutor and instructor, Harvard University
  • 1939: Instructor, Bennington College, Vermont
  • 1939 - 1942 : Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • 1942 - 1959 : Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • 1944: Naturalized
  • 1952: Author, The New Science of Politics
  • 1956: Author, Order and History, Vol.I: Israel and Revelation
  • 1957: Author, Order and History, Vol.II: The World of the Polis and Vol.III: Plato and Aristotle
  • 1958 - 1969 : Professor, University of Munich, West Germany Founded the Institut für Politische Wissenschaft [renamed Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politische Wissenschaft (Universität München) in 1968]
  • 1959: Author, Wissenschaft, Politik und Gnosis
  • 1966: Author, Anamnesis. Zur Theorie der Geschichte und Politik
  • 1969 - 1974 : Henry Salvatori Distinguished Scholar, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
  • 1974: Author, Order and History, Vol.IV: The Ecumenic Age
  • 1974 - 1985 : Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • 1975: Author, From Enlightenment to Revolution
  • 1985, January 19: Died, Stanford, California
  • 1987: Author, Order and History, Vol.V: In Search of Order (published posthumously)

From the guide to the Eric Voegelin Papers, 1907-1997, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Cooper, Barry, 1943-,. Barry Cooper, Jodi Bruhn and John von Heyking interviews, 1995-1999. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985. Eric Voegelin papers, 1907-1997. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Stanford, Donald E. (Donald Elwin), 1913-1998. Donald E. Stanford papers, 1933-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Schutz, Alfred, 1899-1959. Alfred Schutz papers, 1925-1979. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Eric Voegelin Institute. Eric Voegelin Institute statement, circa 1991. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Hannah Arendt Papers, 1898-1977, (bulk 1948-1977) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rohrlich, George F. (George Friedrich), 1914-. George F. Rohrlich papers 1936-1997. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Heilman, Robert Bechtold, 1906-2004. Robert Bechtold Heilman papers, 1907-2001. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn Alfred Schutz papers, 1925-1979 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005, 1960-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Eric Voegelin Papers, 1907-1997 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Gurian, Waldemar, 1902-1954. Waldemar Gurian papers, 1916-1968 (bulk 1937-1954). Library of Congress
referencedIn International Conference on the Work of Eric Voegelin conference papers, 1997. Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Hannah Arendt papers, 1898-1977 (bulk 1948-1977). Library of Congress
referencedIn Robert Bechtold Heilman Papers, 1907-2004, 1928-2004 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn International Conference on the Work of Eric Voegelin (2nd : 1997 : University of Manchester). International Conference on the Work of Eric Voegelin conference papers, 1997. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Barry Cooper, Jodi Bruhn and John von Heyking interviews, 1995-1999 Hoover Institution Archives.
Role Title Holding Repository
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Birth 1901-01-03

Death 1985-01-19





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