Boas, George, 1891-1980

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Scholar, art critic, and historian of ideas, born in Providence, Rhode Island. Received B.A. and M.A. from Brown University; studied at Harvard and Columbia before receiving his Ph. D. from University of California at Berkeley in 1917. Served in U.S. Army in France during World War I; Lieutenant Commander and Commander in Naval Reserve, World War II; stationed under Eisenhower at Supreme Allied Headquarters. Historian of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins, 1921 until his retirement in 1956. Long time trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art; organized the first modern art exhibition in Baltimore.

From the description of George Boas papers, 1920-1980. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48388265

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referencedIn Stein, Leo, 1872-1947. Leo Stein Collection 1892-1950. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Empson papers, 1811-1996 (inclusive), 1911-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest. William Ernest Hocking Papers. 1860-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Boas, George, 1891-1980. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1941-1959. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Boas, George, 1891-1980. Correspondence : with Margaret Naumburg, 1952. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Anderson, F. H. (Fulton Henry), 1895-. Southern philosophical papers: a collection of offprints. Box 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Caldwell, James Ralston, 1900-1965. James Ralston Caldwell papers, 1925-1988 (bulk 1925-1965). University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
creatorOf San Francisco Art Association. San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978 (bulk 1871-1920). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Zeligs, Meyer Aaron. Meyer Aaron Zeligs Papers. 1923-1978. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn James Ralston Caldwell papers, 1925-1988, bulk 1925-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Stein, Leo, 1872-1947. Leo Stein Collection 1892-1950. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Goodwillie, Mary C., 1870-1949. Mary C. Goodwillie papers, 1916-1948. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn George H. Sabine papers, [, ], ca. 1886-1960 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Lowe, Victor, 1907-1988. Victor Lowe papers, 1929-1988. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Leo Stein Collection, 1892-1950 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sabine, George Holland, 1880-1961. George H. Sabine papers, [ca. 1886-1960]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf BOAS, GEORGE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn George Economou Papers, 1954-1996. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. Arthur O. Lovejoy papers, 1872-1963. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Boas, George, 1891-1980. George Boas papers, 1920-1980. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
creatorOf Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Entretiens de Pontigny records MS 0768., 1942-1945. Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Economou, George. George Economou papers, 1954-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1911-1999 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn James Ralston Caldwell papers, 1925-1988, bulk 1925-1965 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Boas, George, 1891-1980. Letter, 1965, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Aristotle person
associatedWith Baltimore Museum of Art. corporateBody
correspondedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
associatedWith Caldwell, James Ralston, 1900-1965. person
associatedWith Cone, Claribel. person
associatedWith Cone, Etta. person
associatedWith Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879. person
associatedWith Dewey, John, 1859-1952. person
associatedWith Economou, George. person
associatedWith Economou, George. person
correspondedWith Empson, William, 1906-1984 person
associatedWith Entretiens de Pontigny. corporateBody
associatedWith Goodwillie, Mary C., 1870-1949. person
associatedWith GRACE ELLERY (CHANNING) STETSON, 1862-1937 person
correspondedWith Hiss, Alger, 1904-1996 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Johns Hopkins University. Dept. of Philosophy. corporateBody
associatedWith Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989. person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien, 1857-1939. person
associatedWith Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. person
associatedWith Lowe, Victor, 1907-1988. person
associatedWith Plato person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Sabine, George Holland, 1880-1961. person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith San Francisco Art Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Stein, Leo, 1862-1920. person
associatedWith Stein, Leo, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith William Mills Ivins person
correspondedWith Zeligs, Meyer Aaron, 1909-1978 person
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Maryland
United States
Subject
Philosophers--Archives
Loyalty oaths
Philosophy--History--Sources
Folk music
Humanism--Study and teaching
Intellectual life--History
Art critics--Archives
Art criticism--History--Sources
Authors, American--Archives
College teachers--Archives
Academic freedom
World War, 1939-1945--History--Sources
Academic freedom--History--Sources
Loyalty oaths--History--Sources
Occupation
Art critics--Maryland
Authors, American
Educators--United States
Philosophers--Maryland
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Birth 1891-08-28

Death 1980-03-17

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