Earle, William, 1919-1988

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The William A. Earle Papers fill one box and date between 1941 and 1988. The collection consists of biographical materials and his writings. Earle was a member of Northwestern's Department of Philosophy from 1948-1982, specializing in existentialism, phenomenology, and the aesthetics of the cinema. He was, in fact, largely responsible for introducing the continental philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology to the American academic community. The biographical materials include Earle's diplomas, his undergraduate convocation program, press releases, resumes, and obituaries. Earle's writings are represented by typescript article drafts, journal reprints, and draft and published versions of book reviews. A folder of general correspondence and related materials completes the series.

From the guide to the William A. Earle (1919-1988) Papers, 1941-1988, (Northwestern University Archives)

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associatedWith Arnold, A. A. person
associatedWith Earle family. family
correspondedWith Earle, James person
correspondedWith Earle, Liddy person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Philosophy corporateBody
associatedWith Winn, Joseph, 1761-1839. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Port Fairy (Vic.)
Rhode Island--Providence
Ship chandler
Geometrical drawing
Providence (R.I.)--Commerce
Philosophy--Study and teaching (Higher)--Illinois--Evanston
Geometry--Problems, exercises, etc
Commercial products
Ship chandlers--Rhode Island--Providence
Merchants--Rhode Island--Providence


Birth 1919

Death 1988-10-16


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