Eliseo Vivas (1901-1993) Papers 1922-1987


Eliseo Vivas (1901-1993) Papers 1922-1987

The Eliseo Vivas Papers fill 17 boxes (one is half-size) and span the period 1922-1987. They are arranged in five categories: biographical materials, correspondence, teaching files, speech manuscripts and papers, and publications. The biographical materials include personal data, bibliographies, clippings, family materials, financial records, an interview, and note books. Of special interest are a two and one-half page biographical article by T. S. Hayes and a four page “Statement of the Major Ideas That Have Controlled My Work” prepared by Vivas (Box 1, Folder 1). Vivas held many academic positions. In 1951 Vivas came to Northwestern as John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, a chair he had until he retired in 1969. Many of the documents contained in this collection pertain to academic life, while some shed light on personal topics such as the correspondence files included here.



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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Philosophy

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Vivas, Eliseo

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Eliseo Vivas was born of Venezuelan parents in Pamplona, Colombia, on July 13, 1901. With the advent of the Venezuelan dictator Castro in 1908, the Vivas family went on an extended exile, first to Curacao, then Paris, and eventually to New York in 1915. Vivas received his secondary education in Curacao and New York and then entered the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute's program in engineering. While there Vivas took a course with Joseph Wood Krutch and decided to change his major to t...