Open Court Publishing Company records, 1886-1998, (bulk 1887-1920).

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Open Court Publishing Company. Open Court Publishing Company records, 1886-1998, (bulk 1887-1920).

Open Court Publishing Company records, 1886-1998, (bulk 1887-1920).

The records of the Open Court Publishing Company of LaSalle, Illinois document the editorial, business, and other publishing related activities of the company from its founding in 1887 by zinc manufacturer Edward C. Hegeler. The bulk of the records consist of correspondence, article and book manuscripts and related editorial material, and financial records produced by the company in the course of publishing its journals, The Open Court and The Monist, and books related to scientific, religious, and philosophical subjects during the editorial tenure of Paul Carus, 1887-1919. The collection also includes Open Court promotional material, photographs, illustrations and other production material, and a variety of printed matter related to the company's publishing interests. Significant correspondents include Alexander Graham Bell, George Herbert Mead, Charles Sanders Peirce, Ezra Pound, Hugo de Vries, Alfred Binet, Franz Boas, Luther Burbank, John Dewey, Sidney Hook, Edmund Husserl, and Ernst Mach.

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Boas, Franz, 1858-1942

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Born in Minden, Germany, on July 8, 1858, the anthropologist Franz Boas was the son of the merchant Meier Boas and his wife, Sophie Meyer. Raised in the radical and tradition of German Judaism, Franz's youth was steeped in politically liberal beliefs and a largely secular outlook that he carried with him from university through his emigration to the United States. At the universities of Heidelberg and Bonn, Boas studied physics and geography before completin...

Hegeler, Edward C., 1835-1910

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Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989

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American philosopher, professor, and writer. From the description of Letter, 1984 May 20, Wardsboro, Vt., to Edward Weber, Ann Arbor, Mich. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363838 American philosopher and author; founding member, Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1950. From the description of Sidney Hook papers, 1902-2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872376 Senior fellow at the Hoover Institute. From the description of Corre...

Open Court Publishing Company.

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The Open Court Press was established in 1887 by Edward G. Hegeler, a zinc manufacturer of LaSalle, Illinois, to reflect his deep interest in problems of philosophy, ethics, and religion. Under the leadership of Dr. Paul Carus, a young German scholar who assumed editorship of the press in its first year and continued until his death in 1919, Open Court gained international recognition for its titles in philosophy, religion, sciences, and mathematics. The press's first publication was a fortnightl...

Burbank , Luther, 1849-1926

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Botanist, horticulturist, and naturalist. From the description of Luther Burbank papers, 1830-1989 (bulk 1880-1926). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981669 Luther Burbank began his work in horticulture in his birthplace, Lancaster, Massachusetts, where he raised seeds and vegetables for market. He moved to Santa Rosa, California in 1875 in order to pursue his work in a warmer climate. Burbank became world famous for his timesaving methods of plant breeding and grafting, esp...

Vries, Hugo ˜deœ 1848-1935

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Hugo de Vries was a Dutch botanist and geneticist. From the description of [Letters] 1912 [to] Dear Sir / Hugo de Vries. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 501844328 Hugo de Vries (1848-1935) was a Dutch geneticist and botanist. He is known for developing the theory of mutation. De Vries is also credited as independently rediscovering Gregor Mendel's laws of heredity. He published his findings in "Intracellular Pangenesis," "The Mutation Theory," and "Plant Breeding." ...

Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922

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Inventor and educator. From the description of Check, 1918 Feb. 11. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70954428 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor and educator, and members of the related Bell, Fairchild, Grosvenor, and Hubbard families. From the description of Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979893 Inventor Alexander Graham Bell became a member of the American Philsophical Society in...

Mach, Ernst, 1838-1916

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Austrian physicist and philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Prague, to Wilhelm von Beetz, 1876 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606981 No letterhead; sent from Vienna. From the description of Typed form letter, signed, 1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122546275 ...

Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938

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Philosopher, 1859-1938 From the guide to the Edmund Husserl Collection, 1921, 1929, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives) ...

Binet, Alfred, 1857-1911

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Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imp...

Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914

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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), 1883-19...

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and critic. From the description of Ezra Pound collection, 1911-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863170 Poet. From the description of Papers, 1915-1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122529234 From the description of Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972 correspondence, 1912(ca.)-1938. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155533520 Ezra Pound (1885-197...

Carus, Paul, 1852-1919

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