Guide to the Thelma Z. Lavine papers, 1932-2007

Thelma Z. Lavine C0195


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator Lavine, Thelma Z.
Title Thelma Z. Lavine papers
Date 1932-2007
Physical Characteristics 18.75 linear feet (43 boxes)
Abstract Research papers, correspondence, articles, and notes that document the career of Thelma Z. Lavine, a philosophy professor who taught at George Mason University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland. There are also approximately 324 audiotape cassettes of lectures by Lavine as well as radio show appearances.
Collection Number C0195
Language English

Biographical Information

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 12, 1915, Thelma Z. Lavine taught philosophy for over 40 years, mostly at universities in the Washington, D.C. area. Her teaching career began after she received doctoral degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Harvard University in 1939. Prior to that, she completed an undergraduate degree at Radcliffe College in 1936. A popular lecturer, she taught at the University of Maryland in the 1950s and 1960s, then accepted a teaching position at George Washington University. She joined the faculty at George Mason University as a Robinson Professor in 1985 and taught there until she retired in 1998.

An active and well-respected philosophy professor, Lavine served in many organizations, including as president of the Washington Philosophy Club, on the Executive Committee of the Society for Advancement of American Philosophy, and on the Ralph Waldo Emerson Committee of the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa.

Lavine was trained by, knew, and debated well-known philosophers including Richard Rorty, John Dewey, C.I. Lewis, Susanne Langer, Hannah Arendt, Paul Weiss, and Kurt Wolff. After she moved to Washington, DC from Boston, one of her projects was to make American Philosophy relevant to students. In addition to advocating for the controversial American branch of philosophy, Lavine produced scholarship on social philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences, American naturalism, philosophy of history, and philosophy in literature.

A widely published author, she popularized philosophy with her 30-part series "From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest," which aired first on Maryland Public Television and then nationally in the early 1980s. Her book of the same name was published in 1984 and is still in print. Lavine died at her home in Washington, D.C., on January 28, 2011.

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Scope and Content

Research papers, correspondence, articles, and notes that document the career of Thelma Z. Lavine. There are also approximately 324 audiotape cassettes of lectures by Lavine as well as radio show appearances. The collection also includes almost 2,000 books, a small portion of which will be cataloged and housed in special collections.

Series 1, Correspondence: This series contains communications regarding Lavine's professional activities, including meetings, conferences, and symposia as well as journal submissions and presentations; correspondence relating to her MPT TV series and her book "From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest;" correspondence with other scholars and philosophers; and fan mail from her students, readers, and viewers. This series is organized first alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

Series 2, Research: This series contains notes, clippings, and other papers related to Lavine's work as a scholar and professional philosopher. This series includes published articles, book reviews, newspaper articles and editorials written by her and by others; research for her MPT show; and research which culminated in her book. Ranging from small local workshops to large international meetings, the conferences for which there are research, programs, and complete presentation papers cover a range of themes including the women's movement. This series also contains materials from Lavine's work as a student, scholar, and teacher. This series is first organized by subject and then chronologically.

Series 3, Publications: This series contains original books and professional journals which contain writings from Lavine. A seventh edition English-language copy of her book is present, as well as a copy of the Japanese-language edition. This series is organized chronologically.

Series 4, Audio/Visual: This series is comprised largely of audio cassette recordings. Included are classroom lectures and radio interviews, as well as a few miscellaneous items such as a memorial speech. Complete or nearly complete lecture series include "From Socrates to Sartre," "Philosophy 19th Century," "Philosophy 355," "Philosophy of America," "Philosophy of History," "Philosophy and Literature/Philosophy of Literature," and "Philosophy and Social Science/Social Philosophy." This series is organized first by subject and then chronologically.

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Arrangement note

Series 1: Correspondence, 1960-2005 (Boxes 1-6)
Series 2: Research, 1930s-2007 (Boxes 6-32)
Series 3: Publications, 1977-2002 (Boxes 23-33)
Series 4: Audio/Visual, 1969-1996 (Boxes 34-43)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Thelma Z. Lavine papers collection must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the papers of many other George Mason University professors. Lavine's work "From Socrates to Sartre" is available in book format at the Fenwick Library and in VHS format in the Johnson Center videotapes.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Lavine, Thelma Z.

Subjects:

Civilization, Western--Philosophy.
Philosophy
Philosophy--History
Psychology.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thelma Z. Lavine papers, #C0195, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Margaret V. Sachs in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Rachel Moran and Blyth McManus in November 2013. EAD markup completed by Blyth McManus in 2013.

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Contents List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1960-2005 (5.5 boxes)
This series contains various types of correspondence including communications regarding Lavine's professional activities, such as meetings, conferences, and symposia, as well as journal submissions and presentations; correspondence relating to her MPT TV series and her book "From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest;" correspondence with other scholars and philosophers; and fan mail from her students, readers, and viewers. Correspondence can also be found in the "Research" files. This series is organized first alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.
Box Folder
1 1 Accolades, 1967-1990s
2 Accolades including press coverage, 1978-1990s
3 American, 1970s
Identified by TZL. Includes SAAP material.
4 American, 1970s
Identified by TZL. Includes research notes and clippings in addition to correspondence related to the American Philosophers Club.
5 American culture, 1986-1987
Seminar, courses, program.
6 American enterprise, 1979-1980
Fellowship, NEH
7 American philosophy, 1970-1988
Ayn Rand. Correspondence from GWU.
8 American philosophy, 2000s
Founders vs. American Pragmatism; Politics; History. Items relating to GMU's Dr. Buchanan.
9 Bell, Daniel, 2001
Natural law, utopia.
Box Folder
2 1 Conferences, 1976-1989
Includes lectures and meetings.
2 Conferences, 1980s
Includes APA material.
3 Conferences, 1982-1983
APA convention, philosophic societies, various.
4 Conferences, 1985-1988
Identified by TZL as "Current."
5 Conferences, 1981-1983
Includes SAAP material.
6 Cunliffe, Marcus, 1980s
7 Fan mail, 1977-1982
8 Fan mail, 1979-1980
Includes "Krebiozen," Larry King.
9 Fan mail, 1979-1982
Includes "hypophosphatasia."
10 Fan mail, 1979-1983
11 Fan mail, 1979-1986
Includes "Jonathan Skipp - Bantam."
12 Fan mail, 1979-1987
Box Folder
3 1 Fan mail, 1979-1990
2 Fan mail, 1980-1986
3 Fan mail, 1980-1989
4 Goldwin, Dr. Robert A., July 23, 1980
5 "KC File", 1998-2000
Identified by TZL. Romantic pragmatism, American history, politics.
6 Kathy's translations, 1995
7 Lewis, C.I., 1978-1980
The problem of phenomenalism. SUNY Buffalo.
8 Lit theory and Philosophy, 1980s
Identified by TZL.
9 MPT and book, 1979-1980
10 MPT Series, 1980
11 Meetings, 1987
Box Folder
4 1 Presentations, colleges, 1970s-1980s
2 Presentations, colleges, August 16, 1975 - April 6, 1976
3 Professional, 1960s
4 Professional, 1970s
5 Professional, 1980s
6 Professional, 1981, 1992-1995
7 Professional, 1982-2002
8 Professional, 1982-2004
9 Professional, 1990-2005
10 Psychiatry, 1990s
11 Random House, 1982
Identified by TZL as "Random House re SocSart"
12 Rationalization, 1990s
Box Folder
5 1 SAAP, 1984
2 SAAP, 1990s
3 Sonoma State University Lecture, 1982
4 Student mail, February 3, 1989
5 Various, 1940s-2001
6 Various, 1961-1979
7 Various, 1963-1989
Arendt, B'nai B'rith, The New Yorker.
8 Various, 1964-1990
9 Various, 1965-1990
Box Folder
6 1 Various, 1965-1990
Nazism, fan mail, Pragmatism, Arendt.
2 Various, 1966-2000
3 Various, 1979-2001
4 Various, 1987-2003
5 Various, 1991-1992
6 Virginia Center for the Humanities, 1989
7 Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Colloquium, 1989
8 White House, 1991
Series 2: Research, 1930s-2007 (24.5 boxes)
This series contains notes, clippings, and other papers related to Lavine's work as a scholar and professional philosopher. This series includes published articles, book reviews, newspaper articles and editorials written by her and by others; research which culminated in her MPT show and her book. Ranging from small local workshops to large international meetings, the conferences for which there are research, programs, and complete presentation papers cover a range of themes including the women's movement. This series also contains materials from Lavine's work as a student, scholar, and teacher. This series is first organized alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.
Box Folder
6 9 19th Century papers, 1960s-1970
10 19th Century papers, 1983-1993
includes paper by Alan Wood at Cornell.
11 19th Century papers, undated
Box Folder
7 1 A-C binder contents, 1990s
Original binder tabs identified contents as "America, American Phil., American Creed, Capitalism, Chaos, Communism, Communitarianism, Contemp., Counterculture, Counter Enlight."
2 A-D binder contents, 1990s
Original binder tabs identified contents as "Arendt, Bell, Bellah, Bernstein, C, Blake, Bloom, Diggins."
3 Academic papers, 1930s
4 Academic papers, 1930s
Includes high school yearbooks with photos.
5 Academic papers, 1930s
6 Academic papers, 1930s
7 Academic papers, 1930s
Box Folder
8 1 Academic papers, 1930s
2 Academic papers, 1930s
3 Academic papers, 1930s
4 Academic papers, 1930s
Includes work on history and religion.
5 Academic papers, 1930s
Kant.
6 Academic papers, 1930s
Logical positivism.
7 Academic papers, 1930s
Santayana.
8 Academic papers, 1930s
"Speech in Society."
9 Academic papers, 1930s
Undergraduate. Radcliffe.
10 Academic papers, 1930s
Undergraduate honors thesis on knowledge and other minds.
11 Alumnae Recognition Award and related documents, 1989-1991
12 American Council on Education, Women in Education, 1972
13 America - historical, classical, and current, 1980s-1990s
Box Folder
9 1 American culture, 1979-1980
Morality, capitalism, values.
2 American culture, 1980s
3 American culture, 1980s
Identified by TZL as "Am & Crisis & Modernity."
4 American culture, undated
Liberty. Isaiah Berlin.
5 American Exceptionalism, 1990s
Box Folder
10 1 American Philosophic Tradition, 1990s
2 American Philosophy, 1964-1981
3 American Philosophy, 1970s-1990s
4 American Philosophy, modernity, 1980s-1991
5 American Politics, entitlement, liberalism, Sandel, 1996
6 American, various publications, 1974-1994
7 Annual reports and awards, 1980-1982
8 APA, 1983-1993
Committee on pluralism, executive committee, nominations.
9 Aristotle rhetoric, undated
10 Arendt and Jewishness, 1963-1982
11 Aucott, McGarry, January 5, 1999
12 Augustine, natural law, Latin, undated
13 Awards from CV file, 1990s
14 Baeck, Battis, Antinum, Roman religion, undated
Box Folder
11 1 Bakunin and Tolstoy, undated
2 Bell, Daniel, 1990, 1992
"Cultural Wars." "Resolving the Contradiction."
3 Berlin, Isaiah, 1997-1999
4 Berman, Lears, modernity, and capitalism, 1979-1982
5 Bibliography from Brooklyn College, 1948-1979
6 Biomedical Ethics Conference, 1977, 1979
7 Bishop Hurst lecture, 1991-1992
8 Bloom, relativism, dualism, 1990s
9 Book - "Illustrations", 1933-1984
Identified by TZL. Identified by TZL.
10 Book - "Intro - II", 1940s-1950s
Identified by TZL.
11 Book - proposal, 1949-1960s
12 British Empiricism, undated
Berlin, psychological method.
13 Broad, C.D., 1930s-1940s
14 CV papers and supporting documentation, 1987-1990
15 CVs and supporting documentation, 1990s
16 Camus, Albert, 1950s-1970s
17 Classical American Philosophy, 1980s
18 Classical American philosophers, 1990s
Dewey, Feuer, NYT book reviews.
19 Collingwood, R. G., undated
20 Collingwood, R. G., undated
Box Folder
12 1 Comte, Auguste, undated
2 Conducet - 18th century, 1950s-1982
3 Constitution project, 1979-1982
4 Constitution project and Dewey, 1981
5 Contemporary issues, 1996
6 Contemporary significance of the American tradition, 1990s
7 "DSW" papers, 1978, 1979
Identified by TZL.
8 Derrida and deconstruction, 1980s
9 Derrida and Postmodernism/Foucault, 1987-1993
10 Descartes - Scripts, 1940s-1950s
11 Dewey, John, 1970s
12 Dewey, John, 1979
13 Dewey, John, 1980s-1990s
14 Dewey, John, 1980s-1990s
15 Dewey, John, undated
16 Dewey/Marx, and ideology, undated
17 Dewey/Sartre - "What have we learned?", 1992
Box Folder
13 1 Dictionary of American Philosophers, 2001
2 Diggins and pragmatism, 1990s
3 Dilthey, Wilhelm, 1982
4 Dilthey/Husserl and intentionality, 1980s
5 Durkheim and Freud, 1930s-1950s
6 Eliade, Mircea, 1940s-1970s
7 Eliade, Mircea, 1980s
8 Eliade, Mircea, 1980s
Includes obituary.
9 Eliade, Mircea, 1980s-1990s
10 Eliade, Mircea, 1980s-1990s
11 Emotions and humor, 1940s-1950s
Includes realia.
12 Enlightenment, Romanticism, Reformation, and Counter, 1982-1993
13 Epilogue, undated
14 Ernst & Ernst 1968, 1978-1980
15 F-J binder contents, 1 of 2, 1990s
Original binder tabs identified contents as "Emerson, Freud, Fukuyama, Gellner, Hegel, Heidegger, Hook, Hopper, Huntington, James, Jefferson / see also Amer. Creed."
Box Folder
14 1 F-J binder contents, 2 of 2, 1990s
2 Fichte, Johann Gottlieb, 1960s - 1970s
3 Folders, undated
Copies of manila file folders on which TZL had written.
4 Foucault, Michel, 1980s
5 Foucault, Michel, 1980-2000s
6 Framework, CLOP, modernity, 1990s
7 Gadamer - hermeneutics and Ricoeur, 1985-1986
8 Glendon, 1999-2000s
9 Globalization, 2002-2003
10 Godwin, William, 1980s
11 Gray/Bernstein/Weinreb papers, 1960s-1990s
12 Gray, John N., 1990s
13 Gray vs. Enlightenment vs. Fukuyama, 1992-2006
14 Greek papers and Phil 180, undated
15 GWU and NHI conference, 1976
16 Habermas, Jürgen, 1980-1996
Identified by TZL as "Hab, Rorty, Bell, L. Goldstein, Modernity."
17 Habermas, Jürgen, 1982-1997
18 Habermas - modernity, 1980s
Box Folder
15 1 Habermas - "Philosophy and the Dialectic of Modernity", 1993-2000
2 Habermas, Jürgen, undated
3 Habermas, Jürgen, undated
4 Habits of the Heart, undated
5 Harvard, Judaism, 1960s-2004
6 Harvard, 1986, 2001
7 Harvard magazine, 1982-1984
8 Harvard News, 1986
9 Health - mind/body/soul, 1980s
10 Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1960s-1970s
11 Hegel, Dewey, Sartre, 1950-1980s
12 Hegel, Heidegger, World Spirit, real/rational, 1950s-1990s
Box Folder
16 1 Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, undated
2 Hegelian theory, undated
3 Heidegger, Martin, 1980s
4 Heidegger and Nazism, 1980s
5 Heidegger, Paul Deman, and related, 1989-1990
6 Heidegger and Nazism, 1989-1990
7 Hermeneutics and phenomenology, 1980s
8 Historicism, 1950s-1960s
9 History and American issues, 1960s-1980s
Also contains TZL's resignation letter from UMD.
10 History and knowledge, June 1950
11 History, spirituality, "Chapter 19", 1970s-1980s
Identified by TZL.
12 History of Philosophy, 1940s-1950s
13 History of Philosophy, 1940s-1980s
14 History of Philosophy, 1950s-1960s
15 History of Philosophy, 1 of 2, October 19, 1980 - April 20, 2000
Box Folder
17 1 History of Philosophy, 2 of 2, October 19, 1980 - April 20, 2000
2 History of Philosophy, 1953-2001
3 Hofstra conference, Americanism, 1942-1981
4 Horowitz, modernity, human rights, self, 2000s
5 Horowitz, various, 2005
6 Howard University, 1992
7 Hume, David, undated
Identified by TZL as "tv program script and notes"
8 Husserl, hermeneutics, 1980s
9 Ideal type and interpretivism, undated
10 Ideology and utopia, 1936-1940s
11 interpretivism, American, modernity, 1979-1985
12 "Intro", 1960s-1970s
Identified by TZL.
13 Jewish and anti-Semite issues and related lecture, 1960s-1990s
14 Jews and Nazism, 1960s
15 Jews, concentration camps, Arendt, 1960s-1980s
Box Folder
18 1 "Jordy" note, undated
2 Judaism in the Culture of Modernism, 1980s
3 K-R binder contents, 1990s
Original binder tabs identified contents as "Kant, Kloppenberg, Lasch, Lincoln, Lipset, Malia, Mann, Pierce [sic], Rawls."
4 Kant, Immanuel, 1940s-1950s
5 Kant, Immanuel, 1957-1960
6 Kant, Immanuel, 2001
7 Kant, Immanuel, undated
8 Kierkegaard, Søren, 1966-1980s
9 "Knowledge as Interpretation", 1983-1985
10 Krikorian memorial service, 1977-1978
11 Leave request and supporting documentation, 1980s-1990s
12 Lectures and lecture notes, 1981-1988
13 "Lee lectures on" 1930s-1950s
Identified by TZL.
Box Folder
19 1 Lewis, phenomenalism, SAAP, 1970s-1980s
2 Library seminar, American culture, March 3, 1987
3 Liberalism/conservatism, American culture, 1970s
4 Liberalism, science, ideology, 1990s
5 Library related items including news and book lists, 1970s
6 Lipset and American politics, 1990s
7 Lipset library fund, 2000s
8 Lipset medical issues, 2001-2002
9 Literature, 1997-2000
10 Literature and art, 1990s
11 M-S binder contents, 1990s
Original binder tabs identified contents as "Modernity, Millenium, Multiculturalism, Overview, Pluralism, Politics, Postmodernism, Pragmatism, Religion, Socialism."
12 Mannheim, 1981-1982
13 "Marcell, progress & pragmatism; Kaplan", undated
Identified by TZL.
Box Folder
20 1 "Meaning of Meaning", 1930s
2 Modernism, 1960s-1970s
3 Modernism, 1975-1983
4 Modernism, 1980s
5 Modernism, philosophy, and literature, 1988
6 Modernity, 1962-1991
7 Modernity, 1967-1980
8 Modernity, 1980s-1990s
Box Folder
21 1 Modernity, 1988-1995
2 Modernity, 1989
3 Modernity, 1990s
Includes history and "Kant's Children."
4 Modernity and naturalism, 1991
5 NEH grant application and supporting documents, 1970s
6 NEH grant and fellowship application, 1970s-1990s
7 NEH papers, 1980s
8 Nietzsche, undated
9 Nietzsche, undated
10 Nietzsche, undated
11 "Nozick, Galileo, etc.", 1982, 1988
Identified by TZL.
12 Obituaries, 2000-2003
Goode, Quine, Feuer, Merton, Weiss, Anger, Phillips.
Box Folder
22 1 Parsons/American, 1985
2 Philosophy as a Vocation, 1960s
3 Philosophy and history, 1960s
4 Philosophy of history, 1940s-1960s
5 Pluralism, APA, 1990s
6 Political events, 1982-1996
7 Politics and NPR, 1980s
8 Popular culture and art, 1995-1996
9 Pragmatism, 1981-2005
10 Pragmatism, American, 1990s
Identified by TZL as "AM new ... Rorty notes."
11 Pragmatism and modernity, 1960s-1980s
12 Pragmatism and modernity, 1990s
13 Pragmatism, Royce, James, Emerson, undated
Box Folder
23 1 Pragmatism/Sleeper, 1990s
2 Prefaces for 1st and 2nd Ed., Phil 451, undated
3 Press coverage and journal reprints, 1980s
4 Press, interviews, PR, 1980s
5 Professional activities and documentation, 1986-1990
6 Progressivism, 1989-1990
Identified by TZL as "Progressivism ROM/MOD + END/CONCL"
7 Proudhon, undated
8 Psychiatry and the Humanities, forum documents, 1989
9 Psychohistory, 1981-1983
10 Psychology, 1940s-1950s
11 Psychology and Durkheim, 1940s
12 Publications from TZL, 1950-1977
Box Folder
24 1 R-W binder contents, 1990s
Original binder tabs identified contents as "Ricoeur, Russell, Sandel, Schlesinger, Tocqueville, Weber, Whitman, Wittgenstein."
2 Rank seminar, undated
3 Rawls and public philosophy, 1979-1982
4 Religion and philosophy of history, 1950s-1983
5 Religion. Research for Philosophy of History class, 1970s
6 Religion and related, 1988
7 Religion, 1988-1996
8 Religion, 1991-1993
9 Religious forms, 1940s
10 Ricoueur, modernity, Dewey, pragmatism, 1980s
11 Ricoeur and Dewey, 1990s
12 Robinson lecture, April 9, 1986
13 Romanticism, undated
14 Romanticism, Smithsonian, 1983
Box Folder
25 1 Romanticism, undated
2 Rorty, Richard, 1983-1984
3 Rorty, Richard, 1983-1996
4 Rorty, Taylor, Bernstein, 1985-1986
5 Rorty, Richard, 1978-1994
6 Rosenthal, Sandra, 1990s
7 Royalty statement from Bantam Dell, salary from GMU, 1992-1994, 2007
8 SAAP, 1974-1990
9 SAAP, 1990s
10 SAAP conference, 1993
11 SAAP statement regarding Clinton impeachment proceedings, 1998
12 Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1971
13 Schools of thought, 1982
14 Schutz, Alfred, undated
15 Scientific method lecture at UMD, 1957-1958
16 Smith College Bulletin, 1937
Box Folder
26 1 Smithsonian papers and Wilson fellowship, 1980s-1990s
2 Sociology and history, Salomon, 1960s
3 "SOC-SART AD", undated
4 Social Philosophy, History of Philosophy, various, 1950s-1964
5 Social structure, 1995-2001
6 Society, 2000s
7 Sociology of knowledge, 1942-1951
8 Society and knowledge, 1971
9 "SOCKN" 1960s-1970s
10 Safronsky, 1998
11 Speeches, talks, review papers, articles, 1961-1974
12 Spencer, social Darwinism, 1950s-1972
Box Folder
27 1 Spengler and philosophical history, 1950s
2 Structuralism, 1970s-1980s
3 Syllabi and supporting notes, 1970s-1980s
4 Systems and processes - Warfield research, 1990s
5 Teaching notes, Smith College fellowship, 1937-1950s
6 Teaching notes, 1940s-1950s
7 Teaching notes, 1940s-1950s
8 Teaching notes, 1940s-1950s
Box Folder
28 1 Teaching notes, Wells College, 1940s-1960s
2 Texas A&M paper, 1980s
3 Toynbee, Arnold J., 1940s-1960s
4 Transcripts, 1 of 2, 1995-1996
5 Transcripts, 2 of 2, 1995-1996
6 Transference, 1980s
7 Universality, pragmatism, Diggins, 1971-1996
8 Utopia, American issues, 1998
9 Various, 1950s-1960s
Box Folder
29 1 Various, 1950s-1968
2 Various, 1950s-1972
3 Various, 1960s
4 Various, 1965-1990
Includes work on phenomenology, research for Verstehen, Hume, Rorty.
5 Various, 1970s
Includes notes on American culture and religion, Dewey, ideology.
6 Various, 1 of 2, 1970-1980
7 Various, 2 of 2, 1970-1980
8 Various, 1976-1989
Includes notes on various research projects, some newspaper clippings, and a small amount of communication from GWU.
Box Folder
30 1 Various, 1980s
Includes notes on American identity, philosophy and culture, women's movement.
2 Various, 1980s-1999
3 Various, 1982-1985
4 Various, undated
5 Verstehen, philosophy as a vocation, 1951, 1963-1966
6 Verstehen, 1954-1988
7 Verstehen, 1960s
8 Verstehen, 1960s
9 Verstehen, 1964, 1966
10 Vico, Joyce, 1940s-1950s
11 Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1985-1996
12 Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 1989-1992
Box Folder
31 1 War and morality, 2000s
Includes research on ethics, religion, philosophy, WWI, Holocaust, Rwanda.
2 Warren Center Fellowship and related research, 1980s
3 Washington Philosopher's Club lecture on Cohen by Edel, undated
4 Weber, social sciences, 1950s-1970s
Includes research for Verstehen and on Abel.
5 Weber symposium, 1960s-1980s
The Jewish experience, Hegel, Kant. Murphy paper and note.
6 Weber, Max, 1978-1992
Includes work on rules, candidates, Feuer.
7 Weber, Max, 1981-1995
8 Weber, Max, 1985
9 Who's Who, undated
10 Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1963-1978
11 Women's movement, 1960s-1980s
12 Women's movement, 1970s
Box Folder
32 1 Women's movement, 1970s-1980s
2 Women's movement, 1975-1976
3 Women's movement, 1976
Preparing for presentation,
4 Women's movement, 1977
5 Women's movement, undated
6 Women's movement, undated
7 Women's movement, undated
8 Work process and CVs, 1964-1994
9 Zinn, Howard, 1960s-1970
Includes work on religion, nihilism, ultimate values as identified by TZL.
Series 3: Publications, 1977-2002 (2 boxes)
This series contains original books and professional journals which contain writings from Lavine. A seventh edition English-language copy of her book is present, as well as a copy of the Japanese-language edition. This series is organized chronologically.
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32 "Ideas of Revolution in the Women's Movement," by Thelma Z. Lavine in American Behavioral Scientist, March - April, 1977
Journal. ABS: American Behavioral Scientist, March/April 1977, Article 6.
Introduction by Thelma Z. Lavine for "Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society", Spring 1981
Journal. Spring, 1981, Vol XVII, No. 2.
"Pragmatism and the Constitution in the Culture of Modernism," by Thelma Z. Lavine in "Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society", Winter 1984
Journal. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Winter, 1984, Vol. XX, No. 1,
"Judaism in the Culture of Modernism," by Thelma Z. Lavine in "Philosophy, History, and Social Action", 1988
Book. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 107: Philosophy, History and Social Action: Essays in Honor of Lewis Feuer. Edited by Sidney Hook, William L. O'Neill, Roger O'Toole.
"American Pragmatism: Transference and Aufhebung" by Thelma Z. Lavine in "Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society", Fall 1988
Journal. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Fall, 1988, Vol. XXIV, No. 4.
Introduction by Thelma Z. Lavine for "John Dewey: Volume 16: 1949-1952", 1989
Book. Edited by Jo Ann Boydston.
Box
33 "From Socrates to Sartre," book by Thelma Z. Lavine, 1989
"Postmodernism and American Pragmatism," by Thelma Z. Lavine in "The Journal of Speculative Philosophy", 1993
Journal. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. VII, No 2.
Introduction by Thelma Z. Lavine for "The Process of Government", 1995
Book. Author Arthur F. Bentley.
"The Process of Government" by Thelma Z. Lavine in "Social Science and Modern Society", January - February 1995
Journal. Social Science and Modern Society, Volume 32, No. 2, Jan/Feb 1995.
"Reply to Ryan" by Thelma Z. Lavine in "Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society", Fall 1997
Journal. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Fall, 1997, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4.
"Philosophy and the Dialectic of Modernity," by Thelma Z. Lavine in "Perspectives on Habermas", 2000
Book. Edited by Lewis Edwin Hahn.
Introduction by Thelma Z. Lavine for "The Case for Modern Liberalism", 2002
Book, used. Author Charles Frankel.
Introduction by Thelma Z. Lavine for "The Case for Modern Liberalism", 2002
Book, sealed in shrink wrap. Author Charles Frankel.
"From Socrates to Sartre," book, by Thelma Z. Lavine, Japanese edition, undated
Series 4: Audio/Visual, 1969-1996 (10 boxes)
This series is comprised largely of audiotape cassettes. Included are classroom lectures and radio interviews, as well as a few miscellaneous items such as a memorial speech. Complete or nearly complete lecture series include "From Socrates to Sartre," "Philosophy 19th Century," "Philosophy 355," "Philosophy of America," "Philosophy of History," "Philosophy and Literature/Philosophy of Literature," and "Philosophy and Social Science/Social Philosophy." Items are audiocassettes unless otherwise identified. This series is organized first by medium, then by subject and chronologically.
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34 From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 1/2, January 24, 1979, January 30, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 3/4, February 5, 1979, February 7, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 5/6, February 12, 1979, February 14, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 7/8, February 19, 1979, February 21, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 9/10, February 26, 1979, February 28, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 11/12, March 5, 1979, March 7, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 15/16, March 19, 1979, March 21, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 17/18, March 31, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 19/20, April 2, 1979, April 12, 1982
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 25/26, April 28, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 27/28, April 30, 1979, May 2, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 29/30, May 7, 1979, May 9, 1979
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 13/14, March 22, 1980
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 21/22, April 19, 1980
From Socrates to Sartre, lectures 23/24, April 21, 1980, April 28, 1980
Philosophy 19th Century, October 3, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 5, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 10, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 12, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 17, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 19, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 24, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 26, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, October 31, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 2, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 7, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 9, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 14, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 16, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 21, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 23, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 28, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, November 30, 1983
Philosophy 19th Century, December 5, 1983
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35 Philosophy 19th Century, "END", December 7, 1983
Philosophy 355, No. 1, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 2, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 3, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 4, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 5, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 6, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 7, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 8, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 9, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 10, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 11, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 12, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 13, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 14, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 15, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 16, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 17, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 18, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 19, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 20, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 21, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 22, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 23, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 24, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 25, undated
Philosophy 355, No. 26, undated
Philosophy of America, 1, September 4, 1991
Philosophy of America, 2, September 5, 1991
Philosophy of America, 3, September 10, 1991
Philosophy of America, 4, September 12, 1991
Philosophy of America, 5, September 17, 1991
Philosophy of America, 6, September 19, 1991
Philosophy of America, 7, September 24, 1991
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36 Philosophy of America, 8, September 26, 1991
Philosophy of America, 9, October 1, 1991
Philosophy of America, 10, October 3, 1991
Philosophy of America, 12, October 10, 1991
Philosophy of America, 13, October 16, 1991
Philosophy of America, 14, October 22, 1991
Philosophy of America, 16, November 5, 1991
Philosophy of America, 17, November 7, 1991
Philosophy of America, 18, November 12, 1991
Philosophy of America, 19, November 14, 1991
Philosophy of America, 20, November 19, 1991
Philosophy of America, 21, November 21, 1991
Philosophy of America, 22, November 26, 1991
Philosophy of America, 23, December 3, 1991
Philosophy of America, 24, December 5, 1991
Philosophy of America, 25, December 10, 1991
Philosophy of America, 26, December 12, 1991
Philosophy of History, October 3, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 5, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 10, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 12, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 17, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 19, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 24, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 26, 1983
Philosophy of History, October 31, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 2, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 7, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 9, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 14, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 16, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 21, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 23, 1983
Philosophy of History, November 28, 1983
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37 Philosophy of History, November 30, 1983
Philosophy of History, December 5, 1983
Philosophy & Literature, January 16, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Sophocles, January 23, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Sophocles, January 26, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Sophocles, January 30, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Sophocles, February 1, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Freud, February 6, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Freud, February 8, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Freud, February 13, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Freud, February 22, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, DM Thomas, February 22, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, T. Mann: Tonio Kroeger, February 29, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, T. Mann, March 5, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Mann, March 7, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Mann. Z.B., March 19, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Mann, March 21, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Mann, March 26, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Hesse, April 2, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Hesse, April 4, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Hesse, April 9, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Kafka, April 11, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Freud on Women, April 15, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Kafka, April 16, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Kafka/Existentialism, April 18, 1984
Philosophy & Literature, Camus, April 23, 1984
Philosophy of Literature, 1, September 3, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 2, September 5, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 3, September 10, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 4, September 12, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 5, September 17, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 6, September 19, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 7, September 24, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 9, October 1, 1991
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38 Philosophy of Literature, 10, October 3, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 12, October 10, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 13, October 17, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 14, October 22, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 15, October 24, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 16, November 5, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 17, November 7, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 18, November 12, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 19, November 21, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 20, November 21, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 21, November 26, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 23, December 5, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 24, December 10, 1991
Philosophy of Literature, 25, December 12, 1991
Philosophy and Literature, No. 1, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 2, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 3, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 4, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 5, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 6, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 7, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 8, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 9, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 10, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 11, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 12, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 13, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 14, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 15, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 16, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 17, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 18, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 19, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 20, undated
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39 Philosophy and Literature, No. 21, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 22, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 23, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 24, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 25, undated
Philosophy and Literature, No. 26, undated
Philosophy and Social Science, October 3, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, October 10, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, October 17, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, October 24, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, October 31, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, November 7, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, November 14, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, November 21, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, November 28, 1983
Philosophy and Social Science, December 5, 1983
Philosophy of Social Science, September 6, 1984
Philosophy of Social Science, September 13, 1984
Philosophy of Social Science, September 20, 1984
Philosophy of Social Science, September 27, 1984
Social Philosophy Intro, January 16, 1984
Social Philosophy, January 23, 1984
Social Philosophy, January 25, 1984
Social Philosophy, January 30, 1984
Social Philosophy, February 1, 1984
Social Philosophy, February 6, 1984
Social Philosophy, Locke, February 8, 1984
Social Philosophy, Locke, February 13, 1984
Social Philosophy, Locke, February 15, 1984
Social Philosophy, February 22, 1984
Social Philosophy, February 27, 1984
Social Philosophy, Rousseau, February 29, 1984
Social Philosophy, Rousseau, March 5, 1984
Social Philosophy, Rousseau, March 7, 1984
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40 Social Philosophy, March 19, 1984
Social Philosophy, Godwin, March 21, 1984
Social Philosophy, Godwin, March 26, 1984
Social Philosophy, Godwin, March 28, 1984
Social Philosophy, Proudhom, April 2, 1984
Social Philosophy, Proudhom, April 4, 1984
Social Philosophy, Proudhom, April 9, 1984
Social Philosophy, Marx, April 11, 1984
Social Philosophy, Marx, April 16, 1984
Social Philosophy, Marx, April 18, 1984
Social Philosophy, Marx, April 22, 1984
Various, Goldkey, 1969-1970
Various, Dewey-Sartre Paper, December 16, 1976
Fordham Univ.
Various, Otto Rank Seminar, October 11, 1979
Philosophical Roots - German - Freud - Rank
Various, LDS, 12 - 1 am, January 19, 1980
Various, LDS, 1 - 2 am, January 19, 1980
Various, LDS, 2 - 3 am, January 19, 1980
Various, German Philosophy and Judaism, March 16, 1980
Wash. Hebrew Congregation, Scholar Series
Various, W.O.A. Thelma Lavine, February 10, 1982
Various, Women of Achievement, WETA-FM Rebroadcast, 1:00 pm, February 10, 1982
Various, Women of Achievement, WETA-FM Rebroadcast, 4:30 pm, February 10, 1982
Various, Romantic Movement, January 26, 1983
Th. Lavine GWU for Smithsonian
Various, Copy #1, August 27, 1985
LECTURER Dr. Thelma Z. Lavine / LANGUAGE & CHANNEL Floor Reel ONE / SIDE ONE Lecture Part 1 / SIDE TWO Lecture Part 2
Various, Copy #1, August 27, 1985
LECTURER DR. Thelma Z. Lavine / LANGUAGE & CHANNEL Floor Reel Two / SIDE ONE Q&A
Various, Interpretation, Human Agency, and Economics, March 28, 1986
Side A - SIE conference Vol I / Jack High (introduction) Thelma Lavine (Beg.) Ralph Rector Side B - Thelma Lavine (conclusion), Don Lavoie, Discussion (Beg)
Various, Dr. Thelma Lavine: Robinson Lecture, April 9, 1986
Various, 1-A Phil & Lit Theory / 1-B, September 11, 1986
Various, 2, 2A, September 18, 1986
Various, Service for Gertrude, June 3, 1990
Various, 1992 Hurst Lecture, March 25, 1992
Various, Sophie's World (interview), September 30, 1994
Various, TZL, A1 & B1, January 1, 1996
Various, TZL, 2A & 2B, January 1, 1996
Various, Diane Rehm show on Freud, A & B, 6, January 8, 1996
Various, 9, July 13, 1996
000-400 / 400-480 / A 000-150 TZL / B
Various, TZL IA & IB, undated
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41 Various, Program 4, Plato 3, undated
Various, (2) TZL, undated
Various, B TZL 3, 9/30, undated
Various, Dec 5, Phil, 25, undated
Various, Oct. 2 Side 1 / Side 2, undated
Various, Oct 11, Side 1 / Side 2, undated
Various, Oct 23, Side 1 / Side 2, undated
Various, Sunday Scholar, March 16, undated
Various, Phil, Dec 8, 26/8, undated
Various, 11/8 phil, undated
Side A - Hegel cont'd Side B - "Trinity" "Absolute" Dialectic
Various, undated
Side 1 - BLEECKER ST. PLAYERS / Kainer, R: Interview WAMU Side 2 - PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOTHERAPY / WEIGERT: Separation-Individuation
Various, 76a Nelly Caplan; Papa / 76b do. tr. 2, undated
As identified on case.
Various, 3, 9/18, undated
Various, 4, 9/25, undated
Various, 5, 9/25 & 10/2, undated
Various, 7, 10/9, undated
Various, 8, 10/9, undated
Various, 9, 10/16, undated
Various, 10, 10/16 & 10/23, undated
Various, 11, 10/23, undated
Various, 12, 10/30, undated
Various, 13, 10/30 undated
Various, 13, 11/6, undated
Various, 14, 11/6, undated
Various, 15, 11/13, undated
Various, 16, one of two 11/20, undated
Various, 18, 12/4, undated
Various, 20, (A) and 12 (B), undated
Side A - 20 12/11 Side B - 12 11/4 ->11/11
Various, 21, 12/11, undated
Various, NY: / LM,NY&DG, undated
Various, Mastering Your Feelings, by David Viscott, M.D., undated
Various, 52 Minutes to Turn Your Life Around, by David Viscott, M.D., undated
Various, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mike Lerman, Narrator, 1992
"Witnesses to the Holocaust." date given is (c) date.
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Box Folder
43 1 Photograph, Eliade, May 1987
"May 1987" is stamped on back, appears to be from printing service - exact date photo was taken is unknown.
2 Photograph, First United Methodist group, 1979
3 Photograph, Thelma Z. Lavine in college uniform, undated
Photograph of TZL in a college uniform as part of a group promoting "GOOD HEALTH + GOOD FACULTIES." TZL is on the left looking to her left.
4 Photograph, set of MPT television show, 1980s
Reel to reel magnetic tape, unidentified, undated
Videocassette, CSMP Conference, March 28, 1986
Videocassette, unidentified, undated
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