Guide to the Charles A. Baylis Papers, 1924-1973
Charles A. Baylis was a professor of philosophy at Duke University from 1952-1970. This collection contains the correspondence, writings, personal papers, and departmental records. The material ranges in date from 1924-1973, bulk from 1950-1970.
- Record Group
- Charles A. Baylis papers
- Baylis, Charles Augustus, 1902-
- 4.5 Linear Feet, 3600 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
This collection is organized into two series, correspondence and personal papers, and covers the years from 1924 to 1973. The bulk of the material is personal correspondence between Baylis and colleagues at other universities. Other material includes papers relating to groups and organizations that Baylis belonged to, course exams and syllabi, and essays he wrote. Notable in this collection is Baylis' Masters Thesis (1924) and a tenure case involving a colleague at the University of Washington (1948).
Access to the Collection
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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.
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Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Charles A. Baylis Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Charles A. Baylis (1902-1975) received degrees from University of Washington (A.B., A.M. 1924) and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1926) in Philosophy. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow from 1958-1959.
Baylis held teaching positions at Brown University, from 1927-1949, and University of Maryland, from 1949-1952, before coming to Duke. He taught at Duke from 1952-1970 and was chairman of the Philosphy Department at Duke from 1956-1968.
Baylis was a member of the Association for Symbolic Logic, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, American Philosophical Association, and the North Carolina Philosophical Society. He died in 1975 at the age of 73.
- Biographical Reference Collection, 1972 – 2004 (Duke University Archives)
- News Service Biographical Files, circa 1930s - 2004 (Duke University Archives)
- University Archives Photograph Collection, 1861-ongoing (Duke University Archives)
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The Charles A. Baylis Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975.
Processed by Matthew Shangler, June 2009
Encoded by Matthew Shangler, June 2009
Accession A75-151 is described in this finding aid.