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Guide to the Charles A. Baylis Papers, 1924-1973

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Baylis, Charles Augustus, 1902-.
Title
Charles A. Baylis papers 1924-1973
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 3600 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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).

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

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.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

Collection is open for research.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence

(2.25 boxes)
Correspondence, 1925-1949
Box 1
Correspondence, 1950-1952
Box 1
Correspondence, 1953-1954
Box 1
Correspondence, 1955 (1 of 2)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1955 (2 of 2)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1956 Jan.-May
Box 1
Correspondence, 1956 June
Box 1
Correspondence, 1956 Jul.-Dec.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1957 Jan.-Feb.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1957 Mar.-Apr.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1957 May-Aug.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1957 Sept.-Dec.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1958 Jan.-Mar.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1958 Apr.-Dec.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1959 Jan.-Mar.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1959 May-Dec.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1960 Jan.-Feb.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1960 Mar.-Jun.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1960 Jul.-Oct.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1960 Nov.-Dec.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1961 Jan.-Feb.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1961 Mar.-May
Box 1
Correspondence, 1961 Jun.-Oct.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1961 Nov.-Dec.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1962 Jan.-Mar.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1962 Apr.-Jun.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1962 Jul.-Oct.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1962 Nov.-Dec.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1963 Jan.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1963 Feb.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1963 Mar.-May
Box 2
Correspondence, 1963 Jun.-Sept.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1963 Oct.-Dec.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1964 Jan.-Feb.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1964 Mar.-May
Box 2
Correspondence, 1964 Jun.-Oct.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1964 Nov.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1964 Dec.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1965 Jan.-Mar.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1965 Apr.-Dec.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1966 Jan.-Oct.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1966 Nov.-Dec.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1967 Jan.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1967 Feb.-Mar.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1967 Apr.-Sept.
Box 3
Correspondence, 1967 Oct.-Dec.
Box 3
Correspondence, 1968-1970
Box 3
Correspondence, 1933-1964, Undated
Box 3
C.I. Lewis Papers (1 of 2)
Box 3
C.I. Lewis Papers (2 of 2)
Box 3
Washington Tenure Case, 1948-1950
Box 3
N.C. Philosophical Society
Box 3
Southern Society for Philospohy and Psychology, 1953-1956
Box 3
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 1957-1973, Undated
Box 3
Association for Symbolic Logic, 1951-1953
Box 3
Association for Symbolic Logic, 1956-1967, Undated (1 of 2)
Box 3
Association for Symbolic Logic, 1956-1967, Undated (2 of 2)
Box 3
American Philosophical Association, 1966
Box 3
American Philosophical Association, 1967-1968
Box 3
Financial Papers, 1949-1970
Box 3
Professor Baylis' Writings, 1924-1963
Box 3
Professor Baylis' Writings, Undated (1 of 4)
Box 3
Professor Baylis' Writings, Undated (2 of 4)
Box 3
Professor Baylis' Writings, Undated (3 of 4)
Box 3
Professor Baylis' Writings, Undated (4 of 4)
Box 3
Course Enrollment, 1949-1965
Box 3
Professor Baylis' Course Exams and Syllabi, 1953-1967, Undated
Box 3
Joint Duke-UNC Colloquia, 1959-1966, Undated
Box 3
Philosophy Deptartment Business, 1947-1968 (1 of 2)
Box 3
Philosophy Deptartment Business, 1947-1968 (2 of 2)
Box 3
Philosophy Department Census Reports, 1961-1967
Box 3
Philosophy Department Courses, 1952-1967
Box 4
Philosophy Department Courses, Undated
Box 4
Faculty Salary and Promotion Recommendations
Box 4
Budget Requests, 1953-1965, Undated
Box 4
Philosophy Department Meetings, 1947-1970
Box 4

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles A. Baylis Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Charles A. Baylis Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Shangler, June 2009

Encoded by Matthew Shangler, June 2009

Accession A75-151 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.