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Guide to the Bernard Peach Papers, 1946 - 1992

Abstract

William Bernard Peach, emeritus professor, joined the Duke University Philosophy Department in 1951. Major subjects of the collection include student papers on philosophy; department business; and notes on Hegel, Descartes, Clarence I. Lewis, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The collection contains correspondence, recommendations, student papers, departmental minutes, lecture notes, and grant proposals.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bernard Peach papers, [1946 - 1992]
Creator
Peach, Bernard, 1918-
Extent
9.0 Linear Feet , 9000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Major subjects include student papers on philosophy; department business; and notes on Hegel, Descartes, Clarence I. Lewis, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The collection contains correspondence, student papers, departmental minutes, lecture notes, research notes, and grant proposals.

Administrative Information

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

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request. Material related to the Guggenheim Foundation are RESTRICTED by donor request.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

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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

Includes correspondence, student papers, lecture notes, research notes, and departmental minutes while Peach was teaching in the Philosophy Department and while he was Director of Graduate Studies.

Materials related to the Guggenheim Foundation are RESTRICTED by donor request. Access and use of student records is RESTRICTED: Student Records.

Director of Graduate Studies
Box 1
Class Notes
Box 1
Lecture Notes
Box 1
Departmental and Administrative Matters
Box 1
Graduate Students
Box 1
Undergraduate Students, A -- R
Box 1
Undergraduate Students, S -- Z
Box 2
Guggenheim Foundation
Box 2
Departmental Minutes
Box 2
Student Papers
Box 3
Student Papers
Box 4

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Contains correspondence; research notes; dissertation proposals from students; grant proposals; and notes and notebooks on Hegel, Kant, and C.I. Lewis from Peach's student days.

A -- M
Box 5

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Contains correspondence, evaluations, student papers, notes on Plato and Descartes, and subject files.

A -- Z
Box 6

Historical Note

Born June 20, 1918 in Roslyn, Wash., William Bernard Peach was educated at Whitman College (B.A., 1940), at the University of California, Berkeley, (1940-41), and at Harvard University (M.A., 1949; Ph.D., 1951). Peach came to Duke University as an instructor in the Department of Philosophy (1951-1952). He was an assistant professor (1952-1957), and associate professor (1957-1963). Peach became a professor of philosophy (1963) and an emeritus professor.

Peach received a number of awards and honors during his career. He was a Guggenheim Fellow (1957-58) and a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1972-73; 1983). Peach received a grant from the American Philosophical Society (1958-59), and was awarded a Doctor of Humanities from Whitman College (1980). Peach became an emeritus professor of philosophy at Duke University.

Peach's writings include: (Editor), Illustrations on the Moral Sense, (1971); (Editor) Richard Price and the Ethical Foundations of the American Revolution: Selections From His Pamphlets, (1979). (Editor with D. O. Thomas), The Correspondence of Richard Price, Duke University Press, (Volume I,1983; Volume III, 1988). Peach was also a contributor to a number of philosophy journals.

Peach married Alice Mary Barber on December 2, 1940, and had four children.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Duke University Faculty Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bernard Peach Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Bernard Peach Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1989 (A89-0050) and in 1992 (A92-27; A92-107).

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Daniel

Completed March, 2004

This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Linda Daniel, March 2004

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.