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Edward Pols papers (M304)

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Title:
Edward Pols papers
Creator:
Pols, Edward
ID:
M304
Date [inclusive]:
1970-1996
Extent:
0.75 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Primarily includes correspondence with publishers, former students, and colleagues and notes regarding subject material and book ideas.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Processing Information note:

Unprocessed

Preferred Citation:

Edward Pols Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Born in Newark, New Jersey on February 1, 1919, Edward Pols went on graduate from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in English. After serving in the army during and after WWII, Pols returned to Harvard to pursue a doctorate in philosophy. After working as an instructor in philosophy at Princeton University, Pols joined the department of philosophy at Bowdoin College. In 1975, he was named Bowdoin's William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities. In 2001, the new home of the philosophy department was named the Edward Pols House in his honor. Pols died on August 14, 2005.

Primarily includes correspondence with publishers, former students, and colleagues and notes regarding subject material and book ideas. Also included are invitations to give presentations at various colleges and universities and miscellaneous records of the 1970 Bowdoin strike, a legal case, and department review.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence with collegues, former students, and publishers. This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Scope and Content:

This series contains notes on various philosophical subjects (Ethics, Foundation, Logic, Necessity, etc.) as well as notes for talks or for potential book integration.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content:

This series contains preparatory files for giving presentations at other institutions as well as correspondence with those institutions. Notes for the talks are also included.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Scope and Content:

This series contains records of the 1970 strike, correspondence regarding Bohan vs Bowdoin College, notes on a department review, as well as correspondence regarding John Searle.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

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