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INVENTORY

I. Correspondence

Box 1: 1874 - 1944
Box 2: 1945 - 1957
Box 3: A - Dewey, 1946
Box 4: Dewey, 1947 - K
Box 5: L - Z

II. Writings

  • Includes typescripts, notes, proofs, research materials, and clippings.
Box 6
  • Address, Indianapolis: Risk. Dec. 26, 1946
  • Analytic sociology. June 1931 (6 folders)
  • Aphoristically. 1949
  • As through a glass darkly. Mar. 1942 (3 folders)
  • The bearing of transaction on research in the social Sciences. May 10, 1951
  • Behavior knowledge fact. Dec. 1932-1935 (35 folders)
Box 7
  • Behavior knowledge fact. Dec. 1932-1935 (cont.) (12 folders)
  • Behavioral fact. Mar. 1947 (3 folders)
  • Behavioral superfice. Jan. 1940 (4 folders)
  • Bridgman's concept in operation. June 1936 (7 folders)
  • Carnap. Feb. 10, 1949
  • Carnap's "Truth" vs. Kaufmann's "True." 1949 (11 folders)
  • "Causational" and "valuational" sciences of society. 1896.
Box 8
  • Comments on Mead. Aug. 1937-1946.
  • The concept. 1937 (2 folders)
  • Conceptual reliance in logical construction. May 1936 (2 folders)
  • The condition of the western farmer. 1891-1893 (27 envelopes and folders)
  • Criticizing Dewey. Jan. 1950
  • Declassifying Dewey. July 1940
  • Dewey and Bentley. 1949
  • Dewey and Bridgman. 1950
  • Differentiation of term and symbol. 1945
  • Eine Dreifache Annäherung des Kontinuumproblemes. 1929 (3 folders)
  • Epilogue. 1953 (14 folders)
  • Examination of Einstein's term "space." Jan. 1931
  • Factual references of psychological terms. 1949-1956
  • Factual space and time of behavior. Dec. 1940-1941 (3 folders)
  • The fiction of "retinal" image. 1943-1951
  • For discussion (say with a critic of my construction) Oct. 1954
  • The human skin... July 1937-1940 (6 folders)
  • Indianapolis talk. June 20, 1950
  • Individual and social - terms and facts. 1928 (4 folders)
  • The individuality as the basis for reasoning in the Social sciences. 1895
Box 9
  • Inquiry into inquiries. 1953-1954 (12 folders)
  • In summary. Jan. 10, 1949
  • In summary. Nov. 1951
  • Jamesian datum. Dec. 1942-1943 (7 folders)
  • Kaufmann seminar. Mar. 1949
  • Kennetic inquiry. 1950 (6 folders)
  • Knowledge and society. 1910 (9 folders)
  • L. Bloomfield. 1940-1941 (2 folders)
  • Language. Oct. 29, 1939-Sept. 1, 1950
  • Language. 1940-1942 (9 folders)
Box 10
  • Language. 1940-1942 (cont.) (3 folders)
  • Language as human behavior. Sept. 3, 1948
  • Lecture notes. 1896 (6 folders)
  • Linguistic analysis of mathematics. 1928-1932 (26 folders)
Box 11
  • Linguistic analysis of mathematics. 1928-1932 (cont.) (11 folders)
  • Linguistic structure of mathematical consistency. 1930-1931 (3 folders)
  • Linkage. Jan. 12, 1953
  • Logic and logical behavior. 1948-1949 (15 folders)
Box 12
  • Makers and users. 1919-1920 (30 folders)
  • Makers, users and masters. Printer's copy. July 8, 1968 (5 folders)
Box 13
  • Making words meet. Jan. 22, 1941
  • Materials for a comparison of organisms and societies. 1895
  • [Materials for various talks] 1932-1940 (2 folders)
  • Mathematics: notes and memoranda. Aug. 1945-1951
  • Mathematics paper. Mar. 25, 1947-July 4, 1947
  • Memo on 1927 sociology papers. July 1, 1954
  • Memo on skin. 1951
  • Memoranda and notes on books and letters of John Dewey. 1942-1951
  • Memoranda on Dewey's Logic. 1939-1946 (25 folders)
  • Memorial...Deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. 1902 (5 folders) See also: Oversize 2
  • Mike Lane material. 1902-1910 (3 folders)
  • Miscellaneous papers. 1920-1923
  • Morris. Oct. 1949
  • Municipal ownership interest groups in Chicago. 1904-1907 (33 folders)
Box 14
  • Municipal ownership interest groups in Chicago. 1904-1907 (42 folders) See also: Oversize 3
  • Muscle-structured psychology. Mar. 1952-Jan. 1954
  • Music. 1940-1942
  • Neurath, Kaufmann, and Dewey. Dec. 2, 1944.
  • New ways and old talk about men. 1928-1929 (2 folders)
  • Notes and memoranda on Dewey's books and articles. Oct. 10, 1936-1946
  • Number one and number ought. 1930 (3 folders)
  • Observable behaviours. 1939-1940 (5 folders)
  • Observation (transactional). Apr. 1953
  • On Lashley. 1947-1948
  • On the relation of the individual to society. 1894
  • Paper for American Scientist. Mar. 30, 1951
  • Peirce. 1939 (4 folders)
Box 15
  • Pending essays. 1926-1928 (2 folders)
  • Perry's theory of value. 1927-1928
  • Phenomena called "conscious." June 1941-1942 (2 folders)
  • Phenomenal monism. ca. 1895
  • Philosophy. Sept. 12, 1942
  • Phrasings. 1951
  • Physicists and fairies. Dec. 1937-1938 (3 folders)
  • Physics reading notes. 1934-1938 (8 folders)
  • Play of interests in legislative bodies. 1905-1906 (25 folders)
  • Political law as fact of inquiry. Jan. 1, 1950
  • Political science group. Aug. 8, 1950
  • Positive and the logical. Aug. 1936
  • Projects. 1936-1954
  • Possible paper on psychology of organism. Sept. 25, 1940
  • Postulates of operational physics. 1928-1930 (4 folders)
  • Prefatory note to collection of essays. Apr. 1952.
  • Sociology and mathematics. Jan. 1931 (4 folders)
  • Preliminary essays on psychology. 1933 (10 folders)
Box 16
  • Preliminary essays on psychology. 1933 (cont.) (3 folders)
  • Problem: to know some more about "to know." Jan. 11, 1944
  • Process of government. 1906-1907. Printed and bound items:
  • Laws of Illinois. 1905.
  • House Journal, Illinois. 1905.
  • Senate Journal, Illinois. 1905.
  • House Synopsis, 44th General Assembly [Illinois] Apr. 24, 1905.
  • Final Synopsis of Senate and House Bills [Illinois] Jan. 4, 1905-May 6, 1905
  • New General Ordinances [Illinois] Dec. 1906
  • Report of the Illinois State Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. 1905
  • Illinois State Geological Survey: The Petroleum Industry of Southeaster Illinois. 1906.
  • Proceedings of the City Council of Chicago. Apr. 10, 1905-July 10, 1905 (11 issues)
  • Process of government. 1906-1907 (37 folders)
Box 17
  • Process of government. 1906-1907 (49 folders)
Box 18
  • Process of government. 1906-1907 (14 folders)
  • Process of vision. 1943-1944, 1950 (22 folders)
  • The psychic and the social. 1929-1931
  • Public law club, Columbia. Notes. Jan. 1942
  • Public policy. May 1942
  • Readings and notes. 1935-1952 (6 folders)
Box 19
  • Readings and notes. 1935-1952(cont.) (4 folders)
  • Relativity in man and society. 1924-1926 (21 folders)
Box 20
  • Relativity in man and society. 1924-1926(cont.) (2 folders)
  • Remarks on the method in the study of society. 1926
  • Science. June 1941
  • Science and mathematics. Apr. 1949
  • Science and social science. Feb. 1942
  • Scientific behavior versus logical misbehavior. Feb. 1936 (3 folders)
  • Seeing and the seen. 1951 (4 folders)
  • Self in use. July 1953
  • Short cut. Aug. 2, 1952
  • Signs of error. 1948 (4 folders)
  • Simplicity as technique in transaction. June 19, 1954
  • Situational versus psychological theories of behavior. 1938-1939 (19 folders)
  • Sketch on Pavlov. Aug. 1947 (2 folders)
  • Sketches. Aug.-Oct. 1952
  • Skinner comment. 1951-1952
  • Slightly philosophical. July 20, 1945
  • Snapping shutters. 1949
  • A sociological critique of behaviorism. 1928
  • Sociological studies and papers. 1926-1927 (9 folders)
  • Sociology and mathematics. See: Box 15
  • Sociology paper. Nov. 14, 1944-1950
  • Some logical considerations... May 1941
  • Subjects and objects. Mar. 1942 (2 folders)
  • A suggested development in Dewey's Logic (5 folders)
  • Sundry notes and sketches. 1945-Aug. 5, 1952
  • This is a cat. 1942
  • Thought and the brain. June 22, 1949
  • Time and knowledge. Feb. 1949
  • Truth, reality, and behavioral fact. Nov. 1942-1943 (4 folders)
Box 21
  • Units of investigation in the social sciences. 1895
  • Unity of science. Sept. 1940 (2 folders)
  • Vision materials. 1949-1951 (14 folders)
  • A visual illusion affecting mathematical reasoning. 1932
  • Widened observations. 1951
  • Wisecracks. Oct. 10, 1949
  • The word "transaction." 1956 (9 folders)
Writings by others
  • Bentley, Arthur F. and John Dewey. Knowing and the known. 1943-1949 (31 folders)
Box 22
  • Bentley, Arthur F. and John Dewey. Knowing... 1943-1949 (cont.) (41 folders)
Box 23
  • Bentley, Arthur F. and John Dewey. Knowing... 1943-1949 (cont.) (19 folders)
  • Dewey, John. Aid to puzzled critics. 1948 (14 folders)
  • Dewey, John. Concerning signs. July 21, 1944
  • Dewey, John. Faith and science. undated
  • Dewey, John. Further as to valuation judgments. 1943
  • Dewey, John. Importance, significance and meaning. Mar. 31, 1950
  • Dewey, John. Means and consequences. 1951
  • Dewey, John. Peirce's theory of linguistic signs, though and meaning. 1945
  • Dewey, John. Review of Process and reality, by Whitehead. Oct. 26, 1929.
  • Dewey, John. Values, valuations, and social facts. 1945
  • Dewey, John. What is it to be a sign. May 25, 1945
  • Taylor, R.W. Life, language, law. 1957
Oversize 1
  • Editorials (clippings). 1903-1910 (2 vols.)
Oversize 2
  • Editorials (clippings). 1903-1910 (9 folders)
  • Memorial...Deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi. 1902 See also: Box 13
Oversize 3
  • Municipal ownership interest groups in Chicago. 1904-1907. Newspaper clippings, maps, plates, graphs and tables. See also: Box 13 and Box 14

III. Miscellaneous

Oversize 3
  • Diplomas and certificates issued Arthur F. Bentley. 1885-1895

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