Frederick H. Burkhardt Papers, 2002-2006.

Collection Number: 4727

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Frederick H. Burkhardt papers, 1983-2009.
Collection Number:
4727
Creator:
Frederick H., Burkhardt 1912-2007.
Quantity:
2.5 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Newspapers, Printed Materials, Publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection includes correspondence, published articles, reprints, and clippings relating to Burkhardt's work on the life and work of Charles Darwin including the subjects: evolution, creationism, intelligent design, and the history of medicine.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Frederick H. Burkhardt received a scholarship to study at Columbia University and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1933. With a fellowship at Oxford University, he earned another bachelor's degree in 1935. Returning to Columbia, he completed a Ph.D. in philosophy 1940. His first teaching position was in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During World War II, he was recruited to work for the Office of Strategic Services. Burkhardt served as president of Bennington College in Vermont from 1947 to 1957. He then served as president of the American Council of Learned Societies (A.C.L.S.), from 1859 to 1874; during this time the organization expanded from 30 to 69 societies, and achieved financial stability. Burkhardt was also influential in the establishment of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He sat on the Board of the Alfred Harcourt Foundation from 1962 to 2004. From 1966 to 1973 he was a member of the New York Board of Higher Education, serving as chairman from 1969 to 1971. In 1986, Burkhardt edited a 19 volume edition of the complete writings of Henry James. Upon retirement from the A.C.L.S., he founded the Darwin Correspondence Project with Professor Sydney Smith. The Project, based in Cambridge, England, gathered letters to and from Charles Darwin for publication, and began with the publication of The Calendar of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Burkhardt directed the project for many years, and remained active in its editing until his death, contributing to the first 17 of the projected 32 volumes of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (Cambridge University Press).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection includes correspondence, published articles, reprints, and clippings relating to Burkhardt's work on the life and work of Charles Darwin including the subjects: evolution, creationism, intelligent design, and the history of medicine.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Burkhardt, Frederick H.,1912-2007.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.

Subjects:
Evolution (Biology)--Philosophy.
Creationism.
Intelligent design (Teleology)
History of medicine.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Frederick H. Burkhardt papers, #4727. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Biographical material 2009
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: Columbia University Award for Excellence 1987
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: Morton N. Cohen Award on behalf to The Modern Language Association of America (1st award) 1991
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: Society for the History of Natural History 1997
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: Robert McNeil reports that the Barra Foundation is establishing a research fund hin F.H.B.'s honor at American Philosophical Society (APS) 2000
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: Thomas Jefferson Medal 2003
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: Honorary Fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK 2003
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: Burkhardt fellows at APS 2004
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards: History of Science Society 2005
Box 1 Folder 2
Donation: Moselsio print to Bennington Museum 2008
Box 1 Folder 3
Papers from FHB study: Documentary Editing 1986-2007
Box 1 Folder 3
Papers from FHB study: A Brief Eye View of Evolution 2002
Box 1 Folder 3
Papers from FHB study: History of Medicine/History of Medicine 2004-2008
Box 1 Folder 3
Papers from FHB study: Debate about Creationism 2005-2006
Box 1 Folder 4
Miscellaneous correspondence with and from friends, staff, and family 2007
Box 1 Folder 5
Web sites 2000-2005
Box 1 Folder 6
Early clippings of background material: Three Different Versions of Darwin 1998
Box 1 Folder 6
Early clippings of background material: Early Clippings about Darwin 1983-2004
Box 1 Folder 6
Early clippings of background material: Life at Down 2002
Box 1 Folder 6
Early clippings of background material: Darwin and Annie 2001
Box 1 Folder 7
Darwin's Illness correspondence 2001-2005
Box 1 Folder 7
Darwin's Illness correspondence n.d.
Box 1 Folder 8-9
Darwin's Illness: articles on 1998-2005
Box 1 Folder 10-11
Articles - General 2004-2006
Box 1 Folder 12-14
Articles: Evolution/Darwin/Science 1996-2006
Box 1 Folder 15-16
Articles: Intelligant Design 2004-2006
Box 1 Folder 17
Bruce Weber correspondence 2005-2006
Box 1 Folder 18
Constance Carter: John Philipps on Weald 2002-2006
Box 1 Folder 19-20
Elizabeth Dunn and Role Play Video Game 2005-2006
Box 1 Folder 21
Family Misc. 2005-2006
Box 1 Folder 22
Faulkner misc. 2006
Box 1 Folder 23
Gillian Feeley-Harnik 2003-2004
Box 1 Folder 24
Ines Katenhusen/Alexander Dorner 2002-2006
Box 1 Folder 25
Richard Milner 2002-2005
Box 1 Folder 26
Jim Moore Misc. 2004-2006
Box 2 Folder 1
Peter Stanlis Misc. 2001-2005
Box 2 Folder 2
Obituaries: Herman Goldstine, Kate Smith, Robert K. Merton, David Gil, Stephen Jay Gould, John H. D'Arms, Roy Porter 2001-2004
Box 2 Folder 3
Planning Efforts (Darwin Project Manual [draft?]) 1997-2000
Box 2 Folder 4
Articles by FHB: Darwin correspondence 2001-2003
Box 2 Folder 5
Selected Letters (General): general history: 1866 and 1867 selected letters, first galley 2004
Box 2 Folder 5
Selected Letters (General): general history: selected letters 1864s, 1865s [2004?]
Box 2 Folder 6
Selected Letters (General): general history: selected letters 1860-1865 2003
Box 2 Folder 6
Selected Letters (General): general history: selected letters 1864 [2003?]
Box 2 Folder 7
Selected Letters Translation 2004-2006
Box 2 Folder 8
Selected Letters: Foreward by Stephen J. Gould 2008
Box 2 Folder 8
Selected Letters: Announcement 2008
Box 2 Folder 8
Selected Letters: Search: list of correspondents whose CD letters have not been located n.d.
Box 2 Folder 9
Sample of the way Selected Letters were chosen: FHB and Samantha Evans n.d.
Box 2 Folder 10
AB on FB's life? and history of DCP? n.d.