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Bentley mss., 1891-1968

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Bentley, Arthur Fisher, 1870-1957

Title
Bentley mss., 1891-1968

Collection No.
LMC 1071

Extent
8,586 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
The Bentley mss., 1891-1968, consists of the correspondence and writings of Arthur Fisher Bentley, 1870-1957, author.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Arthur Fisher Bentley, 1870-1957, was a philosopher and author. Bentley received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1895. He wrote for the Chicago Times-Herald (later the Record-Herald) until 1910, when he retired to work and write at his orchard in Paoli, Indiana. During World War I, Bentley was a member of the Red Cross.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; and, III. Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

The Bentley mss., 1891-1968, consists of the correspondence and writings of Arthur Fisher Bentley, 1870-1957, author. Correspondence and files following Bentley's death are those of his widow Imogene (Shaw) Bentley. Also present in the writings is Bentley's Makers, Users and Masters, edited and with an introduction by Sidney Ratner, 1908-1996, professor.

Also included are Bentley's diplomas from Grand Island High School, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1885; Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1892, Ph.D., 1895; the University of Berlin, 1893; his notice of election to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University, 1895; and an undated certificate in recognition of services performed, issued by the American Red Cross.

Related Material

Bentley mss. II; also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired 1953, 1958, 1960.
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
Bentley mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 I. Correspondence

Correspondents in the collection include:

  • View All (180)
  • Reuben Abel
  • Lawrence Edwin Abt
  • Virgil Charles Aldrich
  • Adelbert Ames
  • Ervin Anderson
  • Read Bain
  • Frances Ellen Baker
  • Gladys Elizabeth Baker
  • Richard Philip Baker
  • Arthur Fisher Bentley
  • Imogene Shaw Bentley
  • Victor Veracis Branford
  • Percy Williams Bridgman
  • Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer
  • Junius Flagg Brown
  • Egon von Korompa Brunswik
  • Trigant Burrow
  • Franklin L. Burdette
  • Donald Forrester Cameron
  • William Calvin Chesnut
  • Hector Chevigny
  • Alonzo Church
  • Leon Chwistek
  • Morris Raphael Cohen
  • Raymond Huntington Coon
  • David Rankin Craig
  • Edward Darling
  • Elmer Holmes Davis
  • Harold Thayer Davis
  • Cecil Henry Desch
  • Jane Mary Dewey
  • John Dewey
  • Lewis Anthony Dexter
  • Stuart Carter Dodd
  • Joseph Dorfman
  • Paul Howard Douglas
  • Arnold Dresden
  • Albert Plummer Duryee
  • Lyle Eddy
  • Jacob Murray Edelman
  • Albert Einstein
  • Seba Eldridge
  • Lincoln Ellison
  • Heinz Eulau
  • Marvin Farber
  • Ellsworth Faris
  • Hugh D. Farley
  • Alexander Farquharson
  • Beatrix (Hapgood) Faust
  • Abraham Flexner
  • John Porter Foley
  • Abraham Adolf Fraenkel
  • Horace Snyder Fries
  • Ralph Follen Fuchs
  • James William Fulbright
  • Paul Raymond Fuller
  • Bernard Campbell Gavit
  • Sir Patrick Geddes
  • George Raymond Geiger
  • George Vincent Gentry
  • Ralph Morris Goldman
  • John D. Graves
  • Bertram Myron Gross
  • Charles Banner Hagan
  • Jerome Hall
  • Nathan Hakman
  • Charles Hutchins Hapgood
  • William Powers Hapgood
  • Samuel Ichie Hayakawa
  • Selig Hecht
  • Earle Raymond Hedrick
  • Fritz Heider
  • Sidney Hook
  • Floyd Nelson House
  • Elizabeth P. Huber
  • Rockwell Dennis Hunt
  • Edward Vermilye Huntington
  • Nolan Pliny Jacobson
  • Alvin Saunders Johnson
  • Roger Arthur Johnson
  • Llewellyn Jones
  • Elijah Jordan
  • Arnold Herman Kamiat
  • Hisao Kamidera
  • Else Kaufmann
  • Felix Kaufmann
  • George Kaufmann
  • Gladys (McLaughlin) Keener
  • Marjorie (Culver) Keenleyside
  • Estes Kefauver
  • Gail Kennedy
  • William Phelps Kent
  • William Heard Kilpatrick
  • Laura Tilden (Kent) Klyce
  • Leo Francis Koch
  • Alfred Korzybski
  • Gordon Jennings Laing
  • Louis Erskine Lambert
  • Elfrieda Wilhelmina Henrietta Lang
  • Herbert Sidney Langfeld
  • David Lawrence
  • Merle Lawrence
  • Parker Earl Lichtenstein
  • Ralph Stayner Lillie
  • Horace Brisbin Liveright
  • Karl Nickerson Llewellyn
  • George Andrew Lundberg
  • Francis John McConnell
  • Thomas Mann
  • Gerrit Mannory
  • Benjamin Clarke Marsh
  • Henry Mayer
  • Nelson Prestiss Mead
  • Karl Menger
  • Adolf Meyer
  • Cecil Hale Miller
  • Sherman Anthony Minton
  • Charles Napoleon Moore
  • Kent Underhill Moore
  • Patrick Mullahy
  • Hermann Joseph Muller
  • Ernest Nagel
  • Marie (Reidemeister) Neurath
  • Otto Neurath
  • George William Norris
  • Orland Otway Norris
  • Charles Kay Ogden
  • Harry Allen Overstreet
  • Bayard Henry Paine
  • Sidney Painter
  • Wyman West Parker
  • Wallace Parks
  • Kenneth Herald Parsons
  • John Pearson
  • Nicholas Henry Pronko
  • Harold Robert Rafton
  • John Herman Randall
  • Joseph Austin Ranney
  • Joseph Ratner
  • Stanley Charles Ratner
  • Gaston Richard
  • Robert G. Risk
  • Warren Aldrich Roberts
  • Cary Robertson
  • Priscilla (Smith) Robertson
  • Merrill Flagg Roff
  • Porter Edward Sargent
  • Edward Leroy Schaub
  • Agnes Schlytter
  • Leslie Evan Schlytter
  • Herbert Wallace Schneider
  • George Adam Schumacher
  • Victor Ernest Shelford
  • Hoyt Leon Sherman
  • Eyler Newton Simpson
  • Edward Octavius Sisson
  • Ernest Barton Skaggs
  • Burrhus Frederic Skinner
  • Sinclair Smith
  • Warren Allen Smith
  • Warren Wesley David Sones
  • Edward James Sparling
  • Guido Hermann Stempel
  • Donald Howard Sweet
  • Hans Syz
  • Richard Wirth Taylor
  • Miriam (Hapgood) Trivanovitch
  • David Bicknell Truman
  • Ralph Winfred Tyler
  • Roy Ewing Vale
  • Ulysses Grant Weatherly
  • Anne Weinstock
  • Soloman Weinstock
  • Hermann Weyl
  • Leopold Max Walter von Wiese und Kaiserwaldau
  • Cora Lenore Williams
  • Kenneth Powers Williams
  • Edwin Henry Wilson
  • Quincy Wright
  • Victor S. Yarros.

1874-1944 

Box 2 1945-1957 

Box 3 A-Dewey, 1946

Box 4 Dewey, 1947 -K

Box 5 L-Z

Series: Box 6 II. Writings

Includes typescripts, notes, proofs, research materials, and clippings.


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


Series: Oversize

3

III. Miscellaneous

Diplomas and certificates issued Arthur F. Bentley. 1885-1895