Reminiscences of Paul Oskar Kristeller, 1981

 

Name
Kristeller, Paul Oskar, 1905-1999 (Interviewee)
Liebmann, William B (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of Paul Oskar Kristeller, 1981
Abstract
Childhood and family in Berlin: early schooling 1911-23; university life, Marburg and Heidelberg, 1923-28; study of classics in Berlin, 1928-31; scholarly contacts, manuscript research, lecturing and publishing; rise of Nazism and effect on Jewish scholars; research in Italy 1932-39; emigration to America because of rise in anti-semitism; unsuccessful attempts to get parents out of Germany; profess or at Columbia University 1940-73: Columbia colleagues, organizing project for the Catalogue of Translations and Commentaries, organization of Columbia University Seminars, lectures given, publications, student protests and riots 1965-70; Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy 1968-73, supervision and assessment of numerous Columbia dissertations. Discussion of: adventures and problems of manuscript research, fellow refugee scholars, discovery of Leonardo manuscripts, American education, modern scholarship, manuscript collections in Spain and Italy; American Philosophical Association, Medieval Academy, Renaissance Society, Journal of History of Ideas, Journal of Philosophy, American Council of Learned Societies, honors and awards received
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Philosophers; Emigration and immigration; Antisemitism; Philosophy; Archives; Germany History 20th century; Kristeller, Paul Oskar, 1905-1999; Columbia University
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1981
Note (Biographical)
Philosopher
Note
Interviewed by William B. Liebmann
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
15643784
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/121v-9316
Related URLs
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