Section: University Related
Accession Number: 03-01-01
Date Finding Aid Created/Updated: November 2004
Title: Papers of Edmund Abegg, 1966-1998
Inclusive Dates: 1966-2000, bulk 1970-1998
Creator: Edmund Abegg
Extent: 6 linear feet, 4 boxes
Section: University Related
Record Group: Abegg
Box Codes: Abegg 1,2,3,4
Edinboro University Archives
200 Tartan Rd.
Edinboro, PA 16444
Papers of Edmund Abegg, 1966-2000
Edinboro University Archives
Abstract: These papers reflect the work of Dr. Edmund Abegg, a professor in Edinboro University's Philosophy Department, during the years 1966 to 1998. They include his work within the university and his work as a philosopher.
Acquisition Information: Dr. Abegg contacted the university archives wishing to donate his papers. He drew them out of his file cabinets and sent them to the archive.
Copyright: Dr. Abegg granted the university physical custody of the material, not intellectual rights.
Biography: Dr. Edmund Abeg retired from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He is now an emeritus professor in the philosophy department. He comes from a distinguished academic background. In 1954 he earned his B.A. in history from Rutgers University. He continued on at Rutgers to earn his M.A. in history in 1955. From 1955-56 he was a part-time student at the University of Pennsylvania, while at the same time serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
As he studied for his M.A. and PhD. in Philosophy from 1957 to 1969, he worked as an assistant registrar at Rutgers and then at the University of Rochester.
In 1966, in the midst of his studies, he entered Edinboro State College as an assistant professor of philosophy. From 1981 to 1985 he was chairperson of the department and again in 1999 to 2000 he served as acting chair of the department. He has a long list of publications and papers presented at various conferences.
On the Edinboro campus he served on a number of department committees and university-wide committees. These included the college senate, Academic Standards Committee, the president's Faculty Advisory Committee and the departments General Education Course Review Committee.
Dr. Abegg was also a member of professional organizations in philosophy. He was on the four person Executive Committee of the Tri-State Philosophical Association.
Scope and Content: Documents pertaining to Edinboro University's philosophy department, Edinboro University Senate, APSCUF (the faculty union), Tri-State Philosophical Association, Institute for Ethics and Values Education(IEVE) and philosophical treatises written by Dr. Abegg are included. The collection of APSCUF documents are particularly useful in describing two tense periods in Edinboro's history, the decision to choose APSCUF as the faculty bargaining agent and the 1979 retrenchment of Edinboro faculty.
The Institute for Ethics and Values Education (IEVE), is a subgroup of the University's Center for Excellence in Education. The IEVE was active in publishing a newsletter and organizing various events.
His personal treatises show a process of revision as they progress toward publication. The subject matter also reveals the breadth of Dr. Abegg research.
Organization of the Collection:
A. Philosophical Treatises
The Philosophical Treatises series contains philosophical papers written by Dr. Abegg. These papers appear to have been prepared for publication or presentation. There are a series of drafts for most of the papers.
In the Papers series are documents that reflect Dr. Abegg's professional involvements and his participation in university committees and governance.
Controlled Access Terms:
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Labor unions and education
Box: Abegg 1 Series: Philosophical Treatises Shelf: 131 Abegg research archives, vita, general info Abegg dessertation, 1968 Academic festival, church/state 1985 Academic festival, US constitution, 1987 Academic festival, post modernism, 1990 Array model paper, 1985 Array paper, 1986 Array model etc., 1986 Array paper, older versions Array, revision 1988 Array, paper, 1987,1988 Array, paper, 1990 Array, paper, 1995 Comments on rape paper, 1992 Course outlines,1971 Colliding galaxies, values newsletter, 1997 Course evaluation, 1969, 1970 Course evaluation, 1970 Crabs, coffins, capitalism paper, 1979 Critique of Nozick, 1981 Dworkin paper, 1989 E.A. law encyclopedia articles, 1999 Ethics essay, 1980 Faculty forum, E.A. mendacity, 1981 Freud and evil, holocaust rememberance, 2003 Gauthier, comments on Grunebram paper, 1988 Genetic significance, moral sig., 1980 Genetic significance, paper, 1980 Genetic significance, E.A. and abstracts, 1980 Genetic significance, older edition and rough drafts, 1982 Genetic significance, revision, 1980 Genetic significance, notes etc., 1982 Genetic significance, 1982 Genetic significance, 1983 Genetic significance, corr. and info,1982-2003 Intrinsic value, 2001 IVR culture mobility rights, 1995 Justice and intrinsic value of humans, 2001 Intro to philosophy, text written by and used by E. Abegg, 1986 Letter on Iraq War, 1991 Meaning and def., original, 1974 Metaethical subjectivism, 2003 Moral basis of political phil., 1983 Moral guidance, 1993 Moral realism paper with Richard Double, 1994 Neutrality and commitment, 1993 Nicaragua, ca. 1984 On Rorty and irony, 1991 Panel on Goldhagen, 2000 Particularism and consequentialism, 1989 Philosophy of history papers, 1970-71 Philosophy of religion paper, 1964-65 Pluralism and political society, 1987-88 Privacy, 1974, 1977 Proofs of God, critique, 1964 Rawls and plural polities, ca. 1995 Religious reasons, 1998 Satre on emotions, 1993 Secession, 1996 SSHE conference, equality and amintaphil, 1996 Theorizing and dreaming, 1993 Travel narrative, europe, 1988 Utilitarism and indiv., paper, 1981 World and life, 1997 WWV paper, 1995 WWV paper, 1997 Political Morality- advanced draft 2008 Box: Abegg 2 Series: Papers Shelf: 131 Academic standards, 1970-71 Academic standards, 1972-73 Academic standards committee, 1971-72 Academic standards minutes, 1971-72 Administrative PR 1984-85 Administrative/department 1974 Administrative/faculty info 1969-73 Administrative briefing notes, 1983 Advisement, 1985 APSCUF, 1970-74 APSCUF, 1973-74 APSCUF, 1974-75 APSCUF, contracts, 1974, 1977 AAUP and APSCUF, 1970-71 APSCUF, retrenchment, 1979 APSCUF, retrenchment bail out, 1982 APSCUF, retrenchment items, 1979 APSCUF, retrenchment, 1980 APSCUF, 1977-78, 82,84, 86-86 APSCUF newsletter, 1983-84 APSCUF, 1989-95 APSCUF, dialog etc., 1989-92 APSCUF, 1996-98 Book orders, 1972 Computer grading, 1979 Computer info, [nd] Computer center info, 1990 Computer, 1991 Computer at office, 1991 Eliewiesel prize, 1994-95 Faculty advisory group, 1991-93 Faculty Association committee on faculty rights, 1970 Faculty newsletters, 1972-73 Faculty newsletter, res. council newsletter, 1973-75 Faculty advisory group, 1992 General education, department, 1992 General education, transmittal sheets to curr. com., 1992 General education, 1990 General education, new courses, 1992-95 General education, 1992 General education, 1993 Box: Abegg 3 Series: Papers Shelf:132 General education, 1992-93 General education ourline revision, 1994 General education survey, 1993 IEVE, values and education committee, 1992 IEVE, 1992 IEVE, SSHE conference, 1993 IEVE, info, articles, etc., 1993 IEVE, 1993-94 IEVE, 1994 IEVE, 1995(a) IEVE, 1995(b) IEVE, 1994-95 IEVE, campus conduct code project, 1996 IEVE, ethics code project, 1996 IEVE, 1996-7 Mic. on higher ed, 1970-74 Pass-fail, 1970-72 Phil. dept. plans, minutes of meetings, 1966-67 Phil. dept. minutes, 1968-69, 1969-70 Phil. dept. minutes, 1970-71 Phil. dept. minutes, 1971 Phil. dept. misc., 1971-72 Phil. dept. billing, 1971-72 Phil. dept. 1972-73 Saegertown H.S. phil. class, 1973 Senate, 1968 Senate, 1969-70 Senate, 1970-71 Senate, ca. 1971 Senate, 1971 Senate, 1971-72 Senate, agendas and minutes, 1971-72 Senate, 1972-73 Box: Abegg 4 Series: Papers Shelf: 132 Tri-State, general information, 1966 Tri-State, 1971-72 Tri-State, 1978-80 Tri-State, spring 1985 Tri-State, fall 1985 Tri-State, spring and fall 1986 Tri-State, spring 1986 Tri-State, fall 1986 Tri-State, spring 1987(a) Tri-State, spring 1987(b) Tri-State, spring 1988, spring 1989 Tri-State, fall 1988 Tri-State, 1989 Tri-State, fall 1989 Tri-State, april 1989 Tri-State, spring 1989 Tri-State, spring 1990(a) Tri-State, spring 1990(b) Tri-State, fall 1990 Tri-State, spring 1991(a) Tri-State, spring 1991(b) Tri-State, fall 1991 Tri-State, spring 1992 Tri-State, fall 1992 Tri-State, spring 1993 Tri-State, fall 1993 Tri-State, spring 1994 Tri-State, fall 1994 Tri-State, spring 1995 Tri-State, fall 1995 Tri-State, spring 1996 Tri-State, fall 1996 Tri-State, spring 1997 Tri-State, fall 1997(a) Tri-State, fall 1997(b) Tri-State, spring 1998
Created on ... November 01, 2004