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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Paul Oskar Kristeller
RLIN number: NXCP89-A31
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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; professor 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.
Extent: Transcript: 1,080 leaves, Tape: 27 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Closed until death. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kristeller, Paul Oskar, 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Philosopher
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Liebmann, William B.
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: Europe; Germany
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Antisemitism; Archives; Columbia University, New York, NY; Emigration and immigration; Europe; Germany; Germany--History; Oral history; Philosophers; Philosophy
Topics discussed - Other terms: Kristeller, Paul Oskar, 1905-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020826-16267