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Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ papers

 Collection
Collection BC -1999-059: Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ papers

Dates

  • Creation: 1944-1992

Scope and Contents

Personal and professional materials created by twentieth century Jesuit and scholar of Marxist philosophy Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ, including correspondence, essays, lecture notes, and photographs.

Creator

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. The videocassette is not available for playback due to format impermanence and has not been reformatted. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; if possible, reformatting will be scheduled.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Frederick Joseph Adelmann, SJ was born on February 18, 1915. He graduated from Boston College in 1937 and entered the Society of Jesus. He was ordained in 1947 and joined the faculty at Boston College in 1954, serving as Philosophy Department chairman from that year until 1965. He received a Ph.D. from St. Louis University in 1955, and specialized in Marxism and Soviet philosophy. Adelmann established and edited the journal Boston College Studies in Philosophy, and published five books and numerous articles in philosophical journals. Adelmann retired in 1985, having spent his entire academic career at Boston College. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the 1985 Commencement Exercises, and Boston College established an endowed chair in his honor in 1995 with a gift from Patrick and Lillian Carney. Adelmann died on April 1, 1996.

Source:

“Fr. Adelmann, longtime Philosophy professor, dies at 81,” Boston College Chronicle, Volume 4, Number 15, April 11, 1996. https://newspapers.bc.edu/?a=d&d=bcchronicle19960411-01.2.16&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

Extent

5 Linear Feet (6 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal and professional materials created by twentieth century Jesuit and scholar of Marxist philosophy Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ, including correspondence, essays, lecture notes, and photographs.

Arrangement

In three series: I. Personal and Jesuit; II. Research and writing; and III. Teaching. Files within series are arranged alphabetically.

Provenance

Gift of the Jesuit Provincial Archives, 1999.

Separated Materials

Published works associated with this collection have been transferred within the Burns Library and can be found in the Boston College Library catalog.

  • Duplicates; offprints, photocopies, and clippings; legal, medical, and financial documents; student work
Title
Frederick J. Adelmann Papers
Subtitle
1944-1992
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Peters
Date
2024
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

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