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Arnold Berleant papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 22/5F/1292
This collection contains drafts and final versions of manuscripts, essays, articles, and lectures written by Arnold Berleant. Also included are photographs of Arnold Berleant, photographs related to manuscript illustrations, legal permissions for use of copyrighted material, travel information and other materials related to conferences attended, and correspondence with colleagues and journal editors.

Dates

  • 1955-2016

Creator

Terms of Access

The Arnold Berleant papers, 1955-2016 are open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

8.75 Linear Feet (6 cartons, 1 full manuscript box, 1 oversize box)

5 Gigabytes (approximately 13,500 digital files)

Overview

The papers of Arnold Berleant (1932-present), a musician and philosophy scholar whose works have focused on the study of aesthetics, environmental aesthetics, and ethics. This collection contains drafts and final versions of items he authored such as books, journal articles, essays, lectures; correspondence with colleagues and journal editors; research materials (newspaper clippings, journal articles, book excerpts, etc.); and materials related to professional conferences and meetings.

Biographical Note

Arnold Berleant is a scholar of philosophy and music. He was born on March 4, 1932 in Buffalo, New York. He received both his Bachelors of Music and Master of Arts from the Eastman School of Music and his doctorate of philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His professional activities include his role as former Secretary-General and past President of the International Association of Aesthetics, former Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society for Aesthetics, and founding editor of the online journal Contemporary Aesthetics, a journal that focuses on contemporary theory, research, and application in aesthetics. His scholarly works in philosophy focus on the study of aesthetics, environmental aesthetics, and ethics.

Berleant has written and edited a number of books and articles. His first two major published works were, The Aesthetic Field: A Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience, published in 1970, and Art and Engagement, published in 1991. Arnold Berleant has taught and lectured nationally and internationally, including positions at San Diego State College (currently San Diego State University), the State University of New York at Buffalo, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Louisville. In addition to his work in the field of philosophy, Arnold Berleant has written numerous musical compositions. He is currently Professor Emeritus, philosophy faculty, C.W. Post, Long Island University, where he taught from 1962-1992.

Arrangement

These records are arranged in eleven series: I. Biographical; II. Book Reviews; III. Books; IV. Conferences and Events; V. Correspondence; VI. Ideas, Sketches, and Projects; VII. Interviews, Dialogues, and References to Work; VIII. Lectures; IX. Papers; X. Permissions; XI. Photographs.

Born-digital materials are integrated into their corresponding series based on content. The original order of the files is retained.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special viewing instructions: Access to digital materials is provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.

Related Digital Material

Acquisition Information

The Arnold Berleant papers were donated to the University Archives by Arnold Berleant in July 2015. Electronic files were provided in March 2016 by Arnold Berleant.

Appraisal

Temporary and deleted files were removed from this collection, according to the Library’s digital preservation and privacy policies.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Stephanie Barrett with assistance from Alice Wu, November 2016. Digital records processed by Sarah Pinard, December 2016.

This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. Files were normalized to preservation-standard formats according to the Library’s Digital Preservation guidelines. Some files have been redacted to protect personal identifiable information or Protected Health Information (PHI) in accordance with federal regulations and UB Libraries policies. Some folder titles were altered during processing to help researchers identify the contents of the folders. For more information, see https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/digitalpreservation/processing.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Arnold Berleant papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Alice Wu and Stephanie Barrett; supervised by Sarah Pinard.
Date
August 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives Repository

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