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Robert S. Hartman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1015
This collection consists primarily of publications, drafts, correspondence, student papers, reference materials, reel-to-reel tapes, and other documents showing Robert S. Hartman's study of such subjects as profit sharing, philosophy, and axiology. Other materials document his career as a Professor at the University of Tennessee, the University of Mexico, Ohio State University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dates

  • 1944-1973

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library. All rights assigned to Robert S. Hartman Institute for Formal and Applied Axiology. This material is prohibited from being copied or published without the express consent of the Hartman Estate.

Extent

63 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of publications, drafts, correspondence, student papers, reference materials, reel-to-reel tapes, and other documents showing Robert S. Hartman's study of such subjects as profit sharing, philosophy, and axiology. Other materials document his career as a Professor at the University of Tennessee, the University of Mexico, Ohio State University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Schirokauer was born in Berlin, Germany, on January 27, 1910. From 1932 to 1933, Schirokauer worked for the University of Berlin and as a Referendar (Assistant Judge) of the Berlin-Charlottenburg District Court. In 1932, he fled Germany for England under the name Robert Schirokauer Hartman. After leaving Germany, Hartman worked as a photographer in London and Paris before accepting a position as a Representative for Walt Disney Productions in 1934. He went on to work as an Instructor and Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster, Ohio (1945-1948), as an Associate Professor at Ohio State University (1948-1956), and as a Fulbright Professor and Research Professor at the National University of Mexico (1957-1973). Hartman also served as a Visiting Professor at MIT (1956-1957), at Yale University (1966), and at the University of Tennessee (1968-1969) in addition to writing a number of books, including Profit Sharing Manual (1948), The Partnership of Capital and Labor: Theory and Practice of a New Economic System (1958), The Structure of Value & Foundations of Scientific Axiology (1959), and The Knowledge of Good (1965). Hartman married Rita Emanuel in 1936 and the couple had one son, Jan Alfred (d. 2006). Hartman died on September 20, 1973 and is buried near his home in Parque de la Paz Cemetery in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Arrangement

This collection consists of sixty-four boxes divided into six series:
  1. Series I: Profit Sharing
    • Sub-Series A: Council of Profit Sharing
    • Sub-Series B: Corporate Management Materials
    • Sub-Series C: Manuscripts
    • Sub-Series D: Correspondence
    • Sub-Series E: Reference Material
  2. Series II: Value
    • Sub-Series A: Books
    • Sub-Series B: Articles on Axiology and Value
    • Sub-Series C: Articles on Ethics
  3. Series III: University Material
    • Sub-Series A: University of Tennessee Student Papers
    • Sub-Series B: University of Mexico Student Papers
    • Sub-Series C: Ohio State University and MIT Student Papers
    • Sub-Series D: Classroom Materials
    • Sub-Series E: Materials Collected from Various Universities
  4. Series IV: Published Material
    • Sub-Series A: The Moral Situation
    • Sub-Series B: Essays in the Value of Logic
    • Sub-Series C: Other Books by Hartman
    • Sub-Series D: Articles by Hartman
    • Sub-Series E: Articles by Other Authors
    • Sub-Series F: Fragments of Manuscripts by Hartman
  5. Series V: Reference Material
    • Sub-Series A: Material Regarding Kant
    • Sub-Series B: Material Regarding Evil and Philosophy
    • Sub-Series C: Material Regarding Language and Aesthetics
    • Sub-Series D: Correspondence
    • Sub-Series E: Assorted News Clippings
    • Sub-Series F: Books and Record Materials
    • Sub-Series G: Chinese Language Material
    • Sub-Series H: General Reference Material
  6. Series VI: Reel-to-Reel Tapes

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult:
  1. MS-0413, Philosophy in Progress, 1964 November 26-1965 September 2
  2. MS-0591: The Structure of Value, 1967
  3. MS-1129: Robert S. Hartman Papers, 1939-1973
  4. MS-1999, Robert Hartman Reel-to-Reel Tape Transcriptions, undated
  5. MS-2031: Robert S. Hartman Papers, 1924-1973 (Bulk 1931-1973)
  6. MS-2180: Robert S. Hartman and Robert E. Carter Transcript, 1970
  7. MS-2332: Robert S. Hartman Papers, 1967-1969
  8. MS-2534: Robert S. Hartman Papers, 1971
  9. MS-3396, Axiology: Theory and Practice, 2006 August
  10. MS-3534, Robert S. Hartman Letters to Michael and Daphne Fraenkel, 1941 December 22-1942 January 26
  11. MS-3915, Robert S. Hartman Papers, 1952-1967

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480