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Subseries 1. Personal and Educational Records, 1903-1991

Scope and Content Notes:

Hempel’s personal and educational records (subseries 1) feature a few family items, some documents on his and his first wife Eva’s immigration to the U.S., educational documents and certificates such as diplomas and certificates of his high school graduation and teacher certification; his class registrations at the Universities of Göttingen (1923-1924), Heidelberg (1924), Berlin (1924-1928), and Vienna (1929-1930). Included are also student notes on seminars and discussions that cover mostly courses he took with Carnap at the University of Chicago during the years 1937-1939 and his diaries from 1939 to 1966, with some gaps.


Box 1
Folder 1 Family Documents, 1903-1905
Folder 2 Educational Diplomas and Certificates, 1923-1939
Folder 3 Immigration Documents, 1938-1942
Folder 4 Seminar Notes Köhler: Ein altes Scheinproblem, 1929
Folder 5 Seminar Notes Carnap: Research Seminar & Semantik [sic] Meeting, Fall 1937
Folder 6 Seminar Notes Carnap: Discussion Group, 1937-1938
Folder 7 Seminar Notes Carnap: Logistik, Fall 1937, Winter 1937-1938, University of Chicago
Folder 8 Seminar Notes Carnap: Analytic Method in Philosophy (Course 331), Spring Quarter 1938
Folder 9 Seminar Notes Carnap: Research Seminar Problems in the Logical Foundation of Mathematics, Winter 1938
Folder 10 Seminar Notes Carnap: Semantics, Spring 1939
Folder 11 Seminar Notes Carnap: Advanced Logical Syntax, Spring Term 1939
Folder 12 Notes on Carnap, Santa Fe, 1948
Folder 13 Two Seminars by Tarski: 1. Syntax of the Sentenial Calculus; 2. Problems of Completeness & Decidability, 1940-1941
Folder 14 Handwritten Excerpt by Hempel from Tarski’s "Fundamentale Begriffe der Methodologie der deduktiven Wissenschaften I.", 1936
Folder 15 Unidentified Notes by Hempel, 1944
Folder 16 Notes Discussion Group: Scientific Method Group (undated),

Box 2
Folder 1 Diaries, 1939-1966
Folder 2 Correspondence Journals, 1949-1976
Folder 3 Expense Journal, 1948-1950
Folder 4 Medical Reports [RESTRICTED], 1942-1958
Folder 5 Interview of Hempel by Richard Nollan: First and Revised Copies and Related Correspondence, 1982-1984