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RG 21

Note: RG 21 also includes accession 80-023.

Access: Restricted.


The Department of Philosophy has been in operation since the University opened in 1964 and offers a four-year honours program and a three-year general program.

These records were received from Professor MacAdam and were accessioned as 80-023. Most of the material relates to the Rousseau Congress of 1978.




Extent: 32 cm

Access: Open


Rousseau Bicentennial Congress took place at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario in June 1978, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of noted French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's death. The Congress was put on by the Philosophy Department of Trent University in conjunction with the Canadian Philosophical Association. It was a bilingual event and many Rousseau experts and enthusiasts were invited from around the world (France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States) to present papers on Rousseau. The fonds covers the years 1977-1978.

Box 1


1: Canada Council grant

2: Organizing committee: agenda, minutes, etc., 1977-1978

3: Secretary of State re translations, grant administration

4: Translation financing and budget

5: Personnel re translators

6: Congress registration forms

7: Advertising: call for papers; posters

8: Sessions chairman, correspondence

9: Delegates: inquiries, lists, correspondence

10: Comments on the Congress

11: Correspondence, 1977, including such matters as financial assistance and invitations to prospective participants

12: Correspondence, 1977

13: Correspondence, 1978, particularly re publishing Congress proceedings

14: Correspondence, 1978, re selection of papers, J.W. Chapman and book display materials from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, U. of T.

15: Jean-Marie Benoist

16: Howard Cell (with copies of paper, English and translation)

17: Pierre-Paul Clement (with copies of paper, French and translation)

18: Jean Erhard

19: Jean M. Fahmy (with copies of paper, French and translation)

20: David Gauthier (with copies of paper, English and translation)

21: Simone Goyard-Fabre (with copies of paper, English only)

22: Carl G. Hedman (with copies of paper, English and translation)

23: Nannerl O. Keohane (with copies of paper, English and translation)

24: Lynda Lange (with copies of paper, English and translation)

25: Lynne Layton (with copies of paper, English and translation)

26: Andrew Levine (with copies of paper, English and translation)

27: Jim MacAdam (English and French, translations only)

28: Terence Marshall (with copies of paper, English only)

29: Roger Masters (with copies of paper, English and translation)

30: Michael Newmann (with English copy of "Afterword")

31: Copies of Congress program and program of "Au Tour de Rousseau" - A Concert of 18th Century Music, presented as Congress entertainment