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Edith Wyschogrod academic papers

Identifier: UA 0458
Finding aid note: This material is stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24 hours' retrieval time. Please contact for assistance.

Content Description

Print material of works in the formats of lectures, talks, reprints, correspondence, professional notes, and philosophy department notes. Also includes floppy discs, audiocassettes, several CD-Rs, and some color photographs of material for publications.


  • Creation: circa 1969-2010


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the Edith Wyschogrod academic papers, 1969-2010, UA 0458 must be facilitated through the copyright holder. The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. Contact for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Edith Wyschogrod (1930-2009) was an American philosopher and a member of Rice’s Religious Studies Department from 1992 to 2002. Wyschogrod received a B.A. from Hunter College in 1951 and a PhD from Columbia University in 1970. Prior to her tenure at Rice, Wyschgrod taught at Queens College, City University of New York from the early 1970s until 1992. Her works focus primarily on ethics, focusing on themes such as justice, memory, the ethics of man-made mass death, as well as the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. She was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow and a National Humanities Center Fellow (Source: “Edith Wyschogrod.” Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2007.)


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This collections consists of Wyschogrod's academic and professional works focused on ethical and philosophical themes such as justice and alterity, modern philosophy, and memory and forgetting. Formats include letters, transcripts of lectures, notes, floppy discs, and correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the family of Edith Wyschogrod.

Guide to the Edith Wyschogrod academic papers
Sylvia Podwika
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA