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J. Baird Callicott Papers, 1969-2009 | University Archives

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: J. Baird Callicott Papers, 1969-2009Add to your cart.
ID: 02/03/U0037
Primary Creator: J. Baird Callicott (1941 -)
Extent: 22.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2010
Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish;Castilian

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Abstract

The papers of J. Baird Callicott (1941-  ) document his career as a professor of philosophy at the University of Memphis, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of North Texas.  The material includes class syllabi, documents, tests and quizzes used to teach his classes; articles used for research and in his classes; papers that reflect his involvement in conferences around the world; correspondence, contracts, grant proposals and reports; and a collection of media materials that include class paperwork, rough drafts of his writing and recordings of seminars.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of J. Baird Callicott (1941-  ) document his career as a professor of philosophy at the University of Memphis, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of North Texas.  The collection contains class material, publications, correspondence, grant proposals, and a collection of media that reflects his work as a professor, an author, and his participation in seminars and conferences.

Collection Historical Note

J. Baird Callicott taught at the University of North Texas from 1995 to his retirement in May 2015.

Biographical Note

J. Baird Callicott (1941 -  ) earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) in 1963.  He received his Master of Arts (1966) and his Ph.D. (1972) from Syracuse University. Dr. Callicott has taught at the following universities: Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), 1966 – 1969; Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), 1969 – 1995; and the University of North Texas, 1995 – present.  Dr. Callicott was named a UNT Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy in 2010. He was the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, 2008 - 2010.  He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Florida, the University of Hawaii; The University of California, Santa Barbara; and Yale University, among others.  He has also served as President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and as Bioethicist-in-Residence at Yale University.  Dr. Callicott was the Vice President (1994 – 1997) then the President (1997 – 2000) of the International Society for Environmental Ethics. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, International Development Ethics Association, American Society for Environmental History, Society for Conservation Biology, International Society for Ecosystem Health and the International Association for Environmental Philosophy.

Dr. Callicott is best known an exponent of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. He is the author of numerous articles and books which include: In Defense of the Land Ethic; Beyond the Land Ethic; and Earth’s Insights. He has co-authored: American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study with Michael P. Nelson; Clothed-in-Fur an Other Tales: An Introduction to an Ojibwa World View with Thomas W. Overholt.  Dr. Callicott is co-Editor-in-Chief with Robert Frodeman of the two volume A-Z Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: J. Baird Callicott
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: J. Baird Callicott Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 4: Correspondence, Literary MaterialAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: Correspondence and Literary MaterialAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 641011
Folder 1: Appointment Papers, 1970-1974, 1981, 1984Add to your cart.
Letters providing offers of teaching positions at various institutions.
Folder 2: Correspondence (1), 2003, 2004Add to your cart.
Correspondence that primarily concerns Dr. Callicott's work (classes, schedules, committees).
Folder 3: Correspondence (2), Notes, 2002, 2003Add to your cart.
Papers concerning the Department of Philosophy Executive Committee and personel.
Folder 4: Correspondence (3), 2003Add to your cart.
E-mails concerning Dr. Callicott's work and a legal pad of notes.
Folder 5: Correspondence (4), 2007Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning his work with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Folder 6: Correspondence (5) and Articles, 2007, 2008Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning grants and publishing as well as articles (his biographical entry and "Ecological Modernization; The Current Strategy for Sustainable Development").
Folder 7: Correspondence (6), 1993, 1995Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning student recommendations.
Folder 8: Correspondence (7), 1995, 1996Add to your cart.
Corresondence, copies of articles that primarily deal with fisheries, and Technical Report no 41: Overfishing or Pollution? Case History of a Controversy on the Great Lakes"  make up the contents of this file.
Folder 9: Correspondence (8), 1995, 1996Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning presentations on the Great Lakes fisheries.
Folder 10: Correspondence (9), 1996Add to your cart.
Correspondence and an article that pertain to presentations on fisheries and peoples' interactions with aquatic organisms and fisheries.
Folder 11: Aspen, 2007Add to your cart.
An invitation to Dr. Callicott to attend the Yale University Scholof Frestry and Environmental Studies conference "Toward a New Consciousness: Creating a Society in Harmony with Nature" and the conference prospectus. The conference was held in Aspen, Colorado.
Folder 12: Publishing House Correspondence, 2007Add to your cart.
Correspondence and copies of chapters of a book are in this folder.
Folder 13: Skidmore Correspondence, 2008Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning a master's program student at Skidmore College.
Folder 14: TODA Institute Letter, 2008Add to your cart.
A letter from the TODA Institute to Dr. Callicott concerning his request for articles.
Folder 15: Maxine Johnson Package, 2005Add to your cart.
Maxine Johnson sent Dr. Callicott a collection of 17 slides and a CD-RW titled "BT - Bio-complexity: Early Oil."
Folder 16: E-mail, 1997Add to your cart.
E-mail from Randy Eshenroder to Dr. Callicott.
Folder 17: Recommendation for Project Completion, 1998Add to your cart.
"Aditional Recommenation for the Project Completion Report" for the Biodiversity Task Team that was sent from the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum.
Folder 18: Report, 1998Add to your cart.
"Direct and Indirect Impacts of Aquacuture on the Fish Resources of the Great Lakes" and "Reommendations" were sent to Dr. Callicott from the Royal ONtario Museum, Totonto, Ontario, Canada.
Folder 19: E-mail, 1999Add to your cart.
E-mail from Karen Mumford to Dr. Callicott.
Folder 20: Greeting Card, no dateAdd to your cart.
A handmade card with a message thanking Dr. Callicott for a presentation he made.
Folder 21: University Correspondence, 1996, 1998Add to your cart.
The bulk of the corrspondence is from the State University of New York Press.
Folder 22: University Correspondence (2), 1998Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning his publication of a book with the State University of New York Press.
Folder 23: Correspondence: International Society for Environmental Ethics, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Correspondence, memos and surveys concerning the International Society for Environmental Ethics.
Folder 24: Memorandum, 2006Add to your cart.
A memorandum from Jane Bunker to Dr. Callicott.
Folder 25: Letter and Paper, 2006Add to your cart.
A letter and paper from Herschel Elliott to Dr. Callicott.
Folder 26: Contract, 1984Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Random House concerning his essay in Matters of Life and Death.
Folder 27: Personal Papers, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1986Add to your cart.
Information on insurance coverage, retirement planning, and a certificate of membership.
Folder 28: Irene J. Klaver, circa 2006Add to your cart.
A copy of Irene J. Kaver's curriculum vitae is in this file.
Folder 29: Degree Program Evaluation, 2008 / 2009Add to your cart.
A copy of the "TRACDATE Degree Program Evaluation" form for the Masters Progrm in the Depatment of Philosophy and Religion Studies.
Folder 30: Departmental Bylaws, 2009Add to your cart.
"Departmental Bylaws: Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas, Adopeted March 8, 1978 with Revision Through February 25, 2009"
Folder 31: Propsal for New Degree Concentration, no dateAdd to your cart.
"Proposal for a new line in PHIL/RS [Philosophy/Religion Studies] for American Indian Environmental Philosophy"
Folder 32: Job Description, no dateAdd to your cart.
The text for the job posting for a department chair for the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies.
Folder 33: Degree Program Evaluation, 2008 /2009Add to your cart.
Evaluation form for "Program (CA)  Philosophy PhD" and the forms for the master's degree and the bachelor's are in this file.
Folder 34: "Student Learning Outcomes Assessment", 2008Add to your cart.
A set of images from a power point presentation.
Folder 35: Five Year Strategic Plan, 2008Add to your cart.
A Xerox copy of the University of North Texas Five Year Strategic Plan
Folder 36: E-Mail, 2009Add to your cart.
E-mail sent by Dr. Callicott regarding a faculty meeting's agenda.
Folder 37: Proposal, no dateAdd to your cart.
A Proposal for the Creation of the Center for Watershed and Reservoir Assessment and Management Submitted by Institute of Applied Sciences, Department of Bilogical Sciences, Department of Geography
Folder 38: Departmental Charter, 1995Add to your cart.
"Departmental Charter, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas, Adopted March 8, 1978 with Revision Trought April 18, 1995"
Folder 39: Department Assessment Committee, 1996Add to your cart.
Correspondence and documents used by the Department Assessment Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Folder 40: University of Kansas, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Correspondence and papers that document his starting work at the University of Kansas and taking a leave of absence from the University of Wisconsin-Sevens Point.
Folder 41: University of Kansas, 1993Add to your cart.
Papers that document Dr. Callicott's work as a professor in the University of Kansas's Philosophy Department.  Included in the papers is the "Administrative Handbook for Faculty, GTAS and Classified Staff.
Folder 42: Comments to Faculty and Master CalendarAdd to your cart.
The documents concern a conference on ecology.
Folder 43: Guidelines for Faculty Evaluation, 1995Add to your cart.
"Standing Procedures, Guilelines for Annual Faculty Evaluation, and Procedures for Tenure and Promotion Cases"  and "Promotion and Tenure Committee Department of English, University of North Texas"
Folder 44: Orientation Book, 2005Add to your cart.
"Teaching Assistant , Teaching Fellow Orientation"
Folder 45: Papers by Dr. Callicott, no dateAdd to your cart.
"What 'Wilderness' in Frontier Ecosystems?" and "Was Aldo Leopod a Pragmatist?: Rescuing Leopold from the Imaginaion of Bryan Norton"
Folder 46: Papers by Dr. Callicott, no dateAdd to your cart.
"The Temporal and Spatial Scales of Global Climate Change and the Limits of Individualistic and Rationalistic Ethics"  Also in this folder are travel documents for Edinburgh and "The Royal Institute of Philosophy."
Box 12: Literary MaterialAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 641012
Folder 1: Beyond the Land Ethic, no dateAdd to your cart.
Draft of Dr. Callicotts book.
Folder 2: J. Baird Callicott, no dateAdd to your cart.
A paper in which Dr. Callicott was asked five questions.
Folder 3: Paper, circa 2009Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence and the paper "Was Aldo Leopold a Pragmatist?  Recsuing Leopold from the Imagination of Bryan Norton" by J. Baird Callicott, William Grove-Fanning, et al.
Folder 4: The Wilderness Debate Papers, 2007, 2008, no dateAdd to your cart.
Copies of papers dealing with wilderness and  ecological ethics,.
Folder 5: Beyond the Land Ethic: More Essays in Environmental Philosophy, no dateAdd to your cart.
A  draft of the book is in this file.

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