- 1927 - 1978 (Creation)
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5.3 m of textual records
Name of creator
Etienne Gilson was a professor of philosophy at universities in France and an internationally renowned scholar by the time he lectured at St. Michael's College in 1927. He was the founder (1929), along with the Basilian Fathers, of the Institute of Mediaeval Studies, which became The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) in 1939, for the purpose of graduate studies in philosophy.
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Creator Etienne Gilson, Director of PIMS, donated the material in 1978. Some materials have been photocopied from other repositories.
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This fonds contains Etienne Gilson's correspondence, articles, lectures and pocket diaries for the period 1927-1978. It also contains biographical material, copies of articles in journals, articles by others about Gillson, some reviews of his published works, memorabilia, and the notebooks of Abbe Andre Gilson, younger brother of Etienne. In addition there are photographs and audio cassettes.
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