Guide to the Papers of Roger Masters, 1950 - 2002Manuscript MS-1063

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Roger Masters, 1950 - 2002

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1063

Collection Dates:

1950 - 2002

Size of Collection:

14 boxes (21 linear feet)

Abstract:

Roger D. Masters, (1933-) Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College. Contains research materials, published articles, reviews, manuscripts, correspondence, proposals, notes, and other miscellaneous materials. Documents Masters' involvement with Dartmouth College, as well as his time in France, at Yale University, and at the University of Chicago for graduate studies.

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Roger Masters contain research materials, published articles, reviews, manuscripts, correspondence, proposals, notes, and other miscellaneous materials related to the life of Professor Masters and Dartmouth College. The papers document his experiences in graduate school at the University of Chicago, as a Professor at Yale University, abroad in France on a Guggenheim Fellowship, and as a professor at Dartmouth College.

Biography

Roger D. Masters, Research Professor at Dartmouth College, Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government, Emeritus at Dartmouth College, President of the Foundation for Neuroscience and Society. Born June 8, 1933. Received a B.A. from Harvard, Class of 1955. Servd in the Army. Completed graduate work in political philosophy at the University of Chicago, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Rousseau under the direction of Professor Leo Strauss and Professor Joseph Cropsey (M.A. 1958, Ph.D 1961).

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1959-1965, 1978-1979, 1990-2002

Includes typed and handwritten correspondence (research, personal, and health-related), handwritten lecture and research notes, typed lecture outlines and syllabi (including Government 72), overhead transparencies for lectures, newspaper and magazine clippings, typed drafts of papers, research data (including information on fluoride and lead effects), Korean translation of Masters' book "Fortune is a River," conference materials (including the 1999 Association of Politics & the Life Sciences convention, the 2001 Behavioral Toxicology Society meeting, and the 2002 Institute for Health Realities Symposium), and typed transcriptions of oral material from Professor Leo Strauss's classes at the University of Chicago (Plato's Protagoras 1965, The Political Philosophy of Spinoza 1959).

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Box: 2, Dates: 1977-1989

Includes typed drafts of Chapter 8 and 9 of "Biopolitics and Political Science," a typed paper for the Fourth Monterey Dunes Conference on Law and Behavioral Research ("The Sense of Justice: the Grounds of Law in Political Philosophy and Biology"), various articles (including "Evolutionary Biology & Naturalism," and "Evolutionary Biology, Human Nature, and Political Philosophy"), a paper by Richard Alexander, a paper by Richard Dawkins, drafts and a printed newspaper article in the Valley News (West Lebanon, NH) on the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit, "Attention Structures and Presidential Campaigns" paper and correspondence related to the paper, an address list and an outline of a talk for the 1982 meeting of the Philadelphia Society, a paper by J. Hirshleifer, an article in American Medical News - "Sociobiology: A New Way of Looking at the World," correspondence and a paper in French, class outlines (including lecture outlines for Government 97), a grant proposal for ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project), a Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research 1988 newsletter, and information on the April 1994 Second Annual Faculty Seminar - "Biological Perspectives in the Social Science" - at Dartmouth College.

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Box: 3, Dates: 1980-1986

Includes several papers, both unpublished and published, and correspondence related to their publishing (includes "Paying Taxes with Voluntary Labor," "Biology and the Social Sciences," "Evolutionary Biology, Political Theory, and the Origin of the State," "Biological Nature of the State," "The Origin and Promise of Biopolitics," "Rousseau and the Attacks on the First and Second Discourses"). Also includes reviews (such as of de Waal's "Chimpanzee Politics" and of the Hastings Center Report "Will Biology Transform the Humanities?"), a French news article by Masters called "Etats-Unis: entre le temps immediat et l'espace illimite," a photocopy of an article in Washington Post "Inventing Your Very Own Tax Cut," a Guggenheim research proposal, a Scientific Adversary Procedures Proposal, various comments on published articles, news clippings, and handwritten notes.

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Box: 4, Dates: 1984-1995

Includes many published and unpublished papers, correspondence regarding the publishing of articles, reviews of other scholarly works, notes, a Guggenheim research proposal, an announcement of the Third Annual Faculty Seminar, book flyers for Masters' "Beyond Relativism: Science and Human Values" and "The Nature of Politics," and an extensive personality questionnaire.

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Box: 5, Dates: 1950, 1961-1978, 1982-1990

Includes published and unpublished papers and relevant correspondence regarding publishing, recommendations for students and colleagues, professional and personal correspondence in the form of letters, cards, and postcards, materials for Parents/Alumni of the College program, photocopies of lectures by Sartre in Tokyo, various class assignments and syllabi, grant applications with research designs (including applications to the Social Science Research Council,The National Science Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, the Guggenheim, the Stimson Fund), University Seminar on Bioethics materials, Institute on Society, Ethics and Life Sciences materials, Center for Biological Research Newsletter, correspondence between Masters and Yale University regarding Masters' position in the Department of Political Science, a Ph.D Thesis proposal on Rousseau, a typed paper from high school, and news clippings.

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Box: 6, Dates: 1981-1991

Includes articles and papers (such as "Biopolitics, the Media, and Leadership: Nonverbal Cues, Emotions, and Trait Attributions in the Evaluation of Leaders" written with Professor D. Sullivan and "Scientific Adversary Procedures: the SDI Experiments at Dartmouth" written with Professor A. Kantrowitz), correspondence relating to publishing articles, a Guggenheim research grant application, lecture materials from the Loyola University of Chicago, notes, and reviews of other scholarly works.

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Box: 7, Dates: circa 1997

Includes tapes, film reels, floppy disks, a zip disk with a list of files, and tape with a letter to Professor Masters from the Sunday Rounds medical talk show.

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Box: 8, Dates: 1960-1981, 1990

Includes abstracts of previous works, typed and handwritten correspondence, published articles in English and French (including "World Politics as a Primitive Political System," 1973 Washington Post editorial arguing to impeach Nixon, "Ethological Comparisons Between Animal and Human Social Behavior" - prepared for 1974 Conference on the Relations Between Biological and Social Theory, and "The Case of Aristotle's Missing Dialogues: Who Wrote ‘the Sophist,' ‘the Statesman,' and ‘Politics'?"), copies of the DEA News (including Winter 1977 article on "Computer Assisted Instruction for non-quantitative courses"), unpublished articles, reviews, materials regarding the impeachment of Richard Nixon - including a copy of Resolution 976, congressional records, petitions, and "Impeach Nixon" stickers, various newspaper clippings, and class materials - course assessments, assignments, syllabi, and outlines (classes include Government 96 and Government 54).

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Box: 9, Dates: 1983-1992

Includes materials for the 1991 Claremont Institute Conference on "The Permanent Limitations of Science," such as notes and a paper; an Interpretive Research grant application for the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Dartmouth College Senior Faculty Grant application; typed and handwritten correspondence, including personal, research, and publishing related correspondence, in the form of letters and e-mails; a typed list of Masters' publications as of 1991; a typed bibliography of Biology and Politics literature; a typed outline on Current Research in Cognitive Neuroscience as of 1989; a Guggenheim grant application; various graphs and research data; typed manuscripts of published and unpublished articles (including "Nonverbal Behavior and Leadership: Emotion and Cognition in Political Information Processing" by Masters and D. Sullivan, a paper "Ethnic and Personality Differences in Response to TV Images of Leaders" - prepared for the 1991 Meeting of the American Political Science Association, and German translations of another paper); manuscript evaluations; reviews; a National Science Foundation grant proposal, report and budget; copies of newspaper articles; newspaper clippings; class lecture outlines; and research notes.

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Box: 10, Dates: 1978-1981

Includes manuscripts for published and unpublished papers and articles, including "Attention Structures and Political Campaigns" for 1978 meeting of the American Political Science Association, "Of Marmots and Men: Animal Behavior and Human Altruism," and "Linking Ethology and Political Science: Photographs, Political Attention, and Presidential Elections;" a copy of an article in the Dartmouth - "Quarters' haste makes waste," part of the Arts and Sciences Faculty divide on calendar; a copy of an article in the Christian Science Monitor on Reaganomics - "With local charity for all;" typed and handwritten correspondence and notes.

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Box: 11, Dates: 1975-1986

Includes typed and handwritten correspondence between Roger Masters and his sons; personal correspondence, including letters, postcards, and cards; letters in Spanish and French; letters of recommendation; letters regarding the editing and publishing of manuscripts; manuscript drafts; letters and materials regarding health insurance, tuition, expenses, and loans; handwritten notes; resumes, including one for Seth J. Masters; travel plans; class syllabi; typed and handwritten meeting notes; newspaper clippings; Christmas cards; news releases; various proposals; and a Guggenheim research grant application.

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Box: 12, Dates: 1961-1991

Includes correspondence in handwritten and typed letters, letters in French, and postcards; letters of recommendation; handwritten lists of contacts; meeting notes; newspaper clippings; reviews of other scholarly works; royalty statements; contracts; a 1966 resume; materials for "The Political Philosophy of Rousseau;" an application, correspondence, and reports for the "John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professorship in the Social Sciences;" progress reports and class proposals ("Nature of Human Nature" to combine Biology, Anthropology, and Government); class syllabi, lecture outlines, and questionnaires; Alumni of the College project materials, including correspondence, mailing lists, and reports; and correspondence, data, and reports for the Ad hoc committee reviewing the PE requirement.

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Box: 13, Dates: 1961-1979

Includes correspondence in typed and handwritten letters (some in French), cards, and postcards; Christmas cards; articles and reviews; a memo on Dartmouth's tenure policy; a CEP Survey on Student-Faculty Relations 1976; a course guide questionnaire; miscellaneous notes; a Supplement to the Dartmouth College College Faculty Directory 1984-85; and a Report of Committee on Space Utilization.

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Box: 14, Dates: 1958, 1962-1967

Includes typed notes from seminars under Professor Strauss at the University of Chicago on the following subjects: John Locke, The Political Philosophy of Kant, Montesquieu, Natural Rights, Basic Principles of Classical Political Philosophy, Introduction to Political Philosophy, The Origins of Political Science, The Political Philosophy of Cicero, and Grotius: On the Law of War and Peace; and handwritten notes in a spiral notebook for a seminar on Locke.

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