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Harry Kirke Wolfe, Philosophy Papers

Title: Harry Kirke Wolfe, Philosophy Papers

Creator: Wolfe, Harry Kirke, 1858-1918

Dates: 1889-1918

Quantity: 2 boxes  (1.0 linear foot)

Collection Number: RG 12-17-10

Language: English

Restrictions: Box 2 is restricted

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Preferred Citation: Harry Kirke Wolfe, Philosophy Papers (RG 12-17-10). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Harry Kirk Wolfe was born in 1858 in Indiana. Wolfe received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska in 1880. He studied in Leipzig Germany following his graduation. Returning to Lincoln, he began teaching at the University in 1891 though he was removed from his position in 1897. After leaving the university, Wolfe served as a school superintendent in South Omaha until 1902, and then as principal at Lincoln High School. In 1905, the university rehired Wolfe and he became head of the Philosophy Department. During World War I, Wolfe faced questions on his loyalty to the United States and provided testimony at a trial held by the Board of Regents. Accusations against Wolfe were proved groundless. Wolfe taught until his death on July 30, 1918. The first endowment for student funds at the University of Nebraska, the Harry Kirke Wolfe Research Fellowship, was named in his honor.

Scope and Content:

The Wolfe papers consist mainly of handwritten copies of Wolfe's articles, along with occasional notes relating to the article or topic. Selected biographical information is also available.




Psychologists -- Nebraska -- History

College teachers -- Nebraska -- History

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Applied Christianity Box 1. Folder 2. The Christian, by Hall Caine Box 1. Folder 3. Ethics and Politics Box 1. Folder 4. The Doctrine of Evolution Box 1. Folder 5. Hodge, Dynamics of Biology Box 1. Folder 6. Ethics and Wealth Box 1. Folder 7. Foundations of Morality Box 1. Folder 8. A Modern Education Box 1. Folder 9. The Growth of a Person Box 1. Folder 10. Interrelations of Home and High School Box 1. Folder 11. The Moral Factor in Evolution Box 1. Folder 12. Moral Influence of High School Upon the Adolescent Box 1. Folder 13. Practical Value of Child Study Box 1. Folder 14. The Psychology of Research Box 1. Folder 15. Moral Training of Children Box 1. Folder 16. Morality and Social Progress Box 1. Folder 17. Normal Work in the High School Box 1. Folder 18. Popular Lecture Data of Psychology Box 1. Folder 19. Practical Education Box 1. Folder 20. Relation of Religion and Ethics Box 1. Folder 21. Religious Training of Children Box 1. Folder 22. Theory of Child Study Box 1. Folder 23. Responsibility of Community for Morality of its Members Box 1. Folder 24. Short Measure in Conduct Box 1. Folder 25. Some Thoughts on Child Study Box 1. Folder 26. Why Bible School Teachers Should Study Psychology Box 1. Folder 27. Incomplete articles Box 1. Folder 28. Biographic, general materials Box 2. Student records, 1889-1918 RESTRICTED
Related Material and Resources: Additional material about Harry Kirke Wolfe can be found in the Palladian Literary Society, Records, RG 38-03-06.

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