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Kennedy Institute of Ethics Courses, Lectures and Events Records

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-038
The collection contains records of course, lectures, and events held by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics from 1975 to 2014. It primarily consists of promotional materials, but it also includes some administrative records for certain courses and lectures.

The Intensive Bioethics Course is represented in the collection, including more extensive files for IBCs 30 to 38 (2004-2012). These records include schedules, lecture materials (slides, outlines, papes), speaker biographies, and documentation of library activities related to the IBC. There is some material related to the first IBC, then known as the Total Immersion Course (1975).

The collection includes administrative records for the Andre Hellegers Memorial Lectures (1982) and the David Hartman Lecture (1983).

The David Hartman Lecture records include promotional materials, mailing lists, and notes by organizer Isaac Franck. The lecture was titled "Judaism in Modernity: Sinai or Auschwitz," held on March 24, 1983 in the Intercultural Center Auditorium, and was sponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the Department of Theology, and the Office of Campus Ministry.

Dates

  • 1975 - 2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unpublished Georgetown University administrative records may be consulted only with the permission of the University office which created it.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Extent

1.3 Cubic Feet (in 4 manuscript boxes, 1 legal sized folder, 1 oversized folder, and 1 computer disk)

Overview

The collection contains records of course, lectures, and events held by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics from 1975 to 2014. It primarily consists of promotional materials, but it also includes some administrative records for certain courses and lectures.

Historical Note

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics was established in 1971 at Georgetown University as one of the first bioethics research centers in the world.

Arrangement

The collection is generally arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The David Hartman Lecture materials were transferred by Abigail R. Evans (Membership Director of Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 1981-1988) in 1988. The other materials in the collection were found in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics offices in Healy Hall and in the BRL Archives storage room in New North and were accessioned in 2022.

Related Materials

The BRL Archives holds several collections that contain records related to KIE course, lectures, and events.

The papers of Edmund D. Pellegrino (BRL-007), Robert M. Veatch (BRL-018), LeRoy Walters (BRL-036), and Warren T. Reich (BRL-005) all contain documentation of course, lectures, and events at the KIE. The Pellegrino, Veatch, and Walters papers in particular document the Intensive Bioethics Courses (IBC) extensively.

Other collections that document KIE course, lectures, and events include the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Photographs (BRL-020), Kennedy Institute of Ethics Scrapbooks (BRL-021), the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Publications and Ephemera Collection (BRL-025), and the Bioethics Research Library Archives Audiovisual Collection (BRL-019).

Processing Information

The collection has been rehoused in archival-quality boxes and folders.
Title
Guide to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Courses, Lectures and Events Records
Status
completed
Author
John Zarrillo
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Bioethics Research Library Archives Repository

Contact:
102 Healy Hall
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057