Included in this sub-collection are Richard Rorty's electronic correspondence files created between 1992 and 2000. The sub-collection consists of outgoing correspondence, predominantly letters that were created to be printed out and faxed or sent through the post office. (No emails are included in this collection). Included are letters sent to colleagues, editors, and other professional correspondents.
Rorty often wrote many letters to different recipients in the same digital file. Since his original files have not been changed (except for conversion to PDF format), many of these correspondence files include letters to several recipients who are not named in the file titles we have supplied. In many cases, letters are not formally addressed, so when writing to friends and colleagues with whom he was familiar, he typed in only the first name of the recipient.
Access to Rorty's born digital files is provided through UCIspace @ the Libraries. Researchers must submit an application to use the collection and agree to follow the Rules of Use for the Virtual Reading Room. Access may be granted in less than 5 business days.
These digital files are part of the larger collection, the Richard Rorty Papers, which are described in a finding aid in the Online Archive of California. Access to these non-digital materials is provided in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room at the UC Irvine Libraries.
This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).