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Richard Rorty born digital family files, 1998-2001

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Richard Rorty born digital family files, 1998-2001

Family-related files retrieved from Richard Rorty's 3.5-inch floppy disks during the processing of his papers.

Included in this sub-collection are a couple of Richard Rorty's electronic files relating to the education of his children Kevin and Patricia, created in 1989 and 2001.

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.


Richard Rorty donated his papers to the Critical Theory Archive at the UC Irvine Libraries in 2006. Among the boxes of materials were more than 70 floppy disks containing about 1,100 word-processing files. These born-digital files were copied from the disks and saved in pdf format for long-term preservation and access. They are made available exclusively through the virtual reading room in UCIspace @ the Libraries.