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Margaret Osler Papers, 1912-2010

By Chris Petersen, Christy Turner, John Ngo, and Rachel Lilley.

Collection Overview

Title: Margaret Osler Papers, 1912-2010

Predominant Dates: 1940-2010

ID: MSS Osler

Primary Creator: Osler, Margaret J. (1942-2010)

Extent: 17.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The Margaret J. Osler Papers are arranged in seven series: Series 1. Biographical Materials, 1942-2010; Series 2. Correspondence, 1948-2010; Series 3. Professional Activities, 1964-2009; Series 4. Subject Files and Research Materials, 1952-2009; Series 5. Pierre Gassendi: Translations and Research, 1957-2007; Series 6. Publications, 1961-2010; and Series 7. Photographs and Negatives, 1942-2002. Materials are organized either chronologically, or alphabetically by subject heading or name, as appropriate.

The Correspondence series, Series 2, is split into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. General, 1968-2010; Sub-series 2. Professional, 1967-2009; and Sub-series 3. Personal, 1948-2003.

Series 3, Professional Activities, is divided into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. Teaching Materials, 1968-2008; Sub-series 2. Lectures, 1964-2007; and Sub-series 3. Conferences, 1989-2009.

Series 5, Pierre Gassendi: Translations and Research, is divided into six sub-series: Sub-series 1. General Subject Files, 1961-2008; Sub-series 2. Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Logic and Physics, Books 1 – 3, circa 1980-2000; Sub-series 3. Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Physics, Books 4 – 7, circa 1980-2000; Sub-series 4. Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Physics 2 and 3, Ethics, circa 1980-2000; Sub-series 5. Volume III and Volume VI Translations, circa 1980-2000; and Sub-series 6. Volume III Translations: Little Syntagma, Exercitationes, Disquisitio, circa 1980-2000.

The Publications series, Series 6, has been further divided into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. Articles, 1970-2007; Sub-series 2. Books, 1960-2010; and Sub-series 3. Manuscripts, 1961-2010.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2010

Languages of Materials: English [eng], French [fre], Latin [lat]

Abstract

The Margaret Osler Papers document Osler's life and career as a historian of science and philosophy. Margaret Osler (1942-2010) was a historian of science and philosophy who published widely on the scientific revolution and on the connection between religion and early science. In her two books and more than 125 articles, Osler focused in particular on the work of Pierre Gassendi, Robert Boyle, and Isaac Newton. Osler was a member of the faculty at Oregon State University from 1968 to 1972, and a faculty member at the University of Calgary for thirty-five years.

Access to Margaret Osler's diary in Series 1 is restricted until January 1, 2030 due to provisions set by the donor. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

Scope and Content Notes

The Margaret Osler Papers include biographical materials, correspondence, materials documenting her professional activities, publications, subject files and research materials, and photographs. A wide variety of keepsakes, personal documents, and other biographical records are organized into Series 1, Biographical Materials, including Osler’s Master’s and PhD diplomas from Indiana University, elementary school work, and the literary zine of the Forest Park High School’s Scribbler’s Club, The Inklings.

Osler's correspondence, found in Series 2, is arranged into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. General, 1968-2010; Sub-series 2. Professional, 1967-2009; and Sub-series 3. Personal, 1948-2003. Materials in these sub-series include thank you notes and holiday cards; letters of recommendation; correspondence with her publishers, employers, and fellow historians of science; and letters between Margaret and her parents, Abraham and Sonia.

Series 3, Professional Activities, documents Osler's institutional affiliations and professional academic activities and includes institutional records from the universities where Osler worked; lecture notes and syllabi that Osler prepared for her courses; and materials related to the professional conferences Osler attended.

Series 4, Subject Files and Research Materials, contains much of the raw data - typescripts, notes, publications, and a small amount of correspondence - that Osler used in developing her own research and writing. One highlight of the collection is Osler's extensive, though not complete, translation of French philosopher, priest, astronomer, and mathematician Pierre Gassendi's Syntagma Philosophicum (Philosophical Treatise), found in Series 5. Series 6 contains manuscripts of articles and speeches written by Margaret Osler, as well as reprints of her published papers, her reviews of the writings of other scholars, and materials related to the books that Osler wrote and edited.

The photographs in Series 7 include images of Osler, her family, friends, colleagues and travels. The extended family photos in this series primarily document Sonia Osler’s extended family, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Many of the photographs documenting international travel are of Abraham and Sonia Osler; many of the images of domestic trips document the Osler family in places such as Jasper, Wyoming; Troy, Montana; and the John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Margaret Jo Osler was born on November 27, 1942 in New York City, New York to Abraham G. and Sonia Fellner Osler. The son of Russian immigrants – whose surname was originally spelled Osofsky – Abraham Osler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1911. He completed a Bachelor’s degree at the City College of New York in 1931, and a Master’s of Science (1933) and PhD (1948) in Bacteriology at Columbia University in New York City, New York. Osler married Sonia Fellner in 1938. Born in Poland in 1912, Sonia attended Hunter College in New York City, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1933. She went on to complete a PhD in Psychology at Johns Hopkins University in 1954.

Both Abraham and Sonia fell under the scrutiny of the intermittent “Red Scares” of the 1930s through the 1950s. In the 1930s, Abraham was fired from a position at the Bronx Hospital for trying to organize a union among hospital personnel (the workers did eventually unionize as Service Employees International Union, Local 1199). Sonia was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1958 to testify regarding alleged Communists working for the New York City Housing Authority, by whom Sonia had been employed from the late 1930s until 1949.

Margaret Jo Osler – who preferred to go by Maggie, and who joked that her middle name, Jo, was a tribute to Joseph Stalin – graduated from Forest Park High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1959. From 1959 to 1963, she attended Swarthmore College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Osler went on her earn her M.A. and PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University in 1966 and 1968, respectively. She completed her doctoral thesis, John Locke and Some Philosophical Problems in the Science of Boyle and Newton, under the supervision of historian of science Richard S. Westfall, best known for his biography of Isaac Newton, Never at Rest.

In 1968, immediately after completing her studies at Indiana, Osler was hired by Oregon State University (OSU) as an Assistant Professor in the History of Science, and General Science. She left OSU in 1972, and went on to teach at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California (1970-1974), and Wake Forest University (1974-1975) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, before finding her permanent academic home at the University of Calgary in 1975, where she taught History of Science (1975-2010) and Philosophy (1998-2008).

A prolific author, Osler wrote two books – Divine Will and the Mechanical Philosophy: Gassendi and Descartes on Contingency and Necessity in the Created World, and Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Europe – edited four others, and published over 125 articles, essays, and reviews in prominent journals including The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Isis, and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. In addition to her published works, Osler wrote at least as many unpublished papers and essays that she presented at various symposia and conferences. Much of her work focused on the scientific revolution - specifically on religion and its connection to early science, with an emphasis on the work of scientists and philosophers Pierre Gassendi, Robert Boyle, and Isaac Newton.

Osler was active in a number of academic societies, especially the History of Science Society, for which she served as Secretary from 2001 until her death. She also served as President of the Canadian Society of the History and Philosophy of Science from 1987 to 1990, and as editor for the Journal of the History of Philosophy.

Margaret Osler died of pancreatic cancer September 15, 2010 at the age of 69, just three months after the publication of her second book, Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding in Early Modern Europe. She was predeceased by both her parents, and her life companion, Dr. Betty Flagler.



Author: Chris Petersen, Christy Turner, John Ngo, and Rachel Lilley.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 52 boxes, including 1 oversize box, 1036 photographs, and 814 negatives

Statement on Access: Access to Margaret Osler's diary in Series 1 is restricted until January 1, 2030 due to provisions set by the donor. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist. All other materials in this collection are open for research.

Acquisition Note:

Forty linear feet of assorted archival materials were accessioned from the estate of Margaret Osler by the OSU Libraries Special Collections on November 29, 2010.

One folder of correspondence was accessioned from Paul Farber by the OSU Libraries Special Collections on January 5, 2011.

Four linear feet of photographs and correspondence were accessioned from Francine Michaud, University of Calgary, by the OSU Libraries Special Collections on May 25, 2011.

Related Materials:

Materials in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings pertaining to Margaret Osler's career at Oregon State University include Paul Lawrence Farber's interview in the Oregon State Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection (OH 026), and the News and Communication Services Records (RG 203).

Additional collections and materials that document the teaching of History of Science at Oregon State University include the Paul Lawrence Farber Papers (MSS Farber), the Mary Jo Nye Papers (MSS Nye), and the J. Brookes Spencer Papers (MSS SpencerJ).

The papers of Abraham and Sonia Osler - including a summary of Sonia Osler's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1958 - are held by Johns Hopkins Libraries Special Collections.

Preferred Citation: Margaret Osler Papers (MSS Osler), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: Preliminary arrangement by Christy Turner and John Ngo. Final arrangement by Chris Petersen. Arrangement revised by Rachel Lilley.

Finding Aid Revision History: The original finding aid - created in 2011 - has been updated to reflect current descriptive practice and standards, include more contextual information for the collection, and provide links to items that are available online.

Creators

Osler, Margaret J. (1942-2010)

People, Places, and Topics

Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691
Farber, Paul Lawrence, 1944-
Gassendi, Pierre, 1592-1655
History of Science
History of Science Society
Indiana University
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Osler, Margaret J., 1942-2010
Religion and science.
Science--History--17th century
Science--History.
Science--Philosophy--History.
Swarthmore College.
University History
University of Calgary
Westfall, Richard S.
Women historians.
Women historians of science


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1942-2010

A wide variety of keepsakes, personal documents, and other biographical records are organized into Series 1, including Osler’s Master’s and PhD diplomas from Indiana University, elementary school work, and the literary zine of the Forest Park High School’s Scribbler’s Club, The Inklings. Of particular interest in this series are journals and programs of the Downtown Community School, an experimental, cooperative, and racially-integrated school located in the Manhattan borough of New York City, and founded in 1944. Also of note are brochures and Counselor-in-Training “yearbooks,” or manuals, for Camp Woodland, the summer camp Osler attended as a young girl and teenager. Established in 1939 and in operation until 1962, Camp Woodland was located in the Woodland Valley of the Catskill Mountains near Phoenicia, New York. Founded by folklorist and educational reformer Norman Studer and his wife Hannah, Woodland was “interracial and coeducational,” and was founded on the premise that camp can be a place where “city children strike deep roots in country soil.” To that end, campers made frequent field trips into nearby Catskill communities, where they learned folk songs, and listened to local folk tales. The camp’s annual Folk Festival has been credited as an inspiration for the Woodstock Music Festival, and has connections to several well-known folk singers, including Janis Ian and Pete Seeger.

Access to Margaret Osler's diary in Series 1 is restricted until January 1, 2030 due to provisions set by the donor. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

Box-Folder 1.1: Personal Documents, 1942-1980
File includes birth certificate, passports, identification cards and immigration information.
Box-Folder 1.2: Camp Woodland; Phoenicia, New York, 1957-1958
Brochures, newsletters
Box-Folder 1.3: Journal of the Downtown Community School, 1947-1949
The Downtown Community School was located in New York City, New York, and was where Osler attended elementary school.
Box-Folder 1.4: The Inklings, 1958-1959
Publication of Forest Park High School's Scribblers Club.
Box-Folder 1.5: Keepsakes, 1923-1979
Includes two publications of Abraham Osler with annotations addressed to Margaret; Abraham Osler's doctoral certificate from Columbia; and Margaret Osler's New York teacher registration certificates.
Box-Folder 1.6: School Work and Records, 1950-1961
Includes grade reports, teacher evaluations, and homework.
Box-Folder 1.7: A World Full of Beauty, by Margaret Osler, circa 1956
Typescript. Booklet on art and aesthetics created by Margaret Osler.  Includes text and photographs created by Osler.
Box-Folder 1.8: Indiana University, Diploma, Master of Arts, 1966
Box-Folder 1.9: Indiana University, Diploma, Doctor of Philosophy, 1968
Box-Folder 1.10: Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, University of Calgary Chapter, Certificate of Membership, 1987
Box-Folder 1.11: Materials re: Death of and Memorial Service for Margaret Jo Osler, 2010
Box-Folder 52.1: Diary of Margaret Jo Osler, undated
Access to Margaret Osler's diary is restricted until January 1, 2030 due to provisions set by the donor. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.
Series 2: Correspondence, 1948-2010

Osler's correspondence is arranged into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. General, 1968-2010; Sub-series 2. Professional, 1967-2009; and Sub-series 3. Personal, 1948-2003. They are generally arranged chronologically within these sub-series. The General Correspondence sub-series includes thank you notes and holiday cards; letters of recommendation and requests for letters of recommendation; correspondence from publishers regarding her own work, or the work of others; and History of Science Society newsletters. The Professional correspondence sub-series documents Osler’s interaction with fellow historians of science, such as Dr. Paul Farber and Dr. Richard Westfall; her employers, including the University of Calgary, Oregon State University, Harvey Mudd College, and Wake Forest University; and with one of her publishers, the Cambridge University Press. Also documented in this sub-series is an offer of employment by the University of California, Berkley, and correspondence regarding Osler’s acceptance of a Visiting Erskine Fellowship in the School of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The personal correspondence sub-series is comprised entirely of letters between Margaret and her parents, Abraham and Sonia. A number of the letters dating between 1951 and 1957 were written by Osler and her parents while she was away at Camp Woodland.

There are several letters of note in the Personal correspondence sub-series. First, is a letter written by Abraham to Osler on September 30, 1960, in which Abraham describes the “anonymous” objections of his and Sonia’s prospective neighbors in Ruxton, Maryland, namely that “we might a) move to Ruxton, b) thereby becoming their neighbors, c) thereby lowering their property value.” A second letter, written by Osler to her parents on April 20, 1970, discusses the anti-war riots happening on the campus of the University of California-Berkeley, including the use of tear gas.

Sub-Series 1: General, 1968-2010
Box-Folder 2.1: 1968-1970
Box-Folder 2.2: 1971
Box-Folder 2.3: 1972
Box-Folder 2.4: 1973
Box-Folder 2.5: 1974
Box-Folder 2.6: 1975
Box-Folder 2.7: 1976
Box-Folder 3.1: 1977
Box-Folder 3.2: 1978
Box-Folder 3.3: 1979
Box-Folder 3.4: 1980
Box-Folder 3.5: 1981
Box-Folder 3.6: 1982
Box-Folder 4.1: 1983
Box-Folder 4.2: 1984
Box-Folder 4.3: 1985
Box-Folder 4.4: 1986
Box-Folder 4.5: 1987
Box-Folder 4.6: 1987
Box-Folder 5.1: 1988
Box-Folder 5.2: 1989
Box-Folder 5.3: 1990
Box-Folder 5.4: 1991
Box-Folder 5.5: 1992
Box-Folder 5.6: 1993
Box-Folder 5.7: 1994
Box-Folder 5.8: 1995
Box-Folder 6.1: 1996
Box-Folder 6.2: 1997
Box-Folder 6.3: 1998
Box-Folder 6.4: 1999
Box-Folder 6.5: 2000
Box-Folder 6.6: 2001
Box-Folder 6.7: 2002
Box-Folder 6.8: 2003
Box-Folder 6.9: 2004
Box-Folder 6.10: 2005
Box-Folder 6.11: 2006
Box-Folder 6.12: 2007
Box-Folder 6.13: 2008-2010
Sub-Series 2: Professional, 1967-2009
Box-Folder 7.1: Barker, Peter, 1992-2004
Box-Folder 7.2: Berkeley, University of California at, 2001
Box-Folder 7.3: Calgary, University of [1 of 3], 1975-2009
Correspondence, institutional records, vitae
Box-Folder 7.4: Calgary, University of [2 of 3], 1975-2009
Correspondence, institutional records, vitae
Box-Folder 7.5: Calgary, University of [3 of 3], 1975-2009
Correspondence, institutional records, vitae
Box-Folder 8.1: Cambridge University Press, 1989-1998
Box-Folder 8.2: Cambridge University Press, 1999-2006
Box-Folder 8.3: Canterbury, University of, 2007-2008
Correspondence, background materials
Box-Folder 8.4: Farber, Paul, 1970-2004
Box-Folder 9.1: Harvey Mudd College, 1969-2002
Correspondence, institutional records, vitae
Box-Folder 9.2: Hazen Prize - History of Science Society, 1998-1999
Box-Folder 9.3: Huntington Library, 1985
Box-Folder 9.4: Oregon State University, 1967-1970
Correspondence, institutional records
Box-Folder 9.5: Wake Forest University, 1973-1975
Correspondence, institutional records
Box-Folder 9.6: Westfall, Richard S., 1969-1996
Sub-Series 3: Personal, 1948-2003
Box-Folder 9.7: Between Margaret and her parents, 1948-1949
Box-Folder 10.1: Between Margaret and her parents, 1951
Box-Folder 10.2: Between Margaret and her parents, 1952
Box-Folder 10.3: Between Margaret and her parents, 1953
Box-Folder 10.4: Between Margaret and her parents, 1954
Box-Folder 10.5: Between Margaret and her parents, 1955
Box-Folder 10.6: Between Margaret and her parents, 1956
Box-Folder 10.7: Between Margaret and her parents, 1957
Box-Folder 10.8: Between Margaret and her parents, 1958
Box-Folder 10.9: Between Margaret and her parents, 1959
Box-Folder 10.10: Between Margaret and her parents, 1960
Box-Folder 10.11: Between Margaret and her parents, 1961
Box-Folder 11.1: Between Margaret and her parents, 1962
Box-Folder 11.2: Between Margaret and her parents, 1963
Box-Folder 11.3: Between Margaret and her parents, 1964
Box-Folder 11.4: Between Margaret and her parents, 1965
Box-Folder 11.5: Between Margaret and her parents, 1966
Box-Folder 11.6: Between Margaret and her parents, 1967
Box-Folder 11.7: Between Margaret and her parents, 1968
Box-Folder 11.8: Between Margaret and her parents, 1969
Box-Folder 11.9: Between Margaret and her parents, 1970
Box-Folder 12.1: Between Margaret and her parents, 1971
Box-Folder 12.2: Between Margaret and her parents, 1972
Box-Folder 12.3: Between Margaret and her parents, 1973
Box-Folder 12.4: Between Margaret and her parents, 1974
Box-Folder 12.5: Between Margaret and her parents, 1975
Box-Folder 12.6: Between Margaret and her parents, 1976
Box-Folder 12.7: Between Margaret and her parents, 1977
Box-Folder 12.8: Between Margaret and her parents, 1978-1999
Box-Folder 12.9: Between Margaret and her parents, 1978-2003
Box-Folder 12.10: Margaret to her father, 1954-1981
Box-Folder 12.11: Margaret to her mother, 1949-1974
Series 3: Professional Activities, 1964-2009
Materials documenting Osler's institutional affiliations and professional academic activities comprise Series 3, which is divided into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. Teaching Materials, 1968-2008; Sub-series 2. Lectures, 1964-2007; and Sub-series 3. Conferences, 1989-2009. Among them are institutional records documenting Osler's tenures at the handful of universities where she worked, including Oregon State University, Harvey Mudd College, and the University of Calgary. The lecture notes and syllabi that Osler prepared for her courses are also included, as are materials related to an array of professional conferences that Osler attended.
Sub-Series 1: Teaching Materials, 1968-2008
Box-Folder 13.1: General Science 411 - Science in Antiquity. Oregon State University, 1968
Syllabus
Box-Folder 13.2: General Science 507 - Philosophy of Science. Oregon State University, 1969
Syllabus
Box-Folder 13.3: Philosophy 471 - Philosophy of Science. Oregon State University, 1969
Notes, syllabus, background materials
Box-Folder 13.4: General Science 412 - The Scientific Revolution. Oregon State University, 1970
Syllabus
Box-Folder 13.5: General Science 413 - History of Science. Oregon State University, 1970
Syllabus
Box-Folder 13.6: Philosophy 470 - Philosophy of Science. Oregon State University, 1970
Notes, syllabus
Box-Folder 13.7: The Quest for Commonwealth. Harvey Mudd College, 1970-1971
Notes, correspondence, syllabus, background materials
Box-Folder 13.8: History 105 - History of Science. Harvey Mudd College, 1970-1972
Correspondence, syllabus
Box-Folder 13.9: Directed Reading - Newton. Harvey Mudd College, 1971
Typescript, notes
Box-Folder 13.10: History 107 - History of the Occult Sciences. Harvey Mudd College, 1971
Notes, correspondence, syllabus, background materials
Box-Folder 13.11: History 106 - History of Science. Harvey Mudd College, 1971-1973
Syllabus
Box-Folder 13.12: History 108 - Topics in the History of Ideas:  The Reception of Scientific Ideas. Harvey Mudd College, 1972
Notes, syllabus
Box-Folder 13.13: Humanities 138 - The 17th Century World. Harvey Mudd College, 1972
Notes, correspondence, syllabus, background materials
Box-Folder 14.1: The Quest for Commonwealth. Harvey Mudd College, 1972-1974
Notes, correspondence, syllabus, background materials
Box-Folder 14.2: Classic Experiments in the History of Science. Columbia University, 1973-1974
Notes, Correspondence, syllabus
Box-Folder 14.3: History 111 - Europe from the Renaissance to 1789. Harvey Mudd College, 1974
Notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 14.4: History 337 - History of Science. Harvey Mudd College, 1974
Notes, correspondence, syllabus
Box-Folder 14.5: History 338 - History of Science. Harvey Mudd College, 1975
Notes, syllabus
Box-Folder 14.6: History 594 - Science and Religion. University of Calgary, 1977-1978
Notes, syllabus
Box-Folder 14.7: History 594 - Historical Studies in Science and Religion. Harvey Mudd College, 1979-1980
Notes, syllabus, background materials
Box-Folder 14.8: Courses on the history of science and history of philosophy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2007-2008
Correspondence, syllabus
Box-Folder 14.9: General history of science course materials, 1971-1981
Notes, syllabus
Sub-Series 2: Lectures, 1964-2007
Box-Folder 14.10: 17th century scientific methods: Bacon and Descartes, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 14.11: 18th century physics: The Newtonian Legacy, 1976
Notes
Box-Folder 14.12: Alchemy, 1974-2001
Notes, background materials
Box-Folder 14.13: Anatomy - Vesalius through Harvey, 2001
Notes, visual aids
Box-Folder 15.1: Arabic science, undated
Typescript, notes. File includes partial typescript titled Exploring the Properties of Matter: Alchemy and Chemistry, by Margaret Osler. [?]
Box-Folder 15.2: Aristotle, undated
Notes, visual aids
Box-Folder 15.3: Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 15.4: Brahe, Tycho, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 15.5: Chemistry - 17th century, 1979-2005
Notes. File includes typescript review of Antonio Clericuzio's A Redefinition of Boyle's Chemistry and Corpuscular Philosophy, by Margaret Osler. [?]
Box-Folder 15.6: Chemistry - 18th century, 1973
Box-Folder 15.7: Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1977-1999
Notes, background materials
Box-Folder 15.8: Darwin, Charles, 1978-1982
Notes, visual aids, background materials
Box-Folder 15.9: Egyptian mathematics and astronomy, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 15.10: Embryology, 1967
Notes
Box-Folder 15.11: "Fortune, Fate and Divination", 1988
Notes, background materials
Box-Folder 15.12: Galileo, 1975-1992
Notes
Box-Folder 15.13: Genetics, 1976
Notes
Box-Folder 15.14: Greek astronomy, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 15.15: Greek medicine, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 15.16: Greek science and society, 1976
Notes
Box-Folder 15.17: Greek science, transmission of, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 15.18: Kepler, Johannes, circa 1987
Notes
Box-Folder 15.19: Magic, science and religion, 1977-1989
Notes, background materials. File includes typescript titled Exploring the Properties of Matter: Alchemy and Chemistry, by Margaret Osler. [?]
Box-Folder 15.20: Mechanical Philosophy, 1964-1996
Notes
Box-Folder 16.1: Mechanics - 17th century, 1965-1973
Includes bound set of notes titled "Mechanics in the Seventeenth Century.  Dr. Richard S. Westfall.  Fall 1965."
Box-Folder 16.2: Medieval culture, 1991-1994
Notes
Box-Folder 16.3: Medieval physics, 1985
Notes
Box-Folder 16.4: Newton, Isaac, 1982-2007
Notes
Box-Folder 16.5: Optics - 17th century, 1987
Notes
Box-Folder 16.6: Plato, undated
Notes, visual aids
Box-Folder 16.7: Pre-history, 1967-1981
Notes
Box-Folder 16.8: Pre-Socratics, undated
Notes, visual aids
Box-Folder 16.9: Renaissance, 1976
Notes
Box-Folder 16.10: Rise of evolution, 1982-1987
Notes, visual aids
Box-Folder 16.11: Science and religion, 1975-2001
Notes, background materials
Box-Folder 16.12: Science in the universities - 17th century, 1976
Notes
Box-Folder 16.13: Scientific revolution, 1975-1978
Notes
Box-Folder 16.14: Social aspects of science, 1976-1983
Notes
Box-Folder 16.15: Women and science, 1974-1993
Notes
Sub-Series 3: Conferences, 1989-2009
Box-Folder 17.1: "Women's Ways of Knowing." Issues and information session, Institute for Gender Research, University of Calgary, 1989
Notes, correspondence, background materials
Box-Folder 17.2: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender and Knowledge." University of Calgary, 1991
Correspondence, background materials
Box-Folder 17.3: "Science and (Homo)Sexualities." Plenary session, meeting of the History of Science Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
Correspondence, background materials
Box-Folder 17.4: "Libertines and Libertinism in Early Modern Europe: The Origins of Civil and Religious Liberty." International Residential Conference, Royal Holloway College, London, 1999
Correspondence, program, background materials. Osler presented a seminar titled "The Limits of Gassendi's Epicureanism."
Box-Folder 17.5: "Medicine and Modernism: Reflections on the Recent Scholarship." Health Sciences and Humanities workshop, University of Calgary, 2003
Notes, correspondence, itinerary, background materials
Box-Folder 17.6: "What is Nature?  Historical Perspectives." Meeting of the Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy, 2006
Notes
Box-Folder 17.7: "Complexity Theory and Explanation Events." University of Calgary, 2006
Notes, program
Box-Folder 17.8: "How Do Teleological Explanations Work? Historical Perspectives on Final Causes." Humboldt University, Berlin., 2009
Notes, itinerary. Osler presented on the topic "Mechanism, Teleology, and Uses of the Argument from Design in Early Modern Europe."
Series 4: Subject Files and Research Materials, 1952-2009
This large series contains much of the raw data - typescripts, notes, publications, and a small amount of correspondence - that Osler used in developing her own research and writing. Covering a wide range of topics, from ancient atomism to witchcraft, this series also includes concentrations on philosopher and chemist Robert Boyle, Rene Descartes, and Isaac Newton. Of special note in this series are several folders on feminist theory as it relates to science, and feminist critiques of science. The series is organized alphabetically by topic.
Box-Folder 17.9: Alchemy, 1997-2002
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 17.10: Anatomy - 17th century, circa 1990s
Publications
Box-Folder 17.11: Anti-evolutionary attitudes, 1968-2005
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 17.12: Aquinas, Thomas, 1962-1975
Notes
Box-Folder 17.13: Arabic science, circa 1990s
Notes, typescript
Box-Folder 17.14: Arabs - Islamic science, 2007
Notes
Box-Folder 18.1: Aristotle, 1975-1976
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 18.2: Armogathe, Jean-Robert (authored by), 2002-2008
Publications
Box-Folder 18.3: Astrology, 1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 18.4: Astronomy, history of, 1961-1979
Notes, publications. Annotated: "Contains notes from Victor Thorem's History of Astronomy class from the 1960s."
Box-Folder 18.5: Atomic bomb, undated
Syllabi
Box-Folder 18.6: Atomism - ancient, 1985-1996
Publications, bibliography
Box-Folder 18.7: Bacon, Francis, 1981-1993
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 18.8: Barrow, Isaac - Theological Works, undated
Photoduplication
Box-Folder 18.9: Bernier, Francois, 2000
Publication
Box-Folder 18.10: Bible - New Testament, 1978-1998
Notes
Box-Folder 18.11: Bible - Old Testament, circa 1963
Notes
Box-Folder 18.12: Biology, history of, 1966-1987
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 18.13: Biology, philosophy of reductionism, 1976
Notes
Box-Folder 18.14: Boyle, Robert - afterlife, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 18.15: Boyle, Robert - assorted biographical materials, 1995-2002
Publications
Box-Folder 18.16: Boyle, Robert - chemistry, 1978-1991
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 18.17: Boyle, Robert - chronological bibliography, 1995
Typescript
Box-Folder 19.1: Boyle, Robert - collected notes, circa 1970s
An extensive set of collected notes by Margaret Osler arranged into four volumes.
Box-Folder 19.2: Boyle, Robert - contemporary perception, 2008
Notes
Box-Folder 19.3: Boyle, Robert - final causes, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 19.4: Boyle, Robert - matter, 1979-1996
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 19.5: Boyle, Robert - method, 1984-1987
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 19.6: Boyle, Robert - primary sources, circa 1990-2000
Notes
Box-Folder 19.7: Boyle, Robert - primary sources, 1998-2004
Publications
Box-Folder 20.1: Boyle, Robert - materials written by J. R. Jacob, 1972-1978
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 20.2: Boyle, Robert - materials written by J. J. MacIntosh, 1990-2005
Typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 20.3: Boyle, Robert - materials written by Jan W. Wojcik, 1992
Notes, typescripts. File also includes a copy of Wojcik's Ph. D. thesis Robert Boyle and the Limits of Reason: A Study in the Relationship between Science and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England.
Box-Folder 20.4: Boyle, Robert - theology, 1986-2001
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 20.5: Calvin, John, circa 1965
Notes
Box-Folder 20.6: Cause, philosophical, 1963-1969
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 20.7: Charleton, Walter - Epicurus' Morals, 1998
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 21.1: Charleton, Walter - primary sources, circa 1978
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 21.2: Charleton, Walter - secondary sources, 1967-1998
Correspondence, publications
Box-Folder 21.3: Chemistry, history of, 1955-1985
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 21.4: China, science in, 1969
Notes
Box-Folder 21.5: Christianity, history of, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 21.6: Condemnation of 1277, 1979
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 21.7: Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1964-1977
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 21.8: Creation, Contingency, and Early Modern Science, by Edward B. Davis, Jr, 2002
Typescript, notes
Box-Folder 21.9: d'Alembert, Jean le Rond, circa 1970
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 21.10: Darwin, Charles - evolution and responses to, 1953-2003
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 21.11: Descartes, René, 1970-1986
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 22.1: Descartes, René, circa 1970s
Notes
Box-Folder 22.2: Descartes, René, circa 1990s
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 22.3: Descartes, René, circa 1990s
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 22.4: Descartes, René, 1957-1998
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 22.5: Descartes, René, 1961-1981
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 22.6: Descartes, René, 1954-1972
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 22.7: Descartes, René, 1965-1994
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 22.8: Descartes, René, 1952-1987
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 22.9: Descartes, René, 1988-2001
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 22.10: Descartes, René - matter, 1964-2008
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 23.1: Descartes, René, 1972-2001
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 23.2: Descartes, René, 1960-2001
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 23.3: Descartes, René, 1988-2001
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 23.4: Descartes, René, circa 1980s
Notes
Box-Folder 23.5: Descartes, René, 1967-1983
Publications
Box-Folder 23.6: Descartes, René, 1976-1996
Publications
Box-Folder 23.7: Descartes, René, 2001
Notes
Box-Folder 23.8: Descartes, René, 1971-1991
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 23.9: Diderot, Denis, circa 1967
Notes
Box-Folder 23.10: Digby, Kenelm, 1970-1988
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 24.1: Disciplinary boundaries, 1997
Notes
Box-Folder 24.2: Earth sciences, 1960-1976
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 24.3: Ecology, 1967-1969
Correspondence, publications. Includes letters from Mark Hatfield, Bob Packwood, and A.V. Tunison regarding Paul Ehrlich's article "Eco-Catastrophe!"
Box-Folder 24.4: Embryology, 1966-1978
Notes, typescripts
Box-Folder 24.5: Enlightenment, the, 1974-1985
Notes, typescripts
Box-Folder 24.6: Epicureanism, 1971-2005
Publications
Box-Folder 24.7: Essentialism, 1989-1996
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 24.8: Eternal verities, 2002-2003
Notes, typescripts
Box-Folder 24.9: Ethics, circa 1969
Notes
Box-Folder 24.10: Evolution, 1957-2005
Notes, typescripts, publication
Box-Folder 24.11: Final causes - William Harvey, circa 1980s
Notes
Box-Folder 24.12: Foucault, Michel, 1981-1993
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 24.13: Freud, Sigmund, 1982-1993
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 25.1: Galileo - assorted, 1970-1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 25.2: Galileo and the church, 1964-1999
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 25.3: Garin, Pierre, Thèses Cartèsiennes et Thèses Thomistes, 1931
Photoduplication
Box-Folder 25.4: Genetics, 1968-1975
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 25.5: Greeks - history and culture, circa 1965
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 25.6: Greek medicine and biology, 1953-1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 25.7: Greek philosophy, 1964-1979
Notes
Box-Folder 25.8: Greek science, 1962
Notes
Box-Folder 25.9: Gilbert, William, 1978
Notes
Box-Folder 25.10: Harvey, William, 1964-1999
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 25.11: Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1975
Publication
Box-Folder 25.12: Hermetic tradition, 1967-1988
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 26.1: Historiography, 1980
Publication
Box-Folder 26.2: History and philosophy of science propaganda, 1970
Publications
Box-Folder 26.3: History of science, 1960-1986
Notes, publications, bibliographies. Annotation reads: "The reading lists here pertained to MJO's years at Indiana."
Box-Folder 26.4: Hobbes, Thomas, 1962-2003
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 26.5: Hooke, Robert, circa 1968
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 26.6: Hume, David, 1976-1993
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 26.7: Huygens, Christiaan, 1969-2004
Publications
Box-Folder 26.8: Ideology, 1981
Notes
Box-Folder 26.9: Industrial Revolution, 1969-1974
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 26.10: Intelligence quotient, 1977-1994
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 26.11: Jesuits, 1968-1986
Publications
Box-Folder 26.12: Jung, Carl, 1971-1974
Notes
Box-Folder 26.13: Kant, Immanuel, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 27.1: Kepler, Johannes, 1981-1985
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 27.2: Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste, 1977
Notes
Box-Folder 27.3: Laws of nature, 1995
Publication
Box-Folder 27.4: Leibniz, Gottfried, 1971-1989
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 27.5: Libertinism, 1996-2002
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 27.6: Locke, John - assorted, circa 1960
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 27.7: Locke, John - intellectual relations, 1984-1994
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 27.8: Locke, John and Robert Boyle - real essences, circa 1968
Notes
Box-Folder 27.9: Lysenko, Trofim, 1977
Notes
Box-Folder 27.10: Magic, science and religion, 1984-1987
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 27.11: Marx, Karl, circa 1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 27.12: Matter - general, 1978-1988
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.1: Mechanical philosophy, 1983-1991
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.2: Mechanical philosophy - methodological issues, 1984-1993
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.3: Mechanical philosophy - minor figures, circa 1997
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.4: Medicine, history of, 1966-1984
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.5: Medicine - institutions and the profession, circa 1970s
Notes
Box-Folder 28.6: Medieval history, circa 1973
Notes
Box-Folder 28.7: Medieval philosophy, 1958-1987
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.8: Medieval physics, circa 1964
Notes
Box-Folder 28.9: Mersenne, Marin, 1981-1993
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.10: Metaphor in philosophy, 1984
Notes
Box-Folder 28.11: Millenarianism, 1991
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 28.12: Mind-body connection, 1990
Publication
Box-Folder 29.1: More, Henry, 1978-2006
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 29.2: Myth, 1985
Notes
Box-Folder 29.3: Natural philosophy textbooks - 17th century, undated
Notes
Box-Folder 29.4: Natural theology, circa 1979
Notes
Box-Folder 29.5: Natural theology, 1998
Notes
Box-Folder 29.6: Nature and the natural, 1984-1994
Notes, typescript
Box-Folder 29.7: Naturphilosophie, 1982
Notes
Box-Folder 29.8: Naudé, Gabriel, 2004-2005
Publications
Box-Folder 29.9: Near East - ancient, circa 1963
Notes
Box-Folder 29.10: Newton, Isaac, 1963-1996
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 29.11: Newton, Isaac - materials written by B. J. T. Dobbs, 1980-1988
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 29.12: Newton, Isaac - manuscripts for translation, 1966-1971
Notes
Box-Folder 29.13: Newton, Isaac - matter and force, 1963-1982
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 29.14: Newton, Isaac - methodology, 1965-1975
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 29.15: Newton, Isaac - ontological status of force, circa 1970s
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 30.1: Newton, Isaac - physics, 1969-1980
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 30.2: Newton, Isaac - theology, 1966-1994
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 30.3: Newtonianism - assorted, 1973-1986
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 30.4: Newtonianism - post-Newtonian theories of matter, 1968-1971
Notes, typescripts, publications
Box-Folder 30.5: Nominalism, circa 1976
Notes
Box-Folder 30.6: Ockham, William, circa 1978
Notes
Box-Folder 30.7: Omnipotence and Promise:  The Legacy of the Scholastic Distinction of Powers, by Francis Oakley, 2002
Typescript
Box-Folder 30.8: Pascal, Blaise, 1979-2001
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 30.9: Paracelsus, circa 1960s
Notes
Box-Folder 30.10: Philosophy, history of
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 30.11: Philosophy of science, 1963-1970
Bibliographies
Box-Folder 30.12: Philosophy of science, 1964-1984
Notes
Box-Folder 30.13: Physics - 17th century, circa 1980s
Notes
Box-Folder 30.14: Physics - 17th century, 2006
Notes
Box-Folder 31.1: Physics - 18th century, circa 1980s
Notes
Box-Folder 31.2: Physics, history of, 1964-1987
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 31.3: Physics of the Eucharist, 1992
Notes, typescript
Box-Folder 31.4: Physiology, circa 1980s
Notes
Box-Folder 31.5: Pintard, Ren, 1975-2002
Publications, bibliography
Box-Folder 31.6: Plato, circa 1963
Notes
Box-Folder 31.7: Platonism, 1995
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 31.8: Predestination, circa 1988
Notes
Box-Folder 31.9: Pre-Socratics, circa 1965
Notes
Box-Folder 31.10: Probabilism, 1974-1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 31.11: Psychical research, circa 1970s
Typescripts
Box-Folder 31.12: Race, historical, 1954-1978
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 31.13: Ray, John, circa 1960s
Notes
Box-Folder 31.14: Reformation, the, 1963-2009
Notes, typescripts
Box-Folder 31.15: Relativity, 1988
Newspaper Clippings
Box-Folder 31.16: Religion - 17th century France, circa 1975
Notes
Box-Folder 31.17: Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 1998-2002
Notes, background materials
Box-Folder 32.1: Renaissance, 1966-1975
Notes, bibliographies
Box-Folder 32.2: Renaissance - philosophy, circa 1983
Notes
Box-Folder 32.3: Renaissance - science and technology, circa 1975
Notes
Box-Folder 32.4: Renaissance - universities, 2001
Publication
Box-Folder 32.5: Rochmontrix, Camille de - La Fleche, 1889
Photoduplication
Box-Folder 32.6: Romans, 1984
Notes
Box-Folder 32.7: Scepticism, 1979-2006
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 32.8: Science and literature, circa 1960s
Notes, typescript
Box-Folder 32.9: Science and religion, 1958-1999
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 32.10: Science and religion - 17th century providence and creation, 1984-2003
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 32.11: Science and society, 1973-1977
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 32.12: Science and society in the 17th century (Merton, et. al.), 1963-1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 32.13: Scientific change, 1970-1975
Publications
Box-Folder 33.1: Scientific change, 1976-1982
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.2: Scientific instruments, 1995
Notes
Box-Folder 33.3: Scientific method, circa 1967-1970
Notes
Box-Folder 33.4: Scientific revolution, 1976-1991
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.5: Scientific societies, 1960-1975
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.6: Scopes trial, 1976-1986
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.7: Scotus, Duns, circa 1970s
Notes
Box-Folder 33.8: Scripture and history, 1979
Notes, typescripts
Box-Folder 33.9: Sex, 1992-2005
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.10: Social Darwinism, 1966-1977
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.11: Social factors - England, 1971-1980
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.12: Social factors - France, 1971-1985
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 33.13: Social factors - Germany, 1971-1984
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.1: Social factors - Russia, 1972-1986
Publications
Box-Folder 34.2: Social factors - Scotland, 1981
Publication
Box-Folder 34.3: Social factors - United States of America, 1976-1979
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.4: Social sciences, history of, 1964-1980
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.5: Sociobiology, 1979-1987
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.6: Sociology of science, 1982-1984
Notes, typescript
Box-Folder 34.7: Soul, immortality of the, circa 1980s
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.8: Space - 18th century, circa 1975
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.9: Stoicism, 1983-1984
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.10: Stoics - ancient, circa 1986
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.11: Supreme Court cases, circa 1971
Publications
Box-Folder 34.12: Sydenham, Thomas, circa 1967
Notes
Box-Folder 34.13: Taxonomy, 1976-1980
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 34.14: Technology, 1972-1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 35.1: Theology, circa 1980s
Notes
Box-Folder 35.2: Time and eternity - 17th century, 1977-2009
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 35.3: Universities - 17th century, 1981-1984
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 35.4: Universities - medieval, circa 1975
Notes
Box-Folder 35.5: Values and science, circa 1970s
Typescripts
Box-Folder 35.6: Voluntarism, 1990-2002
Notes, typescript
Box-Folder 35.7: Whewell, William, circa 1967
Notes
Box-Folder 35.8: White, Thomas, 1992
Publication
Box-Folder 35.9: Witchcraft, 1962-1983
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 35.10: Women and science, 1973-1997
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 35.11: Women and science, 1977-1987
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 35.12: Women and science - feminist critiques of science, 1980-1989
Notes, typescripts
Box-Folder 35.13: Women and science - feminist theory, 1980-1989
Notes, publications
Box-Folder 36.1: Women and science - homosexuality, 1993-1994
Typescript, bibliography
Box-Folder 36.2: Women and science - Shapiro, Barbara, 1988-2003
Typescripts, publications, correspondence
Box-Folder 36.3: Women in science, 1978-1980
Notes, publications
Series 5: Pierre Gassendi: Translations and Research, 1957-2007

Series 5 is comprised of Osler’s translations of French philosopher, priest, astronomer, and mathematician Pierre Gassendi’s work, Syntagma Philosophicum (or, Philosophical Treatise), a project she worked on for over 30 years, primarily in the late 1980s through the mid-1990s. The majority of the materials in this series are typescripts of the translations Osler made; the project was never completed, and none of her translations were published.

The materials in this series were originally housed in binders, which were discarded due to preservation concerns; the binder titles / groupings were retained as sub-series: Sub-series 1. General Subject Files, 1961-2008; Sub-series 2. Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Logic and Physics, Books 1 – 3, circa 1980-2000; Sub-series 3. Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Physics, Books 4 – 7, circa 1980-2000; Sub-series 4. Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Physics 2 and 3, Ethics, circa 1980-2000; Sub-series 5. Volume III and Volume VI Translations, circa 1980-2000; and Sub-series 6. Volume III Translations: Little Syntagma, Exercitationes, Disquisitio, circa 1980-2000.

Sub-Series 1: General Subject Files, 1961-2008
Box-Folder 36.4: Church, the, 1991-2008
Box-Folder 36.5: Correspondence, circa 1980s
Notes, Publication
Box-Folder 36.6: Correspondence regarding Gassendi translations, 1989-1995
In Box 41 - Move to Box 36 and consolidate
Box-Folder 36.7: Descartes, 1978-1980
Notes, Publications
Box-Folder 36.8: Ethics, 1989-1995
Publications
Box-Folder 36.9: Fludd,  Robert, 1964-1982
Notes, Publications
Box-Folder 36.10: Gventsadze, Veronica (materials written by), 2002
Notes, Typescripts
Box-Folder 36.11: Hobbes, Thomas, 2000-2001
Publications
Box-Folder 36.12: Immortality of the soul, 1961-1991
Notes, Publications
Box-Folder 36.13: Intellectual relations, 1990-2005
Publications
Box-Folder 36.14: Knowledge, 1980-1994
Publications, Typescript
Box-Folder 36.15: Matter, 1986-1991
Notes, Typescripts, Publications
Box-Folder 37.1: Matter, 2000-2007
Notes, Typescripts, Publications
Box-Folder 37.2: Method, 1970-1983
Notes, Publication
Box-Folder 37.3: Primary sources, circa 1980s
Notes, Publications
Box-Folder 37.4: Religion and theology, 1967-1992
Notes, Typescripts, Publications
Box-Folder 37.5: Sarasohn, Lisa (materials written by), 1979-1987
Notes, Typescripts, Publications
Box-Folder 37.6: Scepticism, 2000
Notes, Publications
Box-Folder 37.7: Secondary sources, 1978-1999
Notes, Publications
Sub-Series 2: Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Logic and Physics, Books 1-3, circa 1980-2000
Box-Folder 37.8: "What Philosophy Is"
Vol. 1, Introduction, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 37.9: "On the End of Philosophy"
Vol. 1, Introduction, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 37.10: "The Division of Philosophy"
Vol. 1, Introduction, Chapter 9
Box-Folder 37.11: "How Logic is Named, Defined, and Divided"
Vol. 1, Proemial Chapter
Box-Folder 37.12: "The Origin and Invention of Logic"
Vol. 1, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 37.13: "The Logic of Epicurus"
Vol. 1, Chapter 7
Box-Folder 37.14: "The Logic of Bacon"
Vol. 1, Chapter 10
Box-Folder 37.15: "The Logic of Descartes"
Vol. 1, Chapter 11
Box-Folder 37.16: "Logical Principles - in 4 Parts"
Preface, Vol. 1, Logic
Box-Folder 37.17: "Principles of Logic, First Part: Of Simple Things of the Imagination"
Vol. 1, Logic
Box-Folder 38.1: "Prooemium"
Vol. 1, Physics
Box-Folder 38.2: "Preface"
Vol. 1, Physics
Box-Folder 38.3: "On the Universe and World, Which It Embraces, or On the Nature of Things.  What Various Philosophers Understand by the Universe"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 1
Box-Folder 38.4: "On Place and Time, the Space and Duration of Things"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 2
Box-Folder 38.5: "That Empty Space is Given and First that Which They Call Separate or Extra-Mundane"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 2, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 38.6: "That the Disseminated Void or Void Spaces Interspersed in the Bodies of the World are Given"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 2, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 38.7: "That There is Given in the World a Larger or Coacervatum Void"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 2, Chapter 4
Box-Folder 38.8: "On the Recent Experiments on the Large or Coacervatum Void, by the Work of Mercury"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 2, Chapter 5
Box-Folder 38.9: "That Place is Nothing Other then Space Here Described"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 2, Chapter 6
Box-Folder 38.10: "What Time is and How it is Distinguished from Eternity"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 2, Chapter 7
Box-Folder 38.11: "Index"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3
Box-Folder 38.12: "That there is, and by Necessity, a Material Principle, and that there is Necessarily a First Matter"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 38.13: "According to the Established Opinions, from the Beginning Matter has been Provided with Elementary Qualities, which are Called Primary"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 38.14: "According to the Established Opinions, Matter is Affected by Certain Qualities which are Called Secondary"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 38.15: "According to the Established Opinions that Matter...[Greek] is Devoid of All Qualities (Except Figure, According to Some)"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3, Chapter 4
Box-Folder 38.16: "According to the Established Opinion Matter Consists Only of Atoms or Corpuscles which are Endowed with Magnitude, Figure and Weight"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3, Chapter 5
Box-Folder 38.17: "Of the Properties of these Atoms, Particularly Magnitude and Figure"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3, Chapter 6
Box-Folder 38.18: "On Weight and that it is the Cause of the Motion of Atoms"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 3, Chapter 7
Sub-Series 3: Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Logic and Physics, Books 4-7, circa 1980-2000
Box-Folder 38.19: "Index"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4
Box-Folder 38.20: "On the Nature of the Universe.  On the Efficient Principle or Causes of Things.  Of What Kind they are, which Causes are Looked for by Physics"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 38.21: "That Among Causes, One is Given First of All; or which is the Same that God Is"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 38.22: "In Order that the Form is Perceived by which we Know God"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 38.23: "What Kind of Perfections which we Understand to be God"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 4
Box-Folder 38.24: "That God is the Author or Productive Cause of the World"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 5
Box-Folder 38.25: "That God is Ruler or Governing Cause of the World"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 6
Box-Folder 39.1: "That God Rules with Special Care for Human Kind"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 7
Box-Folder 39.2: "On the Efficient Principle, or the Causes of Things"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 4, Chapter 8 [non-Osler publication]
Box-Folder 39.3: "Index"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 5
Box-Folder 39.4: "On the Motion and Change of Things. What Motion Is; and Whether it is Given"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 5, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.5: Headings for untranslated chapters
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 5, Chapters 2-5. Chapter headings are as follows: On Natural and Violent Motion; On the Acceleration of Motion in Falling Things, and on the Proportion by which they Accelerate; On the Motion of Projected Things; On Reflex Motion and on the Vibrations of Pendula.
Box-Folder 39.6: "Whether and by what Motion Differs from Change and to what Extent they are the Same as Action and Passion"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 5, Chapter 6
Box-Folder 39.7: "On Movement and Change"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 5, Chapter 7 [non-Osler publication]
Box-Folder 39.8: "Index"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6
Box-Folder 39.9: "On the Qualities of Things. What Qualities are, and what Kinds of Things they are Contained In"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.10: "Of Rarity, Density, Transparency and Opacity"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 39.11: "Of Size, Shape, Subtility [sic], Dullness, Smoothness, and Roughness"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 39.12: "On Motive Force, Faculty, and Disposition"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 4
Box-Folder 39.13: "On Heaviness and Lightness"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 5
Box-Folder 39.14: "Of Heat and Cold"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 6
Box-Folder 39.15: "On Taste and Smell"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 9
Box-Folder 39.16: "On Light"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 11
Box-Folder 39.17: "On Color"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 12
Box-Folder 39.18: "On Images or Likenesses which are Called Visible and Intentional Species"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 13
Box-Folder 39.19: "On the Qualities which are Called Occult"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 6, Chapter 14
Box-Folder 39.20: "On the Origin and Death or Generation and Corruption of Things. To the Extent that they are who Distinguish the Origin and Death or Generation and Corruption from Alteration"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 1, Book 7, Chapter 1
Sub-Series 4: Translation of Syntagma Philosophicum, in Opera Omnia, Physics 2 and 3, Ethics, circa 1980-2000
Box-Folder 39.21: "On the Effects of the Stars. What Effects the Stars Produce in these Lower Regions and by what Means"
Vol. 1, Physics, Section 2, Book 6, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.22: "On the Use of Parts in Animals"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 2, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 39.23: "On the Soul. What the Soul is and Whether it is Incorporeal?"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 3, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.24: "Who Makes the Soul Corporeal?"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 3, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 39.25: "What is the Soul of Brutes?"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 3, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 39.26: "What is the Human Soul?"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 3, Chapter 4
Box-Folder 39.27: "On Inanimate Earthy Things. On Stones and Metals. On Metals and their Transmutation."
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 3, Chapter 6
Box-Folder 39.28: "Appendix II. Gassendi on Generation."
In Marcello Malpighi and the Evolution of Embryology, by Howard B. Adelmann. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press.
Box-Folder 39.29: "On the Generation of Animals. On Animals Born Spontaneously."
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3B, Book 4, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.30: "On Sensation in General. On the Organs of Sense."
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 6, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.31: "Of the Mode of Perceiving and Sensibles [sic]"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 6, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 39.32: "On the Special Senses.  On Touch and Touching."
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 7, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.33: "On Sight and Vision"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 6, Chapter 5
Box-Folder 39.34: "On the Phantasy, or the Imagination. What is the Phantasy and How Many are There?"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 8, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 39.35: "Whether the Common Sense is Something Distinct from the Phantasy"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 8, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 40.1: "On the Intellect, or the Mind. That the Rational Soul is an Incorporeal Substance Created by God and Infused in the Body, like and Informing Form."
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 9, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 40.2: "On the Immortality of Souls. Who Admitted the Immortality of Souls and Who Denied It?"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3B, Book 14, Chapter 1
Box-Folder 40.3: "That the Human Soul is Immortal. From Faith, From Physics and From Morals."
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3, Book 14, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 40.4: "Epicurus' Objections to the Immortality of Souls, Refuted"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3B, Book 14, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 40.5: "On the State of the Rational Soul after Death, where and about Resurrection"
Vol. 2, Physics, Section 3B, Book 14, Chapter 4 [includes notes]
Box-Folder 40.6: "Index"
Part III, Ethics [includes notes]
Box-Folder 40.7: "Part III, which is Ethics"
Preface [typescript]
Box-Folder 40.8: "On Liberty, Fortune, Fate, and Divination. What is Liberty or Free Will?"
Ethics, Book 3, Chapter 1. Annotated "Based on translation by Lisa Sarasohn."
Box-Folder 40.9: "What are Fortune and Fate?"
Ethics, Book 3, Chapter 2
Box-Folder 40.10: "How Fate Can be Reconciled with Fortune and Liberty"
Ethics, Book 3, Chapter 3
Box-Folder 40.11: "What is the Meaning of Divination, or the Foreknowledge of Future and Merely Fortuitous Things?"
Ethics, Book 3, Chapter 4
Sub-Series 5: Volume III and Volume IV Translations, circa 1980-2000
Box-Folder 40.12: To the Reverend and Learned Father F. Marin Mersenne of the Minim Order, in "Consideration of the Philosophy of Fludd."
Preface to Against Fludd in Opera Omnia, Vol. 3 [typescript]
Box-Folder 40.13: On the Book of Edward Herbert of England, On Truth.
Segment of On the Book of Herbert of Cherbury in Opera Omnia, Vol. 3
Box-Folder 40.14: Translation of Three Letters Concerning the Motion Imparted by a Moving Body.
Publication unknown.
Box-Folder 41.1: Inaugural Oration Held in the Parisian Royal College in the Year 1645, on the Day November 23.
Opera Omnia, Vol. 4
Box-Folder 41.2: Assorted letters
Opera Omnia, Vol. 6
Box-Folder 41.3: Assorted letters
Gassendi to N. C. F. de Peiresc
Box-Folder 41.4: Assorted letters
Gassendi to Marin Mersenne
Box-Folder 41.5: Untranslated copy of Septo Cordis Pervio, ["Pores of the Septum"]
Box-Folder 41.6: The life of N. C. F. de Peiresc
Includes notes and translations of letters from Gassendi to Peiresc.
Box-Folder 41.7: Pierre Gassendi, The Vanity of Judiciary Astrology. Or Divination by the Stars.
Box-Folder 41.8: The history of astronomy
Notes
Box-Folder 41.9: Abrege de la philosophie de Gassendi en VIII Tomes, by Francois Bernier
Notes
Sub-Series 6: Volume III Translations: Little Syntagma, Exercitationes, Disquisitos, circa 1980-2000
Box-Folder 41.10: "Praefatio"
From Philosophiae Epicuri Syntagma, Opera Omnia, Volume 3 [includes notes]
Box-Folder 41.11: "Canon of Another Criterion Innate Ideas or Anticipation"
From Philosophiae Epicuri Syntagma, Opera Omnia, Volume 3
Box-Folder 41.12: "Second Part of Philosophy, which is Physics or about Nature"
From Philosophiae Epicuri Syntagma, Opera Omnia, Volume 3
Box-Folder 41.13: "Dissertationes en Forme de Paradoxes contres les Aristoteliciens (Exercitationes Paradoxicae Adversus Aristoteleos)"
Opera Omnia, Volume 3. Translated by Bernard Rochot.
Box-Folder 41.14: "Disquisitio Metaphysica: Se Dubitationes et Instantiae Adversus Renati Cartesii Metaphysicam et Responsa"
Opera Omnia, Volume 3. Translated by Bernard Rochot.
Series 6: Publications, 1961-2010

Series 6 contains manuscripts of articles and speeches written by Margaret Osler, as well as reprints of her published papers and her reviews of the writings of other scholars. The series also includes materials related to the books that Osler wrote and edited, including correspondence and published reviews. An advance copy of her final book, Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding in Early Modern Europe, is included in this series. Also of note in this series are bound copies of Osler’s Master’s thesis, Pierre Gassendi: A Study of the Philosophical Foundations of the New Science, and her PhD dissertation, John Locke and Some Philosophical Problems in the Science of Boyle and Newton, both from Indiana University.

Materials in this series are arranged chronologically, and have been subdivided into the following sub-series: Sub-series 1. Articles, 1970-2007; Sub-series 2. Books, 1960-2010; and Sub-series 3. Manuscripts, 1961-2010.

Sub-Series 1: Articles, 1970-2007
Box-Folder 41.15: "John Locke and the Changing Ideal of Scientific Knowledge." Journal of the History of Ideas, 31, 1: 3-16., 1970
Box-Folder 41.16: Review of The Methodological Heritage of Newton, Robert E. Butts and John W. Davis, editors.  Science, 170, 3954:153., 1970
Box-Folder 41.17: Review of Locke and the Compass of Human Understanding. A Selective Commentary on the 'Essay', John W. Yolton, editor. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science., circa 1970
Box-Folder 41.18: Review of John Pecham and the Science of Optics, David C. Lindberg, editor.  Journal of the History of Philosophy, 9, 4: 510., 1971
Box-Folder 41.19: Review of Francis Bacon and Denis Diderot: Philosophers of Science, by Lilo K. Luxembourg.  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 2, 1: 91-95., 1971
Box-Folder 41.20: Review of "Atoms and Powers: An Essay on Newtonian Matter-Theory and the Development of Chemistry," by Arnold Thackray. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 10, 1: 95-96., 1972
Box-Folder 41.21: Review of Hamlet's Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time, by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 10, 4: 479-480., 1972
Box-Folder 41.22: "Galileo, Motion, and Essences." Isis, 64, 4: 504-509., 1973
Box-Folder 42.1: Review of De Igne: A Post-Aristotelian View of the Nature of Fire, Victor Coutant, editor. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 12, 2: 256., 1974
Box-Folder 42.2: "Physical Sciences, History of." Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition., 1974
Box-Folder 42.3: "Descartes and Charleton on Nature and God." Journal of the History of Ideas, 40: 445-456., 1979
Box-Folder 42.4: "Certainty, Scepticism, and Scientific Optimism: The Roots of Eighteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Scientific Knowledge." In Probability, Time, and Space in Eighteenth-Century Literature, Paula R. Backscheider, editor.  New York: AMS Press., 1979
Box-Folder 42.5: "Apocryphal Knowledge: The Misuse of Science." In Science, Pseudo-science and Society, Marsha P. Hanen, Margaret J. Osler, Robert G. Weyant, editors.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press., 1980
Box-Folder 42.6: Review of The Impact of Modern Scientific Ideas on Society: In Commemoration of Einstein, Colette M. Kinnon, A. N. Kholodilin and J. G. Richardson, editors. Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, 33: 171-172., 1983
Box-Folder 42.7: "Providence and Divine Will in Gassendi's Views on Scientific Knowledge." Journal of the History of Ideas, 44, 4: 549-560., 1983
Box-Folder 42.8: Review of Principles of Philosophy by Rene Descartes, translated by Valentine Rodger Miller and Reese P. Miller.  Isis, 75, 2: 418-419., 1984
Box-Folder 42.9: "Eternal Truths and the Laws of Nature: The Theological Foundations of Descartes' Philosophy of Nature." Journal of the History of Ideas, 46: 349-362., 1985
Box-Folder 42.10: "Baptizing Epicurean atomism: Pierre Gassendi on the immortality of the soul." In Religion, Science, and Worldview: Essays in honor of Richard S. Westfall, Margaret J. Osler and Paul Lawrence Farber, editors. New York: Cambridge University Press., 1985
Box-Folder 42.11: Review of John Locke and Medicine by Patrick Romanell. Isis, 76, 3: 446-447., 1985
Box-Folder 42.12: Review of Science, Faith, and Politics: Francis Bacon and the Utopian Roots of the Modern Age - A Commentary on Bacon's Advancement of Learning, by Jerry Weinberger. Isis, 77, 3: 544., 1986
Box-Folder 42.13: Review of Ideas, Qualities, and Corpuscles: Locke and Boyle on the External World, by Peter Alexander.  Isis, 77, 4: 715., 1986
Box-Folder 42.14: Review of Between Poland and the Ukraine: The Dilemma of Adam Kysil, 1600-1653 by Frank E. Sysyn.  Publication unknown., circa 1986
Box-Folder 42.15: Review of The Natural Philosophy of Leibniz, Kathleen Okruhlik and James Robert Brown, editors.  Isis, 78, 2: 304-305., 1987
Box-Folder 42.16: Review of Causa e spiegazione: La fisica de Pierre Gassendi by Marco Messeri.  Isis, 78, 1: 131., 1987
Box-Folder 42.17: Review of Establishing the New Science: The Experience of the Early Royal Society by Michael Hunter.  Publication unknown., circa 1989
Box-Folder 42.18: "John Locke and the Changing Ideal of Scientific Knowledge." In Philosophy, Religion and Science in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, John W. Yolton, editor.  Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press., 1990
Box-Folder 42.19: Review of Thomas Hobbes: The Unity of Scientific and Moral Wisdom by Gary B. Herbert. Isis, 81, 4: 773-774., 1990
Box-Folder 42.20: Review of Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice, by Nancy G. Siraisi. Journal of Interdisciplinary History., 1991
Box-Folder 42.21: "Fortune, fate, and divination: Gassendi's voluntarist theology and the baptism of Epicureanism." In Atoms, Pneuma and Tranquility: Epicurean and Stoic Themes in European Thought, Margaret J. Osler, editor.  New York: Cambridge University Press., 1991
Box-Folder 42.22: "Introduction." In Atoms, Pneuma and Tranquility: Epicurean and Stoic Themes in European Thought, Margaret J. Osler, editor.  New York: Cambridge University Press. [Margaret J. Osler and Letizia A. Panizza]., 1991
Box-Folder 42.23: Review of Mersenne and the Learning of the Schools, by Peter Dear. History of Universities, 11: 269-270., 1991
Box-Folder 42.24: Review of The Epicurean Tradition, by Howard Jones. Isis, 82, 4: 706., 1991
Box-Folder 42.25: Review of Particles and Ideas: Bishop Berkeley's Corpuscularian Philosophy by Gabriel Moked.  Isis, 82, 1: 143-144., 1991
Box-Folder 42.26: Review of Laws and Symmetry by Bas C. Van Fraassen.  Publication unknown., circa 1991
Box-Folder 42.27: "Descartes, Natural Philosopher." Essay review in  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 23, 3: 509-518., 1992
Box-Folder 42.28: "The intellectual sources of Robert Boyle's philosophy of nature: Gassendi's voluntarism and Boyle's physico-theological project." In Philosophy, science and religion in England, 1640-1700, Richard Kroll, Richard Ashcraft, Perez Zagorin, editors. New York: Cambridge University Press., 1992
Box-Folder 42.29: "Ancients, Moderns, and the History of Philosophy: Gassendi's Epicurean Project." In The Rise of Modern Philosophy: The Tension between the New and Traditional Philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz, Tom Sorrell, editor.  Oxford, England: Clarendon Press., 1993
Box-Folder 42.30: Review of Cartesian Women: Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime, by Erica Harth. Isis, 84, 3: 582-583., 1993
Box-Folder 42.31: "The Year of Gassendi." Essay review in Annals of Science, 51: 281-285., 1994
Box-Folder 42.32: Review of Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture by William Eamon. American Scientist, 83: 199., 1995
Box-Folder 42.33: Review of Geometria e atomismo nella scuola galileiana, Massimo Bucciantini and Maurizio Torrini, editors. Isis, 86, 1: 111., 1995
Box-Folder 42.34: Review of Renaissance and Revolution: Humanists, Scholars, Craftsmen, and Natural Philosophers in Early Modern Europe, J. V. Field and Frank A. J. L. James, editors. Isis, 86, 2: 323., 1995
Box-Folder 42.35: "Divine Will and Mathematical Truth: Gassendi and Descartes on the Status of the Eternal Truths." In Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections and Replies, Roger Ariew and Marjorie Grene, editors. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press., 1995
Box-Folder 42.36: "Volonte divine et verite mathematique: le conflit entre Descartes et Gassendi sur le statut des verite eternelles." In Gassendi et l'Europe, Sylvia Murr, editor.  Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin., 1995
Box-Folder 42.37: Review of Robert Boyle Reconsidered, Michael Hunter, editor. The Scriblerian, 27: 229-230., 1995
Box-Folder 42.38: Review of Music and Science in the Age of Galileo, Victor Coelho, editor. Recensioni, 32: 165-166., 1995
Box-Folder 42.39: Review of The Battle of Gods and Giants: The Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715, by Thomas M. Lennon. Journal of Modern History, 67, 4: 904-906., 1995
Box-Folder 42.40: Review of A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England, by Steven Shapin. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 27, 1: 121-122., 1996
Box-Folder 42.41: Review of Science and the Shape of Orthodoxy: Intellectual Change in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain, by Michael Hunter. Albion, 28, 3: 489-490., 1996
Box-Folder 42.42: Review of Discipline and Experience: The Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution, by Peter Dear. Early Science and Medicine, 2: 103-105., 1997
Box-Folder 42.43: "Richard S. Westfall, 22 April 1924 - 21 August 1996." Isis, 88, 1: 178-181., 1997
Box-Folder 42.44: Review of The Crisis of Causality: Voetius and Descartes on God, Nature and Change, by J. A. van Ruler. British Journal for the History of Science, 30: 233-234., 1997
Box-Folder 42.45: Review of The Royal Society and its Fellows, 1660-1700: The Morphology of an Early Scientific Institution by Michael Hunter. Recensioni, 34: 375., 1997
Box-Folder 42.46: "Medieval Natural Philosophy in Context." Essay Review of Before Science: The Invention of the Friars' Natural Philosophy, by Roger French and Andrew Cunningham. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 29, 2: 305-311., 1998
Box-Folder 42.47: Review of Hume on Miracles and Hume on Natural Religion, Stanley Tweyman, editor.  Studies in Religion, 27, 1: 87-88., 1998
Box-Folder 42.48: "Robert Boyle Recovered." Essay Review of The Works of Robert Boyle, Michael Hunter and Edward. Davis, editors. Isis, 92, 2., 2001
Box-Folder 42.49: "The History of Philosophy and the History of Philosophy: A Plea for Textual History in Context." Journal of the History of Philosophy, 40, 4: 529-533., 2002
Box-Folder 42.50: "New Wine in Old Bottles: Gassendi and the Aristotelian Origin of Physics." Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 26: 167-184., 2002
Box-Folder 42.51: "Scienza e teologia." In Storia della scienza, Sandro Petruccioli, editor. Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana., 2004
Box-Folder 42.52: "Charleton, Walter" [and] "Gassendi, Pierre." In Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, Jonathan Dewald, editor. San Francisco: Charles Scribner's Sons., 2004
Box-Folder 42.53: "Mechanical Philosophy." In New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Maryanne Cline Horowitz, editor. San Francisco: Charles Scribner's Sons., 2005
Box-Folder 42.54: "Descartes's Optics: Light, the Eye, and Visual Perception." In A Companion to Descartes, Janet Broughton and John Carriero, editors. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell., 2007
Sub-Series 2: Books, 1960-2010
Box-Folder 42.55: Pierre Gassendi: A Study of the Philosophical Foundations of the New Science, 1966
Master's thesis, Indiana University.
Box-Folder 43.1: John Locke and Some Philosophical Problems in the Science of Boyle and Newton, 1968
Ph. D. dissertation, Indiana University.
Box-Folder 43.2: Divine Will and the Mechanical Philosophy: Gassendi and Descartes on Contingency and Necessity in the Created World, 1978-2002
Correspondence, notes, referee's reports, published reviews
Box-Folder 43.3: Science, Pseudo-science and Society, Marsha P. Hanen, Margaret J. Osler and Robert G. Weyant, editors., 1981-1983
Box-Folder 43.4: Religion, Science, and Worldview: Essays in Honor of Richard S. Westfall, Margaret J. Osler and Paul Lawrence Farber, editors., 1986-2002
Published reviews
Box-Folder 43.5: Atoms, Pneuma and Tranquility: Epicurean and Stoic Themes in European Thought, Margaret J. Osler, editor., 1990-1995
Correspondence, Published reviews
Box-Folder 43.6: Proposed book on final causes by Margaret Osler, 1995-1999
Notes, Outline
Box-Folder 43.7: Proposed history of science textbook edited by Margaret Osler and Lawrence Principe, 1997
Notes
Box-Folder 43.8: Science in Theistic Contexts: Cognitive Dimensions, John Hedley Brooke, Margaret J. Osler and Jitse M. van der Meer, editors., 1998-2009
Correspondence, notes, referee's reviews, published reviews
Box-Folder 44.1: Proposed book titled The Late, Great Scientific Revolution, by Andrew Cunningham and Margaret Osler, 2000-2001
Notes, outline, grant proposals
Box-Folder 44.2: Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding in Early Modern Europe, 2001-2008
Correspondence, notes, background material
Box-Folder 44.3: Rethinking the Scientific Revolution, Margaret J. Osler, editor., 2002-2006
Published reviews
Box-Folder 44.4: Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding in Early Modern Europe, 2010
The Johns Hopkins University Press; Baltimore, Maryland. Advance copy.
Sub-Series 3: Manuscripts, 1961-2010
Box-Folder 44.5: On Strawson's Criticism of Russell's Theory of Descriptions, 1961-1962
Typescript, notes, background material. Essay written for Philosophy 108 class, Swarthmore College. Folder also contains Osler's class notes for Philosophy 108, "Symbolic Logic" and Philosophy 52, "Social Philosophy."
Box-Folder 44.6: Reason and the Acquisition of Knowledge in Montaigne, Erasmus, and Machiavelli, 1966-1967
Typescript, notes, background material
Box-Folder 44.7: On the Impossibility of Synthetic A Priori Knowledge, 1970
Typescript, notes, background material
Box-Folder 44.8: Newton, Force, and the Mechanical Philosophy, 1970-1974
Typescript, notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 44.9: "From Immanent Natures to Nature as Artifice: The Reinterpretation of Final Causes in Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy.", 1972-1999
Typescript, notes, correspondence, referee's reviews, background material. Published in The Monist, Vol.79 (3), pp.388-407.
Box-Folder 44.10: The Twilight of Probability and the Staving Off of Ignorance: Background to a Discussion of Probability in 17th- and 18th-century Thought, 1974
Transcript. Presentation delivered to the Eighteenth-Century Seminar, Modern Language Association, New York.
Box-Folder 45.1: Robert Boyle (1627-1692) and Chemistry in the 17th Century, 1975
Transcript. Presentation delivered to Wake Forest University Chemistry Department, 1975. Later presented to the University of Calgary chemistry department, January 22, 1976.
Box-Folder 45.2: What's Wrong with Operational Definitions?, 1977
Typescript, notes, correspondence. Presentation delivered to the Psychology Department, University of Calgary.
Box-Folder 45.3: The Realism of Copernican Astronomy, 1977
Typescript. Lecture delivered at the Festival of Polish Culture, University of Calgary.
Box-Folder 45.4: Women in Science: A Reply to Thelma McCormack, 1977
Typescript, correspondence, background materials
Box-Folder 45.5: Apocryphal Knowledge: The Misuse of Science, circa 1978
Typescript fragments, notes, publications
Box-Folder 45.6: Gassendi, Descartes, and the Theological Foundations of the Mechanical Philosophy, 1978-1986
Typescript, notes, correspondence. Ultimately published as Eternal Truths and the Laws of Nature: The Theological Foundations of Descartes' Philosophy of Nature.
Box-Folder 45.7: Descartes and Charleton on Nature, God, and the Mechanical Philosophy, 1979-1980
Typescript, notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 45.8: Providence, Divine Will, and Gassendi's Views on Scientific Knowledge, 1981-1983
Outline, notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 45.9: Baptizing Epicurean Atomism: Pierre Gassendi on the Immortality of the Soul, circa 1984
Typescript, notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 45.10: Matter, Motion, and Force: Newton and the Mechanical Philosophy.  A Discussion of Issues Raised in the Scholarly Literature, 1987
Typescript. Presented at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Box-Folder 45.11: Essay Review of Gassendi the Atomist: Advocate of History in an Age of Science, by Lynn Sumida Joy, 1987-1988
Typescript
Box-Folder 45.12: Providence and the Epistemological Foundations of the Mechanical Philosophy, circa 1988
Typescript, notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 45.13: Essentialism, Empiricism, and Science, 1991
Typescript. Lecture delivered at the Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge and Gender, University of Calgary.
Box-Folder 45.14: The Intellectual Sources of Robert Boyle's Philosophy of Science, circa 1992
Typescript
Box-Folder 45.15: Gassendi, Pierre (1592-1655), circa 1994
Typescript. For publication in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Box-Folder 45.16: Science and Religion in Early Modern Europe: Historiographical Reconsiderations, 1995
Typescript. Paper developed for conference "Jewish Responses to Early Modern Science," Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Box-Folder 45.17: Whose Ends? Teleology in the Scientific Revolution, 1995
Typescript, correspondence, background materials
Box-Folder 46.1: The Gender of Nature and the Nature of Gender in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, 1996-2004
Typescript, notes, correspondence, background material
Box-Folder 46.2: A Previously Unpublished Newton Manuscript, by Margaret Osler, Lawrence Principe and Jan Wojcik, 1997
Typescript, notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 46.3: The Canonical Imperative: Re-thinking The Scientific Revolution, 1998-2001
Typescript, notes, correspondence
Box-Folder 46.4: Scienza e teologia, 1999-2003
Notes, correspondence, referee's report
Box-Folder 46.5: New Wine in Old Bottles: Gassendi and the Aristotelian Origin of Physics, 2002
Typescript, notes, correspondence. Prepared for a department seminar at Cambridge University.
Box-Folder 46.6: The History of Philosophy and the History of Philosophy: A Plea for Textual History in Context, 2002
Correspondence, referee's reviews
Box-Folder 46.7: Charleton, Walter and Gassendi, Pierre, 2002
Correspondence, background material. Prepared for the Dictionary of Early Modern Europe.
Box-Folder 46.8: When Did Gassendi Become a Libertine?, 2003
Typescript, notes, correspondence, background material. Prepared for a meeting of the History of Science Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Box-Folder 46.9: Becoming an Outsider: Gassendi in the History of Philosophy, 2003
Typescript, notes, background material
Box-Folder 46.10: New Wine in Old Bottles: Gassendi and the Aristotelian Origin of Physics; Baptizing Epicurean Philosophy: Gassendi on Divine Will and the Philosophy of Nature; and When Did Gassendi Become a Libertine?, 2004
Typescripts, notes, correspondence, background materials. Seminar talks prepared for presentation at Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy.
Box-Folder 47.1: Descartes's Optics: Light, the Eye, and Visual Perception, 2004-2007
Typescripts, notes, correspondence, background materials
Box-Folder 47.2: Gassendi on Resurrection and Atomism: The Limits of Reason and the Boundaries of Mechanization, 2005
Typescript, correspondence, program, background material. Prepared for presentation at "Pierre Gassendi et la Modernite." Societe Pierre Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains, France. File includes French translation of Osler's manuscript.
Box-Folder 47.3: Mechanical Philosophy, 2005
Typescript, background material
Box-Folder 47.4: Reading Gassendi: Sceptics, Libertines, and Historians of Philosophy, 2006
Typescript.  Popkin Memorial [?], Chicago, Illinois.
Box-Folder 47.5: A Hero for their Times: Early Biographies of Newton, 2006
Typescript, preprint, notes, correspondence. Paper written for publication in Notes and Records of the Royal Society.
Box-Folder 47.6: What Ever Happened to the Scientific Revolution?, circa 2006
Typescript, notes. In Review of Early Modern Science; the Cambridge History of Science, vol. 3.  Katherine Park and Lorraine Daston, editors.  For publication in American Historical Review.
Box-Folder 47.7: The Other Side of Isaac Newton: The Religiosity of Seventeenth-Century Scientific Thinkers, 2007
Typescript, notes, correspondence, program. Prepared for presentation at "The Pedagogy of Belief and Doubt;" faculty seminar, University of Richmond, Virginia.
Box-Folder 47.8: Religion and the Changing Historiography of the Scientific Revolution, 2007
Typescript, notes, correspondence, program, background material. Prepared for presentation at "Science and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.  An International and Interdisciplinary Conference in Honour of Professor John Hedley Brooke." Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancashire, England.
Box-Folder 47.9: Gassendi against the Stoics: Divine Foreknowledge and Free Will, 2007
Typescripts, notes, correspondence, program, background material. Prepared for presentation at "Emory University Workshop on Stoicism and the Self," Atlanta, Georgia.
Box-Folder 47.10: The Scientific Revolution Liberated Science from Religion, 2007
Publication agreement, background material. For publication in Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion, Ronald Numbers, editors.
Box-Folder 47.11: Gassendi and Newton on Time and Eternity and The Book of God's Work and the Book of God's Word, 2009
Typescripts, notes, correspondence, background materials. Seminar talks prepared for presentation at Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy.
Box-Folder 47.12: The Search for the Historical Gassendi, 2010
Typescript, notes, background materials.
Box-Folder 47.13: Rethinking the Universe: Newton on Gravity and God, circa 2010
Transcript. Chapter prepared for inclusion in Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding in Early Modern Europe.
Series 7: Photographs and Negatives, 1912-2007

Series 7 is comprised of 1036 photographs and 814 negatives of Osler, her family, friends, colleagues and travels, both foreign and domestic. The extended family photos in this series primarily document Sonia Osler’s extended family, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. An image of the main square of Pruchnik, Poland, Sonia Osler’s birthplace, is included. An image of Abraham’s mother, Fanny Osofsky (Osler), is also included.

Many of the photographs documenting international travel are of Abraham and Sonia Osler on trips in Sardinia in 1960, and Poland in 1961; Macchu Picchu in 1971; with the staff of the Bacteriology and Immunology Department at the University of Campinas in Sao Paolo, Brazil in the 1970s; Tokyo and Nara, Japan (1971); and Tibet (1997). The Osler family appear to have spent a number of vacations camping and / or hiking, and many of their domestic trips document trips to destinations such as Jasper, Wyoming and Troy, Montana; and Joseph Canyon and the John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon. Several of these trips include Margaret’s life companion Betty Flagler and her family.

Subjects in this series also include: Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; images of OSU History Professor Dr. Lisa Sarasohn; Claremont, California; and Osler’s childhood pet, Cleo (in box-folders 48.9 and 50.6).

Of note in this series are images documeting Sonia Osler's work with the New York City Housing Authority in the 1940s (Box-folder 48.09). Included are images of Sonia Osler with Housing Authority colleagues Sara Dolgin, Rose Miller, and Blanche Adlerskim (?) in 1940. Also included are three images documenting a visit then-New York City Mayor William O'Dwyer made to the Jacob Riis Housing Project in 1949. Located in New York City's East Village and completed in 1949, the project consists of 19 buildings containing a total of just under 1200 units. The project was named for photographer Jacob Riis, whose photographs revealed the sub-standard living conditions of tenement dwellers in New York City. These three images were taken by Housing Authority photographer L. Marinoff

Box-Folder 48.1: Photographs: Margaret Osler, 1942-1945
Box-Folder 48.2: Photographs: Margaret Osler, 1946-1950
Box-Folder 48.3: Photographs: Margaret Osler, 1951-1955
Box-Folder 48.4: Photographs: Margaret Osler, 1956-1961
Box-Folder 48.5: Photographs: Margaret Osler, 1963-1979
Box-Folder 48.6: Photographs: Margaret Osler, 1981-2004
Box-Folder 48.7: Photographs: Margaret Osler, circa 1946-2004
Box-Folder 48.8: Photographs: Abraham Osler, 1920-1982
Box-Folder 48.9: Photographs: Sonia Osler, 1922-1975
Box-Folder 48.10: Photographs: Abraham and Sonia Osler, 1937-1990
Box-Folder 49.1: Photographs: Extended Osler family, 1912-1986
Box-Folder 49.2: Photographs: Betty Flagler, 1970-1990
Box-Folder 49.3: Photographs: Travel, 1960-1983
Box-Folder 49.4: Photographs: Travel, 1986-2007
Box-Folder 49.5: Photographs: Travel, circa 1990-2000
Box-Folder 49.6: Photographs: Colleagues and Friends, 1954-1972
Box-Folder 49.7: Photographs: Colleagues and Friends, 1973-2002
Box-Folder 49.8: Photographs: Colleagues and Friends, circa 1965-1985
Box-Folder 49.9: Negatives: Scout Troop 89 / Camp Whippoorwill, 1954-1957
Camp Whippoorwill is a camp that may be located near Madison, Indiana.
Box-Folder 49.10: Negatives: Biology Club [Forest Park High School], 1957
Box-Folder 50.1: Negatives: Camp Woodland, 1957-1958
Camp Woodland is an overnight youth camp located near Phoenicia, New York.
Box-Folder 50.2: Negatives: Swarthmore College, 1962-1963
Box-Folder 50.3: Negatives: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962-1966
Box-Folder 50.4: Negatives: Bloomington, Indiana, 1963-1968
Box-Folder 50.5: Negatives: Paris, 1965-1968
Box-Folder 50.6: Negatives: Animals and Pets, circa 1950-1970
Box-Folder 50.7: Negatives: Family and Friends, circa 1950-1971
Box-Folder 50.8: Negatives: Travel, circa 1970-1990
Negatives in this folder consist primarily of images depicting camping and hiking and were likely taken in Jasper, Wyoming and / or British Columbia. Many match images in Box 49 (folders 3-5).
Box-Folder 50.9: Negatives: Landscapes, undated
Box-Folder 50.10: Negatives: Miscellaneous, 1957-1966
Box-Folder 51.1: Oversize photographs: Margaret Osler, circa 1945-1946
Two matted, black and white, 8x10 inch prints of Margaret Osler as a young girl.
Box-Folder 51.2: Oversize photographs: Various, 1973
One image is a mounted, black and white, 9x6 inch print of Betty Flagler standing next to a stream or creek in Icehouse Canyon in California. The other is a 9x7 inch color print of insect damage on wood.

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