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Aristotle.

File consists of one audio cassette with recordings by Bernard Suits on Aristotle.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle.

File consists of one audio cassette of a lecture by Bernard Suits on Aristotle.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle.

File consists of one audio cassette with recordings by Bernard Suits on Aristotle.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle.

File consists of one audio cassette with recordings by Bernard Suits on Aristotle.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : actuality.

File consists of one audio cassette with a lecture by Bernard Suits on Aristotle and actuality.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : actuality.

File consists of one audio cassette by Bernard Suits with a lecture on Aristotle and actuality.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : divinity.

File consists of one audio cassette with a lecture by Bernard Suits on Aristotle and divinity.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : ethics.

File consists of one audio cassette with records by Bernard Suits on Aristotle's "Ethics."

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : metaphysics.

File consists of one audio cassette of a lecture by Bernard Suits on Aristotle's "Metaphysics" book VI.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : metaphysics.

File consists of one audio cassette with lectures by Bernard Suits on Aristotle's "Metaphysics" books VIII, IX and XII.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : topics.

File consists of one audio cassette with lectures by Bernard Suits on book IV of Aristotle's "Topics."

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle : tragedies.

File consists of one audio cassette with a lecture by Bernard Suits on Aristotle and tragedies.

Suits, Bernard

Aristotle, and jazz music.

File consists of one audio cassette by Bernard Suits with a lecture on Aristotle as well as various jazz music.

Suits, Bernard

Arts lecture part 1.

File consists of videocassette (VHS) of an arts lecture give by Suits titled "Games & Utopia : Posthumous Reflections."

Suits, Bernard

Arts lecture part 2.

File consists of one videocassette (VHS) of an arts lecture by Suits titled "Games & Utopia : Posthumous Reflections."

Suits, Bernard

Audio Visual Materials

Series consists of audio and visual materials created and accumulated by Bernard Suits. Includes correspondence courses, recorded lectures, personal audio tapes, as well as one videotaped lecture and two episodes of "The Moral Question" from TVO which featured Suits.

Suits, Bernard

Bernard Suits fonds.

  • SCA248-GA251
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1937]-2007

Materials created and accumulated by Bernard Suits over the course of his education and teaching career. Includes materials created as a student such as class notes and exams, materials created as a professor at the University of Waterloo including course outlines and exams, published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction works, correspondence, meeting minutes, and audio and visual recordings of Suits' lectures.

Suits, Bernard

Blank.

File consists of one blank audio cassette.

Suits, Bernard

Books for everybody.

File consists of "Books for Everybody", a Christmas book catalogue in which is advertised "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia."

Suits, Bernard

Commentary.

File consists of 2 typescript (original) leaves of political commentary on a congressional committee report relating to the Iran-Contra Affair.

Suits, Bernard

Completed Poems

File consists of poems written by Suits. Includes manuscript and typescript poems as well as "Liontayles", a poetry book put out by the University of Waterloo Federation of Students which includes four poems by Suits and one item of correspondence regarding "Liontayles". Poems are typescript (original and computer output) and manuscript and are one leaf unless otherwise noted. Multiple copies of each poem are present.

Poems include:

  • Lily
  • Epitaph
  • Riddle
  • Triolte upon Triolet
  • In Memoriam
  • Venus at Five O'Clock
  • Parable
  • Things Always Look Much Different in the Morning
  • Two Part Invention
  • Triolet
  • Untitled Lines
  • Obsolescence
    *Nocturn: Early Spring
  • October Day (2 leaves)
  • Comment
  • Self Portrait
  • Verses to my Friends
  • What is She
  • Sonnet to Bette
  • Untitled
  • Nineteenth Birthday
  • The Nocturnal Vase
  • A Song of the Sea (2 leaves)
  • The History of Man
  • Parable
  • A Portable Proust
  • The Figure in the Carpet
  • The Fool on the Hill
  • Furnish the House
  • McBain
  • The Monsters: A Theological Reflection
  • My Return
  • The Playwright Begins His Day
  • Old Age
  • Reflection of a Chamber Pot.

Suits, Bernard

Correspondence

Series consists of ca. 1128 items of correspondence between Bernard Suits and others, including professional colleagues, publishers and friends in the forms of letter, greeting cards, postcards, offprint requests and memos. Correspondents are listed at the file level.

Suits, Bernard

Correspondence : 1966-1992 (1 of 2).

File consists of one hundred three items of typescript and manuscript correspondence and accompanying materials between Bernard Suits and others relating to his work "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia", requests for papers, conference information, and other personal and professional correspondence. The exchanges are predominantly administrative in nature with a focus on publication and speaking requests or solicitations.

Correspondents include:
• Achtenburg, Deborah;
• American Philosophical Quarterly;
• Braybrooke, David;
• Coleman, James S.;
• Canadian Journal of Philosophy;
• Denisova, Z.V.;
• Edwards, Carl N.;
• Eichorn, Mary E.;
• Fry, Katharine Z.;
• Garvin, Harry R.;
• Garrett, Eugene;
• Graham, Robert;
• Grudge, T.A.;
• Haycroft, Colin;
• Kawa, Y.;
• Kennan, Francis;
• Kiefer, H.E.;
• King-Farlow, John;
• Kretchmar, Scott;
• Kubara, Michael;
• Kutscher, Austin;
• Lenk, Hans;
• Meier, Klaus;
• Mitroff, Ian;
• Morgan, Charles;
• Morris, Charles;
• New, John;
• The New Republic;
• The New Yorker;
• Nowell-Smith, P.H.;
• O'Connor, John;
• Osterhoudt, Bob;
• Oxford University Press;
• Payne, Thomas;
• Perry, Charmer;
• Rawnsley, Howard;
• Rescher, Nicholas;
• Rubin, Richard;
• Rudner, Richard;
• Schoeffel, R.M.;
• Shepherd, Greg;
• Shiner, Roger;
• Shirts, Gary;
• Shupe, Donald;
• Siedentop, Daryl;
• Sutton-Smith, B.;
• Teipel, [?];
• Thomas, John E.;
• Tooley, Jay;
• Tursman, Dick;
• Werner, Louis;
• Wick, Warner A.;
• Wilson, Robert;
• Wilson, Roger;
• Woods, John;
• Wright, Douglas;
• Yetman, Norman R.;
• Zeigler, Earle.

Suits, Bernard

Correspondence coures : Phil 380.

File consists of twelve cassette tapes for the University of Waterloo correspondence course Philosophy 380 taught by Bernard Suits. Includes both official correspondence tapes as well as backup tapes made at a later date. Lectures 3-4 are missing. Also present are lectures 4 and 5 for Philosophy 200A.

Suits, Bernard

Curriculum vitae.

File consists of one typescript (original, 3 leaves) curriculum vitae for Bernard Suits.

Suits, Bernard

Fiction.

File consists of Suits' fiction writing. Includes prose, plays and notes including:

  • Herschel Duncan's Duty typescript (original, 8 leaves);
  • Inside the Illinois Mafia: A Confession typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • Looking for Woodcroft typescript (computer output, 39 leaves);
  • Sealed Orders, two drafts, typescript (original, 10 leaves);
  • The Last Mole typescript (original, 5 copies, 7 leaves);
  • untitled loose papers typescript (original) and manuscript (12 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

Fiction Works

Series consists of fiction works created by Bernard Suits. Includes both published and unpublished materials, primarily poems as well as short stories.

Suits, Bernard

Grasshopper I : publishers' correspondence.

File consists of forty one items of manuscript and typescript correspondence between Bernard Suits and publishers regarding his book "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia." Also included are royalty statements and a signed Memorandum of Agreement between Suits and the University of Toronto Press dated September 29, 1977.

Correspondents include:
• Basic Books Inc.;
• Bayliss, Catherine;
• Carver, Catharine;
• Davidson, R.I.K.;
• Epton, Arli;
• Ferris, April;
• Fitchen, Allen N.;
• The Free Press;
• Godine, David R.;
• Gray, Lisa;
• Green, Ashbel;
• Harper and Row;
• Isay, Jane;
• Jamieson, Jean C.;
• Livernois, Audrey M.;
• Marshall, Hilary S.;
• Mirrieless, James F.;
• Parker, Margaret;
• Peroni, Gwen;
• Stallworthy, Jon;
• Stokes, John;
• Wilson, N.W.

Suits, Bernard

Grasshopper I : revision notes.

File consists of typescript revision notes from both Suits and readers of part one of his book "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia."

Suits, Bernard

Grasshopper II : continuity.

File consists of notes by Bernard Suits relating to the continuity of a follow up book to his "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia."

Suits, Bernard

Grasshopper soup : philosophical essays on games.

File consists of typescript draft with manuscript notes of Grasshopper Soup: Philosophical Essays on Games by Bernard Suits. Grasshopper Soup is a collection of essays, some of which appeared elsewhere, that serves as a sequel to "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia." Essays from this collection are present elsewhere in the fonds both individually and collected under the title "Return of the Grasshopper: Further Reflections on Games, Life and Utopia." Neither manuscript was ever published as a collection under either title.

An Acknowledgements section at the front of each manuscript outlines where previously published essays appeared. It reads:

"Some of these essays have appeared, in whole or in part, elsewhere. Chapter One is a somewhat revised writing of the concluding essay in Utopias, Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1984. Some of the material in Chapters Three and Four is taken from "McBride and Paddie on The Grasshopper," Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 1981; Chapter Six is substantially the same as "Is Life a Game We are Playing?" Ethics, 1967 (Copyright 1967 by the University of Chicago); Chapter Seven is an expanded version of an article which first appeared in Dialogue, 1982, under its present title; and Chapter Eight, "The Detective Story: a Case Study of Games in Literature," was published in The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 1985. Grateful acknowledgement is made to the publishers for permission to include that material here."

Suits, Bernard

Imitation.

File consists of typescript drafts of Suits' essay "Imitation and its Object in Aristotle's Poetics" (original, 89 leaves; computer output, 53 leaves). Also include manuscript notes.

Suits, Bernard

Juvenilia

Series consists of materials created or accumulated by Bernard Suits when he was a student in both public school and at university. Includes student work, class notes, term papers, one bound manuscript with manuscript notes and a year book.

Suits, Bernard

Minutes : 1966-1970.

File consists of minutes from meetings of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo from 1966-1970.

Suits, Bernard

Minutes : graduate affairs committee.

File consists of meeting minutes from the Graduate Affairs Committee of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo for the years 1969-1981.

Suits, Bernard

Minutes : other.

File consists of minutes of Chairmen of Departments of Philosophy of Ontario Universities meeting (March 5, 1971; October 22, 1971; March 10, 1972) and minutes of the meeting of College and University Philosophers (January 23, 1973).

Suits, Bernard

Non-Fiction Works

Series consists of non-fiction works created and accumulated by Bernard Suits. Includes both published and unpublished essays, commentaries, reviews and chapters of his book "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia" as well as the unpublished sequel "Return of the Grasshopper: Further Reflections on Games, Life and Utopia." Also includes materials relating to the copyright of his book "The Grasshopper."

Suits, Bernard

Notes on the grasshopper.

File consists of one spiral bound notebook labeled "Phil 300" with manuscript notes. Although the notebook is labeled as Phil 300 the notes inside are in reference to the preparation for Suits' unpublished book "Grasshopper Soup." Includes a draft index for the book, a draft outline for Chapter 1, to do lists, and a draft explanation of the "soup method" used to write the book.

Suits, Bernard

Notes on utopia.

File consists of one large packing envelope with manuscript notes on utopia.

Suits, Bernard

On detective stories.

File consists of 3 leaves of draft writings of the chapter "The Detective Story; A Case Study of Games in Literature" from Suits' unpublished work "Grasshopper Soup."

Suits, Bernard

On games.

File consists of draft manuscript and typescript (original, 27 leaves) of Suits' unpublished work "Grasshopper Soup" as well as a typescript (original, 27 leaves) of "The Grasshopper; A Thesis Concerning the Moral Ideal of Man."

Suits, Bernard

On games.

File consists of draft chapters of Suits' unpublished work "Return of the Grasshopper; Further Reflections on Games, Life and Utopia" as well as notes and brief passages from chapters. Draft chapters include:

  • Reflections typescript (original, nine leaves);
  • Racing File Objection Refuted typescript (original, seven leaves);
  • Rebuttals from Bill manuscript (seven leaves);
  • unidentified writings typescript and manuscript (originals and computer output, 31 leaves);
  • unidentified notes manuscript (12 leaves);
  • Paradox manuscript (3 leaves);
  • unidentified writings typescript (original) and manuscript (23 leaves);
  • Life as Game manuscript (2 leaves);
  • Pretending and Gaming as the Two Varieties of Playing manuscript (4 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

On games.

File consists of draft chapters of Suits' unpublished work "Return of the Grasshopper; Further Reflections on Games, Life and Utopia" as well as notes and brief passages from chapters. Draft chapters include:

  • Late Additions typescript (computer output, 10 leaves);
  • Selected Excerpts from Return of the Grasshopper typescript (computer output, 4 leaves);
  • Now Notes typescript (computer output, 6 leaves);
  • Ephemera typescript (computer output, 20 leaves);
  • Untitled essay [Utopia] typescript (computer output, 28 leaves);
  • untitled loose papers typescript (original and computer output) and manuscript (11 leaves);
  • Life is a Game: Surprising First Draft typescript (original, 29 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

On games.

File consists of draft copies of essays written by Bernard Suits as well as drafts of chapters of Suits' unpublished work "Return of the Grasshopper: Further Reflections on Games, Life and Utopia." Includes:

  • On making a game of life typescript (original, 10 leaves);
  • Chapter three: six ways to play a game without knowing it typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • Knowledge and utopia: a reply to cooper and others typescript (original, 8 leaves);
  • Utopias: summary and proposal typescript (original, 4 leaves);
  • untitled typescript (original, 5 leaves);
  • Transition to chapter three: The fool on the hill typescript (original, 5 leaves);
  • Chapter two: grasshopper soup typescript (original, 8 leaves);
  • N ways to beat death typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • Related fragments on play/game manuscript and typescript (original, 22 leaves);
  • Objections to the theory of utopia advanced in The Grasshopper typescript (original, 2 leaves);
  • A myth for a moral cosmogony typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • Ludenics: the philosophy of play typescript (original, 8 leaves);
  • Homo ludens: notes manuscript (4 leaves);
  • Play and playing a game manuscript (15 leaves);
  • Play and prediction manuscript (4 leaves);
  • Play: questions and reflections typescript (original, 4 leaves);
  • Aristotle manuscript (6 leaves);
  • Ludenics typescript (original, 2 leaves);
  • loose manuscript and typescript (original, 51 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

Philosophy.

File consists of manuscript and typescript notes and drafts on philosophy. Includes:

  • The pragmatic squirrel manuscript (2 leaves)
  • Words and thought manuscript (9 leaves)
  • untitled manuscript (7 leaves)
  • untitled typescript (7 leaves)
  • untitled typescript (original) and manuscript with diagrams (6 leaves)
  • helps manuscript (17 leaves)
  • untitled manuscript and typescript (original, 7 leaves)
  • Delta typescript and manuscript (original, 9 leaves)
  • untitled typescript (original, 3 leaves)
  • Principles typescript (original, 12 leaves)
  • untitled typescript and manuscript (original, 13 leaves)
  • loose papers typescript (original, 13 leaves) and manuscript (47 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

Poetry : fragments : hand written.

File consists of manuscript poems and poem fragments by Bernard Suits. Includes:

  • untitled manuscript (2 leaves)
  • Lines of freedom (ode to liberty) manuscript
  • There is this one thing about our money, doctor manuscript
  • untitled fragments manuscript
  • untitled manuscript
  • Unfinished portrait manuscript (2 leaves)
  • untitled manuscripts (3 leaves)
  • Visiting hours manuscript
  • untitled manuscripts (3 leaves)
  • The roge of friendship manuscript
  • Early spring manuscript
  • untitled manuscripts (3 leaves)
  • I want a herring-bone overcoat manuscript
  • The beach manuscript
  • Sonnet manuscript
  • untitled manuscript
  • Riddle manuscript
  • untitled manuscripts (3 leaves)
  • The page of friendship manuscript
  • untitled manuscripts (9 leaves). Note that all poems are 1 leaf unless otherwise noted.

Suits, Bernard

Poetry : fragments : typed.

File consists of typescript drafts and fragments of poetry written by Bernard Suits. Poems include:

  • alphabetical acrostic typescript (original, 2 leaves)
  • Venus at five o'clock typescript (computer output)
  • untitled typescript (original)
  • visiting hours typescript (original)
  • The playwright begins his day (original)
  • Big John (original)
  • Like Pontius Pilate said (original)
  • untitled typescript (original, 2 leaves)
  • Mary had a little lamb typescript (original)
  • Small Etudes typescript (original)
  • Things always look quite different in the morning typescript (original)
  • The nocturnal vase typescript (original, 2 leaves)
  • Heloise and Abelarde typescript (original, 2 leaves)
  • A fit of triolets typescript (original, 2 leaves)
  • A repetition typescript (original)
  • Love's progress typescript (original)
  • A seascape
  • a sacrement typescript (original)
  • Hello, goodbye typescript (original)
  • Catalog number twenty-four typescript (original)
  • All loci of our heroine's parade typescript (original)
  • Visiting hours typescript (original).

Note that all poems are 1 leaf unless otherwise noted and many have manuscript notes.

Suits, Bernard

Poetry : published.

File consists of one item of correspondence between the University of Waterloo Federation of Students and Bernard Suits regarding publication of his work in the Liontayles journal. Also includes the June 1944 edition of Carillon, the University of Chicago College Magazine which includes a poem by Suits.

Suits, Bernard

Principles & cases.

File consists of typescript and manuscript notes, drafts and portions of Suits' essay "Principles and Cases" on ethics and morals (50 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

Professional Activities

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Bernard Suits over the course of his professional career outside of his regular teaching duties. Includes speeches given at conferences, and minutes of meetings of the Philosophy Department (of which Suits was head), the Graduate Affairs Committee and others.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : 1960s.

File consists of twenty five items of manuscript and typescript professional correspondence and accompanying materials between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Brown, L.W.
  • Bruce, John
  • Butterfield, Philip
  • Byram, Terence
  • Doner, D.B.
  • George, Rolf
  • Haworth, L.
  • Hellawell, E. Robert
  • Langan, Thomas
  • Linden, George W.
  • Mills, Margaret
  • Minas, J.S.
  • Petch, H.E.
  • Suits, David B.
  • Thomas, John E.
  • Tursman, Richard
  • Yildiran, Guzver.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : 1970.

File consists of one hundred thirteen items of manuscript and typescript professional correspondence between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Adamczewski, Zygmunt
  • Ages, Arnold
  • Armour, L.
  • Barker, Stephen F.
  • Beaman, C.
  • Binkley, Robert W.
  • Boydston, Jo Ann
  • Brown, Marvin
  • Canada Council
  • Cornell, Paul
  • Cournoyer, Robert
  • Cross, G.E,
  • Dray, W.H.
  • Dyck, J.W.
  • Gold, J.
  • Haworth, L.
  • Ingram, Brian
  • Jennings, R.E.
  • Mackenzie, D.C.
  • Matulewicz, Chris
  • Minas, J.S.
  • Mitias, Michael
  • Odegard, D.
  • Robertson, P.
  • Schouls, P.A.
  • Slater, J.G.
  • Smith, Alex
  • Taylor, M.C.
  • Taylor, Mort
  • Thomas, John
  • Thomas, John E.
  • Tymieniecka, [?]
  • Vincent, Una
  • West, David
  • Whitling, Dennis.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : 1974-1994.

File consists of sixty items of manuscript and typescript professional correspondence between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Adam, Martin
  • Adams, Jack
  • Anderson, R.F.
  • Baker, William
  • Banks, R.K.
  • Banks, Robin
  • Braybrooke, David
  • Brzustowski, T.A.
  • Daniel, J.V.
  • George, Rolf
  • Hallman, Max
  • Harkins, P.
  • Hendley, Brian
  • Homles, Richard
  • Horne, Jim
  • Hyland, Drew A.
  • Keller, Lynn
  • Kutscher, Austin H.
  • L'Heureux, W.J.
  • Matthews, B.C.
  • Minas, J.S.
  • Patten, S.C.
  • Redmond, Chris
  • Sherwin, Susan
  • Stone, Roselyn
  • Sumner, Wayne
  • Van Evra, J.W.
  • van Fraassen, Bas
  • Watt, L.A.K.
  • Willms, J.F.
  • Wright, Douglas
  • Zeigler, Earle.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : Jan - December 1973.

File consists of one hundred thirty one items of manuscript and typescript professional correspondence between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Adamczewski, Zygmunt
  • Ashworth, Jenny
  • Batke, T.L.
  • Beaumont, C.F.A.
  • Boyes, T.C.
  • Brown, Richard
  • Centore, F.
  • Cornell, P.G.
  • Department of National Revenue
  • Diesing, Paul
  • Fraleigh, Warren
  • Godbey, Geoffrey
  • Grayhurst, Denis
  • Haworth, Lawrence
  • Hendley, B.
  • Horne, J.R.
  • Laycock, H.
  • MacIntyre, Rae
  • Matthews, B.C.
  • Needham, Robert
  • Odegard, Doug
  • Odegard, Douglas
  • Ornstein, Jack
  • Pagliuso, Saverio
  • Parker, David
  • Pearson, Kathleen
  • Petch, H.E.
  • Romenco, A.
  • Short, Michael
  • Spadoni, Carl
  • Taylor, Mort
  • Vogel-Sprott, Muriel
  • Zeigler, Earle.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : January - June 1972.

File consists of one hundred thirty two items of manuscript and typescript professional correspondence between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Adamczewski, Zygmunt
  • Air Canada
  • Binkley, Robert
  • Brown, Norman
  • Canada Council
  • Centore, F.
  • Chairmen of Departments of Philosophy of Ontario
  • Cornell, P.G.
  • Cross, G.E.
  • di Norcia, Vincent
  • Eichhorn, Mary
  • Fisch, Max
  • Gallop, David
  • George, Rolf
  • Harris, H.S.
  • Hart, James
  • Hendley, B.
  • King-Farlow, John
  • Kretchmar, Scott
  • Kubara, Michael
  • Mandell, Arthur
  • Matthews, B.C.
  • McElroy, Elliott
  • Morgan, J.D.
  • Munro, Bradley
  • New, J.F.
  • Parfait, D.
  • Pearson, Kathleen
  • Penelhum, T.
  • Pfeiffer, W.M.
  • Roazen, Paul
  • Robertson, Phyllis
  • Robinson, Helier
  • Seguin, Lloyd
  • Shimizu, V.Y.
  • Smale, Peter
  • Taylor, M.C.
  • Taylor, Mort
  • Thomas, John
  • Vincent, Una
  • Whitton, R.W.
  • Yolton, John
  • Zeman, V.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : January-June 1971.

File consists of one hundred fifty eight items of typescript professional correspondence between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Ages, Arnold
  • Armour, Leslie
  • Brown, Norman
  • Cabot, Roger
  • Callaghan, William
  • Canada Council
  • Centore, F.
  • Cornell, P.G.
  • Cornell, Paul
  • Cross, G.
  • Cross, George
  • Davies, James
  • Duncan, A.R.C.
  • Eastman, M.N.
  • Edwards, Carl N.
  • Hermann, Robert
  • Huertas-Jourda, Jose
  • Hymmen, James
  • Kenyon, Gerald S.
  • Matthews, B.C.
  • McCaskill, David
  • Minas, J.S.
  • Morgan, Charles G.
  • Needham, W.R.
  • Northcote, Margo
  • Palit, Arun Kumar
  • Penelhum, T.
  • Petch, Howard
  • Qualter, T.H.
  • Settle, T.
  • Sievert, Donald
  • Sumner, L.W.
  • Taylor, M.C.
  • Taylor, Mort
  • The British High Commissioner
  • Thomas, John E.
  • Vincent, R.H.
  • Vincent, Una
  • Watson, W.
  • Whitton, Bob
  • Willms, J.F.
  • Yolton, John W.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : July - December 1972.

File consists of eighty one items of manuscript and typescript professional correspondence and accompanying materials between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Adamczewski, Zygmunt
  • Adams, D.J.
  • Adams, Jack
  • Ashworth, E.J.
  • Battae, Dorothy
  • Canada Council
  • Cornell, P.G.
  • Deck, John N.
  • Horne, James
  • Ingram, Brian
  • Kerr-Lawson, A.
  • Matthews, B.C.
  • McCracken, W.
  • Monro, D.H.
  • Needham, W.R.
  • Nemetz, Anthony
  • New, J.F.H.
  • Npwell-Smith, P.H.
  • Ober, W.U.
  • Penelhum, Terence
  • Seguin, Lloyd
  • Siegfried, C.L.
  • Smale, Peter
  • Tucker, John
  • Vogel-Sprott, M.D.
  • Wahl, J.A.
  • Whitton, Bob.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : July-December 1971.

Contents:file consists of eighty nine items of manuscript and typescript professional correspondence between Bernard Suits and others including official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Ages, Arnold
  • Armour, Leslie
  • Bowlden, Larry S.
  • Cabot, Roger
  • Canada Council
  • Cornell, Paul
  • Department of National Revenue
  • Eichhorn, Mary E.
  • Fisch, Max H.
  • Harris, Henry S.
  • Hendley, Brian
  • Holmes, Richard
  • Honsberger, Ross
  • Huertas-Jourda, Jose
  • Kekes, John
  • Krader, L.
  • Kutscher, Austin H.
  • Lenk, Hans
  • Matthews, B.C.
  • Minas, J.S.
  • Najm, S.M.
  • Ober, W.U.
  • Petch, Harold
  • Robertson, Phyllis
  • Romenco, A.
  • Tagg, Melvin S.
  • Taylor, M.C.
  • Taylor, Mort
  • Teipel, [?], Roazen, Paul
  • Thomas, John E.
  • Vincent, Una
  • Yolton, John W.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : Philosophical Society for the Study of Sport.

File consists of seventy six items of manuscript and typescript correspondence between Bernard Suits and others relating to the Philosophical Society for the Study of Sport.

Correspondents include:

  • Aspin, D.N.
  • Best, David
  • Fahey, Brian W.
  • Felshin, Jan
  • Fraleigh, Warren
  • Genasci, James
  • Highland, Drew
  • Hopkins, M.B,
  • Kennan, Francis
  • Meier, Klaus V.
  • Moolenizjer, Nicolaas
  • Pearson, Kathleen
  • Phillips, Patricia A.
  • Seidel, Beverly
  • Stone, Roselyn
  • Thomas, Carolyn
  • VanderZwaag, Harold J.
  • VanHorn, E.C.
  • Zeigler, Earle.

Suits, Bernard

Professional correspondence : undated.

File consists of twenty items of typescript professional correspondence and related materials between Bernard Suits and others including typescript official departmental correspondence, personal professional correspondence and memos.

Correspondents include:

  • Armour, L.;
  • Assistant to the Associate Deans for Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs in the Faculty of Arts;
  • Dean;
  • Dean Moyles;
  • Departments of Philosophy of the Province of Ontario Chairmen;
  • Faculty, Department of Philosophy;
  • Gazette, the editor;
  • Kubara, Michael;
  • Ontario Council on Graduate Studies;
  • Redmond, Chris;
  • Sachs, [?];
  • Tursman, R;
  • [?], Rolf.

Suits, Bernard

Publishing : other people's work.

File consists of articles written by others. Includes: Ape Dreams, by Richard Watson; The Seducer and the Seduced, by Richard Watson; Liberalism, Utilitarianism, and Fanaticism: R.M. Hare Defended, by Jan Narveson; Homo Ludens, by Alkis Kontos ( a review of The Grasshopper).

Suits, Bernard

Publishing : papers.

File consists of typescript. manuscript, offprints and photocopies of papers and essays published by Bernard Suits. Includes:

  • Metaphysics and urbanism typescript (original, 23 leaves)
  • Philagones typescript (original, 8 leaves)
  • Aristotle on the function of man typescript (original, 27 leaves)
  • What is a game typescript (original, offprint, 10 leaves)
  • The elements of sport typescript (original, 21 leaves)
  • McBride and Paddick on The Grasshopper typescript (original, 21 leaves and offprint)
  • Games and utopia: Posthumous reflections typescript (original, offprint, 10 leaves)
  • Aristotle on the function of man: fallacies, heresies and other entertainments typescript (photocopy of original printed article, 9 leaves)
  • Can you play a game without knowing it? typescript (photocopy of original article, 4 leaves)
  • DCSC Civie Circuit Vol. XIII No. 1 (includes article by Bernard Suits on smoking)
  • Discussion: games and paradox typescript (original, offprint, 4 leaves)
  • University of Waterloo Gazette Oct. 9, 1991 Vol. 32, No.6 (article by Bernard Suits titled "Taking Deconstructionism Seriously?")
  • Is life a game we are playing typescript (original, offprint, 1 leaf - leaves have been excised). Also includes a transcript of the speech given upon the conferment of Suits' Distinguished Professor Emeritus title, photocopy of the table of contents from "Utopias", and a portion of an offprint titled "Games and Morality" by an unknown author.

Suits, Bernard

Publishing : requests and correspondence.

File consists of thirty two items of typescript and manuscript correspondence and requests from researchers looking for reprints of Suits' articles as well as submissions by Suits to journals.

Correspondents include:

  • Anderson, Alan Ross
  • Andrews, Don
    *Campbell, M.G.
  • Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  • Cowan, Thomas A.
  • Cryan, D.M.
  • Curtis, Henry
  • Dixon, Nicholas
  • Friedrich, Rudolf
  • Fry, Katharine
  • Gal, Fedor
  • Garvin, Harry R.
  • Garcia, Margarita
  • Gayer, Jan
  • Gutierez, Edgar J
  • Horne, Jim
  • Jaffrey, A.H.
  • Keenan, Francis
  • Kleimman, Arthur
  • Kutscher, Austin H.
  • Link, F.
  • Mitroff, Ian
  • Mohyla, F.
  • Poole, Charles P.
  • Rudner, Richard S.
  • Shiner, Roger A.
  • Stukovsky, Robert C.
  • Sutton-Smith, B.
  • Wilson, Robert
  • [?], Joel
  • [?], David
  • [?], Bob

Suits, Bernard

Publishing : reviews.

File consists of reviews and critiques of Suits' "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia."

Suits, Bernard

Publishing : unpublished papers.

File consists of unpublished work written by Bernard Suits. Includes: Achievement precedes definitions typescript (original, 5 leaves); Comments on Jan Narveson's "Egoism, consistency, and morality" typescript (original, 7 leaves); Life, possibly, is a game typescript (original, 31 leaves); untitled typescript (original, 24 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

Reviews.

File consists of reviews and critiques of Bernard Suits' works.

Suits, Bernard

Santayana.

File consists of one typescript (original, 6 leaves) of Suits' essay "On Santayana on Objectified Pleasure" as well as three leaves from a draft of the essay.

Suits, Bernard

Speaking correspondence : 1972-1988.

File consists of sixty seven items of manuscript and typescript correspondence between Bernard Suits and others (primarily organization) regarding his speaking engagements.

Correspondents include:

  • Alexander, Peter
  • Binkley, Robert W.
  • Bjerring, Andrew K.
  • Breddemeier, Mary E.
  • Burnett, Virgil
  • Churchman, C. West
  • Cohen, G.A.
  • Cornell, P.G.
  • DeMarco, Joseph P.
  • Fox, Richard M.
  • Fraleigh, Warren
  • Goodman, F.
  • Grierson, D.E.
  • Grill, Roger
  • Keenan, Francis
  • Kiefer, H.E.
  • Kretchmar, Scott
  • Kutscher, Austin H.
  • Linksy, Bernard
  • McIntosh, Peter
  • McManus, Mike
  • Morgan, Bill
  • Morrell, John
  • Newman, Jay
  • Osterhoudt, Bob
  • Parker, David
  • Smith, Phil
  • Stone, Roselyn E.
  • Taylor, Arthur
  • Taylor, A.W.
  • Thomas, John
  • The Foundation of Thanatology
  • [?], Spencer
  • [?], Drew
  • [?], Doug
  • [?], Ros.

Also includes a media release, a programme and a poster.

Suits, Bernard

Speeches.

File consists of transcripts, draft copies and notes of or regarding speeches given by Bernard Suits. Completed speeches include:

  • Life, possibly, is a game typescript (original, 33 leaves);
  • The literary and philosophic use of death: Billy Budd and Socrates typescript (original, 16 leaves);
  • Ripping off the readers or rip off the big game typescript (original, 6 leaves).

Also includes drafts of:

  • The definition of games typescript (original, 2 leaves);
  • Science vs. the humanities: A solvable problem, typescript (original, 2 leaves);
  • The dramatic and philosophical uses of death: Billy Budd and Socrates typescript (original, 1 leaf);
  • On the moral uses of death: Billy Budd and Socrates typescript (original, 3 leaves)

As well as 24 typescript (original) leaves and 6 manuscript leaves of unidentified pieces and excerpts of speeches and one item of correspondence from Donald W. Ball.

Suits, Bernard

Student work : Denby High School.

File consists of materials created by Bernard Suits while he was a student at Denby High School in Detroit. Includes a manuscript biographical account of Suits' life from birth in 1925 until approximately 1937, as well as a typescript of a section of a play.

Suits, Bernard

Student work : term papers.

File consists of term papers written by Suits while he was a student. Includes:

  • The implications of "self-sufficiency" as an ethical criterion: Aristotle's ethics typescript (original, 4 leaves);
  • Play and value, an inquiry into the possibility of a philosophical formulation of play typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • A comparison of epicurean and stoic ethics typescript (original, 12 leaves);
  • The relation of Athenian democracy to imperialism and militarism as exhibited in the comedies of Aristophanes typescript (original, 16 leaves);
  • God as a source for moral dictum typescript (original, 17 leaves);
  • Review of: The substance of gothic typescript (original, 5 leaves);
  • Review of: Life and times of Savonarola typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • Review of: The medieval mind typescript (original, 4 leaves);
  • Review of: The Holy Roman Empire typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • Review of: The divine comedy typescript (original, 3 leaves);
  • The reconstruction of Protagoras typescript (original, 17 leaves);
  • An appendix to the summa typescript (original, 8 leaves);
  • Croce's theory of aesthetics and a comparison with Kant typescript (original, 34 leaves);
  • Samuel Johnson's biographical criticism typescript (original, 7 leaves);
  • John Dennis' theory of passion in the grounds of criticism in poetry typescript (original, 16 leaves);
  • Richards and value & ransom and reality typescript (original, 17 leaves);
  • Kant: foundations of the metaphysics of morals typescript (original, 13 leaves);
  • Hume: an enquiry concerning the principles of morals typescript (original, 8 leaves).

Suits, Bernard

Student work : University of Chicago.

File consists of work created by Bernard Suits when he was a student at the University of Chicago. Includes typescript and manuscript notes, a spiralbound notebook marked "play", manuscript notes of social science lectures. Suits completed his BA and MA at the University of Chicago.

Suits, Bernard

Teaching

Series consists of materials created or accumulated by Bernard Suits during the course of his teaching career at the University of Waterloo. Includes exams and class notes from courses he taught, correspondence with students and colleagues, Suits' CV, as well as Suit's distinguished teaching and professor emeritus certificates.

Suits, Bernard

Teaching : class notes.

File consists of class notes kept by Bernard Suits relating to courses that he taught. Includes both typescript and manuscript handouts and personal lecture notes for courses including:

  • Phil 100,
  • Phil 221,
  • El 109,
  • Phil 300,
  • Phil 200A,
  • Phil 501,
  • Phil 125,
  • Phil 471/674,
  • Phil 331,
  • Phil 222.

Also includes a course pack for a correspondence course offered by the University of Waterloo, Philosophy 380/Classics 361: History of Ancient Philosophy 1.

Suits, Bernard

Teaching : exams

File consists of exams, midterms and assignments written by Bernard Suits for various courses that he taught at the University of Waterloo. Includes:

  • Phil 381 first exam, second exam, take-home exam;
  • Phil 331 first exam, mid-term exam;
  • Phil 101X take-home exam, exam one, first exam, first assignment, second assignment, and final examination;
  • Phil 200A second examination, third exam;
  • Phil 221 first exam;
  • Phil 300 first examination;
  • Phil 100 third examination, first examination, fourth examination, final examination;
  • Phil 280 first exam, third exam, first test, second test, make-up, final examination;
  • Phil 282 first exam, second exam, last examination;
  • Phil 281 Make-up exam, first test, final examination;
  • Phil 221 final examination;
  • Phil 331 first examination, final examination;
  • Phil 111 second exam;
  • Phil 111-2 second test, test four;
  • Phil 150ez first examination,
  • Phil 221-2 final examination;
  • Phil 140 first exam

Suits, Bernard

Teaching : letters of reference.

File consists of correspondence between Suits, students and universities regarding letters of reference written by Suits for graduate school applications.

Suits, Bernard

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