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Allan Shields Papers

Identifier: MS-0340

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, professional commentary, and various writings both published and unpublished.


  • Creation: 1935-2000


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

Allan Shields joined the faculty of San Diego State College in 1949 as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, becoming Professor of Philosophy in 1959. In 1954, he left to pursue other academic positions and spent five summers as Ranger-Naturalist in Yosemite National Park. He returned to San Diego State University in 1970 as Professor of Philosophy and retired from that position in 1978.

In addition to teaching, he served for five summers as a seasonal Ranger-Naturalist in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park and is the co-owner (with his wife Bernice) of the Jerseydale Ranch Press in Mariposa, California. He is a musician, author and avid horseman. His many essays, articles, poetry and reviews appear in numerous professional and popular journals and books.


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