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Scope/Content: Original file location on Richard Rorty's disk: MS-C017-FD003/Dear Rich.doc||File transferred from Richard Rorty's original floppy disk and converted to PDF for access. Scope/Content: Included in this sub-collection are Richard Rorty's electronic correspondence files created between 1992 and 2000. The sub-collection consists of outgoing correspondence, predominantly letters that were created to be printed out and faxed or sent through the post office. (No emails are included in this collection). Included are letters sent to colleagues, editors, and other professional correspondents. Rorty often wrote many letters to different recipients in the same digital file. Since his original files have not been changed (except for conversion to PDF format), many of these correspondence files include letters to several recipients who are not named in the file titles we have supplied. In many cases, letters are not formally addressed, so when writing to friends and colleagues with whom he was familiar, he typed in only the first name of the recipient.