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Frankel, Henry R., 1944-2019



  • Existence: 1944 (date of birth) - 2019 (date of death) - 2019


Henry R. Frankel was born in Summit, New Jersey. He graduated from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He studied and taught philosophy and the history of science at the University of Missouri, Kansas City for 43 years. Frankel is best known for his work on the history of continental drift and plate tectonics theory in the field of geology. In 2014, he received the Mary C. Rabbitt History and Philosophy of Geology Award from the Geological Society of America.

Frankel and his wife, Paula, were also patrons of the arts. They collected contemporary glass, and he wrote an article on the aesthetics of glass for the _Encyclopedia of Aesthetics_ (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Frankel died in 2019.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Henry R. Frankel Collection on Marian Karel and Dana Zámečníková

Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents In anticipation of writing an article about Czech glass artists Marian Karel and Dana Zámečníková́, Henry R. Frankel recorded interviews with Karel and Zámečníková́ in 1996. These interviews, as well as related photographic prints, slides, and gallery ephemera make up this small collection. The interviews with Karel were conducted in English and Czech with a live translator. The interviews with Zámečníková́ are in English. In the recorded conversations, the artists discuss their...
Dates: Circa 1978-1996