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The Center for Dewey Studies is located in the Morris Library on the Basement Level. After entering the library, head down one level and look for signs pointing towards the Center. (N.B. the "Dewey Books" refer to books catalogued using the Dewey Decimal System created by Melvil Dewey and have nothing directly to do with John Dewey.) The room number of the Center is 0044.

The Center provides access to various published and archival materials by and about John Dewey. From the Center or the SIU network, you will be able to access The Collected Works of John Dewey (paper or electronic), the The Correspondence of John Dewey, 1858-2011 (Comprehensive Edition), and The Class Lectures of John Dewey (2nd Release). The Center also houses various archival materials. The Center houses thousands of secondary works about Dewey, the titles of which can be found in the Works About Dewey.  The Center also has audio/visual media, photographs, biographical and bibliographical materials, and newspaper articles that deal with Dewey's life and work. 

Dewey's papers, original versions of his manuscripts, his professional library, photographs, and memorabilia are housed in the Special Collections Research Center at Morris Library on the SIUC campus. If you would like to view items in Special Collections during your visit, you will need to contact Special Collections for an appointment. Visit the Special Collections website.

Guest Resources

Traveling to the Center

Flying into Marion
The Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion, IL (MWA) is a small commuter airport only 20 minutes drive from campus. It is served by several shuttle / taxi services. Contour Airlines flies into the local Veteran's Airport in nearby Marion, IL from Chicago O'Hare, $69 each way.

Flying into St. Louis
The closest major airport is in St. Louis. From there you can rent a car, take an Amtrak bus from Gateway Station, or reserve the STL Shuttle Service

From Chicago
If you are flying into Chicago, you can take the Amtrak train into Carbondale or a Contour Airlines flight to Marion (MWA).

Driving to Carbondale
Directions can be be found via Google Maps.

General Information

  • Visiting the SIU Carbondale Campus - Information regarding dining, parking, SIUC, and Carbondale.
  • SIU's Homepage - The Homepage for Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 
  • Carbondale and the Southern Illinois University campus have a public transportation system you can utilize which provides service to the various hotels / motels in the city.  Monthly passes can be purchased by visitors.

Hotels / Housing