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Papers, 1912-1993

Author: John Von Neumann
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, drafts of books and articles, notes, charts, graphs, patent, biographical material, family papers, printed materials, newspaper clippings, photos, and other materials, relating chiefly to Von Neumann's career as professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., including his directorship of the Electronic Computer Project; adviser and
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Eva Aldor; Peter Aldor; Frank Aydelotte; Hans A Bethe; Garrett Birkhoff; S Chandrasekhar; George B Dantzig; P A M Dirac; Carl Eckart; Albert Einstein; Enrico Fermi; Abraham Flexner; George Gamow; Kurt Gödel; Werner Heisenberg; L van Hove; Cuthbert Corwin Hurd; Pascual Jordan; R H Kent; George B Kistiakowsky; Oskar Morgenstern; J Robert Oppenheimer; Rudolf Ortvay; Wolfgang Pauli
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Von Neumann
OCLC Number: 31605211
Language Note: In English and Hungarian.
Description: 13.4 linear ft.

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Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, drafts of books and articles, notes, charts, graphs, patent, biographical material, family papers, printed materials, newspaper clippings, photos, and other materials, relating chiefly to Von Neumann's career as professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., including his directorship of the Electronic Computer Project; adviser and commissioner on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; scientific consultant to government and private concerns, including the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M., and the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, Md.; and author of works on ballistic research, computers, continuous geometries, logic, operator theory, quantum mechanics, and the theory of games. Includes evaluations of his work written after his death by colleagues including Herman Heine Goldstine, Paul R. Halmos, and Abraham H. Taub. Of special interest are an Albert Einstein letter and report on theorectical physics (1937). Also includes a small amount of material pertaining to Eva and Peter Aldor.

Correspondents include Eva Aldor, Frank Aydelotte, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Garrett Birkhoff, S. Chandrasekhar, George Bernard Dantzig, P.A.M. Dirac, Carl Eckart, Enrico Fermi, Abraham Flexner, George Gamow, Kurt Gödel, Herman Heine Goldstine, Werner Heisenberg, L. van Hove, Cuthbert Hurd, Pascual Jordan, R.H. Kent, George H. Kistiakowsky, Oskar Morgenstern, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Rudolf Ortvay, Wolfgang Pauli, Marshall H. Stone, Lewis L. Strauss, Abraham H. Taub, Edward Teller, Stanislaw M. Ulam, Klara Dan Von Neumann, Oswald Veblen, Warren Weaver, Hermann Weyl, Norbert Wiener, and Eugene Paul Wigner.

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