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Preliminary Guide to the Karl Menger Papers, [ca. 1890]-2006

Collection Overview

Correspondence; notebooks; research and teaching notes; drafts of unpublished and published works; teaching materials; student theses; printed materials; and a few photographs. Mathematical subjects include curves theory, algebra, geometry, and the philosophy of mathematics. Many letters are from notable scientists; those written to Menger during World War II often comment on the hardships of colleagues still in Europe. Includes biographical materials relating to Karl Menger and to his father, the Austrian economist Carl Menger, and materials related to the history of the Vienna Circle (1920s-1930s), a group of scholars concerned with philosophy and science. Notebooks relate to Menger's early work as a student, and later notes on mathematical theory. Printed items include many European and American scientific reprints, textbooks, study manuals, and school publications.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Karl Menger papers [ca. 1890]-2006
Creator
Menger, Karl
Extent
29,500 Items, 40.7 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English, German.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 2
Writings and Speeches--Karl Menger
Box 3
Writings and Speeches--Karl Menger; Writings and Speeches--Unidentified Authors and/or Fragments
Box 4
Writings and Speeches--Unidentified Authors and/or Fragments
Box 5
Writings and Speeches--Other Authors
Box 6
Writings and Speeches--Other Authors
Box 7
Writings and Speeches--Other Authors
Box 8
Writings and Speeches--Other Authors
Box 9
Writings and Speeches--Other Authors
Box 10
Writings and Speeches--Other Authors
Box 11
Writings and Speeches--Other Authors; Writings and Speeches--Drafts and Proofs
Box 12
Writings and Speeches--Drafts and Proofs
Box 13
Writings and Speeches--Drafts and Proofs
Box 14
Writings and Speeches--Drafts and Proofs
Box 15
Writings and Speeches--Drafts and Proofs
Box 16
Research Notes
Box 17
Research Notes
Box 18
Notebooks
Box 19
Notebooks
Box 20
Notebooks; Clippings, Legal Papers, Financial Papers, Conference Files, Printed Materials, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items
Box 21
Vienna Circle Materials
Box 22
Teaching Materials
Box 23
Reingold Papers
Box 24
Oversize Materials
Box 25
Oversize Materials
Box 26
Oversize Materials (Large, Stapled and/or Pasted Drafts)
Box 27
Oversize Materials (Large, Stapled and/or Pasted Drafts)
Box 28

The addition (2007-0127) (2 items; interfiled with addition 2007-0142; 2006) consists of 2 audiocassettes and a transcript of an interview with Abe Sklar, discussing Karl Menger, his colleague.

This addition (2007-0127) has been interfiled into Accession (2007-0142), Box 33.

The addition (2007-0142) (1000 items; 2.7 lin. ft.; 1921-1985) consists largely of reprints from Karl Menger and Carl Menger, organized chronologically. There are also copies of Karl Menger's calculus texts. Some of the material is in German. This is, allegedly, one of the most complete collections of Menger's writings available.

Calculus: A Modern Approach, 2nd edition, 1953
Box 29
1921-1936
Box 29
1937-1956
Box 30
1957-1983
Box 31
Obituaries
Box 31
Reviews
(2 folders)
Box 31
Introductions
Box 31
Miscellaneous
Box 31
V-12 Notre Dame photocopies
Box 32
Understanding Calculus, Part II, 1950
Box 32
The Concept of a Function, 1948
Box 32
Department of Math graduate degrees (Illinois Institute Tech.)
Box 32
Calculus: A Modern Approach, 1952
Box 32
Understanding Calculus, Part I, 1950
Box 32
Educational Studies in Mathematics, vol. 4, no. 1, June 1971
Box 32
Introduction to Calculus, Part I, 1950
Box 32
Calculus the Elements: Introduction Into Pre-limit Calculus for Everyone, 1966
Box 32
Calculus the Elements: Introduction Into Pre-limit Calculus for Everyone, Chapter II, 1967
Box 32
Untersuchungen uber allgemeire Metrik, date unknown
Box 32
Basic Concepts of Mathematics, 1957
Box 32
Galois Theory (by Emil Artin), 1942
Box 32
Algebra of Analysis, 1944
Box 32
Nomography ..., 1944
Box 32
Hahn: Die Krise der Anschauung, 1933
Box 32
Alte Probleme - Neue Losungen in den Exakten Wissenschaften, 1934
Box 32
Neuere Fortschritte in den Exakten Wissenschaften, 1936
Box 32
The New Logic, 1937
Box 32
Carl Mengers Erster Entwurf zu seinum Hauptwerk Grundsatze, 1963
Box 33
On the Principles of Statistical Interference (by Abraham Ward), 1952
Box 33
Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium, Issue 1, 1939
Box 33
Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium, Issue 2, 1940
Box 33
Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium, Issue 3, 1941
Box 33
Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium, Issue 4, date unknown
Box 33
Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium, Issue 5-6, 1944
Box 33
Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium, Issue 7, 1946
Box 33
Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium, Issue 8, 1948
Box 33
Accession (2007-0127): 2 audiocassettes and a transcript of an interview with Abe Sklar, 2006
Box 33

Historical Note

Mathematician and professor at Notre Dame University.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Karl Menger Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Karl Menger Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1995.

Processing Information

Initially Processed by Keary Warner

Completed August 6, 1996

Encoded by Walt Evans

Updated by Meghan Lyon, 2008

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.