Preliminary Inventory of the Karl Menger Papers, [ca. 1890]-2006
Correspondence; notebooks; research and teaching notes; drafts of unpublished and published works; teaching materials; student theses; printed materials; and a few photographs.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.
- Karl Menger Papers, [ca. 1890]-2006
- Menger, Karl
- 29,500 Items, 40.7 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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- English, German.
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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.
Mathematician and professor at Notre Dame University.
- Menger, Karl, 1902-1985.
- Menger, Carl, 1840-1921.
- University of Notre Dame.
- Economists--Austria Biography.
- Vienna circle--History.
- Mathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)
- Philosophy and science.
- Scientists--Europe Correspondence.
- Mathematicians--United States.
- World War, 1939-1945--Europe--Emigration and immigration.
[Identification of item], Karl Menger Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Karl Menger Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1995.
Initially Processed by Keary Warner
Completed August 6, 1996
Encoded by Walt Evans
Updated by Meghan Lyon, 2008
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