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Guide to the James Roy Newman Papers, 1920-1966

Abstract

Editor of the "New Republic" and "Scientific American."

Collection contains notebooks, correspondence, a large variety of writings, a diary, and some clippings. The correspondence largely involves his duties as editor but includes personal matters as well. Writings include entry lists for the HARPER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE, essays, typescripts, articles for THE WORLD OF MATHEMATICS, book drafts, manuscript of GÖDEL’S PROOF, and other scientific writings. There are a large number of book reviews and articles, including some on atomic energy. Two manuscripts were written by his wife, Ruth (Gallert) Newman and there is a term paper by his daughter.(93-187) The addition (8 volumes) contains notebooks that appear to hold notes from college courses. They include a transcribed lecture by Justice Felix Frankfurter. (00-265) The 3 volume addition comprises spiral-bound volumes of photocopied author catalog cards for items in this collection. (00-409)

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Newman, James Roy, 1907-1966
Title
James Roy Newman papers, 1920-1966
Language of Material
English
Extent
23.4 Linear Feet, 9844 Items
Location
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Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1947-1963
Box 1
A-G
Box 36
H-Z
Box 37
1940-1947
Box 38
1948-1950, June
Box 39
1950, July-1954
Box 40
1955-1959, June
Box 41
1959, July-1960 and undated
Box 42
Undated
Box 43
Subjects: A-F
Box 2
Subjects: G-W
Box 2

Writings Series

(32 boxes)
Writings
Box 4-6
Introduction and essays for The World of Mathematics
Box 7
Harper's Encyclopedia of Science
Box 8
Writings by Others
Box 9-10
Mathematics notebooks
Box 11
Writings
Box 12
[BOX MISSING]
Box 13
Writings
Box 14-16
Treviso Arithmetic- What is science?
Box 17
Writings
Box 18
[BOX MISSING]
Box 19
Book Reviews, 1940s-1950s
Box 20-24
Encyclopedia Britannica
Box 27
Harper's Encyclopedia of Science
Box 28
Writings
Box 29
Mathematics-Miscellaneous
Box 30
World of Mathematics
(Volumes 1-3,5)
Box 31-34
Writings
Box 34-35
Wyckoff-Yale
Box 36
Writings
Box 43
Printed material
Box 15
Clippings
Box 25
Clippings: Einstein
Box 26
Miscellaneous
Box 44
Volumes
Box 44
Clippings
Box 44
Clippings
Box 45
Printed Material
Box 45-47
Correspondence
Box 48
Subjects: A-C
Box 48
Subjects: D-J
Box 49
Subjects: K-P
Box 50
Subjects: Q-S
Box 51
Subjects: S-T
Box 52
Subjects: U-Z
Box 53
Miscellaneous
Box 53
Pictures
Box 53
Writings
Box 54-55
Papers
Box 56
Printed Material
Box 56

Consists of one diary. Located at end of Box 56.

The addition (8 volumes) contains notebooks that appear to hold notes from college courses. They include a transcribed lecture by Justice Felix Frankfurter.

The 3 volume addition comprises of spiral-bound volumes of photocopied author catalog cards for items in this collection.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Roy Newman Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The James Roy Newman Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1969.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt, September 2009

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

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.