Guide to the James Roy Newman Papers, 1920-1966
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)
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Newman, James Roy, 1907-1966
- James Roy Newman papers, 1920-1966
- Language of Material
- 23.4 Linear Feet, 9844 Items
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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.
[Identification of item], James Roy Newman Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The James Roy Newman Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1969.
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Encoded by Ted Holt, September 2009
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