Gardner, Martin, 1914-2010

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Martin Gardner was the Mathematical Games columnist for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN from its inception in 1956 until 1986. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1936; after his service in the Navy during World War II, he became a writer. He is the author of more than 65 books in the fields of science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and conjuring.

From the description of Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122586509

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Martin Gardner was the Mathematical Games columnist for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN from its inception in 1956 until 1986. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1936; after his service in the Navy during World War II, he became a writer. He is the author of more than 65 books in the fields of science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and conjuring.

From the guide to the Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986, (Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives)

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referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Gould, Stephen Jay. Stephen Jay Gould papers, 1899-2004 (inclusive), 1941-2002 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sackson, Sid. Sid Sackson collection, 1867-2000, 1960-1995. The Strong, Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play
creatorOf Fisher, Leonard Everett. Archimedes : mathematician and inventor : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Stephen Jay Gould papers, 1899-2004, 1941-2002 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Slocum, Jerry. Papers, ca. 1955-2009. Indiana University
referencedIn Harmon, William, 1938-. William Harmon papers, 1939-2000 (correspondents G-Hi). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gardner, Martin, 1914-2010. Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ziff, Lloyd. Happy birthday N.B.C.C. 1974-1984 ; the National Book Critics Circle tenth anniversary, 1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanislaw M. Ulam Papers, 1916-1984 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Borgmann, Dmitri A. person
associatedWith Conway, John Horton. person
associatedWith Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald), 1903-2000. person
associatedWith Diaconis, Persi. person
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associatedWith Fisher, Leonard Everett. person
associatedWith Golomb, Solomon W. (Solomon Wolf) person
associatedWith Gould, Stephen Jay. person
associatedWith Guy, Richard K. person
associatedWith Guy, Richard K. person
associatedWith Harmon, William, 1938- person
associatedWith Klarner, David A. person
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associatedWith Knuth, Donald Ervin, 1938- person
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associatedWith Sackson, Sid. person
associatedWith Schattschneider, Doris. person
correspondedWith Slocum, Jerry. person
associatedWith Trigg, Charles W. person
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associatedWith Ulam, Stanislaw M. person
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associatedWith Ulam, Stanislaw M. (Stanislaw Marcin), 1909-1985 person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Yates, Samuel. person
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Birth 1914-10-21

Death 2010-05-22

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