Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001

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Mathematician, information theorist, and computer scientist. Died 2001.

From the description of Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71174632

Biographical Note

  • 1916, Apr. 30: Born, Petoskey, Mich.
  • 1936: B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1940: M.Sc., electrical engineering, and Ph.D., mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1940 - 1941 : Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1948: Published “A Mathematical Theory of Communication,” Bell System Technical Journal
  • 1949: Married Mary E. Moore
  • 1941 - 1958 : Research mathematician, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J.
  • 1958 - 1978 : Donner Professor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1985: Awarded Kyoto Prize
  • 2001, Feb. 24: Died, Medford, Mass.

From the guide to the Claude Elwood Shannon Papers, 1932-1995, (bulk 1938-1989), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Michael S. Mahoney papers., 1923-2008 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Andrew J. and Erna Viterbi Family Archives, 1905-2007 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn McCorduck, Pamela, 1940-. The Pamela McCorduck collection, 1972-1979. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
referencedIn Oliver, Bernard M., 1916-. Oral history interview with Bernard M. Oliver, 1985 Aug. 9, 1986 Apr. 14. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Claude Elwood Shannon Papers, 1932-1995, (bulk 1938-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Andrew, Merle M. person
correspondedWith Ashby, W. Ross (William Ross), 1903-1972 person
associatedWith Bell Telephone Laboratories. corporateBody
correspondedWith Berkeley, Edmund Callis person
correspondedWith Berkeley, Edmund Callis person
correspondedWith Biunno, Vincent P. person
correspondedWith Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982 person
correspondedWith Brown, Gordon Stanley, 1907-1996 person
correspondedWith Campbell, John William, 1889- person
correspondedWith Casby, James U. person
correspondedWith Dowling, Kevin person
correspondedWith Dowling, Kevin person
correspondedWith Elias, P. (Peter) person
correspondedWith Flanagan, Dennis, 1919-2005 person
correspondedWith Flood, Merrill M. (Merrill Meeks), 1908-1991 person
correspondedWith Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979 person
correspondedWith Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986 person
correspondedWith Kleene, Stephen Cole, 1909-1994 person
correspondedWith Lasker, Edward, 1885-1981 person
correspondedWith Levy, David N. L. person
correspondedWith Liversidge, Anthony person
associatedWith Mahoney, Michael S. (Michael Sean) person
correspondedWith McCarthy, John, 1927-2011 person
associatedWith McCorduck, Pamela, 1940- person
correspondedWith Moore, Edward F. person
associatedWith Oliver, Bernard M., 1916- person
correspondedWith Pierce, John Robinson, 1910-2002 person
correspondedWith Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000 person
correspondedWith Price, G. Baley (Griffith Baley), 1905- person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
correspondedWith Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996 person
correspondedWith Shneidman, Edwin S. person
correspondedWith Singmaster, David person
correspondedWith Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994 person
correspondedWith Uttley, A. M. person
associatedWith Viterbi, Andrew J. person
associatedWith Viterbi, Erna person
correspondedWith Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957 person
correspondedWith Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978 person
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Birth 1916-04-30

Death 2001-02-24





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