Norbert Wiener papers


Norbert Wiener papers


This collection documents the career of Norbert Wiener. Wiener was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1919 to 1960 in the Department of Mathematics, and was a leader in the field of cybernetics. The material in this collection includes biographical information, correspondence, course material, manuscripts, and reprints.

24.0 cubic feet; in 71 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box

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