Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986.


Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986.

These papers pertain to his interest in mathematics and consist of files relating to his SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN mathematical games column (1957-1986) and subject files on recreational mathematics. Papers include correspondence, notes, clippings, and articles, with some examples of puzzle toys. Correspondents include Dmitri A. Borgmann, John H. Conway, H. S. M Coxeter, Persi Diaconis, Solomon W Golomb, Richard K.Guy, David A. Klarner, Donald Ervin Knuth, Harry Lindgren, Doris Schattschneider, Jerry Slocum, Charles W.Trigg, Stanislaw M. Ulam, and Samuel Yates.

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Gardner, Martin, 1914-2010 (person)

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 ...

Klarner, David A. (person)

Borgmann, Dmitri A. (person)

Lindgren, Harry (Harry M.) (person)

Guy, Richard K. (person)

Trigg, Charles W. (person)

Ulam, Stanislaw M. (person)

Stanislaw M. Ulam was a Polish mathematician who contributed to the development of thermonuclear weapons. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1967. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1935-1984]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466333 Computer scientist. From the description of Oral history interview with Stanislaw M. Ulam, ca. 1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63295635 ...

Golomb, Solomon W. (Solomon Wolf) (person)

Schattschneider, Doris. (person)

Yates, Samuel. (person)

Slocum, Jerry (person)

Aerospace engineer, collector of mechanical puzzles, author. From the description of Papers, ca. 1955-2009. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 695396202 Jerry Slocum was born in Illinois and received his education at the University of Illinois and at the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained as an aerospace engineer with a minor in experimental psychology, Slocum began his career designing cockpit displays for military fighter aircraft. He served at Hughes Ai...

Knuth, Donald Ervin, 1938-.... (person)

Professor of computer science at Stanford University. From the description of Mathematical writing (CS 209) : lectures, 1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122354419 From the description of 3:16 BIBLE TEXTS ILLUMINATED production records, 1978-1996 (inclusive), 1985-1996 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398500 Professor of computer science at Stanford University, Donald Ervin Knuth was born in 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received a B.S. from Case Inst...

Diaconis, Persi. (person)

Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald), 1907- (person)