Dehn, Max Papers, 1899-1954, 1975-1979.


Dehn, Max Papers, 1899-1954, 1975-1979.

Collection documents the career of Max Dehn (1878-1952), relating chiefly to his research in geometry, topology, group theory, and the history of mathematics. The bulk of the papers is from Dehn's years at Frankfurt University (1921-1935) and after his immigration to the United States in 1940, where he was chiefly associated with Black Mountain college. Correspondents include E. Artin, O. Blumenthal, H. Bohr, S. Breuer, C. Caratheodory, M. Kneser, E. Noether, M. Pasch, O. Toeplitz, and E. Zermelo. Biographical material on Dehn is included. The collection also contains lecture notes by E. Hellinger. Included are correspondence, lecture and course notes, notebooks, manuscripts of publications, and reprints.

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Dehn, Max, 1878-1952 (person)

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Hellinger, Ernst, 1883- (person)

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Artin, Emil, 1898-1962 (person)