Papers, 1900-1975 (inclusive).

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Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976. Papers, 1900-1975 (inclusive).

Papers, 1900-1975 (inclusive).

Contains personal and professional correspondence; research notes; manuscripts of lectures, published and unpublished works, speeches, German scientific writings, patents, and poetry; diaries and notebooks; offprints; and memorabilia, including photographs, clippings, a sound recording of an interview with Polanyi, Christmas cards, and invitations. Also includes photocopies of title pages of the 1,500 books from Polanyi's library. Correspondents include Joseph Oldham, Marjorie Grene, Harry Prosch, Arthur Koestler, Karl Mannheim, Edward Shils, and Eugene Wigner. Manuscripts and correspondence reveal the range of Polanyi's philosophical thought and interests in intellectual liberty and the issue of planning in science. Correspondence also illustrates Polanyi's participation in the organization of the Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Committee on Science and Freedom.

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Committee on science and freedom

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Prosch, Harry, 1917-....

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Mannheim, Karl, 1893-1947

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British chemist and philosopher. Born, Budapest, Hungary, 1891. M.D., University of Budapest, 1913; Ph. D., 1917. Worked at Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Fibre Chemistry, Berlin, 1920-23, and the Institute of Physical and Electro-Chemistry, Berlin, 1923-33. Chair, physical chemistry, 1933-48, and professor of social studies, 1948-58, University of Manchester. Senior research fellow, Merton College, Oxford, 1958-76. Died, 1976. From the description of Papers, 1900-1975 (inclusive). (Uni...

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