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Guide to the Martin Gardner Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
60 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.