Correspondence, memos, reports, course materials, newsletters, articles, reprints, computer manuals, and other materials pertaining
to McCarthy's research and his teaching at Stanford and MIT. Correspondents include Forest Baskett, Donald Knuth, Serge Lang,
Joshua Lederberg, Douglas Lenat, Donald Michie, Hans Moravec, Zohar Manna, Aaron Sloman, and Masahiko Sato. Also included
are correspondence, reprints, programs, notes, and articles from his work with Russian computer scientists, 1958-78.
McCarthy was born on Sept. 4, 1927, in Boston. He earned his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology
in 1948 and his PhD at Princeton in 1951, both in mathematics. He was an instructor at Princeton from 1951 until 1953 when
he came to Stanford as an assistant professor. In 1955, he left for Dartmouth and then for MIT before returning to Stanford
for good in 1962 as a full professor of computer science.
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