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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Martin Gardner papers
    creator: Gardner, Martin
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0647
    Physical Description: 61.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1997
    Abstract: 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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Martin Gardner, 2002.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Martin Gardner Papers (SC0647). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mathematical recreations.
    Guy, Richard K.
    Diaconis, Persi
    Gardner, Martin
    Knuth, Donald Ervin, 1938-
    Gardner, Martin
    Golomb, Solomon W. (Solomon Wo
    Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald)
    Conway, John Horton.
    Borgmann, Dmitri A.
    Ulam, Stanislaw M.
    Yates, Samuel.
    Slocum, Jerry.
    Trigg, Charles W.
    Lindgren, Harry.
    Schattschneider, Doris.
    Klarner, David A.