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Guide to the Wilbur Richard Knorr Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0933
    Creator: Knorr, Wilbur Richard, 1945-
    Title: Wilbur Richard Knorr papers
    Dates: 1963-1997
    Physical Description: 60 linear feet
    Summary: The papers document Knorr's career as scholar and professor and include lectures, research notes, publications, class files (syllabi, student papers, class evaluations, course readers, etc.), photographic copies of sources and maps, and microfilm of source materials.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    The collection was given to the Stanford University Archvies by the estate of Wilbur Richard Knorr in 1997.

    Information about Access

    The electronic files in accession 1997-196 are closed pending processing. The collection is otherwise open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    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

    [Identification of item], Wilbur Richard Knorr Papers (SC0933). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Wilbur Richard Knorr, historian of science and the classics, was educated at Harvard (B.A. in 1966 and Ph. D. in 1973). He taught at the University of California in Berkeley and at Brooklyn College before joining the Stanford faculty 1979 as an assistant professor in the History of Science program, which he helped to develop. Although his interests were extraordinarily broad, his focus was on the history of ancient Greek mathematics and its medieval continuations. He died in 1997.

    Description of the Collection

    The papers document Knorr's career as scholar and professor and include lectures, research notes, publications, class files (syllabi, student papers, class evaluations, course readers, etc.), photographic copies of sources and maps, and microfilm of source materials. The materials were received in three accessions; accession 1997-172 is unprocessed and not included in this guide.

    Access Terms

    Knorr, Wilbur Richard, 1945-
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Mathematics, Ancient.