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Finding Aid for the Theodore von Kármán Collection of Offprints and Reprints Biomed.0419
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Approximately 3000 scientific offprints, reprints, typescripts, reports, dissertations and extracts collected by Theodore von Kármán. Some items are inscribed by their authors; all are labeled by Von Kármán for filing in and retrieval from his working files; some are briefly annotated by Von Kármán. The collection spans the 60 year period of von Kármán's professional life. The collection is particularly rich in non-English language papers published in central and eastern Europe between the World Wars. Organized alphabetically by author, as indicated by Von Kármán, including extensive files from: K.O. Friedrichs; Tullio Levi-Civata; E. Orowan; C.W. Oseen; Mauro Piccone; William Prager; George Sachs; F.R. Shanley; G.I. Taylor; Henri Villat; Enrico Volterra; Karl Wieghardt; and Hans Ziegler. Also includes typescript of John von Neumann's 1949-50 papers, Recent theories in turbulence.
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21.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
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