Finding Aid for the Theodore von Kármán Collection of Offprints and Reprints Biomed.0419

Von Kármán (Theodore) collection of offprints and reprints
Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 November 17.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Theodore von Kármán collection of offprints and reprints
Creator: Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
Source: Zephyr
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0419
Physical Description: 21.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1903-1963
Language of Material: Material is in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Chinese, and other languages.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6465492 

Scope and Contents

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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