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.
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.
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