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Guide to the Benjamin Abram Bernstein papers, 1901-1963
BANC MSS C-B 969  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Benjamin Abram Bernstein Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1963
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 969
    Creator: Bernstein, Benjamin Abram
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 3 cartons and 1 oversize folder
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts of articles, notes and related papers concerning his career as professor of mathematics, University of California, Berkeley.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benjamin Abram Bernstein, BANC MSS C-B 969, The Bancroft Library, Universtity of California, Berkeley

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The papers were given to the Bancroft Library by Bernstein's daughter, Mrs. Tybel Litwin, in March and April 1965. A few papers were transferred from the University Archives in February, 1965.


    Benjamin Abram Bernstein, mathematician, born in 1881 in Posvol, Lithuania, came to the United States as a child in 1891. He took his degree at Johns Hopkins and did his graduate work at the University of California in Berkeley. Teaching at the University of California since 1907, he specialized in postulate theory, Boolean algebra and the mathematics of logic, and published many articles in professional journals.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts of various articles, some papers relating to the teaching of courses, papers contributed by students, and copious mathematical notes.
    A key to arrangement follows, and a partial list of correspondents is appended.