John F. Nash, Jr.

1 item

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

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Collection Creator: Princeton University. Graduate School. .

Dates: circa 1948-1950.

Dates: 1994, 2002.

Extent: 1 item

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Access to the records of living graduate alumni is restricted.


The file includes Nash's enrollment and grade cards, a photograph from the time of his application to the University, letters of recommendation, correspondence with University administrators, a portion of his dissertation titled Non-cooperative Games, and newspaper articles from the time that he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics (1994).


Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. (1928-2015) received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1950; his 27 page dissertation had a significant impact on the fields of mathematics and economics. In 1951 he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. His battle with schizophrenia began around 1958, and the struggle with this illness would continue for much of his life. Nash eventually returned to the community of Princeton. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.

Preferred Citation

John F. Nash, Jr.; circa 1948-1950 1994, 2002; Graduate Alumni Records, Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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