Contents and Arrangement

Harold Kuhn *1950, Part I, 2011 June 8

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Kuhn discusses the G.I. Bill; researching with Professor Lefschetz; support from the Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation; publishing in the Quarterly Journal of the Office of Naval Research; the development of the linear programming and operations research and financial engineering programs; the relationship between Princeton and the Institute for Advanced Studies; the math department's shift from topology to analytic number theory and algebra; and Nash's Nobel Prize nomination and his close relationship with Nash. He mentions classmates David Gale, Serge Lang, and Gino Calabi; Professors Lefschetz, Bochner, Nash, and Alan Tucker; Economics Department Chairman Dick Quant; Fine Hall Secretary Agnes Henry; Mathematics Department Associate Hale Trotter; and faculty Chevalley and Wigner.


Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee's last name.

Collection History


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Processing Information

This finding aid was updated by Lynn Durgin in April 2016.

Access & Use

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Harold Kuhn *1950, Part I; Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records, AC259, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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