Contents and Arrangement

Series 3: Notebooks and Notes, 1924-1999

15 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists of Church's notes beginning with an undergraduate course at Princeton University in 1924 to his extensive research notes (many of which were removed from their original 3-ring binder notebooks), notes compiled by students from Church's course lectures at Princeton University and UCLA, and miscellaneous, loose notes, both dated and undated, through the years. The organization of this series follows and retains, wherever possible, Church's own subject filing system, including his original folder title and order. *Also includes loose notes removed from Church's books in his personal library.


This series is arranged into seven subseries: Princeton University Courses, Miscellaneous Notebooks, Notebooks, Differential Equations, Set Theory, UCLA Courses, and UCLA Courses and Miscellaneous Dated Notes.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sylvia Yu and Laura Hildago, Princeton Class of 2006 in 2004. Finding aid written by Sylvia Yu and Laura Hildago, Princeton Class of 2006 in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 3: Notebooks and Notes; Alonzo Church Papers, C0948, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 40-50; 82-85