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Collection Overview

Dwork, Bernard M.
Bernard M. Dwork Papers
Manuscripts Division
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10 boxes
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes 1-9; 4a


Consists of a chronological series of 101 mathematical notebooks (1958-1997) of Princeton mathematician Bernard M. Dwork.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a chronological series of 101 mathematical notebooks (1958-1997) of Dwork, labeled in Roman numerals I - C (XLVI has A and B); 27 additional mathematical notebooks and manuscripts (1950-1991, but mostly undated); correspondence A-W (1960-1992); and miscellaneous additional correspondence and subject files.


Roughly arranged in these groups: chronological notebooks (Boxes 1-3); miscellaneous notebooks (Box 4); alphabetical correspondence (Boxes 5-6); miscellaneous additional files (Boxes 6-9).

Collection Creator Biography:

Dwork, Bernard M.

Bernard M. Dwork (1923-1998) was an eminent mathematician who pioneered the application of p-adic analytic methods to the algebraic geometry of varieties over finite fields. He taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins before coming to Princeton in 1964. Because of his contributions to number theory, he was named Princeton's Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics in 1978.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. Shirley Dwork in 2005 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Bernard M. Dwork Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes 1-9; 4a