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Dwork, Bernard M.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Bernard M. Dwork Papers
Manuscripts Division
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10 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): 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


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:

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 .

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder Inventory added by Jameson Creager '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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.

Credit this material:

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

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